Famous People Who Died At 95

The list of famous people who died at 95 includes Nelson Mandela, Mark Felt, Ernest Borgnine, W. E. B. Du Bois, Philippe Pétain. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, physicists and journalists and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 95 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & France and many more countries.
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Stan Lee
(Primary Creative Leader of Marvel Comics and Characters such as 'Spider-Man', 'X-Men' and 'Iron Man')
Stan Lee
95
Birthdate: December 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 12, 2018

Stan Lee was one of the most popular comic book writers, thanks to his appearances in several Marvel movies. He is well-known as the co-creator of many famous superheroes, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Hulk. He pioneered a naturalistic method to writing superhero comics and challenged the Comics Code Authority, which ultimately led to changes in its policies.

 2 
Nelson Mandela
(Anti-Apartheid Activist Who Served as the First President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999)
Nelson Mandela
87
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mvezo, South Africa
Died: December 5, 2013
Revered as the Father of the Nation by the South Africans, Nelson Mandela was a statesman who rose to become the country’s first black head of state. He reconciled a nation divided along racial lines and dismantled the legacy of apartheid.
 3 
John Glenn
(Tthe First American to Orbit the Earth)
John Glenn
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambridge, Ohio, United States
Died: December 8, 2016

The first American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn was an astronaut, aviator, politician, and businessman. Beginning his career as an army man, he was a fighter pilot in World War II. He later joined NASA and was one of the Mercury Seven. Following his retirement from NASA, he became a politician and served in the US Senate.

 4 
W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)
W. E. B. Du Bois
39
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963

W. E. B. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, sociologist, and Pan-Africanist. Du Bois played an instrumental role in fighting for full civil rights for people of color around the world. A co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Du Bois also played an important role as the leader of the Niagara Movement.

 5 
Maureen O’Hara
(American Actress and Singer)
Maureen O’Hara
15
Birthdate: August 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 24, 2015

Maureen O'Hara was an Irish singer and actress. Dubbed The Queen of Technicolor due to her long and successful career throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Maureen O'Hara was popular for playing passionate, but sensible characters. In 2014, she received an Honorary Academy Award. In 2020, she was ranked first on Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times.

 6 
Ernest Borgnine
(Actor Best Known for His Gruff Voice and Gap-Toothed Cheshire Cat Grin)
Ernest Borgnine
14
Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 8, 2012

Ernest Borgnine was an American actor well-known for his Cheshire cat grin and gruff but calm voice. An Academy Award winner, Borgnine's film career spanned over 60 years. Also known for his work on television, Ernest Borgnine voiced Mermaid Man, an important character in the popular series SpongeBob SquarePants. Ernest Borgnine's hometown Hamden, Connecticut named a street in his honor.

 7 
Buddy Ebsen
(Actor and Dancer Known for His Role as ‘Jed Clampett’ on the TV Serise ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’)
Buddy Ebsen
12
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States
Died: July 6, 2003

Actor and dancer Buddy Ebsen is best remembered for playing Jed Clampett in the CBS television sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillies. In a career spanning seven decades, he appeared in numerous films and TV shows, playing versatile roles. Beginning his career as a dancer, he soon ventured into acting. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 8 
Hal Holbrook
12
Birthdate: February 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S
Died: January 23, 2021

Actor, TV director, and writer, Hal Holbrook, has been active in the entertainment industry for seven decades. In his extensive career, he has appeared in hundreds of films, TV shows, and stage productions. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards. He was honored with the National Humanities Medal in 2003.

 9 
Gloria Vanderbilt
(Artist and Fashion Designer Best Remembered for her Custody Battle)
Gloria Vanderbilt
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 17, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt was an American fashion designer, actress, author, and socialite. As a child, she was subjected to a child custody trial, which the press named trial of the century due to its high-profile nature. As a designer, Vanderbilt is credited with developing and popularizing designer blue jeans. She also launched a line of household goods and perfumes.

 10 
Phyllis Diller
(Comedian, Actress)
Phyllis Diller
8
Birthdate: July 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: August 20, 2012
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 11 
Billy Wilder
(One of the Most Brilliant and Versatile Filmmakers of 'Classic Hollywood Cinema' With a Career Spanning Five Decades)
Billy Wilder
4
Birthdate: June 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sucha Beskidzka, Poland
Died: March 27, 2002

Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American film producer, screenwriter, and director. Widely considered one of the most versatile and brilliant filmmakers of Classical Hollywood cinema, Wilder became the first person to win Oscars as a screenwriter, director, and producer for his 1960 film The Apartment.

 12 
Christopher Tolkien
(Editor, Illustrator, Academic and the Son of Author J. R. R. Tolkien)
Christopher Tolkien
9
Birthdate: November 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom
Died: January 16, 2020

Christopher Tolkien was a French and English academic editor. The son of legendary author J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher edited much of his father's work, which was published after his father's demise. Christopher Tolkien is also credited with drawing the original maps in, The Lord of the Rings, one of his father's highly acclaimed novels.

