Tuesday, January 7, 2014

American producer Ted Richmond who produced more than 60 movies from the 1940s through the 1970s including 1973 thriller “Papillon”, died in Paris on December. 23. He was 103.
For 40 years, working for Columbia Pictures and then Universal Intl., he produced movies in a variety of genres. There were Westerns such as The Cimarron Kid, starring Audie Murphy, and Return of the Seven, as well as comedies such as Francis Joins the WACS, starring Donald O'Connor. Richmond was also an uncredited producer on the Elvis Presley pic It Happened at the World’s Fair. Richmond was the producer for two Euro-westerns: “Villa Rides” (1968) and “Red Sun” (1971).

Richmond is pictured above stting in the center at the 1969 presentation of the "Orden de Isabel la Católica" medal of honor to him for his contributions to the Spanish film industry.

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