Famous People Who Died in February 1992

  • Feb 1 George Berkeley, American actor (Life Stinks, Capts & Kings), dies at 70
  • Feb 1 Irving Kaufman, American federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81
  • Feb 2 Bert Parks [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
  • Feb 2 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Feb 2 Maurice L Kusell, dies
  • Feb 4 Andries Antonie Rieu, Dutch conductor (Maastricht Symphony Orchestra, 1949-80), dies at 75
  • Feb 4 Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
  • Feb 4 John Dehner [Forkum], American actor (The Right Stuff, Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), dies of emphysema and diabetes at 76
  • Feb 4 Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish supermodel, dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Donald Zimmerman, editor, dies
  • Feb 5 Laura Liddell, English actress (Shakespeare Wallah), dies at 83
  • Feb 5 Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 6 Frank Wilson, actor (Beware, Sunday Sinners, Club), dies at 37
  • Feb 6 Wayde Preston [William Erksine Strange], American actor (Man Called Sledge; Colt .45), dies at 62
  • Feb 7 Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
  • Feb 7 Jeanne Gerson, dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87
  • Feb 8 Baruch Lumet, American actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93
  • Feb 8 Denny Wright, British jazz guitarist, dies at 67

Alex HaleyAlex Haley (1921-1992)

Feb 10 American writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

  • Feb 10 Florence Tarlow, dies of cancer at 70
  • Feb 10 Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
  • Feb 10 Meade Roberts, screenwriter, dies of congestive heart failure at 61
  • Feb 10 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • Feb 10 Wim Ramaker, Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
  • Feb 11 Raymond "Ray" Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), dies at 60
  • Feb 12 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, Dutch boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), dies
  • Feb 12 Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist and writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Dorothy Tree [Triebitz], American actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois; Confessions Of A Nazi Spy; The Asphalt Jungle), dies of heart failure at 85
  • Feb 13 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician, dies at 82
  • Feb 14 Angelique Pettyjohn [Dorothy Lee Perrins], American actress (Clambake; Repo Man), and burlesque queen, dies of from cervical cancer at 48
  • Feb 14 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic bronze, 1948 & silver, 1952), dies at 67
  • Feb 15 María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
  • Feb 15 William Schuman, American composer (Pulitzer Prize, 1943), and administrator (Juilliard, 1945-61; Lincoln Center, 1961-68), dies at 81
  • Feb 16 Abbas al-Musawi, influential Lebanese Shia cleric, and founder and leader of Hezbollah, assassinated by Israel Defense Forces at 39
  • Feb 16 Angela Carter, English novelist (Magic Toyshop) and journalist, dies of cancer at 51
  • Feb 16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • Feb 16 Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
  • Feb 19 Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66
  • Feb 20 A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (member of Group of Seven), dies at 93
  • Feb 20 Andrew Schenck, American conductor, dies of melanoma at 51
  • Feb 20 Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), dies of emphysema at 63
  • Feb 20 Eugene R. Black, American President of World Bank (1953-62), dies at 93
  • Feb 20 Joan Dixon, actress (Hot Lead, Bunco Squad, Gunplay), dies at 66
  • Feb 20 Roberto D'Aubuisson, El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
  • Feb 21 Eva Jessye, American singer and choral director (Eva Jessye Choir - "Four Saints in Three Acts";"Porgy and Bess"), dies at 97
  • Feb 21 Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
  • Feb 21 Jane Pickens, American stage (Regina) and pop-harmony, singer, dies of heart failure at 83
  • Feb 21 William Magginetti, American producer and set designer, dies at 98
  • Feb 23 Jacquelyn Hyde, American actress (Dark, House of Terror), dies at 61
  • Feb 23 Markos Vafeiadis, Greek Communist leader (ELAS, 1943-49), dies at 86
  • Feb 24 Kay Loring, dies after long illness
  • Feb 25 Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
  • Feb 25 John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
  • Feb 25 Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
  • Feb 26 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch road and track cyclist (World Champion Track Pursuit 1948), dies at 76
  • Feb 26 Jean R Yawkey, American baseball executive (owner Boston Red Sox 1976-92), dies of a stroke at 83
  • Feb 27 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
  • Feb 27 S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American academic, politician (U.S. Senator from California, 1977–83) and writer (Language in Action), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Feb 28 Emilla Sherman, choreographer/rockette, dies
  • Feb 28 La Lupe [Guadalupe Yolí Raymond], Cuban salsa, boleros, and guarachas singer, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Feb 29 Earl Scheib, CEO (Earl Scheib Auto Paint), dies at 85
  • Feb 29 Johnny Mack, British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70
  • Feb 29 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955, dies at 94