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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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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, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Topper Returns
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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: Back to the Future, Rain Man, American Pie, Burlesque
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    Fred MacMurray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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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: Kankakee, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Actor
    • Credits: My Three Sons, Double Indemnity, The Apartment, The Caine Mutiny
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    Robert Altman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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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 City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more
    • Credits: Gosford Park, MASH, Short Cuts, The Player
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    Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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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
    • Credits: Signs of the Time, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story, Crossing White Lines
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    Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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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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