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Celebrities who died at age 89

Famous people who died at the age of 89 years old.
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  • Jane Russell
    Jane Russell American actress and model (1921–2011)
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    rank #1 · WDW 699 29 68
    Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American actress. She was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. She starred in more than 20 films.
  • Martha Hyer
    Martha Hyer American actress (1924–2014)
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    rank #2 · WDW 151 11 17
    Martha Hyer (August 10, 1924 – May 31, 2014) was an American actress. She is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running (1958), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her autobiography, Finding My Way: A Hollywood Memoir, was published in 1990.
  • B.B. King
    B.B. King American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter (1925–2015)
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    rank #3 · WDW 202 12 17
    Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato and staccato picking that influenced many later blues electric guitar players. AllMusic recognized King as "the single most important electric guitarist of the last half of the 20th century".
  • Lauren Bacall
    Lauren Bacall American actress (1924–2014)
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    rank #4 · WDW 745 16 108
    Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress. She was named the 20th-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute and received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009 in recognition of her contribution to the Golden Age of motion pictures. She was known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks.
  • James Stewart
    James Stewart American actor and military veteran
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    rank #5 · WDW 536 25 108
    James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart's film career spanned 80 films from 1935 to 1991. With the strong morality he portrayed both on and off the screen, he epitomized the "American ideal" in the twentieth century. In 1999, the American Film Institute (AFI) ranked him third on its list of the greatest American male actors.
  • Haya Harareet
    Haya Harareet Israeli actress (1931–2021)
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    rank #6 · WDW 96 28 8
    Haya Harareet (Hebrew: חיה הררית‎; 12 September 1931 – 3 February 2021) was an Israeli actress. In 1959, she played Esther, Charlton Heston's love interest in Ben Hur.
  • Jeanne Moreau
    Jeanne Moreau French actress, singer, screenwriter and director (1928–2017)
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    rank #7 · WDW 345 2 26
    Jeanne Moreau (23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017) was a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She made her theatrical debut in 1947, and established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française. Moreau began playing small roles in films in 1949, later achieving prominence with starring roles in Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows (1958), Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte (1961), and François Truffaut's Jules et Jim (1962). Most prolific during the 1960s, Moreau continued to appear in films into her 80s.
  • Nichelle Nichols
    Nichelle Nichols American actress (1932–2022)
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    rank #8 · WDW 246 15 17
    Nichelle Nichols ( born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932 – July 30, 2022) was an American actress, singer and dancer best known for her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series, and its film sequels. Nichols' portrayal of Uhura was ground-breaking for African American actresses on American television. From 1977 until 2015, Nichols volunteered her time to promote NASA's programs, and to recruit diverse astronauts, including women and ethnic minorities.
  • Katherine Helmond
    Katherine Helmond American actress (1929–2019)
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    rank #9 · WDW 192 10 19
    Katherine Marie Helmond (July 5, 1929 – February 23, 2019) was an American film, theater, and television actress and director. Over her five decades of television acting, she was known for her starring role as ditzy matriarch Jessica Tate on the sitcom Soap (1977–1981) and her co-starring role as feisty mother Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss? (1984–1992). She also played Doris Sherman on Coach and Lois Whelan (the mother of Debra Barone) on Everybody Loves Raymond. She also appeared as a guest on several talk and variety shows.
  • Vic Damone
    Vic Damone Singer
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    rank #10 · WDW 148 7 14
    Vic Damone (born Vito Rocco Farinola; June 12, 1928 – February 11, 2018) was an American traditional pop and big band singer, actor, radio and television presenter, and entertainer. He was best known for his performances of songs such as the number one hit "You're Breaking My Heart", and other hits like "On the Street Where You Live" (from My Fair Lady) and "I Have But One Heart".
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