List of Famous people who died at 85

Tony Curtis

Bernard Schwartz
First Name Tony
Last Name Curtis
Born on June 3, 1925
Died on September 29, 2010 (aged 85)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Anthony Curtis was an American actor whose career spanned six decades, achieving the height of his popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances.

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Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Otto Lagerfeldt
First Name Karl
Last Name Lagerfeld
Born on September 10, 1933
Died on February 19, 2019 (aged 85)
Born in Germany

Karl Otto Lagerfeld was a German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist who lived in Paris.

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Colin Jordan

First Name Colin
Last Name Jordan
Born on June 19, 1923
Died on April 9, 2009 (aged 85)

John Colin Campbell Jordan was a leading figure in post-war neo-Nazism in Great Britain. In the far-right circles of the 1960s, Jordan represented the most explicitly "Nazi" inclination in his open use of the styles and symbols of Nazi Germany. Through his leadership of organisations such as the National Socialist Movement and the World Union of National Socialists, Jordan advocated a pan-Aryan "Universal Nazism". Although later unaffiliated with any political party, Jordan remained an influential voice on the British far right.

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Shirley Temple

First Name Shirley
Last Name Temple
Born on April 23, 1928
Died on February 10, 2014 (aged 85)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Shirley Temple Black was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1934 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States.

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller
First Name Agatha
Last Name Christie
Born on September 15, 1890
Died on January 12, 1976 (aged 85)

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, was an English writer known for her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap, which was performed in the West End from 1952 to 2020, as well as six novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. In 1971, she was made a Dame (DBE) for her contributions to literature. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies.

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Jeremy Thorpe

John Jeremy Thorpe
First Name Jeremy
Last Name Thorpe
Born on April 29, 1929
Died on December 4, 2014 (aged 85)

John Jeremy Thorpe was a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament for North Devon from 1959 to 1979, and as leader of the Liberal Party between 1967 and 1976. In May 1979 he was tried at the Old Bailey on charges of conspiracy and incitement to murder, arising from an earlier relationship with Norman Scott, a former model. Thorpe was acquitted on all charges, but the case, and the furore surrounding it, ended his political career.

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Tim Conway

Thomas Daniel Conway
First Name Tim
Last Name Conway
Born on December 15, 1933
Died on May 14, 2019 (aged 85)

Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway was an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. From 1966 to 2012 he appeared in more than 100 TV shows, TV series and films. Among his more notable roles, he portrayed the inept Ensign Parker in the 1960s World War II TV situation comedy McHale's Navy, was a regular cast member (1975–1978) on the TV comedy The Carol Burnett Show where he portrayed his recurrent iconic characters Mister Tudball, the Oldest Man and the Dumb Private, co-starred with Don Knotts in several films (1975–80), was the title character in the Dorf series of eight sports comedy direct-to-video films (1987–1996), and provided the voice of Barnacle Boy in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–2012). Twice, in 1970 and in 1980–1981, he had his own TV series. Conway was admired for his ability to depart from scripts with humorous ad libs and gestures, which frequently caused others in the skit to break character while attempting to control their surprise and laughter. He won six Primetime Emmy Awards during his career, four of which were awarded for The Carol Burnett Show, including one for writing.

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Malcolm Glazer

First Name Malcolm
Last Name Glazer
Born on August 15, 1928
Died on May 28, 2014 (aged 85)

Malcolm Irving Glazer was an American businessman and sports team owner. He was the president and chief executive officer of First Allied Corporation, a holding company for his varied business interests, and owned both Manchester United of the Premier League and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.

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Baba Vanga

Вангелия Пандева Сурчева
First Name Baba
Last Name Vanga
Born on October 3, 1911
Died on August 11, 1996 (aged 84)

Vangeliya Pandeva Gushterova, commonly known as Baba Vanga, was a Bulgarian mystic, clairvoyant, and herbalist.

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Chespirito

Roberto Gómez Bolaños
Born on February 21, 1929
Died on November 28, 2014 (aged 85)
Born in Mexico

Roberto Gómez Bolaños, more commonly known by his stage name Chespirito, or "Little Shakespeare" was a Mexican comedian, actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is widely regarded as one of the icons of Spanish-speaking humor and entertainment and one of the greatest comedians of all time. He is also one of the most loved and respected comedians in Latin America. He is mostly known by his acting role Chavo from the sitcom El Chavo del 8.

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