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Reid, Elliot (Actor)
(1920 - )

Elliot Reid was an announcer for CBS radio at the age of 17. He is remembered for his work on Suspense! and played Jane Russell's suitor in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Date Episode Title Plot
1974-11-12 0173 I Must Kill Edna A hardened middle-aged man marries a wealthy lady for pragmatic reasons. When he falls in love with a young girl at the same...
1975-01-17 0207 Ghost Talk A man dies and his wife is devastated by it. He finds out that he can communicate with her and she promises to never forget...
1975-02-28 0231 An Identical Murder Two identical twin brothers are in love with the same woman, but she cares for just one. One brother dies in an accident,...
1975-08-14 0326 Root of All Evil (The) After discovering $80,000 in his trash bin, a middle-aged copywriter believes he has found the means to escape the...
1975-09-08 0340 Other Life (The) A neglected housewife finds herself deep in debt when she turns to racehorse gambling to stave off her loneliness. At the...
1976-01-26 0421 Ferret (The) Time and again the United States' plan to become independent of foreign energy sources falls short as their partner; Energy...

1 Response to Reid, Elliot


On April 8th, 2006 my wife and I were fortunate to have had lunch with "Tim" Reid, as his badge read, when we attended a radio program recreation in Van Nuys, California. During the conversation at the table of eight, one woman asked if he was related to the actor Elliot Reid. "That's me," he answered. My wife was seated between us so I took a closer look and, in spite of the changes brought on by time, I pictured him with his hairpiece and realized I was in the presence of the same guy who appeared opposite Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes! It was a thrilling moment for me. My good friend of many years, June Foray, who was part of the show, had told me I shouldn't miss the event and I'm glad we went. When you're surrounded by legends like Robert Easton, Janet Waldo, Chuck McCann, Marvin Kaplan, Herb Ellis and many others it's hard to define what moment left the biggest impression but chatting with Tim was definately the highlight of the day. I know...I dropped a lot of names but everytime I turned around it was someone else who's contributions to entertainment were outstanding. That was a day I'll never forget.

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