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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Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (12 credits)
Show Show Self (241 credits)
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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:

[About President Kennedy] "Kennedy could be as charming in public as he had been in private. But he had another side, a certain attitude of superiority, an arrogance that I found disturbing." See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) in the category Film & Television. See more »

Trademark:

Deep smooth voice and southern accent See more »

Nickname:

Uncle Walter See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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