Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2017

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About the Book

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2017, including iconic character actor Harry Dean Stanton, comedians Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory, country singer Glen Campbell, playwright Sam Shepard and actor-singer Jim Nabors.
Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2017 are included. 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—a subscription 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: 447
Bibliographic Info: 1219 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7032-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3318-3
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    vi
Introduction    vii
Reference Bibliography    xiii
The 2017 Obituaries    1

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “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”–Examiner.com.