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, American blues singer-songwriter (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