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Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer

List of famous people who died of kidney cancer, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from kidney cancer includes information like the victim’s hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people’s lives have been cut short because of kidney cancer, including actors,

 

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    Charles Laughton

    Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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    Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his …more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1899-1962)
    • Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Spartacus, Witness for the Prosecution, Mutiny on the Bounty, Jamaica Inn
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  • Raymond Burr
    Raymond Burr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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    Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He also had prominent involvement in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations. His early acting career …more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1917-1993)
    • Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada
    • Profession: Television director, Actor, Teacher
    • Credits: Perry Mason, Ironside, Rear Window, Airplane II: The Sequel
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    David Brudnoy

    David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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    David Brudnoy was an American talk radio host in Boston from 1976 to 2004. His radio talk show aired on WBZ radio. He was known for espousing his libertarian views on a wide range of political issues, in a manner that was courteous. Thanks to WBZ’s wide signal reach, he gained a following from across …more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1940-2004)
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Journalist
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    Lee Remick

    Lee Remick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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    Lee Ann Remick was an American film and television actress. Among her best-known films are Anatomy of a Murder, Days of Wine and Roses, and The Omen.more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1935-1991)
    • Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Omen, Anatomy of a Murder, Days of Wine and Roses, The Europeans
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    John Cheever

    John Cheever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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    John William Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called “the Chekhov of the suburbs”. His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, …more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1912-1982)
    • Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Credits: The Swimmer, O Youth and Beauty!, The Sorrows of Gin
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    Jay Ward

    Jay Ward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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    J Troplong “Jay” Ward was an American creator and producer of animated TV cartoon shows. He produced animated series based on such characters as Crusader Rabbit, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, Peabody and Sherman, Hoppity Hooper, George of the Jungle, Tom Slick, and Super Chicken. His company, Jay …more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1920-1989)
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Animator
    • Credits: George of the Jungle, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, George of the Jungle, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, + more
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    Anthony Newley

    Anthony Newley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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    Anthony George Newley was an English actor, singer and songwriter. Newley achieved success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting. As a recording artist he enjoyed a dozen Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart between 1959 and 1962, including two number one …more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1931-1999)
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, England, London
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Doctor Dolittle, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Oliver Twist, X the Unknown, + more
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    Tony Thompson

    Tony Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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    Anthony T. “Tony” Thompson was an American session drummer best known as the drummer of The Power Station and a member of Chic. He was raised in the middle-class community of Springfield Gardens, in Queens, New York.more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1954-2003)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Musician, Drummer
    • Credits: Serious Moonlight, Elizabethan Express

 

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