List of Famous people who died in 1991

Freddie Mercury

Farrokh Bulsara
First Name Freddie
Born on September 5, 1946
Died on November 24, 1991 (aged 45)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury defied the conventions of a rock frontman, with his highly theatrical style influencing the artistic direction of Queen.

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Robert Maxwell

Jan Ludvik Hyman Binyamin Hoch
First Name Robert
Last Name Maxwell
Born on June 10, 1923
Died on November 5, 1991 (aged 68)
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Ian Robert Maxwell was a British media proprietor, Member of Parliament (MP), suspected spy, and fraudster. Originally from Czechoslovakia, Maxwell rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. After his death, huge discrepancies in his companies' finances were revealed, including his fraudulent misappropriation of the Mirror Group pension fund.

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Klaus Kinski

Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski
First Name Klaus
Last Name Kinski
Born on October 18, 1926
Died on November 23, 1991 (aged 65)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Klaus Kinski was a German actor. He appeared in more than 130 films, and was a leading role actor in the films of Werner Herzog, including Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982), and Cobra Verde (1987). He also appeared in many Spaghetti Westerns, such as For a Few Dollars More (1965), A Bullet for the General (1966), The Great Silence (1968), And God Said to Cain (1970), Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971) and A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe (1975).

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Yves Montand

Ivo Livi
First Name Yves
Born on October 13, 1921
Died on November 9, 1991 (aged 70)
Born in Italy, Tuscany
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Ivo Livi, better known as Yves Montand, was an Italian-French actor and singer.

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Michael Landon

Eugene Maurice Orowitz
First Name Michael
Last Name Landon
Born on October 31, 1936
Died on July 1, 1991 (aged 54)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Michael Landon was an American actor, writer, director, singer and producer. He is known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983), and Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven (1984–1989). Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball.

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Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel
First Name Dr.
Died on September 24, 1991 (aged 21)

Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss (,). His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.

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Serge Gainsbourg

Lucien Ginsburg
First Name Serge
Last Name Gainsbourg
Died on March 2, 1991 (aged 21)

Serge Gainsbourg was a French musician, singer-songwriter, author, filmmaker and actor. Regarded as the most important figure in French pop whilst alive, he was renowned for often provocative and scandalous releases which caused uproar in France, dividing its public opinion, as well as his diverse artistic output, which ranged from his early work in jazz, chanson, and yé-yé to later efforts in rock, funk, reggae, and electronica. Gainsbourg's varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize, although his legacy has been firmly established and he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential popular musicians.

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Gene Tierney

Gene Eliza Tierney
First Name Gene
Last Name Tierney
Born on November 19, 1920
Died on November 6, 1991 (aged 70)
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Gene Eliza Tierney was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed for her great beauty, she became established as a leading lady. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film Laura (1944), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Ellen Berent Harland in Leave Her to Heaven (1945).

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Cassandra Harris

First Name Cassandra
Last Name Harris
Born on December 15, 1948
Died on December 28, 1991 (aged 43)

Sandra Colleen Waites, known professionally as Cassandra Harris, was an Australian actress.

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Bernie Winters

First Name Bernie
Died on April 5, 1991 (aged 21)

Bernie Winters, was an English comedian and the comic foil of the double act Mike and Bernie Winters with his older brother, Mike. Winters later performed solo, often with the aid of his St Bernard dog, Schnorbitz.

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