Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis People

Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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List Criteria: Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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 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, New York, United States of America
    • 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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    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
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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
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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: USA, Fort Sheridan, Illinois
    • 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
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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: East End of London, London, England
    • 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: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    • 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, + 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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    Tomi Pierce
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    • Credits: Chávez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story
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    Charlie Wedemeyer was a high school teacher and football coach, famous for continuing to teach and coach football at Los Gatos High School after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was the subject of a PBS documentary and a made-for-TV movie.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1946-2010)
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: American Football coach, Coach
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    David Sharpe
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    Dave Sharpe was an American actor and stunt performer. He was called the "Crown Prince of Daredevils" and ranks alongside Yakima Canutt as one of Hollywood's all time greatest stuntmen. He appeared in more than 5,000 films, over six decades, although most were uncredited appearances.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1910-1980)
    • Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Child Actor, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: Blazing Saddles, Singin' in the Rain, The Poseidon Adventure, The Thief of Bagdad, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, + more
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    Sir James Ian Raley Trethowan was a British journalist, radio and television broadcaster and administrator who eventually became director-general of the BBC from 1 October 1977 to 31 July 1982, having previously been managing director of BBC network radio from 1970 to 1976.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1922-1990)
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Walter Gilbert Fremont, Jr. was dean of the School of Education, Bob Jones University and “a seminal force in the inauguration and development of the Christian school movement.”more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1924-2007)
    • Birthplace: Terre Haute, Illinois, Terre Haute Township, Illinois, United States of America
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    Ben Byer is a film director and film producer.more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1971-2008)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Film Director
    • Credits: Indestructible
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    Peggy Jane Rea was an American actress known for her many roles in television, often playing matronly characters. Rea left UCLA to attend business school, landing a job as a production secretary at MGM in the 1940s.more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1921-2011)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Waltons, Devil in a Blue Dress, Step by Step, The Dukes of Hazzard, Lipstick, + more
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    Mark R. Kravitz

    Mark Richard Kravitz was a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1950-2012)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Judge
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    Ronald Wayne Snidow was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. He attended San Rafael High School in California. He played college football at the University of Oregon. The Washington Redskins drafted Snidow in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1941-2009)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: American football player
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    Axel Jensen

    Axel Buchardt Jensen was a Norwegian author. From 1957 until 2002, he published both fiction and non-fiction texts which include novels, poems, essays, a biography, and manuscripts for cartoons and animated films.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1932-2003)
    • Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway
    • Profession: Writer
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    Peter Nicholas Duranko was a college and professional American football player. A defensive end, he played college football at Notre Dame, and his professional career for the Denver Broncos. He had also been drafted by the Cleveland Browns. Duranko was an All-American and a member of Notre Dame's 1966 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1943-2011)
    • Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: American football player
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    Tony Proudfoot

    John A. "Tony" Proudfoot was an All-Star defensive back in the Canadian Football League, teacher, coach, broadcaster and journalist. He was a Grey Cup champion twice as a player, and twice as special consultant to Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman in 2009 and 2010. In 2007, Proudfoot was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1949-2010)
    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
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