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Production manager Reid dies

TV pioneer worked on Spelling series

Production manager Sheridan Dar Reid died of a stroke Aug. 6 in Glendale, Calif. He was 85.

Reid started out as a studio manager and film editor at KSL TV in Salt Lake City, then became program director and general manager at KGMB TV in Hawaii.

After serving in with the Army in World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a producer and scribe for CBS on “Petticoat Junction,” “Green Acres” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

He transitioned to location manager for projects such as “Freebie and the Bean” and “Every Which Way But Loose.” As production manager to Aaron Spelling Prods. he worked on series including “The Love Boat” and “Dynasty.” He also worked on features such as “Who’s That Girl” and “Innerspace.”

Later in life, Reid served as a producer and adviser on several projects and taught production management at Columbia College Hollywood, where he was on the board of directors. He was a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Reid is survived by his wife, Sharon; a son and a daughter; a grandson and one brother.

Donations may be sent to Providence/St. Joseph’s Medical Center Guild.

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