Famous Deaths in March 1964

  • Mar 1 Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 6 King Paul I, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
  • Mar 6 Edward Van Sloan, American actor (Frankenstein, Dracula), dies at 81
  • Mar 7 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • Mar 9 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
  • Mar 9 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general and politician, dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, stabbed to death in Queens; almost 40 witnesses but no rescuers
  • Mar 15 Paul Cavanagh, British actor (The Woman in Green, Tarzan & his Mate), dies at 75
  • Mar 16 Nicholas Joy, French actor (Gentleman's Agreement, Desk Set, Boss Lady), dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69
  • Mar 18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)

Person of interestBrendan Behan

Mar 20 Brendan Behan, Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Mar 20 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 22 Addison Richards, American actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees), dies at 61
  • Mar 23 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), dies from a stroke at 59
  • Mar 23 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
  • Mar 29 Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
  • Mar 30 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
  • Mar 30 Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen [Nellie Walker], African-American Harlem Renaissance novelist (Quicksand, Passing), dies at 72