Film producer Edythe “Edie” Landau, known for her Oscar nomination Day and Night Journey, hop and Deadly Game, has died. She is 95 years old.
hollywood reporter learned that she had died “peacefully” of natural causes at her home in Century City on December 24.
From the beginning, Landau has been a pioneer for women in the industry. After graduating from Wilkes College, she began her career in New York City at National Telefilm Associates. The company was founded by Ely Landau, whom she later married.
Eventually, Landau became the company’s executive vice president, where she oversaw the original program, which included Drama of the week, The Mike Wallace Show, David Susskind Program and Open end.
National Telefilm Associates later expanded into television and film and continued to produce Day and Night Journey and Oscar-nominated films pawn broker and King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis. The second film was also added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
When Landau debuted The American Film Theater in 1973, she brought several plays to the big screen, including A delicate balance, Iceman arrives, homecoming and was nominated for an Oscar The man in the glass booth. She also produced several films in the 70s, including hop, chosen one and Holcroft Covenant.
As Landau continued to pave the way for women interested in producing, she added cable productions to her credit list with private table, Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson and Christmas Wife.
Throughout her career, she has taken on a number of other roles, including as an equal rights advocate when she helped change restrictions that prevent women from boarding all-male passenger planes in 2016. 1958. Then, after decades of film and television production, she entered the College of West Los Angeles Law School and became a member of the State Bar of California in 1982. She later published a number of articles as well. poem.
Her son, Jon Landau, followed in her footsteps and went on to produce Oscar-winning films, including Titanic and Avatar. He took to Instagram on Tuesday to pay tribute to his mother, saying: “Edie, thank you for everything you have taught me, thank you for the living example you have always been and appreciate. Thank you for all the love you have given me. You will be in our hearts forever.”
Landau is survived by her children Jon, Tina and Kathy, her stepchild Les, and their family.