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November 20, 2009

Director Linda Day Passes

Prolific helmer known for her comedy work directed episodes of more than 50 series.

Linda Day, a prolific television director in the 1980s, died October 23, 2009, in Georgetown, Texas, due to complications of leukemia and breast cancer. She was 71.

Day, who specialized in comedies, directed many popular series, including Married..With Children, Kate & Allie, Mad About You, Who’s the Boss?, Baby Talk, Gimme a Break!, Clueless and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Day worked on more than 350 episodes and 50 series. In 1981, she earned an Emmy nomination for an episode of Archie Bunker’s Place.

In addition to her Emmy nomination, Day received a Humanitas prize and was honored by the Directors Guild of America for paving the way for women in television.

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

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