Famous Deaths in 1991

Deaths 1 - 200 of 613

  • Jan 1 Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83
  • Jan 1 Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish author (Gnome Patjoepelke), dies at 81
  • Jan 2 Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon), committed suicide at 94
  • Jan 4 Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in SF), dies at 57
  • Jan 5 John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • Jan 5 Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • Jan 5 Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
  • Jan 6 Ada Moore, entertainer, dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 7 Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 8 Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at 30
  • Jan 10 Dimitris Myrat, dies of cancer at 62
  • Jan 11 Jason Christmas, dies of gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49

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Jan 11 Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • Jan 12 Keye Luke, actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
  • Jan 12 Vasco Pratolini, Italy, writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
  • Jan 14 Sallah Kharaf, [Abu Iyad], co-founder (Al-Fatah), assassinated
  • Jan 14 Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • Jan 17 Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies
  • Jan 18 Hamilton Fish, congressman (NY), dies at 102
  • Jan 18 Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
  • Jan 18 Nita Krebs, actor (Munchkin-Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Jan 19 Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
  • Jan 19 Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
  • Jan 19 John Russell, American actor (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • Jan 19 Marcel Chaput, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • Jan 20 Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
  • Jan 20 Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
  • Jan 21 Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
  • Jan 21 Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Mo)/US civil-rights leader, dies at 74
  • Jan 22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • Jan 23 Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • Jan 24 George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Jan 24 Lawrence Lott, actor (Real Men, Philadelphia Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
  • Jan 24 John M. Kelly, Irish politician and academic (b. 1931)
  • Jan 25 Stanley Brock, actor (Tin Men), dies of heart attack at 59
  • Jan 26 Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46

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Jan 28 Harold "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies of Parkinson's disease at 87

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • Jan 28 Dale Long, hit HRs in 8 consecutive games, dies at 66
  • Jan 29 Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies
  • Jan 30 John McIntire, actor (Virginian, Psycho), dies of emphysema at 83

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Jan 30 John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • Jan 30 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)
  • Feb 1 Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • Feb 1 H J van Ommeren-Averink, Dutch MP (CPN), dies
  • Feb 1 James G MacDonald, cartoon voice (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
  • Feb 1 Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies
  • Feb 3 Nancy Kulp, actress (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • Feb 3 Harry Ackerman, American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
  • Feb 4 Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64
  • Feb 5 Dean Jagger, US actor (Mr Novak, Rawhide, Oscar), dies at about 87
  • Feb 5 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit, dies at 83
  • Feb 6 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 6 Marten Levendig, Dutch TV correspondent to Moscow, dies
  • Feb 6 Salvador Luria, Italian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • Feb 7 Dick Winslow, actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 75
  • Feb 7 Gladys LaVerne, dies of heart problems at 87
  • Feb 7 Amos Yarkoni, legendary Israeli soldier (b. 1920)
  • Feb 7 Jean-Paul Mousseau, Quebec painter, member of Les Automatistes (b. 1927)
  • Feb 7 John Steinbeck IV, American author and journalist
  • Feb 8 Miran Bux, cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47
  • Feb 9 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59
  • Feb 10 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, dies of cancer at 62
  • Feb 11 Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building), dies at 90
  • Feb 11 Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922)
  • Feb 12 Edward A Blatt, director (Between 2 Worlds), dies at 88
  • Feb 12 Robert Wagner, mayor (NYC-D-1954-65), dies
  • Feb 12 Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
  • Feb 13 Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Feb 13 Eddie Bartell, actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83
  • Feb 14 Arno Breker, German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
  • Feb 14 John A McCone, Head of CIA (1961-65), dies
  • Feb 15 Gary Gears, Chicago disk jockey, dies at 46 of a heart attack
  • Feb 15 Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
  • Feb 16 Enrique B Varela, commandant Nicaragua contra's, dies
  • Feb 17 Enrique Bermudez, commandant (Contra), dies
  • Feb 19 Peggy Mondo, actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
  • Feb 21 Margot Fonteyn, ballerina (1st lady of British Ballet), dies at 71
  • Feb 21 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
  • Feb 24 George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
  • Feb 24 Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74
  • Feb 24 Marcella Markham, dies of breast cancer at 68
  • Feb 24 Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
  • Feb 26 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
  • Feb 27 H J of Royen, manager Dutch (Concertgebouw Orch), dies at 52
  • Feb 27 Robert-Jan Akkerman, Dutch diplomat (to Tunis), murdered
  • Feb 28 Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies
  • Feb 28 Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)

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Mar 1 Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, dies at 81

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Mar 1 Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • Mar 1 Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 2 Clark Mollenhoff, US journalist (Pulitzer Prize), dies
  • Mar 2 Freek Zoetmulder, publisher (Austrian Encyclopedia)/neo-nazi, dies
  • Mar 2 Serge Gainsbourg, composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62
  • Mar 3 Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • Mar 3 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
  • Mar 4 Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
  • Mar 5 August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92
  • Mar 5 Trijntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109

