Famous People Who Died At 98

The list of famous people who died at 98 includes Cleopatra, Dilip Kumar, Georgia O'Keeffe, Bob Dole, Mulk Raj Anand. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, educators, novelists and actresses and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 98 includes people from United States, England, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Georgia O'Keeffe
(American Modernist Artist Known for Her Flowers and New York Skyscrapers Paintings)
Georgia O'Keeffe
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Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 6, 1986
Artist Georgia O'Keeffe enriched American modernism and precisionism with her artwork, mostly water color and charcoal paintings. She was the first female artist to have a retrospective at New York’s MOMA. Her paintings focused on the cityscapes and landscapes of New York and New Mexico, and abstract flowers.
 2 
Carl Reiner
(A Legend of American Comedy)
Carl Reiner
7
Birthdate: March 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 29, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Bob Dole
(United States Senator from Kansas from 1969 to 1996)
Bob Dole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Russell, Kansas, United States
Died: December 5, 2021

Bob Dole is an American retired politician who remains active in public life. Before commencing his political career, Dole served in the United States Army during World War II. For his service in the army and later as a politician, Bob Dole has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Presidential Citizens Medal.

 4 
Irena Sendler
(Polish Humanitarian & Social Worker)
Irena Sendler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 12, 2008
Polish social worker and nurse Irena Sendler was part of the Polish Underground Resistance in German-occupied Poland, during World War II. She was arrested for smuggling Jewish children out of Poland but never revealed much about her work. She had received many awards, such as Israel’s Righteous Among the Nations.
 5 
Dorothy Vaughan
(American Mathematician, Human Computer and the First African-American to Receive Promotion as Supervisor in NASA)
Dorothy Vaughan
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: November 10, 2008

American mathematician Dorothy Vaughan was also known as a "human computer." Initially a math teacher, she became the first African-American supervisor of NACA, later part of NASA, at a time when racial segregation was rampant in the U.S. Her contribution to the early American space programs is invaluable.

 6 
Lillian Disney
(Wife of Walt Disnry)
Lillian Disney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spalding, Idaho, United States
Died: December 16, 1997
 7 
Nancy Wake
(British Agent who Led the Maquis Groups of the French Resistance - One of the Most Decorated Servicewomen During WW II)
Nancy Wake
17
Birthdate: August 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Died: August 7, 2011

Initially a journalist, Nancy Wake earned the nickname The White Mouse for her skilful spying on Germans. Working under the alias Helene for the SOE, the stiletto-wearing socialite earned respect for her 500 km bicycle ride to report a situation to London, while being chased by the Nazis.

 8 
Pierre Cardin
(Italian-French Fashion Designer Known for His Avant-Garde Style and Space Age Designs)
Pierre Cardin
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Biagio di Callalta, Italy
Died: December 29, 2020

Italian-born French fashion designer Pierre Cardin revolutionized unisex fashion with his geometric designs. His wine merchant father wanted him to study architecture, but Cardin deviated to fashion instead, starting his career as a men’s tailor. He introduced the Space Age look and also licensed his name out to other products.

 9 
Leslie Phillips
(Actor)
Leslie Phillips
5
Birthdate: April 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tottenham, London, England
Died: November 7, 2022
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Dilip Kumar
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Birthdate: December 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: July 7, 2021

An iconic figure of Indian cinema, actor Dilip Kumar has delivered hits like Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Kohinoor in his six decades career. His brilliant portrayal of tragic roles had earned him the nickname of The Tragedy King. The veteran actor has been the recipient of prestigious honours like Filmfare Awards, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

 11 
John Nance Garner
(32nd Vice President of the United States)
John Nance Garner
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 22, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: November 7, 1967

Texas-based Democratic politician John Nance Garner III, also known as Cactus Jack, served as the vice president of the U.S. from 1933 to 1941, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The qualified lawyer had also served as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He fell out with Roosevelt later.

 12 
George Gaynes
(Actor and Singer Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Police Academy’ and the Comedy Film ‘Tootsie’)
George Gaynes
5
Birthdate: May 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: February 15, 2016

Finnish-born American singer, actor, voice artist and Second World War veteran George Gaynes served the Royal Netherlands Navy during the war. He later immigrated to the US and became a US citizen before commencing his career in acting on Broadway. He is most noted for his performances in the Police Academy series and in the satirical romantic comedy film Tootsie.

 13 
Movita Castaneda
5
Birthdate: April 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nogales, Arizona, USA
Died: February 12, 2015
 14 
Barbara Cartland
(Writer, Known as the ‘Queen of Romance’, One of the Best-Selling Authors Worldwide of the 20th Century)
Barbara Cartland
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Died: May 21, 2000
 15 
Philip Johnson
(Architect)
Philip Johnson
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland
Died: January 25, 2005

Philip Johnson was an American architect who organized the Modern architecture's first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932. A highly influential and respected architect, Johnson was honored with the prestigious AIA Gold Medal in 1978. The following year, he was honored with the first Pritzker Architecture Prize.

