1. Armstrong, Louis, 74, musician, heart attack (July 6, 1971) Armstrong, a smoker, advertised Camels.

  2. Arnaz, Desi, actor, lung cancer (December 2, 1986) I Love Lucy Lucy & Desi plug Philip Morris.

  3. Astor, Mary, 81, actress; emphysema (September 24, 1987) The Maltese Falcon

  4. Ball, Lucille, actress, aortic aneurism (Helen Gurley Brown claims cause of death was “smoking-induced lung cancer”) I Love Lucy Lucy & Ricky Call for Philip Morris

  5. Bankhead, Tallulah, 65, actress; lung cancer or emphysema (December 12, 1968) The Blue Angel

  6. Barger, Carl, President, Florida Marlins; aortic aneurysm (December 9, 1992)

  7. Barker, George Granville, 78, English Poet; emphysema (October 31, 1992)

  8. Basie, William “Count”, 79 Band Leader; pancreatic cancer (1984) smoker; advertised camels

  9. Benny, Jack, 80, comedian/violinist; lung cancer (December 26, 1974)

  10. Cooper, Wilhelmina Behmenburg, 40, model; lung cancer

  11. Benaderet, Bea, 62, TV actress; emphysema/lung cancer (October 13, 1968) Beverly Hillbillies, Burns & Allen, Petticoat Junction, Betty Rubble’s voice in The Flintstones

  12. Bernstein, Leonard, 72, composer, conductor; heart attack due to lung failure (October 14, 1990)

  13. Blake, Amanda, 60, actress; throat cancer (August 16, 1989) Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke; At 48, Blake, once a 2-pack a day smoker, had a malignant tumor removed from her tongue; she re-learned how to speak, toured for the American Cancer Society, and fought oral cancer until her death 12 years later. President Reagan presented her with the ACS’s “Courage Award” in 1984.

  14. Blakey, Art,71, jazz drummer and band leader; lung cancer (1990)

  15. Brand, Neville,71, actor; emphysema (1992)

  16. Bogart, Humphrey, 57, actor; cancer of the esophagus (January 14, 1957) Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen

  17. Brinegar, Paul, 77, actor; emphysema (March 27, 1995) Wishbone, Rawhide

  18. Brynner, Yul, 65, actor; lung cancer (Fall, 1985) The King and I. Diagnosed in 1983, Brynner made a memorable SF columnist; lung cancer (February 1, 1997)

  19. Calhoun, Rory, 76, actor; emphysema (April 28, 1999) TV: The Texan, Capitol Calhoun’s Chesterfield ad is PM Bates# 2023238532

  20. Candy, John; actor; heart attack (March 4, 1994) Second City TV; Planes, Trains and Automobiles

  21. Cantineflas (Mario Moreno Reyes), 81, popular Mexican comedian; lung cancer (April 20, 1993)

  22. Cassidy, Jack; 50, actor; died in a fire from smoking in bed (December 12, 1976) Father of Patrick and Shaun Cassidy, step-father of David Cassidy

  23. Cipollone, Rose; housewife; lung cancer (1984)

  24. Cobb, Ty, 74, baseball player; cancer, diabetes, chronic heart disease (July 17, 1961)

  25. Cole, Nat “King”, 45, singer; died after surgery for lung cancer (February 15, 1965)

  26. Connors, Chuck, 71; actor; lung cancer (November 10, 1992) The Rifleman

  27. Coward, Noel, 73, playwright, entertainer; heart attack (March 26, 1973

  28. Cooper, Gary, 60, actor; lung cancer (May 13, 1961) High Noon, Sgt. York Advertised Chesterfields

  29. Cooper, Wilhelmina Behmenburg, 40, modeling agency pioneer; lung cancer (1980)

  30. Crosby, Gary, 61, author, son of Bing Crosby; lung cancer (August 24, 1995) Going My Own Way (1983)

  31. Davis, Bette, 81, stroke (1989)

  32. Davis, Jr., Sammy, 64, entertainer; throat cancer (1990)

  33. Dederich, Charles E., 83, addiction counselor, heart and lung failure (March 4, 1997) Founder and head of Synanon, Dederich in 1971 decided not only to stop supplying his community of ex-heroin addicts cigarettes without charge but also to ban smoking on Synanon property. The next year is one of the most tumultuous in Synanon’s history to that point. About 100 people left. At least one member told the New York Times that quitting tobacco was much harder than quitting heroin.

