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Name  Linda Gottlieb
Role  Television producer
Ex-spouse  Paul Gottlieb

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Movies  Dirty Dancing, Summer of My German Soldier, Limbo
Children  Andrew Gottlieb, Nicholas Gottlieb
Books  Painting the Impressionist Watercolor, Limbo
Education  Columbia University, Wellesley College
Awards  Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
Similar People  Emile Ardolino, Eleanor Bergstein, Frank Pierson, Michael Malone, Paul Gottlieb

Linda Gottlieb is an American television writer and film producer.


Early life and education

Born in New Jersey, Gottlieb graduated from Wellesley College in 1960 and received an M.A. from the Russian Institute of Columbia University in 1961.

Production credits

Examples of projects she has worked on include:


  • Limbo (1972), film starring Kate Jackson
  • The Immigrant Experience: The Long Long Journey (1972)
  • The Fur Coat Club (1973), film short
  • Summer of My German Soldier (1978), made-for-TV movie
  • The Mating Season (1980)
  • We're Fighting Back (1981), TV movie
  • The Electric Grandmother (January 17, 1982), a television movie that originally aired on NBC as a 60-minute "Peacock Project" special
  • Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • Citizen Cohn (1992) cable TV film
  • The Gentleman Bandit (2002)
  • Soldier's Girl (2003)
  • Television episodes, series, and specials

  • 13 Bourbon Street (1997), TV pilot
  • ABC Afterschool Specials
  • ABC Weekend Specials
  • NBC Special Treat
  • One Life to Live (Executive Producer: 1991-1994); replaced Paul Rauch; hired Michael Malone and Josh Griffith. Entertainment Weekly wrote: "OLTL (circa late 1991–1994) was airing some of the most literate drama ever to hit daytime—too good to be called 'soap opera.'"
  • SoapLine, a TV series characterized as "a joint production of ABC News and ABC Daytime to bring viewers storyline updates, special features and interviews during breaks in live, pre-emptive coverage of the O. J. Simpson trial"
  • Teaching

    She is an Adjunct Professor (Master Class in Screenwriting: One on One with a Producer) at Tisch School of the Arts.


    Gottlieb has worked with Chris Columbus, John Guare,John Hershfield, Len Jenkins, Marsha Norman, and Frank Pierson.

    Awards and nominations

    Gottlieb has been nominated for 5 Daytime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Children's Anthology/Dramatic Programming (1980), and Outstanding Children's Entertainment Special (1977 & 1979), for three Emmy Awards (1979, 1982 & 1993), and for an Independent Spirit Award (1988) and a Peabody Award.


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