Famous People Who Died In 2003

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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.
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 1 
Johnny Cash
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Johnny Cash
64
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
14
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
25
Birthdate: March 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 27
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
John Ritter
13
Birthdate: September 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: September 11
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Nina Simone
(One of the Most Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Nina Simone
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 21
 6 
Gregory Peck
(One of the Reigning Actors of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Gregory Peck
20
Birthdate: April 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
Died: June 12
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 7 
Charles Bronson
(American Actor Best Known for Playing the Role of Police Officers, Gunfighters and Vigilantes)
Charles Bronson
14
Birthdate: November 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 30
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Jonathan Brandis
20
Birthdate: April 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut
Died: November 12
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
June Carter Cash
(Country Singer, Five-Time Grammy Award-Winner)
June Carter Cash
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maces Spring, Virginia, United States
Died: May 15
 10 
Bob Hope
(Stand-Up Comedian Known for His One-Liners and Rapid-Fire Delivery of Jokes)
Bob Hope
8
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
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: January 12
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Barry White
(Singer-songwriter)
Barry White
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: July 4
 13 
Kalpana Chawla
(Indian-Born American Astronaut Who Was the First Woman of Indian Origin to Go to Space)
Kalpana Chawla
65
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karnal, Haryana, India
Died: February 1
 14 
Celia Cruz
(One of the Most Popular Latin Artists of the 20th Century)
Celia Cruz
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: July 16
 15 
Robert Palmer
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batley, England
Died: September 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Buddy Ebsen
(Actor and Dancer Known for His Role as ‘Jed Clampett’ on the TV Serise ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’)
Buddy Ebsen
9
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States
Died: July 6
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Elliott Smith
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: October 21
 18 
Gregory Hines
(Actor, Choreographer and One of the Most Celebrated Tap Dancers of All Time)
Gregory Hines
4
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 9
 19 
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)
 20 
Warren Zevon
(American Rock Singer-Songwriter and Musician Best Known for His Album ‘Excitable Boy’)
Warren Zevon
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 7
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Robert Stack
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 14
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Miss Elizabeth
(Wrestler)
Miss Elizabeth
14
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
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Films: ‘The Music Man’ & ‘It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’)
Buddy Hackett
2
Birthdate: August 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 30
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
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
 25 
Richard Crenna
(Film, Television and Radio Actor)
Richard Crenna
2
Birthdate: November 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 17
 26 
Joyce Vincent
(Missing people found dead)
Joyce Vincent
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: November 30
 27 
Donald O'Connor
3
Birthdate: August 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: September 27
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
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)
 29 
Herb Brooks
(Ice Hockey Coach, Player)
Herb Brooks
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: August 11
 30 
Michael Jeter
10
Birthdate: August 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
Died: March 30
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 31 
Nell Carter
(Singer)
Nell Carter
6
Birthdate: September 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: January 23
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 32 
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)
 33 
Leni Riefenstahl
(Film Director, Photographer and Actress Known for Her Seminal Role in Producing Nazi Propaganda)
Leni Riefenstahl
8
Birthdate: August 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 8
 34 
Bing Russell
(Actor and Owner of the ‘Portland Mavericks’)
Bing Russell
6
Birthdate: May 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: April 8
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 35 
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)
 36 
Mutsuhiro Watanabe
(Imperial Japanese Army Corporal)
Mutsuhiro Watanabe
19
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Japan
Died: April 1
 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 
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)
 39 
Richard Proenneke
(Naturalist)
Richard Proenneke
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lee County, Iowa
Died: April 20
 40 
Hume Cronyn
(Canadian-American Actor and Writer)
Hume Cronyn
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: June 15
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 41 
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)
 42 
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
(Indian Poet and Writer of the 'Nayi Kavita Literary Movement' Best Known for His Early Work 'Madhushala')
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 18
 43 
Lynne Thigpen
(Actress)
Lynne Thigpen
5
Birthdate: December 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Died: March 12
 44 
Althea Gibson
(Tennis player)
Althea Gibson
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 28
 45 
Alan Bates
(British Actor Best Known for His Films: 'The Fixer', 'Whistle Down the Wind' and 'A Kind of Loving')
Alan Bates
5
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allestree, Derby, England
Died: December 27
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Horst Buchholz
1
Birthdate: December 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 3
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 47 
David Hemmings
3
Birthdate: November 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England
Died: December 3
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 48 
Larry Hovis
(Singer)
Larry Hovis
3
Birthdate: February 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wapato, Washington, United States
Died: September 9
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Canaan Banana
(Former President of Zimbabwe)
Canaan Banana
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Esigodini
Died: November 10
 50 
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)