Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2019


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About the Book

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2019, including television icon Doris Day, iconic novelist Toni Morrison, groundbreaking director John Singleton, Broadway starlet Carol Channing and lovable Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2019 are included in this edition. 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: 462
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7978-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4059-4
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Lentz’s Performing Arts Obituaries

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction vii
Reference Bibliography xiii
The 2019 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”—
• “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