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.

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
17 November 1925, American
Actor
Orson WellesOrson Welles
06 May 1915, American
Actor and Director

Omayra SánchezOmayra Sánchez
29 August 1972, Colombian
Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
11 July 1920, Russian
Film & Stage Actor

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
08 May 1940, American
Musician

Kiki CamarenaKiki Camarena
26 July 1947, American
Undercover Agent
Dian FosseyDian Fossey
16 January 1932, Rwandan, American
Zoologist, Conservationist

Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
07 May 1923, American
Actress

Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
26 June 1915, American
Gangster

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
14 November 1906, American
Actress
Marc ChagallMarc Chagall
06 July 1887, Belarusian, French, Russian
Artist

Enver HoxhaEnver Hoxha
16 October 1908, Albanian
Former Communist Leader of Albania
Robert Todd Lincoln BeckwithRobert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
19 July 1904, American
Last Descendant of Abraham Lincoln

Ruth GordonRuth Gordon
30 October 1896, American
Actress

E. B. WhiteE. B. White
11 July 1899, American
 
Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist
Jock SteinJock Stein
05 October 1922, Scottish
Football Manager

Stepin FetchitStepin Fetchit
30 May 1902, American
Actor

Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912, Irish
Actor
Simone SignoretSimone Signoret
25 March 1921, French
Actress

Potter StewartPotter Stewart
23 January 1915, American
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of
Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
07 September 1925, Welsh
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand

Lon NolLon Nol
13 November 1913, Cambodian
Cambodian Politician

Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets
30 April 1901, American
Economist

Henry HathawayHenry Hathaway
13 March 1898, American
Film Director
John Franklin EndersJohn Franklin Enders
10 February 1897, American
The Father of Modern Vaccines
Paul Flory Paul Flory
19 June 1910, American
Chemist

Frank Macfarlane BurnetFrank Macfarlane Burnet
03 September 1899, Australian
Virologist & Noble Prize Laureate

Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
02 July 1894, Hungarian
Photographer

Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans
28 August 1910, Dutch
Economist
Bill ScottBill Scott
02 August 1920, American
American voice actor

Rodney R. PorterRodney R. Porter
08 October 1917, British
Biochemist

Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
24 September 1911, Russian
Politician

Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
29 June 1972, American
Television actor, Child actor

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Roger MarisRoger Maris
10 September 1934, American
Athlete
Dan WhiteDan White
1946 AD, American
Government Official

Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
1945 AD, American
Murderer
Carl SchmittCarl Schmitt
11 July 1888, German
Jurist, Geopolitician, Politician, Philosopher,

Aniello DellacroceAniello Dellacroce
15 March 1914, American
 

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
15 October 1923, Italian, American
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,
Phil SilversPhil Silvers
11 May 1911, American
Actor, Stage actor, Television actor

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
23 January 1896, French
Former Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
14 June 1911, German
Writer

Gary HoltonGary Holton
22 September 1952, British
Guitarist

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
25 September 1944, Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor

Julie VegaJulie Vega
21 May 1968, Filipino
Model, Singer, Actor

Jean-Marie LoretJean-Marie Loret
French
 
James BeardJames Beard
05 May 1903, American
Chef, Non-fiction writer

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
29 August 1910, American
Physician

Johnny OlsonJohnny Olson
22 May 1910, American
Actor, Radio personality

Ahn Sahng-hongAhn Sahng-hong
13 January 1918, South Korean
 
Ana MendietaAna Mendieta
18 November 1948, American
Performance artist, Artist, Painter, Visual artist

Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
05 August 1920, Canadian
actor, screenwriter, television actor
Nelson RiddleNelson Riddle
01 June 1921, American
conductor, bandleader, composer, musician

Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
24 August 1902, Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor

Heinrich BöllHeinrich Böll
21 December 1917, German
Writer
David ByronDavid Byron
29 January 1947, British
Singer, Songwriter

Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
13 June 1945, American
Socialite
Brian HorrocksBrian Horrocks
07 September 1895, British
Athletics competitor, Military personnel

Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
22 October 1897, American
 

Tancredo NevesTancredo Neves
04 March 1910, Brazilian
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur
Jean DubuffetJean Dubuffet
31 July 1901, French
Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Writer

Stefan BellofStefan Bellof
20 November 1957
Formula One driver
Pauli MurrayPauli Murray
20 November 1910, American
Lawyer

Shahnawaz BhuttoShahnawaz Bhutto
21 November 1958, Pakistani
Politician

George PólyaGeorge Pólya
13 December 1887, American
Mathematician

László BíróLászló Bíró
29 September 1899, Hungarian
Inventor
David PurleyDavid Purley
26 January 1945, British
Formula One driver, Aerobatics, Racecar driver
Thomas BilottiThomas Bilotti
23 March 1940, American
 

Rudi GernreichRudi Gernreich
08 August 1922, Austrian, American
Designer

Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
21 April 1889, American
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,

Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
22 July 1904, Canadian
Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher
Eric VoegelinEric Voegelin
03 January 1901, American
Political scientist, Philosopher, University

Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
17 December 1957, Japanese
Actor, Model, Poet

Muhammad Zafarullah KhanMuhammad Zafarullah Khan
06 February 1893, Indian, Pakistani
Politician, Diplomat, Judge, Lawyer

Barbara YungBarbara Yung
07 May 1959, Hong Konger
Actor

Eugene OrmandyEugene Ormandy
18 November 1899, Hungarian, American
Conductor, University teacher, Concertmaster
Emil GilelsEmil Gilels
19 October 1916, Russian
Pianist

Jo JonesJo Jones
07 October 1911, American
jazz musician, musician
Margaret MahlerMargaret Mahler
10 May 1897, Hungarian
Psychiatrist, Child psychiatrist

Tage ErlanderTage Erlander
13 June 1901, Swedish
Politician

Méret OppenheimMéret Oppenheim
06 October 1913, Swiss, German
Photographer, Writer, Painter, Model, Visual
Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris
31 May 1924, American
Former United States Secretary of Housing and

Charles Francis RichterCharles Francis Richter
26 April 1900, American
American seismologist
William PereiraWilliam Pereira
25 April 1909, American
Architect

Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonVyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
11 May 1911, Indian
Poet, Writer

Julia RobinsonJulia Robinson
08 December 1919, American
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,

Karl DiebitschKarl Diebitsch
03 January 1899, German
Painter, Postage stamp designer
Anton KarasAnton Karas
07 July 1906, Austrian
Composer, Musician, Film score composer

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
05 July 1902, American
 
Elsa MoranteElsa Morante
18 August 1912, Italian
Italian novelist

Chester GouldChester Gould
20 November 1900, American
Cartoonist

Tjalling KoopmansTjalling Koopmans
28 August 1910, Dutch, American
Economist, Mathematician

Hedley BullHedley Bull
10 June 1932, Australian
Political scientist, University teacher
Albert MaltzAlbert Maltz
28 October 1908, American
Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer