Famous People Who Died At 79

The list of famous people who died at 79 includes Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Eden, Immanuel Kant, Ho Chi Minh, Antonin Scalia. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, novelists and artists and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 79 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.

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 1 
Plato
(Philosopher)

Plato
7
Birthdate: May 21, 0428
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Classical Athens, Greece
Died: 0348 BC

 2 
Elizabeth Taylor
(Legend of Classic Hollywood Cinema)

Elizabeth Taylor
30
Birthdate: February 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: March 23, 2011
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 3 
Ho Chi Minh
(Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam)

Ho Chi Minh
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: September 2, 1969

 4 
George Washington Carver
(Agricultural scientist)

George Washington Carver
28
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 19, 1890, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri, United States
Died: January 5, 1943

 5 
Ella Fitzgerald
(Jazz Singer)

Ella Fitzgerald
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, United States
Died: June 15, 1996
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 6 
H. G. Wells
(Writer)

H. G. Wells
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
Died: August 13, 1946

 7 
Immanuel Kant
(Philosopher)

Immanuel Kant
6
Birthdate: April 22, 1724
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: February 12, 1804
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 8 
Yip Man
(Martial artist)

Yip Man
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: December 2, 1972
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 9 
Johnny Carson
(Television Host)

Johnny Carson
6
Birthdate: October 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Corning, Iowa, United States
Died: January 23, 2005
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 
Merle Haggard
(Singer-songwriter)

Merle Haggard
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States
Died: April 6, 2016

 11 
Robert Mitchum
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic American Cinema)

Robert Mitchum
16
Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1, 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 

Danny Thomas
0
Birthdate: January 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Deerfield, Michigan, United States
Died: February 6, 1991

 13 
Charles de Gaulle
(President of France (1959-1969))

Charles de Gaulle
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: November 9, 1970
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 14 
Charles Babbage
(Father of the computer)

Charles Babbage
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 26, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 1871

 15 

Walter Matthau
4
Birthdate: October 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 2000
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 
Martin Van Buren
(8th President of the United States (1837-1841))

Martin Van Buren
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1782
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York, United States
Died: July 24, 1862

 17 
Geronimo
(Leader)

Geronimo
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arizpe Municipality, Mexico
Died: February 17, 1909

 18 
Cantinflas
(Comedian)

Cantinflas
5
Birthdate: August 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 20, 1993

 19 
Antonin Scalia
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1986-2016))

Antonin Scalia
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 13, 2016

 20 

Richard Dawson
2
Birthdate: November 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Died: June 2, 2012
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 

DeForest Kelley
3
Birthdate: January 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toccoa, Georgia, USA
Died: June 11, 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 

George Raft
2
Birthdate: September 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: November 24, 1980
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 23 

William Frawley
4
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa
Died: March 3, 1966
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 
John Cage
(Composer, Writer)

John Cage
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 12, 1992

 25 

Robert Culp
5
Birthdate: August 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: March 24, 2010
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 26 
Nancy Dow
(Actress)

Nancy Dow
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: May 25, 2016

 27 
Lord Mountbatten
(Last Viceroy of British India)

Lord Mountbatten
27
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frogmore House, Windsor, England
Died: August 27, 1979

 28 
John Ford
(Film Director)

John Ford
4
Birthdate: February 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
Died: August 31, 1973

 29 
Edward G. Robinson
(Tough-guy roles as gangsters in such films as Little Caesar and Key Largo)

Edward G. Robinson
1
Birthdate: December 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 26, 1973
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 30 
Harold Wilson
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976))

Harold Wilson
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England
Died: May 24, 1995

 31 
Adolphe Sax
(Inventor of Saxophone)

Adolphe Sax
2
Birthdate: November 6, 1814
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dinant
Died: February 7, 1894

 32 
Roy E. Disney
(Producer)

Roy E. Disney
5
Birthdate: January 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: December 16, 2009

 33 
Bo Diddley
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

Bo Diddley
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: McComb
Died: June 2, 2008
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 

Johnny Weissmuller
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Freidorf, Romania
Died: January 20, 1984
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 35 
Ferenc Puskás
(Football player Forward, Attacking Midfielder)

Ferenc Puskás
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 17, 2006
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 

Edward Woodward
5
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England
Died: November 16, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 37 
William Harvey
(Physician)

William Harvey
9
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1578
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Folkestone, England
Died: June 3, 1657

 38 

Paulette Goddard
0
Birthdate: June 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitestone, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1990
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 39 

James Stacy
2
Birthdate: December 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 9, 2016

 40 
Count Basie
(Former jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer who formed the Count Basie Orchestra)

Count Basie
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 26, 1984

 41 

Ray Milland
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: March 10, 1986
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 42 

Rene Auberjonois
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 
John Marshall
(Former Chief Justice)

John Marshall
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 24, 1755
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Germantown
Died: July 6, 1835

 44 
Audra Lindley
(Actress)

Audra Lindley
1
Birthdate: September 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 16, 1997
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 45 
Stephen Covey
(Educator, Author)

Stephen Covey
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: July 16, 2012

 46 

Jaime Escalante
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Paz, Bolivia
Died: March 20, 2010

 47 
Marie Laveau
(Occultist, Priestess)

Marie Laveau
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: June 15, 1881

 48 
Fred Ward
(Known for Role in the 'Right Stuff')

Fred Ward
1
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: May 8, 2022
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 49 

Mary McLeod Bethune
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18, 1955

 50 
Diane Cilento
(Actress)

Diane Cilento
3
Birthdate: April 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mooloolaba, Australia
Died: October 6, 2011
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)