David Carradine

John Arthur "David" CarradineJohn Arthur “David” Carradine (December 8, 1936 — June 3, 2009) was an American actor best known for his work in the 1970s television series Kung Fu and more recently in the Kill Bill films. He appeared in more than 100 feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award.
Early roles from 1963–64 included guest performances on TV shows of then-popular genres, anthology series and westerns. These included episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Virginian and Wagon Train. He made his feature film debut in 1964 in Taggart, a western based on a novel by Louis L’Amour. Moving to the Broadway stage, he appeared in The Royal Hunt of the Sun, a play by Peter Shaffer about the destruction of the Inca empire by conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Carradine won a Theatre World Award for Best Debut Performance in 1965. He returned to TV in the series Shane, a 1966 western based upon a 1949 novel ofDavid Carradine old the same name and previously filmed in 1953. In 1972, he starred as ‘Big’ Bill Shelly in one of Martin Scorsese’s earliest films Boxcar Bertha, costarring Barbara Hershey.
Carradine starred as Kwai Chang Caine on the hit TV series Kung Fu (1972–1975) and was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award, Carradine was not in fact Chinese. He earned critical praise as folksinger Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory (1976) and won a National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, in addition to being nominated for a Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Circle Award. He played Abel Rosenberg in The Serpent’s Egg (1977), set in post-World War I Berlin, the only Hollywood film made by legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. He also starred in the cult science-fiction classic Death Race 2000 (1975).
Carradine had a son, Free (born 1972; name since changed to Tom) with Barbara Hershey, his domestic partner from 1972 to 1975.
Carradine was married five times. He had a daughter Calista (born 1962) by first wife Donna, and a daughter David CarradineKansas (born 1978) by second wife Linda. He had three stepdaughters, Amanda, Madeline and Olivia and a stepson, Max, who were all children of his fifth wife Annie Bierman from a previous relationship.
Each of Carradine’s first four marriages ended in divorce. On December 26, 2004, he married Annie Bierman at the seaside Malibu home of his friend, Michael Madsen. Vicki Roberts, his attorney and longtime friend of his wife, performed the ceremony.
According to ex-wife Marina Anderson in an interview with Access Hollywood, “There was a dark side to David, there was a very intense side to David. People around him know that.” Previously in her divorce filing she had claimed that “It was the continuation of abhorrent and deviant sexual behavior which was potentially deadly.”
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