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Famous People Who Died of Alzheimer's Disease

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List of famous people who died of alzheimer's disease, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from alzheimer's disease includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of alzheimer's disease, including actors, musicians and athletes.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Ronald Reagan and Rita Hayworth.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from alzheimer's disease?" and "Which famous people died due to alzheimer's disease?"

These notable alzheimer's disease deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has alzheimer's disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (402 items)

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    Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1918-1987)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: The Shawshank Redemption, Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai, The Strawberry Blonde, The Wrath of God, + more
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    Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. Before his presidency he served as the 33rd Governor of California and was also an actor from 1937–1964. Born and raised in small towns in Illinois, Reagan graduated from Eureka College and then worked as a radio broadcaster. He moved to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1911-2004)
    • Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Soldier, Lifeguard, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: Dark Victory, Knute Rockne, All American, The Killers, This Is the Army, + more
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    James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the American middle class man with everyday life ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1908-1997)
    • Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Pilot, Television director, Military Officer, Actor
    • Credits: It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Philadelphia Story, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, + more
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    Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played the leading role in The Ten Commandments; Touch of Evil with Orson Welles; Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor; El Cid; and Planet of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1923-2008)
    • Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Political Activist, Film Director
    • Credits: Hercules, Planet of the Apes, Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes, The Ten Commandments, + more
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    Charles Bronson was an American film and television actor. He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, The Mechanic, and the Death Wish series. He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1921-2003)
    • Birthplace: USA, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Miner, Soldier, Actor
    • Credits: The Great Escape, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, Death Wish, + more
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    Etta James
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    Etta James was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1938-2012)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
    • Credits: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, Tap, Beautiful Darling, B.B. King & Friends: Night of Blistering Blues, + more
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    Norma Shearer
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    Edith Norma Shearer was a Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the girl-next-door, but for most of the Pre-Code film era, she played sexually liberated women in sophisticated ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1902-1983)
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Cinema Paradiso, Romeo and Juliet, The Divorcee, A Slave of Fashion, A Free Soul, + more
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    Peter Michael Falk was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and Next, and television guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice, and won the Emmy Award on five ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1927-2011)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Certified Public Accountant, Television producer, Actor, Artist
    • Credits: The Princess Bride, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, + more
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    Aaron Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, in his later years he was often referred to as "the Dean of American Composers" and is best ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1900-1990)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer, Writer
    • Credits: He Got Game, The Heiress, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The North Star, + more
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    Burgess Meredith
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    Oliver Burgess Meredith, known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor and director in theater, film, and television. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" who was "one of the most accomplished actors of the century". A life member of The Actors ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1907-1997)
    • Birthplace: USA, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Profession: Soldier, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Rocky, Rocky III, Clash of the Titans, Rocky II, Rocky V, + more
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    Dorian Leigh
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    Dorian Leigh, born Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker, was an American model and one of the earliest modelling icons of the fashion industry. She is considered one of the first supermodels, and was well known in the United States and Europe.more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1917-2008)
    • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Supermodel, Actor
    • Credits: Les Mauvais Coups
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    Eddie Albert
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    Edward Albert Heimberger, known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, and in 1973 for The Heartbreak Kid. Other well-known screen roles of his include Bing Edwards ...more

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    • Age: Died at 99 (1906-2005)
    • Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, USA
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: The Longest Day, Roman Holiday, The Longest Yard, Green Acres, The Lorax, + more
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    Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer. Frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight. He was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1921-1989)
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Paper Lion, Candy, The Detective, City Beneath the Sea, The Todd Killings
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    Vincente Minnelli
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    Vincente Minnelli was a film director.more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1903-1986)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Film Director
    • Credits: An American in Paris, Meet Me in St. Louis, Father of the Bride, Gigi, Brigadoon, + more
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    Evelyn Keyes
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    Evelyn Louise Keyes was an American film actress. She is best known for her role as Suellen O'Hara in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1916-2008)
    • Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Gone with the Wind, Around the World in 80 Days, The Seven Year Itch, The Jolson Story, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, + more
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    Imogene Coca
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    Imogene Coca was an American comic actress best known for her role opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows. Starting out in vaudeville as a child acrobat, she studied ballet and wished to have a serious career in music and dance, graduating to decades of stage musical revues, cabaret and summer stock.more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1908-2001)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Vacation, Your Show of Shows, It's About Time, Grindl, Alice in Wonderland, + more
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    Otto Ludwig Preminger was an Austrian American theatre and film director. He is known for directing over 35 feature films in a five-decade career after leaving the theatre. He first gained attention for film noir mysteries such as Laura and Fallen Angel, while in the 1950s and '60s, he directed a number ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1905-1986)
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Vyzhnytsia
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Stalag 17, Laura, Anatomy of a Murder, The Hobbit, The Man with the Golden Arm, + more
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    Bill Mauldin
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    Bill Maudlin was an illustrator.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1921-2003)
    • Birthplace: Mountain Park, New Mexico, United States of America
    • Profession: Illustrator, Soldier, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Red Badge of Courage, Up Front
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    Jules White
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    Jules White was a Hungarian-born American film director and producer best known for his short-subject comedies starring the Three Stooges.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1900-1985)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
    • Credits: The Three Stooges, Disorder in the Court, Sing a Song of Six Pants, Malice in the Palace, The Three Stooges Collection, + more
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    James Doohan
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    James Doohan was an actor and a voice actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1920-2005)
    • Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
    • Profession: Military Officer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, + more
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