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Famous People Who Died of Ovarian Cancer

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List of famous people who died of ovarian cancer, listed by fame and notoriety with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from ovarian cancer 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 ovarian cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.

This list includes Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn, Dinah Shore, Jessica Tandy, Marjorie Gross, Anita Morris, Suzanne Mizzi, and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from ovarian cancer?" and "Which famous people died due to ovarian cancer?"These notable ovarian cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has ovarian cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death.

Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Ovarian Cancer
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Gilda Radner was an American comedic actress who appeared on the television series "Saturday Night Live." She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986. She went into remission for a period of time before the cancer returned in December 1988. She died on May 20, 1989 at the age of 42 with her husband Gene Wilder at her side.

Age: Dec. at 43 (1946-1989)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Ovarian Cancer
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Madeline Kahn was an American actress who appeared in the film "Young Frankenstein." She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1998 and died on December 3, 1999. Kahn was 57 years old.

Madeline Gail Kahn (born Madeline Gail Wolfson; September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, comedian, voice actress, and singer, known for comedic roles in films directed by Peter Bogdanovich and Mel Brooks, including What's Up, Doc? (1972), Young Frankenstein (1974), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World, Part I (1981), and her Academy Award–nominated roles in Paper Moon (1973) and Blazing Saddles (1974). Kahn made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1968, and received Tony Award nominations for the play In the Boom Boom Room in 1974 and for the original production of the musical On the Twentieth Century in 1978. She starred as Madeline Wayne on the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 57 (1942-1999)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Dinah Shore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Ovarian Cancer
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Dinah Shore was an American singer and actress who appeared in the film "Up in Arms." She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1993 and died on February 24, 1994. Shore died a few days before turning 78.

Age: Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)

Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States of America

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Coretta Scott King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Ovarian Cancer
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Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader and the widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. She had a number of heath problems later in life including heart disease and a series of strokes. She died from respiratory illness complicated by ovarian cancer on January 30, 2006. King was 78 years old.

Age: Dec. at 79 (1927-2006)

Birthplace: USA, Heiberger, Alabama