Best known for his work in the 1970’s television series Kung Fu and more recently as Bill in the Tarantino “Kill Bill” movies as well as some great yellow book commercials.; David was the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine. He appeared in more than 100 feature films, television appearances to numerous to count and was nominated four times for Golden Globe Awards. Multi-talented from acting to producing, writing, martial arts, swordsman, musician and artist, he was an amazing man. He was on location in Thailand when he mysteriously died, some say by his own hand, others say by murder. David was an old friend of our theater, had been here several times and one of his swords is on display in our Hollywood Blvd museum and a second one in our Formosa Café. He is buried in Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills which actually overlooks the Warner Bros lot where he filmed his television series Kung Fu. His two part epitaph reads….
THE BAREFOOT LEGEND
He will ever more be revered as one who popularized the spiritual values of the East and the West. Dancer, musician, artist, actor, producer, director, writer, composer, storyteller, poet, philosopher, aesthete, academician, martial artist, master, teacher, kung fu.
“I’m lookin’ for a place where the dogs don’t bite, and the children don’t cry and everything always goes just right. And brothers don’t fight….David Carradine”