Famous People Who Died in 1994 (Part 5)

Deaths 801 - 1,000 of 1,104

  • Sep 25 Mark Alexander Abrams, English market researcher, dies at 88
  • Sep 25 Thomas Titus Nkobi, South African ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957), dies at 71
  • Sep 26 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • Sep 26 Maurice Ashley, historian and editor (The Listener), dies at 87
  • Sep 26 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi, dies at 22
  • Sep 27 Gerald Bledsoe, American broadcaster (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Sep 27 Guiseppe Martelli, Italian physicist, dies at 71
  • Sep 27 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), dies at 78
  • Sep 28 Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican PRI-politician, murdered at 48
  • Sep 28 Lady Huxley [Marie Juliette Baillot], Swiss sculptor and author, dies at 96
  • Sep 28 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
  • Sep 28 Warwick Hutton, artist, dies at 55
  • Sep 29 Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
  • Sep 29 Don Watson, Australian race car driver, dies in an accident at a practice for the Bathurst 1000 at 43
  • Sep 29 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, dies at 68
  • Sep 29 Mehmet Topac, Turkish minister of Justice, murdered
  • Sep 30 Alex Scott, British horse trainer, shot and killed by a groom at 34
  • Sep 30 Andre Michel Lwoff, French physiologist (1965 Noble Prize in Medicine or Physiology for discoveries of genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis), dies at 92
  • Sep 30 Lina Basquette, American actress (Night for Crime, Hard Hombre), dies at 87
  • Sep 30 Roberto Viola, Argentine general and president (1981), dies at 69
  • Oct 1 Brad O'Hare, American actor, dies of complications of HIV/AIDS at 43
  • Oct 1 Bud Houser, American field athlete (Olympic gold discus & shot put 1924, discus 1928), dies at 93
  • Oct 1 Carlos Lleras Restrepo, President of Colombia (1966-70), dies at 86
  • Oct 1 Karoli Ruth Needles, painter, dies at 54
  • Oct 1 Marjorie Weaver, American actress (Michael Shayne: Private Detective, Young Mr Lincoln), dies from a stroke at 81
  • Oct 1 Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  • Oct 1 Scott Dunbar, American blues vocalist and guitarist, dies at 90
  • Oct 2 Faith Davis, American triplets, world's oldest surviving triplets (Charity & Hope survive), dies at 95
  • Oct 2 Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Follow the Fleet), dies of heart failure at 85 [1]
  • Oct 2 Ron Herron, English architect (Archigram), dies at 64
  • Oct 3 Dennis Wolfberg, comedian (Quantum Leap), dies from cancer at 48
  • Oct 3 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), dies from a heart attack at 87
  • Oct 3 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), dies at 92
  • Oct 3 V, comedian and actor, dies at 48
  • Oct 3 Virginia Dale, American actress and dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • Oct 4 Bill Challis, American jazz arranger and pianist, dies at 90
  • Oct 4 Daniel Wood "Danny" Gatton, American guitarist (88 Elmira St.), commits suicide at 48
  • Oct 4 F. Gwendolen Rees, Welsh zoologist and parasitologist, dies at 88
  • Oct 4 Heinz Rohmann, German actor/dir (Brave Soldier Schwejk), dies at 92
  • Oct 4 Scoville "Toby" Browne, American jazz saxophone and clarinet player, dies at 84
  • Oct 7 James Hill, director, dies at 75
  • Oct 7 Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish immunologist (Nobel prize 1984), dies at 82
  • Oct 7 Paul Swift, American actor (Egg Man in Pink Flamingo), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Oct 8 Brian Hartley, British mathematician, dies at 55
  • Oct 8 Diana Churchill, English actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster), dies at 81
  • Oct 8 Manual Pina, Spanish fashion Designer, dies at 50
  • Oct 9 Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
  • Oct 9 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • Oct 9 Joan Dickson, British cellist and teacher, dies at 72
  • Oct 9 Raich Carter, English soccer forward (13 caps; Sunderland, Derby County, Hull C) and manager (Hull C, Leeds, Mansfield Town, Middlesborough), dies from a stroke at 80
  • Oct 10 Anna Hauptmann, wife of Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno, dies at 95
  • Oct 10 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and writer, dies at 86
  • Oct 10 Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov, Russian composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist, dies at 74
  • Oct 11 Maja Bulgakova, Ukrainian actress (Krylja), dies in auto-accident at 62
  • Oct 11 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Nereus on Zeepaard), dies at 66
  • Oct 12 Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician, dies at 55
  • Oct 14 Gioconda de Vito, Italian-British violinist, dies at 87
  • Oct 15 Hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies in a crash during a race at 29
  • Oct 15 Karl Edward Wagner, American sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds), dies at 48
  • Oct 15 Sarah Kofman, French philosopher, dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83
  • Oct 17 Barbara Grigor, Scottish filmmaker and art entrepreneur, dies at 50
  • Oct 17 Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
  • Oct 17 Ralph Hill, American athlete (Olympic silver 5,000m 1932; same time as winner Lauri Lehtinen), dies at 85
  • Oct 17 Rik van Bentum, painter/art director of Paradiso, dies at 57
  • Oct 18 Lee Allen, American tenor sax player ("Walkin' With Mr Lee"), dies of cancer at 68
  • Oct 18 Richard A. Garland, artist and photographer, dies at 60
  • Oct 18 WiIlliam Faure, South African film producer (Shaka Zulu), dies of kidney failure at 45
  • Oct 19 Martha Raye [Margaret Reed], American actress (Waikiki Wedding, Martha Raye Show), dies after illness at 78
  • Oct 19 Munavarsjo Nazrijev, vice-president of Tadzjikistan, dies
  • Oct 19 Oldrich Cernik, Czechoslovakia premier (1968-70), dies at 72
  • Oct 19 Stanislaw Brunstein, Polish-British artist who specialized in images of the lost world of Jewish Poland, dies at 79
  • Oct 20 (Charles) Robert Medley, English abstract and figurative style painter, dies at 88

Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster (1913-1994)

Oct 20 American actor (Spartacus, Apartment, From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry), dies of a heart attack at 80

  • Oct 20 Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
  • Oct 20 Francis Steegmuller, American biographer (Cocteau), dies at 88
  • Oct 20 Ivan Sviták, Czech philosopher and poet, dies at 69
  • Oct 20 Robert Medley, English artist and theater designer, dies at 88
  • Oct 20 Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet director and actor (Destiny of a Man, War and Peace), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Oct 21 Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist, dies at 85
  • Oct 21 Jerome Bert Weisner, military Scientist/Disarmer, dies at 79
  • Oct 22 Chester WIlliams, painter, dies at 73
  • Oct 22 David Buchan, Scottish ethno-musicologist, dies at 55
  • Oct 22 Fabio Grobart, founder (Cuban Communist Party), dies
  • Oct 22 Harold Horace Hopkins, British physicist and inventor (Endoscope), dies at 75
  • Oct 22 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), dies of liver failure at 52
  • Oct 22 Rollo May, American psychologist (Love & Will), dies at 85
  • Oct 22 Sandy Horn, lesbian Activist, dies at 59
  • Oct 22 William Frankena, American philosopher, dies at 86
  • Oct 23 Robert Lansing, American actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, A Man for All Seasons, Chariots of Fire), dies of cancer at 66
  • Oct 23 William Leonard, head (CBS News), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Oct 24 Alexandr Nikolaievich Shelepin, dir of KGB (1958-61), dies
  • Oct 24 Gamini Dissanayake, Sri Lankain presidential candidate, murdered
  • Oct 24 Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54
  • Oct 25 Anthony David Machell Cox, medievalist, dies at 81
  • Oct 25 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 72
  • Oct 25 Mildred Natwick, American stage and screen actress (Barefoot in the Park; She Wore a Yellow Ribbon; The House Without a Christmas Tree), dies at 89
  • Oct 26 Rudi van Vlaenderen, Flemish actor/dir/poet (Thyestes), dies at 64
  • Oct 26 Tutta Rolf, actress (Whalers), dies at 87
  • Oct 26 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer ("Kansas City"), dies at 65
  • Oct 27 Robert White, American guitarist (The Funk Brothers), dies of complications from open heart surgery at 57
  • Oct 27 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), dies of cancer at 69
  • Oct 28 Sjlomo Goren, Polish/Israeli supreme rabbi, dies
  • Oct 29 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer (Picture Page; Dressing Up), dies at 84
  • Oct 29 Evelyn Anderson, American dancer (Josephine Baker review), dies at 87 [1]
  • Oct 29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (poplularized African dance), dies at 74
  • Oct 30 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster, dies at 40
  • Oct 30 Nyanaponika [Siegmund Feniger], German scholar/author, dies at 93
  • Oct 31 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian and director of British Museum (1974-76), dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Jole Silvani [Niobe Quaiatti], Italian actress (La citta' Delle), dies
  • Oct 31 Lester Sill, American pioneer music publisher (Leiber and Stoller; Lee Hazlewood), and record label executive (Philles; Colpix; Colgems), dies at 76
  • Oct 31 William John Readings, literary theorist, dies at 34
  • Nov 1 Jan Wegter, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943), dies at 64
  • Nov 1 Noah Beery Jr, American actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot, Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), dies of a cerebral thrombosis, at 81
  • Nov 1 Richard Krautheimer, art historian, dies at 97
  • Nov 1 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), dies at 73
  • Nov 2 David Feinberg, American AIDS activist and author, dies at 37
  • Nov 2 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73
