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Academy Award Nominated Actor Dies On South Coast; Stuart Whitman's Career Spanned Half-Century

Actor Sturart Whitman appearing in the movie "The Longest Day"

An Academy Award nominated actor whose movie and television career spanned more than a half century has died at his Santa Barbara County home. Stuart Whitman appeared in classic movies like “Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines” and the World War Two epic “The Longest Day.”

He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 1961 drama “The Mark.” In the 1960’s, he was considered to be one of Hollywood’s leading men. He also guest starred in a number of popular TV series, and headlined the western series “Cimarron Strip.” He appeared in his last TV roles about 20 years ago. Whitman died at his home in Montecito, following a battle with skin cancer. He was 92 years old.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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