Walter Cronkite (1916–2009)


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Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, the only child of Helen Lena (Fritsche) and Walter Leland Cronkite, a doctor. 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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 Benjamin Franklin
(2002-2003)
(1997)
The Twentieth Century Narrator / Self - Host / Self - Narrator / Self - Reporter / Self - Host and Narrator / Narrator (voice)
(1957-1966)
(1993)

Filmography

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 2009 21 and a Wake-Up
Narration
 2002-2003 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series)
Benjamin Franklin
- We the People (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
- Going Home (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
- The Man Who Wouldn't Be King (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
- Born Free and Equal (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
- Yorktown (2003) ... Benjamin Franklin (voice)
 1989-1997 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Walter Cronkite
- And That's the Way It Was? (1997) ... Walter Cronkite
- Ship of Phil's (1993) ... Walter Cronkite (voice)
- Roasted (1989) ... Walter Cronkite
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Captain Neweyes (voice)
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
2nd Edition Narrator - 1986-1994 (voice)
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Narrator
- White Collar Bandit (1959) ... Narrator
 1954-1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Narrator / Narrated by / Host
- 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 »

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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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:

While attending The University of Texas, one of his pastimes was acting in student plays. In one of them, he co-starred with Eli Wallach. He dropped out of UT to become a journalist. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The Most Trusted Man in America See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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