Famous People Who Died In 1950

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1950. This list includes people like George Orwell, George Bernard Shaw, Sri Aurobindo, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Walter Huston and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, philosophers and novelists who died in 1950. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & India and many more countries.

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
British
Novelist
George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
Irish
Playwright

Al JolsonAl Jolson
American
Actor, Singer

Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
Canadian
Socialite

Sri AurobindoSri Aurobindo
Indian
Political and Spiritual Leader

Ramana MaharshiRamana Maharshi
Indian
Philosopher
Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs
American
Creator of Tarzan

Walter Thomas HustonWalter Huston
American
Actor

Joseph SchumpeterJoseph Schumpeter
Austrian, Czech
Economist
Timothy EvansTimothy Evans
British, Welsh
 

Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
American
Military Leader
Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
American
Physician & Surgeon

John RabeJohn Rabe
German
Rescuer of Civilians During the Nanking Massacre

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
Ukrainian
Ballet Dancer

Kurt WeillKurt Weill
German
Composer

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
American
Poetess and Playwright
Sardar Vallabhbhai PatelSardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Indian
Iron Man of India

Léon BlumLéon Blum
French
Former Prime Minister of France

Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
Italian
Italian poet

Alfred KorzybskiAlfred Korzybski
Polish
Scholar who developed the field of General
Gopinath BordoloiGopinath Bordoloi
Indian
First Chief Minister of Assam, India

Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne
British
Astrophysicist
Norman HaworthNorman Haworth
British
Chemist

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
American
Historian

George Richards MinotGeorge Richards Minot
American
Medical Researcher
Vallabhbhai PatelVallabhbhai Patel
Indian
Politician, Lawyer, Economist

William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Canadian
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Jan SmutsJan Smuts
South African
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

Walter HustonWalter Huston
Canadian
Film Actor, Theater Actor

Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
American
Engineer, Inventor
Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
American
Journalist, Historian

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Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl WavellArchibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
British
Politician, Officer
Henry L. StimsonHenry L. Stimson
American
Politician

Emil JanningsEmil Jannings
Austrian, German
Actor

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American
Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian,

Gustaf V of SwedenGustaf V of Sweden
Swedish
King
Bibhutibhushan BandyopadhyayBibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
Indian
Poet, Writer
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-SabahAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Kuwaiti
Ruler

Harold LaskiHarold Laski
British
Economist

Grover Cleveland AlexanderGrover Cleveland Alexander
American
Baseball Player

Albert LebrunAlbert Lebrun
French
Politician
Kuniaki KoisoKuniaki Koiso
Japanese
Politician, Military personnel

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
Politician, Sociologist, Ethnologist,

SudirmanSudirman
Indonesian
Military personnel

Charles Hamilton HoustonCharles Hamilton Houston
American
American lawyer

Olaf StapledonOlaf Stapledon
British
Philosopher
Werner HaaseWerner Haase
German
Physician, University teacher

Eliel SaarinenEliel Saarinen
Finnish
architect
Karl RennerKarl Renner
Austrian, Czech
Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer

Max BeckmannMax Beckmann
German
Painter, Sculptor, Draftsperson, Printmaker,

Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
American
Actor, Architect, Socialite
Sara AllgoodSara Allgood
Irish, American
Actress

Fevzi ÇakmakFevzi Çakmak
Turkish
Politician, Military personnel
Walton WalkerWalton Walker
American
Army General

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
German
Banker, Diplomat

Joe YuleJoe Yule
British
Putita

Āpirana NgataĀpirana Ngata
New Zealander
Politician

Constantin CarathéodoryConstantin Carathéodory
Greek
mathematician, university teacher
Fats NavarroFats Navarro
American
American jazz trumpet player

Peter FraserPeter Fraser
New Zealander
Politician

Heinz-Wolfgang SchnauferHeinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer
German
Aviator, Military personnel

Agnes SmedleyAgnes Smedley
American
Writer, Journalist
Edgar Lee MastersEdgar Lee Masters
American
American attorney

John J. RaskobJohn J. Raskob
American
Executive
Nikolai MyaskovskyNikolai Myaskovsky
Composer, Educationist, Musicologist, Music

Edwin SutherlandEdwin Sutherland
American
Sociologist

Nicolai HartmannNicolai Hartmann
German
Philosopher
Karl SeitzKarl Seitz
Austrian
Politician

Othmar SpannOthmar Spann
Austrian
Economist, Philosopher, University teacher,
Karl Guthe JanskyKarl Guthe Jansky
American
Physicist

Belle da Costa GreeneBelle da Costa Greene
American
Librarian

Douglas Hogg, 1st Viscount HailshamDouglas Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham
British
Lawyer
Charles KoechlinCharles Koechlin
French
Composer

Alice Stone BlackwellAlice Stone Blackwell
American
Journalist, Poet, Biographer, Feminist
John M. StahlJohn M. Stahl
Azerbaijani, American
Film director

Émile Jaques-DalcrozeÉmile Jaques-Dalcroze
Austrian, Swiss
Composer

Walter DamroschWalter Damrosch
German, Polish, American
Conductor

Michael StrangeMichael Strange
American
Poet
Francesco CileaFrancesco Cilea
Italian
Composer
Ernest John MoeranErnest John Moeran
British
Composer

Evangeline BoothEvangeline Booth
British
Theologian

Johannes V. JensenJohannes V. Jensen
Danish
Author

Orhan Veli KanıkOrhan Veli Kanık
Turkish
Poet
F. O. MatthiessenF. O. Matthiessen
American
Educator

Julia MarloweJulia Marlowe
American
Actress

Carl Van DorenCarl Van Doren
American
Critic

Kim Kyu-sikKim Kyu-sik
North Korean
Politician

Jane CowlJane Cowl
American
Film Actress
Arthur Jeffrey DempsterArthur Jeffrey Dempster
Canadian, American
Physicist

Agnes RepplierAgnes Repplier
American
Essayist, Biographer
Giovanni GiorgiGiovanni Giorgi
Italian
Physicist

Lev BergLev Berg
Moldovan, Russian
Geographer
Alexandru Vaida-VoevodAlexandru Vaida-Voevod
Hungarian, Romanian
Politician
Isaiah BowmanIsaiah Bowman
Canadian, American
Geographer