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Born: January 7, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor

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This blonde actress made a splash with her first screen role as the photo-journalist who does a story on "'Crocodile' Dundee" (1986) and then falls in love with him. In a case of life imitating art, Linda Kozlowski married her leading man Paul Hogan in 1990 after appearing in the sequel "'Crocodile' Dundee 2" (1988). She seemingly fell out off the radar screens in the late 1980s, however, only to reappear in the mid-90s.The Juilliard-trained, Connecticut-born actress began her career on the stage at the New York Shakespeare Festival. In 1985, Kozlowski was selected to appear in the small role of Miss Forsyth in the revival of Arthur Miller's classic "Death of a Salesman", starring Dustin Hoffman, a role she reprised in the TV production. Nevertheless, she was a virtual unknown when she landed the role of Sue Charlton in "'Crocodile' Dundee". Despite the film's box office success and a Golden Globe nomination, Kozlowski did not have Hollywood contracts thrown at her, perhaps because the success of the film was almost entirely heaped on Hogan. Her next effort, "Pass the Ammo" (1987), had her playing Bill Paxton's girlfriend as they try to steal back money televangelists conned out of her grandmother....

This blonde actress made a splash with her first screen role as the photo-journalist who does a story on "'Crocodile' Dundee" (1986) and then falls in love with him. In a case of life imitating art, Linda Kozlowski married her leading man Paul Hogan in 1990 after appearing in the sequel "'Crocodile' Dundee 2" (1988). She seemingly fell out off the radar screens in the late 1980s, however, only to reappear in the mid-90s.

The Juilliard-trained, Connecticut-born actress began her career on the stage at the New York Shakespeare Festival. In 1985, Kozlowski was selected to appear in the small role of Miss Forsyth in the revival of Arthur Miller's classic "Death of a Salesman", starring Dustin Hoffman, a role she reprised in the TV production. Nevertheless, she was a virtual unknown when she landed the role of Sue Charlton in "'Crocodile' Dundee". Despite the film's box office success and a Golden Globe nomination, Kozlowski did not have Hollywood contracts thrown at her, perhaps because the success of the film was almost entirely heaped on Hogan. Her next effort, "Pass the Ammo" (1987), had her playing Bill Paxton's girlfriend as they try to steal back money televangelists conned out of her grandmother. After the inevitable "'Crocodile' Dundee 2" and the NBC miniseries "Favorite Son" (1988), she was again teamed with Hogan in the less than stellar "Almost and Angel" (1990). It was three years before she graced the screen in the modest "The Neighbor" (1993), in which she thinks Rod Steiger wants to kill her unborn baby. The following year, Kozlowski appeared in "Backstreet Justice" with Hector Elizondo and then traveled to Sweden to appear in "Zorn", which was never distributed in the USA. She next was seen in the john Carpenter's well-packaged remake of "Village of the Damned" (1995). After time off for motherhood, Kozlowski returned to the screen opposite her husband in the belated, third installment in the series "'Crocodile' Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) Sue Charleton
2.
 Village of the Damned (1995) Jill Mcgowan
3.
 Zorn (1994) Emelie Bartless
4.
 Backstreet Justice (1994) Keri Finnegan
5.
 Neighbor, The (1993) Mary Westhill
6.
 Almost An Angel (1990) Rose Garner
7.
 Crocodile Dundee II (1988) Sue Charlton
8.
 Pass The Ammo (1988) Claire
9.
 Crocodile Dundee (1986) Sue Charlton
10.
 Death Of A Salesman (1985) Miss Forsythe
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1981:
Made New York stage debut at Public Theatre in "How It All Began"
1985:
Had early TV role reprising her stage role as Miss Forsythe in "Death of a Salesman" (CBS)
1986:
Film debut as leading lady of "'Crocodile' Dundee"
1988:
Reprised role in the sequel "'Crocodile' Dundee 2"
1988:
Appeared in the NBC miniseries "Favorite Son"
1994:
Co-starred in Swedish film "Zorn"
1995:
Had featured role in John Carpenter's remake "Village of the Damned"
1996:
Made busted CBS pilot "Shaughnessy"
2001:
Returned to features as co-star of the third installmentin the series "'Crocodile' Dundee in Los Angeles"
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Education

The Juilliard School: New York , New York - 1981

Notes

Sources variously list Ms. Kozlowski's birth year as 1956, 1957 and 1958.

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husband:
Paul Hogan. Actor, director. Born on October 8, 1939; met during the filming of "'Crocodile' Dundee" (1986); married on May 5, 1990.

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son:
Chance Hogan. Born in summer 1998.

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