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Notable Deaths - 1973

1973Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

1973John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78

1973Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

1973Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

1973Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74

1973Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69

1973Frank Costello, American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 82

1973Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, dies at 77

1973Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

1973David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87

1973Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43) and pacifist, dies at 92

1973Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

1973Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

1973John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of an ulcer at 81

1973 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 5
Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79 
Jan 11
Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83 
Jan 11
Rudolf Kubin, composer, dies a day after 64th birthday 
Jan 15
Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68 
Jan 15
Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901) 
Jan 15
Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919) 
Jan 16
Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65 
Jan 17
Fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77 
Jan 19
Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69 
Jan 20
Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51 
Jan 20
Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885) 
Jan 20
Julio Buchs, Encrucijada para una monja 
Jan 22
Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64 
Jan 23
Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948) 
Jan 23
Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886) 
Jan 23
Kid Ory, JFK 
Jan 24
Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies 
Jan 24
J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73 
Jan 24
Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949) 
Jan 26
Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79 
Jan 26
Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71 
Jan 26
Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906) 
Jan 27
Edward Kotal, Easy Living 
Jan 28
John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday 
Jan 29
Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67 
Jan 29
Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89 
Jan 30
Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54 
Jan 31
Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77 
Feb 2
Henry J Elias, Flemish historian/mayor of Gent, dies at 70 
Feb 2
Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902) 
Feb 3
Edward Lockspeiser, composer, dies at 67 
Feb 5
George Morrison, dies at 82 
Feb 5
L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral 
Feb 6
Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74 
Feb 8
Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies 
Feb 9
Max Yasgur, owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53 
Feb 9
Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883) 
Feb 9
Alma Olander Dam Willumsen, Erik Ejegods pilgrimsfærd 
Feb 10
Bud Hulburd, The Wild Bunch 
Feb 11
Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65 
Feb 11
Horace L. Hulburd, The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 
Feb 12
Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67 
Feb 13
Ralph Freed, The Fisher King 
Feb 15
Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55 
Feb 15
Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies at 48 
Feb 16
Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies 
Feb 18
Frank Costello, American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 82 
Feb 20
Brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39 
Feb 20
Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian/US violinist, dies at 80 
Feb 20
Maurice Dallimore, actor (Collector), dies at 60 
Feb 22
Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73 
Feb 22
Katina Paxinou, actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72 
Feb 22
Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60 
Feb 22
Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1916) 
Feb 22
Winthrop Rockefeller, Episode #5.4 
Feb 23
Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895) 
Feb 24
Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73 
Feb 26
Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68 
Feb 27
Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72 
Feb 28
Cecil Kellaway, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78 
Feb 28
Hope Landin, actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79 
Mar 2
Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated 
Mar 4
Samuel Tolansky, British scientist and expert on spectroscopy (b. 1907) 
Mar 5
Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45 
Mar 5
Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933) 
Mar 5
Paul Kletzki, L'amour de la vie - Artur Rubinstein 
Mar 5
James Redd, Macbeth 
Mar 6
Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72 
Mar 6
Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80 
Mar 6
Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67 
