Actor Elliott Reid dies in California aged 93

Actor Elliott Reid dies in California aged 93

PanARMENIAN.Net - Elliott Reid, the character actor who starred in classic Hollywood films like "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," last week of heart failure at an assisted living facility in Studio City, California. He was 93, reports.

Reid, whose work spanned multiple genres and media including film, television, radio, and the stage, was probably best known for his performances alongside Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in "Blondes," and Fred MacMurray in "The Absent-Minded Professor." Other notable roles included turns in "Inherit the Wind" and "Son of Flubber."

Born Edgeworth Blair Reid on Jan 16, 1920 in New York City, he eventually took the stage name Elliott, and at age 15 got his big break appearing on an Orson Welles radio program, which led to further collaborations between the two on the airwaves and on the stage. Known for being a gifted mimic, Reid did a famous impression of President John F. Kennedy at a 1962 Washington dinner that left the president in stitches.

Reid made multiple appearances on variety programs throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and also appeared on episodes of "I Love Lucy," "Murder, She Wrote," and a 1992 episode of "Seinfeld," one of his last credited roles.

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