Patricia Berlly, the first woman to be a stage manager for CBS, died Feb. 18 in Burbank of complications from multiple sclerosis. She was 58.
Berlly began working in New York as a stage manager on “The Soupy Sales Show” and “Wonderama.” In the early 1970s, she moved to L.A. and started working at CBS Television City in Hollywood.
There, Berlly became the network’s first female stage manager and worked on several shows including “One Day at a Time,” “The Tony Orlando and Dawn Show,” “The Young and the Restless” and “The Price is Right.”
She also managed the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. for 18 years.
Berlly is survived by her brother, sister in law, aunt and her niece. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Variety — The Children’s Charity, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1234, New York, NY 10118.