Famous Deaths in April 1961

  • Apr 2 August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67
  • Apr 2 Wallingford Riegger, US composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75
  • Apr 4 Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician (b. 1873)
  • Apr 6 Jules J B V Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Marian Jordan, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 62
  • Apr 7 Yusef Greiss, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 9 Zog I [Ahmed Zogu], King of Albania (1928-39), dies at 65
  • Apr 10 Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65
  • Apr 11 Francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 12 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 12 Philippine "Pine" Belder, [Mary de Klerk], actress, dies at 93
  • Apr 13 John A. Bennett, American convicted rapist (b. 1935)
  • Apr 21 James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57
  • Apr 22 Maria Radulphus, [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91
  • Apr 24 Lee Moran, American actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72 (b. 1888)
  • Apr 25 Hans F Blunck, writer, dies
  • Apr 26 Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36
  • Apr 27 Roy Del Ruth, director (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67
  • Apr 29 Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)