Famous Deaths in February 1977

  • Feb 1 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, American sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Pauline Starke, actress (Dante's Inferno, Viking, Sun Up), dies at 76
  • Feb 4 Brett Halliday, American writer (Dividend on Death), dies at 72
  • Feb 5 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • Feb 5 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 7 Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 75
  • Feb 9 Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
  • Feb 9 Gaus, an orangutan who lived to be 59
  • Feb 9 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
  • Feb 10 Grace Mary Williams, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 11 Louis J M Beel, Dutch premier (1946-48, 58-59), dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
  • Feb 17 Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76
  • Feb 17 Janani Luwum, Ugandan Archbishop (b. 1922)
  • Feb 18 Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], actor (Andy's Gang), dies at 71
  • Feb 18 Maria Realino, teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87
  • Feb 18 Ralph Graves, actor (Extra Girl), dies at 77
  • Feb 19 Mike Gonz├ílez, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • Feb 19 Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
  • Feb 22 Edith Barrett, actress (Molly & Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64
  • Feb 22 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies
  • Feb 26 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies at 70
  • Feb 26 Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • Feb 27 Allison Hayes, actress (Attack of 50 Foot Woman), dies at 47
  • Feb 27 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • Feb 28 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71