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Linda Bruckheimer

Linda Sue Bruckheimer (née Cobb; born July 9, 1945)[1] is an American editor, novelist and philanthropist. She is the author of two best-selling novels. She has restored many buildings in Bloomfield, Kentucky.

Linda Bruckheimer
Born Linda Sue Cobb
(1945-07-09) July 9, 1945 (age 72)
Victoria County, Texas, US[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Editor, novelist, philanthropist
Spouse(s) Jerry Bruckheimer

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Early lifeEdit

Linda Sue Bruckheimer was born as Linda Sue Cobb in Victoria County, Texas and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky.[2][3][4] She moved to California with her family as a teenager.[3]

CareerEdit

Bruckheimer worked as the West Coast editor of Mirabella from 1989 to 1995.[2][3][5] She then worked as a writer and producer for animations for PBS.[3][5]

Bruckheimer has written two best-selling semi-autobiographical novels about the American South.[3][4] Her first novel, Dreaming Southern, published in 1999, talks about a family who leaves Kentucky to go West.[3][6] Her second novel, The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way, published in 2005, is about the family's return to Kentucky to celebrate a matriarch's seventy-fifth birthday.[3][7]

PhilanthropyEdit

Bruckheimer has served on the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[3] She has restored many buildings in Bloomfield, Kentucky.[2][3] In 1998, she and her husband were grand marshals of the Bloomfield Tobacco Festival parade.[2]

Bruckheimer co-curated a fundraising gala for the Los Angeles Conservancy, a historic preservation organization, at the Beverly Hills estate of Liliore Green, Burton E. Green's daughter, on October 22, 2016.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Bruckheimer is married to Jerry Bruckheimer, a television and film producer.[2][3][4] They reside in Los Angeles, California.[4][5]

BibliographyEdit

  • Dreaming Southern (Penguin, 1999).
  • The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way (Penguin, 2005).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997
  2. ^ a b c d e Thomas S. Watson, 'Wife of blockbusting producer restores town', Daily News, October 11, 1998 [1]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Jan Lindstrom Valerio, Belle of bluegrass country, Variety, July 9, 2006
  4. ^ a b c d "The Linda Bruckheimer Collection". Nettie Jarvis Antiques. 
  5. ^ a b c Penguin: Linda Bruckheimer
  6. ^ Linda Bruckheimer. "Dreaming Southern by Linda Bruckheimer". Penguin Books USA. 
  7. ^ Linda Bruckheimer. "The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way by Linda Bruckheimer". Penguin Books USA. 
  8. ^ "Glamour in the Hills: An Evening at the Historic Liliore Green-Rains Estate". Los Angeles Conservancy. Retrieved October 19, 2016.