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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1975

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1974 * * 1976


Larry Fine (stooge) -- Dead. Stroke. Died January 24, 1975. Born October 5, 1902. The first stooge who wasn't a Howard brother.  Home Page  twitter  Wikipedia  IMDb  FindAGrave


P. G. Wodehouse (writer) -- Dead. Died February 14, 1975. Born October 15, 1881. Creator of the Jeeves and Wooster comic novels, wrote lyrics for "Bill" (Showboat), wrote book for Anything Goes, briefly interned by the Nazis, later permitted to remain in France during WWII.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave


Susan Hayward (actress) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died March 14, 1975. Born June 30, 1919. Won an Oscar for I Want to Live.  IMDb

Aristotle Onassis (shipping magnate) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died March 15, 1975. Born September 21, 1906. Onw of the early jet-setters who became very famous after marrying Jacqueline Kennedy.  IMDb


Fredric March (actor) -- Dead. Died April 4, 1975. Born August 31, 1897. Multi-Oscar winner.  IMDb

Chiang Kai-shek (Taiwan president) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died April 5, 1975. Born October 31, 1887. China's only elected president in 1948

Richard Conte (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died April 15, 1975. Born March 24, 1910. Don Barzini in The Godfather.  IMDb  FindAGrave

William Hartnell (Who? - The Doctor #1) -- Dead. Died April 23, 1975. Born January 8, 1908.  IMDb


Moe Howard (stooge) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died May 4, 1975. Born June 19, 1897. The "intellectual" member of The Three Stooges, brother of Curly and Shemp Howard.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  FindAGrave

Moms Mabley (comedian) -- Dead. Died May 23, 1975. Born March 19, 1894. Popularized on the Merv Griffin Show.  IMDb


Ozzie Nelson (actor) -- Dead. Died June 3, 1975. Born March 20, 1906.  IMDb

Larry Blyden (game show host/actor) -- Dead. Car accident. Died June 6, 1975. Born June 23, 1925. Once hosted two games shows at the same time in the early '70s: What's My Line and To Tell the Truth.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Rod Serling (writer) -- Dead. Departed for the Twilight Zone after heart surgery. Died June 28, 1975. Born December 25, 1924. Creator of The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave


Jimmy Hoffa (labor leader) -- Dead. Most likely eviscerated. Died July 30, 1975. Born July 14, 1913. Rumored to have been buried under the field of the Meadowlands as it was being built at that time (or is a really good hider).

Vaughn Bode (cartoonist extraordinaire) -- Dead. Accidental strangulation. Died July 18, 1975. Born July 22, 1941. Cartoonist for magazines like Galaxy and National Lampoon.  Home Page




Al Lettieri (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died October 18, 1975. Born February 24, 1928. Sollozzo in The Godfather.  IMDb  FindAGrave


Ross McWhirter (Guinness World Records curator/commentator) -- Dead. Murdered by terrorists. Died November 27, 1975. Born August 12, 1925. For the first 50 years of his life, shared an almost identical biography with his brother and frequent collaborator Norris.  IMDb


Arthur Treacher (actor) -- Dead. Died December 14, 1975. Born July 23, 1894. In lots of old British comedies, opened fish and chips joints in the US.  IMDb

William Lundigan (actor) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died December 20, 1975. Born June 12, 1914. In many movies, star of the '50s show Men into Space, spokesman for Chrysler.  IMDb

Bernard Herrmann (composer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 24, 1975. Born June 29, 1911. Scored many films for Hitchcock and Harryhausen; his first film score was for Citizen Kane and his last was for Taxi Driver.  Home Page  IMDb

Euell Gibbons (naturalist/writer) -- Dead. Natural causes. Died December 29, 1975. Born September 8, 1911. Did a series of memorable commercials for Post Grape Nuts in the early '70s, one of which started "Did you know most parts of a pine tree are edible?", wrote Stalking the Wild Asparagus.  Home Page  FindAGrave

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