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Elliott Reid

Highest Rated:   98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Lowest Rated:   71% A Double Life (1947)
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Birthplace:   New York City, New York
Trained for an acting career at various Manhattan professional children's schools, Elliot Reid was hired for the CBS radio announcer's staff while still a teenager. His work on the airwaves led to Reid's being hired by Orson Welles for the latter's 1937 modern-dress production of Julius Caesar. Reid was subsequently featured in such Broadway hits as My Sister Eileen and Ladies in Retirement. Uncomfortably cast as a two-fisted hero in his first film, the 1950 anti-Red opus The Whip Hand, Reid was seen to better advantage in comedy roles. Highlights in the actor's film career included the part of Jane Russell's erstwhile suitor in Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1954) and Fred MacMurray's snotty romantic rival in Disney's The Absent-Minded Professor (1960) and Son of Flubber (1963). In the 1960s, Elliot Reid gained a reputation as a sharp-witted political satirist on such programs as The Jack Paar Program and That Was the Week That Was, fracturing audiences with his on-target impressions of such pundits as Lyndon Johnson and Paul Harvey. Other TV work in Reid's resumé included the role of Darleen Carr's father on the weekly sitcom Miss Winslow and Son (1979). Even in the later stages of his career, Elliot Reid would occasionally return to his dramatic-radio roots in such audio series as "Theater 5" and "The CBS Radio Mystery Theater."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% Heaven Can Wait
  • Waiter
1978
No Score Yet Some Kind of a Nut
  • Gardner
1969
80% Blackbeard's Ghost
  • TV Commentator
1968
No Score Yet Follow Me, Boys!
  • Ralph Hastings
1966
No Score Yet Move Over Darling
  • Dr. Herman Schlick
1963
No Score Yet Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
  • Tom Edwards
1963
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers
  • Leonard
1963
86% The Thrill of It All
  • Mike Palmer
1963
86% Son of Flubber
  • Shelby Ashton
1963
81% The Absent-Minded Professor
  • Shelby
1961
91% Inherit the Wind
  • Davenport
1960
No Score Yet Woman's World
  • Tony
1954
No Score Yet Vicki
  • Steve Christopher
1953
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Malone
1953
No Score Yet The Whip Hand
  • Matt Corbin
1951
No Score Yet Sierra
  • Duke Lafferty
1950
71% A Double Life
  • Actor in 'A Gentleman's Gentleman'
1947
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • `Andy' Anderson
1944
No Score Yet Young Ideas
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet The Ramparts We Watch
  • Ralph Gilchrist
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Armstrongs
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Judge
  • 1984

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