Saturday, February 7, 2009


Actor James Whitmore died Friday, February 06, 2009, of lung cancer. A star of stage, screen and television, the Emmy and Tony Award winning actor died in his Malibu home at the age of 87.

Whitmore appeared in Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Shane, The Greatest Show on Earth, Bonanza, Planet of the Apes and many more. He's most remembered as Brooks from the film, The Shawshank Redemption.

Whitmore is survived by his third wife, Noreen, as well as three sons and eight grandchildren.

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