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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1973

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (president) -- Dead. Died January 22, 1973. Born August 27, 1908. 1960s president who presided over a period of great changes.  Home Page  Home Page

Edward G. Robinson (actor) -- Dead. Old age. Died January 26, 1973. Born December 12, 1893.  IMDb

John Banner (actor) -- Dead. Died January 28, 1973. Born January 28, 1910. He knew nothing!.  IMDb


Tim Holt (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 15, 1973. Born February 5, 1918. Mostly in Westerns like Stagecoach.  IMDb

Wally Cox (actor/voice of Underdog) -- Dead. Died February 15, 1973. Born December 6, 1924. An early regular panelist on Hollywood Squares  IMDb



Pablo Picasso (artist) -- Dead. Died April 8, 1973. Born October 25, 1881. Leading proponent of the Cubism style, he was a painter, printmaker and sculptor.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Irene Ryan (actress) -- Dead. Died April 26, 1973. Born October 17, 1902. Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies.  IMDb




Betty Grable (actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died July 2, 1973. Born December 18, 1916. Pin-up girl during WW2.  IMDb

Joe E. Brown (actor) -- Dead. Died July 6, 1973. Born July 28, 1892. Many movies, including It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Some Like It Hot.  IMDb

Otto Klemperer (conductor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 6, 1973. Born May 14, 1885. Jewish conductor who fled Germany, father of Werner.  Home Page

Veronica Lake (actress) -- Dead. Hepatitis. Died July 7, 1973. Born November 14, 1919.  IMDb

Robert Ryan (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 11, 1973. Born November 11, 1909. The Wild Bunch, The Dirty Dozen and other war flicks and Westerns.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Bruce Lee (actor) -- Dead. Brain edema. Died July 20, 1973. Born November 27, 1940. Co-starred on TV's Green Hornet, went on to help popularize martial arts in movies and in real life.  IMDb


Michael Dunn (actor) -- Dead. Complications related to dwarfism (but rumored that it might have been suicide. Died August 29, 1973. Born October 20, 1934.  IMDb

John Ford (director) -- Dead. Stomach cancer. Died August 31, 1973. Born February 1, 1895. Many westerns and war movies, but also How Green Was My Valley and a Shirley Temple picture (Wee Willie Winkie).  IMDb


John R. R. Tolkien (author, linguistics professor) -- Dead. Died September 2, 1973. Born January 3, 1892. The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and other books, good friend of another famous fantacist, C. S. Lewis with whom he founded The Inklings.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jim Croce (singer) -- Dead. Plane crash. Died September 20, 1973. Born January 10, 1943. "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle".  Home Page  IMDb

A. S. Neill (headmaster/writer) -- Dead. Died September 23, 1973. Born October 17, 1883. Started an early progressive school, Summerhill.


Allan Lane (Western actor/voice) -- Dead. Died October 27, 1973. Born September 22, 1904. Voice of Mr. Ed.  IMDb  FindAGrave


Alan Watts (zen author) -- Dead. Died November 16, 1973. Born January 6, 1915. The Way of Zen.  Home Page

Allan Sherman (comic musician) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 21, 1973. Born November 30, 1924. TV writer/producer, wrote the famous camp song "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda" in the early '60s.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Laurence Harvey (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 25, 1973. Born October 1, 1928. The Manchurian Candidate  IMDb  FindAGrave


Bobby Darin (singer) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died December 20, 1973. Born May 14, 1936. "Mack the Knife" - teen heartthrob in the '60s, married to Sandra Dee, one of the first white singers signed to the Motown label.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

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