On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1991 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 600 of 658

  • Aug 19 Richard Maltby Sr., American musician and orchestra leader ("(Themes from) The Man with the Golden Arm"; Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 77
  • Aug 20 Betty Bowden, British dancer and actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • Aug 20 Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90
  • Aug 21 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist and philosopher, dies at 101
  • Aug 21 Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • Aug 21 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German-Swiss architect and writer (Mozart biographer), dies at 74
  • Aug 22 Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
  • Aug 22 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress (The Blue and the Grey - "Maggie"; Anne of Green Gables), dies of cervical cancer at 67
  • Aug 23 Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93
  • Aug 24 Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic silver 1912), dies at 99
  • Aug 24 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
  • Aug 24 Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87
  • Aug 24 Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
  • Aug 25 Don Nute, American actor, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Aug 25 Niven Busch, American screenwriter (Duel in the Sun), dies at 88
  • Aug 25 Sergei Ajromeiev, soviet general, commits suicide
  • Aug 27 Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies
  • Aug 27 Vince Taylor [Brian Holden], British rock and roll singer (Brand New Cadillac), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • Aug 28 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
  • Aug 28 Eleanor Berry, actress (Death Valley Days), dies
  • Aug 29 Dallas Adams, British painter, writer and actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • Aug 29 Daniel Ocko, American actor dies of a respiratory condition at 78
  • Aug 29 Dixie Dunbar [Charlotte King], American singer and actress, dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 29 Kathryn Cravens, American early news correspondent, dies at 92
  • Aug 29 Libero Grassi, Italian underwear manufacturer/anti mafia, dies
  • Aug 30 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • Aug 30 Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), dies at 61
  • Aug 30 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies at 66
  • Aug 31 Leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93
  • Aug 31 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61
  • Sep 1 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • Sep 1 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • Sep 1 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director and actress (Jane Eyre, Barocco), dies at 76
  • 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 N Menzies, playwright/composer (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 Lawrence, examined effect of neutron radiation on fabric, dies
  • 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 Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
  • Sep 10 Yves Montand [Ivo Livi], Italian-French actor (Z; Napoleon; Grand Prix), and singer, dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 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 Zino Francescatti, French 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
  • Sep 24 Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73

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 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, commits suicide at 47

Klaus Barbie

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

  • Sep 25 Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
  • Sep 25 Viviane Romance [Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns], French actress (Panic, Queen's Necklace), dies at 79
  • Sep 25 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • 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, entertainer, dies at 87
  • Oct 2 Dimitrios I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (1973-91), dies at 77
  • Oct 2 Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
  • Oct 3 Max Cantor, journalist, dies
  • Oct 4 Leonard C. Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83
  • Oct 6 Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66
  • Oct 6 Wendell Phillips, dies at 83 [or 10/13]

Leo Durocher

Oct 7 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34 (NY Yankees, St.Louis Cardinals, and 2 other teams), manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants), and coach (World Series 1963 LA Dodgers), dies at 86

  • Oct 8 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
  • Oct 9 Roy Black, German schlager singer and actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies of heart failure at 43
  • Oct 9 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Oct 10 Stephen J Falat, dies after long illness at 34
  • Oct 11 Redd Foxx [JohnSanford], American comedian and actor (Sanford & Son; Redd Foxx Show), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Oct 11 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • Oct 12 Aline MacMahon, American actress (Backdoor to Heaven), dies at 92
  • Oct 12 Sheila Florance, Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
  • Oct 12 Arkady Natanovich Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika), dies at 66
  • Oct 13 Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies at 70
  • Oct 13 Donald Houston, Welsh actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • Oct 15 Hotze de Roos, Dutch carpenter and writer (Chameleon series), dies at 81
  • Oct 16 Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 16 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • Oct 17 J. G. Devlin, Northern Irish actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • Oct 17 Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57
  • Oct 17 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, American country music singer ("Sixteen Tons"), and actor (I Love Lucy; The Ford Show), dies of liver disease at 72
  • Oct 18 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), dies at 78
  • Oct 22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • Oct 23 Lance Baker, dies at 31
  • Oct 24 Gene Roddenberry, American creator of Star Trek, dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • Oct 24 Leon Clements, journalist (Interlijnen), dies at 43
  • Oct 25 Bill Graham, [Wulf Grajonca], German-American impresario and rock concert promoter (Fillmore; Winterland Ballroom; Live-Aid), dies in a helicopter crash in California at 60
  • Oct 25 Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
  • Oct 25 Margo J. Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers), dies of heart attack and stroke at 55
  • Oct 26 Lori Rae Matthews, crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrella
  • Oct 27 Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies
  • Oct 27 George Barker, English poet, dies at 78
  • Oct 27 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British composer and conductor (Symphony No. 3 - Sinfonia Sacra), dies at 77
  • Oct 28 Dudley McConnell, American space scientist, headed NASA's Earth Science Division, dies at 55
  • Oct 28 [Lawrence] G. L. Vitto American DJ and TV host, dies at 69
  • Oct 28 Lydia Hodson Copeland, America's Jr Miss (1972), dies at 37
  • Oct 28 Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist and composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 28 George Treweeke, Australian Rugby League second rower (7 Tests, South Sydney), dies at 86
  • Oct 29 Donald Churchill, playwright, dies of heart attack at 60
  • Oct 29 Harry Thomas, founder (Flower Festival, Dutch Homofielen Party), dies
  • Oct 29 Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies
  • Oct 29 Mario Scelba, Prime Minister of Italia (1954-55), dies
  • Oct 30 Johan Mekkink, painter, dies
  • Oct 30 Ken Hardin, producer, dies at 62
  • Oct 30 William Shea, American lawyer (instrumental in NY Mets establishment; Shea Stadium), dies from a stroke at 84
  • Oct 31 Bert Bertram, Australian actor (How to Steal a Million, Shamus), dies of cancer at 97
  • Oct 31 Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
  • Oct 31 Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (A Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70
  • Oct 31 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • Oct 31 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer, and music critic, dies at 90
  • Nov 1 Joseph Papp, US theater producer (A Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
  • Nov 2 Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
  • Nov 2 Irwin Allen, American film and television producer (Land of the Giants; The Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
  • Nov 2 Mort Shuman, American singer, and songwriter, with Doc Pomus ("Viva Las Vegas"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), dies of cancer at 54
  • Nov 5 Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, The Apartment, My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Nov 5 Robert Maxwell, Czech-British billionaire publisher, politician and fraudster (Mirror Group, NY Daily News), drowns at sea at 68
  • Nov 6 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish fluitist, conductor, dies at 64

