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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 Benjamin Franklin
(2002-2003)
(1997)
(1993)
Great Books Editorial Department
(1993-2002)

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 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)
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Captain Neweyes (voice)
 1993 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Walter Cronkite
- Ship of Phil's (1993) ... Walter Cronkite (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 / Host
- Paul Revere's Ride (April 18. 1775) (1954) ... Host / Narrator
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Show Show Self (230 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:

And that's the way it is, March 6, 1981. [Sign-off line on his last night as anchor] See more »

Trivia:

According to Cronkite's autobiography, his mother Helen Fitzche dated Douglas MacArthur as a teenager. The future general asked her to marry him but her father would not allow it because he felt MacArthur was too old for her. Cronkite asked the General about it one night at a party and his only response was "Ah, yes. Helen Fitzche." and walked away. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Uncle Walter See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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