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Linda Manz (1961–2020), “Days of Heaven” star

by Kirk Fox

Linda Manz was an actor who starred in the Terrence Malick movie “Days of Heaven” and Dennis Hopper’s film “Out of the Blue.” 

  • Died: Friday, August 14. (Who else died on August 14?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 58 from lung cancer. 
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Acting Career 

Linda Manz was only 15 when she starred in the Terrence Malick film “Days of Heaven,” released in 1978. Manz was the narrator for the movie and played the younger sister of Richard Gere’s character. In Dennis Hopper’s film “Out of the Blue,” Manz starred as a rebel teen who likes punk music and Elvis Presley. She had smaller roles in films including “The Wanderers” during the 1990s and then retired from acting.  

How she became a teen actor 

My mother “had an idea of me being in movies, I never had an idea of being in movies.” —She told the Village Voice in 2011


What they said about her

Full Obituary: Variety

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