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
Sardar Vallabhbhai PatelSardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Indian
Iron Man of India

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
Irish
Playwright

Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
Canadian
Socialite

Al JolsonAl Jolson
American
Actor, Singer

Sri AurobindoSri Aurobindo
Indian
Political and Spiritual Leader
Ramana MaharshiRamana Maharshi
Indian
Philosopher

Walter Thomas HustonWalter Huston
American
Actor

Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs
American
Creator of Tarzan
Joseph SchumpeterJoseph Schumpeter
Austrian, Czech
Economist

Timothy EvansTimothy Evans
British, Welsh
 
John RabeJohn Rabe
German
Rescuer of Civilians During the Nanking Massacre

Kurt WeillKurt Weill
German
Composer

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
Ukrainian
Ballet Dancer

Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
American
Military Leader

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
American
Poetess and Playwright
Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
American
Physician & Surgeon

Léon BlumLéon Blum
French
Former Prime Minister of France

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
American
Historian

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
Norman HaworthNorman Haworth
British
Chemist

Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne
British
Astrophysicist

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

Walter HustonWalter Huston
Canadian
Film Actor, Theater Actor
William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Canadian
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Joseph A. SchumpeterJoseph A. Schumpeter
Austrian, American
Economist

Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-SabahAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Kuwaiti
Ruler
Jan SmutsJan Smuts
South African
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

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Alan HaleAlan Hale
American
Actor
John F. FitzgeraldJohn F. Fitzgerald
American
Politician

Charles DrewCharles Drew
Educator, Doctor, Surgeon

Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl WavellArchibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
British
Politician, Officer

Bibhutibhushan BandyopadhyayBibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
Indian
Poet, Writer
Henry L. StimsonHenry L. Stimson
American
Politician
Nicholas Black ElkNicholas Black Elk
American
Traditional Healers

Emil JanningsEmil Jannings
Austrian, German
Actor

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
American
Journalist, Historian

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
Politician, Sociologist, Ethnologist,
Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
American
Engineer, Inventor

Albert LebrunAlbert Lebrun
French
Politician

Gustaf V of SwedenGustaf V of Sweden
Swedish
King

SudirmanSudirman
Indonesian
Military personnel

Harold LaskiHarold Laski
British
Economist
Grover Cleveland AlexanderGrover Cleveland Alexander
American
Baseball Player

Joe YuleJoe Yule
British
Putita
Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American
Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian,

Ransom Eli OldsRansom Eli Olds
American
Automotive designer

Max BeckmannMax Beckmann
German
Painter, Sculptor, Draftsperson, Printmaker,
Kuniaki KoisoKuniaki Koiso
Japanese
Politician, Military personnel

Karl RennerKarl Renner
Austrian, Czech
Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer
Olaf StapledonOlaf Stapledon
British
Philosopher

Werner HaaseWerner Haase
German
Physician, University teacher

Edwin SutherlandEdwin Sutherland
American
Sociologist

Eliel SaarinenEliel Saarinen
Finnish
architect

Fevzi ÇakmakFevzi Çakmak
Turkish
Politician, Military personnel
Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
American
Actor, Architect, Socialite

Sir Harry LauderSir Harry Lauder
Scottish
 

Walton WalkerWalton Walker
American
Army General

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
German
Banker, Diplomat
Charles Hamilton HoustonCharles Hamilton Houston
American
American lawyer

Agnes SmedleyAgnes Smedley
American
Writer, Journalist
Belle da Costa GreeneBelle da Costa Greene
American
Librarian

Hattie Ophelia CarawayHattie Ophelia Caraway
American
U.S. Representative

Sara AllgoodSara Allgood
Irish, American
Actress
Constantin CarathéodoryConstantin Carathéodory
Greek
mathematician, university teacher

Fats NavarroFats Navarro
American
American jazz trumpet player
Heinz-Wolfgang SchnauferHeinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer
German
Aviator, Military personnel

Āpirana NgataĀpirana Ngata
New Zealander
Politician

Peter FraserPeter Fraser
New Zealander
Politician
Nikolai MyaskovskyNikolai Myaskovsky
Composer, Educationist, Musicologist, Music

Robert CollierRobert Collier
American
Essayist
Edgar Lee MastersEdgar Lee Masters
American
American attorney

Douglas Hogg, 1st Viscount HailshamDouglas Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham
British
Lawyer

Karl Guthe JanskyKarl Guthe Jansky
American
Physicist

Karl SeitzKarl Seitz
Austrian
Politician
John J. RaskobJohn J. Raskob
American
Executive
Émile Jaques-DalcrozeÉmile Jaques-Dalcroze
Austrian, Swiss
Composer

Michael StrangeMichael Strange
American
Poet

Adolf MeyerAdolf Meyer
Swiss, American
Psychiatrist

James StephensJames Stephens
Northern Irish
Writer
Charles KoechlinCharles Koechlin
French
Composer

Nicolai HartmannNicolai Hartmann
German
Philosopher

Arturo Alessandri PalmaArturo Alessandri Palma
Chilean
Political figure

Orhan Veli KanıkOrhan Veli Kanık
Turkish
Poet

Ernest John MoeranErnest John Moeran
British
Composer
John M. StahlJohn M. Stahl
Azerbaijani, American
Film director

Evangeline BoothEvangeline Booth
British
Theologian
Luis Carlos LópezLuis Carlos López
Colombian
Poet

Alice Stone BlackwellAlice Stone Blackwell
American
Journalist, Poet, Biographer, Feminist
Theodor WeissenbergerTheodor Weissenberger
German
Military Aviation
Lev BergLev Berg
Moldovan, Russian
Geographer