Obituaries of the Seventies, 1975

This is a list of people who died during 1975. Exact dates are listed when known.

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January 01Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
January 03Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
January 03Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
January 03Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
January 04Carlo Levi, Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
January 05Don Wilson, pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
January 06Noel Madison, actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
January 08Anthony Warde, actor (Big Punch, Buck Rogers), dies at 66
January 08Gertrude Olmsted, actress (Cobra, Torrent), dies at 70
January 08John Dierkes, actor (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 69
January 08John Gregson, actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55
January 08Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
January 08Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], US tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61
January 09John Slater, actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
January 09Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77
January 12Caryn Campbell, Bundy victim, disappears from Snowmass, Colo
January 19Thomas Heart Benson, US artist, dies at 85
January 20Franz Andr‚, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
January 21Marie Lohr, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
January 22Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, dies at 79
January 23Karel Paul van der Mandele, director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
January 24Larry Fine, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72
January 25Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (The Power of Women), dies at 78
January 26Lubov Orlova, actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72
January 28Antonin Nov¢tny, Czechoslovakian president (1957-68), dies at 70
January 30Boris Blacher, German composer (Purloined Letter), dies at 72
February 01Richard Wattis, actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
February 03John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
February 03Robert Evett, composer, dies at 52
February 07Brendan Fay, actor (Hustler, Man on a Swing), dies at 54
February 08Martyn Green, actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Mikado), dies at 75
February 09Constant Burniaux, Belgian art historian (L'amour Vivre), dies at 82
February 13Dagmar Godowsky, actress (Common Law, Red Lights), dies at 78
February 13Eric Harding Thiman, composer, dies at 74
February 13Henry P Van Dusen, US protestant theologist, dies at 77
February 14Heintje Davids, [Hendrika David], Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 87
February 14Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
February 14Pelham G Wodehouse, English/US writer (Piccadilly Jim), dies at 93
February 15Julian Huxley, biologist, dies
February 15Pelham G Wodehouse, writer, dies
February 18Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
February 18Luigi Dallapiccola, composer, dies
February 18Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
February 18Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies
February 19Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
February 20Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 76
February 20Lillian Fontaine, actress (Suddenly it's Spring), dies at 88
February 20Robert Strauss, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), dies at 61
February 24Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79
February 25Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, dies in Chicago at 78
February 27Neville Cardus, writer/cricketer, dies
February 28Istvan Kardos, composer, dies at 83
March 02Jean Kurt Forest, composer, dies at 65
March 03L szl¢ N‚meth, Hungarian physician/author (Galilei/Iszony), dies at 73
March 07Ben Blue, actor (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 73
March 07Francine Larrimore, actress (John Meade's Woman), dies at 76
March 08George Stevens, US director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70
March 09Joseph Dunninger, NYC, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
March 09Shirley Ross, actress (Night Vision, Mindkiller), dies at 62
March 10Leopold Samuel, composer, dies at 91
March 11Philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59
March 11Sammy Spear, orch leader (Dom Deluise Show), dies at 65
March 11Walter Kinsella, actor (Happy-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 74
March 13Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier, dies at 71
March 13Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian author (Nemiri-Nobel 1961), dies at 82
March 13Jean Del Val, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces), dies at 83
March 13Ruth Schaumann, German author/painter/sculptor, dies at 75
March 14Susan Hayward, actress (Young & Willing), dies at 56
March 15Antonino Rocca, professional wrestler/sportscaster, dies at 49
March 15Aristotle S Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69
March 16T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64
March 19John A DeMott, dies at 63
March 21Berend Giltay, composer, dies at 64
March 21Ralph Hawtrey, economist (multiplier), dies at 95
March 22Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), dies at 75
March 22Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), dies at 59
March 22Paul Verhoeven, director (Robocop, 4th Man, Total Recall), dies at 73
March 24Muriel Hutchinson, actor (Another Thin Man), dies at 60
March 24Oscar Rasbach, composer, dies at 86
March 26Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arabia (1964-75), murdered at 68
March 27Arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
March 27Gertrude Niesen, actress (Start Cheering), dies at 63
March 28Renzo Massarani, composer, dies at 77
March 30Peter Bamm, writer, dies
April 01Eugeen Yoors, Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95
April 03Mary Ure, actress (Sons & Lovers, Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
April 05Inez Courtney, dies at 67
April 05Victor GM Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58
April 06Chiang Kai-Shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, dies at 87
April 10Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
April 10Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
April 10Walker Evans, US photographer (Fortune Magazine), dies at 71
April 11Dorothy Patten, dies at 70
April 12Jos‚phine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-BergŠre), dies at 68
April 13Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
April 13N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad, dies
April 14Fredric March, actor (Inherit the Wind), dies at 77
April 15Charles Marshall, dies
April 15John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15), dies
April 15Richard Conte, actor (Four Just Men, Jean Arthur Show), dies at 65
April 18Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38
April 21Jack Allan Westrup, composer, dies at 70
April 22Mary Philips, actress (Farewell to Arms), dies at 75
April 23Pete Ham, rocker (Badfinger), commits suicide by hanging himself at 27
April 23R D Brinkmann, writer, dies
April 23William Hartnell, actor (Dr Who), dies at 67
April 24William Hartnell, actor (Jackpot, This Sporting Life), dies at 67
April 27Nicholas Soussanin, actor (Last Command), dies at 86
April 28Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 48
April 29Charles McMahon Jr, US USMC lance corporal, killed in Vietnam
April 29Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Viet
April 29Michael John Shea, USMC-lt/pilot, 1 of last soldiers killed in Vietnam
April 29William Craig Nystul, USMC capt, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Viet
May 03Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross), dies at 78
May 04Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77
May 06J¢zsef Mindszenty, [Joseph Prehm], Hungarian cardinal, dies at 83
May 08Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87
May 09Philip Dorn, dies at 73
May 13Bob Wills, actor (Lone Prairie), dies at 69
May 16Michael X, (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder
May 18Leroy Anderson, composer, dies at 66
May 20Barbara Hepworth, sculptor, dies
May 20Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72
May 20Jacques Stehman, composer, dies at 62
May 22Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90
May 23Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81
May 27Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies at 53
May 28Eric Emerson, entertainer, dies
May 28Roy Roberts, actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies at 75
May 30Michel Simon, actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), dies at 80
June 01Steve Prefontaine, 5K (Olympics-4-1972), dies at 25
June 02Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (1964-71 Nobel 1974), dies at 74
June 03Ozzie Nelson, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet), dies at 69
June 04Evelyn Brent, actress (Nitwits, Last Command, Spy Train), dies at 75
June 06Larry Blyden, actor (Joe & Mabel, What's My Line), dies at 49
June 08William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78
June 09David Frederick Barlow, composer, dies at 48
June 11Floro Manuel Ugarte, composer, dies at 90
June 16Don Robey, US gospel/impresario/producer, dies at 71
June 18Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz, Saudi prince, beheaded in Riyadh
June 18shopping center parking lot for killing his uncle the king
June 20Daniel Ayala Perez, composer, dies at 68
June 21Heinz Lau, composer, dies at 49
June 23William Hansen, actor (Homebodies), dies at 64
June 26Jose Maria Escriv  de Balaguer Alb s, founder (Opus Dei), dies at 73
June 27Robert Stolz, Austrian composer (Frhling im Prater), dies at 94
June 28Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
June 29Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone), dies at 79
July 02James Robertson Justice, actor (DR at Large, Dr om Love), dies at 70
July 06Otto Skorzeny, German/Austrian SS (Mussolini/Ardennen), dies
July 07Barbara Brown,
July 07Vito Frazzi, composer, dies at 86
July 10Achiel H van Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58), dies at 77
July 11Kurt Pinthus, writer, dies at 89
July 13Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for S Africa 1948-50), lost at sea
July 14Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer, dies at 77
July 15Charles Weidman, US dancer/choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies
July 17Modoc, the elephant, dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal)
July 18Federico Ghisi, composer, dies at 74
July 21Billy West, actor (Jimmy the Gent, Jealousy), dies at 82
July 21Fie Carelsen, actress (Malle Gevallen), dies at 85
July 26Leigh Whipper, actor (Hidden Eye, Jungle Queen), dies at 98
July 29James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
August 01Howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
August 03Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79
August 04John Baragrey, actor (Gamera), dies at 57
August 08Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, sax player, dies of a stroke at 46
August 09Dimitri D Shostakovitch, composer (Sun Over Motherland), dies at 68
August 09Julian "Cannonball" Adderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 46
August 11Anthony C McAuliffe, US gen/commandant 101st div (Nuts!), dies at 77
August 11Howard Wendell, actor (Black Dakotas), dies at 81
August 13Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist (What is Culture?), dies at 81
August 14Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87
August 15Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53
August 17Sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80
