Famous Deaths in 1985 (Part 2)

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  • Aug 8th Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Aug 9th Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1927)
  • Aug 10th Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Aug 12th Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 12th Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
  • Aug 13th Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67
  • Aug 14th Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
  • Aug 15th Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68
  • Aug 20th Harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists
  • Aug 22nd Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies
  • Aug 22nd Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97
  • Aug 24th Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 25th Samantha Smith, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street), dies in plane at 13
  • Aug 26th Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP/editor (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76
  • Aug 28th Ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88
  • Aug 29th Alexander Abramsky, composer, dies at 87
  • Aug 29th Evelyn Ankers, actress (Black Beauty, Jungle Woman), dies at 67
  • Aug 29th Patrick Barr, actor (Black Orchid, On the Run), dies at 77
  • Aug 30th Taylor Caldwell, English-born author (b. 1900)
  • Aug 31st Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)
  • Sep 1st Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • Sep 1st Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • Sep 2nd Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star, dies at 64
  • Sep 2nd Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 3rd Joe Jones, drummer, dies at 73
  • Sep 3rd John Herbert McDowell, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 4th George O'Brien, actor (Daniel Boone, Salute), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Sep 4th Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
  • Sep 6th Jane Frazee, singer/actress (Alice-Beulah), dies at 67 of pneumonia
  • Sep 6th Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
  • Sep 6th Leon Orthel, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 8th John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
  • Sep 9th Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • Sep 10th Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
  • Sep 10th Ernest Julius Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos, dies at 91
  • Sep 11th William Alwyn, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 11th Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
  • Sep 13th Dane Rudhyar, composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 17th Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, dies by accident
  • Sep 19th Italo Calvino, sci-fi author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies at 61
  • Sep 21st Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
  • Sep 22nd Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73
  • Sep 23rd Mickey Simpson, actor (Wagonmaster), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Sep 25th Albert Moeschinger, composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 25th William Cumming Rose, American Biochemist, dies at 98
  • Sep 27th Lloyd Nolan, actor (Dr Chegley-Julia), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Sep 30th Charles F Richter, US seismologist (scale of R), dies at 85
  • Sep 30th Heleb MacInnes, US spy writer (Affiliate in place), dies at 77
  • Sep 30th Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

  • Oct 10th Yul Brynner, [Taidje Khan], actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 65
  • Oct 11th Tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer
  • Oct 12th Johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75
  • Oct 12th Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32
  • Oct 13th Jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies
  • Oct 14th Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • Oct 15th Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72
  • Oct 16th Claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • Oct 18th Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30
  • Oct 19th Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
  • Oct 22nd Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (b. 1894)
  • Oct 24th Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)
  • Oct 24th Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
  • Oct 25th Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67
  • Oct 25th Morton Downey, singer (Star of the Family), dies at 83
  • Oct 29th John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82
  • Oct 30th Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
  • Oct 31st Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (b. 1913)
  • Oct 31st Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
  • Oct 31st Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (b. 1918)
  • Nov 1st Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
  • Nov 5th Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  • Nov 6th Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 8th Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 9th Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
  • Nov 9th Mary MacLaren, actress (Black Swan), dies at 85 of respiratory probs
  • Nov 10th Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Phila Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident
  • Nov 13th George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • Nov 15th Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), dies at 90
  • Nov 16th John J Sparkmann, (Sen-D-Ala), dies at 85
  • Nov 17th Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 19th Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • Nov 19th Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • Nov 20th Bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65
  • Nov 21st Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • Nov 24th Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • Nov 24th Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • Nov 25th Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Nov 25th Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
  • Nov 26th Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
  • Nov 28th Fernand Braudel, French historian, dies at 83
  • Nov 29th Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71
  • Dec 2nd Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies
  • Dec 2nd Philip Larkin, [hermit of Hull], English poet, dies at 63
  • Dec 2nd Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
  • Dec 3rd Sam Gillman, actor (Sam-Shane), dies at 70
  • Dec 4th Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83
  • Dec 6th Burleigh Grimes, US baseball pitcher, dies at 92
  • Dec 6th Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie), dies at 68
  • Dec 7th Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70
  • Dec 7th Robert Graves, English writer/poet (King Jesus), dies at 90
  • Dec 12th Anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62
  • Dec 12th Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist/road mgr (Rolling Stones), dies at 47

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 14th Roger Maris, HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Dec 14th Stanley G[rauman] Weinbaum, US, sci-fi author (Red Peri), dies at 85
  • Dec 14th Catherine Doherty, social justice activist (b. 1896)
  • Dec 16th Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies
  • Dec 16th Merv Waite, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust 1938, 1 wkt avg 190), dies
  • Dec 16th Paul Castellano, Organized-crime chief, shot dead at a NYC restaurant
  • Dec 16th Thomas Bilotti, American mafioso (b. 1940)
  • Dec 17th Otto Gotsche, writer, dies
  • Dec 18th Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (b. 1916)
  • Dec 22nd D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)
  • Dec 23rd James Vance (20) & Raymond Belknap (18), attempt suicide (Belknap dies), their families later sue rock group Judas Priest for subliminal messages in song "Better By You, Better Than Me" i
  • Dec 25th George Rhodes, orchestra leader (Sammy Davis Jr Show), dies at 66
  • Dec 26th Harold P. Warren, American movie director (d. 1928)
  • Dec 27th Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered in Rwanda
  • Dec 31st Alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies
  • Dec 31st Rick Nelson, singer/actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 45
  • Dec 31st Sam Spiegel, Academy Award winning producer (Betrayal), dies at 84