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Former AFTRA President Reed Farrell Dies At The Age Of 89

News by Krijana Duwal Published on 23 Jul,2019

The Former President Of AFTRA, Reed Farrell, Has Died At The Age Of 89.

  • Reed Farrell has died at the age of 89.
  • On Monday, SAG-AFTRA announced that Reed died on 6th July.
  • Reed Farrell was born Farrell ReedPasternak in 1930 and grew up in Flint, Michigan.
  • Reed worked as a disc jockey at KWK in St. Louis where he was filmed smashing rock ‘n’ roll records.
  • Reed joined AFTRA in 1955 and the following year; he joined the Screen Actors Guild.

A broadcaster, actor, and writer Reed Farrell, who previously served as AFTRA president from 1989 to 1993 has passed away at the age of 89.

On Monday, SAG-AFTRA announced that Reed died on 6th July. The president of SAG-AFTRA, Gabrielle Carteris, in a statement, praised Reed as a committed unionist with a passion for union service and the betterment of his fellow members.

The statement read: Our gratitude goes out to him for his many years of dedication to our union.

Reed Farrell was born Farrell Reed Pasternak in 1930 and grew up in Flint, Michigan. He majored in fine arts from the University of New Mexico and later attended Los Angeles City College majoring drama, radio, and television.

CAPTION: Reed Farrell SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter

During his early days, he worked as a disc jockey at KWK in St. Louis where he was filmed smashing rock ‘n’ roll records.

Reed returned to Flint in 1960s and came into the spotlight as a horror movie program host Christopher Coffin for WJR-TV. He hosted St. Louis television program Reed Farrell Morning Affair from 1972 to 1974 where he welcomed guests like Minnie Pearl, Milton Berle, Robert Goulet, and Cloris Leachman.

Reed joined AFTRA in 1955 and the following year; he joined the Screen Actors Guild. During his entire professional career, he worked as an actor, narrator, and voiceover artist in numerous television films, industrial films, and commercials. He even was a writer for hundreds of television and radio commercials.

After Reed completed his AFTRA presidency in 1993, he was presented at the AFTRA National Convention with George Heller Memorial Gold Card No. 37 in Chicago.

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