The Star-Ledger
March 11, 1992

   Hollywood Hotline

Written by Marilyn Beck & Stacy Jenel Smith

"Perfect Strangers" star Mark Linn-Baker has gone from work to work.  He's using the beginning of his series hiatus to oversee final post-production on "Fanny," the big-screen feature he co-produced, which stars Patricia Wettig, Elizabeth McGovern and John Heard.   "It's a character piece about two sisters who are kind of holding each other down . . . until one of them (Wettig) commits suicide," says Linn-Baker, who also tells us the project has been in development for five years at his Vassar-based New York Stage & Film Co.  He expects to shop the movie at the Cannes Film Festival.

Meanwhile, Linn-Baker plans to get in some tubthumping on behalf of "Noises Off" -- the soon-to-debut Peter Bogdanovich feature farce in which he co-stars -- and will then dive into work preparing the next season of plays for the New York Stage & Film Co.  "It never stops, thank goodness," he says.  "I guess I'm what you'd call a workaholic."