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LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Whitmore, the many-faceted character actor who delivered strong performances in movies, television and especially the theater with his popular one-man shows about Harry Truman, Will Rogers and Theodore Roosevelt, died Friday, his son said. He was 87.

The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor was diagnosed with lung cancer the week before Thanksgiving and died Friday afternoon at his Malibu home, Steve Whitmore said.

"My father believed that family came before everything, that work was just a vehicle in which to provide for your family," said Whitmore, who works as spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "At the end, and in the last two and a half months of his life, he was surrounded by his family."

His long-running "Give 'em Hell, Harry," tracing the life of the 33rd president, was released as a theatrical movie in 1975. Whitmore was nominated for an Academy Award as best actor, marking the only time in Oscar history that an actor has been nominated for a film in which he was the only cast member. His Teddy Roosevelt portrait, "Bully," was also converted into a movie.

He later became the TV pitchman for Miracle-Gro plant food, and used the product in his large vegetable garden at his Malibu home.

While not known for his politics, Whitmore was an early supporter of President Barack Obama. He stumped for Obama during a 2007 rally at the Gibson Theatre at Universal Studios, telling the crowd that Obama had the wisdom "to deal with a very, very confused and complex country, and the world." Whitmore also appeared in TV commercials in 2008 for the "First Freedom First" campaign, which advocates religious liberty and preserving the separation of church and state.

Whitmore had regularly attended an Oscar night bash, Night of 100 Stars, and had sent in his RSVP for this year, said Edward Lozzi, a spokesman for agent Norby Walters' gala.

Whitmore started both his Broadway and Hollywood careers with acclaimed performances, both as tough-talking sergeants. In 1947, discharged a year from Marine duty, he made his Broadway debut in a taut Air Force drama, "Command Decision." He was awarded a Tony for outstanding performance by a newcomer.

Two years later, Whitmore was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe as supporting actor in the war movie "Battleground."

He followed with memorable performances in scores of films, refusing to be typed. Besides war movies, he appeared in Westerns ("The Last Frontier," ''Chato's Land"), musicals ("Kiss Me Kate," ''Oklahoma!"), science fiction ("Planet of the Apes," ''Them"), dramas ("The Asphalt Jungle," ''The Shawshank Redemption") and comedies ("Mr. O'Malley and Mrs. Malone," ''The Great Diamond Robbery.")

Shirley Jones, a teenager when she starred in "Oklahoma," said she came to know Whitmore during months of filming in Nogales, Ariz., and recalled being impressed by her good-humored and highly disciplined colleague.

"He told me, 'If you're going to be in this business, you better learn your craft,'" Jones recalled. "And he never stopped learning."

His favorite film was "Black Like Me" (1964), a true story about a white reporter who blackened his face to experience life as an African-American in the South.

Another of his rare starring roles was "The Next Voice You Hear" (1950), in which a family hears the voice of God via the radio. He played opposite Nancy Davis, the future Mrs. Ronald Reagan.

Whitmore often appeared on television, starring in the series "The Law and Mr. Jones" (1960-1962), "My Friend Tony" (1969) and "Temperatures Rising" (1972-1973). He received an Emmy in 1999 as guest actor in a series for "The Practice."

Jones recalled seeing him in a 2007 episode of the TV drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and marveling at his still-sharp talent. "I was absolutely blown away by that. He had a huge role, playing a lawyer, and it was phenomenal," she said.

A student of history, Whitmore delighted in portraying famous American personages. He toured in the play "The Magnificent Yankee," about Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. He played Ulysses S. Grant in a 1960 TV movie, Adm. William F. "Bull" Halsey in the Pearl Harbor attack spectacle "Tora! Tora! Tora!", and Walt Whitman in a dramatic reading, "A Whitman Portrait."

The monologues of Harry Truman, Will Rogers and Teddy Roosevelt brought Whitmore his greatest success. In 2000, he appeared in "Will Rogers, U.S.A." at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., his eighth engagement in the show at Ford's over a 30-year period.

President Ford attended a performance of "Give 'em Hell, Harry" at Ford's Theater after Richard Nixon resigned. Whitmore worried about Ford's reaction to Truman's crusty words about Nixon.

The actor recalled: "I was three feet from Gerry Ford when I said to the press as Truman: 'Nixon is a no-good lying (expletive); if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd tell a lie just to keep his hand in.' After the show, (Ford) came up on stage and put his arm around me and said, 'That was a pretty good blocking back.'" Ford had been line coach when Whitmore played football at Yale.

His movie and television careers continued into the 21st century, but he admitted that he preferred the stage.

"I find the process of making movies absolutely boring," he told a reporter in 1994. "It's so fragmented. You wait and wait and wait and then, look, as Jack Lemmon says, 'It's magic time.' In the theater, once the curtain goes up, the actor is in charge."

Born in 1921 in White Plains, N.Y., Whitmore was active in school sports and acted in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, though his strict Methodist family disapproved of the profession. After a year at an Ivy League prep school, Whitmore in 1939 enrolled in prelaw at Yale University, where he had won a football scholarship. Two knee injuries ended his football career, and he devoted himself to dramatics.

After graduating from Yale, he enlisted in the Marines and served in the South Pacific. "I had a lot of time to think in the Marine Corps," he recalled, "and so I decided it wasn't the law I wanted but the theater."

In New York he studied at the American Theater Wing under the G.I. Bill, living on $20 a week and rooming with another hopeful actor, Jack Warden. After a season in summer stock in New Hampshire, he returned to New York and won the role of Sergeant Harold Evans in "Command Decision." Rave reviews started his career in motion.

He married Nancy Mygatt in 1947, and the couple had three sons, James, Steven and Daniel. They later divorced, and in 1971 he married an actress, Audra Lindley. They often appeared in plays together, even after their 1979 divorce. He remarried his first wife in the 1980s, but another divorce ensued. Nearing 80 in 2001, Whitmore married actress-writer Noreen Nash.

Whitmore is also survived by eight grandchildren.




Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press
Published in Los Angeles Times on Feb. 7, 2009.
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May 16, 2018
Just watched James Whitmore in a episode of Rawhide tidaled " Incident of the Dogfaces". Such a great actor. Love him & miss him. I wish he could have kept turning out more movies. Hope to see him in Heaven someday.
Ron Tucker
April 14, 2018
Mr. Whitmore was such a wonderful actor, I hate to be a day late and a dollar short,however I was just watching an older episode of CSI Las Vegas and recognised his familiar face, ahhhh I said to myself, There is a beloved face from my past and I remembered many roles he played, and thought, "Ah I miss that face!!!"
Kris Bottaro
April 25, 2017
I will miss you. You were my favorite actor In ever movie you were in that I lost loved to watched. Even seeing in movies even if your dead makes me cry. Your in a better place. Ashes at sea and your in heaven.
Elijah Jernick
February 16, 2017
Loved your roles in The Twilight Zone and Big Valley!
Nazarene McKinney
September 11, 2016
Valenda Newell
August 25, 2016
Mr. James Whitmore....A veteran of stage, screen and tv..you never disappointed. You always stressed authenticity and verve. Luckily for us all, the silver screen and the small screen will cast your image thru the ages....You will be missed.
edward williams
December 14, 2015
Always liked his work. Still looking for a video of "Bully" to show my son.
Michael Sullivan
March 11, 2014
Un grand homme pourvu d'une très belle âme.
Que Dieu vous bénisse monsieur Whitmore ainsi que votre famille.
Corinne Xiberras
January 10, 2014
I saw your son on tv. He certainly looks like you. R.I.P. Mr Whitmore.
Nora Kawalec
March 24, 2013
I haven't known of the legend of James Whitmore until i watched "The Shwashank Redemption[1994]",i went on and on digging up his movies, indeed Whitmore is a Legend. I know might be too late for this but just wanna send my deepest condolences to the Whitmore family.
Manoke Maake
June 13, 2012
R.I.P JAMES. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE MOVIE, THE WORD-WHAT AN AMAZING ACTOR. ALSO WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER JAMES IN THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION AND HIM FEEDING THAT CROW THAT HE KEPT AS A PET-WHAT SWEET AND TENDER MOMENTS ONSCREEN. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. WE LOVE YOU. YOU WILL BE MISSED. TO THE FAMILY, WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
KATHY STEWART BARNETT
May 21, 2012
KATHY AND BUDDY BARNETT
February 15, 2011
i loved this man as an actor and miss him very much as i grew up at the same time god bless him and his beloved family and friends
william miller
March 18, 2010
For James...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 12, 2010
JUST A FAN BUT AM VERY, VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING. A EARE HOLLYWOOD ACTOR THAT NEVER LET HIS FAME GO TO HIS HEAD. GODSPEED MY FRIEND!!
Gerald Harling
January 12, 2010
My sincere condolenses to your family.
James had built a good name and reputation. A good name with God is most important, He is the one that can give you everlasing life in Gods Kingdom. Ecc.7:1.
Jackie Clark
October 5, 2009
For James...
One of the finest
actors...ever.


WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio
April 17, 2009
As the Saying goes in The "Star Trek" Movies, the Old High Vulcan Expression of Condolence, "I Grieve with Thee" Words are inadaquate to express My sympathy for YOUR family @ YOUR Loss. May God Grant YOU strength, & Grace to comfort YOU in YOUR season of Loss !
Wiliam Wiles
April 17, 2009
Loved the film that I saw shawshank redemption, rest in peace
Lee
April 1, 2009
It is truly an honour to know someone as special as you are and to share the same presence with you at Jacob's wedding.
Jennifer Diana Ali
April 1, 2009
I had the opportunity to catch a glimps of you at Jacob's wedding, and it was a honour and pleasure knowing I know you.
Kardir and Ava Ali
March 29, 2009
It was a wonderful honor to know you for so long since I was very young,and a wonderful memorial.I will never forget you mr.whitmore.
Sincerely Your friend.
Amina Santana
March 28, 2009
My grandfathers greatest hero.
I love my grandfather very much and miss his mad beauty.
Jacob Whitmore.
jacob whitmore
February 17, 2009
Dear family of James Whitmore,
Your loved one served his country well in World War II, he came home and made his mark on stage and screen-sharing his talent with so many people.
I am sorry for your loss.
I will always remember him as the Grandfather in "Where the Red Fern Grows." He made every movie and television appearance better with his amazing acting abilities.
I thank him for doing his duty overseas, I thank him for entertaining me and all of his fans, and I thank him for being a real human being.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Whitmore, you will be missed.
Regina Crutcher
February 12, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Bonnie Sweat
February 12, 2009
ROBERTA PARRACK
February 12, 2009
may he be at peace now and from above shine a light at us to show us he is watching over us.
margret jameson
February 12, 2009
Mr Whitmore was one of my favorite actors. I will never grow tired of watching "The Shawshank" in which he did a great job! Rest in peace Mr Whitmore, your movies are here to stay.
Luis E Hernandez
February 12, 2009
I liked James. My sympathy goes out to his family and close friends.
steve clark
February 12, 2009
May the blessing of light be upon
you.

May the blessed sunlight shine on you.

And may the blessing of the rain be
upon you – the soft sweet rain.

May it fall upon your spirit so that the
little flowers may spring up and shed
their sweetness in the air.

And may the blessing of the great
rains be on you.

May they beat upon your spirit and
wash it fair and clean and leave there
many a shining pool where the blue
heaven shines reflected in sometimes
a star.

May the blessing of the earth be
upon you.

May the earth rest easy over you
when at last you lie out under it.

May it rest so lightly over you that
your soul may be quickly through it
and on its way to God.
Sharon
February 11, 2009
To the family.You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. May God continue to comfort family and friends at this time of sorrow.
Jeannette Warren
February 11, 2009
A great talent...he will be missed.
Shana Montgomery
February 11, 2009
You will be sorely missed in Peterborough, NH. We enjoyed seeing you around and at the Players year after year! You and Noreen will be faces long remembered here!
Dr. Russell and Lyn Gaudiana
February 11, 2009
The world has lost one of the great actors and my condolences to the family on the loss of their beloved father.
Mimi Romano
February 11, 2009
Rest in Peace, Mr. Whitmore. You'll live forever, through your movie roles.

The movie "The Shawshank Redemption" is my all-time favorite movie. Your "Brooks Hatlen" makes me cry, each time I see it!

I also loved "The Next Voice You Hear."

My sympathy to Mr. Whitmore's family and friends.
Darla
February 11, 2009
Sheree Freeman
February 11, 2009
I truly enjoyed watching Mr. Whitmore in the movies and on TV.
May he find eternal rest.
Maureen Monteiro.
February 10, 2009
May God give you comfort in your time of loss.
JoAnn Meshell
February 10, 2009
James, I am sad to see you go. It was a great pleasure to have known you and to serve you for all these years. you are one of a kind and I will truly miss you. Rest in peace.
Anonymous
February 10, 2009
Our deepest sympathy for your and our loss. So many years of wonderful entertainment. Mr. Whitmore has given so much pleasure. Thank you for sharing him with us. Peace to you and your family.
Frederick Sousa
February 10, 2009
May the comforting thought from the Bible book of Revelation, the 21st chapter, verse 4 be of comfort to you. It reads: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I offer my sincere condolences to you all.
February 10, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. As I was writing in my husbands and son's site I came across Mr. Whitmore's I just what to said what an great actor he was and how my husband would watch his movies all the time he was one of his favorite actors. He loved him in Battleground, Tora Tora Tora, and Battle of the Bulge.
He will truely be missed.

Gladys
February 10, 2009
To the Whitmore Family,
Thank you for sharing Mr. Whitmore with us for some many years.
Peace to you and your family.
Carol Dell Grant
February 10, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Whitmore's passing. I enjoyed watching his movies when i was a kid. May God's wonderful promise at Revelation 21:4 bring you much comfort.
Scott
February 10, 2009
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. He was an incredible actor I really enjoyed him in Shawshank Redemption and on the Practice.
Chaun Mosley
February 10, 2009
A new Angel looks over all of us now.
My condolence to your family.
Thank you, Mr. Whitmore for your brilliant acting ability. I will never forget you in Shawshank Redemption. Your portrayal of Brooks is one I will never forget.
Ginny Hunter
February 10, 2009
I remember seeing Mr. Whitmore in several films as a kid. He always seemed that no matter how tough he acted, he had a heart of gold beneath. As a Patriot Guard Rider, I stand and salute a great American. Rest well Mr. Whitmore.
Bill (Topper) Gacy
February 10, 2009
Whitmore Family:

