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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 16 January 1920New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 21 June 2013Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameEdgeworth Blair Reid
Nickname Ted
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Elliott Reid was born on January 16, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as Edgeworth Blair Reid. He was an actor and writer, known for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Inherit the Wind (1960) and The Absent-Minded Professor (1961). He died on June 21, 2013 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trivia (10)

Well known old time radio performer on "Suspense".
Worked as an announcer for CBS radio while in his teens.
Known as a witty political satirist on such programs as Jack Paar's show and That Was the Week That Was (1962).
Was a part of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater. Debuted on stage in Welles' 1937 production of "Julius Caesar."
A comedy support actor in films who played Jane Russell's suitor in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Nancy Olson's stingy, mean-spirited pursuer who eventually loses her to Fred MacMurray in The Absent-Minded Professor (1961).
Later tried his hand at TV sitcom writing.
Interviewed in "Earth vs. the Sci-Fi Filmmakers" by Tom Weaver (McFarland, 2005).
His father was a banker and his mother the artist Christine Challenger Reid.
Upon his death, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea in the Pacific Ocean as per his last will and testament.
Was a staunch liberal Democrat.

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