Famous People Who Died In 2003

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 2003. This list includes people like Fred Rogers, Johnny Cash, Charles Bronson, Katharine Hepburn, John Ritter and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, astronauts and actresses who died in 2003. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Italy 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 
Johnny Cash
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)

Johnny Cash
58
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States
Died: September 12

 2 
Katharine Hepburn
(Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)

Katharine Hepburn
11
Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 3 
Fred Rogers
(Television Host)

Fred Rogers
20
Birthdate: March 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 27
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 4 
Nina Simone
(One of the Most Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)

Nina Simone
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 21

 5 

Gregory Peck
16
Birthdate: April 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
Died: June 12
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 6 

Charles Bronson
12
Birthdate: November 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 30
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 7 
June Carter Cash
(Country Singer, Five-Time Grammy Award-Winner)

June Carter Cash
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maces Spring, Virginia, United States
Died: May 15
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 8 

John Ritter
8
Birthdate: September 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: September 11
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 9 

Jonathan Brandis
17
Birthdate: April 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut
Died: November 12
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 10 
Bob Hope
(Stand-up comedian)

Bob Hope
3
Birthdate: May 29, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eltham, London, England
Died: July 27

 11 
Maurice Gibb
(Member of Disco Group the "Bee Gees", One of the Most Successful Pop-Rock Groups of All Time.)

Maurice Gibb
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: January 12
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 
Kalpana Chawla
(Astronaut)

Kalpana Chawla
56
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karnal, Haryana, India
Died: February 1

 13 
Barry White
(Singer-songwriter)

Barry White
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: July 4

 14 
Celia Cruz
(Singer)

Celia Cruz
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: July 16

 15 

Robert Palmer
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batley, England
Died: September 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

Elliott Smith
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: October 21

 17 

Buddy Ebsen
6
Birthdate: April 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States
Died: July 6
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 18 
Gregory Hines
(Dancer, Choreographer and Actor)

Gregory Hines
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 9

 19 

Robert Stack
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 14
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 
Warren Zevon
(Rock Singer-songwriter)

Warren Zevon
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 7

 21 
Elia Kazan
(One of the Most Honored and Influential Directors in Broadway and Hollywood History)

Elia Kazan
4
Birthdate: September 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fener, Turkey
Died: September 28
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 22 
Miss Elizabeth
(Wrestler)

Miss Elizabeth
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 1
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 23 
Buddy Hackett
(Comedian, Actor)

Buddy Hackett
1
Birthdate: August 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 30
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 24 
Joyce Vincent
(Missing people found dead)

Joyce Vincent
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: November 30

 25 

Richard Crenna
2
Birthdate: November 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 17

 26 
Herb Brooks
(Ice Hockey Coach, Player)

Herb Brooks
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: August 11

 27 
John Paul Getty Jr.
(Philanthropist)

John Paul Getty Jr.
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Italy
Died: April 17

 28 
Idi Amin
(Ugandan Dictator Who Is Considered One of the Most Brutal Despots in World History)

Idi Amin
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1925 AD
Birthplace: Koboko, Uganda
Died: August 16

 29 

Michael Jeter
6
Birthdate: August 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
Died: March 30
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 30 
Nell Carter
(Singer)

Nell Carter
5
Birthdate: September 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: January 23
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 31 
Mutsuhiro Watanabe
(Imperial Japanese Army Corporal)

Mutsuhiro Watanabe
17
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Japan
Died: April 1

 32 

Bing Russell
5
Birthdate: May 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: April 8
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 33 

Donald O'Connor
3
Birthdate: August 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: September 27
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 
Timothy Treadwell
(Environmentalist)

Timothy Treadwell
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: October 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 35 
Curt Hennig
(Professional Wrestler)

Curt Hennig
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 10
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 36 
Jack Elam
(Actor)

Jack Elam
5
Birthdate: November 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Arizona, United States
Died: October 20
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 37 
Art Carney
(Actor)

Art Carney
2
Birthdate: November 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Died: November 9

 38 
Richard Proenneke
(Naturalist)

Richard Proenneke
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lee County, Iowa
Died: April 20

 39 
Road Warrior Hawk
(Professional wrestler)

Road Warrior Hawk
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 19
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 40 
Leni Riefenstahl
(Film Director)

Leni Riefenstahl
4
Birthdate: August 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 8

Harivansh Rai Bachchan
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prayagraj, India
Died: January 18

 42 
Hope Lange
(Actress)

Hope Lange
0
Birthdate: November 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Redding, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 19
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 43 
Althea Gibson
(Tennis player)

Althea Gibson
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 28

 44 

Hume Cronyn
2
Birthdate: July 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: June 15
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 45 
Lynne Thigpen
(Actress)

Lynne Thigpen
5
Birthdate: December 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Died: March 12

 46 
Canaan Banana
(Former President of Zimbabwe)

Canaan Banana
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Esigodini
Died: November 10

 47 

Horst Buchholz
1
Birthdate: December 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 3
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 48 
Alan Bates
(Actor)

Alan Bates
3
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allestree, Derby, England
Died: December 27
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 49 
Anne Gwynne
(Actress)

Anne Gwynne
1
Birthdate: December 10, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States
Died: March 31
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 50 
Larry Hovis
(Singer)

Larry Hovis
2
Birthdate: February 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wapato, Washington, United States
Died: September 9
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)