Famous Deaths in November 1985

  • Nov 1 Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
  • Nov 5 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  • Nov 6 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 8 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 9 Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
  • Nov 9 Mary MacLaren, actress (Black Swan), dies at 85 of respiratory probs
  • Nov 10 Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Philadelphia Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident
  • Nov 13 George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • Nov 15 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), dies at 90
  • Nov 16 John J Sparkmann, (Sen-D-Ala), dies at 85
  • Nov 17 Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 19 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • Nov 19 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • Nov 20 Bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65
  • Nov 21 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • Nov 24 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • Nov 24 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • Nov 25 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Nov 25 Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
  • Nov 25 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, dies at 73
  • Nov 26 Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civilization & Capitalism), dies at 83
  • Nov 29 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71