Edie Landau, ‘Hopscotch’ and ‘The Deadly Game’ Producer, Dies at 95

Edie Landau, ‘Hopscotch’ and ‘The Deadly Game’ Producer, Dies at 95

Edythe Landau, a film producer, is known for her Oscar-nominated films. Long Day’s Journey into Night, Hopscotch And The Deadly GameShe has passed away. She was 95.

The Hollywood Reporter She died peacefully of natural causes on Dec. 24, according to her family.

Landau was a pioneer in the industry for women from the beginning. After graduating from Wilkes College she began her career at National Telefilm Associates in New York City. Ely Landau, whom she later married, founded the company.

Landau was eventually promoted to executive vice president of the company. She oversaw original programming. The Play of the Week,The Mike Wallace Show,The David Susskind Show AndOpen End.

Later, the National Telefilm Associates expanded to motion pictures and television and eventually began to produce. Long Day’s Journey into Night Oscar-nominated films The Pawnbroker And King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery To Memphis. This film was also added in 1999 to the National Film Registry.

Landau founded The American Film Theatre in 1973. She took many plays to the big screen after that. A Delicate Balance, The Iceman Cometh, The Homecoming Oscar-nominated The Man in the Glass Booth. She also produced several films during the 1970s, including Hopscotch, The Chosen And The Holcroft Covenant.

Landau was a pioneer in the field of producing for women, and she added cable television productions as another credit. Separate tables, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Halpern And The Christmas Wife.

She held many other roles throughout her career, including equal rights advocate, when she helped to change restrictions that prevented women from boarding all-male passenger aircrafts in 1958. After decades of making films and television, she attended the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, where she became a member of California’s State Bar in 1982. She later published several poems.

Her son, Jon LandauShe was a model for her and she went on to produce Oscar-winning movies, includingTitanic And Avatar. On Tuesday, he posted a tribute to his mother on Instagram. We will always remember you.

Landau is survived her children Tina, Tina, and Kathy, as well as her stepson Les and their families.

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