Famous People Who Died in 1983
View famous people who died in 1983 such as Muddy Waters, Roy DeMeo, and George Balanchine.
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profile name: Tennessee Williams profile occupation: Playwright
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profile name: Jack Dempsey profile occupation: Boxer
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profile name: James Van Der Zee profile occupation: Photographer, Musician
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profile name: Meyer Lansky profile occupation: White Collar Criminal, Organized Crime Boss
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profile name: Joan Miró profile occupation: Painter, Sculptor
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profile name: Bear Bryant profile occupation: Coach
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