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.

Kiki CamarenaKiki Camarena
(Undercover Agent)

26 July 1947

American

Orson WellesOrson Welles
(Actor and Director)

06 May 1915

American

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
(Film & Stage Actor)

11 July 1920

Russian

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
(Actor)

17 November 1925

American

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
(Musician)

08 May 1940

American

Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
(Gangster)

26 June 1915

American

Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
(Actress)

07 May 1923

American

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
(Zoologist, Conservationist)

16 January 1932

Rwandan,American

Marc ChagallMarc Chagall
(Artist)

06 July 1887

Belarusian,French,Russian

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
(Actress)

14 November 1906

American

Enver HoxhaEnver Hoxha
(Former Communist Leader of Albania)

16 October 1908

Albanian

Robert Todd Lincoln BeckwithRobert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
(Last Descendant of Abraham Lincoln)

19 July 1904

American

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Ruth GordonRuth Gordon
(Actress)

30 October 1896

American

E. B. WhiteE. B. White

11 July 1899

American

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
(Poet)

09 August 1922

British

Omayra SánchezOmayra Sánchez
(Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano)

29 August 1972

Colombian

Robert GravesRobert Graves
(Poet & Novelist)

24 July 1895

British

Stepin FetchitStepin Fetchit
(Actor)

30 May 1902

American

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Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
(Actor)

22 March 1912

Irish

Jock SteinJock Stein
(Football Manager)

05 October 1922

Scottish

Simone SignoretSimone Signoret
(Actress)

25 March 1921

French

Potter StewartPotter Stewart
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

23 January 1915

American

Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
(Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand)

07 September 1925

Welsh

Lon NolLon Nol
(Cambodian Politician)

13 November 1913

Cambodian

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Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets
(Economist)

30 April 1901

American

Henry HathawayHenry Hathaway
(Film Director)

13 March 1898

American

Frank Macfarlane BurnetFrank Macfarlane Burnet
(Virologist & Noble Prize Laureate)

03 September 1899

Australian

John Franklin EndersJohn Franklin Enders
(The Father of Modern Vaccines)

10 February 1897

American

Paul Flory Paul Flory
(Chemist)

19 June 1910

American

Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
(Photographer)

02 July 1894

Hungarian

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Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans
(Economist)

28 August 1910

Dutch

Bill ScottBill Scott
(American voice actor)

02 August 1920

American

Rodney R. PorterRodney R. Porter
(Biochemist)

08 October 1917

British

Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
(Politician)

24 September 1911

Russian

Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
(Television actor, Child actor)

29 June 1972

American

Roger MarisRoger Maris
(Athlete)

10 September 1934

American

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Dan WhiteDan White
(Government Official)

1946 AD

American

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
(Physician)

29 August 1910

American

Aniello DellacroceAniello Dellacroce

15 March 1914

American

Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
(Murderer)

1945 AD

American

Carl SchmittCarl Schmitt
(Jurist, Geopolitician, Politician, Philosopher, Political scientist, University teacher)

11 July 1888

German

Phil SilversPhil Silvers
(Actor, Stage actor, Television actor)

11 May 1911

American

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Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
(Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Novelist, Literary editor, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer, Children's writer)

15 October 1923

Italian,American

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
(Writer)

14 June 1911

German

Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
(Socialite)

13 June 1945

American

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
(Former Grand Duchess of Luxembourg)

23 January 1896

French

Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi

22 October 1897

American

Jean-Marie LoretJean-Marie Loret

French

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Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
(Adult Film Star, Actor)

25 September 1944

Danish

Johnny OlsonJohnny Olson
(Actor, Radio personality)

22 May 1910

American

Ana MendietaAna Mendieta
(Performance artist, Artist, Painter, Visual artist)

18 November 1948

American

James BeardJames Beard
(Chef, Non-fiction writer)

05 May 1903

American

Julie VegaJulie Vega
(Model, Singer, Actor)

21 May 1968

Filipino

Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
(Economic historian, Historian, Professor)

24 August 1902

Brazilian,French

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Heinrich BöllHeinrich Böll
(Writer)

21 December 1917

German

Ahn Sahng-hongAhn Sahng-hong

13 January 1918

South Korean

Nelson RiddleNelson Riddle
(conductor, bandleader, composer, musician)

01 June 1921

American

Pauli MurrayPauli Murray
(Lawyer)

20 November 1910

American

David ByronDavid Byron
(Singer, Songwriter)

29 January 1947

British

Tancredo NevesTancredo Neves
(Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur)

04 March 1910

Brazilian

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Thomas BilottiThomas Bilotti

23 March 1940

American

Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
(actor, screenwriter, television actor)

05 August 1920

Canadian

Shahnawaz BhuttoShahnawaz Bhutto
(Politician)

21 November 1958

Pakistani

Gary HoltonGary Holton
(Guitarist)

22 September 1952

British

Brian HorrocksBrian Horrocks
(Athletics competitor, Military personnel)

07 September 1895

British

Jean DubuffetJean Dubuffet
(Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Writer)

31 July 1901

French

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George PólyaGeorge Pólya
(Mathematician)

13 December 1887

American

László BíróLászló Bíró
(Inventor)

29 September 1899

Hungarian

Eric VoegelinEric Voegelin
(Political scientist, Philosopher, University teacher)

03 January 1901

American

Muhammad Zafarullah KhanMuhammad Zafarullah Khan
(Politician, Diplomat, Judge, Lawyer)

06 February 1893

Indian,Pakistani

Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
(Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist, University teacher)

21 April 1889

American

Jo JonesJo Jones
(jazz musician, musician)

07 October 1911

American

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Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
(Actor, Model, Poet)

17 December 1957

Japanese

Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
(Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher)

22 July 1904

Canadian

Eugene OrmandyEugene Ormandy
(Conductor, University teacher, Concertmaster)

18 November 1899

Hungarian,American