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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1971

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Harold Lloyd (silent comic) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 8, 1971. Born April 20, 1893.  Home Page  IMDb

Philo Farnsworth (inventor) -- Dead. Emphysema/alcoholism. Died March 11, 1971. Born August 19, 1906. Invented one type of cathode ray tube and other inventions related to TV.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave



Audie Murphy (war hero/actor) -- Dead. Plane crash. Died May 28, 1971. Born June 20, 1924.  IMDb


Michael Rennie (actor) -- Dead. Died June 10, 1971. Born August 25, 1909. The Day the Earth Stood Still and one of the few decent Lost in Space episodes.  IMDb


Jim Morrison (singer/songwriter) Dead. Heroin/cocaine overdose (asthma attack?) Died July 3, 1971. Born December 8, 1943. Leader of The Doors.  Home Page  

Louis Armstrong (jazz great) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died July 6, 1971. Born August 4, 1901. Brilliant trumpeter and pleasant singer.  Home Page  IMDb

Cliff Edwards (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died July 17, 1971. Born June 14, 1895. Voice of Jiminy Cricket.  IMDb

Van Heflin (actor) -- Dead. Died July 23, 1971. Born December 13, 1910. Won a Best Supporting Oscar for Johnny Eager, starred in Shane.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Diane Arbus (photographer) -- Dead. Suicide. Died July 26, 1971. Born March 14, 1923. Married to Allan Arbus and worked with him in New York advertising in the '50s before breaking into outsider photography.  Wikipedia  twitter


Bennett Cerf (writer/publisher) -- Dead. Died August 27, 1971. Born May 25, 1898. A founder of Random House who was a regular panelist on What's My Line for many years, briefly married to Sylvia Sydney in the '30s.  IMDb


Spring Byington (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 7, 1971. Born October 17, 1893. Marmee in the 1933 Little Women.  IMDb

Pier Angeli (actress) -- Dead. Suicide. Died September 10, 1971. Born June 19, 1932. Beautiful Italian actress, involved with James Dean and Kirk Douglas who married Vic Damone and starred in Somebody Up There Likes Me.  IMDb  FindAGrave




Dr. Ralph Bunche (political scientist, professor) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died December 10, 1971. Born August 7, 1904. Professor, writer and informal advisor to Presdident Truman, Bunche worked extensively for the United Nations and won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to negotiate a peace in Palestine in 1949. In 1936, he wrote "And so class will some day supplant race in world affairs. Race war will then be merely a side-show to the gigantic class war which will be waged in the big tent we call the world."  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Pete Duel (actor) -- Dead. Suicide. Died December 31, 1971. Born February 24, 1940. Alias Smith and Jones.  IMDb

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