August 17Vladimir Kutz, Russian distance runner (Olympic-gold-56) dies at 48
August 23Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
August 24Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
August 25Frans van Amelsvoort, choir conductor, dies at 75
August 25John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67
August 26Cullen Landis, entertainer, dies at 80
August 27Emperor Haile Selassie, depossed Ethiopian emperor, strangled at 83
August 29Eamon de Valera, Irish president (1937..59), dies at 92
August 29Leland T Weed
August 31Pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24
September 04Walter Tetley, cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
September 06Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf), dies at 62
September 08John Mylong, actor (Robot Monster), dies at 82
September 09Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
September 09John McGiver, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61
September 09Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
September 18Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett, Night Digger), dies at 58
September 20Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
September 22Franz Salmhofer, composer, dies at 75
September 22Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60
September 23Ian Hunter, actor/writer (Rockets Galore, Ziegfield Girl), dies at 75
September 24Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
September 24Ian Hunter, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), dies at 75
September 25Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
September 26Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Slíret Sandhed), dies at 79
September 27Mark Frechette, actor (Zabriskie Point, Uomini Contro), dies at 27
September 28Agnes Windeck, dies
September 28Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
September 29Casey Stengel, NY Yankee manager (1949-60), dies in Glendale at 85
October 01Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
October 02Wade Crosby, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70
October 03Bauke Tuinstra, Fries notary/writer (Ealse & I), dies at 75
October 03Guy Mollet, French premier (1956-57), dies at 69
October 04Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
October 06Henry Calvin, actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
October 08Alberto Hemsi, composer, dies at 78
October 10Lillian Walker, dies at 88
October 17Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
October 18Al Lettieri, actor (Beautiful but Deadly, Don is Dead), dies at 47
October 22Arnold Toynbee, English historian/cultural sociologist, dies at 86
October 23Barboura Morris, actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
October 23Charles Brokaw, actor (Outer Gate, I Cover the War), dies at 77
October 24Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
October 25Frank Puglia actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), dies at 83
October 27Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
October 29John Scott Trotter, orch leader (George Gobel Show), dies at 67
October 31Joseph Calleia, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78
November 01Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
November 01Jacki Ray, actor (In Like Flint), dies at 58
November 01Norbert Rosseau, composer, dies at 67
November 01Philip James, composer, dies at 85
November 01Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
November 04Sheila Ryan, actress(Song of Texas, Great Guns), dies at 54
November 05Annette Kellerman, swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), dies at 87
November 11Marty May, (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79
November 12Anthony Ross, TV host (Telltale Clue), dies at 69
November 14Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88
November 15Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist, dies at 77
November 16Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83
November 17Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
November 20Francisco Franco, [y Bahamonde], Span dictator (1936-75), dies at 82
November 21G Gunnarsson, writer, dies at 86
November 25Moyna MacGill, actress (Strange Affair of Uncle Harry), dies
November 27Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered
December 01Nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
December 03Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
December 03Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist, dies at 76
December 04Hannah Arendt, German/US sociologist, dies at 69 [or Dec 5]
December 05Jimmy Nervo, actor (Frozen Limits), dies
December 07Hardie Albright, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), dies at 71
December 07Thornton N Wilder, US writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78
December 09William A Wellman, US director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79
December 13Cyril Delevanti, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88
December 13Hendrik Kruls, Dutch gen/chief milt authority (1944-46), dies at 73
December 14Arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81
December 15Mukhtar Ashrafi, composer, dies at 63
December 17Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67
December 17Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
December 20Vincent Lopez, orch leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76
December 20William Lundigan, Syracuse NY, actor (Climax), dies at 61
December 21William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61
December 23Richard S Welch, CIA station chief in Athens, shot dead
December 24Bernard Herrmann, US movie composer, dies at 64
December 24Otto AP Frst von Bismarck-Sch”nhausen, German diplomat, dies at 78
December 25Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Library Gallimard), dies at 94
December 31Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47

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