Famous Deaths in July 1975

  • Jul 2 James Robertson Justice, actor (DR at Large, Dr om Love), dies at 70
  • Jul 4 Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
  • Jul 5 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano (b. 1892)
  • Jul 6 Otto Skorzeny, German/Austrian SS (Mussolini/Ardennen), dies
  • Jul 6 Ruffian, American racehorse (b. 1972)
  • Jul 7 Barbara Brown, American actress dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • Jul 7 Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1972)
  • Jul 10 Achiel H van Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58), dies at 77
  • Jul 11 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • Jul 13 Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for South Africa 1948-50), lost at sea
  • Jul 14 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • Jul 14 Madan Mohan, Hindi Film's Melodious Music director (b. 1924)
  • Jul 15 Charles Weidman, US dancer/choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies
  • Jul 17 Modoc, the elephant, dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal)
  • Jul 17 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (b. 1893)
  • Jul 18 Federico Ghisi, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 19 Lefty Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • Jul 21 Billy West, actor (Jimmy the Gent, Jealousy), dies at 82
  • Jul 21 Fie Carelsen, actress (Malle Gevallen), dies at 85
  • Jul 26 Leigh Whipper, actor (Hidden Eye, Jungle Queen), dies at 98
  • Jul 29 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54