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
Rock HudsonRock Hudson
American
Actor

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
American, Russian
Actor

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
American
Musician

Kiki CamarenaKiki Camarena
American
Undercover Agent

Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
American
Gangster
Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
Ukrainian, Russian
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the

Enver HoxhaEnver Hoxha
Albanian
Former Communist Leader of Albania

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
Rwandan, American
Zoologist, Conservationist
Robert Todd Lincoln BeckwithRobert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
American
Last Descendant of Abraham Lincoln

Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
American
Actress
Omayra SánchezOmayra Sánchez
Colombian
Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
American
Actress

Ruth GordonRuth Gordon
American
Actress

Marc ChagallMarc Chagall
Belarusian, French, Russian
Artist

Nicholas ColasantoNicholas Colasanto
American
Actor
Carol WayneCarol Wayne
American
Actress

Carl SchmittCarl Schmitt
German
Jurist, Geopolitician, Political Scientist

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
British
Poet
E. B. WhiteE. B. White
American
Writer

Aniello DellacroceAniello Dellacroce
American
Gangster
Robert GravesRobert Graves
British
Poet & Novelist

Jock SteinJock Stein
Scottish
Football Manager

Simone SignoretSimone Signoret
French
Actress
Jean-Marie LoretJean-Marie Loret
French
Alleged Illegitimate Son of Adolf Hitler

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
American
Surgeon
Stepin FetchitStepin Fetchit
American
Actor

Potter StewartPotter Stewart
American
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of

Lon NolLon Nol
Cambodian
Cambodian Politician
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
Italian, American
Chef, Restaurateur

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Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets
American
Economist
Henry HathawayHenry Hathaway
American
Film Director

Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
Welsh
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand

Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
Hungarian
Photographer

Bill ScottBill Scott
American
American voice actor
John Franklin EndersJohn Franklin Enders
American
The Father of Modern Vaccines
Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans
Dutch, American
Mathematician

Frank Macfarlane BurnetFrank Macfarlane Burnet
Australian
Virologist & Noble Prize Laureate

Paul Flory Paul Flory
American
Chemist

Rodney R. PorterRodney R. Porter
British
Biochemist
Cus D'AmatoCus D'Amato
American
Boxer

Dan WhiteDan White
American
Government Official

John G. TrumpJohn G. Trump
American
Scientist

Sanjeev KumarSanjeev Kumar
Indian
Actor

Roger MarisRoger Maris
American
Baseball player
Michael RedgraveMichael Redgrave
British
Actor

Matt MonroMatt Monro
British
Singer
Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
American
Murderer

Ricky Wilson (American Musician)Ricky Wilson (American Musician)
American
 

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
German
Writer
Phil SilversPhil Silvers
American
Actor, Stage actor, Television actor

Madan PuriMadan Puri
Indian
Actor
Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
American
Actress

Johnny MarksJohnny Marks
American
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

Kyu SakamotoKyu Sakamoto
Japanese
Singer

Julie VegaJulie Vega
Filipino
Model, Singer, Actor
Gary HoltonGary Holton
British
Guitarist

Carroll ColeCarroll Cole
American
Serial killer

Scott BradyScott Brady
American
Actor

Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
Canadian
actor, screenwriter, television actor
Pauli MurrayPauli Murray
American
Lawyer

David ByronDavid Byron
British
Singer, Songwriter
Johnny OlsonJohnny Olson
American
Actor, Radio personality

MargoMargo
Mexican
actor, film actor, television actor

David PurleyDavid Purley
British
Formula One driver, Aerobatics, Racecar driver
James BeardJames Beard
American
Chef, Non-fiction writer

Carlos P. RomuloCarlos P. Romulo
Filipino
Diplomat
Nelson RiddleNelson Riddle
American
conductor, bandleader, composer, musician

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor

J. Willard MarriottJ. Willard Marriott
American
Entrepreneur
Thomas BilottiThomas Bilotti
American
 

Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor
Ana MendietaAna Mendieta
American
Performance artist, Artist, Painter, Visual artist

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

Big Joe TurnerBig Joe Turner
American
Singer

Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris
American
Former United States Secretary of Housing and
Brian HorrocksBrian Horrocks
British
Athletics competitor, Military personnel
Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
American
Socialite

Heinrich BöllHeinrich Böll
German
Writer

Sam SpiegelSam Spiegel
Austrian, Polish, American
Film producer

Shahnawaz BhuttoShahnawaz Bhutto
Pakistani
Politician
László BíróLászló Bíró
Hungarian
Inventor

Stefan BellofStefan Bellof
German
Racing driver

Theodore SturgeonTheodore Sturgeon
American
Writer

Sam ErvinSam Ervin
American
Politician

Forbes BurnhamForbes Burnham
Guyanese
Politician
Dawn AddamsDawn Addams
British
Actress

Jean DubuffetJean Dubuffet
French
Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Writer
George PólyaGeorge Pólya
American
Mathematician

Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
Japanese
Actor, Model, Poet
Philly Joe JonesPhilly Joe Jones
American
American drummer
Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
American
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,