Mar 7
Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78 
Mar 8
Gordon Leggat, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 351 runs at 21 93), dies 
Mar 8
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27 
Mar 10
Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated 
Mar 10
Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897) 
Mar 12
Esther Williamson Ballou, composer, dies at 57 
Mar 12
Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74 
Mar 12
Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77 
Mar 13
Stacy Harris, actor (NOPD, Doorway to Danger), dies at 54 
Mar 14
Murat B "Chic" Young, US comic strip artist (Blondie), dies at 72 
Mar 14
Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907) 
Mar 15
Carl Benton Reid, actor (Burke's Law), dies at 82 
Mar 16
Carl Benton Reid, actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79 
Mar 16
M Revis, [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68 
Mar 17
Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81 
Mar 18
Lauritz L H Melchior, Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82 
Mar 21
Antoni Szalowski, composer, dies at 65 
Mar 23
Ken Maynard, actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies at 77 
Mar 25
Edward Steichen, pioneer of US photography, dies at 93 
Mar 26
George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80 
Mar 26
Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73 
Mar 26
Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67 
Mar 26
Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916) 
Mar 26
Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909) 
Mar 27
Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72 
Mar 28
Hakuun Yasutani, Zen teacher/co-founder (Sanbo Kyodan), dies 
Mar 31
Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer, dies at 68 
Apr 1
Arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies 
Apr 2
Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor 
Apr 5
John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928) 
Apr 7
Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69 
Apr 8
Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91 
Apr 11
Ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69 
Apr 13
Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73 
Apr 13
Balraj Sahni, Do Bigha Zamin 
Apr 14
Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88 
Apr 14
Minna Gombell, dies in Santa Monica CA 
Apr 20
Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82 
Apr 21
Ursula Jeans, actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon), dies at 66 
Apr 21
Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894) 
Apr 23
Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85 
Apr 26
Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69 
Apr 27
Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies 
Apr 27
Libbe de Wal, founder of Humanistic Covenant, dies at 72 
Apr 27
Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914) 
Apr 28
Pat Henning, actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 62 
Apr 28
Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893) 
Apr 28
Pat Henning, On the Waterfront 
Apr 29
Manfred Gurlitt, composer, dies at 82 
Apr 30
Josie Sedgwick, actress (White Moth), dies of stroke at 75 
Apr 30
Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (b. 1911) 
May 2
Alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61 
May 2
Hal Brazeale, Law of the Timber 
May 4
Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56 
May 6
Ernest MacMillan, composer, dies at 79 
May 8
Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player (Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles), dies aged 100 
May 8
Maxine Doyle, SOS Coast Guard 
May 9
Owen Brannigan, The Bartered Bride 
May 10
Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian, dies at 62 
May 10
Loren Tindall, dies of heart attack at 51 
May 11
Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies 
May 11
Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919) 
May 12
Frances Marion, screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85 
May 12
Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927) 
May 14
Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905) 
May 15
Willem H Rassers, Dutch cult anthropologist (Pandji-Novel), dies at 95 
May 16
Ronald Jeans, Young Wives' Tale 
May 17
Alexander J Kropholler, Dutch architect/writer, dies at 91 
May 18
Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43) and pacifist, dies at 92 
May 18
Leonard Fields, The Scarlet Letter 
May 18
Jack Meskill, Who Framed Roger Rabbit 
May 20
Jarno Saarinen, Finnish motorcycle racer (b. 1945) 
May 20
Salomon Hedberg, Barnen från Frostmofjället 
May 21
Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79 
May 21
George Breakstone, actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53 
May 21
Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61 
May 21
Mato Grkovic, Grjesnice 
May 21
Mato Grkovic, Na taraci 
May 23
Athena Lorde, actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57 
May 26
Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81 
May 28
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Germ composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73 
May 28
Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81 
May 29
Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies 
