Filmmaker Edythe “Eddie” Landau, best known for her Oscar nomination A long day’s journey at night, Hopscotch And Deadly Game, passed away. She is 95 years old.
The Hollywood Reporter It is learned that he died “peacefully” at his home on December 24. Her cause of death has not been released at this stage.
From the beginning, Landau was a pioneer for women in the industry. After graduating from Wilkes College, he began his career at National Telefilm Associates in New York City. The company was founded by Eli Landau, who he later married.
Eventually, Landau became the company’s executive vice president, where he oversaw original programming Game of the week, The Mike Wallace Show, The David Susskind Show And Open end.
National Telefilm Associates later expanded into television and motion pictures and into production A long day’s journey at night and Oscar-nominated films The Pawn Broker And King: A Field Record…Montgomery to Memphis. The latter film was added to the National Film Registry in 1999.
When Landau launched The American Film Theater in 1973, he took several plays to the big screen. A delicate balance, The Iceman Comet, Homecoming and Oscar-nominated The Man in the Glass Booth. He produced several films in the 70s including Hopscotch, choice And Holcroft Agreement.
As Landau continued to lead the way for women interested in production, she added cable television productions to her list of credits. separate tables, Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson And The Christmas Wife.
Throughout her career, she took on several other roles as an equal rights advocate, including in 1958 when she helped change restrictions that prevented all-male passengers from boarding airplanes. Then, after decades of producing movies and TV, he went to university. West Los Angeles School of Law and became a member of the State Bar of California in 1982. Later he published several poems.
Her son, Jon Landau, followed in her footsteps, going on to produce Oscar-winning films. Titanic And Avatar. He took to Instagram on Tuesday to pay tribute to his mother, writing, “Edie, thank you for everything you’ve taught me, thank you for the role model you’ve always been and thank you for all the love you’ve showered on me. You will forever be in our hearts. ”
Landau is survived by her children John, Tina and Kathy, her stepson Les and their families.