Jefferson Richard, a line producer, manufacturing supervisor and assistant director with credit together with The Life and Occasions of Grizzly Adams, Pushed, 3000 Miles to Graceland and the rebooted Get Carter, has died. He was 74.
Richard died July 10 in his house in Johnson Canyon, Utah, his spouse, Sheila Richard, introduced.
Richard served as second-unit director on Maniac Cop (1988), manufacturing supervisor on One other 9 1/2 Weeks (1997), unit supervisor on In Too Deep (1999), manufacturing supervisor on Jack Nicholson’s The Pledge (2001) and govt producer of Daddy Day Camp (2007).
He additionally was a line producer in Mexico on the Nineties syndicated tv collection Acapulco H.E.A.T., starring Catherine Oxenberg, and Conan, starring Ralf Moeller, and he directed the options Berserker (1987), which he additionally wrote, and In Search of a Golden Sky (1984).
Born Richard Salonen on Oct. 24, 1946, in Norwood, Massachusetts, Richard was a people/blues singer and musician within the Sixties.
He attended the Cambridge College of Broadcasting and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan and acted and directed for George “Buck” Flower’s repertory firm The Inspiration Gamers, which toured the nation with morality-based performs.
After a stint within the U.S. Military, Richard landed a job as first assistant director on The Black 6 (1973). He and that movie’s director, Matt Cimber, then collaborated on different options together with The Sweet Tangerine Man (1975), Gemini Affair (1975), The Witch Who Got here From the Sea (1976) and Pia Zadora’s controversial Butterfly (1981) as Richard served in numerous roles like manufacturing supervisor, line producer, second-unit director and finally producer.
In 1977, he joined Park Metropolis-based Sunn Traditional Photos, for whom he labored as a second-unit director on the 1977-78 NBC collection The Life and Occasions of Grizzly Adams, starring Dan Haggerty.
Along with his spouse, survivors embrace his youngsters Xandria, Kristi and Junior Richard; grandchildren Casey, Taigon, Amber, Lela, Aubrey and Olivia; great-grandchildren Oden, Iven, Atlas, Zella, Sayuri, Pearl and Aiden; and sisters Martha, Linda and Kristi.