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Mar 7 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball league great, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • Mar 7 Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • Mar 9 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • Mar 12 Etienne Decroux, French mime (Voyage, Surprise), dies at 92
  • Mar 12 Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • Mar 13 Cor Witschge, [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Jimmy McPartland, US, jazz cornetist, dies
  • Mar 14 Howard Ashman, song writer (Under the Sea), dies of AIDs at 40
  • Mar 14 Jef Houthuys, Belgian union leader (ACV, 1968-87), dies at 68
  • Mar 14 Jerome "Doc" Pomus, American blues singer-songwriter (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Robert Maroff, dies at 57
  • Mar 14 Margery Sharp, children's author (b. 1905)
  • Mar 15 Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84
  • Mar 15 Eileen Sedgwick, silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
  • Mar 16 7 members of Reba McIntire's band, killed in a plane crash
  • Mar 16 Jan H van Roijen, Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85
  • Mar 16 Wim van den Brink, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies
  • Mar 18 Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
  • Mar 18 Vilma Banky, actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
  • Mar 19 John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
  • Mar 19 Ron Pagano, dies after lengthy illness at 37
  • Mar 19 Sunday Wilshin, actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
  • Mar 20 Conor Clapton, Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 5
  • Mar 21 Leo Fender, American inventor (Fender guitar), dies at 81
  • Mar 22 Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • Mar 22 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • Mar 22 Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio), dies of cancer at 56
  • Mar 23 Dominic Bellissimo, created buffalo chicken wings, dies at 68
  • Mar 23 Fons Jansen, Dutch night club performer, dies at 65
  • Mar 23 Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • Mar 23 Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
  • Mar 24 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government (b. 1914)
  • Mar 25 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • Mar 25 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • Mar 25 Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)
  • Mar 26 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
  • Mar 27 Aldo Ray, western actor (Battle Cry), dies at 64 of cancer
  • Mar 27 Elinor Remick Warren, composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 27 Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
  • Mar 27 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • Mar 28 Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
  • Mar 29 Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of brain tumor at 52
  • Mar 30 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • Mar 31 John Carter, US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies
  • Apr 1 Martha Graham, US, choreographer (Appalachian Spring), dies at 96
  • Apr 1 Paulo Muwanga, chief of Uganda (1980), dies
  • Apr 1 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (b.1946)

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Apr 3 Graham Greene, British writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86

  • Apr 4 John Heinz, (Sen-R-Pa), dies in a plane crash, dies at 52
  • Apr 4 Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • Apr 4 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
  • Apr 4 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • Apr 4 Forrest Towns, American hurdler (b. 1914)
  • Apr 5 John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx), dies in a plane crash at 65
  • Apr 5 Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, USN/astro (STS 33), dies at 43
  • Apr 6 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (Test avg 48 22, 1st-class avg 65 18), dies
  • Apr 8 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
  • Apr 9 Maurice Binder, title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • Apr 9 Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
  • Apr 10 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Apr 10 Natalie Schafer, actress (Gilligan's Island), dies at 90 from cancer
  • Apr 11 Tom Rosqui, dies at 62
  • Apr 12 James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies
  • Apr 15 Marjorie Warfield, dies at 88
  • Apr 15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81

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Apr 16 David Lean, film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies of pneumonia at 83

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • Apr 17 Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97
  • Apr 19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • Apr 20 Don[ald] Siegel, US director (Coogan's Bluff/Dirty Harry), dies at 78
  • Apr 20 Jumjaagiyn Tsedenbal, Mongolian politician, dies
  • Apr 20 Sean O'Faolain, [J Whelan], Irish writer (Nest of Simple), dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44
  • Apr 20 Yumzhagin Tsendenbal, PM of Mongolia (1952-74), dies
  • Apr 21 Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Missouri), dies at 74
  • Apr 21 Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (new years concert), dies at 81
  • Apr 23 Peter Bailey, Graphic designer/calligrapher, dies
  • Apr 23 Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
  • Apr 24 J de Graaf, ethicus/president church & peace, dies
  • Apr 25 Frank Hamilton, actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • Apr 25 Theo Laseroms, [Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
  • Apr 26 Emily McLaughlin, US actress (Jessie-General Hospital), dies at 61
  • Apr 26 Carmine Coppola, composer/conductor (The Godfather Part II), and father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (b. 1904)
  • Apr 26 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • Apr 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 27 Marcus Heeresma, writer/poet (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies
  • Apr 28 Floyd B McKissick, US founder (CORE), dies
  • Apr 28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Apr 28 Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive (b. 1905)
  • Apr 29 Claude Gallimard, French publisher, dies
  • Apr 30 George Sperti Sperti, inventor (Preparation H), dies at 91
  • Apr 30 Michael G Hagerty, actor (Overboard), dies at 39
  • May 1 Richard Thorpe, American director (Jailhouse Rock, Night Must Fall), dies at 95
  • May 2 Hal Bell, dies at 65
  • May 2 Leib Lensky, dies at 82
  • May 2 Ronald McKie, Australian author (b. 1909)
  • May 3 Gerrit Mik, child psychiatrist and Dutch MP (D66), dies
  • May 3 Jersy Kosinski, Polish-American author (Being There), dies at 57
  • May 3 Margaret Tallichet, American actress (Stranger on the 3rd Floor), dies at 77