Linda Harrison

Linda Harrison

About Linda Harrison

Linda Harrison is an American actress best known for her role as 'Nova', Charlton Heston's mute mate in the first two films of the Planet of the Apes franchise. Linda Melson Harrison was born July 24, 1945, in Berlin, Maryland, the third of five daughters of Isaac Burbage Harrison (1907-1989), a nurseryman, and his wife Ida Virginia Melson (1914-2010), a beautician. Of Anglo-Irish extraction, the Harrison family were long-established residents of the area; her mother's family appear to have emigrated from Yorkshire to Virginia in the mid-17th century, and her paternal grandfather and his older brother, Senator Orlando Harrison, Mayor of Berlin 1900-1910 and 1916-1918, established the family's orchards, which once employed from two hundred to five hundred workers.

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