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1968Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

1968Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

1968Helen Keller, blind & deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87

1968Howard Florey, pharmacologist/Pathologist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 69

1968John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66

1968Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39

1968robert kennedy, (Sn-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan at 42

1968Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43

1968Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34

1968Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

1968 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 1
Robert Riordan, The Equalizer 
Jan 2
Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies 
Jan 4
Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 
Jan 5
Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 
Jan 6
Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 
Jan 7
Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) 
Jan 9
Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide 
Jan 9
Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90 
Jan 10
Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 
Jan 10
Howard Smith, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel), dies at 74 
Jan 10
Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85 
Jan 10
Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90 
Jan 11
Rezsö Seress, Gloomy Sunday 
Jan 13
Bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later 
Jan 14
Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (My Country) (b. 1885) 
Jan 15
Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies 
Jan 15
John Davidson, actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc), dies at 80 
Jan 15
Leopold Infeld, Pol nuclear physcist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 69 
Jan 15
Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938) 
Jan 16
Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84 
Jan 17
Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83 
Jan 18
Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72 
Jan 18
John Ridgely, actor (Air Force, Possessed, Big Sleep), dies at 58 
Jan 18
Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 69 
Jan 19
Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879) 
Jan 20
Gerd Brüdern, Die Nadel 
Jan 21
Will Lang Jr., American magazine executive (b. 1914) 
Jan 22
Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77 
Jan 25
Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31 
Jan 25
Erich Musil, Der Fall Rainer 
Jan 26
Merrill C. Meigs, American newspaper publisher (b. 1883) 
Jan 26
Yvor Winters, American poet (b. 1900) 
Jan 29
Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies 
Jan 29
Hermann Asmus, Heart of Stone 
Jan 30
Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81 
Feb 1
Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57 
Feb 4
Ed Baker, actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70 
Feb 4
Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67 
Feb 4
Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926) 
Feb 5
Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80 
Feb 6
C Montague Shaw, actor (Buck Rogers, Planet Outlaws), dies at 85 
Feb 6
Arthur Hoerl, Reefer Madness 
Feb 7
Nick Adams, actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), ODs at 36 
Feb 7
Stuart Foster, singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49 
Feb 8
J Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56 
Feb 8
Maurice Maillot, La croix des cimes 
Feb 9
Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77 
Feb 9
Frederik M baron van Asbeck, lawyer (League of Nations), dies at 78 
Feb 10
Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79 
Feb 11
Howard Lindsay, US playwright (State of the Union), dies at 78 
Feb 13
Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87 
Feb 13
Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72 
Feb 15
Little Walter, rocker, dies at 37 
Feb 16
Healey Willan, composer, dies at 87 
Feb 16
Harry Minsey, The Clock King's Crazy Crimes 
Feb 17
Donald Wolfit, actor (Lawrence of Arabia), dies of heart ailment at 65 
Feb 18
Sigurd Erixon, etnologist (Atlas "ver Svensk Folkkultur), dies at 79 
Feb 19
Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65 
Feb 19
Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878) 
Feb 20
Anthony Asquith, British director (Court Martial), dies at 65 
Feb 21
Howard Florey, pharmacologist/Pathologist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 69 
Feb 22
Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71 
Feb 22
Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904) 
Feb 23
Fannie Hurst, US author (Anatomy of Me), dies at 78 
Feb 23
Milos Havel, Prazstí Adamité 
Feb 25
Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47), dies at 96 
Feb 26
Eric Feldary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55 
Feb 27
Johannes Tralow, writer, dies at 85 
Feb 27
Ludvik Podest, composer, dies at 46 
Feb 27
Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of a heroin overdose 
Feb 27
Hartvig Andersen, Ballade på Bullerborg 
Feb 28
Doretta Morrow, actress (Because You're Mine), dies at 41 
Feb 28
Juanita Hall, actress (Capt Billy), dies at 66 
Feb 28
Homer Ackerman, The Painted Desert 
Feb 29
Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886) 
Mar 1
