List of Famous people who died at 94

George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush
First Name George
Last Name Bush
Born on June 12, 1924
Died on November 30, 2018 (aged 94)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician, diplomat and businessman who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A member of the Republican Party, Bush also served as the 43rd vice president from 1981 to 1989 under Ronald Reagan, in the U.S. House of Representatives, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and as Director of Central Intelligence.

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Charles Aznavour

First Name Charles
Last Name Aznavour
Born on May 22, 1924
Died on October 1, 2018 (aged 94)
Height 161 cm | 5'3

Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a career as a composer, singer and songwriter, spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in 9 languages. Moreover, he wrote or co-wrote more than 1,000 songs for himself and others.

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Theodor Wonja Michael

First Name Theodor
Born on January 15, 1925
Died on October 19, 2019 (aged 94)
Born in Germany

Theodor Wonja Michael was a mixed-race German journalist and actor as well as a prominent speaker on living as a prisoner in Nazi forced labor camps during World War II.

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Sam Manekshaw

First Name Sam
Last Name Manekshaw
Born on April 3, 1914
Died on June 27, 2008 (aged 94)
Born in India

Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw,, widely known as Sam Manekshaw and Sam Bahadur, was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, and the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of field marshal. His military career spanned four decades and five wars, beginning with service in the British Indian Army in World War II.

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Muthuvel Karunanidhi

மு. கருணாநிதி
Born on June 3, 1924
Died on August 7, 2018 (aged 94)
Born in India

Muthuvel Karunanidhi was an Indian writer and politician who served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for almost two decades over five terms between 1969 and 2011. He was popularly referred to as "Kalaignar" (Artist) and "Mutthamizh Arignar" for his contributions to Tamil literature. He had the longest tenure as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu with 6,863 days in office. He was also a long-standing leader of the Dravidian movement and ten-time president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party. Before entering politics, he worked in the Tamil film industry as a screenwriter. He also made contributions to Tamil literature, having written stories, plays, novels, and a multiple-volume memoir.

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Peter Cundall

Peter Joseph Cundall
First Name Peter
Last Name Cundall
Born on April 1, 1927
Died on December 5, 2021 (aged 94)

Peter Joseph Cundall, was an English-born Australian horticulturalist, conservationist, author, broadcaster and television personality. He lived in Tasmania's Tamar Valley, and until 2008, at the age of 81, presented the ABC TV program Gardening Australia. Starting in 1967, he presented what is believed to be the world's first gardening talkback radio segment. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 "For service to the environment, particularly the protection of wilderness areas in Tasmania, and to horticulture as a presenter of gardening programs on television and radio."

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Nancy Reagan

First Name Nancy
Last Name Reagan
Died on March 6, 2016 (aged 46)
Height 163 cm | 5'4

Nancy Davis Reagan was an American film actress and the second wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. She was the first lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

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Walter Annenberg

First Name Walter
Last Name Annenberg
Born on March 13, 1908
Died on October 1, 2002 (aged 94)

Walter Hubert Annenberg was an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, and diplomat. Annenberg owned and operated Triangle Publications, which included ownership of The Philadelphia Inquirer, TV Guide, the Daily Racing Form, A+ Magazine, Essence, Star & Sky Magazine, Elementary Electronics, Playboy, The Saturday Evening Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and Seventeen magazine. He was appointed by President Richard Nixon as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, where he served from 1969 to 1974.

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Mikhail Kalashnikov

Михаил Тимофеевич Калашников
First Name Mikhail
Last Name Kalashnikov
Born on November 10, 1919
Died on December 23, 2013 (aged 94)

Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was a Russian lieutenant general, inventor, military engineer, writer, and small arms designer. He is most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle and its improvements, the AKM and AK-74, as well as the PK machine gun and RPK light machine gun.

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Buck O'Neil

First Name Buck
Last Name O'Neil
Born on November 13, 1911
Died on October 6, 2006 (aged 94)

John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Jr. was a first baseman and manager in the Negro American League, mostly with the Kansas City Monarchs. After his playing days, he worked as a scout and became the first African American coach in Major League Baseball. In his later years he became a popular and renowned speaker and interview subject, helping to renew widespread interest in the Negro leagues, and played a major role in establishing the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021.

