Famous Deaths in April 1970

  • Apr 4 Byron Foulger, American actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
  • Apr 5 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
  • Apr 5 Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist, dies at 78
  • Apr 6 Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 6 Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
  • Apr 7 Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies
  • Apr 8 Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies
  • Apr 9 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American artist and chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company during the 1930s (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio), dies at 73
  • Apr 10 Charles Paton, British actor (Freedom of the Seas), dies of a heart attack at 96
  • Apr 11 Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 46
  • Apr 11 John H O'Hara, US journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at 65
  • Apr 15 Ripper Collins, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • Apr 16 Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)
  • Apr 17 Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
  • Apr 20 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist, dies at 53
  • Apr 23 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
  • Apr 25 Anita Louise, American actress (The Little Princess, Gorilla, My Friend Flicka), dies from a stroke at 55
  • Apr 26 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), dies of lung cancer at 56
  • Apr 26 John Knittel, Swiss writer, dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]
  • Apr 26 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (b. 1886)
  • Apr 27 Arthur Shields, Irish actor (River, Enchanted Island), dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Ed Begley, American actor (12 Angry Men, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 69
  • Apr 30 Hall Johnson, American composer (Hall Johnson Choir), dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35
  • Apr 30 Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71