Monday, June 25, 2007

PAUL SHIERS

I just received this from Al Cafiero and posting it for those of you who knew him.


TOP ON STAGE: Paul Shiers dies at age 90 CBS Unit Manager

Thursday, June 21, 2007 (Excerpt from "The Record")

By JAY LEVIN
STAFF WRITER

Paul Shiers, who studied voice in the 1930s at Park Ridge High School, was singing in Radio City Music Hall's Glee Club when he landed his first Broadway role -- in the original "Oklahoma!"

Mr. Shiers joined CBS in 1952 as a television production executive. His efforts included soap operas, newscasts, rocket launches and Barbra Streisand specials. After retiring in 1982, he returned to stage managing on a freelance basis.
Mr. Shiers and his wife, a former member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo who gave up dancing to raise a family, lived for decades in New York City.

Diana Shiers, who lives in Woodcliff Lake, said of her parents:
She described her father as "a Renaissance man" who loved all things Italian -- the food, the language, the country -- and enjoyed the serenity of the family's summer home in the Adirondacks.
In addition to his wife of 67 years and daughter Diana, Mr. Shiers is survived by another daughter, Linda Shiers of Cliffside Park; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Friday at Becker Funeral Home in Westwood. A final visitation, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, will precede the 4 p.m. service at Pascack Reformed Church of Park Ridge.