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Casting director Shari Rhodes dies

Served as exec producer on 'The Man in the Moon'

Casting director Shari Rhodes died Dec. 20 in Santa Fe, NM after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 71.

Rhodes was an exec producer on “The Man in the Moon” and helped give Reese Witherspoon her start. Most recently, she has been location casting in New Mexico casting for the hit TV series “Breaking Bad,” “In Plain Sight” and “Crash.”

She started in the casting department on films including “Jaws” and served as casting director on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and “Mulholland Falls.”

Her feature film credits include “Tender Mercies,” “Once Upon a Time in the Hood,” “Even Money,” “The Sandlot.”

Rhodes was handled location casting for films including “There Will Be Blood,” “Mississippi Burning,” “Come See the Paradise” and “Raggedy Man.”

She also worked on several TV projects including “The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Walker Texas Ranger” and “The Dollmaker.”

She is survived by her mother, two sisters and a brother.

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Donations may be made to Presbyterian Medical Services, Hospice Center, 1400 Chama Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87505.

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