Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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List of famous people who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 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 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, including actors, musicians and athletes.

List ranges from Lou Gehrig to Dennis Day and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?" and "Which famous people died due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?"

These notable amyotrophic lateral sclerosis deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (29 items)
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    Dennis Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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    Dennis Day born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty, was an American singer and radio, television and film personality of Irish descent. more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1916-1988)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Comedian, Radio personality, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Melody Time, Fun and Fancy Free, Frosty's Winter Wonderland, The Jack Benny Program, The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, + more
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    Lou Gehrig

    Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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    Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron ...more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1903-1941)
    • Birthplace: Yorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Actor
    • Credits: Rawhide
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    Robert Beck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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    Robert Beck was the founder and owner of Robert Beck Gallery in San Anselmo, California. more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1923-2007)
    • Birthplace: Pilot Rock, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Antiquarian, Art dealer
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    Polly Platt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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    Mary Marr "Polly" Platt was an American film producer, production designer and screenwriter. more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1939-2011)
    • Birthplace: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Production Designer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Say Anything..., Bottle Rocket, The Evening Star, Pretty Baby, I'll Do Anything, + more
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    Tony Judt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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    Tony Robert Judt, FBA was a British historian, essayist, and university professor who specialized in European history. Judt moved to New York and served as the Erich Maria Remarque Professor in European Studies at New York University, and Director of NYU's Erich Maria Remarque Institute. He was a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1948-2010)
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Historian, Professor, Author, Essayist, Writer
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    Jon Stone was an original crew member on Sesame Street and best known for writing and producing the program, and is credited with helping develop characters such as Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird. Many regard him as one of the best children's television writers. more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1931-1997)
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, New Haven
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, + more
    • Credits: Sesame Street, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, Don't Eat the Pictures, Big Bird in China, Hey^! Cinderella!, + more
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    Glenn Bruce Hamm Jr. was a noted artist who worked and lived in Richmond, Virginia. He earned a BFA and MFA from Carnegie Mellon, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. Hamm taught art at Carlow College from 1963 to 1964, West Virginia University from 1965 to 1969 and Virginia Commonwealth University until ...more

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1936-1980)
    • Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Painter, Artist
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    Bernard Delfont, Baron Delfont, born Boris Winogradsky, was a leading Russian-born British theatrical impresario. He was born in Tokmak, Russian Empire, the second son of Isaac and Olga Winogradsky. His brothers Lew Grade and Leslie Grade also entered showbusiness. His nephew Michael Grade, Leslie's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1909-1994)
    • Birthplace: Tokmak, Ukraine
    • Profession: Impresario, Theatrical producer, Film Producer
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