People Who Died in The Eighties, 1983
January 02Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66
January 02Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
January 02Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
January 07August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
January 08Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
January 08Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
January 11Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
January 13Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
January 13D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
January 13Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
January 13John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
January 15Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80
January 15Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
January 17Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
January 22Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies
January 24George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83
January 26Paul "Bear" Bryant, college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
January 27Louis De Funes, actor/writer (Mad Adv of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
January 27Paul "Bear" Bryant, US football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
January 27Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
January 28Billy Fury, actor (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
January 30Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
January 30[Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65
February 01Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies
February 02Bryan Valentine, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 454 runs), dies
February 02Roy Horb, Suriname sergeant/putschist, commits suicide
February 02Sam Chatman, elder statesman of the blues, dies
February 04Jim Ameche, actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68
February 04Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
February 04Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89
February 05Derk Roemers, Dutch union leader/politician (soc dem), dies at 67
February 10Eduard Franz, actor (Zorro), dies at 80
February 12Eubie Blake, ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 100
February 13Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78
February 19Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
February 20James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident
February 20Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
February 22Christina E "Christine" Auwen, singer/wife of John Kelly, dies at 75
February 22Romain Maes, Belgian bicyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70
February 23Adrian Boult, conductor, dies
February 24Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90
February 24Tennessee Williams, US playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 71
February 25John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84
February 25Tennessee Williams, writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
March 03Arthur Koestler, Hung/Brit writer (Dialogue With Death), dies at 77
March 04Hergé, [Georges Rémi], Belgian cartoonist (Rin-Tin-Tin), dies at 75
March 06Thelma Pelish, actress (Pajama Game), dies at 55
March 07Igor Markevich, composer, dies at 70
March 07Robert Bray, actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65
March 08William T Walton, English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
March 09Faye Emerson, actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65
March 12Jevsei G Liberman, Ukraine economist (Plan, profit, bonus), dies at 85
March 13Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies at 58
March 13Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 86
March 14Maurice Ronet, actor (Circle of Love, Frantic, Sphinx), dies at 55
March 15José Luis Sert, Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at 80
March 16Arthur Godfrey, TV host (Arthur Godrey Show), dies at 79
March 18Umberto of Piemonte, King Umberto II of Italy (1946), dies
March 23Barney Clark, 1st artifical heart recipient, dies after 112 days at 62
March 25Martha Sleeper, actress (Spitfire), dies of a heart attack at 72
March 26Anthony F Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
March 27James Hayter, actor (Pickwick Papers, Trio, Great Game), dies at 75
March 27Janis Ivanovs, composer, dies at 76
March 28Ank [Anna M] van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy), dies at 71
March 28Martinus A Jansen, bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77
March 29Richard O'Brien, actor (Rocky Horror Show), dies of cancer at 65
March 30Pál Kadosa, Hungarian composer/pianist, dies at 79
March 31Stephen Murray, actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70
April --Josephine Dunn, dies
April 04Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies of a heart ailment at 84
April 04Jacqueline Logan, silent film leading lady, dies at 78
April 06Ana Maria, Salvador guerilla leader, murdered
April 07Gavin Gordon, television actor (Romance, Lone Cowboy), dies at 82
April 10Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
April 10Ulf S von Euler-Chelpin, Swedish physiologist, dies at 78
April 11Dolores Del Rio, actress (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 78
April 14Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64
April 14Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies
April 14Willem F Bon, Dutch composer, dies at 42
April 15Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
April 15Rodolfo Hoyos, actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68
April 17Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
April 17Mark W Clark, US general (WW II), dies at 87
April 17Peter Potter, DJ (Peter Potter Show, Juke Box Jury), dies at 78
April 18Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies
April 19Jerzy Andrzejewski, writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
April 19Lorene Scott, actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
April 20Jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies
April 22Earl "Fatha" Hines, US, jazz pianist/conductor, dies
April 22Walter Slezak, actor (Bedtime For Bonzo), commits suicide in NY at 80
April 23Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932), dies at 73
April 23Selena Royale, actress (Robot Monster), dies at 78
April 26Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81
April 26Vaughn Taylor, actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72
April 28Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies
April 30George Balanchine, Russian/US composer, dies at 79
April 30Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa, actor (Uncle Matsu-Mr T & Tina), dies at 71
April 30Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 68
May --Fay Spain, actress (Al Capone, Flight to Fury), dies at about 51
May 01V N Swamy, Indian cricket pace bowler (without distinction), dies
May 02Marius F Duintjer, architect, dies
May 03Vaughn Taylor, act (Jailhouse Rock), dies of cerebal hemmorrhage at 72
May 04Nino Sanzogno, composer, dies at 72
May 05John Williams, actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
May 07Peter Edel, writer, dies
May 10John P Strijbos, writer (Called that Bird), dies at 92
May 11Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, author (Anything Box), dies at 65
May 14Miguel Aleman Valdes, attorney/pres of Mexico (1946-52), dies at 80
May 16Carel Brons, composer, dies at 52
May 19Jean Rey, Belgian minister, dies
May 21Finn Einar Mortensen, composer, dies at 61
May 23Albert Claude, Belgian biologist (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
May 25Sydney Box, academy award producer, dies at 76
May 27Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer, dies at 67
May 30Alfred M Gruenther, US general/NATO-commander (1953-56), dies at 84
June 01Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
June 01Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
June 02Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
June 03Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
June 07Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
June 07Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
June 12Norma Shearer, actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82
June 17Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
