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David Carradine

David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor and martial artist, best known for his role as a warrior monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. 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. Films that featured Carradine continued to be released 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 son of a frequently married actor, he had an unstable childhood. This instability would continue throughout his life as he himself was married five times. He was also frequently

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David Carradine's Wife Settles Case In Actor's Death

David Carradine
Wife Settles Lawsuit Over Actor's Auto-Erotic Death

David Carradine's wife has just settled her case against the production company of the movie David was shooting when he died of auto-erotic asphyxiation ... TMZ has learned.Anne Carradine had sued… READ MORE >

David Carradine -- Alleged Dead Deadbeat

David Carradine -- Alleged Dead Deadbeat

Even in death, David Carradine is fighting over money with an ex -- according to new court docs, the former "Kung Fu" star owes more than half-a-million bucks to his deceased ex-wife. Carradine's… READ MORE >

- 1430 days ago
David Carradine -- Only Worth $40k??

David Carradine -- Only Worth $40k??

David Carradine's widow is fighting off the financial claims an ex-wife is making on his estate -- but here's the catch ... she claims the whole shebang is only worth $40,000.Anne Carradine filed… READ MORE >

- 1519 days ago
David Carradine's Wife: Film Co. Caused Death

David Carradine's Wife: Film Co. Caused Death

David Carradine's wife is suing the production company of the movie he was shooting when he died, claiming the company should never have left David alone that night.According to the suit and… READ MORE >

- 1582 days ago
David Carradine Death Jokes -- Too Soon?

David Carradine Death Jokes -- Too Soon?

It was bound to get downright inappropriate during the roast of Joan Rivers -- but was anybody really expecting not one, but two cracks at the late David Carradine's expense? Warning: Language… READ MORE >

- 1879 days ago
Second Autopsy -- Carradine Death Accidental

Second Autopsy -- Carradine Death Accidental

A private autopsy performed on David Carradine's body suggests the actor's death was accidental.Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said the cause of death was from asphyxiation -- and that… READ MORE >

- 1918 days ago
David Carradine's Death -- Not Suicide

David Carradine's Death -- Not Suicide

An independent autopsy requested by David Carradine's family revealed he did not commit suicide.No real surprise there. The forensics expert who examined his body, Dr. Michael Baden, said he'll… READ MORE >

- 1939 days ago
David Carradine Sex Toy Shopping List

David Carradine Sex Toy Shopping List

David Carradine went to a Los Angeles sex shop he frequented just three weeks before he died and placed a large order for clothing, toys and videos.According to the owner of Susie's Delights in… READ MORE >

- 1940 days ago
Carradine's Catatonic TV Role -- 'Mental' to Air?

Carradine's Catatonic TV Role -- 'Mental' to Air?

The episode of "Mental" David Carradine filmed before his death aired last night on FOX.Carradine played a famous author who goes catatonic after getting struck by lightning -- and spends most of… READ MORE >

- 1940 days ago
Carradine Tried Playing it Safe

Carradine Tried Playing it Safe

We've now seen a clear, uncensored version of the photo of David Carradine's body, and it reveals a powerful clue reinforcing the theory his death was an accident. The rope around his neck is… READ MORE >

- 1941 days ago

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