Gene Tierney

Nov 6 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), dies of emphysema at 70

  • Nov 7 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Frances Faye, American cabernet singer and actress (Pretty Baby), dies after a stroke ay 79
  • Nov 8 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist and musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies at 86
  • Nov 9 Guido Claus, Belgian actor (Sacrament), dies
  • Nov 10 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • Nov 10 Franco Malfatti, president of Commission of Europe (1970-1972), dies
  • Nov 10 Tutte Lemkow, dancer and director (Capt Paradise; I Am A Camera), dies at 73
  • Nov 10 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, dies at 62
  • Nov 12 Diane Brewster, American actress (Courage of Black Beauty), dies at 60
  • Nov 12 Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop (Montreal), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80
  • Nov 13 Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88
  • Nov 14 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • Nov 16 Ralph Marrero, American actor (Dawn of the Dead; The Babe; Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • Nov 17 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Nov 17 Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, American actress, adult film performer and Jerry Van Dyke's daughter, commits suicide at 33
  • Nov 17 Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55

Adrian Quist

Nov 17 Adrian Quist, Australian tennis player, analyst (Australian C'ship 1936, 40, 48), dies at 78

  • Nov 18 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), dies at 78
  • Nov 19 Reggie Nalder, Austrian actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • Nov 20 Gina Petrushka, actress (Exorcist, Sybil), dies at 82
  • Nov 21 Daniel Mann [Chugerman], American stage and screen director (The Rose Tattoo; The Teahouse Of The August Moon; Butterfield 8), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Nov 21 David "Sonny" Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81
  • Nov 21 Prior Jones, West Indian cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 25 wickets; Trinidad), dies at 74
  • Nov 21 Sonny Werblin, NY sports impresario, dies at 81
  • Nov 22 Jac de Jong [Jacobus Hendrik de Jong], Dutch entrepreneur and politician (Nedac-Sorbo), dies
  • Nov 23 Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
  • Nov 23 Klaus Kinski [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • Nov 24 Anton Furst, American production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • Nov 24 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American drummer (Kiss), dies of cancer at 41

Freddie Mercury

Nov 24 Freddie Mercury [Farrokh Bulsara], British singer-songwriter (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), dies of AIDS at 45

  • Nov 25 Eleanor Audley, American voice actress (Cinderella - "Wicked Stepmother"), dies at 86
  • Nov 26 Bob Johnson, collegiate and NHL ice hockey coach (University of Wisconsin Badgers, 1966-82; US Olympic team, 1976; Calgary Flames, 1982-87; Pittsburgh Penguins, 1990-91), dies of brain cancer at 60
  • Nov 26 Dehl Berti, Chiricahua Apache actor (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Guns of Paradise), dies of heart attack at 70
  • Nov 26 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
  • Nov 29 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), dies at 75
  • Nov 29 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), dies at 87
  • Nov 29 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), dies at 96
  • Nov 30 Zin [Parke Gerald Zinzan] Harris, New Zealand cricketer (9 Tests for NZ 1962-65), dies at 64
  • Dec 1 Byron Webster, British-American actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • Dec 1 George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel Prize 1982), dies at 80
  • Dec 2 George Lott, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), dies at 85
  • Dec 3 Casey Walters, American actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75