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
(Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952 to 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II
267
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: September 8, 2022
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 2 
Katharine Hepburn
(The Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Katharine Hepburn
18
Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29, 2003
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Simo Häyhä
(Finnish Military Sniper in World War II)
Simo Häyhä
30
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
5
Birthdate: October 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 15, 2013
 6 
Jimmy Doolittle
(American Military General and Aviation Pioneer Who Made Daring Raid on Japan During World War II)
Jimmy Doolittle
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1993
 7 
Simon Wiesenthal
(Austrian Holocaust Survivor, Nazi Hunter and Writer)
Simon Wiesenthal
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buchach, Ukraine
Died: September 20, 2005
 8 
Harry Morgan
(Prolific Character Actor Who Starred in More Than 100 Films)
Harry Morgan
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Birthdate: April 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: December 7, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 20, 1980
 10 
P. L. Travers
(Best Known as the Author of 'Mary Poppins' Series of Books)
P. L. Travers
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia
Died: April 23, 1996
 11 
John Gielgud
(Former Actor best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26)
John Gielgud
3
Birthdate: April 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 2000
Height: 5'11" (180 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 
Michael I of Romania
(The Last King of Romania (1927 - 1930))
Michael I of Romania
5
Birthdate: October 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Died: December 5, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 14 
Marian Anderson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 8, 1993
 15 
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)
 16 
Jane Wyatt
(She starred in a number of Hollywood films, such as Frank Capra's Lost Horizon)
Jane Wyatt
3
Birthdate: August 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 20, 2006
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 17 
Monty Hall
(Canadian Television Host 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
 18 
Martha Graham
(Modern Dancer and Choreographer Known for Her 'Graham Technique' Style)
Martha Graham
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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
2
Birthdate: November 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Shields, England
Died: May 19, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Jiang Zemin
(Former President of China)
Jiang Zemin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yangzhou, Jiangsu
Died: November 30, 2022
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
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)
 22 
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
 23 
Kevin McCarthy
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Birthdate: February 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 11, 2010
 24 
Kitty Carlisle
(actor,singer, musician, opera singer)
Kitty Carlisle
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: April 17, 2007
 25 
Donald Malarkey
(Sergeant)
Donald Malarkey
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Astoria, Oregon, USA
Died: September 30, 2017
 26 
Frank Cady
(Actor)
Frank Cady
0
Birthdate: September 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Susanville, California, U.S.
Died: June 8, 2012
 27 
Helmut Schmidt
(Politician)
Helmut Schmidt
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 10, 2015
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
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
 29 
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
 30 
Henry Heimlich
(Physician, University teacher)
Henry Heimlich
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wilmington
Died: December 17, 2016
 31 
Nicholas Parsons
(English Actor Known for His Radio Show ‘Just a Minute’ and Game Show ‘Sale of the Century’)
Nicholas Parsons
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: January 28, 2020
 32 
Michael Foot
(Politician)
Michael Foot
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 23, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Died: March 3, 2010
 33 
Don Pardo
(Actor, Television presenter, Radio personality)
Don Pardo
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westfield
Died: August 18, 2014
 34 
Pablo Casals
(Composer, Conductor and One of the Greatest Cellists of All time)
Pablo Casals
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Vendrell, Spain
Died: October 22, 1973
 35 
Denton Cooley
(American Heart and Cardiothoracic Surgeon Who Performed the First Implantation of a Total Artificial Heart)
Denton Cooley
4
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: November 18, 2016
 36 
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
 37 
John Archibald Wheeler
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: April 13, 2008
 38 
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
 39 
Freeman Dyson
(Mathematician)
Freeman Dyson
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Crowthorne, England
Died: February 28, 2020
 40 
Habib Bourguiba
(Politician, Lawyer)
Habib Bourguiba
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monastir
Died: April 6, 2000
 41 
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
Zita of Bourbon-Parma
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tuscany, Italy
Died: March 14, 1989
 43 
Jules Dassin
(Film Director, Producer)
Jules Dassin
0
Birthdate: December 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: March 31, 2008
 44 
Franco Zeffirelli
(Film Director, Producer)
Franco Zeffirelli
4
Birthdate: February 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 15, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Leah Chase
1
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: January 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: June 1, 2019
 46 
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
 47 
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
 48 
Jonas Mekas
(Lithuanian-American Poet, Artist, and Filmmaker Who is Known as the 'Godfather of American Avant-Garde Cinema')
Jonas Mekas
1
Birthdate: December 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Semeniškiai, Lithuania
Died: January 23, 2019
 49 
Erwin Chargaff
( Austro-Hungarian Biochemist Who Emigrated to America During the Nazi Era)
Erwin Chargaff
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: June 20, 2002
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Joaquin Balaguer
(President of the Dominican Republic (1986-1996))
Joaquin Balaguer
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bisonó, Dominican Republic
Died: July 14, 2002