2016 Special Guest,
Photo by Spirit and Destiny/Robin Palmer
Everyone remembers Lindsay Wagner for her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers in the classic television series The Bionic Woman that earned her an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic series. But that is only one part of her illustrious and important career. Spanning five decades, Lindsay’s career began in feature films with Robert Wise’s Two People where she played a high fashioned model opposite Peter Fonda and then the beautiful daughter of Oscar winning hard-edged law professor John Houseman in the critically acclaimed legal film The Paper Chase.
Lindsay won a permanent place in the hearts of audiences all around the world and became one of the most popular actresses in international television and film. She has covered the landscape of television for decades.
Lindsay became known as the Queen of TV Movies, starring in over 40 films and tackling important subject matter including child molestation in Child’s Cry, Anti-Semitism in Evil In Clear River, domestic violence in Shattered Dreams, terrorism in The Taking of Flight 847, teen prostitution in Fighting for My Daughter, capital punishment in I Want to Live! and numerous other issues. At the same time, she still managed to partake in sensational ratings blockbuster miniseries like Scruples and To Be The Best among others. Lindsay’s feature film career found her starring opposite Anthony Quinn in High Risk, Sylvester Stallone in Nighthawks, Denzel Washington in Ricochet and Richard Harris in Martin’s Day among others.
Lindsay is also a published author, having co-authored “The High Road to Health”, a best-selling vegetarian lifestyle cookbook and “Lindsay Wagner’s New Beauty: The Acupressure Facelift.”
Off screen Lindsay is passionate about the awakening of human potential. The study and sharing of holistic healing modalities, integrating mind, body and soul, is at the forefront of her mind. She has been the honorary Chair of ICAN (Inter Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect) for the last twenty-five years. She is also heavily involved in causes that are close to her heart, including animal welfare, domestic violence, the environment and the advancement of human potential.
What started out as a simple birthday present to her sister by guest starring on The Six Million Dollar Man turned into a career full of challenges and triumphs catapulting her to become one of the most recognizable and respected stars in the world.
Recent Special Guests
Durango Film has welcomed many special guests over the years including all of our wonderful independent filmmakers. Notable guests through the years include Judge Reinhold, Wes Studi, Gary Farmer, Charlie Dierkop, Chris Eyre, Lee Lew Lee, Alex Cox, Charles Matthau, Steven Michael Quezada, John Rubano, Devon Gummersall, Craig Semetko and Gary Fisher.