Famous People Who Died in 1985
View famous people who died in 1985 such as Marc Chagall, Yul Brynner, and Paul Castellano.
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profile name: Dian Fossey profile occupation: Zoologist
profile id: 9243488
profile name: Marc Chagall profile occupation: Illustrator, Painter
profile id: 9527363
profile name: Orson Welles profile occupation: Film Actor, Director
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profile name: Yul Brynner profile occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor
profile id: 329028
profile name: Paul Castellano profile occupation: Organized Crime Boss
profile id: 17169664
profile name: Dan White profile occupation: Assassin, Government Official
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