David Carradine: 1936-2009
best known as the star of the 1970s TV series Kung Fu who also had a wide-ranging
career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. News reports said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide. He was 72.
Since every other obituary is going to mention his role as as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series Kung Fu and the 1990s spinoff Kung Fu: The Legend Continues as the grandson of his original character, and every other genre site is going to mention his role as Frankenstein in the original Death Race and his role as Bill in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, we’d like to take a moment and remember him for a different role– as Woody Guthrie in the Hal Ashby film Bound For Glory: