Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2015


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About the Book

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2015, among them actors Christopher Lee, Leonard Nimoy and Maureen O’Hara, director Wes Craven, blues legend B.B. King, jazz innovator Ornette Coleman and novelist E.L. Doctorow.
Obituaries of performers, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2015 are collected in this comprehensive reference work.
Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers.
Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994, and a subscription plan is available for future volumes.

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: 1216 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7667-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2553-9
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    vi

Introduction    vii

Reference Bibliography    xiii

The 2015 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; “a solid reference work that deserves inclusion in all public libraries. Recommended”—ARBA; “an absolute must…indispensible…informative, thorough, and interesting…most highly recommended”—