David Carradine

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Biography

  • Birth Name: John Arthur Carradine
  • Birth Place: Hollywood, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/08/1936, Sagittarius
  • Date of Death: 06/03/2009
  • Profession: Actor; director; writer; songwriter
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David Carradine Fast Facts:
  • Studied music theory and composition in college, and composed and performed music for several films.
  • Served in the U.S. Army for two years in the early 1960s.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1964's The Deputy.
  • First film appearance was in Taggart (1965).
  • Had not studied martial arts until the Kung Fu series, but he continued to practice it and produced exercise and instructional videos on the subject.
  • Authored several books, including an autobiography titled Endless Highway (1995).
  • Although his death in 2009 was originally reported as a suicide, further investigation determined that he died of accidental asphyxiation.
  • David Carradine Relationships:
  • Calista Carradine - Daughter
  • Keith Carradine - Half Brother
  • Marina Carradine - Ex-wife
  • Robert Carradine - Half Brother
  • Kansas Carradine - Daughter
  • Linda Gilbert - Ex-wife
  • Christopher Carradine - Half Brother
  • Tom Carradine - Son
  • Annie Bierman - Wife
  • Barbara Hershey - Ex-significant Other
  • Bruce Carradine - Brother
  • Donna Lee Becht - Ex-wife
  • Martha Plimpton - Niece
  • Ever Carradine - Niece
  • John Carradine - Father
  • Ardanelle Abigail Carradine - Mother
  • Gail Jensen - Ex-wife
  • Michael Bowen - Half Brother
  • David Carradine Awards:
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama, Continuing - Nominee
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Oakland Jr. College, Oakland, CA; attended San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA

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