Versatile actor James Whitmore dies at 87

Friday, February 6, 2009 | 10:10 p.m. CST; updated 2:47 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 7, 2009

LOS ANGELES — 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.