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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Orson Welles
(One of the Greatest Filmmakers of All Time and Director of 'Citizen Kane')

Orson Welles
16
Birthdate: May 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 10
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 2 
Ricky Nelson
(Musician)

Ricky Nelson
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 31

 3 

Rock Hudson
7
Birthdate: November 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, United States
Died: October 2
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 4 
Kiki Camarena
(Police officer & Undercover Agent)

Kiki Camarena
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexicali, Mexico
Died: February 9

 5 
Dian Fossey
(Zoologist, Conservationist)

Dian Fossey
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: December 26

 6 
Anne Baxter
(Actress)

Anne Baxter
18
Birthdate: May 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Michigan City
Died: December 12

 7 
Omayra Sánchez
(Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano)

Omayra Sánchez
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Armero
Died: November 16
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 8 
Paul Castellano
(Gangster)

Paul Castellano
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: November 16

 9 
Roger Maris
(Baseball player)

Roger Maris
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 14

 10 
Marc Chagall
(Artist)

Marc Chagall
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: March 28

 11 

Nicholas Colasanto
2
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: February 12
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 
Louise Brooks
(Actress)

Louise Brooks
2
Birthdate: November 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas, United States
Died: August 8
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 13 

Philip Larkin
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Radford, Coventry, United Kingdom
Died: December 2

 14 
Ruth Gordon
(Actress)

Ruth Gordon
4
Birthdate: October 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 15 

Samantha Smith
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houlton, Maine, United States
Died: August 25

 16 
Carol Wayne
(Actress)

Carol Wayne
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 13
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
(Last Descendant of Abraham Lincoln)

Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riverside, Illinois, United States
Died: December 24

 18 
Enver Hoxha
(Former Communist Leader of Albania)

Enver Hoxha
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ergiri (Gjirokastër), Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: April 11

 19 
Phil Silvers
(Actor, Stage actor, Television actor)

Phil Silvers
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 1
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 
Vivien Thomas
(Surgeon)

Vivien Thomas
6
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 26

 21 
Robert Graves
(Poet & Novelist)

Robert Graves
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon, England
Died: December 7

 22 
Edmond O'Brien
(Director, Actor)

Edmond O'Brien
0
Birthdate: September 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 9
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 
Aniello Dellacroce
(Underboss of the Gambino crime family)

Aniello Dellacroce
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 2

 24 
John G. Trump
(Scientist)

John G. Trump
4
Birthdate: August 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 21

 25 

Cus D'Amato
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: November 4

 26 

Stepin Fetchit
1
Birthdate: May 30, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Key West, Florida, United States
Died: November 19
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 27 
Simone Signoret
(French Actress)

Simone Signoret
2
Birthdate: March 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: September 30

 28 
Jean-Marie Loret
(Alleged Illegitimate Son of Adolf Hitler)

Jean-Marie Loret
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seboncourt, France
Died: February 14

 29 
Ettore Boiardi
(Chef, Restaurateur)

Ettore Boiardi
6
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
Died: June 21

 30 
László Bíró
(Inventor)

László Bíró
0
Birthdate: September 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: October 24

 31 
Matt Monro
(Singer)

Matt Monro
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: February 7
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 32 
Selma Diamond
(Actress)

Selma Diamond
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: May 13

 33 
The Singing Nun
(Singer-songwriter)

The Singing Nun
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 29

 34 
Bodil Joensen
(Pornographic actress)

Bodil Joensen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hundige, Denmark
Died: January 3

 35 
Laura Ashley
(Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand)

Laura Ashley
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil,, Wales
Died: September 17

 36 
Johnny Olson
(Actor, Radio personality)

Johnny Olson
0
Birthdate: May 22, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 12

 37 
Nelson Riddle
(conductor, bandleader, composer, musician)

Nelson Riddle
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oradell, New Jersey
Died: October 6

 38 
Leonard Lake
(Former Serial Killer whose conviction estimated eleven to twenty-five victims at a remote cabin near Wilseyville, California)

Leonard Lake
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: June 6

 39 
Lon Nol
(Cambodian Politician)

Lon Nol
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prey Veng Province
Died: November 17

 40 
Julie Vega
(Model, Singer, Actor)

Julie Vega
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quezon City
Died: May 6

 41 
Italo Calvino
(The Most Translated Contemporary Italian Writer at the Time of His Death)

Italo Calvino
0
Birthdate: October 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago de Las Vegas, Havana, Cuba
Died: September 19

 42 

Lloyd Nolan
0
Birthdate: August 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 27
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 
James Beard
(Chef, Non-fiction writer)

James Beard
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 5, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portland
Died: January 21

 44 
Carroll Cole
(Serial killer)

Carroll Cole
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: December 6

 45 

Michael Redgrave
1
Birthdate: March 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: March 21
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 46 

Scott Brady
0
Birthdate: September 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: April 16
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 47 
Potter Stewart
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

Potter Stewart
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 23, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jackson
Died: December 7

 48 
Madan Puri
(Actor)

Madan Puri
0
Birthdate: September 30, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died: January 13

 49 
Jock Stein
(Football Manager)

Jock Stein
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: September 10

 50 
Simon Kuznets
(Economist)

Simon Kuznets
0
Birthdate: April 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pinsk
Died: July 8