Famous Deaths in 1985 (Part 2)

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  • Aug 5 Theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67
  • Aug 7 Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58
  • Aug 8 Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Aug 9 Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1927)
  • Aug 10 Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Aug 12 Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 12 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, dies in JAL 123 crash at 43
  • Aug 12 Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
  • Aug 13 Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
  • Aug 15 Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68
  • Aug 20 Harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists
  • Aug 22 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies
  • Aug 22 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 24 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 25 Samantha Smith, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street), dies in plane at 13
  • Aug 26 Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP/editor (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76
  • Aug 28 Ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88
  • Aug 29 Alexander Abramsky, composer, dies at 87
  • Aug 29 Evelyn Ankers, actress (Black Beauty, Jungle Woman), dies at 67
  • Aug 29 Patrick Barr, actor (Black Orchid, On the Run), dies at 77
  • Aug 30 Taylor Caldwell, English-born author (b. 1900)
  • Aug 31 Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)
  • Sep 1 Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • Sep 1 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • Sep 2 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star, dies at 64
  • Sep 2 Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 3 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, dies at 73
  • Sep 3 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, dies at 58
  • Sep 4 George O'Brien, actor (Daniel Boone, Salute), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Sep 4 Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
  • Sep 6 Jane Frazee, singer/actress (Alice-Beulah), dies at 67 of pneumonia
  • Sep 6 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
  • Sep 6 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 8 John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
  • Sep 8 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • Sep 10 Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
  • Sep 10 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 11 William Alwyn, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 11 Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
  • Sep 13 Dane Rudhyar, composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 17 Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, dies by falling down the stairs of her daughter's home at 60
  • Sep 19 Italo Calvino, sci-fi author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies at 61
  • Sep 21 Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
  • Sep 22 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73
  • Sep 23 Mickey Simpson, actor (Wagonmaster), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Sep 25 Albert Moeschinger, composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 25 William Cumming Rose, American Biochemist, dies at 98
  • Sep 27 Lloyd Nolan, actor (Dr Chegley-Julia), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Sep 30 Charles F Richter, US seismologist (scale of R), dies at 85
  • Sep 30 Heleb MacInnes, US spy writer (Affiliate in place), dies at 77
  • Sep 30 Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64

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

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 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)
  • 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, dies at 83
  • Nov 29 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71
  • Dec 2 Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies
  • Dec 2 Philip Larkin, [hermit of Hull], English poet, dies at 63
  • Dec 2 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
  • Dec 3 Sam Gillman, actor (Sam-Shane), dies at 70
  • Dec 4 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83
  • Dec 6 Burleigh Grimes, US baseball pitcher, dies at 92
  • Dec 6 Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie), dies at 68
  • Dec 7 Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70
  • Dec 7 Robert Graves, English writer/poet (King Jesus), dies at 90
  • Dec 12 Anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62
  • Dec 12 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist/road mgr (Rolling Stones), dies at 47

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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