List of Famous people who died at 98

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

First Name Abdullah
Last Name Arabia
Born on August 1, 1924
Died on January 23, 2015 (aged 90)
Born in Saudi Arabia

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the sixth King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from 1 August 2005 until his death.

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Eli Wallach

First Name Eli
Born on December 7, 1915
Died on June 24, 2014 (aged 98)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Eli Herschel Wallach was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than seven decades, beginning in the late 1940s. Trained in stage acting, which he enjoyed doing most, he became "one of the greatest 'character actors' ever to appear on stage and screen", with over 90 film credits. He and his wife Anne Jackson often appeared together on stage, and were one of the best-known acting couples in American theater. As a stage and screen character actor, Wallach had one of the longest-ever careers in show business, spanning 62 years from his Broadway debut to his last two major Hollywood studio movies.

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Louis Hyman Bean

First Name Louis
Last Name Bean
Born on January 1, 1896
Died on August 5, 1994 (aged 98)

Louis Hyman Bean was an American economic and political analyst, best known for predicting Harry S. Truman's victory in the 1948 presidential election.

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Débora Arango

First Name Débora
Born on November 11, 1907
Died on December 4, 2005 (aged 98)

Débora Arango Pérez was a Colombian artist, born in Medellín, Colombia as the daughter of Castor María Arango Díaz and Elvira Pérez. Though she was primarily a painter, Arango also worked in other media, such as ceramics and graphic art. Throughout her career, Arango used her artwork to explore many politically charged and controversial issues, her subjects ranging from nude women to the role of the Roman Catholic Church to dictatorships.

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Pierre Cardin

Pietro Costante Cardin
First Name Pierre
Last Name Cardin
Born on July 2, 1922
Died on December 29, 2020 (aged 98)
Born in Italy, Veneto

Pierre Cardin, born Pietro Costante Cardin, was an Italian-born naturalised-French fashion designer. He is known for what were his avant-garde style and Space Age designs. He preferred geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the "bubble dress" in 1954.

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Dorothy Vaughan

First Name Dorothy
Last Name Vaughan
Born on September 20, 1910
Died on November 10, 2008 (aged 98)

Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was an American mathematician and human computer who worked for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and NASA, at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In 1949, she became acting supervisor of the West Area Computers, the first African-American woman to supervise a group of staff at the center.

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Georgia O'Keeffe

First Name Georgia
Last Name O'Keeffe
Died on March 6, 1986 (aged 16)

Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism".

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Irena Sendler

Irena Krzyżanowska
First Name Irena
Born on February 15, 1910
Died on May 12, 2008 (aged 98)

Irena Stanisława Sendler (née Krzyżanowska), also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, nom de guerre Jolanta, was a Polish humanitarian, social worker, and nurse who served in the Polish Underground Resistance during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw. From October 1943 she was head of the children's section of Żegota, the Polish Council to Aid Jews.

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Arjan Singh

First Name Arjan
Last Name Singh
Born on April 15, 1919
Died on September 16, 2017 (aged 98)
Born in Pakistan, Punjab

Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC was a senior air officer of the Indian Air Force. He served as the 3rd Chief of the Air Staff from 1964 to 1969, leading the Air Force through the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. He was the first and only officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be promoted to five-star rank as Marshal of the Indian Air Force, equal to the army rank of Field Marshal.

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Andy Carswell

First Name Andy
Last Name Carswell
Born on May 29, 1923
Died on July 25, 2021 (aged 98)

Andrew Gordon Carswell was a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Avro Lancaster pilot who was shot down near Berlin on his fourth mission in 1943. After returning to Canada after the war, he rejoined the RCAF in 1948 as a search and rescue pilot flying Consolidated Canso flying boats off the coast of British Columbia. During this time he was involved in two famous rescues, including one in 1956 that won him the Air Force Cross which was presented personally by Elizabeth II. He later joined the Ministry of Transport and prepared a 1977 report on the shockingly poor quality of service and training of bush plane pilots operating in northern Ontario. The report led to the reformation of the Ministry's inspection bureaus and, ultimately, the formation of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

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Kirk Kerkorian

First Name Kirk
Last Name Kerkorian
Born on June 6, 1917
Died on June 15, 2015 (aged 98)

Kerkor "Kirk" Kerkorian was an Armenian-American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He was the president and CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. Kerkorian was one of the important figures in the shaping of Las Vegas and, with architect Martin Stern, Jr. described as the "father of the mega-resort". He built the world's largest hotel in Las Vegas three times: the International Hotel, the MGM Grand Hotel (1973) and the MGM Grand (1993). He purchased the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1969.

