Famous Deaths in June 1991

  • 1st David Ruffin, vocalist (The Temptations), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • 3rd Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • 3rd Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • 3rd Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
  • 3rd Thomas C Lasorda, American artist and son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • 3rd Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)
  • 6th Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • 6th Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64
  • 6th Sylvia Porter, economist/author (Money Book), dies at 77
  • 7th Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • 8th Bertice Reading, Dutch actress (Moon in the Gutter), dies
  • 8th Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43
  • 9th Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • 9th Charles Loloma, painter/sculptor, dies
  • 9th Claudio Arrau, Chilian/US pianist/composer, dies at 88
  • 9th Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • 10th Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • 11th Vlastimil Fisar, Czech actor/pres (Intl Actors Federation), dies
  • 14th Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • 14th Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • 15th Happy Chandler, American politician and Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898)
  • 16th Vicky Brown, US singer (Power of Love), dies
  • 18th Joan Caulfield, actress (My Favorite Husband), dies of cancer at 69
  • 19th Jean Arthur [Gladys Greene], US actress (Shane), dies at 90
  • 22nd Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • 22nd Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • 23rd Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
  • 23rd Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • 24th Martin Rosenblatt, actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • 24th Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • 24th Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 26th Paul Andor, actor (Mad Lover, Enemy of Women), dies
  • 27th Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
  • 27th Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
  • 27th Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 28th Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 28th Klas Bruinsma, clergyman, dies