Famous People Who Died in March 1986

  • Mar 2 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian, dies at 56
  • Mar 2 Zafer Masri, mayor of Nablus, murdered
  • Mar 4 Ding Ling, Chinese writer (The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River), dies at 81

Elizabeth SmartElizabeth Smart (1913-1986)

Mar 4 Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

  • Mar 4 Henri Knap, Dutch journalist and writer, dies at 75
  • Mar 4 Howard Greenfield, American song lyricist ("Calendar Girl"; "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"; "Love Will Keep Us Together"; theme to "Bewitched"), dies of a brain tumor at 50
  • Mar 4 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band - "The Shape I'm In"; "Tears Of Rage"), commits suicide at 42
  • Mar 5 Teddy Hoad, West Indies cricket batsman, captain (4 Tests), dies at 90
  • Mar 6 Adolph Caesar, actor (Club Paradise, Soldier's Story), dies

Georgia O’KeeffeGeorgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)

Mar 6 American sculptor and painter (Cow's Skull, Flowers), dies at 98

  • Mar 6 István Pelle, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold pommel horse & floor exercise 1932), dies at 78
  • Mar 7 Jacob K Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), dies in Palm Beach, Florida at 81
  • Mar 8 Hubert Fichte, German writer, dies of an AIDS related illness at 50
  • Mar 9 Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78

Ray MillandRay Milland (1905-1986)

Mar 10 Welsh actor (The Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), dies at 81

  • Mar 11 Sonny Terry, American bind Piedmont blues musician, dies at 74
  • Mar 13 Alvaro Fayad Delgado, Colombian guerilla leader (M-19), dies
  • Mar 14 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer (Missa Defensor Pacis) and conductor, dies at 81
  • Mar 14 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), dies at 74
  • Mar 14 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), dies at 69
  • Mar 14 Jozef Kresanek, Slovak composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 17 Hal Buckley, American actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 51
  • Mar 17 John Bagot Glubb, British commandant and writer (A soldier with the Arabs), dies at 88
  • Mar 18 Bernard Malamud, American novelist (The Fixer, The Natural, Pulitzer 1967), dies at 71
  • Mar 21 August de Boodt, Belgian politician, dies at 90
  • Mar 22 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), dies at 82
  • Mar 22 Derek Farr, British actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), dies from cancer at 74
  • Mar 22 Mark Dinning, American singer ("Teen Angel"), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Mar 24 Sarah Cunningham, American actress (Trapper John, M.D. - "Nurse Andrews"), dies of a heart attack while attending the Oscar ceremony at 67
  • Mar 26 Bartlett Robinson, American actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
  • Mar 27 Cass Canfield, US publisher, dies at 88
  • Mar 28 Victor J Lopez, actor (Chuey-Man From Atlantis), dies at 39
  • Mar 28 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), dies at 66
  • Mar 29 Harry Ritz [Joachim], American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie), dies at 78
  • Mar 29 Paul Grimault, French animator (Le Roi et l'oiseau - The King and the Bird), dies at 89

James CagneyJames Cagney (1899-1986)

Mar 30 American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 86

  • Mar 30 John Ciardi, American poet and interpreter (Dante), dies at 69
  • Mar 31 Jerry Paris, American director (Happy Days) and actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show- "Jerry"), dies at 60
  • Mar 31 O'Kelly Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers), dies of a heart attack at 48