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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)
Narrator / Host
- Paul Revere's Ride (April 18. 1775) (1954) ... Host / Narrator
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Belonged to the advisory committee of The Smile Train, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with cleft lips and palates. 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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[About the Presidents that he met] "They were all giant egos, anxious about their place in history" See more »


Undergoes quadruple bypass surgery in a New York hospital. See more »


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


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