Famous People Who Died in 1983 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 368 of 368

  • Jul 10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • Jul 11 Ross Macdonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Chris Wood, British rock saxophone and flute player (Traffic; Ginger Baker's Air Force, Jimi Hendrix), dies of pneumonia at 39
  • Jul 13 Gabrielle Roy, French Canadian author (The Tin Flute, Street of Riches), dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Arnout Colnot, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 96
  • Jul 14 Jack MacBryan, English cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies at 90
  • Jul 15 Eddie Foy Jr [Edwin Fitzgerald Jr], American actor (The Pajama Game, Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jul 17 Roosevelt Sykes, American blues and boogie-woogie pianist, and singer ("The Honeydripper"), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Jul 20 Frank Reynolds, American news anchor (ABC Evening News, 1968-70; World New Tonight, 1977-83), dies at 59
  • Jul 23 Georges Auric, French composer (one of Les Six), dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • Jul 27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • Jul 28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies

David Niven

Jul 29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73

  • Jul 29 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • Jul 29 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Abe Lincoln In Illinois; Dr; Kildare (TV series)), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist ("Dancing In The Dark"; "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans"), and MGM executive, dies of Parkinson's disease at 86
  • Jul 30 Lynn Fontanne, British Emmy Award-winning stage, screen, and radio actress, dies of pneumonia at 95
  • Jul 30 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 56
  • Aug 1 "Wild Bill" Moore, American R&B and jazz tenor saxophone player ("We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll": Marvin Gaye's "Mercy, Mercy Me"), dies at 65
  • Aug 1 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
  • Aug 2 James Jamerson, American session bass guitarist (Motown Records' "Funk Brothers"), dies of alcohol-related complications at 47
  • Aug 3 Carolyn Jones, American actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • Aug 5 Bart [Bartholomeus Jan] Bok, Dutch-American astronomer (Milky Way), dies at 77
  • Aug 5 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), dies of cancer at 66
  • Aug 6 Klaus Nomi [Sperber], German new wave singer, and performance artist, dies of AIDS at 39
  • Aug 12 (Henry) Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), dies at 70
  • Aug 14 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian essayist, activist and founder of the Brazilian Christian Democracy, dies at 89
  • Aug 15 Anthony Costello, American actor (Will Penny, The Outer Limits), dies of HIV/AIDS at 45
  • Aug 15 Benjamin V Cohen, American author of New Deal legislation, dies at 88
  • Aug 15 Carol Ryrie Brink, American Newberry Medal-winning novelist (Caddie Woodlawn), dies of heart failure at 85
  • Aug 16 Earl Averill, American Baseball HOF outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star 1933–1938; Cleveland Indians), dies at 81

Ira Gershwin

Aug 17 Ira Gershwin, American lyricist ("Embraceable You" "I Got Rhythm"; "They Can't Take That Away From Me"), dies in Beverly Hills at 86

