Famous People Who Died in September 1991

  • Sep 1 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director and actress (Jane Eyre, Barocco), dies at 76
  • Sep 1 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • Sep 1 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • Sep 2 Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies
  • Sep 2 Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies

Frank Capra

Sep 3 Frank Capra, Italian-AmericanAcademy Award-winning film director (It's a Wonderful Life; It Happened One Nigh; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 94

  • Sep 3 Henri de Lubac, French theologist and antifascist, dies at 95
  • Sep 4 Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Sep 4 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • Sep 4 Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
  • Sep 4 Tom Tryon, American actor (The Cardinal, All That Glitters, The Longest Day) and novelist (The Other), dies of stomach cancer at 65
  • Sep 6 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • Sep 6 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58
  • Sep 7 Archie Menzies, English playwright na dcomposer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • Sep 7 Ben Piazza, American actor (Santa Barbara; The Blues Brothers; Dallas), dies of cancer at 58
  • Sep 7 John Crosby, American columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • Sep 7 John H. Lawrence, American physician (nuclear medicine pioneer), dies at 87
  • Sep 8 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), dies of cancer at 80 [1]
  • Sep 8 Brad Davis, American actor (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire), dies at 41
  • Sep 8 Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • Sep 8 Jo Budie, Dutch orchestra leader (KRO), dies
  • Sep 9 Edwin M. McMillan, American physicist and discoverer of plutonium (Nobel 1951), dies at 83
  • Sep 9 John Lawrence, doctor, dies
  • Sep 9 Joop Zwart, Dutch political activist and resistance fighter, dies at 78
  • Sep 9 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • Sep 10 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), dies at 83
  • Sep 11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • Sep 12 Jacques Benoit [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
  • Sep 12 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), dies at 93
  • Sep 13 Ferry Barendse, Dutch trumpeter, composer, and singer (Ramblers), dies at 80
  • Sep 13 Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American film producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • Sep 13 Metin Oktay, Turkish football player (b. 1936)
  • Sep 13 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 84
  • Sep 14 Julie Bovasso, American actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 14 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • Sep 15 Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83
  • Sep 15 John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), dies of lung cancer at 87
  • Sep 15 Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Georgian composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 16 Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
  • Sep 17 RenĂ©-Charles "Zino" Francescatti, French concert violinist (NY Philharmonic-1939), dies at 89
  • Sep 18 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock singer (MC5 - Kick Out The Jams), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Sep 21 Angelo Rossitto, American dwarf actor (known as "Little Moe", Carousel), dies at 83
  • Sep 21 JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies
  • Sep 22 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies at 91
  • Sep 22 Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash
  • Sep 23 Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
  • Sep 23 Patrick Hamilton, English author and playwright (Gas Light, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 58

Dr. Seuss

Sep 24 Dr. Seuss [Theodor Geisel], American children's author (The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham), dies of cancer at 87

  • Sep 24 Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73
  • Sep 24 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, commits suicide at 47

Klaus Barbie

Sep 25 Klaus Barbie, German Gestapo chief (Butcher of Lyon), dies of cancer at 77

  • Sep 25 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • Sep 25 Max Koot, Dutch royal photographer, dies at 74
  • Sep 25 Viviane Romance [Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns], French actress (Panic, Queen's Necklace), dies at 79
  • Sep 26 Billy Vaughn, American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader ("Sail Along Sil'vry Moon"), dies of stomach cancer at 72
  • Sep 27 Huib Orizand, Dutch actor (Paul Vlanderen), dies
  • Sep 27 Jan Hart, director (Friends of Curacao), dies
  • Sep 27 Oona Chaplin, daughter of Eugene O'Neill and wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies at 66
  • Sep 29 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • Sep 29 Sam Ntuli, South African community pleader and negotiator, murdered
  • Sep 29 Zapata Jaw [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
  • Sep 30 Nancy Welford, British-born American actress (Gold Diggers of Broadway), dies at 87