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

Kiki CamarenaKiki Camarena
American
Undercover Agent

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
Russian
Film & Stage Actor

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
American
Musician
Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
American
Actress

Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
American
Gangster

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
Rwandan, American
Zoologist, Conservationist

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

Carol WayneCarol Wayne
American
Actress
Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
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

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

Henry HathawayHenry Hathaway
American
Film Director
John Franklin EndersJohn Franklin Enders
American
The Father of Modern Vaccines

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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

Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
American
Actress
Dan WhiteDan White
American
Government Official

Alice RobertsAlice Roberts
Belgian
Actress
Michael RedgraveMichael Redgrave
British
Actor

Carl SchmittCarl Schmitt
German
Jurist, Geopolitician, Politician, Philosopher,

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

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
German
Writer

Aniello DellacroceAniello Dellacroce
American
 
J. Willard MarriottJ. Willard Marriott
American
Entrepreneur

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
French
Former Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Gary HoltonGary Holton
British
Guitarist

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor

Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
Canadian
actor, screenwriter, television actor
Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor

Ana MendietaAna Mendieta
American
Performance artist, Artist, Painter, Visual artist
Ahn Sahng-hongAhn Sahng-hong
South Korean
 

James BeardJames Beard
American
Chef, Non-fiction writer

Julie VegaJulie Vega
Filipino
Model, Singer, Actor
Johnny OlsonJohnny Olson
American
Actor, Radio personality

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

Brian HorrocksBrian Horrocks
British
Athletics competitor, Military personnel

David ByronDavid Byron
British
Singer, Songwriter

Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
American
Socialite
Big Joe TurnerBig Joe Turner
American
Singer
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
American
 

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

Pauli MurrayPauli Murray
American
Lawyer

Stefan BellofStefan Bellof
Formula One driver

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
 

Eric VoegelinEric Voegelin
American
Political scientist, Philosopher, University

Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonVyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
Indian
Poet, Writer
Rudi GernreichRudi Gernreich
Austrian, American
Designer

Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
Canadian
Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher
Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
American
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,

Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
Japanese
Actor, Model, Poet

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

Jo JonesJo Jones
American
jazz musician, musician
Emil GilelsEmil Gilels
Russian
Pianist

Eugene OrmandyEugene Ormandy
Hungarian, American
Conductor, University teacher, Concertmaster
Barbara YungBarbara Yung
Hong Konger
Actor

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

Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris
American
Former United States Secretary of Housing and
Charles Francis RichterCharles Francis Richter
American
American seismologist