Edie Landau, TV and Film Producer, Dies at 95

Edie Landau, TV and Film Producer, Dies at 95
Movie clapper and film reel in a stock photo. (Fer Gregory/Shutterstock)

LOS ANGELES—Edyth “Edie” Landau, the Oscar-nominated producer and executive vice president of National Telefilm Associates, has died at 95.

The longtime entertainment producer died of natural causes on Saturday in her home in Century City, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

After studying at Wilkes College, Landau began her career in the entertainment industry. She moved to New York City, worked at National Telefilm Associates and launched The American Film Theatre. The company was founded by Ely Landau, who she later married.

She went on to produce Oscar-nominated films “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” “Hopscotch,” and “The Deadly Game”—and television shows “The David Susskind Show,” “The Play of the Week,” “The Mike Wallace Interview,” and “Open End.”

Landau also started a Beverly Hills-based agency called Nannies Unlimited to help parents and guardians with childcare services.

Her son, an Oscar-winning producer of “Titanic” and “Avatar,” Jon Landau, posted a photo of the two on Instagram from his childhood Tuesday, with the caption:

“95+ incredible years. The top picture is me and my mom from when I was one year old, the bottom picture is from one week before her passing. Edie, thank you for all you taught me, thank you for the life example you always were, and thank you for all the love you bestowed on me. You will be in our hearts forever,” he said.

Landau is survived by her three children.

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