Person Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Charles Laughton and Raymond Burr.

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

These notable kidney cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has kidney cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (33 items)
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Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1899-1962)

Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: Spartacus, Witness for the Prosecution, Mutiny on the Bounty, Jamaica Inn

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#341 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#60 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#179 on The Best Actors in Film History

#317 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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Raymond Burr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He also had prominent involvement in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations. His early acting career ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1917-1993)

Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

Profession: Television director, Actor, Teacher

Credits: Perry Mason, Ironside, Rear Window, Airplane II: The Sequel

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#668 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#77 on The Best TV Actors of All-Time

#149 on The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

#1239 on The Locations of All Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

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David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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David Brudnoy was an American talk radio host in Boston from 1976 to 2004. His radio talk show aired on WBZ radio. He was known for espousing his libertarian views on a wide range of political issues, in a manner that was courteous. Thanks to WBZ's wide signal reach, he gained a following from ...more

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Age: Died at 64 (1940-2004)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Journalist

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Lee Remick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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Lee Ann Remick was an American film and television actress. Among her best-known films are Anatomy of a Murder, Days of Wine and Roses, and The Omen. ...more

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Age: Died at 56 (1935-1991)

Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Omen, Anatomy of a Murder, Days of Wine and Roses, The Europeans

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#305 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#456 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#313 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#207 on The Best Living American Actresses

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John Cheever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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John William Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1912-1982)

Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer

Credits: The Swimmer, O Youth and Beauty!, The Sorrows of Gin

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#74 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#34 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#93 on The Best Gay Authors

#194 on 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School

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Jay Ward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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J Troplong "Jay" Ward was an American creator and producer of animated TV cartoon shows. He produced animated series based on such characters as Crusader Rabbit, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, Peabody and Sherman, Hoppity Hooper, George of the Jungle, Tom Slick, and Super Chicken. His company, ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1920-1989)

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Animator

Credits: George of the Jungle, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, George of the Jungle The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, + more

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#760 on The Locations of All Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

#37 on Famous People Named Jay

#23 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ward

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Anthony Newley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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Anthony George Newley was an English actor, singer and songwriter. Newley achieved success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting. As a recording artist he enjoyed a dozen Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart between 1959 and 1962, including two number ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1931-1999)

Birthplace: East End of London, Eurasia, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London United Kingdom, + more

Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Lyricist Actor, + more

Credits: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Doctor Dolittle, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Oliver Twist X the Unknown, + more

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#89 on Famous People Named Anthony

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Tony Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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Anthony T. "Tony" Thompson was an American session drummer best known as the drummer of The Power Station and a member of Chic. He was raised in the middle-class community of Springfield Gardens, in Queens, New York. ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1954-2003)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Musician, Drummer

Credits: Serious Moonlight, Elizabethan Express

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#202 on The Best Drummers of All Time

#99 on Famous People Named Anthony

#28 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Thompson

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