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Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure

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

List features Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger Rogers and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from congestive heart failure?" and "Which famous people died due to congestive heart failure?"

These notable congestive heart failure deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has congestive heart failure as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (42 items)

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    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)
    • Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Cleopatra, National Velvet, The Flintstones, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Giant + 66 more
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    Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer and singer who appeared in films, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century. During her long career, she made 73 films, collaborating with Fred Astaire as a romantic lead actress and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 84 (1911-1995)
    • Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Artist
    • Credits: Top Hat, Swing Time, The Gay Divorcee, Stage Door, The Red Skelton Show + 74 more
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    Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. Hayes also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 93 (1900-1993)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Cinema Paradiso, Airport, Herbie Rides Again, A Farewell to Arms, Anastasia + 26 more
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    Margaret Higgins Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Sanger's efforts ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 87 (1879-1966)
    • Birthplace: Corning, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Nurse, Nursing, Writer, Teacher
    • Credits: Birth Control
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    Donald David Dixon Ronald O’Connor was an American dancer, singer, and actor who came to fame in a series of movies in which he co-starred alternately with Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, and Francis the Talking Mule. He is best known today for his role as Gene Kelly's friend and colleague Cosmo Brown in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 78 (1925-2003)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Singin' in the Rain, Ragtime, Petticoat Junction, Toys, Francis Goes to the Races + 47 more
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    Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor and producer, whose career spanned five decades. Thomas was best known for starring in the television sitcom Make Room for Daddy. He was also the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was the father of Marlo ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 79 (1912-1991)
    • Birthplace: Deerfield, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Actor
    • Credits: The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl, The Mod Squad, The Danny Thomas Show + 17 more
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    William Windom was an American actor. He was perhaps best known for his work on television, including two episodes of The Twilight Zone. He portrayed Glen Morley, a fictional congressman from Minnesota, a role based on Windom's own Republican great-grandfather and namesake, in the ABC sitcom, The ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 89 (1923-2012)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: To Kill a Mockingbird, Miracle on 34th Street, Uncle Buck, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Miracle on 34th Street + 43 more
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    Maximilian Raoul "Max" Steiner was an Austrian-born American composer of music for theatre and films. He was a child prodigy who conducted his first operetta when he was twelve and became a full-time professional, either composing, arranging or conducting, when he was fifteen. He worked in England, then ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1888-1971)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Composer
    • Credits: Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, King Kong, The Searchers, Arsenic and Old Lace + 274 more
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    Marshall Thompson was an American film and television actor, born James Marshall Thompson in Peoria, Illinois. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 67 (1925-1992)
    • Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: To Hell and Back, White Dog, Battleground, They Were Expendable, It! The Terror from Beyond Space + 32 more
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    Vivian Blaine was an American actress and singer best known for originating the role of Miss Adelaide in the musical theater production Guys and Dolls, as well appearing in the subsequent film version, in which she co-starred with Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Frank Sinatra. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 74 (1921-1995)
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Guys and Dolls, Parasite, The Dark, Skirts Ahoy!, Doll Face + 10 more
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    Severn Teakle Darden, Jr. was a comedian and actor, and an original member of The Second City Chicago-based comedy troupe as well as its predecessor, the Compass Players. He is perhaps best known from his film appearances for playing the human leader Kolp in the fourth and fifth Planet of the Apes ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 66 (1929-1995)
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Real Genius, Back to School, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, They Shoot Horses + 30 more
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    Anna Quirentia Nilsson was a Swedish born American actress who achieved success in American silent movies. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 86 (1888-1974)
    • Birthplace: Ystad, Sweden
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Sunset Boulevard, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Babe Comes Home, Sorrell and Son, The Lotus Eater + 21 more
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    Pandro Samuel Berman was an American film producer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 91 (1905-1996)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Film Editor
    • Credits: National Velvet, Top Hat, Jailhouse Rock, Father of the Bride, Swing Time + 83 more
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    Felix Jackson was a film and television producer and a screenwriter. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 90 (1902-1992)
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
    • Credits: Destry Rides Again, Christmas Holiday, The Rage of Paris, Bundle of Joy, The Girl Downstairs + 6 more
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    David Lee "Tex" Hill was a fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II, with later service in Korea. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 92 (1915-2007)
    • Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
    • Profession: Fighter pilot
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    Gillo Pontecorvo was an Italian filmmaker. He worked as a film director for more than a decade before his best known film La battaglia di Algeri was released. For this he was nominated for the Best Director Oscar in 1969 and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in that year. His other films ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 87 (1919-2006)
    • Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Composer, Film Director
    • Credits: The Battle of Algiers, Kapò, Burn!, Die Windrose, The Wide Blue Road + 4 more
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    John Lee Thompson, better known as J. Lee Thompson, was an English film director, active in England and Hollywood. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 88 (1914-2002)
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director
    • Credits: Cape Fear, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, The Guns of Navarone, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Happy Birthday to Me + 43 more
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    Justine Johnstone was an American stage and silent screen actress. She was later a pathologist and expert on syphilis. Working under her married name, Justine Wanger, she was part of the team that developed the modern intravenous drip technique. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 87 (1895-1982)
    • Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Scientist, Actor, Pathologist
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    Albert Sendrey was an orchestrator and film score composer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 92 (1911-2003)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Orchestrator
    • Credits: Small Town Girl, Dangerous When Wet, Watch the Birdie, Big City, Glory Alley + 3 more
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    Robert Fiske was an American film actor during the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Griggsville, Missouri he appeared in 66 films, primarily B-movies and westerns. He died in Sunland, California of congestive heart failure at the age of 54 and was buried at Forest Lawn Glendale, Glendale, California. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 55 (1889-1944)
    • Birthplace: Griggsville, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Mystic Circle Murder, Timber Stampede, Colorado, Racketeers of the Range, Carolina Moon + 12 more
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