|Born||Edgeworth Blair Reid
January 16, 1920
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Died||June 21, 2013
Studio City, California, U.S.
|Other names||Ted Reid|
Edgeworth Blair Reid was born on January 16, 1920, the son of Christine Challenger Reid, an artist and Blair Reid, a banker.
In 1935, he debuted on the radio program The March of Time, which led to him working regularly on radio dramas during the Golden Age of radio. Early on he took "Elliott" as his stage name. His credits include among other, many Orson Welles-directed stage and radio productions, such as The Mercury Theatre on the Air and also acted on The Cavalcade of America, Theatre Guild on the Air, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe,and the CBS Radio Mystery Theater. In some early performances he was credited as "Ted Reid."
Reid’s best-known film role was as Ernie Malone, private detective hired to spy on Marilyn Monroe's character, only to become Jane Russell’s love interest, in the 20th Century-Fox classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Variety praised his and Tommy Noonan's performances, citing "Reid and Noonan carry off the romantic male spots nicely." 
A member of The Actors Studio from its inception, Reid was a regular in NBC television's That Was the Week That Was (1964–65) and made guest appearances on Murder, She Wrote, The Odd Couple, I Love Lucy, Barney Miller, Small Wonder, Perry Mason and The Munsters.
Among his special skills, Elliot Reid was also an accomplished impressionist. He was so famous with his JFK impersonation that, in 1962, he was invited to perform it in front of John F. Kennedy himself. The president was happy with the performance.
Reid played Professor Shelby Ashton in two Walt Disney movies starring Fred MacMurray: The Absent Minded Professor in 1961, and sequel Son of Flubber in 1963. Reid also played Ralph Hastings in Disney's 1966 movie Follow Me, Boys! He co-starred as Felix Unger in a road production of The Odd Couple with Dan Dailey as Oscar Madison during the late 1960s.
His last role was as Henry on the episode: "Please Re-Lease Me" of the television sitcom, Maybe This Time. Reid subsequently retired in 1995.
Elliott Reid died from heart failure on June 21, 2013, at the age of 93. He had resided in an assisted living facility in Studio City where, according to his nephew, he had been living for the past few years. Upon his death, he was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea in the Pacific Ocean.
- Young Ideas (1943)
- The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
- A Double Life (1947)
- Sierra (1950)
- The Whip Hand (1951)
- Vicki (1953)
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
- Woman's World (1954)
- Inherit the Wind (1960)
- The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
- The Thrill Of It All (1963)
- Son of Flubber (1963)
- Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)
- Move Over Darling (1963)
- The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
- Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
- Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
- Some Kind of a Nut (1969)
- Heaven Can Wait (1978)
- Young Einstein (1988)
- "PASSINGS: Michael Baigent, Elliott Reid, John L. Dotson Jr.". latimes.com. June 24, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
- Variety, July, 1953
- Garfield, David (1980). "Birth of The Actors Studio: 1947-1950". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 52. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
Also [in Lewis' class were] Henry Barnard, Jay Barney, John Becher, Philip Bourneuf, Joan Chandler, Peter Cookson, Stephen Elliott, Robert Emhardt, Joy Geffen, William Hansen, Will Hare, Jane Hoffman, George Keane, Don Keefer, George Matthews, Peggy Meredith, Ty Perry, Margaret Phillips, David Pressman, William Prince, Elliot Reid, Frances Reid, Kurt Richards, Elizabeth Ross, Thelma Schnee, Joshua Shelley, Fed Stewart, John Straub, Michael Strong, John Sylvester, Julie Warren, Mary Welch, Lois Wheeler, and William Woodson.
- "'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' Actor Elliott Reid Dies at 93". The Hollywood Reporter. June 25, 2013.