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.

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
American
Actor
Orson WellesOrson Welles
American
Actor

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
Russian
Film & Stage Actor

Kiki CamarenaKiki Camarena
American
Undercover Agent

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
American
Musician

Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
American
Actress
Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
Ukrainian, Russian
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the

Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
American
Gangster

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
Rwandan, American
Zoologist, Conservationist
Nicholas ColasantoNicholas Colasanto
American
Actor

Enver HoxhaEnver Hoxha
Albanian
Former Communist Leader of Albania
Marc ChagallMarc Chagall
Belarusian, French, Russian
Artist

Robert Todd Lincoln BeckwithRobert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
American
Last Descendant of Abraham Lincoln

Ruth GordonRuth Gordon
American
Actress

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
American
Actress

Carol WayneCarol Wayne
American
Actress
Omayra SánchezOmayra Sánchez
Colombian
Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
British
Poet

Carl SchmittCarl Schmitt
German
Jurist, Geopolitician, Political Scientist

E. B. WhiteE. B. White
American
 
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
Aniello DellacroceAniello Dellacroce
American
Gangster

Jock SteinJock Stein
Scottish
Football Manager
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
Italian, American
Chef, Restaurateur

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
American
Surgeon

Potter StewartPotter Stewart
American
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of
Lon NolLon Nol
Cambodian
Cambodian Politician

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Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets
American
Economist
Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
Welsh
Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand

Henry HathawayHenry Hathaway
American
Film Director

Frank Macfarlane BurnetFrank Macfarlane Burnet
Australian
Virologist & Noble Prize Laureate

John Franklin EndersJohn Franklin Enders
American
The Father of Modern Vaccines
Paul Flory Paul Flory
American
Chemist
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
Paul KayePaul Kaye
American
Actor

Sanjeev KumarSanjeev Kumar
Indian
Actor

Roger MarisRoger Maris
American
Athlete

Madan PuriMadan Puri
Indian
Actor

Dan WhiteDan White
American
Government Official
Michael RedgraveMichael Redgrave
British
Actor

Matt MonroMatt Monro
British
Singer
Leonard LakeLeonard Lake
American
Murderer

Alice RobertsAlice Roberts
Belgian
Actress

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

Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
American
Actress
Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

Gary HoltonGary Holton
British
Guitarist

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
Danish
Adult Film Star, Actor

Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
Canadian
actor, screenwriter, television actor

James BeardJames Beard
American
Chef, Non-fiction writer
J. Willard MarriottJ. Willard Marriott
American
Entrepreneur

Nelson RiddleNelson Riddle
American
conductor, bandleader, composer, musician

Johnny OlsonJohnny Olson
American
Actor, Radio personality

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
French
Former Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Ana MendietaAna Mendieta
American
Performance artist, Artist, Painter, Visual artist

Big Joe TurnerBig Joe Turner
American
Singer
Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor

David ByronDavid Byron
British
Singer, Songwriter

Julie VegaJulie Vega
Filipino
Model, Singer, Actor
Heinrich BöllHeinrich Böll
German
Writer

Pauli MurrayPauli Murray
American
Lawyer
Sam SpiegelSam Spiegel
Austrian, Polish, American
Film producer

Theodore SturgeonTheodore Sturgeon
American
Writer

Forbes BurnhamForbes Burnham
Guyanese
Politician
Stefan BellofStefan Bellof
Formula One driver

Carlos P. RomuloCarlos P. Romulo
Filipino
Diplomat
Philly Joe JonesPhilly Joe Jones
American
American drummer

Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
American
Socialite

Sam ErvinSam Ervin
American
Politician

Tage ErlanderTage Erlander
Swedish
Politician
Barbara YungBarbara Yung
Hong Konger
Actor
Jean DubuffetJean Dubuffet
French
Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Writer

Brian HorrocksBrian Horrocks
British
Athletics competitor, Military personnel

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

Eric VoegelinEric Voegelin
American
Political scientist, Philosopher, University
Efrem ZimbalistEfrem Zimbalist
American
Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist,

László BíróLászló Bíró
Hungarian
Inventor

Ahn Sahng-hongAhn Sahng-hong
South Korean
 

Zoot SimsZoot Sims
American
Saxophonist

Shahnawaz BhuttoShahnawaz Bhutto
Pakistani
Politician
Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
Japanese
Actor, Model, Poet

David PurleyDavid Purley
British
Formula One driver, Aerobatics, Racecar driver
George PólyaGeorge Pólya
American
Mathematician

Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris
American
Former United States Secretary of Housing and
Tancredo NevesTancredo Neves
Brazilian
Politician, Lawyer, Entrepreneur
Kenny ClarkeKenny Clarke
American
Musician