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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1960

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Margaret Sullavan (actress) -- Dead. Drug overdose. Died January 1, 1960. Born May 16, 1909. The Shop Around the Corner, first wife of Henry Fonda, mother of writer Brooke Hayward.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Nevil Shute (writer) -- Dead. Died January 12, 1960. Born January 17, 1899. On the Beach, A Town Like Alice.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Zora Neale Hurston (writer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died January 28, 1960. Born January 7, 1891. Author best-known for Their Eyes Were Watching God, her work vanished until she was rediscovered by writers like Alice Walker in the '70s.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Dorothy Thompson (journalist) -- Dead. CA Died January 30, 1960. Born July 9, 1893. The only female journalist to have been thrown out of Nazi Germany for her reporting, married for a few years to Sinclair Lewis. "When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered."  Home Page  twitter  IMDb





Boris Pasternak (writer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died May 30, 1960. Born February 10, 1890. Wrote poetry, Dr. Zhivago (which was smuggled out of the Soviet Union and published in Italy), translated Shakespeare into Russian and won a Nobel Prize for Literature (which the Soviets did not let him accept).  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave




Oscar Hammerstein, II (lyricist) -- Dead. Stomach cancer. Died August 23, 1960. Born July 12, 1895. Wrote the words for songs in Show Boat, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music ("Edelweiss" was the last song he wrote before his death).  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave


Emily Post (writer/etiquette expert) -- Dead. Died September 25, 1960. Born October 27, 1872. Fiction and travel writer whose non-fiction book Etiquette has been constantly in print since 1922, founded the Emily Post Institute.  Home Page  FindAGrave



Mack Sennett (producer/director/actor) -- Dead. Died November 5, 1960. Born January 17, 1880. Directed and produced hundred of silent shorts, directed early Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand movies and invented the Keystone Cops.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Clark Gable (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 16, 1960. Born February 1, 1901. Gone with the Wind, Mutiny on the Bounty, was a rear gunner, briefly, in Europe during WWII.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave