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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1981

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January

Richard Boone (actor) -- Dead. Throat cancer. Died January 10, 1981. Born June 18, 1917. Have Gun, Will Travel.  IMDb

Samuel Barber (composer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 23, 1981. Born March 9, 1910. "Adagio for Strings", longtime companion of Gian Carlo Menotti.  Home Page  IMDb

February

Bill Haley (rock 'n' roller) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died February 9, 1981. Born July 6, 1925. Best-known for "Rock Around the Clock."  IMDb

March

Torin Thatcher (actor) -- Dead. Died March 4, 1981. Born January 5, 1905. The magician in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and much more.  IBDB  IMDb

April

Joe Louis (boxer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died April 12, 1981. Born May 13, 1914. Longtime heavyweight champion of the world, later became a friend of his one-time nemisis Max Schmeling.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

May

Bob Marley (musician) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 11, 1981. Born February 6, 1945.

June

Allen Ludden (TV show host) -- Dead. Bladder cancer. Died June 9, 1981. Born October 5, 1917. College Bowl, Password, married to Betty White.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

July

Ross Martin (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died July 3, 1981. Born March 22, 1920.  IMDb

Harry Chapin (singer) -- Dead. Heart attack/traffic accident. Died July 16, 1981. Born December 7, 1942. "Cats in the Cradle."  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

August

Paddy Chayefsky (screenwriter) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 1, 1981. Born January 29, 1923. Only person to win three solo Academy Awards for writing - Network, The Hospital and Marty.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Melvyn Douglas (actor) -- Dead. Died August 4, 1981. Born April 5, 1901. Being There.  IMDb

Vera-Ellen (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 30, 1981. Born February 16, 1926.  FindAGrave  IMDb

September

Chief Dan George (actor) -- Dead. Died September 23, 1981. Born July 24, 1899. Played Old Lodge Skins in Little Big Man.  Home Page  IMDb

Robert Montgomery (actor) -- Dead. Died September 27, 1981. Born May 21, 1904. Father of Elizabeth Montgomery.  IMDb

October

Gloria Grahame (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 5, 1981. Born November 28, 1923. Ado Annie in Oaklahoma.  IMDb

Anwar Sadat (politician) -- Dead. Murdered. Died October 6, 1981. Born December 25, 1918. Egyptian president who signed the Camp David accords in 1978

November

William Holden (actor) -- Dead. Bled to death from a minor fall while drunk. Died November 16, 1981. Born April 17, 1918. Sunset Blvd., Network.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Harry Von Zell (sidekick) -- Dead. Died November 21, 1981. Born July 7, 1906. Second banana to George Burns and Gracie Allen.  IMDb

Jack Albertson (actor) -- Dead. Died November 25, 1981. Born June 16, 1907. The Man from Chico and the Man, Mabel Albertson's brother.  IMDb

Natalie Wood (actress) -- Dead. Drowning. Died November 29, 1981. Born July 20, 1938. Starred in West Side Story, married to Robert Wagner twice  FindAGrave.  Home Page  IMDb

December

Hoagy Carmichael (composer) -- Dead. Died December 27, 1981. Born November 22, 1899.  IMDb

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