Famous Deaths for Year 1985

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 330

Jan 1st - Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)
Jan 2nd - Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, dies at 76
Jan 3rd - Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93
Jan 4th - Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89
Jan 4th - Lovro von Matacic, Croatian conductor (b. 1899)
Jan 5th - Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
Jan 6th - Robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85
Jan 7th - Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
Jan 7th - Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
Jan 9th - Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
Jan 9th - Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
Jan 10th - Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)
Jan 11th - Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
Jan 13th - Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
Jan 14th - Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
Jan 16th - Robert Fitzgerald, U.S. poet and translator (b. 1910)
Jan 18th - Mahmoud Taha, Sudanese Muslim leader, hanged at 76
Jan 18th - Wilfrid Brambell, actor (Hard Day's Night, Boys), dies at 72
Jan 20th - Jo Juda, Dutch musician, dies at 75
Jan 21st - Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
Jan 21st - James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)
Jan 21st - Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
Jan 22nd - Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)
Jan 26th - James Cameron, journalist, dies
Jan 30th - Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol), dies at 67
Feb 3rd - Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
Feb 5th - Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (b. 1907)
Feb 6th - Charles Briggs, actor (13 Frightened Girls, Capt Newman), dies at 53
Feb 6th - Dandy Nichols, actress (Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
Feb 6th - James Hadley Chase, English writer (b. 1906)
Feb 7th - Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist, dies at 83
Feb 7th - Uday Merchant, cricket (bro of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies
Feb 7th - Matt Monro, English singer (b. 1932)
Feb 8th - Marvin Miller, actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71
Feb 8th - Tom Greenway, actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75
Mr Jaguar William LyonsMr Jaguar William Lyons (Feb 8th) Feb 8th - William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84
Feb 10th - Johnny Mokan, baseball player (b. 1895)
Feb 11th - Heinz Eric Roemheld, composer, dies of pneumonia at 83
Feb 11th - Henry Hathaway, actor/director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
Feb 11th - Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer, dies at 68
Feb 11th - Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930)
Feb 12th - Nicholas Colssanto, actor (Coach-Cheers), dies at 61
Feb 16th - Larry Ward, actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
Feb 17th - Wanda Perry, actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67
Feb 18th - Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbruggen], Dutch singer, dies at 58
Feb 19th - Elizabeth Julesberg, author (Dick & Jane), dies
Feb 19th - George Holmes, actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
Feb 20th - Clarence Nash, American voice actor (Donald Duck), dies of leukaemia at 80
Feb 21st - Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47
Feb 21st - Ina Claire, actress/comedienne (3 Bdwy Girls), dies of stroke at 89
Feb 21st - Louis Hayward, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75
Feb 22nd - Alexander Scourby, actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71
Feb 22nd - Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95
Feb 22nd - Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)
Feb 23rd - Alexander Scourby, actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), dies at 71
Feb 27th - David Huffman, actor (FIST, Jane Doe, Firefox, Onion Field), dies
Feb 27th - Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/diplomat, dies at 82
Feb 27th - Pat J O'Malley, actor (My Favorite Martian, Maude), dies at 83
Feb 28th - Charita Bauer, actress (Mary-Aldrich Family), dies at 62 in NYC
Feb 28th - David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)
Feb 28th - Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)
Mar 1st - Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66
Mar 2nd - John B Kelly Jr, chairman US Olympic Committee, dies at 57
Mar 2nd - Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's
Mar 3rd - Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86
Mar 6th - Eric Sloane, US artist, dies at 80
Mar 7th - George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
Mar 7th - Robert W Woodruff, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies at 95
Mar 7th - Victor W Farris, inventor of paper milk carton, etc, dies
Mar 8th - Edward Andrews, actor (Broadside), dies at 70 of a heart attack
Mar 8th - Thomas Creighton, US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hrs), dies at 33
Mar 10th - Konstantin Chernenko, party leader/pres of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73
Mar 12th - Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
Mar 15th - Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
Mar 16th - Roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88