  • Aug 18 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
  • Aug 19 Aleksandar Ranković, Yugoslavic partisan and 1st Vice President of Yugoslavia (1963-66), dies at 73
  • Aug 20 Kerwin Duinmeijer, Dutch of Antillean descent, murdered by in a racially motivated attack at 15
  • Aug 21 Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50
  • Aug 24 Jack Somack, American actor (Ball Four, The Frisco Kid, Stockard Channing Show), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 24 Scott Nearing, American sociologist, pacifist and author (The Good Life), dies at 100
  • Aug 24 Shawn Stephens Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD, after 77 days of maariage
  • Aug 26 Mike Kellin [Myron Kellin], American actor (Pipe Dream, American Buffalo), dies of cancer at 61
  • Aug 27 William Hitzig, Austrian Maxwell physician, dies at 78
  • Aug 28 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
  • Aug 29 Simon Oakland, American actor (Toma, Kolchak), dies at 61
  • Aug 29 William Goyen, American writer, dies at 68
  • Sep 1 Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, American politician (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
  • Sep 1 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • Sep 1 Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for South Africa), dies
  • Sep 3 Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)
  • Sep 5 Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • Sep 7 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Henry Promnitz, South African cricketer (5-58 on debut for South Africa 1927-28), dies at 79
  • Sep 8 Antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies
  • Sep 8 Ibrahim Abboud, 1st President and 4th Prime Minister of Sudan (1958-64), dies at 82
  • Sep 8 Willem C "Wim" Kan, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 72
  • Sep 10 "John Vorster, South African Prime Minister (1966-78), dies at 67
  • Sep 10 Felix Bloch, Swiss-American nuclear physicist (1st Director of CERN, Nobel Prize for Physics 1952), dies at 77
  • Sep 10 Jon Brower Minnoch, American, world's heaviest recorded man at 1,400lb (635 kilograms; 100 stone), dies at 41
  • Sep 10 Norah Lofts, British author (The Town House), dies at 79
  • Sep 12 Sabin Carr, American athlete (Olympic gold pole vault 1928; WR 4.27m 1927), dies at 79
  • Sep 15 Johnny Hartman, American jazz ballad singer (John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - "My One And Only Love"), dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Sep 15 LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88
  • Sep 15 Prince Far I [Michael Williams], Jamaican reggae deejay, producer and Rastafarian, killed during a robberya t his home at 38-ish
  • Sep 15 Willie Bobo [Correa], American jazz percussionist ("Evil Ways"), dies of cancer at 49
  • Sep 17 Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
  • Sep 21 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer and MP for Greenwood, dies at 76
  • Sep 24 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • Sep 25 Leopold III [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), dies at 81
  • Sep 26 Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76
  • Sep 27 Wilfred Burchett, Australian communist and writer (Catapult to Freedom), dies at 72
  • Sep 30 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin) and tenor saxophonist, dies at 76
  • Sep 30 William Elliott, American actor (Bernie Loves Bridget", "Adam 12"), dies at 49
  • Oct 2 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 3 John K. M. McCaffery, American TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • Oct 3 Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
  • Oct 5 Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Oct 5 Humberto Mauro, Brazilian film director (Ganga Bruta), dies at 86
  • Oct 6 Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
  • Oct 8 Joan Hackett, American stage and screen actress (Will Penny; Only When I Laugh; Mourning Becomes Electra),, dies of cancer at 49
  • Oct 9 Suh Seok-jun, South Korea Deputy Prime Minister, killed (one of 21 victims) in Rangoon bombing at about 45

Ralph Richardson

Oct 10 Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

  • Oct 12 Ernie Roth, American wrestling manager (ring name "The Grand Wizard of Wrestling"), dies at 57
  • Oct 12 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
  • Oct 14 Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Oct 14 Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
  • Oct 15 Pat O'Brien, American actor (Knute Rockne; Angels with Dirty Faces), dies of heart attack at 83
  • Oct 16 George Liberace, American violinist (The Liberace Show), dies of leukemia at 72
  • Oct 16 Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  • Oct 16 Øivin Fjeldstad, Norwegian conductor and composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 17 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
  • Oct 18 Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)
  • Oct 18 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies at 52
  • Oct 18 Willie Jones, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1950, 51; Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 58
  • Oct 19 Albert Carel Willink, Dutch 'imaginary realism' painter, dies at 83
  • Oct 19 Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup
  • Oct 20 Merle Travis, American country singer, dies at 75
  • Oct 20 Peter Dudley, British character actor (Coronation Street, 1979-83 - "Bert"), dies after multiple heart attacks and stokes at 48
  • Oct 20 Yves Thériault, French Canadian author, dies at 67
  • Oct 21 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop (Haarlem), dies
  • Oct 23 Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • Oct 23 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Oct 24 Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
  • Oct 25 Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 26 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), dies at 80
  • Oct 29 Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81

George Halas

Oct 31 George Halas [Papa Bear], American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, dies of pancreatic cancer at 88

  • Nov 1 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • Nov 3 Alfredo Antonini, conductor (Jane Froman Canteen), dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Robert Gross, American composer and violinist, dies at 69
  • Nov 7 David Alexandrovich Toradze, Soviet composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 7 Germaine Tailleferre [Taillefesse], French composer (Le Marin du Bolivar; L'adieu du cavalier), dies at 91

Betty Nuthall

Nov 8 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), dies of a coronary arrest at 72

  • Nov 8 Mordecai Kaplan, American Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism, dies at 102
  • Nov 8 Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
  • Nov 12 Preston Jackson [James Preston McDonald], American jazz trombonist (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Alvin "Junior" Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 15 Dai Rees, Scottish golfer (British Open runner-up 1953-54, 61), dies of car accident injuries at 70
  • Nov 15 John Le Mesurier, British actor (The Italian Job, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 71
  • Nov 19 Peter Coffield, American actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • Nov 19 Reinout Willem van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • Nov 19 Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide at 36
  • Nov 20 Marcel Dalio [Israel Moshe Blauschild], French actor (Sabrina, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Casablanca), dies at 83
  • Nov 20 Richard Loo, American actor, (China Sky), dies of cardio-pulmonary arrest at 80
  • Nov 22 Michael Conrad, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Hill Street Blues - "Sgt. Phil Esterhaus"), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nov 23 Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 23 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), dies at 45
  • Nov 25 Anton Dolin [Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-kay], British dancer (Girl From Petrovka), dies at 79
  • Nov 27 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
  • Nov 28 Christopher George, American actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Nov 30 George Headley, West Indies Cricket Batsman (22 Tests; 2,190 runs @ 60.83; 10 x 100), dies at 74
  • Nov 30 Richard Llewellyn, Welsh novelist (How Green Was My Valley), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Leon Mirsky, Russian-British mathematician (Mirsky's theorem), dies at 64
  • Dec 2 Atholl Mckinnon, South African cricket spin bowler (8 Tests, 26 wickets), dies from a heart attack at 51
  • Dec 2 Fifi D'Orsay [Yvonne Lussier] Canadian-American vaudeville and film actress and singer known as the "French Bombshell" (The Life Jimmy Dolan; Dixie Jamboree), dies from cancer at 79
  • Dec 3 Al Watrous, American golfer (British Open 1926 runner-up), dies at 84
  • Dec 4 Bruce Drake, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Oklahoma 1938-55, 200-181), dies at 77
  • Dec 4 Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
  • Dec 5 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (The Dirty Dozen, Last Sunset), dies at 65
  • Dec 6 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (Parlez-moi d'amour), dies at 82
  • Dec 7 Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA
  • Dec 7 Fanny Cano, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  • Dec 8 Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), dies following surgery at 64
  • Dec 9 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), dies of cancer at 53
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
  • Dec 10 Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
  • Dec 11 Neil Ritchie, British General (commanded British Eighth Army in North Africa in WWII), dies at 86
  • Dec 11 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), dies at 82
  • Dec 13 Alexander Schmemann, Orthodox Christian priest and theologian (b. 1921)
  • Dec 13 Leora Dana, American actress (3:10 to Yuma, Pollyanna), dies at 60
  • Dec 13 Mary Renault [Challans], British author (King Must Die, Funeral games), dies at 78
  • Dec 13 Nichita Stanescu, Romanian poet (b. 1933
  • Dec 15 Jimmy McLin, American jazz banjo player, and guitarist (James P. Johnson; Willie "The Lion" Smith; The Ink Spots), dies at 75
  • Dec 15 “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Pima-American jazz trombonist (Lionel Hampton; Louis Armstrong), and composer ("Wounded Knee Chant"), dies at 70
  • Dec 16 Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74
  • Dec 17 Erik Christensen, NHL player
  • Dec 21 Paul de Man, Belgian literary critic, dies at 64
  • Dec 21 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 23 Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 25 Joan Miro, Spanish painter and sculptor, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
  • Dec 26 Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
  • Dec 27 Walter Scott, American singer (Bob Kuban), murdered at 40
  • Dec 28 Dennis Wilson, American drummer and singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39

Jimmy Demaret

Dec 28 Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (US Masters 1940, 47, 50), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • Dec 28 William Demarest, American actor (My 3 Sons), dies from pneumonia and prostate cancer at 91
  • Dec 31 Bill Hunt, cricketer (Test for Aust, out 0, took 0-25 & 0-14), dies
  • Dec 31 Frank Link, actor (Burns & Schreiber Comedy Show), dies at 46