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Famous People Who Died of Emphysema

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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. (252 items)

Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.During World War II, Carson served in the Navy. After the war, Carson started a career in radio. Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, during the 1970s, Carson became an American icon ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 80 (1925-2005)

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

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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 (; August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. Huston was a citizen of the United States by birth but renounced U.S. citizenship to become an Irish citizen and resident. He returned to the United States, where he lived the rest of his life. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), The Misfits (1961), Fat City (1972), and The Man Who Would Be King (1975). During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, winning twice, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1906-1987)

Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States of America

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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Dino Paul Crocetti (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995), known famously as Dean Martin, was an American singer, actor and comedian. 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-assurance.Martin gained his career breakthrough through the Martin & Lewis act, which he formed together with fellow comedian Jerry Lewis. Following an acrimonious ending of his partnership with Lewis, Martin pursued a solo career as an actor and performer. Martin established himself as a notable singer, recording numerous contemporary songs as well as standards from the Great American Songbook. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1917-1995)

Birthplace: USA, Steubenville, Ohio

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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. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor best known for his performances in horror films, although his career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, and radio, and in more than 100 films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television. He was born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri and has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. He was an art collector and arts consultant with a degree in art history, and he lectured and wrote books on the subject. The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College is named in his honor. He ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1911-1993)

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

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