David Carradine

David Carradine

Performer

David Carradine, a member of the acting Carradine family who became a martial arts icon through his roles in the 1970s show "Kung Fu" and its sequel, and Quentin Tarantino's hyper-violent "Kill Bill" films, was found dead in his hotel suite in Bangkok, where he was working on a movie, the New York Times reported. He was 72. Bangkok authorities are treating the death as a suicide. Mr. Carradine was the eldest son of stage and film character actor John Carradine, a flamboyant performer known for declaiming Shakespeare while walking down the street. His brother, Bruce; his half-brothers Keith and Robert; and his nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton all became actors.

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  • Also known as: John Arthur Carradine
  • Born: Dec 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California
  • Death: Jun 3, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand

Roles (3)

The 28th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - Apr 21, 1974 The 28th Annual Tony Awards - 1974 (1974)
Opened Apr 21, 1974
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
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The Royal Hunt of the Sun Playbill - Oct 1965 The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1965)
Opened Oct 26, 1965
  • as Atahuallpa (Original)
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The Deputy Playbill - Feb 1964 The Deputy (1964)
Opened Feb 26, 1964
  • as Father Riccardo Fontana, S.J. (Replacement)
  • Arrived on May 24, 1964

Awards

Theatre World
1966 Theatre World Award The Royal Hunt of the Sun Winner