Famous Deaths in 1968 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 292 of 292

  • Aug 31 Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Aug 31 George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies
  • Sep 1 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82
  • Sep 3 Isabel Withers, American actress (b. 1896)
  • Sep 5 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 6 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • Sep 11 RenĂ© Cogny, French General (b. 1904)
  • Sep 12 Tommy Armour, Scottish golfer (b. 1894)
  • Sep 18 Franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63
  • Sep 18 Francis McDonald, actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77
  • Sep 18 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 65
  • Sep 19 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Red Foley, American country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 58
  • Sep 20 Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 23 Francesco Forgione, "Padre Pio", Catholic saint (b. 1887)
  • Sep 24 Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 24 Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
  • Sep 26 Daniel Johnson, Sr., French-Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • Sep 28 Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
  • Sep 28 Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, dies of heart failure at 42

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Oct 2 Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • Oct 6 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)
  • Oct 9 Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
  • Oct 10 Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71
  • Oct 13 Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Oct 15 Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
  • Oct 15 Franz Reizenstein, composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 16 Ellis Kinder, baseball player (b. 1914)
  • Oct 18 Lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70
  • Oct 20 Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, TV preacher, dies at 84
  • Oct 25 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies
  • Oct 26 Erich Von Stroheim, actor/director (Napoleon), dies of cancer at 52
  • Oct 27 Lise Meitner, Austria/Swedish physics (protactinium), dies at 89
  • Oct 28 Henricus WJM Keuls, lawyer/poet, dies at 85
  • Oct 29 Marius Moaritz Ulfrstad, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 30 Conrad Richter, US writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78
  • Oct 30 Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61
  • Oct 31 Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], actor (Ben Hur), dies at 69
  • Oct 31 Malcolm Hale, American musician (Spanky and Our Gang), dies of monoxide poisoning at 27
  • Nov 1 Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80
  • Nov 2 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 4 Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  • Nov 5 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • Nov 5 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
  • Nov 6 Guillaume Landre, composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 6 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • Nov 6 Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)
  • Nov 7 Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies
  • Nov 7 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 8 Wendell Corey, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies at 54
  • Nov 9 Jan Johansson, composer, dies at 37
  • Nov 9 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • Nov 10 Gerald Mohr, actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue), dies at 54
  • Nov 11 Jeanne Demessieux, composer, dies at 47
  • Nov 16 Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
  • Nov 17 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911)
  • Nov 18 Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatra), dies at 74
  • Nov 20 Cathy Lewis, actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50
  • Nov 20 Helen Gardner, silent film actress (Sandra), dies
  • Nov 25 Marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89

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Nov 25 Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

  • Nov 25 Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)
  • Nov 26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • Nov 27 Gino Roncaglia, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 27 Hans Redlich, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 28 Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70
  • Dec 1 Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66
  • Dec 1 Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • Dec 5 Fred Clark, actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54
  • Dec 10 Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
  • Dec 10 Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65

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Dec 10 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • Dec 10 George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)
  • Dec 11 Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59
  • Dec 12 Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65
  • Dec 12 Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
  • Dec 13 Siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52
  • Dec 15 Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86
  • Dec 15 Antonio Barrette, Canadian politician, premier of Quebec (b. 1899)
  • Dec 19 Norman Thomas, American socialist, pacifist and presidential candidate (1928-48), dies at 84
  • Dec 20 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafta, dies at 84

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Dec 20 John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66

  • Dec 22 Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73
  • Dec 29 Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
  • Dec 30 Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), dies at 72
  • Dec 31 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
  • Dec 31 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer, dies at 16
  • Dec 31 Sabin V Dragoi, composer, dies at 74