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Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer

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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. 

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  • Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films, television movies and plays. She won many accolades, including three Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942) and Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946). Bergman was born in Stockholm to a Swedish father and a German mother, and started her acting career in Swedish and German films. Her introduction to Americans came in the English-language remake of Intermezzo (1939). Apart from Casablanca opposite Humprey Bogart, her notable... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Died at 67 (1915-1982)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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    Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 - July 12, 2020), better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, was an American actress and former model. She appeared in more than sixty television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins, and Jerry Maguire. She was married to John Travolta, with whom she collaborated on the science fiction film Battlefield Earth. She also starred in the films The Cat in the Hat, Old Dogs, and Broken Bridges.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
  • Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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    Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (; April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. With a career spanning 60 years, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films, suspense horror, and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in the summer of 1930. However, her early films for Universal Studios (and as a loanout to other studios) were... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)
    • Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Hattie McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer
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    Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893 – October 26, 1952) was an American stage actress, professional singer-songwriter, and comedian. She is best known for her role as "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind (1939), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first Academy Award won by an African American entertainer. In addition to acting in many films, McDaniel recorded 16 blues sides between 1926–1929 (10 were issued), was a radio performer and television star; she was the first black woman to sing on radio in the United States. She appeared in over 300 films, although she received screen credits for only 83.McDaniel has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood: one... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1895-1952)
    • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
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