List of Famous people who died in 1982

Jimmy Hoffa

James Riddle Hoffa
First Name Jimmy
Born on February 14, 1913
Died on July 30, 1982 (aged 69)

James Riddle Hoffa was an American labor union leader who served as the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) from 1957 until 1971.

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Grace Kelly

Grace Patricia Kelly
First Name Grace
Last Name Kelly
Born on November 12, 1929
Died on September 14, 1982 (aged 52)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Grace Patricia Kelly was an American film actress who, after starring in several significant films in the early to mid-1950s, became Princess of Monaco by marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956.

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John Belushi

John Adam Belushi
First Name John
Last Name Belushi
Born on January 24, 1949
Died on March 5, 1982 (aged 33)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

John Adam Belushi was an American actor, comedian and singer, and one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). Throughout his career, Belushi had a close personal and artistic partnership with his fellow SNL star Dan Aykroyd, whom he met while they were both working at Chicago's The Second City comedy club.

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Romy Schneider

Rosemarie Magdalena Albach
First Name Romy
Born on September 23, 1938
Died on May 29, 1982 (aged 43)
Born in Austria
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Romy Schneider was a German-French actress. She began her career in the German Heimatfilm genre in the early 1950s when she was 15. From 1955 to 1957, she played the central character of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the Austrian Sissi trilogy, and later reprised the role in a more mature version in Visconti's Ludwig (1973). Schneider moved to France, where she made successful and critically acclaimed films with some of the most notable film directors of that era.

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Leonid Brezhnev

First Name Leonid
Died on November 10, 1982 (aged 12)

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was a Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union as General Secretary of the governing Communist Party (1964–1982) and as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1977–1982). His 18-year term as general secretary was second only to Joseph Stalin's in duration. While Brezhnev's rule was characterised by political stability and notable foreign policy successes, it was also marked by corruption, inefficiency, economic stagnation, and rapidly growing technological gaps with the West.

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Ingrid Bergman

First Name Ingrid
Born on August 29, 1915
Died on August 29, 1982 (aged 67)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films, television movies, and plays. With a career spanning 50 years, she is often regarded as one of the most influential screen figures in film history. She won many accolades, including three Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award.

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Vic Morrow

Victor Harry Morozoff
First Name Vic
Last Name Morrow
Born on February 14, 1929
Died on July 23, 1982 (aged 53)

Victor Morrow was an American actor and director whose credits include a starring role in the 1960s ABC television series Combat!, prominent roles in a handful of other television and film dramas, and numerous guest roles on television. Morrow also gained notice for his roles in movies Blackboard Jungle (1955), King Creole (1958), God's Little Acre (1958), Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974), and The Bad News Bears (1976).

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Satchel Paige

First Name Satchel
Born on July 7, 1906
Died on June 8, 1982 (aged 75)
Height 190 cm | 6'3

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was an American professional baseball pitcher who played in Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball (MLB). His career spanned five decades and culminated with his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Dominique Dunne

First Name Dominique
Last Name Dunne
Born on November 23, 1959
Died on November 4, 1982 (aged 22)

Dominique Ellen Dunne was an American actress. She appeared in several films and television series from 1979 to 1982, but was best known for portraying Dana Freeling in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist.

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Henry Fonda

First Name Henry
Last Name Fonda
Born on May 16, 1905
Died on August 12, 1982 (aged 77)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor who had a career that spanned five decades in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics, earning one Academy Award for Best Actor on two nominations.

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Randy Rhoads

Randall William Rhoads
First Name Randy
Last Name Rhoads
Born on December 6, 1956
Died on March 19, 1982 (aged 25)

Randall William Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne.

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Marty Feldman

First Name Marty
Last Name Feldman
Born on July 8, 1934
Died on December 2, 1982 (aged 48)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Martin Alan Feldman was a British actor, comedian and comedy writer, known for his prominent, misaligned eyes. He initially gained prominence as a writer with Barry Took on the ITV sitcom Bootsie and Snudge and the BBC Radio comedy programme Round the Horne. He became known as a performer on At Last the 1948 Show and Marty, the latter of which won two BAFTA awards. He quickly became a celebrity in the United Kingdom.

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Fernando Lamas

Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos
First Name Fernando
Last Name Lamas
Born on January 9, 1915
Died on October 8, 1982 (aged 67)
Born in Argentina

Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos was an Argentine-American actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas.

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Elis Regina

First Name Elis
Last Name Regina
Born on March 17, 1945
Died on January 19, 1982 (aged 36)

Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, known professionally as Elis Regina, was a Brazilian singer of popular and jazz music.

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M. B. Shetty

First Name M.
Last Name Shetty
Born on January 1, 1938
Died on January 23, 1982 (aged 44)
Born in India

Muddu Babu Shetty simply known as, M. B. Shetty, or Shetty was an Indian film stuntman and action choreographer, actor in Hindi cinema in 1970. He had a towering personality with a bald head, often cast as the villain brought down by heroes half his size.

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Arthur Rubinstein

First Name Arthur
Last Name Rubinstein
Born on January 28, 1887
Died on December 20, 1982 (aged 95)

Arthur Rubinstein was a Polish-American classical pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time. He received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers and many regard him as the greatest Chopin interpreter of his time. He played in public for eight decades.

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Fazlur Khan

First Name Fazlur
Born on April 3, 1929
Died on March 27, 1982 (aged 52)

Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect, who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Considered the "father of tubular designs" for high-rises, Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design (CAD). He was the designer of the Sears Tower, since renamed Willis Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1973 until 1998 and the 100-story John Hancock Center.

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Patrick Dewaere

Patrick Jean Marie Henri Bourdeaux
First Name Patrick
Last Name Dewaere
Born on January 26, 1947
Died on July 16, 1982 (aged 35)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Patrick Dewaere was a French film actor. Born in Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, he was the son of French actress Mado Maurin. Actor from a young age, his career lasted more than 31 years, until his suicide in Paris, in 1982.

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Barack Obama Sr.

Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.
First Name Barack
Last Name Sr.
Born on June 18, 1936
Died on November 24, 1982 (aged 46)
Born in Kenya, Siaya County

Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was a Kenyan senior governmental economist and the father of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. He is a central figure of his son's memoir, Dreams from My Father (1995). Obama married in 1954 and had two children with his first wife, Kezia. He was selected for a special program to attend college in the United States and studied at the University of Hawaii where he met Stanley Ann Dunham, whom he married in 1961. They had a son, Barack II. Dunham divorced Obama three years later. The elder Obama later went to Harvard University for graduate school, where he earned an M.A. in economics, and returned to Kenya in 1964. He saw his son Barack once more, when he was about 10.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

First Name Rainer
Last Name Fassbinder
Born on May 31, 1945
Died on June 10, 1982 (aged 37)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, sometimes credited as R. W. Fassbinder, was a West German filmmaker, actor, playwright, theatre director, composer, cinematographer, editor, and essayist. He is widely regarded as a prominent figure and catalyst of the New German Cinema movement.

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