Famous People Who Died At 81

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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 
J. R. R. Tolkien
(Author of 'The Hobbit' & 'The Lord of the Rings')
J. R. R. Tolkien
37
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Queen Victoria
(Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901))
Queen Victoria
117
Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London, England
Died: January 22, 1901
 3 
Ray Kroc
(CEO of McDonald's (1967-1973))
Ray Kroc
37
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
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: March 20, 2020
 5 
Charles Bronson
(American Actor Best Known for Playing the Role of Police Officers, Gunfighters and Vigilantes)
Charles Bronson
14
Birthdate: November 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 30, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Richard Nixon
(President of the United States (1969-74))
Richard Nixon
52
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)
 7 
Bette Davis
(Actress)
Bette Davis
20
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 6, 1989
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 8 
Don Knotts
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Role in TV Series: 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Three's Company')
Don Knotts
13
Birthdate: July 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Glen Campbell
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Actor and TV Host)
Glen Campbell
8
Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billstown, Arkansas, United States
Died: August 8, 2017
 10 
Brian Dennehy
6
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 (1862 - 1865))
Jefferson Davis
43
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
26
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25, 2008
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 13 
Peter O'Toole
(Stage and Film Actor)
Peter O'Toole
15
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: December 14, 2013
 14 
Peter Cushing
6
Birthdate: May 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kenley, England
Died: August 11, 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Mel Blanc
(Known for His Voices of 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' & 'Porky Pig' During the Golden Age of American Animation)
Mel Blanc
4
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 10, 1989
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
Bill Withers
(American singer-songwriter)
Bill Withers
3
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)
 17 
Samuel Adams
(American Political Philosopher and 4th Governor of Massachusetts (1794–1797))
Samuel Adams
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1722
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 2, 1803
 18 
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)
 19 
Boris Karloff
4
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: February 2, 1969
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Joan Rivers
(Comedian and the First Woman to Host a Late Night TV Talk Show 'The Late Show')
Joan Rivers
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Birthdate: June 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 2014
 21 
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)
 22 
Dennis Weaver
(Actor and Former President of the Screen Actors Guild)
Dennis Weaver
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Birthdate: June 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: February 24, 2006
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
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
 24 
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
(Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist)
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bizana, Eastern Cape
Died: April 2, 2018
 25 
Harvey Korman
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Sketch Comedy Series 'The Carol Burnett Show')
Harvey Korman
6
Birthdate: February 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 29, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 26 
Jimmy Dean
(Singer and Actor Best Known for His 1960s Hit ‘Big Bad John')
Jimmy Dean
5
Birthdate: August 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plainview, Texas, United States
Died: June 13, 2010
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 27 
Pernell Roberts
(Actor, Activist, and Singer Best Known for His Roles as ‘Adam Cartwright’ in the TV Series ‘Bonanza’)
Pernell Roberts
13
Birthdate: May 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Waycross, Georgia, United States
Died: January 24, 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Mariam-uz-Zamani
(Akbar's Third Wife)
Mariam-uz-Zamani
13
Birthdate: 1542 AD
Died: May 19, 1623
 29 
Cantinflas
(One of the Most Popular Entertainers in the History of Latin-American Cinema)
Cantinflas
9
Birthdate: August 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 20, 1993
 30 
Wu Zetian
(Chinese Empress)
Wu Zetian
8
Birthdate: February 17, 0624
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lizhou, Tang Dynasty
Died: December 16, 0705
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Vicente Fernández
(Singer, actor, and movie producer whose career has spanned more than fifty years and resulted in seven Latin Grammy Awards.)
Vicente Fernández
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Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: December 12, 2021
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Garry Marshall
(Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director & Producer)
Garry Marshall
4
Birthdate: November 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 19, 2016
 33 
George Jones
(Country Singer Best Known for His Song ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today')
George Jones
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saratoga, Texas, United States
Died: April 26, 2013
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 34 
Gene Rayburn
(American Popular Television and Radio Personality Known for Hosting Numerous Editions of 'Match Game' Shows)
Gene Rayburn
1
Birthdate: December 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, United States
Died: November 29, 1999
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Maria Montessori
(Italian Educator and Founder of the 'Montessori Method of Education')
Maria Montessori
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chiaravalle, Italy
Died: April 30, 1952
 36 
Hildegard of Bingen
(German Writer, Composer, Philosopher and Mystic Considered to be One of the Best-Known Composers of Sacred Monophony)
Hildegard of Bingen
3
Birthdate: 1098 AD
Birthplace: Bermersheim vor der Höhe, Germany
Died: September 17, 1179
 37 
Pat Nixon
(First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974 as the Wife of President Richard Nixon)
Pat Nixon
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ely, Nevada, United States
Died: June 22, 1993
 38 
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
 39 
Clarence Williams III
(Known for His Role as ‘Linc Hayes’ in the TV Series ‘The Mod Squad’)
Clarence Williams III
15
Birthdate: August 21, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 4, 2021
 40 
Marcel Duchamp
(Artist Known for His Revolutionary Developments in the 'Plastic Arts' In the Early 20th Century)
Marcel Duchamp
4
Birthdate: July 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France
Died: October 2, 1968
 41 
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
 42 
Peggy Lee
(Singer)
Peggy Lee
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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)
 43 
Ben Gazzara
(Actor, Director)
Ben Gazzara
2
Birthdate: August 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: February 3, 2012
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 44 
Carmine Persico
(Mobster, Boss of the Colombo Crime Family)
Carmine Persico
8
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 7, 2019
 45 
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)
 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 
Kenny Baker
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Birthdate: August 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: August 13, 2016
Height: 3'8" (112 cm)
 48 
William Golding
(Novelist)
William Golding
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newquay
Died: June 19, 1993
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Mary Astor
(American Actress Known for Her Role as 'Brigid O’Shaughnessy' in the Film 'Maltese Falcon')
Mary Astor
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Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States
Died: September 25, 1987
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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LaWanda Page
(Actress)
LaWanda Page
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Birthdate: October 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14, 2002