Linda Lee Sylvander, referred to as Linda Haynes throughout her appearing profession within the 70s and early 80s, together with roles in Rolling Thunder and Brubaker, has died. She was 75.
The actress died “peacefully, along with her household by her aspect” on July 17 in Summerville, South Carolina, based on her obituary. No reason for demise was given by her household.
“As an solely youngster, I’ve dreaded these instances my whole life,” her son Greg Sylvander wrote on Fb Friday. “I discover peace within the understanding that my mom was at peace and had probably the most lovely life these last years collectively along with her grandchildren, Courtney Sylvander and I. We’re going to miss my mother immensely.”
Born on Nov. 4, 1947, in Miami, Florida, Haynes made her appearing debut as Dr. Anne Barton in 1969’s Latitude Zero. However her most notable roles had been as Linda Forchet in 1977’s psychological thriller Rolling Thunder, reverse William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones, in addition to Carol in 1980’s Brubaker, which additionally starred Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman.
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has additionally beforehand praised her efficiency within the John Flynn-directed movie. “The efficiency of the movie for me is Linda Haynes as Linda Forchet,” he stated. “Linda Forchet is my favourite feminine character in a Paul Schrader film. … She has that look that Ava Gardner obtained, you realize blousey, nevertheless it took Ava years to do it, and Linda Haynes simply did it naturally. And I imply that in a great way.”
Throughout her time within the trade, she additionally starred in Human Experiments, The Drowning Pool, The Nickel Experience and Coffy, and made appearances in a handful of TV exhibits, together with This Is the Life, My Three Sons and Room 222.
Haynes remained a lifelong member of the Actor’s Studio, however she ultimately stepped away from appearing within the early 80s and went on to work as a authorized secretary. Then in 2019, she moved to South Carolina to dwell along with her son and household. She usually described the years that adopted as “the place I do know I belong, actually residence”.
She is survived by her son, Gregory, her daughter-in-law, Courtney Lynn Sylvander, and her grandchildren, James Riley Sylvander and Amelia Grace Sylvander.