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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. You might also be interested in celebrity breast cancer survivors and celebs who have had mastectomies. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of breast cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.

Examples of female celebs on this list include Ingrid Bergman, Naomi Ruth Sims, Marianna Komlos, and Bette Davis. Featuring female singers, Hollywood actresses, male movie stars, and more, this list has it all. 

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. 

Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1915-1982)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Actor

Credits: Casablanca, Spellbound, Notorious, Autumn Sonata

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#8 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#21 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#41 on The Greatest Actress Performances of All Time

#39 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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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, ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: All About Eve, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Now, Voyager Now, + more

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#5 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#7 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#5 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#60 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Hattie McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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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: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Presenter Dancer

Credits: Gone with the Wind, Song of the South, Since You Went Away, The Great Lie

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#27 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#21 on The Greatest Non-White Actresses

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Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1941-1998)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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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#52 on List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

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Rosalind Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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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: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Model, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer

Credits: His Girl Friday, Auntie Mame, Gypsy, The Trouble with Angels

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Lynn Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1943-2010)

Birthplace: England, London

Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Playwright

Credits: Gods and Monsters, Peter Pan, Spider, Rude Awakening

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#95 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#98 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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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. ...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: The Big Lebowski, The Intouchables, Miami Vice, The Thomas Crown Affair

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#40 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#40 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#35 on The Best Political Musicians

#82 on The Best Female Rock Singers

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Naomi Sims is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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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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