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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1961

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January

Dashiell Hammett (writer) -- Dead. . Died January 10, 1961. Born May 27, 1894. Wrote The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, longtime companion of Lillian Hellman.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

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Gary Cooper (actor) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died May 13, 1961. Born May 7, 1901. Son of British immigrants to America, he was a stunt man before making classic movies like Sargeant York, High Noon, Pride of the Yankees  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

June

Carl Jung (psychoanalyst) -- Dead. Died June 6, 1961. Born July 26, 1875. Developed theories of the collective unconscious and archetypes, influenced by Freud wrote Man and His Symbols.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

July

Ernest Hemingway (writer) -- Dead. Suicide after a cancer diagnosis. Died July 2, 1961. Born July 21, 1899. The Sun Also Rises, Old Man and the Sea, served in World War I, won a Nobel Prize in 1954.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

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September

Dag Hammarskjold (UN Secretary General) -- Dead. Plane crash. Died September 18, 1961. Born July 29, 1905. Secretary-General of the UN from 1953 to 1961, killed while on a peace mission to the Congo.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

October

Chico Marx (comic) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died October 21, 1961. Born March 22, 1887. The piano-playing Marx brother who performed with an Italian accent, avid card-player.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

November

December

Grandma Moses (artist) -- Dead. . Died December 13, 1961. September 7, 1860. Farmer who took up painting rustic rural scenes in her late 70s, popularizing primitive art.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Moss Hart (playwright/director) -- Dead. Heart failure Died December 20, 1961. Born October 24, 1904. Co-wrote (with George S. Kaufman) the classics You Can't Take it With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner, directed the Broadway debuts of My Fair Lady and Camelot, married to Kitty Carlisle Hart.  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Edith Wilson ((more than a) First Lady) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died December 28, 1961. Born October 15, 1872. After President Wilson had an incapacitating stroke, she was virtually regent and managed to avoid turning over presidential power to the vice president.  Home Page  FindAGrave

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