Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014


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About the Book

Among 2014’s many notable losses in the performing arts were actors Robin Williams, James Garner and Lauren Bacall, folk music icon Pete Seeger, Jazz pianist Horace Silver, rock singer Joe Cocker and co-host of National Public Radio’s “Car Talk,” Tom Magliozzi.
Obituaries of performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2014 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: 396
Bibliographic Info: 1178 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7666-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1961-3
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    vi

Introduction    vii

Reference Bibliography    xii

The 2014 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; “Lentz provides a real service with the amount of information his Obiturary series provides. The entire series is an absolute must for any library or research center, as well as recommended for casual media fans”—Examiner; “a solid reference work that deserves inclusion in all public libraries”—ARBA.