List of Famous people who died at 96

Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh

First Name Lotfi
Last Name Zadeh
Born on February 4, 1921
Died on September 6, 2017 (aged 96)

Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh was a mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Helmut Schmidt

Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt
First Name Helmut
Born on December 23, 1918
Died on November 10, 2015 (aged 96)
Born in Germany

Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt was a German politician and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), who served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1974 to 1982.

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Marian Anderson

First Name Marian
Last Name Anderson
Born on February 21, 1897
Died on April 8, 1993 (aged 96)

Marian Anderson was an American contralto. She performed a wide range of music, from opera to spirituals. Anderson performed with renowned orchestras in major concert and recital venues throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965.

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Maurice Papon

First Name Maurice
Last Name Papon
Born on September 3, 1910
Died on February 17, 2007 (aged 96)

Maurice Papon was a French civil servant who led the police in major prefectures from the 1930s to the 1960s, before he became a Gaullist politician. When he was secretary general for the police in Bordeaux during World War II, he participated in the deportation of more than 1600 Jews. He is also known for his activities in the Algerian War (1954–1962), during which he tortured insurgent prisoners as prefect of the Constantinois department, and ordered, as prefect of the Paris police, the severe repression of a pro-National Liberation Front (FLN) demonstration against a curfew that he had "advised."

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Alice Lee Roosevelt

First Name Alice
Last Name Roosevelt
Born on February 12, 1884
Died on February 20, 1980 (aged 96)

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth was an American writer and prominent socialite. She was the eldest child of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the only child of Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee.

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Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

Leon Dudley Sorabji
First Name Kaikhosru
Born on August 14, 1892
Died on October 15, 1988 (aged 96)

Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji was an English composer, music critic, pianist and writer whose music, written over a period of seventy years, ranges from sets of miniatures to works lasting several hours. One of the most prolific 20th-century composers, he is best known for his piano pieces, notably nocturnes such as Gulistān and Villa Tasca, and large-scale, technically intricate compositions, which include seven symphonies for piano solo, four toccatas, Sequentia cyclica and 100 Transcendental Studies. He felt alienated from English society by reason of his homosexuality and mixed ancestry, and had a lifelong tendency to seclusion.

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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn
First Name Katharine
Born on May 12, 1907
Died on June 29, 2003 (aged 96)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. She cultivated a screen persona that matched this public image, and regularly played strong-willed, sophisticated women. Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer, plus eight further nominations. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute the greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.

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Joan Fontaine

First Name Joan
Last Name Fontaine
Born on October 22, 1917
Died on December 15, 2013 (aged 96)
Born in Japan
Height 161 cm | 5'3

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was a British-American actress who is best known for her starring roles in Hollywood films during the "Golden Age". Fontaine appeared in more than 45 films in a career that spanned five decades. She was the younger sister of actress Olivia de Havilland. Their rivalry was well-documented in the media at the height of Fontaine's career.

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P. L. Travers

Helen Lyndon Goff
First Name P.
Last Name Travers
Born on August 9, 1899
Died on April 23, 1996 (aged 96)

Pamela Lyndon Travers was an Australian-British writer who spent most of her career in England. She is best known for the Mary Poppins series of children's books, which feature the magical nanny Mary Poppins.

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Michael I of Romania

First Name Michael
Last Name Romania
Born on October 25, 1921
Died on December 5, 2017 (aged 96)

Michael I was the last king of Romania, reigning from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930 and again from 6 September 1940 until his forced abdication on 30 December 1947.

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