TV director Linda Day dies

Numerous credits include 'Mad About You,' 'Kate & Allie'

Linda Day, one of the few female TV directors to find steady work in Hollywood in the 1980s, died Oct. 23 in Georgetown, Texas, after a battle with leukemia and breast cancer. She was 71.

Day specialized in sitcoms, worked on shows including "Married ... With Children" (for which she did the pilot and continued for more than two years), "Archie Bunker's Place" (for which she received an Emmy nomination), "Kate & Allie," "Mad About You," "Who's the Boss?" "Baby Talk," "Gimme a Break!" "Clueless," and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."

The native of Los Angeles worked on more than 350 episodes and 50 series.

In addition to her Emmy nom, Day received a Humanitas prize and was honored by the DGA for paving the way for women in television.

Day is survived by her husband, L. Steve Varnum; her daughter, Heidi Gutman of New York; and her sister, Nancy Riley of Oceanside, Calif.