Dan Lindquist, president and owner of Tamarand Films, died Jan. 28 of complications from pneumonia at St. John’s Hospital in Burbank. He was 65.
Lindquist began his career by working summers as a page at NBC while attending Occidental College and after graduating in 1951 took a full-time job at KTLA in Los Angeles.
He joined KCOP-TV, Los Angeles, as a stage manager in 1953 and was promoted through the ranks to full director/producer. He left the independent TV station in 1958 and joined Guild, Bascom & Bonfigli Advertising, where he served as executive producer and head of TV broadcasting.
Leaving the ad agency in 1975, he formed Avery/Lindquist Prods. in partnership with Sid Avery, a well-known still photographer, and also founded Tamarand Films, his own production company.
At Tamarand he produced television commercials and music videos for such artists as Glenn Campbell and Hank Williams Jr. He was working at Tamarand Films at the time of his death.
Lindquist is survived by two daughters, Taryn Lindquist and Tracey Lindquist-Pomo; son, David Lindquist; parents, Carl and Mary Jane Lindquist; sister, Laura Joan Elrod; and granddaughter, Brianna Pomo.
A memorial service will held tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at the Old North Church, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills.