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Walter Cronkite (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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 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:

Belonged to the advisory committee of The Smile Train, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with cleft lips and palates. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 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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Did You Know?

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 »

Trivia:

Betsy Cronkite, his wife, was working as a newspaper journalist when they met. 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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