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Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer

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

The list you're viewing is made up of people like Paul Newman and George Harrison.

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

These notable lung cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has lung cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (1147 items)


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    Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)
    • Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Racing driver + 4 more
    • Credits: The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cars, Road to Perdition, Cool Hand Luke + 83 more
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1901-1966)
    • Birthplace: Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Animator + 6 more
    • Credits: Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, Dumbo + 340 more
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    George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 58 (1943-2001)
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician + 6 more
    • Credits: The Simpsons, Life of Brian, A Hard Day's Night, Time Bandits, Yellow Submarine + 34 more
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    Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman was a popular and eccentric American entertainer, actor, and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to himself ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 35 (1949-1984)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer + 2 more
    • Credits: Saturday Night Live, Taxi, Heartbeeps, God Told Me To, My Breakfast with Blassie + 8 more
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    Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness. He and Jerry Lewis were partners in the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 78 (1917-1995)
    • Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Songwriter, Comedian, Musician, Film Producer + 5 more
    • Credits: Rio Bravo, Get Shorty, Airport, The Cannonball Run, The Sons of Katie Elder + 68 more
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    Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice as well as his serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1911-1993)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Radio personality, Actor, Voice acting, Writer, Presenter + 1 more
    • Credits: Edward Scissorhands, The Ten Commandments, The Great Mouse Detective, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Last Man on Earth + 112 more
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    Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir, and is generally considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known films include ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 80 (1917-1997)
    • Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Author, Actor, Composer, Singer + 1 more
    • Credits: Cape Fear, Scrooged, The Night of the Hunter, The Longest Day, Dead Man + 110 more
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    LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1948-2012)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Thank God It's Friday, Cat Tale, They've Got Knut, Modulations, Donna Summer: Live and More Encore + 4 more
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    George Peppard, Jr. was an American film and television actor. Peppard secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, portrayed a character based on Howard Hughes in The Carpetbaggers, and played the title role of millionaire insurance investigator and sleuth ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 66 (1928-1994)
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Breakfast at Tiffany's, The A-Team, How the West Was Won, The Blue Max, Battle Beyond the Stars + 34 more
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    Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. Cole was one of the first African Americans to host a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 46 (1919-1965)
    • Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Cat Ballou, Kiss Me Deadly, The Blue Gardenia, St. Louis Blues, China Gate + 9 more
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    Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1901-1961)
    • Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: High Noon, Cinema Paradiso, The Pride of the Yankees, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Wings + 96 more
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    Kevin Joseph "Chuck" Connors was an American actor, writer and professional basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 12 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played both Major League Baseball and in the National Basketball Association. With a 40-year film and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1921-1992)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Baseball player, Screenwriter, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Old Yeller, Soylent Green, Airplane II: The Sequel, Roots, Support Your Local Gunfighter + 63 more
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    Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts was an American comedic actor best known for a 1968 film The Shakiest Gun in the West as Jesse W. Haywood and for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, a role in which he earned five Emmy Awards. He also played landlord Ralph Furley ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1924-2006)
    • Birthplace: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Andy Griffith Show + 50 more
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    Raymon Lee Cramton, known professionally as Chad Everett, was an American actor who appeared in more than 40 films and television series. He was well known for his role as Dr. Joe Gannon in the television drama Medical Center which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 75 (1937-2012)
    • Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Mulholland Drive, Airplane II: The Sequel, Psycho, View from the Top, Wake Up + 35 more
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    Johnnie Lucille Collier, known professionally as Ann Miller, was an American dancer, singer and actress. She is best remembered for her work in the Hollywood musical films of the 1940s and 1950s. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1923-2004)
    • Birthplace: Chireno, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Mulholland Drive, On the Town, Stage Door, You Can't Take It With You, Room Service + 34 more
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    Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". Buster ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1895-1966)
    • Birthplace: Piqua, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Sunset Boulevard, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World + 116 more
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    Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak, a record that still ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1914-1999)
    • Birthplace: Martinez, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Actor
    • Credits: Angels in the Outfield, Manhattan Merry-Go-Round, The First of May, Major League Baseball: All Century Team
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    John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his "Rabbit" series, which chronicles the life of the middle-class everyman Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to death. Both ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1932-2009)
    • Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Novelist, Art critic, Author + 3 more
    • Credits: The Witches of Eastwick, The Roommate, The Music School, Pigeon Feathers, Ted Williams
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    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward, and gained a national profile ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 75 (1899-1974)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Pianist, Musician, Bandleader, Lyricist + 2 more
    • Credits: Anatomy of a Murder, Ådalen 31, Check and Double Check, Paris Blues, NET Playhouse + 23 more
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    Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1906-1975)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer, Teacher
    • Credits: Battleship Potemkin, Hamlet, Wit, Histoire(s) du cinéma, King Lear + 39 more
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