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List of celebrities who died in 1964. This list has been viewed 18,143 times.
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  • Jim Reeves
    Jim Reeves Singer-songwriter
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    rank #1 · WDW 62 6 15
    James Travis Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound. Known as "Gentleman Jim", his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died in the crash of his private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame.
  • Sam Cooke
    Sam Cooke Singer-songwriter, entrepreneur
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    rank #2 · WDW 33 1 13
    Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Considered to be a pioneer and one of the most influential soul artists of all time, Cooke is commonly referred to as the "King of Soul" for his distinctive vocals, notable contributions to the genre and high significance in popular music.
  • Peter Lorre
    Peter Lorre Austrian actor
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    rank #3 · WDW 347 7 21
    Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was a Hungarian-American actor. Lorre began his stage career in Vienna before moving to Germany where he worked first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Lorre caused an international sensation in the German film M (1931), directed by Fritz Lang, in which he portrayed a serial killer who preys on little girls.
  • Harpo Marx
    Harpo Marx Actor, comedian
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    rank #4 · WDW 90 4 22
    Arthur "Harpo" Marx (born Adolph Marx; November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964) was an American comedian, actor, mime artist, and musician, and the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. In contrast to the mainly verbal comedy of his brothers Groucho Marx and Chico Marx, Harpo's comic style was visual, being an example of both clown and pantomime traditions. He wore a curly reddish blond wig and was silent in all his movie appearances, instead blowing a horn or whistling to communicate. Marx frequently employed props such as a horn cane, constructed from a lead pipe, tape, and a bulbhorn.
  • Cole Porter
    Cole Porter American composer and songwriter
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    rank #5 · WDW 882 1 9
    Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Many of his songs became standards noted for their witty, urbane lyrics, and many of his scores found success on Broadway and in film.
  • Alan Ladd
    Alan Ladd American, Actor
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    rank #6 · WDW 174 14 30
    Alan Walbridge Ladd (September 3, 1913 – January 29, 1964) was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd found success in film in the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns such as Shane (1953) and in films noir. He was often paired with Veronica Lake in noirish films such as This Gun for Hire (1942), The Glass Key (1942) and The Blue Dahlia (1946).
  • Renee Godfrey
    Renee Godfrey American actor and singer
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    rank #7 · WDW 13 1 4
    Renee Godfrey (born Renee Vera Haal; September 1, 1919 – May 24, 1964) was an American stage and motion picture actress and singer.
  • Pina Pellicer
    Pina Pellicer Mexican, Actress
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    rank #8 · 14 3 2
    Josefina Yolanda Pellicer López de Llergo (April 3, 1934 – December 4, 1964), professionally known as Pina Pellicer, was a Mexican actress known in Mexico for portraying the female lead in Macario (1960), and in the United States as Louisa alongside Marlon Brando in the Brando-directed movie One-Eyed Jacks (1961).
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jawaharlal Nehru 1st Prime Minister of India
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    rank #9 · WDW 2 3
    Jawaharlal Nehru ( 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was an Indian independence activist and, subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India, as well as a central figure in Indian politics both before and after independence. He emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement, serving India as Prime Minister from its establishment in 1947 as an independent nation, until his death in 1964. He was also known as Pandit Nehru due to his roots with the Kashmiri Pandit community, while Indian children knew him better as Chacha Nehru (Hindi: Uncle Nehru).
  • Gracie Allen
    Gracie Allen Actress, comedienne
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    rank #10 · WDW 67 3 7
    Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen (July 26, 1895 – August 27, 1964) was an American vaudevillian and comedian who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns, her straight man appearing with her on radio, television and film as the duo Burns and Allen.
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