Celebrity Deaths – 1999


Susan Strasberg

Joe DiMaggio

George C Scott

Clayton Moore

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” (Buddha)

Jan 21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist(b. 1920)
Jan 21 Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
Jan 25 Sarah “Sadie” Delany, American author (b. 1889)
Jan 29 Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
Jan 30 Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)

Feb 1 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (b. 1907)
Feb 3 Gwen Guthrie, American singer(“Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on but the Rent”)
Feb 7 King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
Feb 7 Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
Feb 9 Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
Feb 14 John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor, Nixon Adminisrtaion (b. 1925)
Feb 14 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey) – age 65
Feb 16 Michael Larson, American “Press Your Luck” scandal big-winning contestant – age 49
Feb 18 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
Feb 20 Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
Feb 20 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)

Mar 2 Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
Mar 2 David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
Mar 4 Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)
Mar 4 Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
Mar 5 Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
Mar 7 Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) – age 70
Mar 8 Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
Mar 8 Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak – age 84 (lung cancer)
Mar 13 Lee Falk, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
Mar 17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus) – age 77
Mar 22 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
Mar 25 Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)

Apr 12 Boxcar Willie, American singer (b. 1931)
Apr 14 Anthony Newley, English actor and singer-songwriter (Dr Doolitte, Goldfinger theme) – age 67
Apr 16 Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
Apr 21 Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, American actor and musician (b. 1904)
Apr 26 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
Apr 27 Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
Apr 28 Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922)

May 2 Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
May 8 Ed Gilbert, American actor (b. 1931)
May 8 Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
May 19 Candy Candido, American actor (b. 1913)

Jun 5 Mel Tormé, American singer (“The Velvet Fog”), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
Jun 11 DeForest Kelley, American actor, Bones on “Star Trek” (b. 1920)
Jun 23 Buster Merryfield, British actor (b. 1920)
Jun 27 George Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (b. 1919)
Jun 29 Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)

Jul 1 Guy Mitchell, American singer and actor – age 72
Jul 1 Forrest Mars Sr., American candy tycoon (b. 1904)
Jul 2 Mario Puzo, American author (Godfather), dies at 78
Jul 5 Roberta Sherwood – singer “Lazy River” – age 86
Jul 8 Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
Jul 16 John F. Kennedy Jr., American publisher (George) and lawyer – age 38 (plane crash)
Jul 16 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. – age 34 (plane crash)
Jul 17 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys) – age 41 (suicide)
Jul 20 Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
Jul 23 Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961-99) – age 70

Aug 4 Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)
Aug 16 Pee Wee King, American C&W musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
Aug 23 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
Aug 25 Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)

Sep 5 Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
Sep 8 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
Sep 9 Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
Sep 17 Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
Sep 19 Ed Cobb, American musician, song-writer and producer (Tainted Love) – age 61
Sep 22 George C. Scott, American actor (Patton) – age 71 (ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm)

Oct 4 Art Farmer, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1928)
Oct 16 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (b. 1921)
Oct 25 Payne Stewart, American golfer – age 42 (small plane crash)
Oct 26 Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

Nov 1 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)

Dec 3 Madeline Kahn, American actress (Young Frankenstein) (b. 1942)
Dec 3 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
Dec 10 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band) (b. 1942)
Dec 12 Joseph Heller, American author (Catch-22) – age 76
Dec 17 Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943)
Dec 17 Rex Allen, American actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1920)
Dec 24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You) – age 66
Dec 28 Clayton Moore, American actor (Lone Ranger)(b. 1914)

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