Famous Deaths in April 1983

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Apr 4 Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies of a heart ailment at 84

  • Apr 4 Jacqueline Logan, silent film leading lady, dies at 78
  • Apr 5 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
  • Apr 6 Ana Maria, Salvador guerilla leader, murdered
  • Apr 7 Gavin Gordon, television actor (Romance, Lone Cowboy), dies at 82
  • Apr 10 Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
  • Apr 11 Dolores Del Rio, actress (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 78
  • Apr 12 Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Apr 13 Theodore Stephanides, Greek doctor and naturalist (b. 1896)
  • Apr 14 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64

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Apr 14 Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • Apr 14 Willem F Bon, Dutch composer, dies at 42
  • Apr 15 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • Apr 15 Rodolfo Hoyos, actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68
  • Apr 15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor
  • Apr 17 Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
  • Apr 17 Mark W Clark, US general (WW II), dies at 87
  • Apr 17 Peter Potter, DJ (Peter Potter Show, Juke Box Jury), dies at 78
  • Apr 18 Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies
  • Apr 19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
  • Apr 19 Lorene Scott, actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
  • Apr 20 Jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies
  • Apr 22 Earl "Fatha" Hines, US, jazz pianist/conductor, dies
  • Apr 22 Walter Slezak, actor (Bedtime For Bonzo), commits suicide in NY at 80
  • Apr 23 Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932), dies at 73
  • Apr 23 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Robot Monster), dies at 78
  • Apr 24 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • Apr 26 Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Vaughn Taylor, actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies

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Apr 30 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, dies from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease at 79

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Apr 30 Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa, actor (Uncle Matsu-Mr T & Tina), dies at 71

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Apr 30 Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 70

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Apr 30 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist whose research led to new treatments for divers with the 'bends' through the use of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, dies at 101