  • Nov 3 Dennis C Ott, American actor (Star Trek 3/4), dies of AIDs
  • Nov 3 Ralph Wyckoff, American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography, dies at 97
  • Nov 3 Richard Krautheimer, US art historian, dies at 97
  • Nov 4 Alexander Hardie Williamson, British artist, dies at 87
  • Nov 4 Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (MC5 - "Kick Out the Jams"), dies of heart failure at 46
  • Nov 4 Sam Francis, American painter (Basel Mural), dies at 71
  • Nov 5 McHenry Boatwright, American operatic singer (Clarence Cameron White's "Ouanga"; Dave Brubeck's "The Gates of Justice"), dies of cancerat 66
  • Nov 6 Dean Gallo, American politician (Rep-R-NJ, 1985-94), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nov 7 Carleton Young, American actor (Reefer Madness, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), dies at 89
  • Nov 7 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player, arranger, and composer, dies of melanoma at 70
  • Nov 8 Marianne Straub, Swiss born English weaver (Festival of Britain), dies at 85
  • Nov 8 Michael O'Donoghue, American comedy writer (SNL), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54
  • Nov 9 Priscilla Morrill, American actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 67
  • Nov 9 Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), dies at 87
  • Nov 10 Carmen McRae, American jazz singer and pianist ("Dream of Life"), dies from complications of a stroke at 74
  • Nov 10 Louis Nizer, Jewish-American lawyer ("highest-paid lawyer in the world"), dies at 92
  • Nov 10 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), dies at 84
  • Nov 11 Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, English composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
  • Nov 11 Ernest Clark, British actor (Ghandi, The Dam Busters, Doctor in the House), dies at 82
  • Nov 11 Frances Tustin, English child psychologist, dies at 81
  • Nov 11 Frank McGuire, American basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons), dies at 80
  • Nov 11 John Volpe, American politician (61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts) and U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1969-73), dies at 85
  • Nov 11 Pedro Zamora, Cuban American AIDS Activist, dies at 22
  • Nov 12 Katherine Elliott, British physician (oral rehydration therapy), dies at 75
  • Nov 12 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer, dies at 88
  • Nov 12 Wilma Rudolph, American athlete (3 Olympic gold 100/200/4x100m 1960), dies of brain cancer at 54
  • Nov 13 Frank Singleton, librarian, dies at 67
  • Nov 13 Joseph H. Hazen, US Lawyer/producer/VP (Warner Bros), dies at 96
  • Nov 13 Lewis Bingham Keeble, town Planner, dies at 79
  • Nov 13 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, dies at 70
  • Nov 14 Jake Dengel, American actor (Ragtime, Ironweed), dies at 61
  • Nov 14 John F Hampe, pathologist (Fabric & Stoflongen), dies at 83
  • Nov 14 John I M Stewart, detective writer (A Comedy of Terrors), dies at 88
  • Nov 14 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist, dies at 60
  • Nov 14 Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
  • Nov 15 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (The Witch of Blackbird Pond), dies at 85
  • Nov 15 James W. Watts, American neurosurgeon, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90
  • Nov 15 Janet Ahlberg, illustrator, dies at 50
  • Nov 15 Volodymyr Ivashko, President of Ukraine (1990-91), dies
  • Nov 16 Dan J. Smith, British harmonica player and gospel singer-songwriter, dies at 83
  • Nov 16 Dino Valenti [Chester Powers, Jr], American rock guitarist and singer (Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"), dies at 57
  • Nov 16 Doris Speed, British actress (Coronation Street, 1960-83 - "Annie"), dies at 95
  • Nov 16 Harvey Watkin, Sr, American gospel singer (The Canton Spitituals), dies at 64
  • Nov 16 John Boylan, American actor (Twin Peaks, Sleepless in Seattle), dies at 82
  • Nov 17 G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82

