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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 1976

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1975 * * 1977

January

Agatha Christie (mystery writer) -- Dead. Died January 12, 1976. Born September 15, 1890.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

February

Werner Heisenberg (physicist) -- Died February 1, 1976. Born December 5, 1901. Developer of atomic theory and the uncertainty principle, wrote From a Life of Physics.  Home Page

Edgar Pangborn (writer) -- Dead. Died February 1, 1976. Born February 25, 1909. Wrote Davy

Vince Guaraldi (jazz pianist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died February 6, 1976. Born July 17, 1928. Composed and performed all piano music for Peanuts specials until 1976.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Lee J. Cobb (actor) -- Dead. Died February 11, 1976. Born December 8, 1911.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Sal Mineo (actor) -- Dead. Murdered (stabbing). Died February 12, 1976. Born January 10, 1939.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

March

April

Phil Ochs (singer) -- Dead. Suicide. Died April 9, 1976. Born December 19, 1940. "Draft Dodger Rag"  IMDb  FindAGrave

May

Keith Relf (rocker) -- Dead. Electrocution while playing electric guitar. Died May 14, 1976. Born March 22, 1943. A founder of The Yardbirds

June

Johnny Mercer (songwriter) -- Dead. Died June 25, 1976. Born November 18, 1909. Songwriter particularly known for hits like "Accentuate the Positive" and "Hooray for Hollywood", co-wrote hits with people like Henry Mancini.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

July

August

William Redfield (actor) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died August 17, 1976. Born January 26, 1927. Theater actor best-known for playing Harding in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  IBDB  IMDb

Alastair Sim (actor) -- Dead. Died August 19, 1976. Born October 9, 1900. Scrooge in the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Anissa Jones (Buffy) -- Dead. Drug overdose (suicide?). Died August 28, 1976. Born March 11, 1958. Family Affair.  IMDb  FindAGrave

September

October

November

Rosalind Russell (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 28, 1976. Born June 4, 1907. "Life is a banquet - and most of those poor suckers are starving to death!".  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Godfrey Cambridge (comic actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 29, 1976. Born February 26, 1933. Watermelon Man.  IMDb  FindAGrave

December

Benjamin Britten (composer) -- Dead. . Died December 4, 1976. Born November 22, 1913. Wrote "A Young Person's Guide to Orchestra" and Peter Grimes among many other works.  Home Page  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Jack Cassidy (TV actor) -- Dead. Smoking in bed. Died December 12, 1976. Born March 5, 1927. Married to Shirley Jones for nearly 20 years, father of many performing sons.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

1975 * * 1977