  34. Dewhurst, Colleen, 67, actress, lung cancer (1991)

  35. Diamond, Selma, 64, actress; lung cancer (May 14, 1985) Night Court, My Favorite Year, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

  36. Disney, Walt, 65, animator, producer; lung cancer (acute circulatory collapse following an operation to remove a tumor) (December 15, 1966)

  37. Dorsey, Jimmy, 53, musician, bandleader; lung cancer (June 12, 1957) So Rare, Tangerine

  38. Eliot, T.S., 76; author, poet; emphysema (January 4, 1965) The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Hallow Men, Murder in the Cathedral

  39. Ellington, Duke, 75; composer/band leader; lung cancer/pneumonia (May 24, 1974) Sophisticated Lady, It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got that Swing

  40. Fenneman, George, 77; announcer, actor; emphysema (May 19, 1997) Groucho Marx sidekick, You Bet Your Life

  41. Finks, Jim, 65; football team president/manager; lung cancer (1993) Much-admired New Orleans Saints football team president and general manager. Credited with helping to bring about the return of the Chicago Cubs and New Orleans Saints. From Tobacco News, 6/10/93: There is no smoking anymore on the grounds of the New Orleans Saints’ mini camp. Signs went up on orders of owner Tom Benson, after.. Jim Finks was diagnosed with lung cancer April 30. “There’s no smoking anywhere on the Saints property,” Coach Jim Mora said. “And I mean anywhere.”

  42. Fleming, Ian, 56, author; heart attack (August 12, 1964) James Bond novels

  43. Flynn, Errol, 50, actor; heart attack (October 14, 1959) Robin Hood, Captain Blood Sidelight: In his youth, Flynn ran a tobacco plantation in New Guinea

  44. Fosse, Bob, 60, dancer/choreographer, smoked 4 packs a day; heart attack (1987)

  45. Freud, Sigmund, 83, cancer of the jaw (1939)

  46. Gable, Clark, 59, actor; heart attack (November 16, 1960) The Misfits

  47. Gargan, William, 73, actor; heart attack (February 17, 1979) 50s TV detective series, Martin Kane Gargan would hang out at Happy McMann’s Tobacco shop, touting his sponsor’s products. His career ended when he lost his larynx to cancer in 1960. He became the spokesman for the American Cancer Society, speaking out against smoking.

  48. Giacometti, Bart; baseball commissioner; heart attack (1990)

  49. Gleason, Jackie, actor; lung cancer The Honeymooners

  50. Godfrey, Arthur “Smoke ’em by the carton”; lung cancer (diagnosed in 1959)

  51. Goizueta, Roberto, 65, Coca-Cola CEO, lung cancer (October 18, 1997)

  52. Grant, General Ulysses S., 63, throat cancer (July 23, 1885) 18th President of the US

  53. Grable, Betty, 56, “pin-up” girl, actress; lung cancer (July 2, 1973) How to Marry a Millionaire

  54. Guardino, Harry, 69, actor; lung cancer (July 17, 1995)

  55. Hammett, Dashiell, 67, writer; lung cancer (January 10, 1961) The Maltese Flacon; The Thin Man

  56. Haynes, Lloyd, 52, TV actor; lung cancer (December 31, 1986) General Hospital, Mr. Dixon in Room 222

  57. Hayward, Susan, 55, actor; lung cancer metastized to her brain (March 14, 1975) I’ll Cry Tomorrow, I Want to Live!

  58. Hellman, Lillian, author; lung cancer The Little Foxes

  59. Hobbs, Elsbeary, singer; throat and lung cancer (May 31, 1996) Bass singer with The Drifters Under the Boardwalk, On Broadway, There Goes My Baby

