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Linda Diane Thompson

Also Known As: "Linda Thompson Jenner"
Birthplace: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sanford Abel Thompson and Margie Thompson
Ex-wife of David Foster and Caitlyn Jenner
Mother of Brandon Jenner; Brody Jenner; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Songwriter, Actress, lyricist
Managed by: Private User
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About Linda Thompson

Linda Diane Thompson is an American actress and songwriter who also won several beauty pageants, including the 1972 Miss Tennessee USA title.

In 1977, Thompson became a regular on the TV series Hee Haw where she was in the cornfields until 1982. Other television appearances include Starsky and Hutch, Vega$, Fantasy Island, The Fall Guy, and Beverly Hills, 90210.

She began writing lyrics for some of David Foster's compositions, notably the song "No Explanation" for the 1990 film, Pretty Woman. In 1992, they were nominated for a Grammy Award and an Academy Award for Best Song for their composition of the song "I Have Nothing" sung by Whitney Houston in the 1992 motion picture, The Bodyguard.

In 2003, Thompson and Foster won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for The Concert for World Children's Day.

She was active with her husband in humanitarian causes in the David Foster Foundation Society. In 2005, the Fosters aired a reality television show called The Princes of Malibu based on Linda's slacker sons and how Foster had to deal with them. The show was cancelled after a few airings, with Foster separating from Thompson.

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Linda Thompson's Timeline

May 23, 1950
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
June 4, 1981
Age 31
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
August 21, 1983
Age 33
Los Angeles, CA, United States