 13 
Norman Borlaug
(American Agronomist and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1970)
Norman Borlaug
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa, United States
Died: September 12, 2009

Norman Borlaug was an American agronomist who played a key role in the Green Revolution, a set of research technology transfer initiatives that increased agricultural production, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. Nicknamed the Father of the Green Revolution, Borlaug was also honored with the Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work.

 14 
Jake LaMotta
(American Professional Boxer Who Was World Middleweight Champion Between 1949 and 1951)
Jake LaMotta
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: September 19, 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
Joseph Joe Barbera
(Director, Co-Founder of the Animation Studio and Production Company ‘Hanna-Barbera’)
Joseph Joe Barbera
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Delancey Street, New York, United States
Died: December 18, 2006

Joseph Barbera was an American animator, cartoon artist, storyboard artist, director, and producer. He is credited with co-producing Tom and Jerry along with William Hanna while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Barbera is also credited with co-founding the popular animation studio Hanna-Barbera which produced world-renowned programs like Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, and The Smurfs. Hanna-Barbera's shows have been translated into over 28 languages.

 16 
Peter Drucker
(Management Consultant)
Peter Drucker
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 11, 2005
 17 
Estee Lauder
(Co-Founder of the Estée Lauder Companies)
Estee Lauder
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Corona, New York, United States
Died: April 24, 2004
 18 
Albert Bandura
(One of the Most Influential Psychologists of All Time)
Albert Bandura
4
Birthdate: December 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mundare, Canada
Died: July 26, 2021

Albert Bandura is a Canadian-American psychologist who has made significant contributions to several fields of psychology, such as personality psychology, therapy, and social cognitive theory. Regarded as the greatest living psychologist, Bandura is also counted among the most influential psychologists ever. He has been honored with over 16 honorary degrees. In 2016, Albert Bandura received the National Medal of Science.

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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
(Author and Clergyman Known for His Best-Selling Book ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’)
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 31, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bowersville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 24, 1993

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was an American author and minister best known for his efforts to popularize the concept of positive thinking. His book The Power of Positive Thinking is a great testimony to his efforts. Peale influenced several US presidents, including President Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. Artist and cartoonist Scott Adams has cited Peale as a major influence.

 20 
Norman Wisdom
6
Birthdate: February 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: October 4, 2010
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 21 
Jayne Meadows
(Actress)
Jayne Meadows
1
Birthdate: September 27, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wuchang District, Wuhan, China
Died: April 26, 2015
 22 
Sargent Shriver
(American Politician and United States Ambassador to France (1968–1970))
Sargent Shriver
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westminster, Maryland, United States
Died: January 18, 2011
Sargent Shriver was part of the Kennedy family, as the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy. He was part of the U.S. Navy and also worked as an assistant editor at Newsweek. He developed many anti-poverty programs and was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1972.
 23 
Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Photographer and Painter)
Henri Cartier-Bresson
3
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chanteloup-en-Brie, France
Died: August 3, 2004

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer. Considered a master of candid photography, he pioneered the genre of street photography. He was among the earliest users of the 35 mm film. In 1947, he became one of the founding members of Magnum Photos, an international photographic cooperative. In his later years, he explored drawing and painting. 

 24 
Edward Teller
(physicist)
Edward Teller
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 9, 2003

Edward Teller was one of the famous "Martians,” or eminent Hungarian scientists who had migrated to the U.S. A prominent chemical engineer and nuclear physicist, he was part of the team that created the world’s first atomic bomb and also designed the first hydrogen bomb, or thermonuclear bomb.

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Celeste Holm
(Actress)
Celeste Holm
6
Birthdate: April 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 15, 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Efrem Zimbalist Jr
4
Birthdate: November 30, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: May 2, 2014
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Herbert Lom
(Czech Actor Renowned For His Versatility)
Herbert Lom
4
Birthdate: September 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: September 27, 2012

Herbert Lom was a Czech actor best remembered for his versatility as he portrayed suave villains during his younger days and then moved on to playing professional men as he aged. He also proved his comedy skills in The Pink Panther franchise. Lom worked well into his 80s before retiring in 2002. He died 10 years later in his sleep.

 28 
Arthur Rubinstein
(One of the Greatest Pianists and Chopin Interpreters of His Time)
Arthur Rubinstein
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: December 20, 1982

Arthur Rubinstein was a Polish-American pianist counted amongst the greatest pianists of all time. He had an extensive career spanning eight decades, during which he earned much international acclaim. He played music performed by several illustrious composers and is especially remembered for his interpretation of Chopin’s music. Renowned pianists François-René Duchâble and Avi Schönfeld were his students. 

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Penny Chenery
(Horse Breeder and Owner of the Legendary 1973 Triple Crown Champion Race Horse 'Secretariat')
Penny Chenery
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Died: September 16, 2017

Penny Chenery was introduced to the world of Thoroughbred racing world by her father, Christopher Chenery. Penny owned the famed Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown owner. She was also one of the rare few women at the Columbia Business School back in her time. She also inspired a Disney film.

