Thursday, July 27, 2017

RIP Eddie Kafafian

Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2017

Eddie passed away at the age of 90 on July 9, 2017. Born in New Jersey, Eddie was a Voting Member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Eddie received two honorable discharges from the Navy and the Marine Corps. After WWII, Eddie became an actor and appeared in films including Shake Rattle And Rock with Fats Domino. Eddie segued into reporting for Daily Variety which included his own music column Clef Dwellers. After leaving Variety, he went into publicity for several studios including Warner Bros., Universal, MGM and retired as Director of Publicity and Promotion at 20th Century Fox working with Studio Head Alan Ladd, Jr. During his studio years, among the people Eddie worked with are John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Anthony Hopkins, James Garner, Charlton Heston and Mel Brooks. After retiring, Eddie joined the Los Angeles Police Dept. as a sworn Reserve Officer for 26 years. He leaves his wife Leah, a son, a grandson, a daughter in law and two nieces.

KAFAFIAN, Eddie (Edward Eugene Kafafian)
Born: 9/24/1926, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Died: 7/9/2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Eddie Kafafian’s western – actor:
Flesh and the Spur – 1956 (Bud)

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