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1960s Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the 1960s Memorial Site.

ATLANTA (AP) - Coretta Scott King wore her grief with remarkable grace, and it made her one of the most influential figures in the struggle for civil rights. The "first lady of the civil rights movement," who died in her sleep Tuesday at age 78, was a supportive lieutenant to her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and after his assassination in 1968, she carried on his work while raising their four children. Coretta Scott King died at an alternative medicine clinic in Mexico....
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Before there was MTV, before "American Idol" made overnight stars of people you never heard of, there was "The Monkees," a band fronted by a diminutive singer named Davy Jones who was so boyishly good looking that teenage girls swooned the first time they ever saw him. That was at the end of the summer of 1966, when Jones and his three Monkee cohorts, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz, arrived on weekly television, portraying a carbon copy of another band...
James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. The actor died in his sleep at his home in Brentwood, Calif., according to his business manager, Ginny Fazer. Arness' official website posted a letter from Arness on Friday that he wrote with the intention that it be posted posthumously: "I had a wonderful life and was blessed with some many loving people and great...
Richard Wright Obituary (AP News)

LONDON (AP) - Richard Wright, a founding member...

Don Knotts Obituary (AP News)

Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept...

Mary Travers Obituary (AP News)

BOSTON (AP) - Mary Travers, one part of the folk...

Walter Cronkite Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Walter Cronkite, the premier TV...

Soupy Sales Obituary (AP News)

DETROIT (AP) — Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced...

Jonathan Frid Obituary (AP News)

TORONTO (AP) - Jonathan Frid, a Canadian actor...

Andy Williams Obituary (AP News)

ST. LOUIS (AP) - With a string of gold albums, a...

Andy Rooney Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Rooney so dreaded the day he...