Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer People

Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer

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List Criteria: Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer

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

Examples of people on this list include Ingrid Bergman and Bette Davis.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from breast cancer?" and "Which famous people died due to breast cancer?"

These notable breast cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has breast cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (312 items)



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    Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1915-1982)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Casablanca, Notorious, Cinema Paradiso, Murder on the Orient Express, Spellbound, + more
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    Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known as Bette Davis, was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)
    • Birthplace: Lowell, USA, Massachusetts
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: All About Eve, P.S. I Love You, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Watcher in the Woods, Burnt Offerings, + more
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    Hattie McDaniel
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    Hattie McDaniel was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award. In addition to acting in many films, McDaniel was a professional ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1895-1952)
    • Birthplace: USA, Wichita, Kansas
    • Profession: Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Presenter, Dancer
    • Credits: Gone with the Wind, Song of the South, The Little Colonel, They Died with Their Boots On, Since You Went Away, + more
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    Linda McCartney
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    Linda Louise, Lady McCartney was an American musician, photographer and animal rights activist, and was married to Paul McCartney, of the Beatles. In 1969, Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman, and their marriage was blessed at St John's Wood Church. Later, they formed McCartney's band, Wings. In the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1941-1998)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Entrepreneur, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Rupert and the Frog Song, Daumier's Law, Back to the Egg, Oriental Nightfish, + more
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    Rosalind Russell
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    Rosalind Russell was an American actress of stage and screen, known for her role as fast-talking newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday, as well as for her portrayals of Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame and Rose in Gypsy. A noted comedienne, she won all five ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1907-1976)
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Waterbury
    • Profession: Model, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: His Girl Friday, Cinema Paradiso, Auntie Mame, Gypsy, The Trouble with Angels, + more
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    Lynn Redgrave
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    Lynn Rachel Redgrave, OBE was an English actress. A member of the Redgrave family, Lynn trained in London before making her theatrical debut in 1962. By the mid-1960s she had appeared in several films, including Tom Jones, and Georgy Girl which won her a New York Film Critics Award and nominations for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1943-2010)
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Playwright
    • Credits: Shine, Gods and Monsters, Tom Jones, Kinsey, Peter Pan, + more
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    Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. The sixth child of a preacher's family in North Carolina, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. Her ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1933-2003)
    • Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
    • Credits: Sharkwater, Rwanda pour mémoire, Nina Simone: Live at Montreux 1976, A Nightingale Sang: Tribute to Nat King Cole, Nina Simone: Live, + more
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    Naomi Sims
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    Naomi Ruth Sims was an American model, businesswoman and author, She was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal, and widely credited as being the first African-American supermodel.more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1948-2009)
    • Birthplace: Oxford, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Model, Writer
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    Vivian Vance
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    Vivian Vance was an American television and theater actress and singer. Vance is best known for her role as Ethel Mertz, sidekick to Lucille Ball on the American television sitcom I Love Lucy, and as Vivian Bagley on The Lucy Show.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1909-1979)
    • Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: I Love Lucy, The Great Race, The Lucy Show, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy, + more
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    Mary Elizabeth Anania Edwards was an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist. She was married to John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who was the 2004 United States Democratic vice-presidential nominee. Edwards lived a private life until her husband's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1949-2010)
    • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Lawyer
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    Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1939-1999)
    • Birthplace: West Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Arranger, Record producer, Musician, Singer, Presenter
    • Credits: Music Scene: The Best of 1969-1970: Vol. 2, Dusty Springfield: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, It Must Be Dusty
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    Marianna Komlos was a Canadian bodybuilder, fitness model and Valet. She is perhaps best known for her stint in World Wrestling Federation in 1999 as Marianna and"Mrs. Cleavage", where she was the Manager and "mother" for a wrestler known as "Beaver Cleavage" a parody of the TV show Leave It To Beaver.more

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    • Age: Died at 35 (1969-2004)
    • Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
    • Profession: Bodybuilder, Model
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    Rachel Carson
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    Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1907-1964)
    • Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Marine biologist, Biologist, Conservationist, Author, Essayist, + more
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    Fannie Lou Hamer
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    Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and philanthropist. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi's Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and later became the vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which she ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1917-1977)
    • Birthplace: Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician
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    Srividya
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    Srividya also known as Sreevidya, was an Indian film actress who appeared in films in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries for 40 years. In the latter part of her career, she concentrated on Malayalam films. Her portrayals as a mother in many films were highly acclaimed. In addition to acting, she ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1953-2006)
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: I Have Found It, Thalapathi, Apoorva Sagodharargal, Ullaasam, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, + more
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    Oriana Fallaci was an Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer. A partisan during World War II, she had a long and successful journalistic career. Fallaci became famous worldwide for her coverage of war and revolution, and her interviews with many world leaders during the 1960s, 1970s and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1929-2006)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Profession: Journalist, Screenwriter, Author
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    Gloria Grahame
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    Gloria Grahame was an American stage, film and television actress. Grahame began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 she made her first film for MGM. Despite a featured role in It's a Wonderful Life, MGM did not believe she had the potential for major success, and sold her contract to RKO Studios.more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1923-1981)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: It's a Wonderful Life, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Big Heat, The Bad and the Beautiful, Melvin and Howard, + more
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    Susan Elizabeth Strasberg was an American stage, film and television actress.more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1938-1999)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Memoirist, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: The Delta Force, The Trip, Picnic, The Manitou, Rollercoaster, + more
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    Audre Lorde was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist. Lorde served as an inspiration to women worldwide, one of her most notable efforts being her activist work with Afro-German women in the 1980s. Her identity as a black lesbian gave her work a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1934-1992)
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Librarian, Poet, Novelist, Essayist, + more
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    Patricia Roberts Harris
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    Patricia Roberts Harris served in the American administration of President Jimmy Carter as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. She was the first African American woman to serve in the United States Cabinet, and the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1924-1985)
    • Birthplace: Mattoon, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Diplomat
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