Loraine Sherwood

Assistant to producers, directors, writers, actors

Loraine C. Sherwood, assistant to producers, directors, writers and actors, died May 25. She was 84.

Oklahoma City native moved to California in the mid-1940s and worked for Goldwyn Studios Publicity and Casting 1945-49. She then worked as an assistant to writers such as William Faulkner and Arthur P Jacobs; directors such as John Huston while making “Moby Dick” and Howard Hawks while making “The Big Sky”; and the team of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee on “Mame.”

Sherwood also worked for Fred Zinnemann, D.F. Zanuck, Lana Turner and Fox, where she worked for Sal Halprin and Art Houser.

She retired in Burbank shortly before her death.

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