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Famous People Who Died of Emphysema

Updated June 14, 2019 43.5k views252 items

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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. {#nodes}

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  • Gene Tierney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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    Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as a great beauty, she became established as a leading lady. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film Laura (1944), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Ellen Berent Harland in Leave Her to Heaven (1945).Tierney's other roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943), Isabel Bradley Maturin in The Razor's Edge (1946), Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Ann Sutton in Whirlpool (1949), Maggie Carleton McNulty in The Mating Season (1951), and Anne Scott in The Left Hand of God (1955).... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1920-1991)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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  • Robert Mitchum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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    Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir, and is generally considered a forerunner of the antiheroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known films include Out of the Past (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), and Cape Fear (1962). Mitchum was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Story of G.I. Joe (1945). Mitchum is rated number 23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1917-1997)
    • Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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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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  • T. S. Eliot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Emphysema
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    Thomas Stearns Eliot (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), "one of the twentieth century's major poets", was also an essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic. Born in St. Louis, Missouri to a prominent Boston Brahmin family, he moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25 and would settle, work, and marry there. He became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, subsequently renouncing his American passport.Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922),... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1888-1965)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

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