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 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.
Gilda Susan Radner was an American comedian and actress. She was best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978. ...more
Age: Died at 43 (1946-1989)
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
#15 on The Most Original Comedianssee more on Gilda Radner
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 Kahn was an American actress, comedienne and singer. A two-time Academy Award nominee, she also won an Emmy Award and a Tony Award. Kahn made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1968. She received Tony Award nominations for the 1973 original Broadway production of Boom Boom Room and the 1978 production of On the Twentieth Century. On screen, she became known for her comedic roles in films directed by Peter Bogdanovitch and Mel Brooks, including What's Up, Doc?, Paper Moon, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I. For Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won ...more
Age: Died at 57 (1942-1999)
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
#48 on The Most Original Comedianssee more on Madeline Kahn
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.
Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She reached the height of her popularity as a recording artist during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet. After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman and both Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy Dorsey, Shore struck out on her own to become the first singer of her era to achieve huge solo success. She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, lasting from 1940 into the late 1950s, and after appearing in a handful of films ...more
Age: Died at 78 (1916-1994)
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States of Americasee more on Dinah Shore
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.
Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. King was an active advocate for African-American equality. King met Martin Luther King, Jr. while in college and their participation escalated until they became central to the movement. In her early life Coretta was an accomplished singer and often incorporated music into her civil rights work. King played a prominent role in the years after her husband's 1968 assassination when she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself and became active in the Women's Movement and the LGBT rights movement. King ...more
Age: Died at 79 (1927-2006)
Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States of Americasee more on Coretta Scott King