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List of famous people who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are listed alphabetically and include the famous chronic obstructive pulmonary disease victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Chang Cheh and Sybil Jason are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list These notable COPD deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if COPD was just one contributing factor for their death. (9 People)
Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong, realistic screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. After a short but notable career as a stage actress in the late 1920s, she made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood, before turning to television. Orphaned at the age of four and partially raised in foster homes, by 1944 Stanwyck had become the highest-paid woman in the United States. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress four times, for Stella Dallas, Ball of Fire, Double Indemnity and Sorry, Wrong ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1907-1990)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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James Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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James Mitchell was an American actor and dancer. Although he is best known to television audiences as Palmer Cortlandt on the soap opera All My Children, theatre and dance historians remember him as one of Agnes de Mille's leading dancers. Mitchell's skill at combining dance and acting was considered something of a novelty; in 1959, the critic Olga Maynard singled him out as "an important example of the new dancer-actor-singer in American ballet", pointing to his interpretive abilities and "masculine" technique. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 90 (1920-2010)

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America

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Maureen Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Maureen Stapleton was an American actress in film, theater and television. She won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards and a British Academy Award. She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981. Stapleton made her Broadway debut in 1946 in The Playboy of the Western World. She went on to win two Tony Awards, winning Best Featured Actress in a Play for the original 1951 production of The Rose Tattoo and Best Lead Actress in a Play for the original 1970 production of The Gingerbread Lady. On screen, she received the first of four Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her debut film performance in Lonelyhearts and won an Emmy for the television ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1925-2006)

Birthplace: Troy, New York, United States of America

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Leonardo Cimino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Leonardo Cimino was an American film, television and stage actor who in 1937 appeared in the original stage production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock. Leonardo's most well known roles are in the 1983 science fiction miniseries, V as Abraham Bernstein and the 1987 feature film The Monster Squad as the "scary German guy." ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 95 (1917-2012)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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