Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 1996

Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture


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About the Book

From British actor John Abbott (May 24, 1996) to screenwriter George Zuckerman (September 30, 1996), the obituaries of 537 actors and actresses, dancers and choreographers, writers and others associated with the performing arts are in this heavily illustrated work. For each, the date, place and cause of death are provided, along with a brief recapitulation of their career and citations from major newspaper and periodical stories reporting the death. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and photographs of many of the individuals are included.
Individual books in this annual series are available dating back to 1994. Subscription plan available for future issues.

About the Author(s)

Harris M. Lentz III, independent scholar and prodigious researcher, is the author of numerous reference works. He lives in Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas.

Bibliographic Details

Harris M. Lentz III
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 221
Bibliographic Info: 318 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 1997
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0302-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0933-1
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii

Introduction     1

Reference Bibliography     3

The 1996 Obituaries     5

Book Reviews & Awards

“this volume is a one-stop resource summarizing the deaths of all major individuals in the fields of television, film, cartoons, theater, music and popular literature throughout the world. Each obituary is well written and concise…a great resource…recommended”—Choice; “fascinating…very useful and convenient”—ARBA; “useful”—Booklist; “indispensable reference sources for obit information…recommended…detailed biographical entries…libraries will find this work most helpful, and it will also appeal to readers wishing for a permanent record”—Classic Images; “the best”—Big Reel; “interesting…provide[s] information that might not [be] as easy to find in another source”—Reference Reviews.