Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018


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About the Book

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush.
Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 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.

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: 439
Bibliographic Info: 1266 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7033-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3655-9
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    vi
Introduction    vii
Reference Bibliography    xiii
The 2018 Obituaries    1
Addendum    422

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”—
  • “Indispensable reference sources for obit information”—Classic Images
  • “Magnificent research tools…invaluable…value packed with data, and written in an engaging, interesting manner that never becomes dull and statistical”—James L. Neibaur, writer