Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2005

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

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About the Book

The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women in 2005. Notables who died include Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, Dallas matriarch Barbara Bel Geddes, Little Rascals Tommy “Butch” Bond and Gordon “Porky” Lee, Star Trek stalwart James “Scotty” Doohan, and John Paul II (who acted on stage and wrote several plays before becoming pope).
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 2005 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry provides the date, place and cause of death, along with a brief recap of the person’s career and citations from major newspaper and periodical stories reporting the death. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and many photographs are included. Volumes 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: 418
Bibliographic Info: 1172 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2006
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2489-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5210-1
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Introduction      viii

Reference Bibliography      xi

The 2005 Obituaries      1

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; “thoroughly engrossing reading…reliable reference”—Big Reel; “indispensable reference sources for obit information”—Classic Images; “useful”—ARBA.