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 Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: March 23, 2011

 2 Lord Mountbatten

Lord Mountbatten.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General of Independent India
Birthdate: June 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died: August 27, 1979

 3 Ivar the Boneless

Ivar the Boneless.
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Famous As: Viking Warrior
Birthdate: 0794 AD
Birthplace: Hord, Jutland
Died: 0873 AD

 4 Johnny Carson

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

 5 Yip Man

Yip Man.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Martial Artist
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Foshan
Died: December 2, 1972

 6 Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum.
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport
Died: July 1, 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 7 Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of France
Birthdate: November 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: November 9, 1970
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 8 Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Birthdate: May 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: September 2, 1969

 9 Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of UK
Birthdate: June 12, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windlestone Hall, England
Died: January 14, 1977

 10 Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield
Died: May 24, 1995
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 11 Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 22, 1724
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: February 12, 1804

 12 Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda.
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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: February 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: August 16, 2019

 13 H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
Died: August 13, 1946

 14 Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 2000

 15 Richard Dawson

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

 16 Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died: August 14, 2011
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 17 Geronimo

Geronimo.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: June 16, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Mexico
Died: February 17, 1909

 18 George Wallace

George Wallace.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clio, Alabama, United States
Died: September 13, 1998

 19 Martin Van Buren

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

 20 Charlotte Johnson Wahl

Charlotte Johnson Wahl.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter, Mother of Boris Johnson
Birthdate: April 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
Died: September 13, 2021

 21 Nancy Dow

Nancy Dow.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Connecticut, USA
Died: May 25, 2016

 22 Ella Fitzgerald

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

 23 Ejner Johansson

Ejner Johansson
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Famous As: Art Historian
Birthdate: March 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 28, 2001

 24 Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Father of the computer
Birthdate: December 26, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 1871

 25 Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States
Died: April 6, 2016

 26 Ferenc Puskás

Ferenc Puskás
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: November 17, 2006

 27 Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas.
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Birthdate: January 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Deerfield, Michigan, U.S.
Died: February 6, 1991

 28 Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard.
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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: June 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitestone
Died: April 23, 1990
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 29 DeForest Kelley

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

 30 James Stacy

James Stacy.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: September 9, 2016

 31 Johnny Weissmuller

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

 32 Robert Culp

Robert Culp.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California
Died: March 24, 2010
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 33 Maria Rasputin

Maria Rasputin.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Grigori Rasputin’s Daughter
Birthdate: March 27, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pokrovskoye, Russian Empire
Died: September 27, 1977

 34 Antonin Scalia

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

 35 George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver.
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Famous As: Scientist & Inventor
Birthdate: January 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri, United States
Died: January 5, 1943

 36 John Ford

John Ford.
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Famous As: Film Director & Producer
Birthdate: February 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth
Died: August 31, 1973
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 37 François Mitterrand

François Mitterrand.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of France
Birthdate: October 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarnac
Died: January 8, 1996

 38 William Frawley

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

 39 Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: American Vodoo queen
Birthdate: September 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: June 16, 1881

 40 Liliʻuokalani

Liliʻuokalani.
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Famous As: Queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Birthdate: September 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: November 11, 1917

 41 Richard Briers

Richard Briers.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Raynes Park, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 17, 2013
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 42 Edward Woodward

Edward Woodward.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom
Died: November 16, 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 Maxene Andrews

Maxene Andrews
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: January 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 21, 1995

 44 Frank Rosenthal

Frank Rosenthal
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 13, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 45 David H. Koch

David H. Koch.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-owner of Koch Industries
Birthdate: May 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita
Died: August 23, 2019
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 46 John Lindsay

John Lindsay.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician, Former Mayor of New York City
Birthdate: November 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City
Died: December 19, 2000

 47 John Cage

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

 48 Ray Milland

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

 49 Roy E. Disney

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

 50 Milton Obote

Milton Obote
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Uganda
Birthdate: December 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Apac
Died: October 10, 2005