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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

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Giant, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Place in the Sun
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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

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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, The Gay Divorcee, Swing Time, Shall We Dance
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    Helen Hayes

    Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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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

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1900-1993)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: A Farewell to Arms, Herbie Rides Again, Airport, Anastasia
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    Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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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

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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 O'Connor

    Donald O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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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

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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, + more
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    Danny Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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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

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1912-1991)
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Deerfield
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Actor
    • Credits: The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl, The Mod Squad, The Danny Thomas Show, + more
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    William Windom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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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

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1923-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • 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, + more
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    Max Steiner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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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

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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, + more
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