May 29
P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929) 
May 30
Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66 
May 31
Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89 
Jun 1
Harvey S Firestone Jr, US tire manufacturer, dies at 75 
Jun 1
Mary Kornman, actress (Desert Trail, Swing it Professor), dies at 57 
Jun 1
Walter Greaza, actor (Leonard-Martin Kane, Treasury Men), dies at 76 
Jun 1
Walter Greaza, The Edge of Night 
Jun 3
Dory Funk, professional wrestler (b. 1919) 
Jun 4
Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville 
Jun 4
Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55 
Jun 5
Max Terhune, actor (Range Justice, Night Riders), dies at 82 
Jun 7
Lane Bradford, actor (Dead Man's Gold, Gun Hawk), dies at 50 
Jun 7
Charles Hannawalt, Premature Burial 
Jun 7
Bill Borzage, Way Down East 
Jun 8
Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer, dies at 76 
Jun 9
Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887) 
Jun 9
Carlo D'Angelo, The Great Silence 
Jun 9
Frank Kettering, National Barn Dance 
Jun 10
William M Inge, US playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60 
Jun 12
Ted Cott, Jazz Party 
Jun 13
Alvin Derold Etler, composer, dies at 60 
Jun 13
Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 82 
Jun 13
Francesco Chiesa, Innocenza 
Jun 14
Rikie Suzuki, Hiroba no kodoku 
Jun 16
Ferdinand Zegel, Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns 
Jun 17
Luis Van Rooten, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 66 
Jun 18
Fritz Mahler, composer, dies at 71 
Jun 18
Roger Delgado, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June), dies at 55 
Jun 18
Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder AVRO, dies at 84 
Jun 19
Roger Delgado, actor (Adv's of Sir Francis Drake, Dr Who), dies at 55 
Jun 21
Frank Leahy, football coach (Notre Dame), dies at 64 
Jun 22
Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77 
Jun 23
Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77 
Jun 24
Mary Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, 2nd Wife), dies at 99 
Jun 26
Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59 
Jun 26
Ernest Truex, actor (Fluffy, Scared, His Girl Friday), dies at 82 
Jun 27
Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82 
Jun 27
Ernest Truex, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), dies at 73 
Jun 29
Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915) 
Jun 30
Elmer Layden, one of Notre Dame's legendary 4-horsemen, died 
Jun 30
Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (b. 1903) 
Jul 1
Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76 
Jul 2
Betty Grable, US actress (How to Marry a Millionaire), dies at 56 
Jul 2
George Macready, US, actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73 
Jul 2
Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500 
Jul 2
Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903) 
Jul 2
George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880) 
Jul 2
Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892) 
Jul 3
Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63 
Jul 4
Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39 
Jul 5
Harry Oliver, 7th Heaven 
Jul 5
Erich Rahn, Jiu-Jitsu - Die unsichtbare Waffe 
Jul 6
Joe E Brown, comedian, dies after long illness at 80 
Jul 6
Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88 
Jul 6
Patrick McVey, actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63 
Jul 7
Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 78 
Jul 7
Veronica Lake, [Constance Ockleman], actress (Ramrod), dies at 58 
Jul 8
Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies 
Jul 11
Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72 
Jul 11
Isabel Randolph, actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 83 
Jul 11
Robert Ryan, US actor (Dirty Dozens, Longest Day), dies at 63 
Jul 12
Lon Chaney Jr, actor (Wolfman), dies after long illness at 66 
Jul 13
Lon Chaney Jr, actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 67 
Jul 13
Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80 
Jul 13
Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), dies at 72 
Jul 14
Clarence White, guitarist (Byrds), killed by a car 
Jul 16
Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91 
Jul 17
Adolfo Girón, Over the Waves 
Jul 18
Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben Hur, Ben-Four Just Men), dies at 62 
Jul 19
Clarence White, rocker (Byrds), killed by drunken driver at 29 
Jul 19
Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33 
Jul 20
Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32 
Jul 20
Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938) 
Jul 21
Russell Hardie, dies after long illness at 69 
Jul 23
Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82 
Jul 23
Marius-Francois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72 
Jul 24
Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC 
Jul 25
Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91 
Jul 26
Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies 
Jul 28
Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80 
Jul 29
Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72 
Jul 29
Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915) 
Jul 29
Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948) 
Jul 30
Erich Katz, composer, dies at 72 
