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

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
Russian
Film & Stage Actor

Kiki CamarenaKiki Camarena
American
Undercover Agent

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
American
Actress
Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
American
Musician

Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
American
Gangster

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
Rwandan, American
Zoologist, Conservationist

Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
Ukrainian, Russian
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the
Marc ChagallMarc Chagall
Belarusian, French, Russian
Artist

Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
American
Actress
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

E. B. WhiteE. B. White
American
 
Ruth GordonRuth Gordon
American
Actress

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
British
Poet

Carl SchmittCarl Schmitt
German
Jurist, Geopolitician, Political Scientist
Robert GravesRobert Graves
British
Poet & Novelist

Aniello DellacroceAniello Dellacroce
American
Gangster
Stepin FetchitStepin Fetchit
American
Actor

Jean-Marie LoretJean-Marie Loret
French
Alleged Illegitimate Son of Adolf Hitler

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

Jock SteinJock Stein
Scottish
Football Manager

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
American
Surgeon

Lon NolLon Nol
Cambodian
Cambodian Politician
Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
Welsh
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand

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Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
Italian, American
Chef, Restaurateur

Henry HathawayHenry Hathaway
American
Film Director

John Franklin EndersJohn Franklin Enders
American
The Father of Modern Vaccines

Paul Flory Paul Flory
American
Chemist
Frank Macfarlane BurnetFrank Macfarlane Burnet
Australian
Virologist & Noble Prize Laureate

Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
Hungarian
Photographer
Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans
Dutch
Economist

Bill ScottBill Scott
American
American voice actor

Rodney R. PorterRodney R. Porter
British
Biochemist
Sanjeev KumarSanjeev Kumar
Indian
Actor

Roger MarisRoger Maris
American
Athlete
Dan WhiteDan White
American
Government Official

Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
American
Actress

Alice RobertsAlice Roberts
Belgian
Actress

Michael RedgraveMichael Redgrave
British
Actor

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
German
Writer
Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
American
Murderer

Madan PuriMadan Puri
Indian
Actor

Matt MonroMatt Monro
British
Singer

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

J. Willard MarriottJ. Willard Marriott
American
Entrepreneur
Johnny MarksJohnny Marks
American
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist

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

Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
Canadian
actor, screenwriter, television actor
Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor

Carlos P. RomuloCarlos P. Romulo
Filipino
Diplomat
Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor

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

James BeardJames Beard
American
Chef, Non-fiction writer
Ahn Sahng-hongAhn Sahng-hong
South Korean
 

Nelson RiddleNelson Riddle
American
conductor, bandleader, composer, musician
Johnny OlsonJohnny Olson
American
Actor, Radio personality

Heinrich BöllHeinrich Böll
German
Writer

Gary HoltonGary Holton
British
Guitarist

David ByronDavid Byron
British
Singer, Songwriter
Julie VegaJulie Vega
Filipino
Model, Singer, Actor
Big Joe TurnerBig Joe Turner
American
Singer

Jean DubuffetJean Dubuffet
French
Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Writer

Tancredo NevesTancredo Neves
Brazilian
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur

Sam ErvinSam Ervin
American
Politician
Theodore SturgeonTheodore Sturgeon
American
Writer

Brian HorrocksBrian Horrocks
British
Athletics competitor, Military personnel

Pauli MurrayPauli Murray
American
Lawyer

Sam SpiegelSam Spiegel
Austrian, Polish, American
Film producer

Shahnawaz BhuttoShahnawaz Bhutto
Pakistani
Politician
George PólyaGeorge Pólya
American
Mathematician

Stefan BellofStefan Bellof
Formula One driver
Philly Joe JonesPhilly Joe Jones
American
American drummer

László BíróLászló Bíró
Hungarian
Inventor

Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
American
Socialite
Jo JonesJo Jones
American
jazz musician, musician

Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
Canadian
Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher
Zoot SimsZoot Sims
American
Saxophonist

Eric VoegelinEric Voegelin
American
Political scientist, Philosopher, University

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

Thomas BilottiThomas Bilotti
American
 
Rudi GernreichRudi Gernreich
Austrian, American
Designer

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

Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
American
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,
Kenny ClarkeKenny Clarke
American
Musician

Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
Japanese
Actor, Model, Poet
Forbes BurnhamForbes Burnham
Guyanese
Politician