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Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis

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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 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 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. (702 items)


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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 the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 78 (1884-1962)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Author, Writer
    • Credits: The Eleanor Roosevelt Story, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, Women in Defense
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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 on Wikipedia
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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, Fire Over England + 13 more
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    Fryderyk Chopin is a film score composer. more on Wikipedia
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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 + 23 more
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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 War ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 78 (1767-1845)
    • Birthplace: Waxhaws
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Judge, Politician, Soldier, Farmer
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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 1984 ... more on Wikipedia
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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, A Merry War + 3 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 41 (1883-1924)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer, Lawyer
    • Credits: The Trial, The Castle, Class Relations, K, The Trial + 14 more
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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 individual ... more on Wikipedia
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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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    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 actor ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 70 (1922-1992)
    • Birthplace: Ealing, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Trading Places, A Bridge Too Far, A Room with a View + 82 more
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    Karol Maciej Szymanowski was a Polish composer and pianist, the most celebrated Polish composer of the early 20th century. He is considered a member of the late 19th-/early 20th-century modernist movement Young Poland. The early works show the influence of the late Romantic German school as well as the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 55 (1882-1937)
    • Birthplace: Kamianka Raion
    • Profession: Pianist, Composer
    • Credits: Blue, The Maids of Wilko
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    Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains known worldwide simply as braille. Blinded in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. He ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 43 (1809-1852)
    • Birthplace: Coupvray, France
    • Profession: Inventor
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    Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 42 (1775-1817)
    • Birthplace: Steventon, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
    • Credits: Clueless, Pride & Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma + 15 more
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    Jan Ernst Matzeliger was an African-American inventor in the shoe industry. Matzeliger was born in Paramaribo. His father was a Dutch engineer. He was very wealthy and very well educated. His mother was a black Surinamese slave. He had some interest in mechanics in his native country, but his efforts at ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 37 (1852-1889)
    • Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
    • Profession: Inventor
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    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life, Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 46 (1759-1805)
    • Birthplace: Marbach am Neckar, Germany
    • Profession: Poet, Historian, Author, Physician, Writer + 2 more
    • Credits: The Story of William Tell, Carlos, Chamsin, William Tell, The Conspiracy in Genoa
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    Giovanni Battista Draghi, best known as Pergolesi or Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, was an Italian composer, violinist and organist. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 26 (1710-1736)
    • Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
    • Profession: Composer, Organist, Violinist
    • Credits: Woyzeck
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    Wallace Henry Thurman was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life, which explores discrimination ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 32 (1902-1934)
    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Publisher, Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist + 2 more
    • Credits: Tomorrow's Children
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    Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5, and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 62 (1743-1805)
    • Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
    • Profession: Composer, Cellist
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    Francis Thompson was an English poet and ascetic. After attending college, he moved to London to become a writer, but, in menial work, became addicted to opium, and was a street vagrant for years. A married couple read his poetry and rescued him, publishing his first book Poems in 1893. Thompson lived ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 48 (1859-1907)
    • Birthplace: City of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Writer
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    Mabel Normand was an American silent film comedienne and actress. She was a popular star of Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios and noted as one of the film industry's first female screenwriters, producers, and directors. Onscreen she appeared in a dozen successful films with Charles Chaplin and seventeen ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 38 (1892-1930)
    • Birthplace: New Brighton, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Her Friend the Bandit, Tillie's Punctured Romance, Mabel's Married Life, Mabel at the Wheel, Mabel's Busy Day + 75 more
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    Caroline Scott Harrison, was a teacher of music, the wife of Benjamin Harrison and mother of two surviving children; after his election as President of the United States, she was First Lady of the United States from 1889 until her death. She secured funding for an extensive renovation of the White House ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1832-1892)
    • Birthplace: Oxford, Ohio, United States of America
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    James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation. He was of French and Scottish descent. Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Monroe was ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1758-1831)
    • Birthplace: Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Farmer, Lawyer
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