 16 
Matthew Ridgway
(Military officer)
Matthew Ridgway
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Died: July 26, 1993
 17 
Kirk Kerkorian
(Former President & CEO of 'Tracinda Corporation')
Kirk Kerkorian
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: June 15, 2015
 18 
Hans Bethe
(Physicist)
Hans Bethe
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Strasbourg
Died: March 6, 2005

A physiology professor’s son, Hans Bethe had shown immense talent in math as a child. The German-American theoretical physicist and Cornell professor was a pioneer of quantum physics and later won the Nobel Prize for Physics for his research on stellar nucleosynthesis, or the formation of energy in stars.

 19 
Louise Bourgeois
(Artist Best Known for Her Large-Scale Sculpture and Installation Art)
Louise Bourgeois
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 31, 2010

Louise Bourgeois was a French-American artist best remembered for her large-scale installation art and sculpture. Also a prolific printmaker and painter, Bourgeois explored a variety of themes, such as sexuality and death. In 1997, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. In 2009, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
(Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1964 - 2000))
Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died: April 23, 2019

Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg was exiled with his family following the German occupation of Luxembourg during World War II. A Royal Military Academy Sandhurst alumnus, he was part of the D-Day landings and the liberation of Luxembourg from the Nazis, and later turned Luxembourg into a financial hub.

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Mulk Raj Anand
(One of the First India-Based Writers in English to Gain an International Readership)
Mulk Raj Anand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: September 28, 2004

Mulk Raj Anand was an Indian writer best remembered for his depiction of the people belonging to the backward class in traditional Indian society. Anand, who wrote in English, was one of the first Indian writers to achieve an International readership. In 1968, Mulk Raj Anand was honored with India's third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.

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Robert Bresson
(Director)
Robert Bresson
1
Birthdate: September 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bromont-Lamothe, France
Died: December 18, 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mark Oliphant
(Australian Physicist Who Played an Important Role in the First Experimental Demonstration of Nuclear Fusion)
Mark Oliphant
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: July 14, 2000

Mark Oliphant was an Australian humanitarian and physicist who played a prominent role in the first experimentation of nuclear fusion. He also played an influential role in the development of nuclear weapons. Oliphant is credited with founding the Australian Academy of Science. Over the course of his illustrious career, Mark Oliphant received several prestigious awards, such as the Hughes Medal.

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Alicia Alonso
(Dancer)
Alicia Alonso
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: October 17, 2019
 25 
Anita Page
(Actress)
Anita Page
0
Birthdate: August 4, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
Died: September 6, 2008
 26 
Joe Simon
(Writer)
Joe Simon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: December 14, 2011
 27 
Jackie Stallone
(American Astrologer, Dancer, Wrestling Promoter and Mother of Actor Sylvester Stallone)
Jackie Stallone
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: September 21, 2020

Jackie Stallone was an American dancer, astrologer, and kayfabe promoter of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Jackie Stallone was the first woman to host a daily TV program on weight lifting and exercise. She later established Barbella's, a women-only gym. Perhaps her biggest contribution to the world is giving birth to Sylvester Stallone, who went on to become a popular actor.

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Lilia Skala
(Architect)
Lilia Skala
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 18, 1994

One of the first female architects from Austria, Lilia Skala later also became a reputed actor, winning an Academy Award nomination for her film Lilies of the Field. She had also worked in Broadway plays such as Letters to Lucerne and in soaps such as Claudia: The Story of a Marriage.

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Arjan Singh
(The First Indian Air Force Officer to Achieve the Marshal of the Air Force Rank)
Arjan Singh
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Faisalabad
Died: September 16, 2017

Arjan Singh was an Indian Air Force officer who served as the Air Force Chief from 1964 to 1969. Arjan Singh, who led the Air Force during the Second Kashmir War, was honored with the Padma Vibhushan for his service during the war. He was the first Indian Air Force officer to achieve the Marshal of the Air Force rank.

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Val A. Browning
(Businessperson)
Val A. Browning
4
Birthdate: August 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ogden
Died: May 16, 1994
 31 
Joseph Lowery
(Former American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the civil rights movement, founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr.)
Joseph Lowery
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: March 27, 2020
 32 
Robert A. Dahl
(Political scientist)
Robert A. Dahl
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inwood, Iowa Inwood, Iowa, United States U.S.
Died: February 5, 2014
 33 
Eileen Gray
(Architect)
Eileen Gray
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, Ireland
Died: October 31, 1976
 34 
Earl Lauer Butz
(Government Official)
Earl Lauer Butz
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Albion, Indiana, United States
Died: February 2, 2008
 35 
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa
(South African Writer and Traditional Healer)
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zululand DC, South Africa
Died: March 25, 2020

Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa was a South African traditional healer and author who belonged to the popular ethnic group, Zulu. His books dealt with such subjects as African mythology, extraterrestrial encounters, and traditional Zulu folklore. Credo was a sangoma or traditional healer who ran a hospice clinic in Kuruman with his wife Virginia.  