  60. Holliday, Judy, 43, actress; throat cancer (June 7, 1965) Born Yesterday

  61. Humphrey, Hubert, Vice-President under Johnson, 66, bladder cancer (1978)

  62. Huntley, Chet, actor, news commentator; lung cancer (1974)

  63. Huston, John, 81, director; emphysema (1987)

  64. Howard, Mo, 77, actor; lung cancer The “boss stooge” of The Three Stooges

  65. Ives, Burl, 85, actor; oral cancer (April 14, 1995) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; The Big Country

  66. James, Dennis, 79; announcer, actor, game show host; lung cancer (June 5, 1997) Voice of Old Gold Cigarettes when they danced died of lung cancer 30 years after quitting smoking. Had spurned lucrative tobacco contract after SG’s report.

  67. Jones, Lindley Armstrong (“Spike”), 53; comedic composer/band leader; emphysema (May 1, 1965) Smoked 5 packs a day

  68. Karloff, Boris, 81, actor; heart and lung disease (February 2, 1969) Frankenstein

  69. Kaufman, Andy, 35, lung cancer (1984)(Kaufman only smoked in-character, but played for years in smoky clubs.)

  70. Kieslowski, Krzystof, 54, film director; heart attack (March 13, 1996) Blue, White, Red. Retired to a house in 1994: “There is a veranda and a chair. I’ll have lots of books, lots of cigarettes, lots of coffee. Don’t you sometimes dream of the same thing?”

  71. King Edward VII of England, 69, pneumonia; he suffered for years from chronic bronchitis and emphysema. As the Prince of Wales he helped make smoking, and particular cigar smoking, fashionable.

  72. King George V of England, 70; he suffered from bronchitis and numerous lung problems; his death was thought to be from a viral respiratory infection. Father of Queen Elizabeth II

  73. King George VI of England, 56, lung cancer (1952) Father of Queen Elizabeth II

  74. Keaton, Buster, 71, deadpan silent film actor; lung cancer (February 1, 1966) The General

  75. Kendrick, Eddie, 52; singer; (1992) The Temptations. Asked kids not to smoke.

  76. Kovacs, Ernie, 43; TV personality; skull fracture from an automobile accident caused while he was trying to light his trademark cigar (January 11, 1962)

  77. Landon, Michael, 54, actor, smoked 4 packs a day; cancer of the pancreas and liver (July 1, 1991) Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie; I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

  78. Lerner, Alan Jay, 67, playwright, lyricist; lung cancer. (June 14, 1986) My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, An American In Paris, Gigi, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Camelot

  79. Maris, Roger, 51, baseball player; lung cancer [disputed; some say he died of lymphoma]. The home-run record holder appeared in Camel ads in the 60s

  80. Martin, Dean, 78, singer; acute respiratory failure. (December 25, 1995) Ocean’s Eleven

  81. Marvin, Lee, 67, actor; heart attack. (August 29, 1987) Cat Ballou

  82. Marx, Groucho, 86, actor/entertainer; lung cancer. (Aug. 19, 1977) (Disputed: cause of death may have been pneumonia. Groucho had been ailing since he had a heart attack and several strokes in 1971) A Day at the Races; You Bet Your Life

  83. Maxwell, Marilyn, 49, actress/performer; heart attack (March 20, 1972)

  84. McLaren, Wayne, 51; model; lung cancer (Summer, 1992) “Marlboro Cowboy”. At a Philip Morris shareholders meeting, he asked the company to limit their advertising.

