Obituaries of the Seventies, 1974

This is a list of people who died during 1974. Exact dates are listed when known.

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January 02Tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
January 03Gino Cervi, actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72
January 04Karel Janacek, composer, dies at 70
January 05Roy Bargy, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
January 06David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
January 14Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
January 15Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76
January 20Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
January 21Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
January 21Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for S Africa 1930-47), dies
January 21Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
January 22Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
January 26S v Vegesack, writer, dies at 85
January 26Wiktor Labunski, composer, dies at 78
January 27Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
January 27Paula Ludwig, writer, dies at 74
January 28Dino Buzzati, writer, dies at 67
January 30Bill Whitty, cricketer (37 wkts v South Africa 1910-11 series), dies
January 31Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61
January 31Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
January 31Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72
January 31Roger Pryor, actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72
January 31Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies at 91
February 01Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
February 01Marieluise Fleiáer, writer, dies at 71
February 02Jean Absil, Belgian composer (B‚n‚dictions), dies at 80
February 04Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
February 07Arline Judge, actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
February 08Fern Andra, dies at 80
February 08Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova), dies at 75
February 09Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
February 11Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
February 14C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
February 15Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer, dies at 86
February 20David Monrad Johansen, composer, dies at 85
February 23Florence Rice, actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63
February 27Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
February 28Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
March 01Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
March 02Barbara Ruick, actress/singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 41
March 03Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
March 03Frank Wilcox, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66
March 04Adolph Gottlieb, US painter, dies at 71
March 05Billy DeWolfe, actor (Good Morning World), dies at 67
March 05Solomon I "Sol" Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85
March 08Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
March 08Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
March 09Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
March 10June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
March 10Quinto Maganini, composer, dies at 76
March 12Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
March 13Howard St John, actor (Investigator, Dr Lewis-Hank), dies at 68
March 13Janos Prohaska, actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 52
March 17Carroll Nye, actress (Lawless Woman), dies at 72
March 17Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
March 18David C Imboden, actor (King of Kings), dies at 87
March 19Anne Klien, fashion designer, dies at 51
March 19Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
March 19Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
March 20Chet Huntley, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
March 20[Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, Black US advocate in Virg, dies at 83
March 21Candy Darling, [James Slattery], female impersonator, dies
March 22Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
March 24Doris Deane, dies at 74
March 24Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
March 25Otto Waldis, actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
March 28Dorothy Fields, US singer (Way you Look Tonight), dies at 68
March 28Fran‡oise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82
March 29Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
March 30Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
March 31Andrea Checci, actress (2 Women, Assassin, Black Sunday), dies at 57
April 01Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
April 02Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84
April 02Georges Pompidou, French president, dies in Paris at 62
April 05William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
April 06Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
April 10Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
April 10Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
April 11Curt Conway, dies
April 12Carl Jaffe, dies at 72
April 13Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
April 17Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
April 17Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
April 17Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
April 18Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
April 18Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
April 20Agnes Moorehead, actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67
April 20Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
April 24Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
April 28Paul Page, actor (Girl from Havanna, Moth), dies at 70
April 30Agnes Moorehead, actress (Endorra-Bewitched), dies at 67
May 04Israel Citkowitz, composer, dies at 65
May 04John Wengraf, actor (Pride & Passion, 12 to the Moon), dies at 77
May 08Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train
May 09Lyubomir Pipkov, composer, dies at 69
May 17Charles Braswell, actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49
May 18Daniel R Topping, US owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
May 23Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies
May 24Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75
May 25Donald Crisp, actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91
May 25Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
May 25Pam Morrison, wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose
May 26Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96
May 31Adelle Davis, US nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at 70
June 02Elliott Sullivan, actor (Sergeant), dies at 66
June 02Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests S Afr v Aust 1921-22), dies
June 06Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86
June 09M A Asturias, writer, dies
June 09Phillip Tead, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
June 10Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
June 14Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer, dies at 81
June 17Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
June 17Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies
June 18Georgi K Zhukov, Russian marshal/minister of Defense, dies at 77
June 22Darius Milhaud, French composer (Le boeuf sur le toŚt), dies at 81
June 28Frank Sutton, actor (Sgt Vince Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
June 30Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr, assassinated in church
July 01Juan D Per˘n, president of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies at 78
July 03John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies
July 04Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
July 06Carlos Isamitt, composer, dies at 87
July 09Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
July 09Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies
July 11P„r Lagerkvist, Swedish author (Dwarf, Nobel 1951), dies at 83
July 13Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
July 14Carl A Spaats, 1st chief of staff of USAF, dies at 83
July 14Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
July 17Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
July 19Earl Warren, gov of Calif/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83
July 19Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy), dies at 59
July 20Allen Jenkins, actor (Fugitive from a Chain Gang), dies at 74
July 21Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
July 22Edna Lewis Thomas, US actress (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 88
July 22Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), dies at 68
July 22Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73
July 23Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
July 24Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
July 24Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84
July 24James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82
July 25Walter Brennan, actor (Real McCoys), dies at 79
July 26Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
July 26Charlotte MT "Lotte" Bartschart, actress (Dolle Lola), dies at 82
July 27Lightning Slim, blues singer (Nothing But the Devil), dies at 61
July 28Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
July 28Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
July 29Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), chokes to death in London at 32
July 29Erich K„stner, writer, dies at 75
July 30Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer, dies at 75
August 03Almira Sessions, actress (Okla Annie), dies at 85
August 08Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
August 10Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
August 10Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
August 10Pedro Regas, actor (Pat Paulsen's « Comedy Hour), dies at 92
August 11Jack Hill, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies
August 11Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer, dies at 86
August 13Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies
August 13Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
August 15Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82
August 15Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
August 16Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
August 17Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
August 17Edgar Dearing, actor (Free & Easy, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 81
August 19... Davies, US ambassador on Cyprus, murdered
August 20Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62
August 21Mascha Kal‚ko, writer, dies at 48
August 22Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66
August 26Charles Lindbergh, aviator, dies at 72
August 30Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87
September 04Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
September 04Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
September 06Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75
September 06Otto Kruger, actor (Lux Video Theater), dies on 89th birthday
September 08Robert Cox, last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79
September 09Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55
September 14Barbara Jo Allen, actress (Girl Rush, Melody Ranch), dies at 66
September 14Pieter Y Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer, dies at 95
September 14Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], actr (Follow the Leader), dies at 70
September 14Warren Hull, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies at 71
September 18Edna Best, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74
September 19Eve March, actress (Adam's Rib, Danny Boy), dies at 63
September 20Carlyle Blackwell Jr, entertainer, dies at 61
September 20Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer (La Chanson d'Eve), dies at 88
September 21Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53
September 21Walter Brennan, actor (Real McCoys), dies at 80
September 23Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
September 23Gerhard Nebel, writer, dies at 70
September 23Robbie Mcintosh, drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24
September 25Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakov], dies
September 25William Sloane, publisher/writer ("Edge of Running Water"), dies
September 28Raymond Largay, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88
September 29John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72
October 02Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89
October 04Anne Sexton, US poetess (Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45
October 10Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer, dies at 73
October 12Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer, dies at 74
October 13Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73
October 17Ren‚ A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57
October 24David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65
October 29Victor E van Vriesland, poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), dies at 82
November 01Ralf Harolde, actor (Safe, Framed, Stolen Harmony), dies at 75
November 04Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop, dies at 62
November 05Stafford Repp, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman), dies at 56
November 07Rodolfo Acosta, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw), dies at 54
November 08Ivory Joe Hunter, rocker, dies at 60
November 09Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austria, composer/musicologist, dies at 89
November 11Alfonso Leng, composer, dies at 80
November 11Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
November 12Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), dies at 50
November 13Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
November 13Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor/director (Boccacio 70), dies
November 14Johnny Mack Brown, actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), dies at 70
November 15James Morrison, actor (Don't, Black Beauty), dies on his 86th birthday
November 16Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
November 17Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87
November 21Frank Martin, Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), dies at 84
November 23Cornelius Ryan, war reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
November 23Pall Isolfsson, composer, dies at 81
November 25Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
November 25Rosemary Lane, actress (Chatterbox, 4 Wives), dies at 61
November 25[Sithu] U Thant, UN Sec-General (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65
November 27Louis B Russell Jr, longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
November 29Haroldson L Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
November 29Ouida Bergere, scriptwriter, dies at 88
December 01Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
December 01Stephen Gill Spottswood, US bishop/chairman (NAACP), dies at 77
December 02Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer, dies at 72
December 04Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36
December 05Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, tennis player (US Open 1909-11), dies at 87
December 05Henry Wadsworth, actor (Applause, Ceiling Zero), dies at 72
December 05Pietro Germi, actor/director (Serafino, Climax), dies at 60
December 08Hugues Panassi‚, French jazz saxophonist/author, dies at 62
December 09George Carew, cricketer (4 Tests for WI between 1935 & 1949), dies
December 09Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, composer, dies at 64
December 10Paul Richards, actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies at 50
December 11Reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63
December 13Rufe Davis, actor (Floyd Smoot-Petticoat Junction), dies at 66
December 14Walter Lippmann, US journalist (One of Dynasty), dies at 85
December 15Erich Walter Sternberg, composer, dies at 83
December 15Harry Hershfield, cartoonist (Can You Top This?), dies at 89
December 16Kostas Varnalis, writer, dies
December 20Andr‚ Jolivet, French composer (L'eunuque), dies at 69
December 21Richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47
December 22Fosco Giachetti, entertainer, dies at 70
December 22Lorraine Gauguin, entertainer, dies at 50
December 22Richard Long, actor (Prof-Nanny & Professor), dies at 47
December 24Tilly Losch, actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70
December 26Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80
December 26Knudage Riisager, composer, dies at 77
December 26Robert Levine Sanders, composer, dies at 68
December 27Amy Vanderbilt, US author (Complete book of etiquette), dies at 66
December 27Raymond Glenn, actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), dies at 76

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