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Walter Cronkite (I) (1916–2009)

Walter Cronkite was born on November 4, 1916 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA as Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. He is known for his work on Fail Safe (2000), You Are There (1953) and The Twentieth Century (1957). He was married to Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Maxwell. He died on July 17, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Great Decisions (TV Series)
- Running Out: The Global Food Crisis (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Captain Neweyes (voice)
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
2nd Edition Narrator - 1986-1994 (voice)
 1960 The VIII Winter Olympics (TV Mini-Series)
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- White Collar Bandit (1959) ... Narrator
 1954-1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Narrator / Host
- Paul Revere's Ride (April 18. 1775) (1954) ... Host / Narrator
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Other Works:

Narration for Spaceship Earth ride at EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World; used until 1994. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 18 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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Personal Quote:

[The day President Harding died] "The Kansas City Times had a big picture of President Harding with a black border around it. So I ran down the street to my best friend's house and I said 'Alfred, take a look because that's the last picture you'll ever see of President Harding'. I don't know where I got that crazy idea but it proved early in life that I could pontificate even when wrong." See more »


Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) in the category Film & Television. See more »


Always closed his newscasts by saying "And that's the way it is"


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