Linda Otto

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Linda Otto
Born (1940-04-04)April 4, 1940
Died June 27, 2004(2004-06-27) (aged 64)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Director, producer, casting director
Spouse(s) Alan Landsburg

Linda Otto (April 4, 1940 – June 27, 2004) was a producer and casting director as well as a director. She was active from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Linda Otto was born on April 4, 1940.[1][2]

Career[edit]

As a casting director her early work included House Of Dark Shadows in 1970 and Night of Dark Shadows in 1971.[1][2] Later, her casting credits included shows, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Charlie's Angels etc.[1][2]

In the late 1970s, she worked for her husband's company she was a producer and director.[3] As a producer some of her work included Torn Between Two Lovers in 1979, the TV movie, A Long Way Home in 1981, The Jayne Mansfield Story in 1980. She produced multiple features throughout the 1980s. In 1990, she had a part in the made-for-television movie Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501, where she played the part of Harriet.[4] Her final production work was The Lottery, Country Justice in 1997 and finally the documentary Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen in 2001.[5]

Shortly before her death, she produced a documentary called Destined to Live, drawing upon the experiences of cancer survivors and her own.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She married Alan Landsburg in 1976.[6] They resided in Beverly Hills, California.[6]

Later years[edit]

She died in Los Angeles on June 27, 2004, aged 64.[3] She was survived by her husband, two daughters and a son.[7]

Director[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Unspeakable Acts -(TV) – 1990
  • A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (TV) – 1993
  • Not in My Family (TV) – 1993
  • Gregory K (TV) – 1993

Documentary[edit]

America Undercover (TV series documentary) – 1992[1]

Producer[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Country Justice (TV) – 1997
  • 1996 The Lottery (TV) – 1996
  • Gregory K (TV) – 1993
  • In Defense of a Married Man (TV) – 1990
  • The Ryan White Story (TV) – 1989
  • Strange Voices (TV) – 1987
  • The George McKenna Story (TV) – 1986
  • Adam: His Song Continues (TV) – 1986
  • Bill: On His Own (TV) 1983
  • Adam (TV) – 1983
  • A Long Way Home (TV) – 1981
  • The Jayne Mansfield Story (TV) – 1980
  • Marathon (TV) – 1980
  • Torn Between Two Lovers (TV) – 1979[1]

Documentary[edit]

  • Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen (TV)- 2001

Executive producer[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • If Someone Had Known (TV) – 1995
  • A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (TV) – 1992
  • Unspeakable Acts (TV) – 1992[1]

Associate producer[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • A Place at the Table (TV) – 1988[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Imdb: Linda Otto
  2. ^ a b c Yahoo! TV
  3. ^ a b c Linda Otto Landsburg Casting director, doc producer/director, Variety
  4. ^ Imdb: Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501
  5. ^ Imdb Linda Otto, Producer
  6. ^ a b John L. Seitz, 'Famed Emmy-Winning Producer, Thoroughbred Racing Executive Alan Landsburh Dies At Age 81', The Beverly Hills Courier, August 22, 2014 Volume XXXXVIIII, Number 34, p. 2 [1]
  7. ^ Academy of Television , Arts & Sciences News, Linda Otto Landsburg, 64