Famous People Who Died At 96

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 Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn
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Famous As: Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema
Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29, 2003
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 Simo Häyhä

Simo Häyhä
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sniper
Birthdate: December 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rautjärvi, Finland
Died: April 1, 2002
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 3 Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: January 28, 2021

 4 Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 15, 2013

 5 Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: December 7, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 6 Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Nazi Hunter
Birthdate: December 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buczacz
Died: September 20, 2005

 7 Jimmy Doolittle

Jimmy Doolittle
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: December 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1993
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 8 Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 20, 1980

 9 Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 8, 1993

 10 Michael of Romania

Michael of Romania
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Died: December 5, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 11 Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne
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Famous As: Fitness & Nutrition Expert, TV presenter
Birthdate: September 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 23, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 12 Martha Graham

Martha Graham
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Modern dancer and choreographer
Birthdate: May 11, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 1, 1991

 13 John Gielgud

John Gielgud
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Famous As: Former Actor best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26
Birthdate: April 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 2000
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 14 P. L. Travers

P. L. Travers
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia
Died: April 23, 1996

 15 Fay Wray

Fay Wray
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cardston, Canada
Died: August 8, 2004
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 16 Jane Wyatt

Jane Wyatt
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Famous As: She starred in a number of Hollywood films, such as Frank Capra's Lost Horizon
Birthdate: August 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 20, 2006
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 17 Vyacheslav Molotov

Vyacheslav Molotov
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union (1930-41)
Birthdate: March 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: November 8, 1986

 18 Alan Young

Alan Young
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Shields, England
Died: May 19, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Nicholas Parsons

Nicholas Parsons
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: January 20, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Robert Earl Jones

Robert Earl Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tate County, Mississippi, United States
Died: September 7, 2006
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 21 Monty Hall

Monty Hall
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Famous As: Best known as the game show host and producer of Let's Make a Deal
Birthdate: August 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: September 30, 2017

 22 Momofuku Ando

Momofuku Ando
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: March 5, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Puzi City, Taiwan
Died: January 5, 2007

 23 Kitty Carlisle

Kitty Carlisle
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: actor,singer, musician, opera singer
Birthdate: September 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: April 17, 2007

 24 Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 11, 2010

 25 Helmut Schmidt

Helmut Schmidt
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 10, 2015
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 26 Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer, Choreographer
Birthdate: June 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
Died: May 21, 2006

 27 Denton Cooley

Denton Cooley
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Heart Surgeon
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: November 18, 2016

 28 Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
Died: June 2, 2017
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 29 C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: October 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 25, 2013

 30 Pablo Casals

Pablo Casals
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Cellist, Conductor, Composer
Birthdate: December 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Vendrell, Spain
Died: October 22, 1973

 31 Will Durant

Will Durant
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 7, 1981

 32 Henry Heimlich

Henry Heimlich
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician, University teacher
Birthdate: February 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wilmington
Died: December 17, 2016

 33 Rochus Misch

Rochus Misch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Hitler's Bodyguard
Birthdate: July 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stare Siołkowice, Poland
Died: September 5, 2013

 34 Don Pardo

Don Pardo
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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Radio personality
Birthdate: February 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westfield
Died: August 18, 2014

 35 Tex Winter

Tex Winter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: February 25, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wellington, Texas, United States
Died: October 10, 2018

 36 Freeman Dyson

Freeman Dyson
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: December 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Crowthorne, England
Died: February 28, 2020

 37 John Archibald Wheeler

John Archibald Wheeler
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: April 13, 2008

 38 Donald Malarkey

Donald Malarkey
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Sergeant
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Astoria, Oregon, USA
Died: September 30, 2017

 39 Alfred Eisenstaedt

Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Father of Photojournalism
Birthdate: December 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tczew, Germany
Died: April 23, 1995

 40 Levi P. Morton

Levi P. Morton
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1889-93)
Birthdate: May 16, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shoreham, Vermont, United States
Died: May 16, 1920

 41 St. Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: November 26, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 3, 1955

 42 Erwin Chargaff

Erwin Chargaff
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: August 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: June 20, 2002

 43 Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli
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Famous As: Film Director, Producer
Birthdate: February 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 15, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 44 Jules Dassin

Jules Dassin
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Famous As: Film Director, Producer
Birthdate: December 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: March 31, 2008

 45 John Cornforth

John Cornforth
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: September 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: December 8, 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 46 Leah Chase

Leah Chase
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Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: January 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: June 1, 2019

 47 Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas
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Famous As: Former Film director, Poet who has been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema" on many occasions.
Birthdate: December 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Semeniškiai, Lithuania
Died: January 23, 2019

 48 Joaquin Balaguer

Joaquin Balaguer
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of the Dominican Republic (1986-1996)
Birthdate: July 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bisonó, Dominican Republic
Died: July 14, 2002

 49 Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: American composer
Birthdate: February 7, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: February 12, 1983

 50 Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel
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Famous As: Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer, Poet lawyer, Music journalist
Birthdate: May 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 31, 2008