June 17Peter Mennin(i), US composer (Moby Dick), dies at 60
June 21Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (Tijl), dies at 87
June 25Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
June 26Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82
June 27Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
June 27Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
June 30Bo Gentry, songwriter/producer, dies
June 30Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77
July 01R Buckminster Fuller, inventor/philosopher, dies in LA at 87
July 04Claus Adam, composer, dies at 65
July 05Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
July 05Harry James, swing-era bandleader/trumpet player, dies at 67
July 05Vaclav Trojan, composer, dies at 76
July 07George Cukor, director (My Fair Lady), dies on 84th birthday
July 07Herman Kahn, US futurist/nuclear strategist, dies at 71
July 07Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
July 10Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
July 12Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
July 14Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
July 15Eddie Foy Jr, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
July 20Frank Reynolds, news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies at 59
July 23Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
July 25Jerome Moross, US composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
July 27Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
July 28Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
July 29David Niven, actor (Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
July 29J B Charles, [Willem Nagel], Dutch criminologist/writer, dies at 83
July 29Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
July 29Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
July 30Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
July 30Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
August 01Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
August 03Carolyn Jones, actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies at 54 of cancer
August 05Judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66
August 12Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
August 15Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
August 15Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal-legislation, dies at 88
August 17Ira Gershwin, lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills at 86
August 20Kerwin Duinmeijer, Antillean boy, murdered by racist at 15
August 21Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50
August 24Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64
August 24Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD
August 26Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer
August 28Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
August 29Simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61
August 29William Goyen, writer, dies at 68
September 01Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
September 01Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for S Africa), dies
September 07Hans Munch, composer, dies at 90
September 07Henry Promnitz, cricketer (5-58 on debut for S Africa 1927-28), dies
September 08Antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies
September 08Willem C "Wim" Kan, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 72
September 10Balthasar J "John" Vorster, S African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
September 15LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88
September 15Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), dies at 49
September 17Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
September 24Isobel Baillie, oratorio singer, dies
September 25Leopold III, king of Belgium (1934-51), dies
September 26Tino Rossi, French singer, dies
September 27Tino Rossi, singer/actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76
September 30Freddy Martin, orch leader (started Merv Griffin), dies at 76
September 30William D Elliot, actor (Bernie Loves Bridget, Adam 12), dies at 49
October 02Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, dies at 75
October 03John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
October 03Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
October 06Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
October 08Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49
October 09Sun Suk Joon, South Korean vice premier, murdered
October 10Ralph [David] Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80
October 12Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
October 14Paul Fix, actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure
October 15Pat O'Brien, actor (Some like it hot), dies of heart attack at 83
October 16George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
October 17Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
October 1819/10? Albert "Carel" Willink, painter: magic(al)-realism, dies at 83
October 18Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies
October 1918/10? Albert "Carel" Willink, painter: magic(al)-realism, dies at 83
October 19Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
October 19Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup
October 20Merle Travis, country singer, dies at 75
October 21Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop (Haarlem), dies
October 23Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
October 23Tamara Shayne (Jolson Story), actress, dies at 80 of a heart attack
October 24Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
October 25Hermann Ambrosius, composer, dies at 86
October 29Sten Broman, composer, dies at 81
October 31George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88
November 01Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
November 03Alfredo Antonini, conductor (Jane Froman Canteen), dies at 82
November 03Bob [Hÿman] Scholte, Dutch singer, dies at 81
November 06Robert Gross, composer, dies at 69
November 07David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer, dies at 61
November 07Germaine Tailleferre, Fren composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
November 08Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
November 13"Alvin" Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
November 15John Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71
November 19Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
November 20Marcel Dalio, actor (Casablanca), dies at 83
November 20Richard Loo, actor, (China Sky), dies of cardio-pulmonary arrest
November 22Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58
November 27Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
November 28Christopher George, actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 54
November 30George Headley, cricket (10 tons in 22 Tests, 1st black WI capt), dies
December --Dorrie Kavanaugh, actress (Hester Street), dies of cancer
December 01Mirsky, mathematician, dies
December 02Atholl Mckinnon, cricketer (S African lefty spinner in 8 Tests), dies
December 02Fifi D'Orsay, "French Bombshell" (Dixie Jamboree), dies cancer at 79
December 04Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
December 05Robert Aldrich, dir/producer (Last Sunset), dies at 65
December 07Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA
December 08Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64
December 09David Rounds, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), dies at 53
December 10Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
December 10Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
December 11Szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82
December 13Leora Dana, actress (Amityville II, Change of Habit), dies at 60
December 13Leora Dana, actress (Sylvie Kosloff-Another World), dies
December 13Mary Renault [Challans], British author (Funeral games), dies at 78
December 16Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74
December 21Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73
December 25Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
December 27Walter Scott, rocker, dies
December 28Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
December 28William Demarest, actor (My 3 Sons), dies in Palm Springs at 91
December 31Bill Hunt, cricketer (Test for Aust, out 0, took 0-25 & 0-14), dies
December 31Frank Link, actor (Burns & Schreiber Comedy Show), dies at 46