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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1983

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January

February

Karen Carpenter (singer) -- Dead. Heart failure due to complications from anorexia nervosa. Died February 4, 1983. Born March 2, 1950. Very popular lead singer of The Carpenters, one of the top groups of the early '70s Home Page IMDb

Tennessee Williams (playwright) -- Dead. Accidental asphyxiation while drunk. Died February 24, 1983. Born March 26, 1911. Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof IMDb

March

Arthur Godfrey (TV host) -- Dead. Died March 16, 1983. Born August 31, 1903. IMDb

April

Gloria Swanson (actress) -- Dead. Died April 4, 1983. Born March 27, 1899. Probably still waiting for that close-up... Sunset Boulevard IMDb

Buster Crabbe (actor) -- Dead. Died April 23, 1983. Born February 7, 1908. Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Tarzan, many westerns Dead People Server Photo Gallery IMDb

George Balanchine (choreographer) -- Dead. Died April 30, 1983. Born January 22, 1904. Balanchine Library Home Page IMDb

May

Jack Dempsey (world heavyweight champion boxer) -- Dead. Died May 31, 1983. Born June 24, 1895.

June

Stan Rogers (musician) -- Dead. Aircraft fire. Died June 2, 1983. Born 1949. Home Page

Norma Shearer (actress) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died June 12, 1983. Born August 10, 1900. Won an Oscar, married to MGM boy-wonder Irving Thalberg IMDb

July

Buckminster Fuller (architect/engineer) -- Dead. Died July 1, 1983. Born July 12, 1895. "Bucky balls" and geodesic domes

Harry James (bandleader) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 5, 1983. Born March 15, 1916. Bandleader, discovered Frank Sinatra IMDb

Raymond Massey (actor) -- Dead. Pnemonia. Died July 29, 1983. Born August 30, 1896. Dr. Gillespie on Dr. Kildare

David Niven (elegant actor) -- Dead. ALS. Died July 29, 1983. Born March 1, 1910. Phileas Fogg in Around the World in eghty Days, made a memorable ad-lib about a steaker's shortcomings in the 1974 Oscar telecast Home Page IMDb

August

Carolyn Jones (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 3, 1983. Born April 28, 1929. The original Morticia on The Addams Family, married to Aaron Spelling before Tori's mom was Home Page IMDb

Ira Gershwin (lyricist) -- Dead. Died August 17, 1983. Born December 6, 1896. Wrote the words for Porgy & Bess and A Star Is Born.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Benigno Aquino, Jr. (Phillipine politician) -- Dead. Assassinated with a gun. Died August 21, 1983. Born November 27, 1932. An opposition leader against Marcos who was assassinated by Phillipine government agents when he returned home from exile, son Noynoy (Benigno III) later became president.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jan Clayton (actress) -- Dead. Died August 28, 1983. Born August 26, 1917. "TV Lassie's first Mom" IMDb

Simon Oakland (actor) -- Dead. Died August 29, 1983. Born August 28, 1915. Frequently played a cop, notably in West Side Story IMDb

September

October

Joan Hackett (actress) -- Dead. Ovarian cancer. Died October 8, 1983. Born May 1, 1934. Only When I Laugh IMDb

Pat O'Brien (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died October 15, 1983. Born November 11, 1899. American actor who invariably played Irishmen, frequently co-starred with Jimmy Cagney (Angels with Dirty Faces).  IMDb  FindAGrave

Jessica Savitch (news anchor) -- Dead. Drowning/car accident. Died October 23, 1983. Born February 1, 1947. An early woman news anchor, she later went to work for NBC IMDb

Lillian Carter (volunteer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 30, 1983. Born August 15, 1898. The quotable presidential Mom, Miz Lillian, who went to India as a Peace Corps volunteer when she was 68 Home Page

November

Christopher George (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 28, 1983. Born February 25, 1931. Married to Lynda Day George IMDb

December

Robert Aldrich (Director) -- Dead. kidney failure. Died December 5, 1983. Born August 9, 1918. Directed What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? IMDb

Slim Pickens (actor) -- Dead. Died December 8, 1983. Born June 29, 1919. Comic cowboy and bomb-rider.. IMDb

William Demarest (actor) -- Dead. Died December 28, 1983. Born February 27, 1892. Uncle Charlie on My Three Sons IMDb

Dennis Wilson (Beach Boy) -- Dead. Drowning. Died December 28, 1983. Born December 4, 1944. Survived a close encounter with Charles Manson in 1968, Beach Boys, Denny RememberedHome Page Home Page IMDb

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