Famous People Who Died At 97

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The list of famous people who died at 97 includes John D. Rockefeller, Louis Zamperini, Bertrand Russell, Marc Chagall, John Kenneth Galbraith. Famous personalities featured on this list, include spiritual & religious leaders, mathematicians, political leaders and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 97 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Canada and many more countries.
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 1 
Doris Day
(One of the Biggest Film Stars of Golden Age of Hollywood )
Doris Day
42
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: May 13, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
(American Socialite, Philanthropist and Co-Founder of the Private Orphanage ‘Graham Windham’)
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 9, 1757
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: November 9, 1854
 3 
John D. Rockefeller
(American Businessman and Founder of the 'Standard Oil Company')
John D. Rockefeller
31
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richford, New York, United States
Died: May 23, 1937
 4 
Louis Zamperini
(Prisoner of War Survivor)
Louis Zamperini
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Olean, New York
Died: July 2, 2014
 5 
Chuck Yeager
(American Test Pilot and the First Air Force Officer to Exceed the Speed of Sound in Flight)
Chuck Yeager
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Myra, West Virginia, United States
Died: December 7, 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Bertrand Russell
(Philosopher)
Bertrand Russell
24
Birthdate: May 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: February 2, 1970
 7 
Carol Channing
2
Birthdate: January 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: January 15, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Karl Malden
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 1, 2009
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Sir John Mills
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: April 23, 2005
 10 
Marc Chagall
(Jewish-French Artist Who was a Pioneer of Modernism)
Marc Chagall
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Birthdate: July 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: March 28, 1985
 11 
Rhonda Fleming
3
Birthdate: August 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 14, 2020
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Nanette Fabray
2
Birthdate: October 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: February 22, 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Caroline Herschel
(Astronomer)
Caroline Herschel
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 16, 1750
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: January 9, 1848
 14 
Kenneth Kaunda
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chinsali, Awemba North, Northern Rhodesia
Died: June 17, 2021
 15 
Bill Macy
(Actor)
Bill Macy
4
Birthdate: May 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Revere, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: October 17, 2019
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Art Linkletter
(Genial host of TV's House Party from 1943 to 1967)
Art Linkletter
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moose Jaw, Canada
Died: May 26, 2010
 17 
Millvina Dean
(Cartographer)
Millvina Dean
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: May 31, 2009
 18 
John Kenneth Galbraith
(Famous for His Trilogy on Economics 'American Capitalism', 'The Affluent Society' and 'The New Industrial State')
John Kenneth Galbraith
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iona Station, Canada
Died: April 29, 2006
 19 
Gordon B. Hinckley
(Religious Leader)
Gordon B. Hinckley
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: January 27, 2008
 20 
Joseph Wapner
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 26, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Empress Kōjun
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Birthdate: March 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 16, 2000
 22 
Murray Walker
(Formula One Commentator & Journalist)
Murray Walker
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Birthdate: October 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall Green, Birmingham, England
Died: March 13, 2021
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Leon Askin
(Austrian Actor Best Known for Portraying the Character 'General Burkhalter' in the TV Series 'Hogan’s Heroes')
Leon Askin
3
Birthdate: September 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 3, 2005
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
June Havoc
(Actress)
June Havoc
1
Birthdate: November 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: March 28, 2010
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 25 
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(Political & Spiritual Leader and Founder of the 'Khudai Khidmatgar' Resistance Movement against British Colonial Rule in India)
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utmānzai, Pakistan
Died: January 20, 1988
 26 
Sister Lúcia
(Religious sister)
Sister Lúcia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aljustrel, Portugal
Died: February 13, 2005
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1177 AD
Birthplace: Marwand
Died: 1274 AD
 28 
Erté
(Russian-born French Artist and Designer)
Erté
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Birthdate: November 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 21, 1990
 29 
Mrinalini Sarabhai
(Classical Dancer and Choreographer)
Mrinalini Sarabhai
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kerala
Died: January 21, 2016
 30 
Margaret Chase Smith
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skowhegan, Maine, United States
Died: May 29, 1995
 31 
Theodore Hesburgh
(15th President of the University of Notre Dame)
Theodore Hesburgh
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: February 26, 2015
 32 
Gene Sarazen
(Golfer)
Gene Sarazen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harrison, New York, United States
Died: May 13, 1999
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 33 
Joseph Bonanno
(Italian-American Crime Boss of the Bonanno Crime Family)
Joseph Bonanno
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Died: May 11, 2002
 34 
Mary Stewart
(Author)
Mary Stewart
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sunderland, England
Died: May 9, 2014
 35 
Pinetop Perkins
(Jazz Pianist)
Pinetop Perkins
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belzoni, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 21, 2011
 36 
Raymond Smullyan
(Mathematician, Philosopher)
Raymond Smullyan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Far Rockaway, New York, United States
Died: February 6, 2017
 37 
Paul Henry Nitze
(Military strategist)
Paul Henry Nitze
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts
Died: October 19, 2004
 38 
Lilian Jackson Braun
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 4, 2011
 39 
Leon Theremin
(Inventor of the First Electronic Musical Instrument 'Theremin')
Leon Theremin
0
Birthdate: August 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 3, 1993
 40 
Gabriel Okara
(Nigerian Novelist and Poet Who was the First Poet of Anglophone African Origin to Embrace Modernism)
Gabriel Okara
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastern Region, Nigeria
Died: March 25, 2019
 41 
Raja Rao
(Author, Writer)
Raja Rao
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karnataka
Died: July 8, 2006
 42 
Mary Gilmore
(Journalist, Poet, Writer)
Mary Gilmore
1
Birthdate: August 16, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goulburn
Died: December 3, 1962
 43 
Qian Xuesen
(Astronautical engineer)
Qian Xuesen
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hangzhou
Died: October 31, 2009
 44 
Gertrude Himmelfarb
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 30, 2019
 45 
Lewis Gilbert
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)
Lewis Gilbert
0
Birthdate: March 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 23, 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 46 
Vincent Scully
(Art historian)
Vincent Scully
0
Birthdate: August 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 30, 2017
 47 
Yusuf ibn Tashfin
(Political Leader)
Yusuf ibn Tashfin
0
Birthdate: 1009 AD
Birthplace: Sahara Desert, Africa
Died: September 2, 1106
 48 
Joaquín Rodrigo
(Spanish Composer and a Virtuoso Pianist Best Known for Composition 'Concierto de Aranjuez')
Joaquín Rodrigo
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sagunto, Spain
Died: July 6, 1999
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Jesse Albert Stone
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: April 1, 1999
 50 
George Pólya
(Hungarian Mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University)
George Pólya
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 7, 1985