Richard Gilliland Useless: Actor on “Designing Ladies”Was once 71

Richard Gilliland, an actor identified for his position on “Designing Ladies,” has died. He was once 71.

The actor died on March 18 in Los Angeles following a short lived sickness. He was once slated to paintings along his spouse, Jean Sensible, this summer season in a film directed by means of Tate Taylor.

The couple first met whilst at the set of CBS sitcom “Designing Ladies,” during which Sensible performed Charlene Frazier, the place of business supervisor of Atlanta inner design company Sugarbaker & Friends, and Gilliland portrayed J.D. Shackelford, boyfriend of the company’s head clothier, Mary Jo Shively. Married for just about 34 years, they acted in combination in a lot of productions, together with “It Needed to Be You,” “Love Letters,” “24,” “Simply My Creativeness” and “Audrey’s Rain.”

Gilliland was once born Jan. 23, 1950 in Citadel Value, Texas. Sooner than transferring to Los Angeles, he attended the Goodman College of Drama at DePaul College and performed Jesus in a year-long run of the musical “Godspell” reverse Joe Mantegna’s Judas.

After arriving in Hollywood, Richard’s profession was once nonstop till his ultimate position closing yr within the science fiction mystery “Case 347.” He was once a chain common in “Operation Petticoat,” “McMillan,” and “Heartland” and visitor starred in “Legal Minds,” “Dexter,” “Becker,” “Scandal,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “The Apply” and “Crossing Jordan.” His movie credit come with “Plane II: The Sequel,” “House Room,” “Canine Watch,” “Vampire Extended family,” “The Empath,” “BUG” and “Superstar Child,” amongst others.

Richard is survived by means of his spouse, their youngsters Connor Gilliland and Bonnie Gilliland, sisters Ann Norberg and Wendy Knaack and his brother John Wells. Donations is also made to Massachusetts Institute of Generation’s Institute for Scientific Engineering and Science.