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August 7, 2022

35 Fabulous Photos of Linda Harrison in the 1960s and ’70s

Born 1945 in Berlin, Maryland, American actress, director and producer Linda Harrison is internationally known for her role as Nova, Charlton Heston’s mute mate in the science fiction film classic Planet of the Apes (1968) and the first sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes; she also had a cameo in Tim Burton’s 2001 remake of the original.

Harrison was a regular cast member of the 1969–70 NBC television series Bracken’s World. She was the second wife of 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).

In 2008, the 40th anniversary of the release of Planet of the Apes, Harrison traveled to Catalonia, Spain, where on October 11, she was awarded the Maria Honorifica at the Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya in recognition of her career.

Take a look at these fabulous photos to see the beauty of young Linda Harrison in the 1960s and 1970s.


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