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Daniel Reed (actor)

Daniel A. Reed (July 12, 1892 – February 9, 1978) was an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter.[1][2]

Daniel Reed
Daniel Reed, actor, 1952.jpg
Circa 1952
Born(1892-07-12)July 12, 1892
DiedFebruary 9, 1978(1978-02-09) (aged 85)
OccupationActor, playwright, screenwriter
Spouse(s)Isadora Bennett


Reed was born July 12, 1892 in Denver, Colorado.[3] He took to theatre in 1912. He developed his own one-man show based on Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology. In Chicago he married Isadora Bennett in 1918. Together they founded Town Theatre in Columbia, South Carolina.

In 1930, he was a MacDowell colonist.[4] He spent a few years in Hollywood as a dialect coach, eventually settling in New York in 1936 as an actor.[1]

He was awarded the Outer Critics Circle Award in 1950 for his role as the Postman in Come Back, Little Sheba.

He died February 9, 1978 in Montrose, New York.[1]


  • Black April, an adaptation of the novel by Julia Peterkin
  • Scarlet Sister Mary (1929), an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Julia Peterkin
  • Goodbye in the Morning (1930)[1]


Film creditsEdit

Television appearancesEdit

  • Kiss Her Goodbye (1959) (actor)
  • "Goodyear Television Playhouse" (1 episode, 1951) (actor)
  • "Armstrong Circle Theatre" (1 episode, 1950) (actor)
  • "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre" (2 episodes, 1950) (actor)


  1. ^ a b c d "Obituaries: Daniel Reed". Variety. 290 (2): 87. February 15, 1978.
  2. ^ "Daniel Reed Filmography". Fandango.
  3. ^ Daniel Blum, ed. (1952). Theatre World (1951–1952). VIII: 221. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Quay, Joyce Crosby (1995). Early Promise, Late Reward: A Biography of Helen Hooven Santmyer, author of "...And Ladies of the Club". Knowledge, Ideas and Trends. p. 106.

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