James Whitmore Passes


Emmy and Tony Award winning actor James Whitmore passed away yesterday from complications of lung cancer. He was 87. He will be best remembered for his one-man shows as Will Rogers, Harry Truman and Teddy Roosevelt. He was also nominated for an Oscar for his turn as Truman, the only time a film starring one man has been given the nod. My own personal favorite Whitmore film is Battleground, for which he also was nominated. He’ll be missed.

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About Glenn Walker

Glenn Walker is a professional writer, and editor-in-chief and contributing writer at Biff Bam Pop!. A blogger, podcaster, and reviewer of pop culture in all its forms, he's done stints in radio, journalism and video retail. Ask him anything about movies, television, music, or especially comics or French fries, and you’ll be hard pressed to stump him or shut him up.

Posted on February 7, 2009, in battleground, film, james whitmore, obit, oscars, stage. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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