Deaths in Music in July 1973

  • Jul 1 Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Elizabeth "Betty" Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), dies of lung cancer at 56
  • Jul 3 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • Jul 6 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • Jul 11 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • Jul 12 Leonidas "Lon" Chaney, American actor nicknamed "the man of a 1000 faces" (High Noon, Phantom of the Opera), dies after long illness at 67
  • Jul 13 Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 15 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • Jul 23 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 24 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
  • Jul 30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72