G v d Vring, writer, dies 
Mar 1
Georg von der Vring, German painter (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78 
Mar 4
Alexandre Cellier, composer, dies at 84 
Mar 6
Isa Krejci, composer, dies at 63 
Mar 6
Joseph Martin Jr, Speaker of the House, dies at 83 
Mar 7
Yuri Aleksayevich Gagarin, USSR cosmonaut (Vostok I), dies at 31 
Mar 10
Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47 
Mar 14
Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies 
Mar 16
June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60 
Mar 16
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, composer, dies at 72 
Mar 18
Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85 
Mar 19
Owen Evans, Tailor's Trimmings 
Mar 20
Carl T Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'Arc), dies 
Mar 20
Joseph Simpson, Episode #1.1 
Mar 21
Erwin Linder, Der fröhliche Weinberg 
Mar 23
Edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49 
Mar 24
Howard Petrie, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61 
Mar 24
Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, Dutch sect leader, dies at 70 
Mar 24
Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (b. 1873) 
Mar 25
Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail), dies in Hollywood 
Mar 26
Khrisanf Khersonsky, Mumu 
Mar 27
Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34 
Mar 30
Bobby Driscoll, American actor (b. 1937) 
Mar 31
Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885) 
Apr 1
Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59 
Apr 4
Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39 
Apr 5
Lois Andrews, dies of lung cancer at 44 
Apr 6
Bobby Hutton, US Black Panther leader, shot to death 
Apr 7
Jim Clark, two-time F1 World Champion and winner of the Indianapolis 500, dies in a racing accident during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim, Germany at 32 
Apr 10
Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (b. 1899) 
Apr 12
Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer and Volkswagen director (b. 1899) 
Apr 13
Albert Valentin, The Changing of the Guard 
Apr 14
Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911) 
Apr 15
Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer, dies at 73 
Apr 16
Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82 
Apr 16
Fay Bainter, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), dies at 76 
Apr 17
Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 
Apr 18
Bob Mark, Lost in Space 
Apr 19
Tommy Bridges, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61 
Apr 20
Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81 
Apr 21
Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69 
Apr 21
Toby Halicki, car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt 
Apr 22
Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (b. 1911) 
Apr 24
Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62 
Apr 24
Tommy Noonan, actor (Gentlemen Perfer Blondes), dies at 45 
Apr 25
John Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876) 
Apr 25
Harald Kreutzberg, Labyrinth 
May 1
Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71 
May 1
Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (b.1895) 
May 1
George Atkinson, The Conquering Power 
May 2
Donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69 
May 3
Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer, dies at 86 
May 3
Fred Albin, Gone with the Wind 
May 5
Albert Dekker, dies of accidental suffocation at 62 
May 6
Thomas Alder, Thirteen Days to Die 
May 7
Lurleen Burns, wife of George Wallace/gov of Alabama, dies at 41 
May 9
Finlay Currie, dies at 90 
May 9
Harold Gray, US comic strip artist (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 74 
May 9
Marion Lorne, actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81 
May 9
Phil Arnold, actor (Skidoo, Errand Boy, Damn Yankees), dies at 58 
May 9
Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893) 
May 10
Maurie Sievers, cricket medium-pacer (Austral v England 1936-37), dies 
May 10
Philippa Bevans, dies at 55 
May 10
Scotty Beckett, dies at 38 
May 13
Jane Faber, Fantomas 
May 14
Husband Edward Kimmel, commandant US Ocean fleet WW II, dies at 86 
May 14
Viveka Linder, Sten Stensson kommer till stan 
May 20
Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies 
May 20
Kees van Dongen, Dutch/French painter, dies at 91 
May 21
Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71 
May 21
Doris Lloyd, The Sound of Music 
May 23
James Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81 
May 23
Merle Kendrick, orchestra leader (Window on the World), dies at 72 
May 23
J.C. Watson, Coy and Goldie Watson 
May 23
Coy Watson Sr., The Thief of Bagdad 
May 24
Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 
May 25
Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63 
May 26
William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30) 
May 26
Joseph MacDonald, The Sand Pebbles 
May 27
Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30 
May 28
Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (b. 1908) 
May 29
Jesse Scott, The Champ 
Jun 1
Helen Keller, blind & deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87 
Jun 1
[Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57 
Jun 2
André Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929) 
Jun 4
Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70 
Jun 6
Franklin C Fry, US minister (World Rad of Church), dies 
Jun 6
robert kennedy, (Sn-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan at 42 
Jun 6
Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911) 
Jun 7
Dan Duryea, actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at at 60 
Jun 9
Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884) 
Jun 10
Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer, dies at 65 
Jun 12
Fidelio Friedrich Finke, composer, dies at 76 
Jun 14
Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51 
Jun 14
Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66 
Jun 14
Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Sawdust and Tinsel 
Jun 15
Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, baseball pitcher, dies at 88 
Jun 15
Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 48 
Jun 17
José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1901) 
Jun 19
James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898) 
Jun 21
Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91 
Jun 25
Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43 
Jun 27
Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for S Af), dies 
Jun 27
Léon Poirier, The Call 
Jun 29
Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66 
Jun 30
John Gough, actor (Circus Kid, 2 for Tonight), dies at 73 
Jul 1
Dick Young, cricketer (England wicketkeeper v Aust 1907-08), dies 
Jul 1
Virginia Weidler, actress (All This & Heaven Too), dies at 42 
Jul 2
Francis Brennan, US cardinal of Philadelphia, dies at 74 
Jul 7
Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer Prize), dies at 73 
Jul 7
Wilson Batista, É de Chuá 
Jul 9
Allyn Edwards, host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53 
Jul 9
John Indrisano, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62 
Jul 9
Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Passion Spin the Plot), dies at 73 
Jul 10
Sydney M. Fogel, The Caretakers 
Jul 14
Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76 
Jul 14
Westbrook Van Voorhis, announcer (March of Time), dies at 64 
Jul 14
Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (b. 1892) 
Jul 15
Lura Anson, dies in Woodland at 76 
Jul 18
Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892) 
Jul 20
Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies 
Jul 20
Phillip Dunning, Broadway 
Jul 21
Ruth St Denis, US choreography, dies at about 90 
Jul 22
Giovanni Guareschi, Italian author: Don Camillo/Peppone, dies at 60 
Jul 23
Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) 
Jul 23
Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist, dies 
Jul 26
Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies 
Jul 27
Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem J M A Asselbergs], literary, dies 
Jul 27
Lillian Harvey, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), dies at 61 
Jul 27
Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882) 
Jul 28
Charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70 
Jul 28
Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89 
Jul 30
Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69 
Jul 31
Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66 
Jul 31
Gerda Maurus, Spies 
Aug 3
Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71 
Aug 5
Luther Perkins American guitarist 
Aug 6
Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician, dies at 60 
Aug 8
Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher (b. 1893) 
Aug 11
Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies 
Aug 12
Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81 
Aug 12
Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891) 
Aug 15
Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84 
Aug 16
Luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71 
Aug 18
Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52 
Aug 19
Sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44 
Aug 19
George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist (b. 1904) 
Aug 20
Earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69 
Aug 21
Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45 
Aug 24
Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies 
Aug 25
John George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70 
Aug 25
Stan McCabe, cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies 
Aug 26
Kay Francis, actress (Charley's Aunt, Play Girl), dies of cancer at 65 
Aug 26
Kay Francis, American actress (b. 1899) 
Aug 27
Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61 
Aug 28
John Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies 
Aug 28
Nick Castle, choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), dies at 58 
Aug 29
Victor Sutherland, dies at 79 
Aug 29
Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (b. 1881) 
Aug 30
William Talman, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason), dies at 53 
Aug 31
Dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60 
Aug 31
George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies 
Sep 1
Granville English, composer, dies at 69 
Sep 2
Ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82 
Sep 3
Isabel Withers, American actress (b. 1896) 
Sep 5
Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73 
Sep 6
Karl Ranki, composer, dies at 69 
Sep 9
Aleksandr Gruzinsky, The Ugly Story 
Sep 11
René Cogny, French General (b. 1904) 
Sep 11
Giuseppe Pascali, Biblioteca di Studio Uno: Il conte di Montecristo 
Sep 12
Tommy Armour, Scottish golfer (b. 1894) 
Sep 17
Liselotte Goettinger, Girl with Green Eyes 
Sep 18
Franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63 
