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Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors

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List of famous people who died of brain tumor, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died of brain cancer are listed alphabetically and include the famous brain cancer victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. List people include James William Benson, Pat Kavanagh and more. These notable brain tumor deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has rain tumor as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (231 People)
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    Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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    Ethel Merman was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her belting voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are "I Got Rhythm", "Everything's Coming Up ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1908-1984)
    • Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, There's No Business Like Show Business, + more
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    Susan Hayward is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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    Susan Hayward was an American actress. After working as a fashion model in New York, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937. She secured a film contract, and played several small supporting roles over the next few years. By the late 1940s, the quality of her film roles had improved, and she achieved ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1917-1975)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: I Want to Live!, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, I'll Cry Tomorrow, With a Song in My Heart
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    George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris as well as the opera Porgy and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1898-1937)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Pianist, Composer
    • Credits: Catch Me If You Can, L.A. Confidential, The Great Gatsby, The Aviator
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    Fritz Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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    Jack Barton Adkisson was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich family. He was also the owner of the World Class Championship Wrestling territory.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1929-1997)
    • Birthplace: Jewett, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler, American football player
    • Credits: AWA All-Star Wrestling
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    Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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    Eugene Kal "Gene" Siskel was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of popular review shows on television from 1975 to 1999.more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1946-1999)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Film critic, Journalist, Actor, Writer, Critic
    • Credits: At the Movies, At the Movies, Sneak Previews
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    Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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    Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his singing ability: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1933-2006)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Blues Brothers 2000, The Rugrats Movie, Baywatch Nights, Still Breathing, After the Game, + more
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    Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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    Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuoso technique, power, groove, and speed.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1917-1987)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, Actor, Drummer
    • Credits: Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got, Improvisation, Norman Granz: Improvisation, Away We Go, Buddy Rich and His Band: Channel One Suite, + more
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    Jim Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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    James "Jim" Davis was an American actor, best known for his role as Jock Ewing in the CBS prime-time soap opera, Dallas, a role which continued until he was too ill from a terminal illness to perform.more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1909-1981)
    • Birthplace: USA, Missouri, Edgerton
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Magnificent Seven, Dallas, The Parallax View, El Dorado, Big Jake, + more
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