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Acting Name Life Comments Diagnosis Survival Reference Tony Anholt 1941–2002 Actor with various television credits, including Space: 1999, The Protectors and Howards' Way — — [3] Sam Bottoms 1955–2008 Actor who played in the movies Apocalypse Now and The Last Picture Show Glioblastoma multiforme — [4] Patrick Cargill 1918–1996 British film and television actor who had been in ill-health since being treated for a brain tumor and died a year later. Initially, his death was blamed on a hit-and-run accident. — — [5] Bert Convy 1933–1991 Stage, film and television actor/host — 15 months [6] Ross Davidson 1949–2006 Actor who played Andy O'Brien in the BBC soap opera EastEnders Glioblastoma multiforme 20 months [7] Sandy Duncan 1946– Tony Award–nominated Broadway actor, television actress — 1971– [8] Linda Gary 1944–1995 Voice artist for Scooby-Doo and other animated series — — [9] Brian Glover 1934–1997 Actor, former professional wrestler and teacher — — [10] Richard Greene 1918–1985 Actor who appeared in more than 40 movies and in the British television series The Adventures of Robin Hood — 3 years [11] Susan Hayward 1917–1975 Academy Award–winning film actress — 2 years [12] Richard Jordan 1938–1993 Actor of stage, screen and film — — [13] Martin Kemp 1961– Actor and former pop musician who is in the band Spandau Ballet — 1995– [14] Arthur Kennedy 1914–1990 Stage and film actor; Tony Award winner — — [15] Lois Kibbee 1922–1993 Actress who played Geraldine Weldon Whitney Saxon on the television soap opera The Edge of Night — — [16] Eugene Gordon Lee 1933–2005 Child actor who played Porky in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) comedies Metastatic tumor — [17] Katherine Locke 1910–1995 Broadway actress in the late 1930s — — [18] Meredith MacRae 1944–2000 Television actress and host — — [19] Victor Maddern 1926–1993 Supporting actor on film — — [20] Joseph Maher 1933–1998 Irish-born stage actor, film and television character actor — — [21] Irish McCalla 1928–2002 Film and television actress, eponymous actor in the 1950s television series Sheena, Queen of the Jungle — Less than 18 months [22] Buster Merryfield 1920–1999 Actor who played Uncle Albert in the BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses — — [23] Bueno de Mesquita 1918–2005 Comedian, actor and stage artist, known for his ability to make funny faces; suffered from lung cancer (probable metastasis) — — [24] Greg Morris 1933–1996 African American television actor (Mission: Impossible series) — — [25] Pola Negri 1894–1987 Polish-American silent movie actress, played numerous femme fatale roles. Refused treatment; died of pneumonia. — 2 years [26] Jerry Paris 1925–1986 Actor and director; played Jerry Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show — — [27] Pat Paulsen 1927–1997 Comedian who featured in the Smothers Brothers television show in the 1960s — — [28] Slim Pickens 1919–1983 Rodeo clown turned film actor (Dr. Strangelove) — — [29][30] Kate Reid 1930–1993 Canadian actress of stage, film and television — — [31] Mark Ruffalo 1967– American film actor. The operation to remove the benign tumor caused him temporary partial paralysis. Acoustic neuroma 2001– [32] Irene Ryan c. 1902–1973 "Granny" from The Beverly Hillbillies. She was never told of her tumor, and died after suffering a stroke onstage while performing in Pippin on her Broadway debut. — — [33] Zachary Scott 1914–1965 American film actor; specialized in villains (Mildred Pierce) — — [34][35] Alexis Smith 1921–1993 Canadian-born film, stage, musical theatre and television actress — — [36] Michelle Stafford 1965– Actress, played Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless — 1985– [37] Werner Stocker 1955–1993 Bavarian Film Award (Bayerischer Filmpreis) for Best Young Actors shared with Dana Vávrová for Herbstmilch; featured role in television's Highlander: The Series — — [38] Kinuyo Tanaka 1910–1977 Japanese film actress and director — — [39] Anya Taranda 1915–1970 Model, showgirl, actress and wife of songwriter Harold Arlen — — [40] Elizabeth Taylor 1932–2011 Academy Award–winning actor, star of numerous films Meningioma 1997–2011 [41] Bobby Van 1928–1980 Broadway musician and actor — — [42] Henry Victor 1892–1945 Character actor (played "Hercules") in the 1932 film, Freaks — — [43][44] Bill Williams 1915–1992 Movie actor who played Kit Carson in the 1950s TV series Adventures of Kit Carson — — [45] Jeff Winkless 1941–2006 Composer, television and voice actor — 15 months — [46] [edit] Business Name Life Comments Diagnosis Survival Reference James Batten 1936?–1995 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Knight-Ridder publishing. — 1 year [47] Raymond Bonham Carter 1929–2004 Banker who became a director of S. G. Warburg & Co. and the father of actress Helena Bonham Carter. He became quadriplegic and partially blind after an operation to remove a non-cancerous brain tumor. — 25 years [48] Reginald Lewis 1942–1993 CEO of TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc, the first African-American-run company to have over $1 billion in annual sales. — — [49] Gerry Pencer 1945–1998 Chief executive officer of Cott Beverages. Pencer and his family became significant philanthropists of brain tumor research and medicine. Glioblastoma multiforme 8 months [50] Rene Rivkin 1944–2005 Stockbroker convicted for insider trading Multiple meningioma — [51] Dawn Steel 1946–1997 First female top executive of a major Hollywood studio — 20 months [52] Preston Robert Tisch 1926–2005 Businessman; former Postmaster General and half-owner of the New York Giants — — [53] [edit] Film, television, and radio Name Life Comments Diagnosis Survival Reference Alan Berg 1934–1984 Liberal talk radio host in Denver, Colorado who broadcast his program on KOA. He was murdered in 1984; his story formed the basis of the Oliver Stone film Talk Radio. — 8 years [54] Jack Brickhouse 1916–1998 Sports broadcast announcer — 6 months [55] Tom Cheek 1939–2005 Radio broadcaster who announced Major League Baseball games for the Toronto Blue Jays — 15 months [56][57] Dan Curtis 1928–2006 Emmy Award–winning director and producer of television and film — 4 months [58] Bob Friend 1938–2008 Renowned British journalist and TV anchor with BBC and News Corporation. — — [59][60] Chuck Howard 1933–1996 Former producer at ABC Sports and winner of 11 Emmy Awards — — [61] Ted Husing 1901–1962 Pioneer radio sportscaster — 6 years [62] Eleanor Mondale 1960–2011 Cable television host on the E! network; daughter of former United States Vice President Walter Mondale Glioma with astrocytoma cells June 2005–September 2011 [63] Andrew Olle 1947–1995 Presenter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Glioblastoma multiforme 1 week [64] Judd Rose 1955–2000 Emmy Award–winning television news reporter, co-anchor of CNN Newsstand Astrocytoma About 6 years [65] Gene Siskel 1946–1999 Film critic for the Chicago Tribune; television partner of fellow critic Roger Ebert — Less than 1 year [25] Julia Somerville 1947– Television news anchor and reporter who has worked for BBC News and ITN — 1992– [66] François Truffaut 1932–1984 Film director with over 25 films to his credit, including The 400 Blows — — [67] Stan Zemanek 1947–2007 Australian radio broadcaster and television personality; presented a night-time show on the radio station 2UE Glioblastoma multiforme 15 months [68] [edit] Military Name Life Comments Diagnosis Survival Reference Jaime Milans del Bosch 1915–1997 Lieutenant General in the Spanish Army who was dismissed in 1981 for his role in the failed coup d'état of 23 February 1981 (23-F) — — [69] Bob Braham 1920–1974 One of the most highly decorated airman of the Royal Air Force in World War II — — [70] William S. Donaldson 1945–2001 United States Naval Aviator; founder of the Associated Retired Aviation Professionals (ARAP); a critic of the U.S. government's TWA flight 800 investigation — 7 months [71][72] Seyni Kountché 1931–1987 Nigerian military officer who led a 1974 coup d'état that deposed the government of Niger's first president, Hamani Diori; ruled the country as military head of state from 1974 to 1987 — — [73] Thomas W. Steed 1904–1973 Military officer in the United States Army Air Corps and United States Air Force. During World War II, he commanded the 456th Bomb Group (Heavy) throughout its combat service. Meningioma — [74] Leonard Wood 1860–1927 Physician who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army and Governor General of the Philippines Parasagittal meningioma 17 years [75] [edit] Miscellaneous Name Life Comments Diagnosis Survival Reference Jon Bannenberg 1929–2002 Yacht