Famous People Who Died At 79

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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
(One of the Best Actresses of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Elizabeth Taylor
40
Birthdate: February 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: March 23, 2011
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 2 
Ho Chi Minh
(Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam)
Ho Chi Minh
43
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: September 2, 1969
 3 
George Washington Carver
(American Agricultural Scientist and Inventor Who Promoted Alternative Crops to Cotton and Methods to Prevent Soil Depletion)
George Washington Carver
33
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri, United States
Died: January 5, 1943
 4 
Ella Fitzgerald
(Jazz Singer Who was Noted for Her Purity of Tone and Impeccable Diction)
Ella Fitzgerald
27
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)
 5 
Johnny Carson
(Comedian and Producer Best Known as the Host of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’)
Johnny Carson
11
Birthdate: October 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Corning, Iowa, United States
Died: January 23, 2005
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Yip Man
(Martial Artist and a Grandmaster of the Martial Art 'Wing Chun')
Yip Man
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: December 2, 1972
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 7 
H. G. Wells
(British Author Who Has Been Called the 'Father of Science Fiction')
H. G. Wells
24
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 13, 1946
 8 
Robert Mitchum
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic American Cinema)
Robert Mitchum
19
Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1, 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Immanuel Kant
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of All Time)
Immanuel Kant
13
Birthdate: April 22, 1724
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: February 12, 1804
 10 
Charles de Gaulle
(Former French President & Army Officer Who Led 'Free France' against Nazi Germany in World War II)
Charles de Gaulle
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: November 9, 1970
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 11 
Danny Thomas
(Creator & Star of the Highly Successful Sitcom 'The Danny Thomas Show')
Danny Thomas
2
Birthdate: January 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Deerfield, Michigan, United States
Died: February 6, 1991
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Richard Dawson
(Actor, Comedian and Game Show Host)
Richard Dawson
4
Birthdate: November 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 2, 2012
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Walter Matthau
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘A Face in the Crowd’ and ‘King Creole’)
Walter Matthau
9
Birthdate: October 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 2000
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 14 
Charles Babbage
(Father of the computer)
Charles Babbage
13
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 26, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 1871
 15 
Merle Haggard
(Country Singer & Leader of the Band ‘The Strangers’)
Merle Haggard
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States
Died: April 6, 2016
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Geronimo
(Bedonkohe Apache Leader of the Chiricahua Apache)
Geronimo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arizpe Municipality, Mexico
Died: February 17, 1909
 17 
Christine McVie
(Singer-songwriter)
Christine McVie
10
Birthdate: July 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bouth, Lancashire, England
Died: November 30, 2022
 18 
Martin Van Buren
(8th President of the United States (1837-1841))
Martin Van Buren
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1782
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York, United States
Died: July 24, 1862
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
DeForest Kelley
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Leonard McCoy’ in the TV Series ‘Star Trek’)
DeForest Kelley
6
Birthdate: January 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toccoa, Georgia, United States
Died: June 11, 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Antonin Scalia
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1986 - 2016))
Antonin Scalia
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 13, 2016
 21 
Edward G. Robinson
(Romanian-American Actor Known for His Tough-Guy Roles as Gangsters)
Edward G. Robinson
3
Birthdate: December 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 26, 1973
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
William Frawley
6
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa
Died: March 3, 1966
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 23 
George Raft
5
Birthdate: September 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: November 24, 1980
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
Robert Culp
(Known for His Role as 'Kelly Robinson' in TV series 'I Spy')
Robert Culp
5
Birthdate: August 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: March 24, 2010
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
John Cage
(Composer, Writer)
John Cage
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 12, 1992
 26 
Paulette Goddard
(One of the Most Popular Female Stars of the Early 1940s)
Paulette Goddard
1
Birthdate: June 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1990
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 27 
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)
 28 
Lord Mountbatten
(Last Viceroy of British India)
Lord Mountbatten
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frogmore House, Windsor, England
Died: August 27, 1979
 29 
Fred Ward
(Known for Role in the 'Right Stuff')
Fred Ward
4
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: May 8, 2022
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
John Ford
(One of the Most Important and Influential Filmmakers of His Generation)
John Ford
9
Birthdate: February 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
Died: August 31, 1973
 31 
Nancy Dow
(American Actress and Mother of Actress Jennifer Aniston)
Nancy Dow
6
Birthdate: July 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: May 25, 2016
 32 
Johnny Weissmuller
(Olympic Swimmer and Actor Who Played Tarzan)
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)
 33 
Rene Auberjonois
(Actor & Director Best Known for His Role of 'Odo' on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine')
Rene Auberjonois
5
Birthdate: June 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 34 
Roy E. Disney
(Producer)
Roy E. Disney
8
Birthdate: January 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: December 16, 2009
 35 
Bo Diddley
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)
Bo Diddley
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: McComb
Died: June 2, 2008
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 36 
Adolphe Sax
(Inventor of Saxophone)
Adolphe Sax
4
Birthdate: November 6, 1814
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dinant
Died: February 7, 1894
 37 
Edward Woodward
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘David Callan in the TV Series ‘Callan’)
Edward Woodward
8
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England
Died: November 16, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Peter Fonda
(Known for His Role of 'Wyatt' in the Film 'Easy Rider')
Peter Fonda
13
Birthdate: February 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 16, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Diane Cilento
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film ‘Tom Jones)
Diane Cilento
7
Birthdate: April 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mooloolaba, Australia
Died: October 6, 2011
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 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
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘The Lost Weekend’ and ‘Reap the Wild Wind’)
Ray Milland
7
Birthdate: January 3, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: March 10, 1986
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Chick Corea
(Jazz musician, Composer)
Chick Corea
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 9, 2021
 43 
William Harvey
(Physician)
William Harvey
22
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1578
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Folkestone, England
Died: June 3, 1657
 44 
James Stacy
(American Film and Television Actor Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Lancer’)
James Stacy
5
Birthdate: December 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 9, 2016
 45 
Audra Lindley
(Actress)
Audra Lindley
3
Birthdate: September 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 16, 1997
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 46 
Jaime Escalante
(Bolivian-American Math Instructor)
Jaime Escalante
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Paz, Bolivia
Died: March 20, 2010
 47 
Ed Wynn
(Actor)
Ed Wynn
3
Birthdate: November 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 19, 1966
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Harold Wilson
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976))
Harold Wilson
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 24, 1995
 49 
Kim Hunter
(Actress)
Kim Hunter
0
Birthdate: November 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: September 11, 2002
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 50 
Mary McLeod Bethune
(American Civil Rights Activist and Founder of the 'National Council of Negro Women')
Mary McLeod Bethune
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18, 1955