Famous Deaths in February 1972

  • Feb 2 Jessie Royce Landis, actress (North by Northwest), dies at 67
  • Feb 2 Natalie Clifford Barney, American writer (b. 1876)
  • Feb 3 John Litel, actor (Big Boss, Crime Doctor, My Buddy), dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Marianne Moore, US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist (South American), dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek musician and songwriter (b. 1905)
  • Feb 11 Jan Wils, architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • Feb 14 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
  • Feb 15 Jef [Josephus CF] Last, Dutch poet/Indonesian politician, dies at 73
  • Feb 17 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 19 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)
  • Feb 19 Tedd Pierce, American animator (b. 1906)
  • Feb 20 Herbert Menges, composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 20 Walter Winchell, writer/actor (Dondi, Love & Hisses), dies at 74
  • Feb 21 Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)
  • Feb 21 Eugène Tisserant, French Catholic candinal (b. 1884)
  • Feb 22 Walter Sande, actor (Adventures of Tugboat Annie), dies at 65
  • Feb 23 Michael Taube, composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 26 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus), dies at 50
  • Feb 27 Pat Brady, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • Feb 28 Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies