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


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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)
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- Paul Revere's Ride (April 18. 1775) (1954) ... Host / Narrator
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Other Works:

Narrator (recorded voice) for Broadway show How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. 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:

[About President Johnson] "It has been said, and truthfully so, that Lyndon Johnson was larger than life. You felt in his presence that here was raw power capable of lifting great weights and crushing enemies." See more »


He met his wife Betsy when he was working at a radio station in Kansas City. The two were paired up to do a cosmetics commercial and married a year later. See more »


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


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