Famous People Who Died At 96

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The list of famous people who died at 96 includes Katharine Hepburn, Simo Häyhä, Joan Fontaine, Vyacheslav Molotov, P. L. Travers. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, actors and physicists and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 96 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Queen Elizabeth II
(Former Queen of the United Kingdom)
Queen Elizabeth II
185
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: September 8, 2022
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 2 
Katharine Hepburn
(Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Katharine Hepburn
14
Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29, 2003
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Simo Häyhä
(Sniper)
Simo Häyhä
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rautjärvi, Finland
Died: April 1, 2002
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 4 
Cicely Tyson
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Films: 'Sounder' and ‘The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’)
Cicely Tyson
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Birthdate: December 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: January 28, 2021
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 5 
Joan Fontaine
(One of the Leading Actresses of the Hollywood During the 'Golden Age')
Joan Fontaine
4
Birthdate: October 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 15, 2013
 6 
P. L. Travers
(Best Known as the Author of 'Mary Poppins' Series of Books)
P. L. Travers
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia
Died: April 23, 1996
 7 
Simon Wiesenthal
(Nazi Hunter)
Simon Wiesenthal
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buczacz
Died: September 20, 2005
 8 
Jimmy Doolittle
(Military General)
Jimmy Doolittle
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1993
 9 
John Gielgud
(Former Actor best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26)
John Gielgud
2
Birthdate: April 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 2000
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 20, 1980
 11 
Harry Morgan
(Prolific Character Actor Who Starred in More Than 100 Films)
Harry Morgan
17
Birthdate: April 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: December 7, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Jack LaLanne
(Fitness & Nutrition Expert, TV presenter)
Jack LaLanne
1
Birthdate: September 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 23, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 13 
Marian Anderson
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 8, 1993
 14 
Michael of Romania
(The Last King of Romania (1927 - 1930))
Michael of Romania
5
Birthdate: October 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Died: December 5, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Monty Hall
(Best known as the game show host and producer of Let's Make a Deal)
Monty Hall
5
Birthdate: August 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: September 30, 2017
 16 
Fay Wray
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Ann Darrow’ in the Film ‘King Kong’)
Fay Wray
7
Birthdate: September 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cardston, Canada
Died: August 8, 2004
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 17 
Jane Wyatt
(She starred in a number of Hollywood films, such as Frank Capra's Lost Horizon)
Jane Wyatt
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 20, 2006
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 18 
Martha Graham
(Modern Dancer and Choreographer Known for Her 'Graham Technique' Style)
Martha Graham
4
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 11, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 1, 1991
 19 
Alan Young
(Actor)
Alan Young
1
Birthdate: November 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Shields, England
Died: May 19, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Kevin McCarthy
1
Birthdate: February 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 11, 2010
 21 
Kitty Carlisle
(actor,singer, musician, opera singer)
Kitty Carlisle
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: April 17, 2007
 22 
Robert Earl Jones
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tate County, Mississippi, United States
Died: September 7, 2006
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
Momofuku Ando
(Inventor of Instant Noodles and the Creator of the Brands 'Top Ramen' and 'Cup Noodles')
Momofuku Ando
3
Birthdate: March 5, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Puzi City, Taiwan
Died: January 5, 2007
 24 
Vyacheslav Molotov
(1st Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1942 – 1957))
Vyacheslav Molotov
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: November 8, 1986
 25 
Hosni Mubarak
(Former President of Egypt)
Hosni Mubarak
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monufia Governorate
Died: February 25, 2025
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 26 
Frank Cady
(Actor)
Frank Cady
0
Birthdate: September 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Susanville, California, U.S.
Died: June 8, 2012
 27 
Henry Heimlich
(Physician, University teacher)
Henry Heimlich
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wilmington
Died: December 17, 2016
 28 
Nicholas Parsons
1
Birthdate: October 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: January 20, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
Helmut Schmidt
(Politician)
Helmut Schmidt
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 10, 2015
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 30 
Don Pardo
(Actor, Television presenter, Radio personality)
Don Pardo
0
Birthdate: February 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westfield
Died: August 18, 2014
 31 
Katherine Dunham
(One of the Most Successful Dancers of the 20th Century)
Katherine Dunham
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
Died: May 21, 2006
 32 
Denton Cooley
(Heart Surgeon)
Denton Cooley
4
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: November 18, 2016
 33 
Franco Zeffirelli
(Film Director, Producer)
Franco Zeffirelli
3
Birthdate: February 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 15, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 34 
C. Everett Koop
(13th Surgeon General of the United States (1982 - 1989))
C. Everett Koop
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 25, 2013
 35 
Pablo Casals
(Composer, Conductor and One of the Greatest Cellists of All time)
Pablo Casals
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Vendrell, Spain
Died: October 22, 1973
 36 
Will Durant
(American Writer Best Known for His Work 'The Story of Civilization')
Will Durant
1
Birthdate: November 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 7, 1981
 37 
Freeman Dyson
(Mathematician)
Freeman Dyson
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Crowthorne, England
Died: February 28, 2020
 38 
John Archibald Wheeler
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: April 13, 2008
 39 
Rochus Misch
(Hitler's Bodyguard)
Rochus Misch
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stare Siołkowice, Poland
Died: September 5, 2013
 40 
Alfred Eisenstaedt
(Father of Photojournalism)
Alfred Eisenstaedt
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: December 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tczew, Germany
Died: April 23, 1995
 41 
Donald Malarkey
(Sergeant)
Donald Malarkey
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Astoria, Oregon, USA
Died: September 30, 2017
 42 
Tex Winter
(Basketball coach)
Tex Winter
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wellington, Texas, United States
Died: October 10, 2018
 43 
Studs Terkel
(Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer, Poet lawyer, Music journalist)
Studs Terkel
0
Birthdate: May 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 31, 2008
 44 
Habib Bourguiba
(Politician, Lawyer)
Habib Bourguiba
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monastir
Died: April 6, 2000
 45 
Levi P. Morton
(Vice President of the United States (1889-93))
Levi P. Morton
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 16, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shoreham, Vermont, United States
Died: May 16, 1920
 46 
Oskar Groening
(War Criminal)
Oskar Groening
11
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Died: March 9, 2018
 47 
Jules Dassin
(Film Director, Producer)
Jules Dassin
0
Birthdate: December 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: March 31, 2008
 48 
Leah Chase
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: January 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: June 1, 2019
 49 
Peter Sallis
1
Birthdate: February 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
Died: June 2, 2017
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Zita of Bourbon-Parma
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tuscany, Italy
Died: March 14, 1989