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A native of Berlin, Maryland, Linda Harrison was Miss Berlin at 16, then a model in New York`s Garment Center. Homesickness brought her back to Maryland, where she entered and won the state beauty pageant. During the finals in the Miss International contest (held in Long Beach, California), she was "spotted" by talent scout Mike Medavoy and presented at 20th Century-Fox. Throughout her acting years at Fox, and amidst movie roles in Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) and others, she dated studio boss Richard D. Zanuck and married him in 1968. They were divorced in 1978, but she`s appeared in three of his movies since then.
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Linda Melson Harrison (born 26 July 1945) is an American actress, producer, and director, internationally renowned for her role as Nova, Charlton Heston's mute mate in the classic 1968 science fiction film Planet of the Apes and the first sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes; she also had a cameo in Tim Burton's 2001 remake of the original. She was the second wife of legendary film producer Richard D. Zanuck (Jaws, Cocoon, Driving Miss Daisy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory); her youngest son is producer Dean Zanuck (Road to Perdition, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
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According to our records Linda Harrison is currently single.
She previously dated James Brolin from 1965 to 1966.
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