DEAD: ON THIS DATE
James Whitmore (aged 87)
Actor (Shawshank Redemption)
James Allen Whitmore Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre, and television actor. During his career, Whitmore won three of the four EGOT honors: a Tony, a Grammy, and an Emmy. Whitmore also won a Golden Globeand was nominated for two Academy Awards.
DEATH: Whitmore was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2008. He died from the disease at the age of 87 on February 6, 2009, at his Malibu, Californiahome.