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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1972

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Lillian Gilbreth (Industrial engineer/writer) -- Dead. Died January 2, 1972. Born May 24, 1878. Studied and wrote about time management and was the first woman engineering professor at Purdue. Her children wrote Cheaper by the Dozen and Bells on Their Toes that popularized her large family.  Home Page  Home Page

Ross Bagdasarian (Alvin and the Chipmunks creator) -- Dead. Died January 16, 1972. Born January 27, 1919.  Home Page  IMDb

Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer) -- Dead. Died January 27, 1972. Born October 26, 1911. "We Shall Overcome"  Home Page  IMDb




George Sanders (prolific actor) -- Dead. Suicide. Died April 25, 1972. Born July 3, 1906.  IMDb


J. Edgar Hoover ("well dressed" FBI honcho) -- Dead. Died May 2, 1972. Born January 1, 1895. In charge of the FBI for way too long, spied on many American citizens for no good reason, fought against civil rights in the government.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Dan Blocker (actor) -- Dead. Died May 13, 1972. Born December 10, 1928.  IMDb



Brandon De Wilde (actor) -- Dead. Car accident. Died July 6, 1972. Born April 9, 1942. Memorable as the boy in Shane.  IMDb



William Boyd (actor) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease, heart failure. Died September 12, 1972. Born June 5, 1898. Hopalong Cassidy.  IMDb


Louis S. B. Leakey (archaeologist/anthropologist) -- Dead. Died October 1, 1972. Born August 7, 1903. Discovered some of the earliest human ancestors in Africa, promoted research of chimps and gorillas.  Home Page

Leo G. Carroll (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia and cancer. Died October 16, 1972. Born October 25, 1886. TV's Topper.  IMDb


Marie Wilson (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 23, 1972. Born August 19, 1916. My Friend Irma, has three different stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave


Louella Parsons (gossip writer) -- Dead. arteriosclerosis. Died December 9, 1972. Born August 6, 1881. Hollywood gossip columnist for the Hearst syndicate, famously feuded with her former protoge, Hedda Hopper.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Charles Atlas (bodybuilder) -- Dead. Died December 24, 1972. Born October 30, 1893.

Roberto Clemente (baseball great/humanitarian) -- Dead. Plane crash while delivering relief supplies to earthquake-ravaged Nicaragua. Died December 31, 1972. Born August 18, 1934.

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