Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2001

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


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About the Book

From singer Aaliyah (August 25, 2001) to wrestling villain Kurt von Brauner (March 13, 2001), the obituaries of 712 performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2001 can be found. For each, the date, place and cause of death are provided, along with a brief recap 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. A subscription plan is 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: 334
Bibliographic Info: 587 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1278-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5206-4
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Introduction      1

Reference Bibliography      3

The 2001 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; “reference value is obvious”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly.