Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2004

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


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About the Book

The entertainment world lost a number of legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in film, television, stage and music in 2004. Actor, governor, and 40th U.S. president Ronald Reagan died at the age of 93 on June 5, 2004. Other notables who died include Tony Randall of The Odd Couple, Jack Parr of The Tonight Show, Isabel Sanford of The Jeffersons, and Rick James, also known as the King of Punk Funk.
The obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2004 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place and cause of death are provided, along with a career recap and citations from major newspaper and periodical stories reporting the death. Filmographies are provided 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: 404
Bibliographic Info: 735 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2005
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2103-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5209-5
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Introduction      1

Reference Bibliography      5

The 2004 Obituaries      7

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…a nostalgic experience”—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.