  85. McLean, David, 73; Former TV “Marlboro Man,” actor/model; lung cancer (Oct. 12, 1995)

  86. McLure, Doug, 56; TV actor; lung cancer (February 5, 1995) The Virginian

  87. McQueen, Steve, actor; lung cancer McQueen Viceroy commerl Meadows, Audrey, 71, actress; lung cancer (Feb. 3, 1996) The Honeymooners

  88. Mercouri, Melina, 68, actress; lung cancer (March 6, 1994) Never on Sunday

  89. Merrill, Gary, 74, actor; lung cancer (March 5, 1990) All About Eve, Dr. Gillespie on Young Dr. Kildaire Husband of Bette Davis

  90. Millar, David, model; complications from emphysema according to his sister, Millar was the first Marlboro Man.

  91. Mitchum, Robert, 79, actor; emphysema, lung cancer (July 1, 1997) The Night of the Hunter, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, Cape Fear, The Big Sleep, That Championship Season

  92. Moore, Gary, 78, game show host; emphsema, November 28, 1993 I’ve Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth

  93. Muller, Heiner, 66, playwright; throat cancer (Dec. 30, 1995) Revered German playwright, poet, director, translator

  94. Murrow, Edward R., newscaster; lung cancer. Host of The Camel News Caravan

  95. O’Neal, Patrick, 66, actor; lung cancer (August, 1994) The Kremlin Letter

  96. Parks, Bert, 77, actor/singer; lung cancer (February 2, 1992)

  97. Patterson, Jennifer, 71, TV cook; lung cancer (August 10, 1999) Two Fat Ladies (UK)

  98. Peppard, George, actor; “complications arising from the treatment of cancer”; Peppard had smoked 2 packs a day until 1993, when he had a cancerous tumor removed from his lung (May 8, 1995) Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A-Team

  99. Powell, Dick, 59, actor; lung cancer (1963)

  100. Price, Vincent, actor; lung cancer (October 26, 1993) The Tingler, The Fall of the House of Usher

  101. Ramsey, Anne, 59, actress; throat cancer (August 11, 1988) Throw Mama from the Train

  102. Rand, Ayn, author/philosopher; lung cancer (March 6, 1982) The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged

  103. Ray, Aldo, 64, actor; complications from throat cancer, pneumonia (March 27, 1991

  104. Reasoner, Harry, newscaster; lung cancer, pneumonia (August 6, 1991) 60 Minutes

  105. Reese, Pee-Wee, 81, baseball player; lung cancer (August 14, 1999). Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop

  106. Remick, Lee, 55, actress; lung and liver cancer (July 2, 1991) A Face in the Crowd, The Long Hot Summer, Anatomy of a Murder

  107. Reynolds, R.J. Sr., 67, founder of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., pancreatic cancer (1916)

  108. Reynolds, R.J. Jr., 58, emphysema

  109. Reynolds, R.J. III, 60, emphysema, (1994)

  110. Ripken, Cal Sr., 83, baseball player, lung cancer(1994)

  111. Ruth, Babe, 53, baseball player. Naso-pharyngeal cancer. (August 16, 1948)

  112. Scott, George C., 71, actor; ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (September 22, 1999) Scott suffered several heart attacks over the years. He claimed he got his gravelly voice from “smoking too many cigarettes.” Patton, Dr. Strangelove, The Hustler, Anatomy of a Murder, The Hospital

  113. Scotti, Vito, 78, actor; lung cancer (June 5, 1996) The Aristocats, The Godfather, Get Shorty

  114. Serling, Rod, 51, writer/director; smoked 4 packs a day; heart disease. (1975)

  115. Seyrig, Delphine, 58, actress; lung disease (October 15, 1990)

  116. Shaw, Robert, 51, actor; heart attack (August 28, 1978) Jaws, From Russia With Love, The Sting

  117. Shirley, Anne, 75, actress; lung cancer (July 4, 1993) Anne of the Green Gables, Stella Dallas

  118. Sinatra, Frank, 82, singer, heart attack (Dec. 12, 1915 to May 14, 1998) Sinatra was also suffering from bladder cancer, early Alzheimer’s and the effects of a stroke.

  119. Shostakovich, Dmitri, 69, musician (August 9, 1975)

  120. Smith, “Sonic” Fred, 45, rock musician; heart failure (November 4, 1994) Guitarist with MC5

  121. Soo, Jack, 63, actor; cancer of the esophagus (January 11, 1979) Barney Miller

  122. Stander, Lionel, 86, actor; lung cancer (November 30, 1994) Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Max in Hart to Hart

  123. Stanwyck, Barbara, 82, actress; congestive heart failure (January 20, 1990) Stella Dallas, Double Indemnity

  124. Stevens, Woody, 84, horse trainer (August 22, 1998) Trained winners in all three Triple Crown races, including five straight Belmont winners during the 1980s.

