Born William David Blum, Bill Darrid was a Broadway Producer and writer and was the husband of Diana Dill, former wife of Kirk Douglas.
William changed his name about Dec 1941, when his Social Security records noted the change of name.
Before his Broadway acting career William served in the Army during World War II.
He married Diana Dill, Dec. 1956, in Westport, Connecticut, at the Saugatuck Congregational Church. She was the former wife of Kirk Douglas, and Darrid helped raise her sons Michael and Joel Douglas. The groom's brother, John Blum, was his best man, and Diana was attended by her sister Mrs. Ruth Crocket.
He produced Broadway versions of "The Disenchanted," with Jason Robards, in 1958, and the following year, "The Andersonville Trial," , with George C. Scott as the director and star.
In the 1970's the family moved to Los Angeles. He wrote two novels, "Solomon Moon" and "The Blooding," screenplays and television scripts.
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