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James Whitmore RIP

by grimgraphix / February 9, 2009 12:04 PM PST
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Excellent actor, indeed.
by drpruner / February 9, 2009 12:30 PM PST
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From Wikipedia: "spent his senior year at the Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Connecticut. He then entered Yale University, where he was a member of Skull and Bones, and served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II."

So he had a broad-based education when he began acting.
Hollywood thinking: He won acclaim for the Command Decision role on Broadway (per BBC), but the studio went with the current pretty boy, who wasn't nearly the actor Whitmore was.

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He was the one with the gravelly voice wasn't he?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 10, 2009 5:29 AM PST
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I always enjoyed watching any films he was in.

Mark

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Voice not what I'd call gravelly, more resonant, but he did
by Ziks511 / February 10, 2009 5:39 AM PST

a great Harry Truman stage presentation.

Rob

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