Famous Deaths in September 1959

  • Sep 6 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 81
  • Sep 6 Kay Kendall, British actress (Genevieve), dies of leukemia at 32
  • Sep 7 Maurice Duplessis, Qu├ębec Prime Minister (b. 1890)
  • Sep 9 Max d' Ollone, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 9 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, dies in a car crash at 26
  • Sep 11 Paul Douglas, actor (Adventure Theater), dies at 52
  • Sep 13 Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Sep 14 Wayne Morris, actor (Kid Galahad), dies of heart attack at 45
  • Sep 17 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39
  • Sep 20 Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63
  • Sep 22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • Sep 22 Jane Winton, actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan), dies at 53
  • Sep 22 Josef Matthias Hauer, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 25 Ennio Porrino, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 25 Helen Broderick, comedienne/actress (Swing Time, Top Hat), dies
  • Sep 25 S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
  • Sep 26 Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
  • Sep 28 Gerard Hoffnung, German-born British artist/humorist/musician, dies at 34
  • Sep 28 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • Sep 29 Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
  • Sep 29 Harold Huber, actor (I Cover Times Square), dies at 49
  • Sep 30 John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Taylor Holmes, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 81
  • Sep 30 Ross Granville Harrison, American Biologist and Zoologist (organ transplant pioneer), dies at 89