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Famous People Who Died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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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 (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress, model, and dancer. Starting as a Ziegfeld girl in the 1920s, she was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional for a strong, realistic screen presence. A favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra, she made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood before turning to television. By 1944, Stanwyck had become the highest-paid woman in the United States. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress four times – for Stella Dallas (1937), Ball of Fire (1941), Double Indemnity (1944), and Sorry, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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 (February 29, 1920 – January 22, 2010) was an American actor and dancer. Although he is best known to television audiences as Palmer Cortlandt on the soap opera All My Children (1979–2010), 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: Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)

Birthplace: USA, California, Sacramento

Maureen Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Lois Maureen Stapleton (June 21, 1925 – March 13, 2006) was an American actress in film, theater, and television. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Lonelyhearts (1958), Airport (1970), and Interiors (1978), before winning for her performance as Emma Goldman in Reds (1981). 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, and went on to win the 1951 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Rose Tattoo and the 1971 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Gingerbread Lady. She also won an Emmy Award for the television film Among the Paths to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1925-2006)

Birthplace: USA, New York, Troy

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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 (November 4, 1917 – March 3, 2012) 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. Cimino'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: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America