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Where Are They Now - Friday, July 28, 2017

Hello fans,

I went to see 'War for the Planet of the Apes' the other night. It was a great movie. I really enjoyed it.

During the movie the introduced the character of Nova. I don't know if it was 'the' Nova. I believe it was just 'a' Nova.

For those in the know know that the only Nova is actress Linda Harrison.

Linda Harrison played Nova is two if the original 'Planet of the Apes' films and has had a very interesting life and career.

Let's see what Linda Harrison has been doing these days.

Take care,

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Michael Biehn: Most famous for his role as Kyle Reese in the movie "The Terminator", he's also appeared in "Aliens, "The Rock", "The Abyss", and other movies

McLean Stevenson: He played Lt. Col Henry Blake in the TV series "M*A*S*H" and starred in the series "Hello, Larry"

Danny Kaye: Starred in the movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and the TV show "The Danny Kaye Show", worked for UNICEF after retiring from show business

(Answer at the bottom)

Linda Harrison

Learn More About Linda Harrison on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: 26 July 1945, Berlin, Maryland, USA

BIRTH NAME: Linda Melson Harrison

CLAIM TO FAME: Linda Harrison is an actress, best known for 'Planet of the Apes' and 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes'.

FAMILY LIFE: She had been married to Richard D. Zanuck from October 26, 1969 to January 23, 1978. They had two children together.

INFO: Linda Melson Harrison was born in Berlin, Maryland.

Harrison won the "Miss Delmarva" beauty contest.

Harrison scored some success as a model.

She entered the 1964 Miss Delmarva beauty pageant as Miss Berlin, and won.

Harrison followed her 1964 win by entering the Miss Maryland beauty pageant, a preliminary event to the Miss American pageant, itself the final preliminary event to the Miss International contest, and won the contest over nineteen other girls.

Then it was Miss American contest. But she was first-runner up and was "devastated", and so deeply disappointed over losing that she wept backstage.

In 1965, Harrison met Richard D. Zanuck at the premiere of 'The Agony and the Ecstasy' and they were immediately "smitten" and fell "madly in love".

During their first 60-days that she started dating Richard, Harrison signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox.

She always wanted to become an actress and perform.

TRIVIA: Second wife of Richard D. Zanuck.

Mother, with Richard D. Zanuck, of sons Harrison Zanuck and Dean Zanuck.

She was to be the sheriff's (Roy Scheider) wife in Jaws (1975), which her husband Richard D. Zanuck was producing. However, Universal chief Sid Sheinberg wanted his own wife, Lorraine Gary, to have the part. Since Sheinberg was Zanuck's boss, Gary got it.

As of August 2009, her primary residence--since the late 1970s--has been on the Eastern Shore of her home state of Maryland.

Along with Charlton Heston, she is one of only two actors to appear in both Planet of the Apes (1968) and Planet of the Apes (2001).

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Harrison became an institution at Planet of the Apes cons. Back in 2013, Harrison began filming Midnight Massacre, on which she served as executive producer and co-directed. The post-apocalyptic thriller, set in the near future, is loosely based on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and was finally released in 2016.


2016 Midnight Massacre...Quinia Brutus

2001 Planet of the Apes...Woman In Cart

1995 Wild Bill...Madam

1988 Cocoon: The Return...Susan

1985 Cocoon...Susan

1975-1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)...Jan Redbow / Dori Calder
- The Damocles Gun (1977) ... Jan Redbow (as Augusta Summerland)
- The Alpha-Bravo War (1975) ... Dori Calder (as Augusta Summerland)

1976 Switch (TV Series)...Jill Martin
- Death Squad (as Augusta Summerland)

1974 Airport 1975...Winnie (as Augusta Summerland)

1969-1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)...Paulette Douglas

1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes...Nova

1968 Planet of the Apes...Nova

1967 Wonder Woman: Who's Afraid of Diana Prince? (TV Short)...Wonder Woman's Reflection (uncredited)

1967 A Guide for the Married Man...Miss Stardust

1966 Way... Way Out...Peggy

1966 The Fat Spy...Treasure Hunter

1966 Batman (TV Series)...Cheerleader II
- He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul
- The Joker Goes to School (1966) (uncredited)

To see Then & Now pictures of Linda Harrisom, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Michael Biehn - ALIVE
Born: 07/31/1956

McLean Stevenson - DEAD (Heart attack)
Born: 11/14/1927 Died: 02/15/1996

Danny Kaye - DEAD (Hepatitis)
Born: 01/18/1913 Died: 03/03/1987



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József Szendi, 95, Hungarian Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Veszprém (1983-1997).

Margo Chase, 59, American graphic designer, plane crash.
Bernard Consten (fr), 85, French car racer.
Polo Hofer, 72, Swiss musician.
Komanduri Krishnamachari, 81, Indian violinist.
Shivajirao Girdhar Patil, 92, Indian politician, Padma Bhushan (2013).
Clarence Matthews, 111, American supercentenarian, oldest living man in the US.
Ernst Ottensamer, 62, Austrian clarinetist, heart attack.
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Kostiantyn Sytnyk, 91, Ukrainian botanist and politician, Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR (1980-1985).
Artyom Tarasov, 67, Russian businessman and activist, first millionaire of the USSR.
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Peter Doohan, 56, Australian tennis player, motor neurone disease.
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