Famous Deaths in April 1974

  • Apr 1 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84

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Apr 2 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 5 William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • Apr 5 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • Apr 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • Apr 6 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • Apr 8 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • Apr 10 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Curt Conway, American actor, dies at 58
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • Apr 15 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 17 Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
  • Apr 17 Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
  • Apr 18 Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • Apr 18 Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Apr 20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • Apr 21 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)
  • Apr 24 Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
  • Apr 28 Paul Page, actor (Girl from Havanna, Moth), dies at 70

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Apr 30 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73