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Thursday, December 31, 1981

1981


RICHARD BOONE - January 10

Film actor who became mainly known
for starring in the hit 1950s western
TV series Have Gun, Will Travel.
(Age: 63. C.O.D.: Cancer.)
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BILL HALEY - February 9

Electric guitar pioneer and bandleader
of The Comets, mainly known for the
hit 1950s tune Rock Around the Clock.
(Age: 55. C.O.D.: Heart attack.)
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JOE LOUIS - April 12

Boxer and longtime heavyweight champion of the world.
(Age: 66. C.O.D.: Heart attack.)
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BOB MARLEY - May 11

Musician/songwriter who became the main promoter of raggae music.
(Age: 36. C.O.D.: Cancer.)
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ALLEN LUDDEN - June 9

Very well-liked TV game show host,
including College Bowl, but mainly known
for his stint on the classic Password.
Also married to actress Betty White.
(Age: 63. C.O.D.: Cancer.)
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ROSS MARTIN - July 3

Known mostly as that master of disguise guy
on the TV western series The Wild Wild West.
(Age: 61. C.O.D.: Heart attack.)
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HARRY CHAPIN - July 16

Singer/songwriter of the hit Cat's In The Cradle.
(Age: 38. C.O.D.: Car crash.)
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PADDY CHAYEFSKY - August 1

Only person ever to win three solo Academy Awards for writing:
Network, The Hospital, and Marty.
(Age: 58. C.O.D.: Cancer.)
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MELVIN DOUGLAS - August 4

Movie veteran who was also in the popular
Being There, which starred Peter sellers.
(Age: 80.)
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VERA-ELLEN - August 30

Actress and singer in many musicals of the 1940s.
(Age: 65. C.O.D.: Cancer.)
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CHIEF DAN GEORGE - September 23

Played Old Lodge Skins in Little Big Man.    
(Age: 82.)
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ROBERT MONTGOMERY - September 27

Character actor in several films (Here Comes Mr. Jordan)
who also created and hosted The Robert Montgomery Show
on TV during the 1950s. Also the father of Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery.   
(Age: 77.)
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GLORIA GRAHAME - October 5

Gorgeous blonde actress who played
Ado Annie in the film Oaklahoma.    
(Age: 57. C.O.D.: Cancer.)
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ANWAR SADAT - October 6

(Day after Gloria Grahame.)
Egyptian president who signed the Camp David accords in 1978.    
(Age: 62. C.O.D.: Assassinated by gun.)
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WILLIAM HOLDEN - November 16

Starred in many well-received movies, including
Picnic, Sabrina, Sunset Blvd., and Network.    
(Age: 63. C.O.D.: Complications from alcohol use.)
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HARRY VON ZELL - November 21

Second banana to George Burns and Gracie Allen
on the 1950s comedy TV series The Burns And Allen Show.   
(Age: 75.)
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JACK ALBERTSON - November 25

Co-starred on the 1970s comedy TV series Chico And The Man.   
(Age: 74. C.O.D.: Cancer.)
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NATALIE WOOD - November 29

Most beautiful American star during
the second half of the 20th century.
A kid star in Miracle On 34th Street,
and a teen star in Rebel Without A Cause,
she went on to do West Side Story,
Love With The Proper Stranger,
Sex And The Single Girl, The Great Race,
Penelope, Meteor, and Brainstorm.   
(Age: 43. C.O.D.: Drowned.)
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HOAGY CARMICHAEL - December 27

Singer/songwriter who also did
some film acting, including Tulsa.
Happy two days after Christmas Day - you're dead!  
(Age: 82.)
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