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TV and Film Producer Edie Landau Passes Away at 95 in Century City Home

Hollywood trailblazer passes away of natural causes December 24 

Oscar-nominated produce and entertainment industry trailblazer Edyth “Edie” Landau passed away recently in her Century City home at the age of 95. 

Landau, the former executive vice president of National Telefilm Association, died of natural causes on December 24. 

Landau began her career in New York City, working first at National Telefilm Associates before launching The American Film Theatre with her future husband Ely Landau. 

Over the course of a long career, Landau produced Oscar-nominated movies “The Deadly Game”, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and “Hopscotch.” Her television production credits include “The Mike Wallace Interview,” “Open End,” “The David Susskind Show” and “Play of the Week.” 

Landau went on to become an equal rights advocate. She attended the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, becoming a part of the State Bar of California in 1982. 

Later in life, Landau wrote multiple poetry books. Titles include “Smiles for Seniors,” “Life in Two Lines” and “Life in the Coronavirus Era: Poems to Help Seniors Smile.” 

Her son Jon Landau – the Oscar-winning producer of “Titanic” and “Avatar – took to social media to post pay tribute to his mother. 

“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 wrote on Instagram.

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