Famous People Who Died At 97

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
(Actress, Singer)

Doris Day
37
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
(Alexander Hamilton's Wife)

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 9, 1757
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: November 9, 1854

 3 
John D. Rockefeller
(Businessman)

John D. Rockefeller
18
Listed In: Business People
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
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Olean, New York
Died: July 2, 2014

 5 
Chuck Yeager
(Test Pilot)

Chuck Yeager
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Myra, West Virginia, United States
Died: December 7, 2020

 6 
Bertrand Russell
(Philosopher)

Bertrand Russell
20
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)
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 8 

Karl Malden
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 1, 2009
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 9 
Marc Chagall
(Artist)

Marc Chagall
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: March 28, 1985

 10 
Millvina Dean
(Cartographer)

Millvina Dean
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: May 31, 2009

 11 

Sir John Mills
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: April 23, 2005

 12 

Rhonda Fleming
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 14, 2020
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 13 

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)

 14 

Kenneth Kaunda
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chinsali, Awemba North, Northern Rhodesia
Died: June 17, 2021

 15 
Caroline Herschel
(Astronomer)

Caroline Herschel
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 16, 1750
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: January 9, 1848

 16 
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)

 17 
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

 18 
Gordon B. Hinckley
(Religious Leader)

Gordon B. Hinckley
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: January 27, 2008

 19 
Murray Walker
(Formula One Commentator & Journalist)

Murray Walker
1
Birthdate: October 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall Green, Birmingham, England
Died: March 13, 2021
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 

Empress Kōjun
3
Birthdate: March 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 16, 2000

 21 
John Kenneth Galbraith
(Famous for His Trilogy on Economics 'American Capitalism', 'The Affluent Society' and 'The New Industrial State')

John Kenneth Galbraith
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iona Station, Canada
Died: April 29, 2006

 22 
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(Political Leader & Freedom Fighter)

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utmānzai, Pakistan
Died: January 20, 1988

 23 
Leon Askin
(Actor best known in North America for portraying the character General Burkhalter on the TV situation comedy 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 
Mrinalini Sarabhai
(Classical Dancer and Choreographer)

Mrinalini Sarabhai
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kerala
Died: January 21, 2016

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1177 AD
Birthplace: Marwand
Died: 1274 AD

 26 

Margaret Chase Smith
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skowhegan, Maine, United States
Died: May 29, 1995

 27 

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)

 28 
Erté
(Artist)

Erté
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: April 21, 1990

 29 
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)

 30 
Raja Rao
(Author, Writer)

Raja Rao
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karnataka
Died: July 8, 2006

 31 
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)

 32 
Sister Lúcia
(Religious sister)

Sister Lúcia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aljustrel, Portugal
Died: February 13, 2005

 33 
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

 34 
Raymond Smullyan
(Mathematician, Philosopher)

Raymond Smullyan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Far Rockaway, New York, United States
Died: February 6, 2017

 35 
Mary Stewart
(Author)

Mary Stewart
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sunderland, England
Died: May 9, 2014

 36 
Joseph Bonanno
(Gangster)

Joseph Bonanno
8
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Died: May 11, 2002

 37 
Pinetop Perkins
(Jazz Pianist)

Pinetop Perkins
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belzoni, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 21, 2011

 38 

Gabriel Okara
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bomoundi, Niger Delta, Nigeria
Died: March 25, 2019

 39 
Mary Gilmore
(Journalist, Poet, Writer)

Mary Gilmore
0
Birthdate: August 16, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goulburn
Died: December 3, 1962

 40 
Antony Hewish
(Radio Astronomer)

Antony Hewish
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fowey, Cornwall, England
Died: September 13, 2021

 41 

Lilian Jackson Braun
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 4, 2011

 42 

Gertrude Himmelfarb
0
Birthdate: August 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 30, 2019

 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 
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

 45 
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

 46 
Steven Runciman
(Historian)

Steven Runciman
2
Birthdate: July 7, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Northumberland, England
Died: November 1, 2000

 47 
Al Lopez
(Former American Baseball Player)

Al Lopez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Died: October 30, 2005

 48 
Vincent Scully
(Art historian)

Vincent Scully
0
Birthdate: August 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 30, 2017

 49 
Louise Little
(Activist)

Louise Little
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 4, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Digue, Saint Andrew Parish, Grenada
Died: December 18, 1991

 50 
Clarence Brown
(Film Director)

Clarence Brown
0
Birthdate: May 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 17, 1987