Famous People Who Died in 1981
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Songwriter, Singer / 1945 - 1981
Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter Bob Marley served as a world ambassador for reggae music and sold more than 20 million records throughout his career—making him the first international superstar to emerge from the so-called Third World.
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profile name: Joe Louis profile occupation: Boxer
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profile name: Natalie Wood profile occupation: Film Actress
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profile name: William Holden profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Christy Brown profile occupation: Author, Poet
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