My sincere condolences on your loss and may the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with in your time of grief.2Corinthians 1:4
S. Griffin
February 10, 2009
Norman Weeks
Rest in Peace my friend. You have fought a good fight.
Norman Weeks
February 10, 2009
Mr. Whitmore,
I'm sad to see you go. I loved a lot of your movies-Battleground, Battle Cry, Them, Tora, Tora, Tora; and The Shawshank Redemption as well as a lot of your other movie that I wish that I had seen. I would also like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USMC in the Pacific during WW II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Sir
Mike Casey
February 10, 2009
The performing arts certainly lost a true and wonderful man.I am saddened because they don't make them like Mr.Whitmore anymore.Sir,I just,feel you were so great at your craft,and you put your heart into whom ever you were portraying.My sympathy to the Whitmore family.A legend indeed and a professional all the way.I believe you taken back seat to noone including greats like John Wayne Henry Fonda,Yul Brynner and so many more artists.May your family find peace and you have left a great void in the performing arts of the world.Sidney Stover Columbus,Ohio
Sidney Stover
February 10, 2009
Truly one of the best and most versatile actors of his time. He could work any role......God bless him and his family.
Michael Crane
February 9, 2009
I was getting ready to sign my mother's guest book and wanted to say I'm sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Whitmore's movies from when I was a child. He was a great actor and you all will be in my prayers.
Regina Shea
February 9, 2009
I Loved "Brooks" in Shawshank,one of the best movies ever made. God bless you Mr. Whitmore.
Amy Wantland
February 9, 2009
Mr. Whitmore was a great actor. I've really enjoyed his work over the years. It's encouraging to know just how important family was to him. He will truly be missed. May your fond memories help you to cope during these difficult days. Reflect on what is written in God’s word the bible with regards to the resurrection at John 5:28,29. I sincerely hope this thought will bring a measure of comfort and hope to you all. Please accept my sincere condolences.
February 9, 2009
Your Father was such a wonderful kind man! We got the honor of seeing him in Ferndale, California while he was filming "The Majestic". The whole town was saying what a nice down to earth man he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless you all!
Penny
February 9, 2009
Your Dad was a wonderful actor.The movie industery has lost a shining Star!! Our prayer's are with the familey.May God's peace be with you.
( Al & Clee McDaniel )
Perris,Ca
Clee McDaniel
February 9, 2009
REST IN PEACE, YOUR WORK IS DONE.
A. GIBBS
February 9, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. James Whitmore was one of my favorites. If he was in a movie you knew it was going to be good, I was never disappointed. My prayers are with you.
Jeannie Tolle
February 9, 2009
he was the first actor i saw in person. he was in a grocery store in malibu it was the very first time i ever came to ca.
linda williams
February 9, 2009
you are one of the best actors ever .the moves you did of ww2 are the best moves ever mad thank you and god bless you.
chris oakes
February 9, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Jaye Shuckles
February 9, 2009
Your Biggest Fan
February 9, 2009
It is sad that this earth has lost another true talented man. My prayers are with Mr. Whitmore's family and friends during this sad time. Heaven is lucky to have another wonderful angel such as him.
Renee Carter
February 9, 2009
He was truly a wonderful actor. I am sorry for your loss
May god be with you and your family at this time

peace be with you.

Margarita Millsap
Powder Springs GA
Maragrita Millsap
February 9, 2009
I would like to extend my condolences to the family. The world has lost a great actor. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days and months to come. Psalm 23. Your family will be in the thoughts and prayers of many.
February 9, 2009
I am saddened to learn of your father's passing. I recall my mom and I glued to the television to watch, "The Law and Mr. Jones." Superb artist, wonderful person, devoted father. You have been blessed by heaven. My prayers are with you.
February 9, 2009
The town of Peterborough NH mourns the loss of our wonderful friend James Whitmore. Sympathy and love to Noreen and Jim Jr and Family and the rest of the Whitmore family. We will miss you more than words can ever say.
Judy Stockwell
Florence Goldman
Peterborough NH
Judy Stockwell
February 9, 2009
Over the years when I have had the pleasure and honor of seeing him perform; I always sat up a little straighter and listened a little more intently so as not to miss a single frame. He will be missed and never forgotten.
Beverly Engelbert
February 9, 2009
February 09, 2009 Mr. Whitmore will be surely missed, he was a great actor, we are loosing one of the best. So sorry for your loss.
Mr. & Mrs. Polcaro
February 9, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
J Nastasi
February 9, 2009
Whitmore family,

You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. I loved to see James Whitmore in his roles in the movies. He was a fine actor and a credit to his craft. Jehovah God promises an end to death at Revelation 21:4 and that he will remember all those in the memorial tombs at John 5:28. These scriptures bring us comfort and give us hope.
Mrs. Thomas Smith
February 9, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
cynthia walker
February 9, 2009
A GREAT ACTOR WHO WILL BE SORELY MISSED.
RICHARD YATES
February 9, 2009
Mr Whitmore you will be missed you were a great actor God Bless

