Billy Reed Obit
Lung Disease Kills Comedian Billy Zoot ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Veteran night club and burlesque comedian comedian Billy (Zoot) Reed, 69, died Wednesday in St. Louis route to a hospital. He suffered from a lung disease. Reed, during his show business business career, appeared on the Ed Sullivan and Danny television shows and in night clubs. The body will probably be taken to . West Longbranch, N.J., for burial, a friend of entertainer said.