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Beverlee Dean

  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Date of passing: 
November 21, 2017

Obituary

Obituary: 

Beverlee Dean was a manager and casting executive who discovered and then helped guide the careers of Reese Witherspoon and Jim Caviezel.

In the mid-1970s, she moved to California from Milwaukee to create game shows and though she succeeded in getting a few to the pilot stage, none were picked up.

In 1990, Dean and Shari Rhodes cast the Robert Mulligan film The Man in the Moon, which marked the onscreen debut of Witherspoon.

Dean cast the child actors in the television movie Sarah, Plain and Tall, starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken.

Beverlee Dean was a manager and casting executive who discovered and then helped guide the careers of Reese Witherspoon and Jim Caviezel.

In the mid-1970s, she moved to California from Milwaukee to create game shows and though she succeeded in getting a few to the pilot stage, none were picked up.

In 1990, Dean and Shari Rhodes cast the Robert Mulligan film The Man in the Moon, which marked the onscreen debut of Witherspoon.

Dean cast the child actors in the television movie Sarah, Plain and Tall, starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken.

Dean also discovered Kevin Sorbo and was a producer on his 1997 film Kull the Conqueror.

Dean died November 21, 2017 in Tarzana, CA. She was 79.

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