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List of famous people who died of tuberculosis, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from tuberculosis AKA consumption includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. You might also be interested in celebrity lung cancer deaths and celebs who died from emphysema. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of tuberculosis, including actors, musicians and athletes.

This is a list that features people like Andrew Jackson and Vivien Leigh.

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

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

Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office. President Harry S. Truman later called her ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1884-1962)

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York United States of America, + more

Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Author, Writer

Credits: The Eleanor Roosevelt Story, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, Women in Defense

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#74 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#7 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#17 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#14 on The Best Secret Service Code Names

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Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh, was an English stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances as "Southern belle" Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, a role she had also ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1913-1967)

Birthplace: Darjeeling, India

Profession: Actor, Singer

Credits: Gone with the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire, Ship of Fools, Waterloo Bridge

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#5 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#78 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#43 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#61 on The Greatest Actress Performances of All Time

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Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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Fryderyk Chopin is a film score composer. ...more

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Age: Died at 39 (1810-1849)

Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Poland

Profession: Pianist, Composer

Credits: Cries and Whispers, Autumn Sonata, Impromptu, Illustrious Corpses The Flying Machine, + more

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#85 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#44 on The Greatest Pianists of All Time

#3 on The Greatest Pianists Ever

#21 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

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Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1767-1845)

Birthplace: Waxhaws

Profession: Prosecutor, Judge, Politician, Soldier Farmer

Credits: All My Children, Shadow Builder, Edison, Seed

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#12 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#6 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#21 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#8 on The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents

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George Orwell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 21 January 1950), better known by his psuedonymGeorge Orwell, was an English author. His work is marked by a profound conscientiousness of social injustice, an intense dislike of totalitarianism, and a passion for clarity in language.His two most popular works are ...more

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Age: Died at 47 (1903-1950)

Birthplace: Motihari, India

Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Essayist, Writer

Credits: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm, Animal Farm, 1984

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#7 on The Best Writers of All Time

#9 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#9 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#57 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Franz Kafka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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Franz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Most of his works, such as "Die Verwandlung", Der Prozess, and Das Schloss, are filled with the themes and archetypes of alienation, physical and ...more

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Age: Died at 41 (1883-1924)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Profession: Novelist, Writer, Lawyer

Credits: The Trial, The Castle, Kafuka: Inaka isha, The Trial

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#13 on The Best Writers of All Time

#5 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#1 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#1 on The Best Jewish Authors

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Henry David Thoreau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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Henry David Thoreau was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, sage writer and philosopher. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for ...more

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Age: Died at 45 (1817-1862)

Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Poet, Writer, Philosopher

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#20 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#90 on The Best Writers of All Time

#43 on The Best American Poets

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Denholm Elliott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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Denholm Mitchell Elliott, CBE was an English film, television and theatre actor with more than 120 film and television credits. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In the 1980s, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in three consecutive years, the only ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1922-1992)

Birthplace: Ealing, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Actor

Credits: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Trading Places, A Room with a View

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