Sep 18
Francis McDonald, actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77 
Sep 18
Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 65 
Sep 19
Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62 
Sep 19
Red Foley, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 58 
Sep 20
Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 
Sep 23
Francesco Forgione, "Padre Pio", Catholic saint (b. 1887) 
Sep 24
Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67 
Sep 24
Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47 
Sep 26
Daniel Johnson, Sr., French-Canadian politician (b. 1915) 
Sep 28
Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64 
Oct 2
Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81 
Oct 6
Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917) 
Oct 9
Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed 
Oct 10
Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71 
Oct 13
Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62 
Oct 15
Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62 
Oct 15
Franz Reizenstein, composer, dies at 57 
Oct 16
Ellis Kinder, baseball player (b. 1914) 
Oct 18
Lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70 
Oct 18
Lee Tracy, Dinner at Eight 
Oct 20
Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, TV preacher, dies at 84 
Oct 25
Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies 
Oct 26
Erich Von Stroheim, actor/director (Napoleon), dies of cancer at 52 
Oct 26
Erich von Stroheim Jr., The Cardinal 
Oct 27
Lise Meitner, Austria/Swedish physics (protactinium), dies at 89 
Oct 28
Henricus WJM Keuls, lawyer/poet, dies at 85 
Oct 29
Marius Moaritz Ulfrstad, composer, dies at 78 
Oct 30
Conrad Richter, US writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78 
Oct 30
Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61 
Oct 31
Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], actor (Ben Hur), dies at 69 
Nov 1
Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80 
Nov 2
Ernst Hess, composer, dies at 56 
Nov 4
Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78 
Nov 4
Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892) 
Nov 5
Estelle Hemsley, actress (Leech Woman, Take aGiant Step), dies at 81 
Nov 5
Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54 
Nov 6
Guillaume Landre, composer, dies at 63 
Nov 6
Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891) 
Nov 6
Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898) 
Nov 7
Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies 
Nov 7
Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906) 
Nov 8
Wendell Corey, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies at 54 
Nov 8
George Unholz, The Road to Hollywood 
Nov 9
Jan Johansson, composer, dies at 37 
Nov 9
Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies 
Nov 10
Gerald Mohr, actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue), dies at 54 
Nov 11
Jeanne Demessieux, composer, dies at 47 
Nov 16
Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74 
Nov 16
Robert Westerby, War and Peace 
Nov 17
Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86 
Nov 17
Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911) 
Nov 18
Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatra), dies at 74 
Nov 20
Cathy Lewis, actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50 
Nov 20
Helen Gardner, silent film actress (Sandra), dies 
Nov 25
Marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93 
Nov 25
Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89 
Nov 25
Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90 
Nov 25
Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908) 
Nov 26
Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81 
Nov 27
Gino Roncaglia, composer, dies at 85 
Nov 27
Hans Redlich, composer, dies at 65 
Nov 28
Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70 
Dec 1
Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66 
Dec 1
Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921) 
Dec 5
Fred Clark, actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54 
Dec 10
Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82 
Dec 10
Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65 
Dec 10
Thomas Merton, French/US priest/writer (7 Story Mountain), dies at 53 
Dec 10
George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921) 
Dec 11
Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 
Dec 12
Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65 
Dec 12
Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies 
Dec 13
Siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52 
Dec 15
Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86 
Dec 15
Antonio Barrette, Canadian politician, premier of Quebec (b. 1899) 
Dec 19
Norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84 
Dec 20
Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84 
Dec 20
John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66 
Dec 20
Max Brod, writer, dies at 84 
Dec 22
Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73 
Dec 28
Clarke Morgan, Episode #1.131 
Dec 29
Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904) 
Dec 30
Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first United Nations Secretary General (b. 1896) 
Dec 31
Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85 
Dec 31
George Louis Francis Lewis, composer, dies at 16 
Dec 31
Sabin V Dragoi, composer, dies at 74 
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