List of Famous people who died in 1965

Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt

First Name Gloria
Last Name Vanderbilt
Born on August 23, 1904
Died on February 13, 1965 (aged 60)

Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt was a Swiss-born American socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt and maternal grandmother of television journalist Anderson Cooper. She was a central figure in Vanderbilt vs. Whitney, one of the most sensational American custody trials in the 20th century. Her identical twin sister, Thelma, Viscountess Furness, was the mistress of the future Edward VIII.

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Jonathan Daniels

First Name Jonathan
Last Name Daniels
Born on March 20, 1939
Died on August 20, 1965 (aged 26)

Jonathan Myrick Daniels was an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist. In 1965, he was murdered by a shotgun-wielding special county deputy, Tom Coleman, who was a construction worker, in Hayneville, Alabama, while in the act of shielding 17-year-old Ruby Sales. He saved the life of the young Black civil rights activist. They were both working in the civil rights movement in Lowndes County to integrate public places and register Black voters after passage of the Voting Rights Act that summer. Daniels' death generated further support for the civil rights movement.

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Jeanette MacDonald

First Name Jeanette
Last Name MacDonald
Born on June 18, 1903
Died on January 14, 1965 (aged 61)

Jeanette Anna MacDonald was an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s with Maurice Chevalier and Nelson Eddy. During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars, and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. She later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. MacDonald was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to film-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers.

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Freddie Mills

First Name Freddie
Born on June 26, 1919
Died on July 25, 1965 (aged 46)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Frederick Percival Mills was a British boxer, and the world light heavyweight champion from 1948 to 1950. Mills was 5 feet 10 12 inches (179 cm) tall and did not have a sophisticated boxing style; he relied on two-fisted aggression, relentless pressure, and the ability to take punishment to carry him through, and in more cases than not these attributes were sufficient.

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot
Born on September 26, 1888
Died on January 4, 1965 (aged 76)

Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor. Considered one of the 20th century's major poets, he is a central figure in English-language Modernist poetry.

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Paul Tillich

First Name Paul
Last Name Tillich
Born on August 20, 1886
Died on October 22, 1965 (aged 79)

Paul Johannes Tillich was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and Lutheran Protestant theologian who is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. Tillich taught at a number of universities in Germany before immigrating to the United States in 1933, where he taught at Union Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Chicago.

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William M. Branham

First Name William
Last Name Branham
Born on April 6, 1909
Died on December 24, 1965 (aged 56)

William Marrion Branham was an American Christian minister and faith healer who initiated the post–World War II healing revival. He left a lasting impact on televangelism and the modern Charismatic movement and is recognized as the "principal architect of restorationist thought" for Charismatics by some Christian historians. At the time they were held, his inter-denominational meetings were the largest religious meetings ever held in some American cities. Branham was the first American deliverance minister to successfully campaign in Europe; his ministry reached global audiences with major campaigns held in North America, Europe, Africa, and India.

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Henry Travers

First Name Henry
Last Name Travers
Born on March 5, 1874
Died on October 18, 1965 (aged 91)
Height 164 cm | 5'5

Travers John Heagerty, known by the stage name Henry Travers, was an English film and stage character actor. His most famous role was the guardian angel Clarence Odbody in the 1946 film classic It's a Wonderful Life. He also received an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Mrs. Miniver (1942). Travers specialized in portraying slightly bumbling but friendly and lovable old men.

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Taimur bin Feisal

First Name Taimur
Last Name Feisal
Born on January 1, 1886
Died on January 28, 1965 (aged 79)

Al-Wasik Billah al-Majid Sheikh Taimur bin Faisal bin Turki, KCIE, CSI was the sultan of Muscat and Oman from 5 October 1913 to 10 February 1932. He was born at Muscat and succeeded his father Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat and Oman as Sultan.

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Geeta Bali

First Name Geeta
Born on January 1, 1930
Died on January 21, 1965 (aged 35)
Born in India

Geeta Bali was an Indian film actress who appeared in Hindi language films. She was considered one of the most spontaneous and expressive stars of Bollywood for her acting.

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