Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2009

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

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About the Book

Among 2009’s many notable losses in the performing arts are actors Patrick Swayze and Karl Malden, newsman Walter Cronkite, entertainers Soupy Sales and Captain Lou Albano, television icon Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson.
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 2009 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a recap of their career. 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: 600
Bibliographic Info: 1526 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4174-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5645-1
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Introduction      ix

Reference Bibliography      xiii

The 2009 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; “indispensable reference sources for obit information”—Classic Images; “a solid reference work that deserves inclusion in all public libraries”—ARBA.