Famous People Who Died In 1985

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1985. This list includes people like Orson Welles, Rock Hudson, Yul Brynner, Ricky Nelson, Paul Castellano and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, novelists and poets who died in 1985. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Russia and many more countries.

Orson WellesOrson Welles
American
Actor and Director
Omayra SánchezOmayra Sánchez
Colombian
Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
American
Actor

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
American
Musician

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
Russian
Film & Stage Actor

Kiki CamarenaKiki Camarena
American
Undercover Agent
Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
American
Gangster

Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
American
Actress

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
Rwandan, American
Zoologist, Conservationist

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
American
Actress
Marc ChagallMarc Chagall
Belarusian, French, Russian
Artist

Carol WayneCarol Wayne
American
Actress
Enver HoxhaEnver Hoxha
Albanian
Former Communist Leader of Albania

Nicholas ColasantoNicholas Colasanto
American
Actor

Robert Todd Lincoln BeckwithRobert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
American
Last Descendant of Abraham Lincoln
Ruth GordonRuth Gordon
American
Actress

E. B. WhiteE. B. White
American
 
Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
British
Poet

Robert GravesRobert Graves
British
Poet & Novelist

Stepin FetchitStepin Fetchit
American
Actor

Simone SignoretSimone Signoret
French
Actress
Potter StewartPotter Stewart
American
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of

Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
Welsh
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand

Lon NolLon Nol
Cambodian
Cambodian Politician

Jock SteinJock Stein
Scottish
Football Manager
Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets
American
Economist
Henry HathawayHenry Hathaway
American
Film Director

Frank Macfarlane BurnetFrank Macfarlane Burnet
Australian
Virologist & Noble Prize Laureate

John Franklin EndersJohn Franklin Enders
American
The Father of Modern Vaccines

Paul Flory Paul Flory
American
Chemist
Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
Hungarian
Photographer

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Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans
Dutch
Economist

Bill ScottBill Scott
American
American voice actor

Rodney R. PorterRodney R. Porter
British
Biochemist

Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
Russian
Politician
Roger MarisRoger Maris
American
Athlete

Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
American
Actress
Dan WhiteDan White
American
Government Official

Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
American
Murderer

Carl SchmittCarl Schmitt
German
Jurist, Geopolitician, Politician, Philosopher,
Aniello DellacroceAniello Dellacroce
American
 

Phil SilversPhil Silvers
American
Actor, Stage actor, Television actor
Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
French
Former Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
German
Writer

Gary HoltonGary Holton
British
Guitarist
Julie VegaJulie Vega
Filipino
Model, Singer, Actor

Jean-Marie LoretJean-Marie Loret
French
 

Johnny OlsonJohnny Olson
American
Actor, Radio personality

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
American
Physician
Ahn Sahng-hongAhn Sahng-hong
South Korean
 

James BeardJames Beard
American
Chef, Non-fiction writer
Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
Canadian
actor, screenwriter, television actor

Ana MendietaAna Mendieta
American
Performance artist, Artist, Painter, Visual artist

Nelson RiddleNelson Riddle
American
conductor, bandleader, composer, musician
Heinrich BöllHeinrich Böll
German
Writer

David ByronDavid Byron
British
Singer, Songwriter
Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor

Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
American
Socialite

Brian HorrocksBrian Horrocks
British
Athletics competitor, Military personnel
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
American
 

Tancredo NevesTancredo Neves
Brazilian
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur
Jean DubuffetJean Dubuffet
French
Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Writer

Stefan BellofStefan Bellof
Formula One driver

Pauli MurrayPauli Murray
American
Lawyer

Shahnawaz BhuttoShahnawaz Bhutto
Pakistani
Politician
George PólyaGeorge Pólya
American
Mathematician
László BíróLászló Bíró
Hungarian
Inventor

David PurleyDavid Purley
British
Formula One driver, Aerobatics, Racecar driver

Thomas BilottiThomas Bilotti
American
 

Rudi GernreichRudi Gernreich
Austrian, American
Designer
Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
American
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,

Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
Japanese
Actor, Model, Poet

Eric VoegelinEric Voegelin
American
Political scientist, Philosopher, University

Muhammad Zafarullah KhanMuhammad Zafarullah Khan
Indian, Pakistani
Politician, Diplomat, Judge, Lawyer

Barbara YungBarbara Yung
Hong Konger
Actor
Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
Canadian
Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher

Eugene OrmandyEugene Ormandy
Hungarian, American
Conductor, University teacher, Concertmaster
Emil GilelsEmil Gilels
Russian
Pianist

Jo JonesJo Jones
American
jazz musician, musician

Margaret MahlerMargaret Mahler
Hungarian
Psychiatrist, Child psychiatrist
Tage ErlanderTage Erlander
Swedish
Politician

Méret OppenheimMéret Oppenheim
Swiss, German
Photographer, Writer, Painter, Model, Visual
Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris
American
Former United States Secretary of Housing and

Charles Francis RichterCharles Francis Richter
American
American seismologist

William PereiraWilliam Pereira
American
Architect

Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonVyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
Indian
Poet, Writer
Julia RobinsonJulia Robinson
American
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,

Karl DiebitschKarl Diebitsch
German
Painter, Postage stamp designer
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
American
 

Anton KarasAnton Karas
Austrian
Composer, Musician, Film score composer
Elsa MoranteElsa Morante
Italian
Italian novelist

Chester GouldChester Gould
American
Cartoonist
Tjalling KoopmansTjalling Koopmans
Dutch, American
Economist, Mathematician