Famous Deaths in October 1985

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Oct 1 E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

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  • Oct 2 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies at 58
  • Oct 2 Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59
  • Oct 2 Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
  • Oct 3 Charles Collingwood, newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68
  • Oct 3 Maurice Copeland, actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74
  • Oct 6 Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
  • Oct 8 Leon Klinghoffer, American murdered by hijackers of the Achille Lauro when they threw him off the boat at 69
  • Oct 8 Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
  • Oct 9 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, president of Brazil (b. 1905)

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Oct 10 Orson Welles, American actor/director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

  • Oct 10 Yul Brynner, [Taidje Khan], actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 65
  • Oct 11 Tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer
  • Oct 12 Johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75
  • Oct 12 Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32
  • Oct 13 Jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies
  • Oct 14 Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • Oct 15 Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72
  • Oct 16 Claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • Oct 18 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30
  • Oct 19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
  • Oct 22 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (b. 1894)
  • Oct 24 Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)
  • Oct 24 Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
  • Oct 25 Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67
  • Oct 25 Morton Downey, singer (Star of the Family), dies at 83
  • Oct 29 John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82
  • Oct 30 Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
  • Oct 31 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (b. 1913)
  • Oct 31 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
  • Oct 31 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (b. 1918)