Death of James Whitmore

October 1, 1921 - February 6, 2009
Los Angeles, California | Age 87

Emmy- and Tony-winning actor dies at 87
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By BOB THOMAS, Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES --James Whitmore, the many-faceted character actor who delivered strong performances in movies, television and especially the theater with his popular one-man shows about Harry Truman, Will Rogers and Theodore Roosevelt, died Friday, his son said. He was 87.

The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor was diagnosed with lung cancer the week before Thanksgiving and died Friday afternoon at his Malibu home, Steve Whitmore said.


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