Famous People Who Died At 62

The list of famous people who died at 62 includes Aristotle, Farrah Fawcett, Jimmy Hoffa, Martin Luther, Sonny Bono. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, philosophers and actors and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 62 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Martin Luther
(German Theologian, Religious Reformer and Key Figure in Protestant Reformation)
Martin Luther
51
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1483
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eisleben, Germany
Died: February 18, 1546

German monk Martin Luther challenged the dogmas of Roman Catholicism and the authority of the pope, in his Ninety-five Theses, and was thus excommunicated. His German translation of the Bible enriched the German culture, and his marriage set an example for clerical marriage. His teachings are now known as Lutherans.

 2 
Farrah Fawcett
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Jill Munroe’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)
Farrah Fawcett
46
Birthdate: February 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Died: June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett is best remembered for posing for the iconic red swimsuit poster, which sold over 12 million copies and is regarded as a symbol of the late-1970s and a modern icon. Known for her good looks, Farrah was a popular Playboy model. The actress was also named in Men's Health magazine's 100 Hottest Women of All-Time list in 2011.

 3 
Carl Sagan
(Astronomer and Planetary Scientist Best Known for His Scientific Contribution in Research on Extraterrestrial Life)
Carl Sagan
32
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 20, 1996
Pulitzer- and Emmy-winning astrophysicist and author Carl Sagan was best known for co-writing the TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. His novel Contact was adapted into a film. He was known for his extensive research on extra-terrestrial life, had taught at major universities, and written countless papers and science books.
 4 
Elizabeth Montgomery
(Best Known for Her Role as the ‘Samantha Stephens’ on the TV Series ‘Bewitched’)
Elizabeth Montgomery
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Birthdate: April 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 18, 1995

Actress Elizabeth Montgomery had a flourishing acting career that spanned five decades. Throughout her career, she touched the lives of many with her charitable work and political activism. Such was her popularity that after she succumbed to cancer, a bronze statue of her famous character Samantha Stephens from the TV series Bewitched was erected in Massachusetts.

 5 
J. Robert Oppenheimer
(American Theoretical Physicist and Former Wartime Head of the ‘Los Alamos Laboratory’)
J. Robert Oppenheimer
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 18, 1967

Hailed as a brilliant scientific mind, American physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, led the Manhattan Project which resulted in the development of atomic bomb during the World War II. The bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. However, Oppenheimer was in a constant conflict over the moral issue of the weapons of mass destruction and rallied against nuclear proliferation.

 6 
Nostradamus
(French Astrologer and Physician Best Known for His Book 'Les Prophéties')
Nostradamus
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1503
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Died: July 2, 1566

Nostradamus was a French physician, astrologer, and respected seer whose book Les Prophéties is viewed as a document that predicts future events. Since the publication of the book, Nostradamus has been praised for his accurate predictions of major world events. His life has been the subject of several films and hundreds of books.

 7 
Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)
Robin Gibb
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb was part of the Bee Gees, an iconic pop/rock/disco band of the 1960s and the 1970s and makers of hits such as Stayin' Alive. Robin, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a CBE-awardee, also had a successful solo career and was the president of the Heritage Foundation.
 8 
Hernán Cortés
( Spanish Conquistador Who Led an Expedition that Caused the Fall of the Aztec Empire)
Hernán Cortés
23
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Medellín, Spain
Died: December 2, 1547
Spanish "Conquistador" Hernán Cortés was one of the pioneers of the Spanish colonization of the Americas. He conquered the Aztec Empire and helped bring a massive portion of Mexico under the King of Castile’s rule in 16th century. As a reward, he was named the Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca.
 9 
Sonny Bono
(One-half of the Popular Singing Duo 'Sonny & Cher')
Sonny Bono
35
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: January 5, 1998
Sonny Bono formed the musical duo Sonny & Cher, with his second wife, Cher. They also starred in The Sonny and Cher Show. He also served as the mayor of Palm Springs and a congressman for California's 44th district. The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act was named after him.
 10 
Anne Baxter
(American Actress Who Starred in Hollywood Films, Broadway Productions and TV Series)
Anne Baxter
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Birthdate: May 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Died: December 12, 1985

Anne Baxter is best remembered for her Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Sophie MacDonald in The Razor's Edge. Her other notable projects were the film All About Eve and the series The Name of the Game. She also actively participated in Republican campaigns.

 11 
Sandra Dee
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Film ‘Until They Sail’)
Sandra Dee
10
Birthdate: April 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 20, 2005
Sandra Dee started her career as a child model and then became a teen idol with films such as Gidget and Imitation of Life. She won a Golden Globe for the film Until They Sail. She suffered from anorexia nervosa and eventually died of a kidney ailment at age 62.
 12 
Christopher Hitchens
(British-American Author Who is Known for Excoriating Criticisms of Public Contemporary Figures)
Christopher Hitchens
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: December 15, 2011

Christopher Hitchens was an advocate for New Atheism and a harsh critic of religion and of famous personalities such as Bill Clinton and Mother Teresa. He authored and edited many books on socio-political issues. As a journalist, he wrote for well-known publications such as New Statesman and The Weekly Standard.

 13 
Hadrian
(Roman Emperor)
Hadrian
17
Birthdate: January 24, 0076
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Italica, Hispania
Died: July 10, 0138
Hadrian was the Roman emperor from 117 to 138. Though he was married to Vibia Sabina, he was said to have many male lovers. He reconstructed the Pantheon and built the Temple of Venus and Roma. He also supported military discipline and came to be known as a benevolent dictator.
 14 
Kwame Nkrumah
(First President of Ghana)
Kwame Nkrumah
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nkroful
Died: April 27, 1972

Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian revolutionary and politician. He played an important role in the independence of the Gold Coast in 1957, after which he served as the first prime minister of Ghana from 1957 to 1960 and then as the first president of Ghana from 1960 to 1966. He also played an influential role as an advocate of Pan-Africanism.

 15 
Abraham Maslow
(American Psychologist Who was Known for Creating Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)
Abraham Maslow
12
Birthdate: April 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 8, 1970

Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist best remembered for creating an idea in psychology called Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Maslow, who advocated self-actualization, is also credited with co-founding the school of transpersonal psychology. In 1967, he was adjudged Humanist of the Year by the popular non-profit organization, American Humanist Association.

 16 
Alexander II of Russia
(Emperor of Russia (1855 - 1881))
Alexander II of Russia
12
Birthdate: April 29, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 13, 1881

Alexander II of Russia was the Emperor of Russia, Grand Duke of Finland, and King of Poland from 1855 to 1881. He became known as Alexander the Liberator for his most significant reform, which was the Emancipation Reform of 1861. He is also credited with reorganizing the judicial system, abolishing corporal punishment, and imposing universal military service in Russia.

 17 
John Maynard Keynes
(One of the Most Influential Economists of the 20th Century Whose Ideas Greatly Influenced Economic Policies of Governments)
John Maynard Keynes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England
Died: April 21, 1946

John Maynard Keynes was an English economist. His ideas are credited with changing the theory and practice of the economic policies and macroeconomics of governments at a fundamental level. Counted among the 20th century's most influential economists, Keynes' ideas are the basis for Keynesian economics. In 1999, he was named in Time magazine's Most Important People of the Century list.

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Anwar Sadat
(Former President of Egypt)
Anwar Sadat
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mit Abu al-Kum
Died: October 6, 1981
Anwar Sadat served as the president and prime minister of Egypt till his assassination in 1981. He was part of the Free Officers, a group that overthrew King Farouk. He became the first Muslim Nobel laureate, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty.
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Aneta Corsaut
(Actress)
Aneta Corsaut
11
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
Died: November 6, 1995
Aneta Corsaut is best known as Helen Crump from The Andy Griffith Show. She also appeared in films such as The Blob and was seen in significant roles in the series House Calls and Mrs. G. Goes to College. She co-wrote a book named The Mystery Reader's Quiz Book
 20 
Antonín Dvořák
(One of the First Czech Composers to Achieve Worldwide Recognition)
Antonín Dvořák
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: May 1, 1904

Antonín Dvořák was a Czech composer who achieved worldwide recognition for his works. His life and career inspired the 1980 historical biographical film Concert at the End of Summer, in which Dvořák was played by actor Josef Vinklář. Canadian children's author Ian Krykorka has based many of his works on some of Antonín Dvořák's operas.

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Glenne Headly
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘Dick Tracy’ and ‘Mr. Holland's Opus’)
Glenne Headly
6
Birthdate: March 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New London, Connecticut, States
Died: June 8, 2017

Glenne Headly is best remembered for her Emmy-nominated roles in the TV film Bastard Out of Carolina and the series Lonesome Dove. She also won a CFCA Award for the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She had also delivered award-winning stage performances. She died midway while filming for Future Man.

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Ludwig Wittgenstein
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of the 20th Century)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
21
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 29, 1951

Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is remembered for his works related to logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of mathematics, and the philosophy of language. He taught at the University of Cambridge for many years. He published only one book during his lifetime. Most of his manuscripts were collected later and published posthumously.

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Ted Knight
(Known for Playing Comedic Roles in Various Sitcoms)
Ted Knight
7
Birthdate: December 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 26, 1986

Ted Knight was an American actor known for portraying comedic roles in TV series like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Too Close for Comfort. For his contributions to the TV industry, Knight was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 1985. After his death, his hometown of Terryville dedicated a bridge in his memory.

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Maurice Ravel
(One of the Leading Composers of Impressionist Music, Known for His Orchestral Work "Boléro,")
Maurice Ravel
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 7, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciboure, France
Died: December 28, 1937
French impressionist composer Maurice Ravel is best known for his orchestral composition Boléro. He rejected the Legion d'honneur and all French awards. He was one the first composers to realize the importance of recording music to gain a wider reach. Most of his music consisted of piano and orchestration.
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Terry Melcher
(Record Producer and Singer-Songwriter Known for His Collaboration With the Rock Band 'The Byrds')
Terry Melcher
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 19, 2004

Terry Melcher was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Melcher played a key role in shaping the California Sound and folk rock movements of the 1960s. He is also credited with forming the popular rock music duo Bruce & Terry along with Bruce Johnston. Melcher is also known for his association with The Byrds and Charles Manson.

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Chang Bunker
(Showmen)
Chang Bunker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1811
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Meklong, Thailand
Died: January 17, 1874

Chang Bunker was a Siamese-American man and one-half of the popular conjoined twin brothers. Chang and his conjoined twin Eng were two of the most studied human beings during the 19th century. They toured the United States and Europe as part of their freak shows, gaining financial success and fame. They are credited with coining the colloquial term Siamese twins.

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Emile Zola
(French Novelist & Playwright Known for His Works 'Les Rougon-Macquart' and 'Thérèse Raquin')
Emile Zola
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1840
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1902

Emile Zola was a French novelist, journalist, and playwright. He played a key role in the development of theatrical naturalism and was a well-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism. He was also a political journalist and was influential in the political liberalization of France. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature twice.

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Bea Benaderet
(Actress)
Bea Benaderet
6
Birthdate: April 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 13, 1968
 29 
L. Frank Baum
(Best Known for His Children's Books Like 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and its Sequels)
L. Frank Baum
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chittenango, New York, United States
Died: May 6, 1919

L. Frank Baum was an author remembered for writing children's books including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which inspired the 1902 Broadway musical and the 1939 live-action film of the same name. His works anticipated the invention of gadgets like TV that would be invented later. In 2013, Baum was made an inductee of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

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Jack Webb
(Actor)
Jack Webb
3
Birthdate: April 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: December 23, 1982
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Rick Rescorla
(British American Private Security Specialist Who Saved Thousands of Lives During 9/11)
Rick Rescorla
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Died: September 11, 2001

Rick Rescorla was a British American police officer, soldier, private security specialist, and educator. He is best remembered for saving thousands of lives by anticipating the 9/11 attacks and implementing evacuation procedures while serving as the director of security for the banking and financial services firm, Morgan Stanley, at the ill-fated WTC on September 11. Rescorla died during the attacks.

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Virgil Earp
(Police officer)
Virgil Earp
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1843
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 19, 1905
 33 
Peter Paul Rubens
(One of the Most Influential Artists of the Flemish Baroque Tradition)
Peter Paul Rubens
10
Birthdate: June 28, 1577
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Siegen, Germany
Died: May 30, 1640

Peter Paul Rubens is considered the most influential artist of the Flemish Baroque tradition. He lived during the Dutch Golden Age. His style of art emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He painted altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings and also drew cartoons for the Flemish tapestry workshops. He was a classically educated humanist scholar as well.

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Gilbert K. Chesterton
(One of the Greatest Writers of the 20th Century Best Known as the 'Prince of Paradox')
Gilbert K. Chesterton
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: June 14, 1936

Gilbert K. Chesterton was an English writer, philosopher, and art critic. A prolific writer, he composed around 80 books, hundreds of poems, around 200 short stories, and 4,000 essays. Often referred to as the "prince of paradox", he had as many detractors as he had admirers. He is considered a successor to Victorian authors like Matthew Arnold and John Ruskin.

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Gil Scott-Heron
(Poet and Singer-songwriter)
Gil Scott-Heron
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 27, 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
William Morris
(Textile Designer, Poet)
William Morris
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
Died: October 3, 1896

William Morris was a British poet, novelist, textile designer, translator, and socialist activist. He played a major role in reviving the traditional British textile arts and the various methods of production. As a novelist and poet, Morris helped establish the fantasy genre, which is prevalent today. He is counted among the most important cultural figures of the Victorian era.

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Skanderbeg
(Military Commander)
Skanderbeg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1405
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Principality of Kastrioti (Albania)
Died: January 17, 1468
Skanderbeg was initially a hostage at the Ottoman court and served the Ottoman sultan for about 20 years. He was named the governor of the Sanjak of Dibra, following which he became the captain general under King Alfonso V of Northern Albania and fought against the Ottoman forces.
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Geraldine Page
(Theater Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress)
Geraldine Page
8
Birthdate: November 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kirksville
Died: June 13, 1987
 39 
Demosthenes
(Statesman & Orator)
Demosthenes
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0384 BC
Birthplace: Athens
Died: 0322 BC
One of the greatest and powerful orators, Demosthenes' works provide significant information on the economic, social and political life of the 4th century Athens. Throughout his life, he idealized his city and worked towards restoring Athens superamacy. 
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Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
(Former Prince of Greece and Denmark)
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: December 3, 1944

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, the son of King George I of Greece, served as a major general in the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922. The Turkish forces recaptured Smyrna and Andrew was blamed for the loss of Greek territory. As a result, he was exiled from Greece and he lived in France where he died.

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Capucine
(Model)
Capucine
7
Birthdate: January 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Raphaël, Var, France
Died: March 17, 1990
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Van Heflin
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jeff Hartnett’ in the Film ‘Johnny Eager’)
Van Heflin
7
Birthdate: December 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walters, Oklahoma, United States
Died: July 23, 1971

A dependable character actor of his time, Van Heflin won the Academy Award for his performance as Jeff Hartnett in Johnny Eager. While he initially studied law, he later took up a master’s degree in theater at Yale. Apart from films, he also made a name for himself in radio and theater.

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Dieter Dengler
(Second Captured U.S. Airman to Escape Enemy Captivity During the Vietnam War)
Dieter Dengler
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wildberg, Germany
Died: February 7, 2001

Dieter Dengler was a German-born American aviator who served the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was caught and tortured by the enemies for over six months, after which Dengler escaped from captivity, becoming only the second U.S. airman to escape captivity during the war. The experience was documented by Dieter Dengler in his book, Escape From Laos.

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Bill Nunn
(Actor)
Bill Nunn
4
Birthdate: October 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: September 24, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Eldridge Cleaver
(American Writer and Political Activist who Became an Early Leader of the Black Panther Party)
Eldridge Cleaver
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wabbaseka, Arkansas
Died: May 1, 1998
 46 
Charlie Rich
(Singer)
Charlie Rich
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colt, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 25, 1995
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Tom Lister Jr.
10
Birthdate: June 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: December 10, 2020

Tom Lister Jr. was an American actor whose career spanned four decades. Often cast to play negative roles, Tom Lister Jr. thrived playing bad guys and bullies in popular movies. Tom, who also dabbled in professional wrestling, passed away on December 10, 2020, leaving a vacuum in the film industry.

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David Hemmings
6
Birthdate: November 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England
Died: December 3, 2003
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Zero Mostel
(Actor)
Zero Mostel
5
Birthdate: February 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: September 8, 1977
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Aneurin Bevan
(Former Secretary of State for Health)
Aneurin Bevan
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tredegar, Wales
Died: July 6, 1960

Born into a working-class family, Aneurin Bevan quit school at 13 to start working at a colliery. He later won a scholarship to study in London and rose to become a Labour MP. He led the ministries of labor and health, and the left-wing of the Labour Party, the Bevanites.