Famous Deaths in February 1991

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