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David Carradine

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Biography

Carradine in April 2008

Source: Wikipedia

David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor and martial artist, best known for his leading role as a Shaolin peace-loving monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. He was a member of a productive acting family that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television and cinema, spanned over four decades. A prolific "B" movie actor, he appeared in more than 100 feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. The last nomination was for his title role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.

Fact file

  • Born: John Arthur Carradine December 8, 1936 Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Died: June 3, 2009 (aged 72) Bangkok, Thailand
  • Cause of death: asphyxiation
  • Occupation: Actor, director
  • Years active: 1947–2009
  • Spouse(s): Donna Lee Becht (1960–1968) Linda Gilbert (1977–1983) Gail Jensen (1986–1997) Marina Anderson (1998–2001) Annie Bierman (2004–2009; his death)
  • Partner(s): Barbara Hershey (1969–1975)
  • Children: 3 children, 4 stepchildren
  • Parent(s): John Carradine Ardanelle McCool
  • Relatives: Keith Carradine (half-brother) Robert Carradine (half-brother) Ever Carradine (niece) Martha Plimpton (niece)
  • Website: www.david-carradine.com

Read more about David Carradine at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Perez Hilton Gossip, 2015-03-13 15:06:46
Robert Carradine is an actor who you might recognize from the movie Revenge of the Nerds. He's also brother to the late David Carradine. Robert and his wife Edith were cruising down a Colorado highway when his car veered into oncoming traffic — he terrifyingly collided head-on with a big ...

Film maker jailed for VAT fraud
BBC Entertainment, 2013-07-01 16:45:35
A producer from Cornwall who made films with David Carradine, Norman Wisdom and Rik Mayall is jailed for three years for VAT fraud.

Carradine's widow settles wrongful death suit (AP)
Yahoo Entertainment, 2011-08-17 21:23:33
AP - Court records show David Carradine's widow has reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against a French company handling the actor's final film.

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