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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1988

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Pete Maravich (basketball player) -- Dead. Heart attack during a pick up basketball game. Died January 5, 1988. Born June 22, 1947. Famous last words "This is great, I've never felt better!"

Trevor Howard (actor) -- Dead. Bronchitis and influenza. Died January 7, 1988. Born September 29, 1916. IMDb

Edward Pawley (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 27, 1988. Born March 16, 1901. G-Men, popular radio actor.  IBDB  IMDb


Heather O'Rourke (child actor) -- Dead. During emergency abdominal surgery. Died February 1, 1988. Born December 27, 1975. The youngest child in Poltergeist Home Page

Richard Feynman (physicist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 15, 1988. Born May 11, 1918. Won a Nobel Prize in 1965, wrote a wonderful memoir, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, during the Rogers (Challenger) hearings, put an O-ring in ice water (similar to the air temperatures before the launch) to show how brittle the cold made them.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave


Divine ("actress") -- Dead. Natural causes (sleep apnea). Died March 7, 1988. Born October 19, 1945. Born as Harris Glenn Milstead, made famous in John Waters movies IMDb

Andy Gibb (singer) -- Dead. Heart virus/drug use. Died March 10, 1988. Born March 5, 1958. "I Just Want To Be Your Everything," "I Cant Help It"  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

John Holmes (actor in a horizontal market) -- Dead. AIDS. Died March 13, 1988. Born August 8, 1944. IMDb

Patrick Steptoe (obstetrician) -- Dead. Died March 21, 1988. Born June 9, 1913. Developed in vitro fertilization with Robert Edwards and they successfully impregnated Lesley Brown with the first test tube baby.  Wikipedia  twitter  Obituary


Louise Nevelson (sculptor) -- Dead. Brain tumor. Died April 17, 1988. Born September 23, 1899.

Clifford Simak (author) -- Dead. Respiratory failure. Died April 25, 1988. Born August 3, 1904. AwardWeb


Robert Anson Heinlein (author) -- Dead. Emphysema and related disabilities. Died May 8, 1988. Born July 7, 1907. Influential and controversial science fiction writer, wrote Stranger in a Strange Land and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. From the same part of Missouri as Sally Rand Home Page IMDb AwardWeb

Andrew Duggan (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 15, 1988. Born December 28, 1923. IMDb

Daws Butler (voice) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 18, 1988. Born November 16, 1916. Voices for many Hanna Barbera cartoons Home Page IMDb

Florida Friebus (actress) -- Dead. Old age. Died May 27, 1988. Born October 10, 1909. Dobie Gillis' mom and "the knitting patient" on the Bob Newhart Show


Dennis Day (Irish tenor) -- Dead. Died June 22, 1988. Born May 21, 1917. Singer on The Jack Benny Show IMDb


Judith Barsi (actress) -- Dead. Murder. Died July 25, 1988. Born June 6, 1978. Voiced Ducky in The Land Before Time and Anne-Marie in All Dogs go to Heaven, did many commercials, murdered by her father (who also killed her mother then himself).  IMDb  FindAGrave


Anne Ramsey (actress) -- Dead. Throat cancer. Died August 11, 1988. Born September 1, 1929. Throw Momma from the Train, Goonies IMDb

Alan Napier (actor) -- Dead. Died August 8, 1988. Born January 7, 1903. Alfred on Batman IMDb


Gert Frobe (actor) -- Dead. Died September 5, 1988. Born February 25, 1913. Extremely active German actor, best known to English-speaking audiences as Goldfinger IMDb

John Sylvester White (actor) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died September 11, 1988. Born October 31, 1919. Mr. Woodman in Welcome Back Kotter.  IMDb

Billy Carter (president's brother/novelty beer) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died September 25, 1988. Born March 29, 1937.

Charles Addams (cartoonist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 29, 1988. Born January 7, 1912. The World of Charles Addams IMDb


Wayland Flowers (ventriloquist) -- Dead. AIDS. Died October 11, 1988. Born 1940. The creator of "Wayland and Madam," a popular comedy team IMDb

John Houseman (actor) -- Dead. Spinal cancer. Died October 31, 1988. Born September 22, 1902. The Paper Chase, helped adapt the radio version of The War of the Worlds which stunned America back in 1938.  IMDb  FindAGrave


Billy Curtis (small actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 9, 1988. Born June 27, 1909. One of the "city father" Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, Mordecai in High Plains Drifter.  IBDB  IMDb

John Carradine (actor) -- Dead. Old age. Died November 27, 1988. Born February 5, 1906. One of the few recently-deads with a great deathbed line "Oh, to die in Italy!" IMDb


Roy Orbison (musician) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 6, 1988. Born April 23, 1936. "Pretty Woman" Home Page

Christopher Connelly (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 7, 1988. Born September 8, 1941. Busy TV actor who played Ryan O'Neal's younger brother in Peyton Place and played his role of Moze Pray in the short-lived TV version of Paper Moon (with a very young Jodie Foster playing Addie).  IMDb

Max Robinson (news anchor) -- Dead. AIDS. Died December 20, 1988. Born May 1, 1939. First full-time black evening news anchor, ABC

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