Linda Salzman Sagan

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Linda Salzman (born July 16, 1940) is an American artist and writer, who created the artwork for the plaque on the Pioneer spacecraft[1] and coproduced the Voyager Golden Record.[2]

She co-authored the book Murmurs of Earth with her husband, astronomer Carl Sagan, whom she married on April 6, 1968; the marriage lasted until their divorce in 1981.[3] She also directed plays for the Central Casting Theater in Ithaca, New York,[citation needed] and wrote episodes of television shows such as Knots Landing and General Hospital.[4]

Salzman is the mother of author and screenwriter Nick Sagan.[2]

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  1. ^ a newspaper article written in The Spokesman Review published : Feb 24, 1972 retrieved 18:50, 8th of July 2010
  2. ^ a b from an critical essay- Moss, Alexandra (author), published : November 1, 2003 located within Questia Online retrieved 18:52, 8th of July 2010
  3. ^ Head, Tom (ed.) Conversations with Carl Sagan, pp. xxii, xiv (University Press of Mississippi 2006) (ISBN 978-1578067367)
  4. ^ "Linda Salzman". IMDb. Retrieved December 23, 2019.