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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1989

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Kenneth McMillan (actor) -- Dead. Died January 8, 1989. Born July 2, 1932. Played many heavies, especially Baron Harkonnen in Dune IMDb

Salvador Dali (artist) -- Dead. Died January 23, 1989. Born May 11, 1904. Most famous image was probably the pocket watch flowing over the edge of the table Home Page IMDb


John Cassavetes (director) -- Dead. Died February 3, 1989. Born December 9, 1929. made many movies with his wife Gena Rowlands and friend Peter Falk IMDb

Joe Raposo (composer) -- Dead. Died February 5, 1989. Born February 8, 1937. Composer for Sesame Street.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb


Harry Andrews (actor) -- Dead. Viral infection. Died March 6, 1989. Born October 11, 1911. General Woundwort in Watership Down, Peter in Barabbas  IMDb

Sam Melville (actor) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died March 9, 1989. Born August 20, 1936. TV actor who starred as Mike Danko (Kate Jackson's husband) in The Rookies.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Edward Abbey (environmental author) -- Dead. Complications of surgery. Died March 14, 1989. Born January 29, 1927. The Best of Edward Abbey Home Page

Merritt Butrick (actor) -- Dead. AIDS. Died March 17, 1989. Born September 3, 1959. He played Captain Kirk's son in two Star Trek movies IMDb


Abbie Hoffman (activist) -- Dead. Suicide. Died April 12, 1989. Born November 30, 1936. One of the Chicago Seven, he later wrote Steal This Book IMDb

Herbert Mills (singing brother) -- Dead. Died April 12, 1989. Born April 2, 1912. The Mills Brothers IMDb

Lucille Ball (comic, savvy producer) -- Dead. Died April 26, 1989. Born August 6, 1911. One of the first producers to insist on having her show tape recorded, once married to Desi Arnaz, later married to Gary Morton Home Page IMDb


Christine Jorgensen (transsexual) -- Dead. Died May 3, 1989. Born May 30, 1926. First person reported to have sex change operation in the early '50s

Guy Williams (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 7, 1989. Born January 14, 1924. Memorable as the TV Zorro and the father on Lost in Space Home Page IMDb

Gilda Radner (comic) -- Dead. Ovarian cancer. Died May 20, 1989. Born June 28, 1946. "It's always something" - SNL alum - married to Gene Wilder. Make memorial contributions to: Gilda's Club Home Page IMDb


Fran Allison (puppet buddy) -- Dead. Died June 13, 1989. Born November 20, 1907. Kukla, Fran and Ollie.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Victor French (actor) -- Dead. Died June 15, 1989. Born December 4, 1934. IMDb


Jim Backus (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died July 3, 1989. Born February 25, 1913. Gilligan's, voice of Mr. Magoo Home Page IMDb

Mel Blanc (voice) -- Th-th-th-that's all, folks! Heart disease. Died July 10, 1989. Born May 30, 1908. Bugs Bunny Classics IMDb

Sir Laurence Olivier (Shakespearean actor/director) -- Dead. Died July 11, 1989. Born May 22, 1907. Wuthering Heights, the original Slueth, won an Oscar for Hamlet, married to Vivien Leigh, later married to Joan Plowright.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Rebecca Schaeffer (actress) -- Dead. Stalker murder. Died July 18, 1989. Born November 6, 1967. My Sister Sam IMDb


Amanda Blake (actress) -- Dead. AIDS. Died August 16, 1989. Born February 20, 1931. Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke Dead People Server Photo Gallery IMDb

George Adamson (game preserve manager) -- Dead. Murdered by poacher. Died August 20, 1989. Born February 3, 1906. Retrained dozens of animals so they could hunt in the wild


Irving Berlin (composer) -- Dead. Heart attack/Alzheimer's. Died September 22, 1989. Born May 11, 1888. Composer of over 1,500 songs (like "White Christmas"), he never learned how to read music.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave


Graham Chapman (comedian) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 4, 1989. Born January 8, 1941. The Python who starred in Life of Brian and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, was a doctor before turning to a life of comedy IMDb

Bette Davis (actress) -- Dead. Died October 6, 1989. Born April 5, 1908. It was a bumpy ride... IMDb

Jay Ward (cartoon genius) -- Dead. Kidney cancer. Died October 12, 1989. Born September 21, 1920. Created Rocky and Bullwinkle The Moose that Roared IMDb

Cornel Wilde (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 16, 1989. Born October 13, 1915. Leave Her to Heaven IMDb

Anthony Quayle (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 20, 1989. Born September 7, 1913. Solid British supporting actor in many films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Anne of a Thousand Days IMDb


Louis Barron (composer) -- Dead. Died November 1, 1989. Born April 23, 1920. Experimental muscian who wrote the electronic music for Forbidden Planet; collaborated with Bebe even after they divorced.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Vladimir Horowitz (superb pianist) -- Dead. Died November 5, 1989. Born October 1, 1903.


Alvin Ailey (dancer) -- Dead. AIDS. Died December 1, 1989. Born January 5, 1931. Taught dance to inner city kids and founded a professional dance troupe. Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance IMDb

Frances Bavier (actress) -- Dead. Died December 6, 1989. Born December 14, 1902. Aunt Bee on the Andy Griffith Show IMDb

Jock Mahoney (actor) -- Dead. Car accident/stroke. Died December 14, 1989. Born February 7, 1919. Starred in a number of Tarzan movies, step-father of Sally Field IMDb

Andrei Sakharov, Ph.D. (physicist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 14, 1989. Born May 21, 1921. Nobel Peace Prize winner for 1975, imprisoned by the Soviets for years, he eventually was released and emmigrated to America Home Page

Lee Van Cleef (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died December 14, 1989. Born January 9, 1925. IMDb

Samuel Beckett (playwright) -- Dead. Died December 22, 1989. Born April 13, 1906. Waiting for Godot Home Page IMDb

Billy Martin (Yankees manager many different times) -- Dead. Car crash. Died December 25, 1989. Born May 16, 1928. Had many famous battles with his boss, George Steinbrenner.

John Payne (actor/singer) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died December 6, 1989. Born May 23, 1912. Busy actor in the '40s and '50s, co-starred in Miracle on 34th Street.  IBDB  IMDb

Hal Ashby (director/cinematographer) -- Dead. Died December 27, 1989. Born 1929. Coming Home, Being There IMDb

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