Famous Deaths for 6th December 2021

1855 – William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist, dies at 66
1882 – Alfred Escher, Swiss politician and railroad entrepreneur (b. 1819)
1953 – Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), dies at 48
1973 – Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer, dies at 94
1983 – Lucienne Boyer, French singer (Parlez-moi d’amour), dies at 82
1989 – Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bee, Mayberry), dies at 86
1992 – Percy Herbert, actor (Capt Apache), dies of heart attack at 72
1994 РGian Maria Volont̬, Italian actor (Fistful of Dollars), dies at 61
1997 – Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer (WR 100m freestyle, 1:04.06 1933-56; Olympic gold 4×100m freestyle 1936), dies at 79
2017 – William H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter’s Luck), dies at 93

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