Jul 30
Guy Middleton, actor (Fur Collar, Now & Forever), dies at 65 
Jul 30
Harry Jackson, The Four of Us Are Dying 
Aug 1
Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91 
Aug 1
Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80 
Aug 2
Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57 
Aug 3
Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84 
Aug 3
Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895) 
Aug 3
Ilias Venezis, 1922 
Aug 4
Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68 
Aug 4
Sam Katzman, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 
Aug 6
Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, Cuban Dictator (1940-58), dies at 72 
Aug 7
Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies 
Aug 8
Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898) 
Aug 9
Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88 
Aug 9
Dean Corll, shot, he raped & killed 26 boys 
Aug 10
Douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57 
Aug 11
Peggy Castle, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46 
Aug 11
John Selgrath, West Point of the Air 
Aug 11
Carl Wester, The Hurricane Express 
Aug 11
Jay Rescher, The Devil's Daughter 
Aug 12
John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies 
Aug 12
Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881) 
Aug 12
Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74 
Aug 13
Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75 
Aug 15
Hanns Ernst Jäger, Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg 
Aug 16
Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85 
Aug 16
Veda Ann Borg, actress (Kid Galahad), dies at 54 
Aug 17
Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74 
Aug 17
Paul Williams, rocker (Temptations), commits suicide at 32 
Aug 17
Jean Barraqué, French composer (b. 1928) 
Aug 17
Arthur W. Radford, This Is Korea! 
Aug 19
Dennis Wyndham, Oh, Mr. Porter! 
Aug 22
Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77 
Aug 24
Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76 
Aug 24
Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79 
Aug 27
Meri Welles, The Pink Panther 
Aug 29
Michael Dunn, short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38 
Aug 29
Stringer Davis, actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77 
Aug 31
John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78 
Aug 31
Raymond Keane, dies at 66 
Aug 31
Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies 
Sep 2
John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of an ulcer at 81 
Sep 2
Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910) 
Sep 3
Homer Van Pelt, Jolson Sings Again 
Sep 5
Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889) 
Sep 6
William H Harris, composer, dies at 90 
Sep 7
Hans Lorbeer, writer, dies at 72 
Sep 9
Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80 
Sep 11
Salvador Allende Gossens, president Chile (1970-73), dies at 65 
Sep 11
Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru 
Sep 12
Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77 
Sep 12
Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86 
Sep 12
Martin Wolfson, The Edge of Night 
Sep 13
Betty Field, actress (Kings Row), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 60 
Sep 15
Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882) 
Sep 15
Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941) 
Sep 16
Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63 
Sep 16
Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist, dies at 74 
Sep 17
Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63 
Sep 18
Nora Nicholson, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80 
Sep 19
Bob Gilbert, actor (Never the Twain Shall Meet), dies of hepatitis 75 
Sep 19
Gram Parsons, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26 
Sep 20
Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist, dies 
Sep 20
Glenn Strange, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74 
Sep 20
Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30 
Sep 21
Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39 
Sep 21
William CF Plomer, S Afr libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69 
Sep 23
A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at at 89 
Sep 23
Manuel Borguno, composer, dies at 87 
Sep 23
Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69 
Sep 26
Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81 
Sep 28
Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71 
Sep 28
Norma Crane, actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies of cancer at 44 
Sep 28
Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66 
Sep 29
W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies 
Sep 30
Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902) 
Oct 1
Joe Devlin, actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74 
Oct 2
Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76 
Oct 2
Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), dies at 84 
Oct 5
Giuseppe Becce, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 
Oct 6
Arnold Maria Walter, composer, dies at 71 
Oct 6
Dennis Price, actor (VIPs, Pulp, Canterbury Tales), dies at 58 
Oct 6
Sidney Blackmer, actor (Love Crazy), dies of cancer at 58 
Oct 8
Gabriel Marcel, writer, dies 
Oct 10
Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Paradise Bird), dies at 71 
