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List of famous people who died of emphysema, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from emphysema 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 emphysema, including actors, musicians and athletes.

List ranges from Robert Mitchum to John Huston, plus much more. This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from emphysema?" and "Which famous people died due to emphysema?"

These notable emphysema deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has emphysema as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (254 items)

Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician known for thirty years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Johnny Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993. Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, during the 1970s Carson became an American icon and remained so until his retirement in 1992. He adopted a casual, conversational approach with extensive interaction with guests, an ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 80 (1925-2005)

Birthplace: Corning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America

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#35 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#26 on The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

#21 on The Most Original Comedians

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John Huston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, Moulin Rouge, The Misfits, and The Man Who Would Be King. During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, won twice, and directed both his father, Walter Huston, and daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins in different films. Huston was known to direct with the vision of an artist, having studied and worked as a fine art painter in Paris in his early years. He continued to explore ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1906-1987)

Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States of America

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#38 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#36 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#39 on The Best Oscar Hosts Ever

#28 on The Best-Ever Oscar Winners for Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness. He and Jerry Lewis were partners in the immensely popular comedy team "Martin and Lewis". He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and a star in concert stage/nightclubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television. He was the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast. Martin's relaxed, warbling crooning voice earned him dozens of hit singles including his signature songs "Memories Are Made of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 78 (1917-1995)

Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States of America

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#36 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#37 on The Best Singers of All Time

#93 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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

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Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice as well as his serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 82 (1911-1993)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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#87 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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