Thursday, February 10, 2011

RIP Edward J. McDonald

Monday, February 7th

In Memory of Edward J. McDonald

The SDSA announces the passing of beloved colleague Edward J. McDonald on February 2nd.

Eddie McDonald had a long and distinguished career as a Set Decorator. An SDSA member prior to retirement, Eddie was the recipient of four Emmy Award nominations, taking home the trophy in 1988 for the period piece telefilm “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. Other works include feature films "Escape from Alcatraz" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", TV films "Mrs. Sundance" and "Studs Lonigan" (Emmy nomination), and TV series "Barney Miller", "Beyond Westworld" (Emmy Nomination), "Night Court" and The Drew Carey Show, ending his career with another Emmy nomination.. A favorite among vendors, Eddie was as kind and thoughtful as he was professional, he was known for taking personal interest in the well-being of staff members of the businesses he frequented. Mr. McDonald will be missed by a great many people.

McDONALD, Edward J.
Died: 2/2/2011, Glendale, California, U.S.A.

Edward J.McDonalds's western - set director:
Mrs. Sundance (TV) - 1974


  1. This is my Great Uncle. He was an amazing man. We all loved him very much. Our thought and prayers are with his daughter Kathy.
    Lila Miles

  2. Thanks for posting Lila. Condolences on the loss of your Great Uncle.