Dawsonville Ga
Fred Thurau
February 9, 2009
Mr. Whitmore will surely be missed, there is no greater love than that of a family, and when a loved one has passed on its because God needs one of his angels to come home and James was truly an angel. He is gone but not forgotten and will live on in your memories. May God be with you all at this time of your sorrow.
Carol Woosley
February 9, 2009
Richard H. Herrick
February 9, 2009
My prayes to the family in the great loss. He was trully and man to be admired.
Sherri
February 8, 2009
I will never forget the emotion I felt watching Mr. Whitmore in the movie "Shawshank Redemption". The acting was superb!! My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Karol Johnson
February 8, 2009
Thank you for passing through and brightening my life with your gift. Your twinkling eyes and smiling face hid a multitude of characters, and you portrayed them magnificently.
More importantly, I am grateful for your life and dedication to your family. Bless them all.
Dot Smith
February 8, 2009
To the Whitmore Family:

Your loss is felt by us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. How precious to know that his family came first with acting being nothing more than a vehicle to care for you. You were very fortunate!

Mr. Whitmore is now resting and in God's memory with the wonderful hope of being reunited with his family on a righteous, peaceful earth.

May you draw comfort and strength from God's Word and the promises therein that will be realized under His Kingdom arrangement.

Sincerely,
Mourners
February 8, 2009
Another of the greats passes. Rest in peace and thank you.
Earl Kessinger
February 8, 2009
one of the best in the buisness.my thoughts and wishes to the family.
mark salisbury
February 8, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
alice wells
February 8, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
The Link Family
February 8, 2009
I am so sorry on the passing of James Whitmore. He leaves behind an incomparable legacy to this world. My sympathy to his family and friends and may Mr. Whitmore rest in peace-
David Packer
February 8, 2009
Our heartfelt sympathy to James' family. He was indeed a special friend to our family and I know that he always remembered the people who helped raise him as a child. He once shared those special memories with us in Sacramento CA. May God give him eternal peace.
Dolly Holbrook
February 8, 2009
You were a great actor and an honorable man. Rest in peace, and give'm Hell in Heaven!
Jeanie Curry
February 8, 2009
I loved everything you did in the movies. Not like a lot of Actors; You "Became" the part that you played. May you Rest in Peace my friend.
Cloyce A. Muckelroy
February 8, 2009
Dear Whitmore Family,

We are saddened by this news. Mr. Whitmore seemed very passionate about Justice. The promise at John 5:28,29 brings us joy on these occasions. We hope it brings you comfort as well.

Green Family
February 8, 2009
I had the honor of meeting Mr.
Whitmore during the filming of the
Majestic in Ferndale, Ca. What an
incredible man. I will treasure the
T-shirt that he signed. Truely enjoyed every movie that was in.
He will be missed.
Linda Dickson
Linda Dickson
February 8, 2009
Rest in Peace as you take your place in eternity.
S. SMITH
February 8, 2009
Thank you for sharing your talent. Rest in Peace James.
SHEILA SMITH
February 8, 2009
Mr. Whitmore, You were a very fine actor and I especially enjoyed your performance in The Shawshank Redemption but I'll remember you best from your powerful performace as Captain William Benteen in the Twilight Zone episode "On Thursday we Leave for Home." Thank you for many years of entertainment and may you rest in heavenly peace.
Charles Hunt
February 8, 2009
God bless you and rest in peace.
Paula Merritt
February 7, 2009
LINDA TRACY
February 7, 2009
You always made my temperature rise! Rest in peace.
Denise Brown - Ford
February 7, 2009
To the Whitmore Family,
In his obituary, it read that James' profession was always second to his family. I found that to be beautiful, he had his priorities right. God Bless you all in your loss.
Lori Stoddard
February 7, 2009
REST EASY .....ACTOR..EXTRAORDINAIRE....!
Aaron Washington
February 7, 2009
REST IN PEACE JAMES WHITMORE
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