 36 
Denis Healey
(Politician)
Denis Healey
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mottingham, London, England
Died: October 3, 2015
 37 
Henry Hazlitt
(Journalist, Economist, Philosopher)
Henry Hazlitt
0
Birthdate: November 28, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: July 9, 1993
 38 
Otto von Habsburg
(Last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary and Former Member of the European Parliament)
Otto von Habsburg
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reichenau an der Rax, Austria
Died: July 4, 2011

Otto von Habsburg was the son of Charles I, the last emperor of Austria. A staunch opponent of Nazism, he called for the unification and integration of Europe. He had been a European Parliament member and spearheaded the Pan-European Picnic at the Austrian-Hungarian border during the 1989 revolution.

 39 
Tamara Tchinarova
(Ballet Dancer)
Tamara Tchinarova
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cetatea Albă, Kingdom of Romania
Died: August 31, 2017
 40 
Enrico Dandolo
(Doge of Venice 1192 – 1205)
Enrico Dandolo
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1107 AD
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: April 30, 1205
 41 
Madeleine Vionnet
(Grand couturier)
Madeleine Vionnet
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chilleurs-aux-Bois
Died: March 2, 1975

Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer who established her own fashion house in 1912. From 1919 to 1939, Vionnet was one of the most prominent designers in Paris. Dubbed the Queen of the bias cut, Vionnet is best remembered for popularizing the bias cut. Regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential designers, Vionnet inspired many fashion designers.

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Dorothy Height
(Educator)
Dorothy Height
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: April 20, 2010
 43 
Whina Cooper
(New Zealand Protester)
Whina Cooper
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Te Karaka, New Zealand
Died: March 26, 1994

Whina Cooper was a New Zealand activist and a respected kuia. She is best remembered for her work concerning the rights of her people. Her work also aimed at supporting and encouraging Māori women to speak up about their problems. Whina Coope's nationally recognized activity earned her awards in both the New Zealand and British Royal Honours Systems. 

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Sewall Wright
(Geneticist)
Sewall Wright
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 3, 1988
 45 
Tony Martin
(Actor)
Tony Martin
7
Birthdate: December 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 27, 2012
 46 
Johann Gottfried Galle
(Astronomer, University teacher)
Johann Gottfried Galle
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 9, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Radis
Died: July 10, 1910

Johann Gottfried Galle was a German astronomer who worked at the Berlin Observatory. On 23 September 1846, he became the first person to view and recognize the planet Neptune. The discovery of Neptune is considered one of the most significant moments of 19th-century science and is widely regarded as a validation of celestial mechanics.

 47 
Bernard Lovell
(British Physicist and Radio Astronomer Known for Developing the 76m Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank)
Bernard Lovell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oldland Common, Bristol, England
Died: August 6, 2012

Bernard Lovell was a British physicist and radio astronomer who served as the first director of Jodrell Bank Observatory, holding this position from 1945 to 1980. He studied at the University of Bristol and embarked on an academic career. During World War II, he worked for the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE). He was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in 1980. 

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Robert Conquest
(Historian, Researcher, Writer, Science fiction writer)
Robert Conquest
1
Birthdate: July 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malvern
Died: August 3, 2015

Robert Conquest was a British poet and historian whose works earned him the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. In his illustrious career Conquest also won other prominent awards like Richard Weaver Award for Scholarly Letters, Michael Braude Award for Light Verse, Dan David Prize, and the Antonovych prize.

 49 
Shin Kyuk-ho
(South Korean Entrepreneur and Founder of 'Lotte Corporation')
Shin Kyuk-ho
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
Died: January 19, 2020

The founder of Korean candy giant Lotte, Shin Kyuk-ho started as a chewing gum maker but later expanded the Lotte Group to include industries such as hotels, fast food outlets, and department stores, and even 2 baseball teams. One of South Korea’s richest people, he was also convicted of embezzlement later.

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Ramaswamy Venkataraman
(8th President of India and Lawyer)
Ramaswamy Venkataraman
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rajamadam, Madras, India
Died: January 27, 2009

Ramaswamy Venkataraman was an Indian independence activist, lawyer, and politician. He served as the eighth president of the country from 1987 to 1992. His five-year term as the president witnessed the emergence of coalition politics in India. Prior to becoming the President, he also served as the Union Finance Minister and Defence Minister.