Ed Harridsleff

Entertainment advertising art director

Ed Harridsleff, longtime entertainment advertising art director, died Jan. 21 in L.A. He was 68.Among the hundreds of film posters he designed include “Saturday Night Fever,” “Grease,” “The Godfather,” “Rocky,” “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid,” “King Kong,” “Terminator,” “Evita,” “The Odd Couple,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Marathon Man” and “Nashville,” winning Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards for the last two.Moss, Norway, native began his career as an art director for Lennon & Newell Advertising in New York, then segued to Diener/Hauser/Bates and Co. where, for the next 12 years, he held executive positions in both Los Angeles and New York. In 1980, he formed Harridsleff/Amerman Advertising, followed by management posts in the advertising departments of Atlantic Entertainment and Management Co. Entertainment Group.

He is survived by wife Chong, a son, a daughter and a sister.

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