Anita Addison
Anita Addison
Personal details
Profession Motion picture director and producer
Years active 1976 to 2004
IMDb 0011697
Role Director
Season 1
Episode "Long Day's Journey"
Anita Addison was born in 1952 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, and died January 24, 2004 (age 51) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She was a motion picture director and producer. She was a director for ER and helmed the first season episode "Long Day's Journey".


Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Addison began working as a journalist before embarking on a directing and producing career. In the late 1980s, she worked as a senior VP of drama development at Lorimar before working as a producer at Warner Bros. Television. In 1989, she earned an Academy Award nomination for directing the short film Savannah.

From 1995 to 1998, Addison was VP of drama development at CBS. After leaving CBS, she worked on numerous television series including Family Law and EZ Streets with director and writer Paul Haggis. In 1999, she directed the television movie Deep in My Heart. Addison died on January 24, 2004 in New York City. Haggis dedicated his Oscar-winning film Crash to Addison.



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