designer. — — [76] Ben Bowen 2002–2005 Huntington, West Virginia child who attracted media attention and fundraising efforts ATRT 1 year [77] Margaret Brown 1867–1932 Socialite, philanthropist, and activist; survivor of the Titanic disaster; portrayed in the 1964 film The Unsinkable Molly Brown and the 1997 film Titanic — — [78] Johnnie Cochran 1937–2005 Defense attorney, best known for being a member of the "Dream Team", during the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial. Also defense attorney for the 1993 Michael Jackson child molestation case. Jackson settled the case with the accusing family. — 1 year [79] Dennis E. Fitch 1942-2012 American commercial airline pilot. Known for his actions that helped to save the lives of 184 of the passengers on board United Airlines Flight 232. — 2 years [80] Robert W. Funk 1926–2005 Academic theologian; author and founder of the Jesus Seminar — — [81] Henry Kock 1952–2005 Horticulturist at the University of Guelph Arboretum — 18 months [82] Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent 1906–1968 Member of the British Royal Family — — [83] Marshall McLuhan 1911–1980 Communications theorist and educator — 11 years [84] Enric Miralles 1955–2000 Architect whose works include the Scottish Parliament Building — — [85] John Joseph O'Connor 1920–2000 Eleventh bishop (eighth archbishop) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York — — [86] Alexandra Sestak 2002– Daughter of Joe & Susan Clark Sestak — — [87] Deke Slayton 1924–1993 One of the seven Mercury Seven astronauts malignant brain tumor 1 year [88] Craig Shergold 1979– Former brain cancer patient who received more than 33 million greeting cards, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of Records. He recovered fully. — 1989– [89] Doris Tate 1924–1992 Activist in the victims' rights movement; mother of murder victim Sharon Tate Metastatic tumor — [90] Jean Crouch Thurmond 1926–1960 First wife of former Senator Strom Thurmond At first deemed a non-malignant tumor, then determined to be malignant Summer of 1959-January 1960 [91] Charles Whitman 1941–1966 Ascended the University of Texas at Austin's 27-story tower in 1966, and shot passersby in the city and on the campus below before being shot dead by Austin Police. Tumor found on autopsy. — — [92] Richard Wild 1912–1978 Former Chief Justice of New Zealand (1966–1978) — — [93] Mary Hayward Weir 1915–1968 Steel heiress and socialite — — [94] Frank Wills 1948–2000 Security guard who uncovered the break-in that led to the Watergate scandal — — [95] [edit] Music Name Life Comments Diagnosis Survival Reference Luther Allison 1939–1997 Blues guitarist Metastatic tumor Less than 1 year [96] William "Cat" Anderson 1916–1981 A jazz trumpeter who played with Duke Ellington's orchestra — — [97] Arrow (Alphonsus Cassell) 1949–2010 Montserrat soca singer-songwriter — — [98] David M. Bailey 1966–2010 Contemporary Christian songwriter and musician Glioblastoma July 1996 – October 2010 [99] Bill Black 1926–1965 Rock and roll bass player; recorded with Elvis Presley during 1954–1958 — — [100] Davey von Bohlen 1975– Musician and songwriter Meningioma 2000– [101] Ray Bumatai 1952–2005 Musician, comedian and voice actor Glioblastoma 3 years [102] Gregg Burge 1957–1998 Tap dancer and choreographer — — [103] A. J. Croce 1971– Singer-songwriter; son of singer-songwriter Jim Croce — 1975– [104] Celia Cruz 1925–2003 Cuban salsa singer, Afro-Cuban music — — [105] Dia DiCristino 1980– Opera and Jazz singer; starred in the movie The Year of The Cyst, which was about her eleven brain surgeries. — 2002– [106] William Finn 1952– Tony Award–winning Broadway songwriter; wrote the show A New Brain, which was about his experiences. — 1992– [107] Sergio Franchi 1926–1990 Italian-American tenor — — [108][109] Marie Fredriksson 1958– Lead singer of the Swedish pop duo Roxette — 2002– [110] George Gershwin 1898–1937 Jazz and classical music composer; co-writer of stage musicals and film scores Astrocytoma of unknown variety, 1 month [111] Lou Gramm 1950– Rock music vocalist and songwriter, lead vocalist for Foreigner — 1996– [112] Bill Haley 1925–1981 Leader of one of the first rock and roll bands, The Comets — 2 years [113][114] George Harrison 1943–2001 Lead guitarist of the Beatles Metastatic tumor — [115] Si


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