Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 - July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1970s and 1980s, he was often cited in viewer opinion polls as "the most trusted man in America" because of his professional experience and kindly demeanor.
Death of Walter Cronkite Cronkite died on July 17, 2009 at his home in New York City, at the age of 92. He is believed to have died from cerebral vascular disease.
David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine, December 8, 1936 - June 3, 2009) was an American actor, best known for his work in Kung Fu and more recently in Kill Bill.
Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the son of Ardanelle Abigail (née McCool) and noted American actor John Carradine
Carradine was known for his roles as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series Kung Fu (as well as the sequels in the 1980s and 1990s), as well as 'Big' Bill Shelly in Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha (1972), folksinger Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory (1976), Abel Rosenberg in Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg (1977), and as Bill in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2 (2003, 2004, respectively).
Death of David Carradine On June 4, 2009, Carradine was found dead in his room at the Park Nai Lert Hotel in Junfan Mulay, Bangkok, Thailand. The initial police investigation indicated that Carradine had hanged himself using a cord of the type which is used with curtains. Circumstances suggested that the death was an autoerotic asphyxiation.
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David Carradine Filmography
The Violent Ones
Heaven with a Gun
Young Billy Young
'Big' Bill Shelly
Kwai Chang Caine
The Long Goodbye
Dave aka Socrates - Marlowe's Cellmate
Death Race 2000
Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman
Bound for Glory
The Serpent's Egg
Thunder and Lightning
Circle of Iron
The Blind Man/Monkeyman/Death/Changsha
Gray Lady Down
The Long Riders
Trick Or Treats
Lone Wolf McQuade
The Warrior and the Sorceress
Dr. Robert Winchester
North and South
Kung Fu: The Movie
Kwai Chang Caine
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
Jozek Mardulak/Count Dracula
Bird on a Wire
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw
Waxwork II: Lost in Time
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
Kwai Chang Caine
Last Stand at Saber River
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
The Chicago actor Steve Cinabro has died at the age of 49, according to an announcement from his family.
Steve was a longtime Chicago actor and member of the European Repertory Theatre. Among his credits with that company were Philippe Minyana's "The Warriors" (2004), Tony Kushner's "Slavs" (2003), "Happy End" (1998) and a very memorable Aegisthus in European Rep's 1995 production of Steven Berkoff's "Agamemnon."
Steve, who was born in Blue Island, graduated from the Goodman School of Drama in 1987. He appeared in various TV shows and movies shot in Chicago, including "Turks," "Early Edition," and "The Untouchables." Much of his work was for European Rep, but Steve also appeared in shows at the Shattered Globe Theatre, Organic Theatre and elsewhere.
Playwright Tracy Letts and fellow European Repertory Theatre member Dale Goulding both praised Steve's contributions to the Chicago theater community that, in Goulding's words, "he loved so much."
Funeral mass is scheduled for Monday morning at 10 a.m. at the St Benedict's Roman Catholic Church in Blue Island.
Marilyn Monroe described him as "the best in the world".
Jack Cardiff OBE, B.S.C. (September 18, 1914 - April 22, 2009) was a British cinematographer, director and photographer.
His career spanned the development of cinema, from silent film, through early experiments in Technicolor (and, less successfully, Smell-o-vision), to filmmaking in the 21st century. He was best known for his influential cinematography for directors such as Powell, Huston and Hitchcock.
In 2000 he was awarded an OBE and in 2001 he was awarded an Honorary Oscar for his contribution to the cinema.
Born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Cardiff's parents were music hall entertainers. He worked as an actor from an early age, both in the music hall and in a number of silent films: My Son, My Son (1918), Billy's Rose (1922), The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (1923) and Tiptoes (1927). At 15 he began working as a camera assistant, clapper boy and production runner for British International Pictures, including Hitchcock's The Skin Game
Cause of death: unknown
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Cinematography A Matter of Life and Death (1946) directed by Powell and Pressburger Black Narcissus (1947) directed by Powell and Pressburger The Red Shoes (1948) directed by Powell and Pressburger Under Capricorn (1949) directed by Alfred Hitchcock The Black Rose (1950) starring Orson Welles The Magic Box (1951) a biopic of William Friese-Greene Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) The African Queen (1951) directed by John Huston The Barefoot Contessa (1954) War and Peace (1956) The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) directed by Laurence Olivier Legend of the Lost (1957) The Vikings (1958) Fanny (1961) Death on the Nile (1978) The Awakening (1980) Ghost Story (1981) The Dogs of War (1981) Conan the Destroyer (1984) Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Directorial work Web of Evidence (1959) Scent of Mystery (1960) — the first production in Smell-o-vision My Geisha (1962) The Long Ships (1963) Young Cassidy (1965) The Mercenaries (1968) The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) starring Marianne Faithfull The Mutations (1973) starring Donald Pleasence Penny Gold (1973)
Philip Carey (July 15, 1925 - February 6, 2009) was an American actor.
A former U.S. Marine, Carey made appearances in films such as This Woman is Dangerous with Joan Crawford (1952) Calamity Jane (1953), Pushover (1954) and Monster (1979).
From 1965-1967, Carey played Captain Edward Parmalee on the NBC western television series Laredo, set in the South Texas city located on the Rio Grande. After Laredo, Carey guest starred in an episode of ABC's military-western Custer starring Wayne Maunder in the title role.
From 1979 until late 2007, he has played the protective Texan patriarch Asa Buchanan on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live.
Death of Philip Carey Philip Carey died of lung cancer Philip Carey was 83 years old at the time of his death. Philip Carey was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2006 and underwent chemotherapy.
