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

Examples of female celebs on this list include Ingrid Bergman, Naomi Ruth Sims, Marianna Komlos, and Bette Davis. Featuring female singers, Hollywood actresses, male movie stars, and more, this list has it all. 

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

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

Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca, and as Alicia Huberman in Notorious, an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant. Before becoming a star in American films, she had been a leading actress in Swedish films. Her first introduction to U.S. audiences came with her starring role in the English-language remake of Intermezzo in 1939. In the United ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 67 (1915-1982)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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#12 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#34 on The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

#21 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#45 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known as Bette Davis, was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas. After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in 1930, but her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful. She joined Warner Bros. in 1932 and established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#5 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#3 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#11 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#97 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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Hattie McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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Hattie McDaniel was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award. In addition to acting in many films, McDaniel was a professional singer-songwriter, comedian, stage actress, radio performer, and television star; she was the first black woman to sing on the radio in the U.S. During her career, McDaniel appeared in over 300 films, although she received screen credits for only 80 or so. McDaniel has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood: one at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for her contributions to radio and one at 1719 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1895-1952)

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

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#30 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#50 on The Greatest Non-White Actresses

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Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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Linda Louise, Lady McCartney was an American musician, photographer and animal rights activist, and was married to Paul McCartney, of the Beatles. In 1969, Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman, and their marriage was blessed at St John's Wood Church. Later, they formed McCartney's band, Wings. In the same year Paul adopted Heather Louise, Linda's daughter from her first marriage to Joseph Melville See. The McCartneys had three children: Mary Anna, Stella Nina, and James Louis. She wrote several vegetarian cookbooks, became a business entrepreneur, and was a professional photographer, publishing Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era. McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1941-1998)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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