Famous Deaths in April 1980

  • Apr 2 Dick Howorth, cricketer (England slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies
  • Apr 3 Luella Gear, American actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
  • Apr 4 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, dies following a heart attack leading to a car crash at 62
  • Apr 9 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), dies at 66
  • Apr 10 Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies at 65
  • Apr 11 Charlotte Henry, dies
  • Apr 11 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), dies at 75
  • Apr 12 Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies
  • Apr 12 William R Tolbert Jr, Liberian President & 27 others killed in coup
  • Apr 12 Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards and snooker player (b. 1895)
  • Apr 13 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956)
  • Apr 14 Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84

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Apr 15 Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74

  • Apr 15 Marshall Reed, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup), dies at 62
  • Apr 15 Paul Langton, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place), dies at 76
  • Apr 15 Raymond Bailey, actor (Mr Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 75
  • Apr 19 Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Apr 19 Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
  • Apr 21 Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (b. 1894)
  • Apr 21 Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928)

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Apr 22 Jane Froman, singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72

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  • Apr 24 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75
  • Apr 25 Katia Mann, German actress and wife of German writer Thomas Mann, dies at 96
  • Apr 26 Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87
  • Apr 28 Dee Carroll, [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies
  • Apr 28 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30

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Apr 29 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

  • Apr 30 Mary McCarty, actress (French Line), dies
  • Apr 30 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1898)