Famous People Who Died in November 1980

  • Nov 2 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies
  • Nov 3 Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies
  • Nov 4 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer, 1st female in Canada to get bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, dies at 75
  • Nov 6 Mary Michael, American actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77

Steve McQueenSteve McQueen (1930-1980)

Nov 7 American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), dies of a heart attack after surgery at 50

  • Nov 7 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, dies at 73
  • Nov 9 Carmel Myers, American stage and silent and sound screen actress (Ben-Hur; Svengali), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Nov 9 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), dies from accidental asphyxiation at 65
  • Nov 12 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer and dissident (Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984), dies in a car accident at 42
  • Nov 12 Haya Victoria van Someren-Downer [Gerarda Victoria Downer], Dutch politician, dies at 54
  • Nov 16 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), suicide at 37
  • Nov 16 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41
  • Nov 18 Conn Smythe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs 1927-61; Stanley Cup x 8), dies of heart failure at 85
  • Nov 19 Andreas Nezertis, Greek composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 20 John McEwen, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (1967-68), dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies
  • Nov 22 Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • Nov 22 Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

Mae WestMae West (1893-1980)

Nov 22 American stage and screen actress, writer (She Done Him Wrong; I'm No Angel), and singer (Way Out West), dies in Hollywood at 87

  • Nov 22 Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
  • Nov 23 Herby Wade, South African cricket batsman & captain (10 Tests, 327 runs; Natal), dies at 75
  • Nov 23 Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54
  • Nov 24 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 79
  • Nov 24 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • Nov 26 Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Foul Play, Doctor's Wife), commits suicide at 53
  • Nov 27 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)

Dorothy DayDorothy Day (1897-1980)

Nov 29 American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83