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Celebrities who died in October 1964

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  • Cole Porter
    Cole Porter American composer and songwriter
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    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.
  • Eddie Cantor
    Eddie Cantor Actor, singer, dancer and comedian
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    Eddie Cantor (born Isidore Itzkowitz; January 31, 1892 – October 10, 1964) was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor, and songwriter. Familiar to Broadway, radio, movie, and early television audiences, this "Apostle of Pep" was regarded almost as a family member by millions because his top-rated radio shows revealed intimate stories and amusing anecdotes about his wife Ida and five daughters. Some of his hits include "Makin' Whoopee," "Ida (Sweet as Apple Cider)," "If You Knew Susie," "Ma! He's Makin' Eyes at Me," “Mandy,” "My Baby Just Cares for Me,” "Margie," and "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree)?" He also wrote a few songs, including "Merrily We Roll Along", the Merrie Melodies Warner Bros. cartoon theme.
  • Sammee Tong
    Sammee Tong Actor
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    Sammee Tong (April 21, 1901 – October 27, 1964) was an American film and television character actor. One of Tong's more notable roles was that of Peter Tong on the sitcom Bachelor Father, which aired on all three national networks from 1957 to 1962.
  • Mary Weisgerber Meyer
    Mary Weisgerber Meyer American, Journalist
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  • Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover American president, businessman, engineer
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    Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American politician, businessman, and engineer, who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. A member of the Republican Party, he held office during the onset of the Great Depression. Before serving as president, Hoover led the Commission for Relief in Belgium, served as the director of the U.S. Food Administration, and served as the third U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
  • Patricia Palmer
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    Ella Margaret Gibson (September 14, 1894 – October 21, 1964) was an American stage and silent-film actress who had leading roles in Vitagraph Westerns, often opposite William Clifford. She also appeared with Charles Ray in The Coward (1915) and later worked in two Westerns with William S. Hart: The Money Corral and Sand!. On her deathbed in 1964, she reportedly made a dying confession to the 1922 murder of director William Desmond Taylor.
  • Gage Clarke
    Gage Clarke American actor
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    Gage Ellis Clarke (March 3, 1900 – October 23, 1964) was an American stage, television, and film character actor. The first half of his career was dedicated to the theatre, predominantly to Broadway productions, while television and film roles dominated his work during the latter half of his career. Among his memorable television roles is his portrayal of the fastidious school official "Mr. Bascomb" during the 1952-1953 broadcast season of the sitcom Mister Peepers starring Wally Cox. Clarke also performed in many other television series produced between 1949 and the early 1960s as well as in more than a dozen Hollywood features. He was sometimes credited as Gage Clark.
  • Whip Wilson
    Whip Wilson American actor
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    Whip Wilson (born Roland Charles Meyers, June 16, 1911 – October 22, 1964) was an American cowboy film star of the late 1940s and into the 1950s, known for his roles in B-westerns.
  • Belle Montrose
    Belle Montrose American actor
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    Belle Montrose, born Isabelle Donohue in Illinois, (April 23, 1886 – October 26, 1964) was an Irish-American actress and vaudeville performer. She appeared on stage with her husband Carroll Abler (stage name: Billy Allen, 1888–1923) in the comedy team of Allen and Montrose (with Allen as the straight man), touring with the Orpheum vaudeville circuit.
  • Russ Brown
    Russ Brown American actor
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    Russell Brown (May 30, 1892 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – October 19, 1964 in Englewood, New Jersey) was an American Tony Award-winning actor of stage and film. Brown, a stage actor for decades, is best remembered by audiences as Captain Brackett in South Pacific, which he repeated in the movie version, and for his performances as "Benny Van Buren" in the stage/film version of Damn Yankees in 1958, and the following year as park caretaker George Lemon in the classic courtroom drama, Anatomy of a Murder (1959). For his stage performance in "Damn Yankees!", he earned Broadway's Tony Award in 1956, as did actor Ray Walston, actress Gwen Verdon and her choreographer husband Bob Fosse, among others, all for the same Tony Award-winning musical.
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