facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
Baz Luhrmann in talks to adapt martial arts Western 'Kung Fu'

Baz Luhrmann in talks to adapt martial arts Western 'Kung Fu'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "Moulin Rouge" and "Great Gatsby" director Baz Luhrmann is in talks to direct a film adaptation of martial arts Western series "Kung Fu."
Annie Matin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
David Carradine exhibition to open at the Hollywood Museum

David Carradine exhibition to open at the Hollywood Museum

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Museum says its exhibit "The Barefoot Legend: David Carradine -- A Contemporary Renaissance Man" is to open next week.

Cartoonist draws wrath of Thai prime minister

BANGKOK, May 22 (UPI) -- Police want to question a political cartoonist in a defamation case brought by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over comments he reportedly made about her on Facebook.
Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen

Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says after working with Christoph Waltz on 2009's "Inglourious Basterds," he found himself writing a role specifically for Austrian actor in "Django Unchained."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.
By United Press International
Carradine's wife sues film company

Carradine's wife sues film company

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- David Carradine's widow has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the production company that was making a film with her husband when he died in Bangkok.
Carradine film honored at London festival

Carradine film honored at London festival

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- "My Suicide," a film starring the late U.S. actor David Carradine, won the best international feature award at London's Raindance independent film festival.
Carradine tells ghost story on new TV show

Carradine tells ghost story on new TV show

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The late U.S. actor David Carradine taped a segment for the cable channel BIO's upcoming series "Celebrity Ghost Stories" four months before his death.
Spike TV plans Carradine tribute

Spike TV plans Carradine tribute

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Spike TV has announced plans to honor the late U.S. action movie and TV icon David Carradine by airing a marathon of his work.
FBI offers help in Carradine investigation

FBI offers help in Carradine investigation

BANGKOK, June 7 (UPI) -- FBI officials say they have offered authorities in Thailand assistance investigating U.S. actor David Carradine's death.

Carradine 'full of life' during last days

BANGKOK, June 6 (UPI) -- A manager of a Bangkok hotel says U.S. actor David Carradine appeared "full of life" in the days leading up to his death.
Carradine may have died during sex act

Carradine may have died during sex act

BANGKOK, June 5 (UPI) -- Thai police said they think U.S. actor David Carradine died this week while attempting an autoerotic act involving rope.
Actor David Carradine dead at 72

Actor David Carradine dead at 72

BANGKOK, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. film and television actor David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel, the "Kung Fu" and "Kill Bill" star's personal manager said.
Prev
Page 1 of 3
Photos
David Carradine
David Carradine arrives on the red carpet at the 18th annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on February 24, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
Wiki

David Carradine (December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009), born John Arthur Carradine, was an American character actor, best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series, Kung Fu and its 1990s sequel series, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. He was a member of a productive acting family dynasty that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television and cinema, spanned over four decades. A prolific "B" movie actor, he appeared in more than 100 feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. The last nomination was for his title role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.

Film projects that featured Carradine continued to be released long after his death. These posthumous credits were from a variety of genres including horror, action, western, martial arts, drama, science fiction and documentary. In addition to his acting career, Carradine was also a musician and pursued a directing career. Influenced by his most popular acting role, he studied martial arts. The child of a frequently married actor, "Jack", as Carradine was known in his youth, had an unstable childhood. This instability would continue throughout his life as he himself was married several times. He was also frequently arrested and prosecuted for a variety of offenses which often involved substance abuse. His death occurred in June 2009, under unusual circumstances.

He was born John Arthur Carradine in Hollywood, California, the son of Ardanelle "Abigail" (née McCool) and noted American actor John Carradine. He was a brother of Bruce, half-brother of Keith, Christopher and Robert Carradine, and an uncle of Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton. He was the great-grandson of Methodist evangelical author Beverly Carradine and the grandnephew of artist Will Foster.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "David Carradine."
Most Popular
1
Who is the 'Woman in Black' roaming U.S. highways?
2
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
3
Oklahoma shook by three earthquakes in less than 48 hours
4
Jennifer Aniston surprised by Justin Theroux during photo shoot
5
Washington soldier claims Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen worker spiked his drink
x
Feedback