Thursday, June 4, 2009

David Carradine, 1936-2009

David Carradine has been found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand, according to published news reports. He was 72. He was probably more famous on TV than on movies, having starred in the early 1970s TV series Kung Fu and doing a lot of guest roles in episodes of various TV series. Amongst his movie roles, he might be best remembered for playing Woody Guthrie in the 1976 movie Bound For Glory.

His other claim to fame would be being part of an acting family that includes, among others, half-brother Keith, who appeared in movies like Robert Altman's Nashville, and father John, a veteran character actor whose lengthy list of credites includes The Grapes of Wrath and, amongst movies I've commented upon, Of Human Hearts.

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Anonymous said...

David Carradine, star of the 1970s television series "Kung Fu." has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room.
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