List of Famous people who died at 90

Fidel Castro

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
First Name Fidel
Last Name Castro
Born on August 13, 1926
Died on November 25, 2016 (aged 90)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and president from 1976 to 2008. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration the Republic of Cuba became a one-party communist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society.

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Lidiya Vertinskaya

Лидия Владимировна Циргвава
First Name Lidiya
Born on April 14, 1923
Died on December 31, 2013 (aged 90)

Lidiya Vladimirovna Vertinskaya, born Tsirgvava was a Soviet and Russian actress and artist.

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Marlene Dietrich

Marie Magdalene Dietrich
First Name Marlene
Last Name Dietrich
Born on December 27, 1901
Died on May 6, 1992 (aged 90)
Born in Germany, Berlin
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German-born American actress and singer. Her career spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s.

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George Martin

George Henry Martin
First Name George
Last Name Martin
Born on January 3, 1926
Died on March 8, 2016 (aged 90)

Sir George Martin, was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician. He was referred to as the "Fifth Beatle" in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums. Paul McCartney said upon Martin's death, "If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle, it was George".

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Chuck Berry

Charles Edward Anderson Berry
First Name Chuck
Last Name Berry
Born on October 18, 1926
Died on March 18, 2017 (aged 90)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Charles Edward Anderson Berry was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Nicknamed the "Father of Rock and Roll", Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive with songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958). Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship, Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music.

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Colonel Sanders

First Name Colonel
Born on September 9, 1890
Died on December 16, 1980 (aged 90)

Colonel Harland David Sanders was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken and later acting as the company's brand ambassador and symbol. His name and image are still symbols of the company. The title "colonel" was honorary – a Kentucky Colonel – not the military rank.

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Russell Bufalino

First Name Russell
Last Name Bufalino
Born on October 29, 1903
Died on February 25, 1994 (aged 90)
Born in Italy, Sicily
Height 172 cm | 5'8

Russell Alfred Bufalino was an Italian-American mobster who became the crime boss of the Northeastern Pennsylvania crime family known as the Bufalino crime family, which he ruled from 1959 to 1989. He was a cousin of attorney William Bufalino, the longtime counsel for Jimmy Hoffa. Bufalino died on February 25, 1994.

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Max von Sydow

Carl Adolf von Sydow
First Name Max
Last Name Sydow
Born on April 10, 1929
Died on March 8, 2020 (aged 90)

Max von Sydow was a Swedish-French actor. He had a 70-year career in European and American cinema, television, and theatre, appearing in more than 150 films and several television series in multiple languages. He became a French citizen in 2002, and lived in France for the last decades of his life.

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Verghese Kurien

First Name Verghese
Born on November 26, 1921
Died on September 9, 2012 (aged 90)
Born in India

Verghese Kurien, known as the "Father of the White Revolution" in India, was a social entrepreneur whose "billion-litre idea", Operation Flood, made dairy farming India's largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment sector providing a third of all rural income. It made India the world's largest milk producer, doubled the milk available for each person, and increased milk output four-fold in 30 years.

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Don Rickles

Donald Jay Rickles
First Name Don
Last Name Rickles
Born on May 8, 1926
Died on April 6, 2017 (aged 90)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Donald Jay Rickles was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author, known especially for his insult comedy. His film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) with Clark Gable, Kelly's Heroes (1970) with Clint Eastwood and Casino (1995) with Robert De Niro; beginning in 1976, he enjoyed a two-year run starring in the NBC television sitcom C.P.O. Sharkey and had his own sitcom called The Don Rickles Show (1972).

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