Cab CallowayCab Calloway (1907-1994)

Nov 18 American singer, bandleader ("Minnie the Moocher"; "The Jumpin' Jive"), writer, radio host, and actor (The Blues Brothers), dies at 86

  • Nov 18 Christopher Joyce, British photographer, dies at 51
  • Nov 18 Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77
  • Nov 19 Dedrick Gobert, American actor (Boyz 'n the Hood), shot to death at 22
  • Nov 19 Julian Symons, British crime writer and poet, dies at 82
  • Nov 19 Li Yuan-chia, Chinese artist, dies at 65
  • Nov 20 Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani, Iranian poet and journalist, dies at 64
  • Nov 20 John Lucarotti, British Canadian scriptwriter (Doctor Who), dies at 68
  • Nov 21 Manfred Longer, Austrian/Dutch gay disco owner, dies at 42
  • Nov 22 Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
  • Nov 22 John Michael Grimes, British set designer (Philby, Burgess and MacLean), dies at 70
  • Nov 22 L V Johnson, American session soul and R&B guitarist and Chicago blues singer-songwriter ("Don't Cha Mess with My Money, My Honey or My Woman"), dies at 47
  • Nov 22 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice; 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • Nov 23 (Frederick) "Erick" Hawkins, American modern ballet dancer, and choreographer (Martha Graham Dance Company, 1939-51; Erick Hawkins Dance Company, 1951-94), dies at 85
  • Nov 23 Art Barr, American professional wrestler, dies at 28
  • Nov 23 Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
  • Nov 23 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart; The Monkees), commits suicide at 55
  • Nov 24 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • Nov 24 Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
  • Nov 25 Arthur Ballard, English artist, dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Gerard John Toorenaar, Amsterdam police commissar, dies at 69
  • Nov 26 Arturo Rivera Damas, archbishop of El Salvador (1980-94), dies at 71
  • Nov 26 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), dies at 69
  • Nov 26 Joey Stefano, American actor (b. 1968)
  • Nov 26 Nimrod Workman, American folk singer, dies at 99
  • Nov 26 Omer Vanaudenhoven, Flemish politician and resistance fighter, dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist, dies at 70
  • Nov 27 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist, dies at 97
  • Nov 28 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63
  • Nov 28 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Ian Serraillier, English children's books author (The Silver Sword), dies at 82

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer (1960-1994)

Nov 28 American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), killed in prison at 34

  • Nov 28 Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party) and businessman, dies at 56
  • Nov 28 Vicente Enrique y Tarancon, Spanish cardinal, dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Victor Legley, Belgian violinist, composer, and educator (Brussels Conservatory, 1949-80), dies at 79