Famous Deaths in March 1991

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1st Edwin Land, inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 9th Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 12th Etienne Decroux, French mime (Voyage, Surprise), dies at 92
  • 12th Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • 13th Cor Witschge, [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
  • 13th Jimmy McPartland, US, jazz cornetist, dies
  • 14th Howard Ashman, song writer (Under the Sea), dies of AIDs at 40
  • 14th Jef Houthuys, Belgian union leader (ACV, 1968-87), dies at 68
  • 14th Jerome "Doc" Pomus, lyricist (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • 14th Robert Maroff, dies at 57
  • 14th Margery Sharp, children's author (b. 1905)
  • 15th Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84
  • 15th Eileen Sedgwick, silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
  • 16th 7 members of Reba McIntire's band, killed in a plane crash
  • 16th Jan H van Roijen, Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85
  • 16th Wim van den Brink, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies
  • 18th Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
  • 18th Vilma Banky, actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
  • 19th John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
  • 19th Ron Pagano, dies after lengthy illness at 37
  • 19th Sunday Wilshin, actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
  • 20th Conor Clapton, Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 5
  • 21st Leo Fender, American inventor (Fender guitar), dies at 81
  • 22nd Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • 22nd Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 22nd Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)
  • 23rd Dominic Bellissimo, created buffalo chicken wings, dies at 68
  • 23rd Fons Jansen, Dutch night club performer, dies at 65
  • 23rd Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • 23rd Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
  • 24th Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government (b. 1914)
  • 25th Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • 25th Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • 25th Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)
  • 26th Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
  • 27th Aldo Ray, western actor (Battle Cry), dies at 64 of cancer
  • 27th Elinor Remick Warren, composer, dies at 91
  • 27th Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
  • 27th Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • 28th Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
  • 29th Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
  • 29th Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of brain tumor at 52
  • 30th Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • 31st John Carter, US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies