Famous People Who Died At 70

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The list of famous people who died at 70 includes Howard Hughes, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, Marco Polo, Richard Kuklinski. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, artists and novelists and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 70 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Marco Polo
(Italian Explorer, Venetian Merchant and Adventurer Who Traveled from Europe to Asia Between 1271 and 1295)
Marco Polo
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1254 AD
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: January 8, 1324
 2 
Niki Lauda
(Former Formula One driver)
Niki Lauda
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 20, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
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, 2003
 4 
Stanley Kubrick
(One of the Greatest Filmmakers in Cinematic History)
Stanley Kubrick
33
Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: March 7, 1999
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Rudyard Kipling
(Journalist, Poet & Novelist)
Rudyard Kipling
27
Birthdate: December 30, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 18, 1936
 6 
Howard Hughes
(Film Producer and an Important Figure in the Aviation Industry Who Became Known for His Ecentric Behavior)
Howard Hughes
29
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5, 1976
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 7 
Nicolaus Copernicus
(Mathematician)
Nicolaus Copernicus
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 19, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toruń, Poland
Died: May 24, 1543
 8 
Orson Welles
(One of the Greatest Filmmakers of All Time and Director of 'Citizen Kane')
Orson Welles
19
Birthdate: May 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 10, 1985
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 9 
George V
(King of the United Kingdom (1910-36))
George V
45
Birthdate: June 3, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 20, 1936
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Hans Christian Andersen
(Danish Author Best Remembered for His Literary Fairy Tales)
Hans Christian Andersen
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1805
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
Died: August 4, 1875
 11 
Rush Limbaugh
(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show')
Rush Limbaugh
48
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Died: February 17, 2021
 12 
Carl Linnaeus
(Botanist)
Carl Linnaeus
51
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 23, 1707
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Linnés Råshults Stiftelse, Älmhult Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 10, 1778
 13 
Joe Cocker
(British Singer and Musician Known for His Album ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’)
Joe Cocker
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Crookes, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Died: December 22, 2014
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Buster Keaton
(Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Deadpan Expressions, Which Earned Him the Nickname ‘The Great Stone Face’)
Buster Keaton
4
Birthdate: October 4, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piqua, Kansas, United States
Died: February 1, 1966
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 15 
Suzanne Pleshette
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Emily Hartley’ in the TV Series ‘The Bob Newhart Show’)
Suzanne Pleshette
13
Birthdate: January 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States
Died: January 19, 2008
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 16 
Rutherford B. Hayes
(President of the United States (1877-81))
Rutherford B. Hayes
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1822
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delaware, Ohio, United States
Died: January 17, 1893
 17 
Markie Post
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Terri Michaels’ in the TV Series ‘The Fall Guy’)
Markie Post
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Birthdate: November 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
Died: August 7, 2021
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 18 
Gerald Durrell
(Founder of the 'Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust' and the 'Jersey Zoo')
Gerald Durrell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jamshedpur, India
Died: January 30, 1995
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Buffalo Bill
(American Showman, Bison Hunter and One of the Most Famous Figures of the American Old West,)
Buffalo Bill
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scott County, Iowa, United States
Died: January 10, 1917
 20 
Sam Houston
(7th Governor of Texas (1859 - 1861))
Sam Houston
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1793
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Died: July 26, 1863
 21 
Nelson Rockefeller
(41st Vice President of the United States (1974 - 1977))
Nelson Rockefeller
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Died: January 26, 1979
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 22 
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
(Founder of Sikhism)
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
34
Birthdate: April 15, 1469
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nankana Sahib, Pakistan
Died: September 22, 1539
 23 
Sarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)
Sarojini Naidu
67
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 13, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: March 2, 1949
 24 
Gene Tierney
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Ellen Berent Harland’ in the Film ‘Leave Her to Heaven’)
Gene Tierney
5
Birthdate: November 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 6, 1991
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
Johnny Appleseed
(American Nurseryman Who is Known for Supplying Apple-Tree Nursery Stock Throughout the Midwest)
Johnny Appleseed
34
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 26, 1774
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 18, 1845
Gene Roddenberry
3
Birthdate: August 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso
Died: October 24, 1991
 27 
Diego Rivera
(Mexican Painter Whose Large Frescoes Helped Establish the Mural Movement in Mexican and International Art )
Diego Rivera
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Birthdate: December 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guanajuato, Mexico
Died: November 25, 1957
 28 
Roddy McDowall
(Best Known for Portraying ‘Cornelius’ and ‘Caesar’ in the Original ‘Planet of the Apes’ Film Series)
Roddy McDowall
5
Birthdate: September 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Herne Hill, London, England
Died: October 3, 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Muddy Waters
(Musician)
Muddy Waters
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Issaquena County, Mississippi
Died: April 30, 1983
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Bob Denver
(Actor)
Bob Denver
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Birthdate: January 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York
Died: September 2, 2005
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Roger Ebert
(Film Critic for the "Chicago Sun-Times")
Roger Ebert
7
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 32 
Vivian Vance
(Actress)
Vivian Vance
6
Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas
Died: August 17, 1979
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Satyajit Ray
(Indian filmmaker)
Satyajit Ray
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Birthdate: May 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: April 23, 1992
 34 
King David
(King of Israel)
King David
0
Birthdate: 1040 BC
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Israel
Died: 0970 BC
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Annette Funicello
(Actress and Singer)
Annette Funicello
5
Birthdate: October 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: April 8, 2013
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 36 
Martha Washington
(Former First Lady of the United States as the Wife of President George Washington)
Martha Washington
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1731
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chestnut Grove, Virginia, United States
Died: May 22, 1802
 37 
James Earl Ray
(Assassin)
James Earl Ray
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: April 23, 1998
 38 
Gottfried W. Leibniz
(German Mathematician Who Developed the Present Day Notation for the Differential and Integral Calculus)
Gottfried W. Leibniz
24
Birthdate: July 1, 1646
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: November 14, 1716
 39 
Henry Ford II
(Business Person)
Henry Ford II
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 29, 1987
 40 
Paul Castellano
(Gangster)
Paul Castellano
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: November 16, 1985
 41 
Anne Sullivan
(Educator)
Anne Sullivan
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 20, 1936
 42 
Eddie Money
(Singer-songwriter)
Eddie Money
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 13, 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 43 
Georgia Engel
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Georgette Franklin Baxter’ in the TV Sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’)
Georgia Engel
2
Birthdate: July 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 12, 2019
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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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, 2003
Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0780 AD
Birthplace: Khwarazm, Uzbekistan
Died: 0850 AD
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Epicurus
(Ancient Greek Philosopher Who Founded 'Epicureanism;, a Highly Influential School of Philosophy)
Epicurus
2
Birthdate: 0341
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Samos, Greece
Died: 0270 BC
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Denholm Elliott
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Birthdate: May 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: October 6, 1992
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Allen Ginsberg
(Best Known for His Poem ‘Howl’, Which is One of the Most Significant Products of the 'Beat Movement')
Allen Ginsberg
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5, 1997
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G. H. Hardy
(Mathematician)
G. H. Hardy
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 7, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cranleigh, England
Died: December 1, 1947
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Alex Haley
(Writer)
Alex Haley
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: February 10, 1992