Famous People Who Died in April 1974

  • Apr 1 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, English-Canadian composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84

Georges PompidouGeorges Pompidou (1911-1974)

Apr 2 French President (1969-74) and Prime Minister (1962-68), dies in Paris at 62

  • Apr 5 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (Group of Seven), dies at 91
  • Apr 5 William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • Apr 6 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b. 1895)
  • Apr 6 Ronald Russell, British journalist, author and Conservative politician, dies at 69
  • Apr 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall; Beehive Rotterdam), dies at 89
  • Apr 8 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, dies at 79
  • Apr 10 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Charles Curtis "Curt" Conway, American actor (Raw Deal; The Twilight Zone), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Stanley Smith, American actor and singer (King of Jazz; Soup to Nuts; Good News), dies at 71
  • Apr 14 Al Morgan, American jazz double-bassist (Cab Calloway; Fats Waller; Louis Jordan), dies at 65
  • Apr 15 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter ("Malinconia d'amore"), dies at 68
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 17 Herbert Elwell, American composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
  • Apr 17 Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
  • Apr 18 Betty Compson, American actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • Apr 18 John Henry Lewis, American boxer (World Light-Heavyweight champion, 1935-38), dies of emphysema and Parkinson's at 59
  • Apr 18 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright, filmmaker (Topaze; The Baker's Wife), and novelist, dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Apr 20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • Apr 21 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)
  • Apr 22 Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer & journalist (Tong Tong), dies at 63
  • Apr 23 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 86
  • Apr 24 (William) "Bud" Abbott, American comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies of cancer at 78
  • Apr 25 Pamela Courson, American artist and long-term companion of Jim Morrison, dies of a heroin overdose at 27
  • Apr 28 Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), dies at 70

Agnes MooreheadAgnes Moorehead (1900-1974)

Apr 30 American actress (Endora in Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73