 30 
Betty Lynn
(Actress)
Betty Lynn
6
Birthdate: August 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: October 16, 2021
 31 
Hélio Gracie
(Brazilian Martial Artist and Judo Player)
Hélio Gracie
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belém, State of Pará, Brazil
Died: January 29, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 32 
Leopold Stokowski
(British Conductor)
Leopold Stokowski
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 13, 1977
 33 
Gene Deitch
(Animator)
Gene Deitch
2
Birthdate: August 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 16, 2020
 34 
Alistair Cooke
(Journalist, Writer)
Alistair Cooke
2
Birthdate: November 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire, England
Died: March 30, 2004
 35 
Frederick Sanger
(Biochemist)
Frederick Sanger
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rendcomb
Died: November 19, 2013

Frederick Sanger remains one of only two people to have won the Nobel Prize twice in the same category. The British biochemist is remembered for his ground-breaking work on nucleic acids and the insulin molecule. The son of a Quaker medical missionary, Sanger, too, grew up believing in Quakerism.

 36 
Daniel arap Moi
(Second President of Kenya)
Daniel arap Moi
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacho, Kenya
Died: February 4, 2020
Daniel arap Moi was a Kenyan politician best remembered for his service as the President of Kenya from 22 August 1978 to 30 December 2002. Kenya's longest-serving president, Moi was regarded by many as an authoritarian and his regime was deemed dictatorial. During his presidency, Daniel arap Moi was accused of human rights abuses by organizations like Amnesty International.
 37 
Henry Murray
(Psychologist)
Henry Murray
1
Birthdate: May 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: June 23, 1988
 38 
Mark Felt
(2nd Associate Director of the FBI Who was Known for His Role in the Watergate Scandal)
Mark Felt
16
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
Died: December 18, 2008

Mark Felt served as the FBI associate director from 1972 to 1973. He was widely suspected of being Deep Throat, the anonymous source who provided The Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein vital information regarding the Watergate scandal, and eventually owned up a few years before his death.

 39 
August von Mackensen
(Military Leader)
August von Mackensen
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 6, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trossin, Germany
Died: November 8, 1945

August von Mackensen was a German field marshal during the First World War. He was considered one of the German Empire's most prominent military leaders. Following his retirement, he became a Prussian state councilor. He supported right-wing monarchists and nationalist groups. His attitude towards the Nazi regime was ambiguous. He died in 1945 at the age of 95. 

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Penny Singleton
(Actress)
Penny Singleton
3
Birthdate: September 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 12, 2003
 41 
Helena Rubinstein
(Business women)
Helena Rubinstein
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kraków, Austrian Poland
Died: April 1, 1965
 42 
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
(Indian Poet and Writer of the 'Nayi Kavita Literary Movement' Best Known for His Early Work 'Madhushala')
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 18, 2003

A pioneer of Hindi romantic poetry and the Chhayavaad movement, Harivanshrai Bachchan is best remembered for his book of 135 quatrains, Madhushala. He was the first Indian to earn a PhD in English literature from Cambridge University. He was also the father of legendary Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan.

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Doris Hare
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of ‘Mrs. Mabel "Mum" Butler’ in ‘On the Buses’)
Doris Hare
0
Birthdate: March 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bargoed, Wales
Died: May 30, 2000
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 44 
Red Schoendienst
(Baseball player)
Red Schoendienst
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Illinois, United States
Died: June 6, 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Judith Kerr
(Writer and illustrator whose books sold more than 10 million copies around the world)
Judith Kerr
2
Birthdate: June 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 22, 2019
 46 
Ahmed Ben Bella
(1st President of Algeria)
Ahmed Ben Bella
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maghnia, Algeria
Died: April 11, 2012

Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria’s first president, had humble beginnings, as the son of a farmer and small-time businessman. He once went to prison after robbing a post office to fund his revolutionary operations and later formed the National Liberation Front to fight against the French colonial reign.

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M. F. Husain
(One of the Most Celebrated and Internationally Recognized Indian Artists of the 20th Century)
M. F. Husain
4
Birthdate: September 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India
Died: June 9, 2011

M. F. Husain was an Indian artist and filmmaker best remembered for his association with Indian modernism during the 1940s. A founding member of the Progressive Artists' Group, Husain was one of the 20th century's most renowned Indian artists. In 1991, M. F. Husain was honored with India's second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan.

 48 
Léopold Sédar Senghor
(1st President of Senegal)
Léopold Sédar Senghor
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joal Fadiout, Senegal
Died: December 20, 2001

Léopold Sédar Senghor was a Senegalese cultural theorist, poet, and politician. He was Senegal's first president, a position in which he served from 1960 to 1980. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most prominent African intellectuals, Senghor is credited with founding the Senegalese Democratic Bloc party. Senghor received many awards, including the African Studies Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Winston Graham
(Novelist)
Winston Graham
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Victoria Park, Manchester, England
Died: July 10, 2003
 50 
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
(Politician)
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 19, 1737
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Died: November 14, 1832