Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

Producer, TV writer, English teacher
A former English teacher, Bloodworth-Thomason turned to TV scriptwriting in the early 1970s and gained a foothold in the industry creating episodes of "M*A*S*H" for producer Larry Gelbart. After marrying TV ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1947 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Producer (12)

Bridegroom 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Designing Women Reunion 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Emeril 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Designing Women 1986 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Evening Shade 1986 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Hearts Afire 1986 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Women of the House 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Designing Women Special: Their Finest Hour 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

London and Davis in New York 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Producer

Dribble 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Producer

Filthy Rich (TV Show)

Producer

Lime Street (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (4)

A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

See How They Run 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Memories of M*A*S*H 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

Bridegroom 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Harlan & Merleen 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer

Over and Out 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Writer
Director (1)

Bridegroom 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A former English teacher, Bloodworth-Thomason turned to TV scriptwriting in the early 1970s and gained a foothold in the industry creating episodes of "M*A*S*H" for producer Larry Gelbart. After marrying TV producer-director Harry Thomason in 1983, she co-founded Mozark Productions, which first struck paydirt three years later with "Designing Women". These two Arkansas transplants followed up their saga of a decoratrix dynasty with the small town antics of "Evening Shade" in 1990 and "Hearts Afire" in 1992. The latter series, set in Washington, DC, mildly echoed the Thomasons' involvement with politics; they received their greatest exposure to date with their efforts in the 1992 presidential campaign of their close friend and fellow Arkansas traveller, Bill Clinton.

Relationships

Harry Thomason Director

Husband
Met in 1979 married in 1983 partners in Mozark Productions

Milestones

2001

Executive produced and wrote pilot for the NBC fall sitcom "Emeril"

1993

Co-produced the five-day inaugural gala for then President-elect William "Bill" Clinton

1992

Produced "The Man from Hope," the filmed tribute to Democratic presidential candidate, Bill Clinton, shown at the 1992 Democratic Convention

1992

Appeared in the TV documentary, "See How They Run", a look at how the media plays a role in the political campaigning process

1991

Appeared in the compilation, "Memories of M*A*S*H"

1991

Signed a five series commitment with CBS

1986

Created, co-executive produced and wrote for the CBS sitcom, "Designing Women"

1985

Co-executive produced and wrote for the ABC adventure drama, "Lime Street"

1983

Formed Mozark Productions (a.k.a. Bloodworth/Thomason Mozark Productions) with husband Harry Thomason

1980

Met future husband, producer Harry Thomason

1977

Signed an independent production deal with Columbia Pictures Television

Co-executive produced the sitcom, "Hearts Afire", the first under Mozark's contract with CBS

Took to free-lance TV scripting in the early 1970s

Mozark Productions separated from Columbia in the late 1980s

Created and co-executive produced the CBS sitcom, "Evening Shade"

Wrote episodes of the long-running TV comedy-drama "M*A*S*H" for producer Larry Gelbart

Worked as an English teacher in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles

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