Oct 14
Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897) 
Oct 16
Gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64 
Oct 16
Gene Krupa, Raging Bull 
Oct 17
Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47 
Oct 18
Crane Wilbur, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), dies at 86 
Oct 18
Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79 
Oct 18
Walt Kelly, US comic strip artist (Pogo), dies at 60 
Oct 18
Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886) 
Oct 21
Arabi El Goni, VP/Chad parliament, murdered 
Oct 21
Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932) 
Oct 22
Pablo Casals, Spanish violin cellist/conductor/composer, dies at 96 
Oct 24
Jack Iverson, cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies 
Oct 25
Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold 1960, 64), dies at 41 
Oct 25
G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies 
Oct 27
Allan "Rocky" Lane, western actor (Mister Ed, Red Ryder), dies at 64 
Oct 28
Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889) 
Oct 28
Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883) 
Oct 29
Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer, dies at 83 
Oct 30
Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, dies at 77 
Nov 1
Catherine Drinker Bowen, The Music Lovers 
Nov 2
Alice Ludwig, Marriage in the Shadows 
Nov 3
Arturo De Cordova, actor (This Strange Passion), dies at 65 
Nov 3
Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900) 
Nov 4
Karl H Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75 
Nov 6
Lea Noemi, Green Fields 
Nov 9
Olavi Gunnari, Stolen Death 
Nov 10
Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58 
Nov 11
Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58 
Nov 11
Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 78 
Nov 11
Artturi Iivari Virtanen, Salon maatalousnäyttely 
Nov 12
Luiz Peixoto, Madame Satã 
Nov 13
Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53 
Nov 13
Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, dies at 77 
Nov 13
Lila Lee, actress (Blood & Sand), dies of stroke at 68 
Nov 16
Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif 
Nov 17
The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878) 
Nov 19
Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies 
Nov 20
Allan Sherman, parodist (Camp Granada, Harvey & Sheila), dies at 48 
Nov 21
Thomas Pelly, American politician (b. 1902) 
Nov 23
Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64 
Nov 23
Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75 
Nov 23
Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies 
Nov 23
Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40 
Nov 23
Sessue Hayakawa, actor (Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83 
Nov 24
John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881) 
Nov 25
Laurence Harvey, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of cancer at 45 
Nov 25
Albert DeSalvo, Boston strangler, stabbed to death in prison 
Nov 26
John Rostill, rocker, dies at 31 
Nov 27
Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887) 
Nov 28
Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886) 
Nov 30
Bruce Yarnell, Los Angeles California, actor (Outlaws), dies at 35 
Dec 1
David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87 
Dec 3
Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67 
Dec 3
Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895) 
Dec 4
Michael O'Shea, actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67 
Dec 6
Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer, dies at 94 
Dec 6
Robert A Watson-Watt, Scottish developer of the radar in WWII, dies at 81 
Dec 7
Marty Moss, D.O.A. 
Dec 10
Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81 
Dec 10
Earle Foxe, Upstream 
Dec 12
Ranald MacDougall, Cleopatra 
Dec 12
Irene Martin, Actor's and Sin 
Dec 13
Henry Green, English author (b. 1905) 
Dec 13
Allie Wrubel, 8 Mile 
Dec 14
Yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77 
Dec 15
Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61 
Dec 16
Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies 
Dec 17
Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101 
Dec 17
Patrick Hadley, composer, dies at 74 
Dec 18
Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64 
Dec 18
Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (b. 1908) 
Dec 20
Bobby Darin, singer (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37 
Dec 20
Luis Carrero Blanco, PM of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA 
Dec 20
Käthe von Nagy, Ave Maria 
Dec 22
Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87 
Dec 22
Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72 
Dec 23
Arthur Richardson, cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies 
Dec 24
Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named, dies at 68 
Dec 24
Vittoria Crispo, Bread, Love and Dreams 
Dec 25
İsmet İnönü, Turkish statesman (b. 1884) 
Dec 25
Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880) 
Dec 26
Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74 
Dec 26
Steven Geray, actor (French Line), dies at 69 
Dec 26
William Haines, actor (Little Annie Rooney), dies of cancer at 73 
Dec 26
Steven Geray, All About Eve 
Dec 30
Henri-Paul Busser, composer, dies at 101 
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