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All 16 Icons Named in Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ Have Passed Away

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Madonna‘s classic hit ‘Vogue’ named 16 Hollywood icons that made an impact on entertainment in the 20th Century, and as of this week, they’re all gone.

Lauren Bacall, an actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood, was the last living on the long list of stars name-dropped in the pop song. She died yesterday (Aug. 12) at the age of 89 after suffering a stroke.

When Madonna released her chart-topper in 1990, several of the icons had already passed, including James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire. Over the next fourteen years we’ve seen the lost of the rest of the legends that earned a spot in Hollywood’s history and the Queen of Pop’s lyrics.

The following is a list (via CNN) of the stars in the order they’re named in ‘Vogue.’ Let’s “strike a pose,” as Madonna says, in remembrance of all the lost greats!

Greta Garbo, 84 (died April 15, 1990)
Marilyn Monroe, 36 (died August 5, 1962)
Marlene Dietrich, 90 (died May 6, 1992)
Joe DiMaggio, 84 (died March 8, 1999)
Marlon Brando, 80 (died July 1, 2004)
James Dean, 24 (died September 30, 1955)
Grace Kelly, 52 (died September 14, 1982)
Jean Harlow, 26 (died June 7, 1937)
Gene Kelly, 83 (died February 2, 1996)
Fred Astaire, 88 (died June 22, 1987)
Ginger Rogers, 83 (died April 25, 1995)
Rita Hayworth, 68 (died May 14, 1987)
Lauren Bacall, 89 (died August 12, 2014)
Katharine Hepburn, 96 (died June 29, 2003)
Lana Turner, 74 (died June 29, 1995)
Bette Davis, 81 (died October 6, 1989)

Next: The Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths of 2013

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