Director Linda Day dies at 71

Pioneer helmed more than 350 episodes of TV

TV director Linda Day, who paved the way for women in TV, helming episodes of shows including “Dallas” and “Archie Bunker’s Place,” died of cancer Oct. 23 in Georgetown, Texas. She was 71.

Born in Los Angeles, Day started as a script supervisor on shows such as “Soap.”

Over the course of her career, she directed more than 350 episodes for shows including “Married with Children,” “The Nanny,” “Kate & Allie,” “Mad About You,” “Who’s the Boss?” and “Clueless.”

Day was Emmy nommed for “Archie Bunker’s Place” and received a Humanitas Award. She was also recently honored by the Directors Guild of America for paving the way for women in television.

In 2002, Day rekindled contact with her high school sweetheart, L. Steve Varnum, whom she married nearly 50 years after their original romance.

She is survived by her husband, a daughter and a sister.

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