NHL Star Eddie ShoreNHL Star Eddie Shore (Mar 16th) Mar 16th - Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82
Mar 17th - Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
Mar 18th - Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
Mar 21st - Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mr Arkadin), dies at 77
Mar 21st - Salvador Ley, composer, dies at 78
Mar 23rd - Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer, dies at 85
Mar 23rd - Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D), dies at 60
Mar 23rd - Singing Nun, commits suicide in Belgium at 52
Mar 23rd - Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
Mar 23rd - Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
Mar 28th - Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
Mar 28th - Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
Mar 29th - Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
Mar 29th - Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun, The Singing Nun (b. 1933)
Mar 30th - Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76
Mar 31st - Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (b. 1933)
Apr 1st - Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
Apr 4th - Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
Apr 5th - Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
Apr 8th - J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
Apr 11th - Enver Hoxha, party leader/premier of Albania, dies at 76
Apr 11th - Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
Apr 14th - Enver Hoxha, Albanian leader (1944-85), dies
Apr 14th - Reginald Beane, pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63
Apr 14th - Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies aged 65.
Apr 16th - Scott Brady, [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade), dies at 60
Apr 17th - Ilona Bodden, writer, dies
Apr 21st - Rudi Gernreich, US designer (miniskirt), dies at 62
Apr 21st - Tancredo Neves, president-elect of Brazil, dies at 75
Apr 21st - Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (b. 1902)
Apr 22nd - Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
Apr 23rd - Kent Smith, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), dies at 78
Apr 23rd - Sam J Ervin Jr, (Sen-D-NC), dies at 88
Apr 24th - Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80
Apr 25th - Murray Matheson, actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72
Apr 25th - Richard Haydn, British actor (Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 80
May 1st - George Pravda, Czechoslovakian actor, dies at 68
May 2nd - Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery
May 2nd - Milton S Eisenhower, US diplomat, dies at 85
May 2nd - Attilio Bettega, Italian rallydriver (b.1951)
May 2nd - Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
May 4th - Clarence Wiseman, the 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)
May 5th - Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
May 6th - Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (b. 1968)
May 7th - Dawn Addams, actress (Alan Young Show, Star Maidens), dies at 54
May 8th - Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
May 8th - Edmond O'Brien, actor (Sam Benedict), dies of Alzheimer's at 69
May 8th - Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87
May 9th - Reginald Dixon, British theatre organist, dies at 80
May 9th - Edmond O'Brien, actor (Moon Pilot, Wild Bunch), dies at 69
May 11th - Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84
May 11th - Garmt Stuiveling, literatrary (Ego & Echo), dies at 77
May 11th - Jorja Curtright, actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack
May 11th - Samuel Frith, English co-founder of soccer team (Bradford City), dies
May 12th - Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor, dies
May 13th - Leatrice Joy, silent screen star, dies in Riverdale (Bronx) NYC at 91
May 13th - Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), dies of cancer at 64
May 14th - Mohammed Munir, Indonesian worker's union leader, executed
May 15th - Jackie Curtis, actor (Underground USA), dies of a drug overdose at 38
Actress Margaret HamiltonActress Margaret Hamilton (May 16th) May 16th - Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz), dies at 82
May 17th - Bobby Ewing, (Patrick Duffy) killed off on Dallas
May 17th - Hugh Burden, actor (Night of Laughing Dead), dies at 72
May 17th - Abe Burrows, songwriter, composer, and writer (b. 1910)
May 18th - Tex Terry, actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
May 20th - George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46
May 21st - Julie Vega, Philippine Actress (b. 1968)
May 25th - Harold Hecht, choreographer, dies at 77 of cancer
May 25th - Robert Nathan, US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91
May 27th - Kay Campbell, actress (All My Children), dies at 80
May 29th - 39, die at Heysel Stadium in Liverpool in a riot prior to soccer match
May 29th - Madge West, actress (Grandma-McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93
Jun 1st - Richard Greene, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
Jun 6th - Siem Devout, Dutch actor, dies at 54
Jun 10th - Bob Prince, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), dies at 68
Jun 10th - George Chandler, actor (Lassie), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87

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