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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1974

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1973 * * 1975

January

February

March

Barbara Ruick (singer/actress) -- Dead. Cerebral hemorrhage. Died March 3, 1974. Born December 23, 1930. Carrie in Carousel, Esmerelda in Cinderella, daughter of Lurlene Tuttle, married to John Williams until her death.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  FindAGrave

Billy De Wolfe (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died March 5, 1974. Born February 18, 1907. Comic actor who starred as Doris Day's boss on her TV show.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Edward Platt (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 19, 1974. Born February 14, 1916. Chief on Get Smart.  IMDb

Chet Huntley (newscaster) -- Dead. Died March 20, 1974. Born December 10, 1911. Long time NBC nightly news anchor ("Good night, David").  IMDb

April

Bud Abbott (comic) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 24, 1974. Born October 6, 1897. The tall straight man of the Abbott and Costello team.  Home Page  IMDb

Agnes Moorehead (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 30, 1974. Born December 6, 1906. Bewitched, Citizen Kane.  IMDb

May

Duke Ellington (jazz great) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 24, 1974. Born April 29, 1899.  Home Page  IMDb

June

Frank Sutton (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died June 28, 1974. Born October 23, 1923. Sgt. Carter on Gomer Pyle.  IMDb  FindAGrave

July

Joe Flynn (actor) -- Dead. Drowned. Died July 19, 1974. Born November 8, 1925. McHale's Navy  IMDb

Walter Brennan (supporting actor) -- Dead. Died July 25, 1974. Born September 21, 1894. Played old men for 40 years, won three supporting actor Oscars.  IMDb

Cass Elliot (singer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died July 29, 1974. Born September 19, 1941. "Dream a Little Dream of Me", part of the Mamas and the Papas, evocative singer of the '60s and early '70s (personal aside - being an East coaster and longtime M+P fan, I had an amazing moment driving down out of the mountains near San Jose when "California Dreaming" suddenly played on the radio...).  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

August

Charles Lindbergh (aviator) -- Dead. Died August 26, 1974. Born February 4, 1902. First person to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1927, wrote The Spirit of St. Louis.  IMDb

September

Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette (comic) -- Dead. Died September 23, 1974. Born December 28, 1905. Home-spun entertainer, Hollywood Squares regular on the original show, grandfather of a troop of acting Arquettes.  IMDb  FindAGrave

October

Oskar Schindler (humanitarian when it counted) -- Dead. Stroke. Died October 9, 1974. Born April 28, 1908. A businessman who spent most of his fortune rescuing the people who worked for him from the "Final Solution," inspired Schindler's List.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Ed Sullivan (emcee) -- Dead. Died October 13, 1974. Born September 28, 1901. Had a "reely big shew" in the '50s and '60s, first to feature the Beatles on US TV.  IMDb  FindAGrave

November

December

Richard Long (actor) -- Dead. Died December 21, 1974. Born December 17, 1927. Ma and Pa Kettle movies, Nanny and the Professor.  IMDb

Jack Benny (actor) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died December 26, 1974. Born February 14, 1894. Huge star on radio and in the early days of television, was supposed to have starred in The Sunshine Boys but died just before shooting began, married to frequent co-star Mary Livingstone, IRL very generous with his money.  Home Page  IMDb

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