Edward Ludlum, a theatre director who staged the first West Coast productions of The Glass Menagerie, died Nov. 21 in Los Angeles, The New York Times reported. The cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Ludlum was 80.
In a career that included directing for the stage (Meyer Levin's Compulsion) and TV ("Death Valley Days"), Mr. Ludlum helmed a 1951 production of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms in New York and staged Inherit the Wind in Hollywood in 1958.
He is survived by two cousins, including novelist Robert Ludlum.