  125. Sullivan, Ed, 72, entertainer; lung cancer (1974)

  126. Talman, William, actor; lung cancer (August 30, 1968) D.A. Hamilton Burger, Perry Mason TV Series When He came down with lung cancer, He was the first actor to do a TV commercial on the danger of smoking. (Internet Movie Database) He died before the commercial aired.

  127. Thomas, Ross, 69, author; lung cancer (December 19, 1995) Espionage author; wrote the screenplay for Bad Lieutenant, his Briarpatch won the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel (1985)

  128. Thornbury, Will, 57, model; Lung Cancer (1992) Modeled for Camel TV ads

  129. Tierney, Jeanne, 70, actress; emphysema (November 6, 1991) Laura, Leave Her to Heaven

  130. Tone, Franchot, 63, actor; lung cancer (September 18, 1968) Mutiny on the Bounty, Lives of a Bengal Lancer

  131. Tracy, Spencer, 66, actor; lung congestion; heart attack (June 10, 1967) Captains Courageous (1937), Boys’ Town (1938), San Francisco (1936), Father of the Bride (1950), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Old Man and the Sea (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

  132. Tubb, Ernest, 70, singer; emphysema (September 6,1984) “The Texas Troubador”– Waltz Across Texas, I’m Walking the Floor over You

  133. Tucker, Forrest, 67, actor; lung cancer and emphysema (October 25, 1986) Sands of Iwo Jima, The Yearling, Gunsmoke

  134. Tucker, Sophie, 78, entertainer; lung cancer (February 9, 1966)

  135. Turner, Lana, actress; throat cancer (June, 1995)

  136. Vaughan, Sarah, singer; lung cancer (1990) Broken-hearted Melody

  137. Varney, Jim, 50, actor; lung cancer (February 10, 2000)

  138. Walker, Nancy, 69, actress; lung cancer (March 25, 1992)

  139. Wayne, John, 72, actor; After exposure to nuclear radiation, cancer took a lung in 1963; had many battles with heart disease and other cancers. (June 11, 1979) Stagecoach; Red River; Fort Apache; Rio Grande; She Wore a Yellow Ribbon; The Searchers

  140. Wells, Mary, 49, singer; larynx cancer (1992) My Guy

  141. Wheeler, Bert, 72, comedian; emphysema (January 18, 1968)

  142. Wilson, Carl, 51, musician (Beach Boys); complications from lung cancer (February 6, 1998)

  143. Williams, Tex, country-western singer; lung cancer (October 13, 1985) Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) (1947)

  144. Wolfman Jack, 57, radio personality, actor; heart attack (July 1, 1995) American Graffitti

  145. Yennimatas, George, Greek National Economy Minister, 55; complications from lung cancer (April 25, 1994)
    Yennimatas was one of Greece’s most beloved politicians. When he presented the 1994 budget to reporters in November, he announced a new tax on tobacco, saying the revenues would be earmarked for an anti-smoking campaign.

  146. York, Dick, 63, actor; emphysema (1992)

  147. Young, Faron, 64, country-western singer; self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Dec. 10, 1996). Young “had been depressed recently about emphysema and other health problems”–NY Times, 12/11/96. Goin’ Steady; Sweet Dreams; Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

  148. Young, Coleman A., 79, Detroit, Michigan’s longest-serving mayor. Emphysema. (November 29, 1997)

“Ernest P. Worrell” (bekend van de Earnest comedie filmserie. Red. Goodfeeling)
Though hopelessly hooked on cigarettes, he wouldn’t allow himself to be photographed smoking, for the sake of all the kids who loved Ernest. And, though he entertained them by clowning, sprawling, grinning and cutting up, the talented Mr. Varney had one last message for those kids: Don’t smoke. –Lexington Herald-Leader 2/11/00

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