Famous People Who Died of Leukemia People

Famous People Who Died of Leukemia

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

List is made up of many different people, including Etta James and Robert Altman.

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

These notable leukemia deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has leukemia as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (442 items)

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    Marie Curie
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    Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the Curie ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1867-1934)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
    • Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
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    Joan Blondell
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    Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell. After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. Establishing herself as a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a pre-Code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1906-1979)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • Profession: Fashion Model, Author, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Grease, The Public Enemy, Here Come the Brides, The Cincinnati Kid, Support Your Local Gunfighter, + more
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    Etta James
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    Etta James was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1938-2012)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
    • Credits: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, Tap, Beautiful Darling, B.B. King & Friends: Night of Blistering Blues, + more
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    Fred MacMurray
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    Frederick Martin "Fred" MacMurray was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 movies and a successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, from 1930 to the 1970s. MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity directed by Billy ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1908-1991)
    • Birthplace: USA, Illinois, Kankakee
    • Profession: Musician, Actor
    • Credits: The Apartment, Double Indemnity, The Caine Mutiny, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, My Three Sons, + more
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    Robert Altman
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    Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1925-2006)
    • Birthplace: Kansas, Area code 816, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Area code 913, + more
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more
    • Credits: Saturday Night Live, MASH, Nashville, The Player, Bonanza, + more
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    Bob Feller
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    Robert William Andrew Feller, nicknamed "The Heater from Van Meter", "Bullet Bob", and "Rapid Robert", was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956, interrupted only by a four-year ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1918-2010)
    • Birthplace: Van Meter, Iowa, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Sailor
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    Alan Shepard
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    Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1923-1998)
    • Birthplace: Derry, New Hampshire, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator
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    Louis B. Mayer
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    Louis Burt Mayer Louis B. Mayer, born Lazar Meir, on July 4, 1885, in Minsk, Russia, was an American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in 1924. Mayer was skilled at developing star actors, including child actors, then placing them in consistently slick productions, such as ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1884-1957)
    • Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
    • Profession: Film Producer
    • Credits: Greed, Ben-Hur, Seven Chances, Redemption, The Fire Brigade, + more
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    Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger. Ephron is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., and Sleepless in Seattle. She ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1941-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Bewitched, Julie & Julia, + more
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    Spiro Agnew
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    Spiro Theodore Agnew was a Greek-American politician who served as the 39th Vice President of the United States from 1969 to 1973, under President Richard Nixon. Agnew was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and University of Baltimore School of Law. He was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1918-1996)
    • Birthplace: Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
    • Credits: All the President's Men
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    Arthur Kane
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    Arthur Harold Kane Jr. was a musician best known as the bass guitarist for the pioneering glam rock band the New York Dolls. Kane was a founding member of the Dolls in 1971 and remained an integral part of the band until he was forced out in 1975, shortly after the departure of Johnny Thunders and Jerry ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1949-2004)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Bassist
    • Credits: New York Doll, The New York Dolls: Pre-Crash Condition, Thunders, Kane & Nolan: You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory, The Return of the New York Dolls: Live From Royal Festival Hall 2004
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    George Raft
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    George Raft was an American film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. A stylish leading man in dozens of movies, today George Raft is mostly known for his gangster roles in the original Scarface, Each Dawn I Die, and Billy Wilder's 1959 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1901-1980)
    • Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Some Like It Hot, Scarface, Casino Royale, Around the World in 80 Days, Ocean's 11, + more
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    Tom Snyder
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    Thomas James "Tom" Snyder was an American television personality, news anchor, and radio personality best known for his late night talk shows The Tomorrow Show, on the NBC television network in the 1970s and 1980s, and The Late Late Show, on the CBS Television Network in the 1990s. Snyder was also the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1936-2007)
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Newsreader, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder, Dreams with Sharp Teeth, O'Grady, Science Court, Kiss: Satanik Kreatures: Interviews, + more
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    John Ireland
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    John Benjamin Ireland was a Canadian actor and film director.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1914-1992)
    • Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
    • Profession: Restaurateur, Actor, Athlete, Film Director
    • Credits: Spartacus, Red River, My Darling Clementine, All the King's Men, The Fall of the Roman Empire, + more
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    George Murphy
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    George Lloyd Murphy was an American dancer, actor, and politician. Murphy was a song-and-dance leading man in many big-budget Hollywood musicals from 1930 to 1952. He was the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1944 to 1946, and was awarded an honorary Academy Award in 1951. Murphy served from ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1902-1992)
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, New Haven
    • Profession: Politician, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Battleground, Bataan, This Is the Army, Border Incident, Letter of Introduction, + more
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    Béla Bartók
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    Béla Viktor János Bartók was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of comparative ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1881-1945)
    • Birthplace: Sânnicolau Mare, Romania
    • Profession: Pianist, Ethnographer, Composer
    • Credits: Melinda and Melinda, Histoire(s) du cinéma, Simon the Magician, Trainwreck, Palo y hueso, + more
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    Curtis Edward "Curt" Gowdy was an American sportscaster, well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1919-2006)
    • Birthplace: USA, Wyoming, Green River
    • Profession: Announcer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Sports commentator
    • Credits: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Heaven Can Wait, BASEketball, Ball Talk: Baseball's Voices of Summer, King of the North, + more
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    Vidal Sassoon
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    Vidal Sassoon, CBE was a British hairdresser, businessman, and philanthropist. He is credited with creating a simple geometric, "Bauhaus-inspired" hair style, also called the wedge bob. Establishing himself in the US in 1965, he opened the first chain of worldwide hairstyling salons, complemented by a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1928-2012)
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Hairdresser, Businessperson, Philanthropist
    • Credits: Vidal Sassoon The Movie
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    Nannie Doss was an American serial killer responsible for the deaths of 11 people between the 1920s and 1954. She finally confessed to the murders in October 1954, after her fifth husband had died in a small hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In all, it was revealed that she had killed 4 husbands, 2 children, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1905-1965)
    • Birthplace: Blue Mountain, Alabama, United States of America
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    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE was a British dramatist. He was one of England's most popular mid twentieth century dramatists. His plays are typically set in an upper-middle-class background. He is known for such works as The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, The Deep Blue Sea and Separate Tables, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1911-1977)
    • Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Playwright
    • Credits: Separate Tables, Brighton Rock, The Winslow Boy, The Deep Blue Sea, The Prince and the Showgirl, + more
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