Famous People Who Died At 81

The list of famous people who died at 81 includes John McCain, Queen Victoria, Richard Nixon, Charles Bronson, J. R. R. Tolkien. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, artists and composers and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 81 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.

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 1 
Queen Victoria
(Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901))

Queen Victoria
104
Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London, England
Died: January 22, 1901

 2 
J. R. R. Tolkien
(Author of 'The Hobbit' & 'The Lord of the Rings')

J. R. R. Tolkien
31
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 3 
Ray Kroc
(CEO of McDonald's (1967-1973))

Ray Kroc
34
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: January 14, 1984

 4 
Kenny Rogers
(Best-Selling Country Music Artists of All Time)

Kenny Rogers
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: March 20, 2020

 5 

Charles Bronson
12
Birthdate: November 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 30, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 6 
Bette Davis
(Actress)

Bette Davis
15
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 6, 1989
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 7 
Richard Nixon
(President of the United States (1969-74))

Richard Nixon
48
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
Died: April 22, 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 
Don Knotts
(Actor)

Don Knotts
8
Birthdate: July 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006

 9 
Glen Campbell
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Actor and TV Host)

Glen Campbell
6
Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billstown, Arkansas, United States
Died: August 8, 2017

 10 

Brian Dennehy
5
Birthdate: July 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 15, 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 11 
Jefferson Davis
(Former President of the Confederate States of America)

Jefferson Davis
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fairview, Kentucky, United States
Died: December 6, 1889

 12 
Eartha Kitt
(Singer with a Distinctive Voice Known for her Hits "Let's Do It", and "C'est si bon")

Eartha Kitt
24
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25, 2008
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 13 

Peter Cushing
5
Birthdate: May 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kenley, England
Died: August 11, 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 
Samuel Adams
(Founding Father of the United States)

Samuel Adams
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1722
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 2, 1803

 15 
Bill Withers
(American singer-songwriter)

Bill Withers
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Slab Fork, West Virginia, U.S.
Died: March 30, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 
Mel Blanc
(Known for His Voices of 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' & 'Porky Pig' During the Golden Age of American Animation)

Mel Blanc
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 10, 1989
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 17 

Peter O'Toole
10
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: December 14, 2013

 18 

Boris Karloff
3
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: February 2, 1969
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 19 
Joan Rivers
(Comedian and the First Woman to Host a Late Night TV Talk Show 'The Late Show')

Joan Rivers
14
Birthdate: June 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 2014

 20 

Dennis Weaver
10
Birthdate: June 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: February 24, 2006
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 21 
George III of the United Kingdom
(King of Great Britain and of Ireland (1760-1801))

George III of the United Kingdom
14
Birthdate: June 4, 1738
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 29, 1820

 22 

Pernell Roberts
11
Birthdate: May 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Waycross, Georgia, United States
Died: January 24, 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 23 

Larry Hagman
3
Birthdate: September 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: November 23, 2012
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 

Harvey Korman
6
Birthdate: February 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 29, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 25 
Vicente Fernández
(Singer, actor, and movie producer whose career has spanned more than fifty years and resulted in seven Latin Grammy Awards.)

Vicente Fernández
7
Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: December 12, 2021
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 26 
John Huston
(Director of Classic Movies Like 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Asphalt Jungle', 'The Misfits' and Many More)

John Huston
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States
Died: August 28, 1987
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 27 
Mariam-uz-Zamani
(Akbar's Third Wife)

Mariam-uz-Zamani
10
Birthdate: 1542 AD
Died: May 19, 1623

 28 
Wu Zetian
(Chinese Empress)

Wu Zetian
8
Birthdate: February 17, 0624
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lizhou, Tang Dynasty
Died: December 16, 0705

 29 
George Jones
(Country Singer Best Known for His Song ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today')

George Jones
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saratoga, Texas, United States
Died: April 26, 2013
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 30 
Garry Marshall
(Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director & Producer)

Garry Marshall
3
Birthdate: November 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 19, 2016

 31 
Gene Rayburn
(Radio & Television Personality)

Gene Rayburn
0
Birthdate: December 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, United States
Died: November 29, 1999
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 32 
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
(Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bizana, Eastern Cape
Died: April 2, 2018

 33 
Jimmy Dean
(Singer)

Jimmy Dean
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plainview, Texas, United States
Died: June 13, 2010
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 34 
Hildegard of Bingen
(German Writer, Composer, Philosopher and Mystic Considered to be One of the Best-Known Composers of Sacred Monophony)

Hildegard of Bingen
2
Birthdate: 1098 AD
Birthplace: Bermersheim vor der Höhe, Germany
Died: September 17, 1179

 35 
Maria Montessori
(Founder of the Montessori method of education)

Maria Montessori
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chiaravalle, Italy
Died: April 30, 1952

 36 

Pope John XXIII
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Italy
Died: June 3, 1963

 37 
Pat Nixon
(Wife of Richard Nixon and First Lady of the United States (1969-74))

Pat Nixon
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ely, Nevada, United States
Died: June 22, 1993

Clarence Williams III
14
Birthdate: August 21, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 4, 2021

 39 
Marcel Duchamp
(Artist Known for His Revolutionary Developments in the 'Plastic Arts' In the Early 20th Century)

Marcel Duchamp
3
Birthdate: July 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France
Died: October 2, 1968

 40 
John McCain
(United States Senator from Arizona (1987-2018))

John McCain
35
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coco Solo, Panama
Died: August 25, 2018

 41 
Peggy Lee
(Singer)

Peggy Lee
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: January 21, 2002
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 42 
David Hilbert
(Mathematician)

David Hilbert
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 23, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Königsberg or Wehlau, Province of Prussia (today Znamensk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)
Died: February 14, 1943

 43 
Carmine Persico
(Mobster, Boss of the Colombo Crime Family)

Carmine Persico
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 7, 2019

 44 
Kader Khan
(Former actor who appeared in over 300 Bollywood films, prolific screenwriter for Bollywood films in the period 1970s to 1999 and wrote dialogues for 200 films)

Kader Khan
3
Birthdate: October 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pishin, Pakistan
Died: December 31, 2018

 45 

Kenny Baker
2
Birthdate: August 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: August 13, 2016
Height: 3'8" (112 cm)

 46 
Tommy Douglas
(7th Premier of Saskatchewan (1944-61))

Tommy Douglas
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland
Died: February 24, 1986

 47 
Jack Haley
(Vaudevillian)

Jack Haley
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: June 6, 1979
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 48 
Mary Astor
(Actress)

Mary Astor
0
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, USA
Died: September 25, 1987
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 49 
William Golding
(Novelist)

William Golding
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newquay
Died: June 19, 1993

 50 
LaWanda Page
(Actress)

LaWanda Page
3
Birthdate: October 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14, 2002