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and philosopher.
Death George Carlin On June 22, 2008, George Carlin was admitted to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California complaining of chest pain. George Carlin died later that day at 5:55 p.m. PDT of heart failure at the age of 71. He had a history of cardiovascular problems, including several heart attacks
About George Carlin Carlin was especially noted for his political and black humor and his observations on language, psychology, and religion along with many taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5-4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's right to regulate Carlin's act on the public airwaves.
Carlin's mid-2000s stand-up routines focused on the flaws in modern-day America. He often took on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture.
A disciple of Lenny Bruce, he placed second on the Comedy Central cable television network list of the 10 greatest stand-up comedians, ahead of Bruce and behind Richard Pryor. He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and was also the first person to host Saturday Night Live.
Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) was an American dancer and actress.
Death of Cyd Charisse In her eighties, Cyd Charisse made occasional public appearances and appeared frequently in documentaries spotlighting the golden age of Hollywood.
Publicist Gene Schwam said Charisse was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on June 16, 2008 after suffering an apparent heart attack. She died the following day, aged 86.
Honors On November 9, 2006, in a private White House ceremony, President George W. Bush presented Cyd Charisse with the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities, the highest official U.S. honor available in the arts
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (December 16, 1917 – March 19, 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name.
In December 2007, the occasion of his 90th birthday, Clarke recorded a video message to his friends and fans, bidding them good-bye.
Clarke died in Sri Lanka at 1:30am on March 19, 2008 local time, after suffering from breathing problems, according to Rohan de Silva, one of his aides
Anne Elisabeth Jane "Liz" Claiborne (March 31, 1929 – June 26, 2007) was a Belgian-born American fashion designer and entrepreneur. Claiborne is best known for founding Liz Claiborne Inc. which in 1986 became the first company founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500
Death She had been advised in 1997 that she had a rare form of cancer affecting the lining of the abdomen. Liz Claiborne died on June 26, 2007 at the age of 78, following a long battle with the cancer. Liz Claiborne was 78 years old when she died.
In retirement, Claiborne and Ortenberg founded a foundation that distributed millions in funding to environmental causes including funding the television series Nature on PBS television and nature conservancy projects around the world.
Kitty Carlisle Hart (Sep 3, 1910 – Apr 17, 2007) was an American singer, actress and spokeswoman for the arts. She is best known as a regular panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth. The entertainer was a tireless advocate for the arts, serving twenty years on the New York State Council on the Arts. In 1991, she received the National Medal of Arts from President George H. W. Bush.
Kitty Carlisle Death She died on April 17, 2007 from congestive heart failure resulting from a prolonged bout of pneumonia. Kitty Carlisle was 96 years old at the time of her death. She had been in and out of the hospital since she contracted pneumonia sometime around the Christmas Holiday. She died peacefully in her apartment, with her son, Christopher Hart, at her bedside. She was buried in a crypt next to her husband, Moss Hart, at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York
Murder at the Vanities - 1934
She Loves Me Not - 1934 (with Bing Crosby)
Here Is My Heart - 1934 (with Bing Crosby)
A Night at the Opera - 1935 (with the Marx Brothers)
Larceny with Music - 1943
Radio Days - 1987
Six Degrees of Separation - 1992
Benjamin "Bob" Clark (August 5, 1939 – April 4, 2007) was an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing and writing the script with Jean Shepherd to the 1983 holiday film A Christmas Story. His earliest success was the 1982 hit film Porky's and he also wrote and directed its sequel Porky's II: The Next Day.
Bob Clark's Death
Bob Clark died of Car accident. Bob clark was 68 years old at the time of his death.
Clark and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, were killed in a head-on automobile collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles on the morning of April 4, 2007.The crash occurred when an SUV crossed the median and struck Clark's Infiniti I30, causing the closure of the highway for eight hours. Police determined that the SUV's driver, Hector Velazquez-Nava, had a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit and was driving without a license. He initally pleaded not guilty to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, but changed his plea to no contest in August. On October 12, 2007, Velasquez-Nava was sentenced to six years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement. In addition, he may face deportation to his native Mexico, as he entered and was living in the United States illegally.
John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his iconic status as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 years.
Johnny Carson died of Emphysema. Johnny Carson was 79 years old at the time of his death
At 6:50 AM PST on January 23, 2005, Carson died at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, of respiratory arrest arising from emphysema. Following Carson's death his body was cremated, and the ashes were given to his wife. In accordance with his family's wishes, no public memorial service was held. There were countless tributes paid to Carson upon his death, including a statement by President George W. Bush, all recognizing the deep and enduring affection held for him.
Tributes published after his death confirmed that he had been a chain-smoker. While The Tonight Show was broadcast live, he would frequently smoke cigarettes on the air; it was reported that Carson had said "these things are killing me" as far back as the 1970s.
Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Primarily a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll (especially early in his career), as well as blues, folk and gospel.
He sold over 90 million albums in his nearly fifty-year career and came to occupy a "commanding position in music history".
Illness & Death of Johnny Cash In 1997, Cash was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease Shy-Drager syndrome. The diagnosis was later altered to autonomic neuropathy associated with diabetes. This illness forced Cash to curtail his touring. He was hospitalized in 1998 with severe pneumonia, which damaged his lungs.
Johnny Cash died less than four months after his wife June Carter Cash's death in Nashville, Tennessee. He was interred next to his wife in Hendersonville Memory Gardens near his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Johnny Cash was 71 years old at the time of his death.
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