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Born on September 17, 1879
Died on December 24, 1973 (aged 94)
Born in India

Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy, revered as Periyar or Thanthai Periyar, was an Indian social activist and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam. He is known as the 'Father of the Dravidian movement'. He rebelled against Brahminical dominance and gender and caste inequality in Tamil Nadu. Since 2021, the Indian state of Tamil Nadu celebrates his birth anniversary as 'Social Justice Day'.

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Robert Bly

Robert Elwood Bly
First Name Robert
Last Name Bly
Born on December 23, 1926
Died on November 21, 2021 (aged 94)

Robert Elwood Bly was an American poet, essayist, activist and leader of the mythopoetic men's movement. His best-known prose book is Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), which spent 62 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, and is a key text of the mythopoetic men's movement. He won the 1968 National Book Award for Poetry for his book The Light Around the Body.

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Lee Iacocca

Lido Anthony Iacocca
First Name Lee
Last Name Iacocca
Born on October 15, 1924
Died on July 2, 2019 (aged 94)

Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca was an American automobile executive best known for the development of Ford Mustang and Pinto cars, while at the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s, and for reviving the Chrysler Corporation as its CEO during the 1980s. He was president and CEO of Chrysler from 1978 and chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. He was one of the few executives to preside over the operations of two of the Big Three automakers.

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Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson
First Name Astrid
Born on November 14, 1907
Died on January 28, 2002 (aged 94)

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children, and for the children's fantasy novels Mio, My Son, Ronia the Robber's Daughter, and The Brothers Lionheart. Lindgren worked on the Children's Literature Editorial Board at the Rabén & Sjögren publishing house in Stockholm and wrote more than 30 books for children. In January 2017, she was calculated to be the world's 18th most translated author, and the fourth most translated children's writer after Enid Blyton, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Lindgren has so far sold roughly 165 million books worldwide. In 1994, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "her unique authorship dedicated to the rights of children and respect for their individuality."

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Frankie Manning

First Name Frankie
Last Name Manning
Born on May 26, 1914
Died on April 27, 2009 (aged 94)

Frank Manning was an American dancer, instructor, and choreographer. Manning is considered one of the founders of Lindy Hop, an energetic form of the jazz dance style known as swing.

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Honor Blackman

First Name Honor
Born on August 22, 1925
Died on April 5, 2020 (aged 94)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Honor Blackman was an English actress, widely known for the roles of Cathy Gale in The Avengers (1962–1964), Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964), Julia Daggett in Shalako (1968) and Hera in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). She is also known for her role as Laura West in the ITV sitcom The Upper Hand (1990–1996).

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Abe Vigoda

First Name Abe
Last Name Vigoda
Born on February 24, 1921
Died on January 26, 2016 (aged 94)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Abraham Charles Vigoda was an American actor known for his portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather (1972) and Phil Fish in Barney Miller and Fish (1977–1978).

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Naguib Mahfouz

نجيب محفوظ عبد العزيز إبراهيم أحمد الباشا
First Name Naguib
Last Name Mahfouz
Born on December 11, 1911
Died on August 30, 2006 (aged 94)

Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Taha Hussein, to explore themes of existentialism. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, hundreds of op-ed columns for Egyptian newspapers, and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films.

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Margaret Fulton

First Name Margaret
Last Name Fulton
Born on October 10, 1924
Died on July 24, 2019 (aged 94)

Margaret Isobel Fulton was a Scottish-born Australian food and cooking writer, journalist, author and commentator. She was the first of this genre of writers in Australia.

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Liliane Bettencourt

First Name Liliane
Born on October 21, 1922
Died on September 21, 2017 (aged 94)

Liliane Henriette Charlotte Bettencourt was a French heiress, socialite and businesswoman. She was one of the principal shareholders of L'Oréal. At the time of her death, she was the richest woman, and the 14th richest person in the world, with a net worth of US$44.3 billion.

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