Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012

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About the Book

The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in the performing arts in 2012. Notables who died include actor Larry Hagman, astronaut Neil Armstrong, voice actor Jerry Nelson (The Count of Sesame Street), comedian Phyllis Diller, singer Whitney Houston, and actor George Lindsey.
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 2012 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a career recap. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and many photographs are included. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994, and 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: 328
Bibliographic Info: 1036 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7063-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0385-8
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments    vi

Introduction    vii

Reference Bibliography    x

The 2012 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; “an absolute must…indispensible…recommended”—Examiner.com; “a solid reference work that deserves inclusion in all public libraries”—ARBA.