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Walter Cronkite (I) (1916–2009)


Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. was born in St Joseph, Missouri. He was the only child of Walter Leland Cronkite Sr. and Helen Lena Fritsche. Throughout his early career, Cronkite worked with newspapers. During World War II, he served as a news reporter. In 1950, Cronkite became a journalist. He signed up with CBS News in 1962 and retired in 1981. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Twentieth Century
The Twentieth Century Narrator / Himself - Host / Himself - Narrator / Himself - Reporter / Himself - Host and Narrator / Narrator (voice)
(1957-1966)
Fail Safe
Fail Safe Himself - Host
(2000)
You Are There
You Are There Himself - Host - Narrator / Himself - Host / Narrator / Host
(1953-1971)

Filmography

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 2009 Great Decisions (TV Series)
Narrator
- 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)
Narrator
- 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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I firmly believe in the necessity of military censorship but there is considerable danger to the democracy when in the guise of military censorship our government engages in political censorship. See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in 1999. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Walter Wilcox See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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