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Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2004: Film ,Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture
     

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2004: Film ,Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture

by Harris M. Lentz
 

The entertainment world lost a number of legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in film, television, stage and music in 2004. Actor, governor, and 40th U.S. president Ronald Reagan died at the age of 93 on June 5, 2004. Other notables who died include Tony Randall of The Odd Couple, Jack Parr of The Tonight Show, Isabel Sanford of

Overview

The entertainment world lost a number of legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in film, television, stage and music in 2004. Actor, governor, and 40th U.S. president Ronald Reagan died at the age of 93 on June 5, 2004. Other notables who died include Tony Randall of The Odd Couple, Jack Parr of The Tonight Show, Isabel Sanford of The Jeffersons, and Rick James, also known as the King of Punk Funk.
The obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2004 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place and cause of death are provided, along with a career recap and citations from major newspaper and periodical stories reporting the death. Filmographies are provided for film and television performers, and photographs of many of the individuals are included. Individual books in this annual series are available dating back to 1994. A subscription plan is available for future issues.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
highly recommended...interesting
ARBA
fascinating...a nostalgic experience
Booklist
useful
From the Publisher
“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; “fascinating...a nostalgic experience”—ARBA; “useful”—Booklist; “indispensable reference sources for obit information...recommended...detailed biographical entries...libraries will find this work most helpful, and it will also appeal to readers wishing for a permanent record”—Classic Images; “the best”—Big Reel; “interesting...provide[s] information that might not [be] as easy to find in another source”—Reference Reviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786421039
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/20/2005
Series:
Lentz's Performing Arts Obituaries , #11
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
514,586
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Harris M. Lentz III, prodigious researcher and independent scholar, is the author of numerous reference works. He lives in Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas.

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