|Birth name:||Anita Laraine Wharton Addison|
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|Birthplace:||Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Deathplace:||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Television and film director, producer|
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap|
|Episodes appeared in:||Directed 2 episodes in Seasons 3 & 4|
Anita W. Addison (1952 – January 24, 2004) was a television and film director and producer. She directed two episodes of the "Quantum Leap" TV series, in Seasons 3 and 4.
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 Productions before working as a producer at Warner Bros. Television. In 1989, she earned an Academy Awar 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.