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
Writer
George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
Irish
Playwright

Timothy EvansTimothy Evans
British, Welsh
 

Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
Canadian
Socialite

Sri AurobindoSri Aurobindo
Indian
Political and Spiritual Leader

Al JolsonAl Jolson
American
Actor, Singer
Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
American
Physician & Surgeon

Ramana MaharshiRamana Maharshi
Indian
Philosopher

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

Walter Thomas HustonWalter Huston
American
Actor
Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
Ukrainian
Ballet Dancer

Kurt WeillKurt Weill
German
Composer

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
American
Poetess and Playwright

John RabeJohn Rabe
German
Rescuer of Civilians During the Nanking Massacre

Léon BlumLéon Blum
French
Former Prime Minister of France
Sardar Vallabhbhai PatelSardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Indian
Iron Man of India

Alfred KorzybskiAlfred Korzybski
Polish
Scholar who developed the field of General

Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
Italian
Italian poet

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
Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
American
Journalist, Historian

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

Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
American
Military personnel, Aviator

Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl WavellArchibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
British
Politician, Officer
Emil JanningsEmil Jannings
Swiss, German
Actor

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Gustaf V of SwedenGustaf V of Sweden
Swedish
King
Henry L. StimsonHenry L. Stimson
American
Politician

Bibhutibhushan BandyopadhyayBibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
Indian
Poet, Writer

Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
American
Engineer, Inventor

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
Politician, Sociologist, Ethnologist,
Charles Hamilton HoustonCharles Hamilton Houston
American
American lawyer
Max BeckmannMax Beckmann
German
Painter, Sculptor, Draftsperson, Printmaker,

Lothrop StoddardLothrop Stoddard
American
Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian,

Grover Cleveland AlexanderGrover Cleveland Alexander
American
Baseball Player

SudirmanSudirman
Indonesian
Military personnel
Olaf StapledonOlaf Stapledon
British
Philosopher

Kuniaki KoisoKuniaki Koiso
Japanese
Politician, Military personnel

Eliel SaarinenEliel Saarinen
Finnish
architect

Karl RennerKarl Renner
Austrian, Czech
Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer

Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
American
Actor, Architect, Socialite
Heinz-Wolfgang SchnauferHeinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer
German
Aviator, Military personnel

Werner HaaseWerner Haase
German
Physician, University teacher
Albert LebrunAlbert Lebrun
French
Politician

Constantin CarathéodoryConstantin Carathéodory
Greek
mathematician, university teacher

Walton WalkerWalton Walker
American
Army General
Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachGustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
German
Banker, Diplomat

Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-SabahAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Kuwaiti
Ruler
Edwin SutherlandEdwin Sutherland
American
Sociologist

John J. RaskobJohn J. Raskob
American
Executive

Joe YuleJoe Yule
British
Putita

Sara AllgoodSara Allgood
Irish, American
Actress

Fats NavarroFats Navarro
American
American jazz trumpet player
Othmar SpannOthmar Spann
Austrian
Economist, Philosopher, University teacher,

Agnes SmedleyAgnes Smedley
American
Writer, Journalist

Karl Guthe JanskyKarl Guthe Jansky
American
Physicist

Edgar Lee MastersEdgar Lee Masters
American
American attorney
Peter FraserPeter Fraser
New Zealander
Politician

Nikolai MyaskovskyNikolai Myaskovsky
Composer, Educationist, Musicologist, Music
Karl SeitzKarl Seitz
Austrian
Politician

Michael StrangeMichael Strange
American
Poet

Nicolai HartmannNicolai Hartmann
German
Philosopher
Belle da Costa GreeneBelle da Costa Greene
American
Librarian

Charles KoechlinCharles Koechlin
French
Composer
Émile Jaques-DalcrozeÉmile Jaques-Dalcroze
Austrian, Swiss
Composer

F. O. MatthiessenF. O. Matthiessen
American
Educator

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

Orhan Veli KanıkOrhan Veli Kanık
Turkish
Poet
Walter DamroschWalter Damrosch
German, Polish, American
Conductor

Ernest John MoeranErnest John Moeran
British
Composer

Francesco CileaFrancesco Cilea
Italian
Composer

Evangeline BoothEvangeline Booth
British
Theologian
Carl Van DorenCarl Van Doren
American
Critic
Kim Kyu-sikKim Kyu-sik
North Korean
Politician

Jane CowlJane Cowl
American
Film Actress

Agnes RepplierAgnes Repplier
American
Essayist, Biographer

Johannes Vilhelm JensenJohannes Vilhelm Jensen
Danish
Author
Arturo Alessandri PalmaArturo Alessandri Palma
Chilean
Political figure

Ransom Eli OldsRansom Eli Olds
American
Automotive designer

Charles DrewCharles Drew
Educator, Doctor, Surgeon

Sir Harry LauderSir Harry Lauder
Scottish
 

Joseph A. SchumpeterJoseph A. Schumpeter
Austrian, American
Economist
Robert CollierRobert Collier
American
Essayist

Apirana NgataApirana Ngata
New Zealander
 
Harold Joseph LaskiHarold Joseph Laski
British
Economist

Hattie Ophelia CarawayHattie Ophelia Caraway
American
U.S. Representative
Fevzi ÇakmakFevzi Çakmak
Turkish
Politician, Military personnel
Nicholas Black ElkNicholas Black Elk
American
Traditional Healers