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Homai Vyarawalla

First Name Homai
Born on December 9, 1913
Died on January 15, 2012 (aged 98)
Born in India

Homai Vyarawalla, commonly known by her pseudonym Dalda 13, was India's first woman photojournalist. She began work in the late 1930s and retired in the early 1970s. In 2011, she was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of the Republic of India. She was amongst the first women in India to join a mainstream publication when she joined The Illustrated Weekly of India.

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Nancy Wake

First Name Nancy
Last Name Wake
Born on August 30, 1912
Died on August 7, 2011 (aged 98)

Nancy Grace Augusta Wake, was a New Zealand-born nurse and journalist who joined the French Resistance and later the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II, and briefly pursued a post-war career as an intelligence officer in the Air Ministry. The official historian of the SOE, M.R.D. Foot, said that "her irrepressible, infectious, high spirits were a joy to everyone who worked with her".

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Durgabai Kamat

First Name Durgabai
Born on January 1, 1899
Died on May 17, 1997 (aged 98)

Durgabai Kamat was a Marathi actress, who was the first actress in Indian cinema. In the early 1900s, acting in film or theatre was a taboo for women, so much so Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema, had to use male actors for female roles in first Indian film, Raja Harishchandra. However with its success, female actresses were encouraged. Thus he introduced Kamat in his 1913 second movie Mohini Bhasmasur as a leading lady Parvati, while her daughter Kamlabai Gokhale, played the role of Mohini, thus becoming the first female child actress of Indian cinema. After Kamat, other actresses started working in cinema.

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Tita Merello

Laura Ana Merello
First Name Tita
Last Name Merello
Born on October 11, 1904
Died on December 24, 2002 (aged 98)
Born in Argentina

Tita Merello was a prominent Argentine film actress, tango dancer and singer of the Golden Age of Argentine Cinema (1940–1960). In her 6 decades in Argentine entertainment, at the time of her death, she had filmed over thirty movies, premiered twenty plays, had nine television appearances, completed three radio series and had had countless appearances in print media. She was one of the singers who emerged in the 1920s along with Azucena Maizani, Libertad Lamarque, Ada Falcón, and Rosita Quiroga, who created the female voices of tango. She was primarily remembered for the songs "Se dice de mí" and "La milonga y yo".

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Denis Healey

First Name Denis
Last Name Healey
Born on August 30, 1917
Died on October 3, 2015 (aged 98)

Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey was a British Labour Party politician who served as Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979 and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1980 to 1983. He was a Member of Parliament for 40 years and was the last surviving member of the cabinet formed by Harold Wilson after the Labour Party's victory in the 1964 general election. A major figure in the party, he was defeated for the party leadership in 1976 and 1980. To the public at large, Healey became well known for his bushy eyebrows, his avuncular manner and his creative turns of phrase.

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Sanora Babb

First Name Sanora
Born on April 21, 1907
Died on December 31, 2005 (aged 98)

Sanora Babb was an American novelist, poet, and literary editor. She was the wife of Chinese-born American cinematographer James Wong Howe.

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Otto von Habsburg

Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xaver Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius Habsburg
First Name Otto
Last Name Habsburg
Born on November 20, 1912
Died on July 4, 2011 (aged 98)

Otto von Habsburg, was the last crown prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in April 1919. He became the pretender to the former thrones, head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, and sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1922, upon the death of his father. He resigned as Sovereign of the Golden Fleece in 2000 and as head of the Imperial House in 2007.

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Dina Wadia

First Name Dina
Born on August 14, 1919
Died on November 2, 2017 (aged 98)

Dina Wadia was the daughter and only child of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and his wife, Rattanbai Petit. She belonged to the prominent Jinnah family through her father, the Petit family through her mother, and to the Wadia family through her marriage to Neville Wadia.

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John Zacherle

First Name John
Last Name Zacherle
Born on September 26, 1918
Died on October 27, 2016 (aged 98)

John Zacherle was an American television host, radio personality, singer, and voice actor. He was best known for his long career as a television horror host, often broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Best known for his character of "Roland/Zacherley," he also did voice work for movies, and recorded the top ten novelty rock and roll song "Dinner With Drac" in 1958. He also edited two collections of horror stories, Zacherley's Vulture Stew and Zacherley's Midnight Snacks.

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