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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1977

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Peter Finch (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 14, 1977. Born September 28, 1916. He was mad as hell in Network and won an Oscar for his performance posthumously.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Anais Nin (author) -- Dead. Ovarian cancer. Died January 14, 1977. Born February 21, 1903. Wrote Henry and June.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Burt Mustin (actor) -- Dead. Died January 28, 1977. Born February 8, 1882. Played very tall, very old men in the '60s and '70s.  IMDb

Freddie Prinze (comic) -- Dead. Self-inflicted gunshot wound. Died January 29, 1977. Born June 22, 1954. Chico and the Man.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave


Andy Devine (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died February 18, 1977. Born October 7, 1905. Acted in dozens of Westerns.  IMDb

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 28, 1977. Born September 18, 1905. Jack Benny's "butler."  IMDb


Diana Hyland (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 25, 1977. Born January 25, 1936. The mother of teenagers in Eight Is Enough, she was dating teen heartthrob John Travolta at the time of her death.  IMDb



Joan Crawford (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 10, 1977. Born March 23, 1908. Almost more famous for being the "Mommie Dearest" than for her acting, won an Oscar for Mildred Pierce, first wife of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr..  IMDb


Stephen Boyd (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died June 2, 1977. Born July 4, 1928. Ben Hur's competitor.  IMDb

Matthew Garber (kid actor) -- Dead. Died June 13, 1977. Born March 25, 1956. Cute kid in Disney movies like Mary Poppins and The Three Lives of Thomasina, Elizabeth at has done some amazing research on his death.  IMDb

Alan Reed (voice) -- Dead. Died June 14, 1977. Born August 20, 1907. Voice of the original Fred Flintstone.  IMDb

Wernher von Braun (physicist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 15, 1977. Born March 23, 1912. Father of Modern Rocketry.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave



Francis Gary Powers (pilot) -- Dead. Helicopter crash while flying over LA. Died August 1, 1977. Born August 17, 1929. U-2 pilot shot down over Soviet Union on May 1, 1960, during the height of the Cold War

Elvis Presley (musician) -- Dead. Died August 16, 1977. Born January 8, 1935. Groundbreaing rocker, roller, sometime actor, but Elvis sightings just aren't funny anymore.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Groucho Marx (comic) -- Dead. Died August 19, 1977. Born October 2, 1890. Vaudeville performer with his brothers who went on to make legendary comedy movies like Duck Soup and the TV show You Bet Your Life.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Sebastian Cabot (actor) -- Dead. Died August 23, 1977. Born July 6, 1917. Family Affair.  IMDb

Hans Augusto Rey (illustrator of children's books) -- Dead. Died August 26, 1977. Born 1899.


Ethel Waters (actress) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died September 1, 1977. Born October 31, 1896. Member of the Wedding.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Zero Mostel (actor) -- Dead. Died September 8, 1977. Born February 28, 1915. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  IMDb


Bing Crosby (singer) -- Dead. Heart attack on a Spanish golf course. Died October 14, 1977. Born May 3, 1903.  Home Page  IMDb


Guy Lombardo (bandleader) -- Dead. Died November 5, 1977. Born June 19, 1902. It used to be traditional to welcome in the New Year listening to Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians play "Olde Lang Syne".  IMDb

Richard Carlson (actor) -- Dead. Died November 24, 1977. Born April 29, 1912. Creature from the Black Lagoon.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave


Charlie Chaplin (actor/director) -- Dead. Old age. Died December 25, 1977. Born April 16, 1889. Made great movies including The Kid and The Great Dictator, married to a variety of much younger women including Paulette Goddard and Oona O'Neil, fathered many performers including Geraldine Chaplin.  IMDb

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