Famous Deaths in March 1991

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 1 Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, dies at 81

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Mar 1 Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • Mar 1 Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 2 Clark Mollenhoff, US journalist (Pulitzer Prize), dies
  • Mar 2 Freek Zoetmulder, publisher (Austrian Encyclopedia)/neo-nazi, dies
  • Mar 2 Serge Gainsbourg, composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62
  • Mar 3 Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • Mar 3 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
  • Mar 4 Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
  • Mar 5 August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92
  • Mar 5 Trijntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 7 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • Mar 7 Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • Mar 9 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • Mar 12 Etienne Decroux, French mime (Voyage, Surprise), dies at 92
  • Mar 12 Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • Mar 13 Cor Witschge, [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Jimmy McPartland, American jazz cornetist, dies
  • Mar 14 Howard Ashman, song writer (Under the Sea), dies of AIDs at 40
  • Mar 14 Jef Houthuys, Belgian union leader (ACV, 1968-87), dies at 68
  • Mar 14 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save Last Dance for Me"), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Robert Maroff, dies at 57
  • Mar 14 Margery Sharp, children's author (b. 1905)
  • Mar 15 Eileen Sedgwick, silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
  • Mar 16 7 members of Reba McIntire's band, killed in a plane crash
  • Mar 16 Jan H van Roijen, Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85
  • Mar 16 Wim van den Brink, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies
  • Mar 18 Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
  • Mar 18 Vilma Banky, actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
  • Mar 19 John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
  • Mar 19 Ron Pagano, dies after lengthy illness at 37
  • Mar 19 Sunday Wilshin, actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
  • Mar 20 Conor Clapton, Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 5
  • Mar 21 Leo Fender, American inventor (Fender guitar), dies at 81
  • Mar 22 Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • Mar 22 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • Mar 22 Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio), dies of cancer at 56
  • Mar 22 Paul Engle, American poet and writer (Worm Earth, American Song), dies at 82
  • Mar 23 Dominic Bellissimo, created buffalo chicken wings, dies at 68
  • Mar 23 Fons Jansen, Dutch news reader and cabaretier, dies at 65
  • Mar 23 Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • Mar 23 Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
  • Mar 24 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government (b. 1914)
  • Mar 25 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • Mar 25 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • Mar 25 Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)
  • Mar 26 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
  • Mar 27 Aldo Ray, western actor (Battle Cry), dies at 64 of cancer
  • Mar 27 Elinor Remick Warren, composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 27 Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
  • Mar 27 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • Mar 28 Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
  • Mar 29 Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of brain tumor at 52
  • Mar 30 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • Mar 31 John Carter, US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies