On This Day

Deaths in Music in December 1958

  • Dec 1 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, American dancer and actress (Handle With Care), dies from chronic throat disease at 45
  • Dec 6 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 26 Harry Redman, American composer, writer, and artist, dies on 89th birthday
  • Dec 29 Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, dies at 72