‘Castle Keep’ Producer, Filmways Exec was 98 – The Hollywood Reporter
Edward L. Resin, who produced the war film Burt Lancaster Castle, Cape He has served as an executive at ABC, Bing Crosby Productions, Filmways, and Playboy Productions. He was 98 years old.
Raisian died April 8 of natural causes at his Los Angeles home. His nephew, Emmy Award-nominated Michael Zinberg (The Bob Newhart ShowAnd the good WifeAnd NCIS), Tell Hollywood Reporter.
“Eddie was a gentleman with a lovely taste in materials,” Zinberg said. “He was always looking for something that would make a difference.”
Rissien, an Iowa native who got his start as a stage manager on Broadway, helped set up Harry Belafonte’s HarBel Productions after acquiring the film rights to odds against tomorrow (1959), a drama directed by Robert Wise that starred Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Shelley Winters.
also produced snow function (1972), starring legendary French skater and Olympic champion Jean-Claude Killy as a thief in his only featured role, and appeared in Doug Lehmann’s dinner scene. swingers (1996).
In 1972, Rissien joined Playboy as Executive Vice President of Production. While there, he executive produced Arthur Heller The Mad World of Julius Vrooder (1974) and Peter Bogdanovich Saint Jack (1979). He spent 16 years at Playboy, eventually overseeing TV movies, specials, and pilots.
Edward Louis Ressien was born on October 20, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Roosevelt High School in his hometown and Grinnell College and served in the United States Army Air Forces before graduating from Stanford University in 1949.
Rissien moved to New York to pursue a career in theater on the advice of Cloris Leachman, a high school classmate and casting partner (Class of ’42) who had recently signed with Rodgers & Hammerstein, and worked in summer stock.
On Broadway in 1953, he was hired as a stage manager midsummerstarring Geraldine Page and Mark Stephens, and joined the original production of South Pacific as assistant stage director (Leachman had played Lt. Nellie Forbush in that).
Raisian came to Hollywood a year later and worked with Stevens by producing TV shows for the actor, director and producer big city And resolution and features of his crime timetable (1956) and gun fever (1958).
This showbiz comedy was produced from 1960 to 1960 on NBC. Peter loves Marystarring husband and wife Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy; She has worked as a Program Supervisor at ABC on series including fighting! And The Donna Reed Show; and served as Vice President of Production at Bing Crosby Productions, Home Hogan Heroes And Ben Caseyand Filmways (Beverly HillbilliesAnd Green Acres).
For Filmways Pictures, he was an Associate Producer Castle, Cape (1969) Directed by Sydney Pollack.
In addition to Zinberg, the survivors include his wife Lori, whom he married in September 1978; His daughter, Gina (she was also swingers with her father); Jake’s grandson and son-in-law Zachariah.
He was married to actress and singer Joan Gilbert from 1958 until their divorce in 1964.