Nineteen of the following twenty famous persons share a very distinguished property, whereas the last one does not have this property:

Albert Camus, Elias Canetti, Bette Davis, Nadine Gordimer, George Harrison,
Jimi Hendrix, Audrey Hepburn, Frida Kahlo, Jack Lemmon, John Lennon,
Doris Lessing, Marcello Mastroianni, Paul McCartney, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Neruda,
Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Elvis Presley, Andy Warhol, John Wayne.

Who is the odd one out?


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I feel like this is too simple and might therefore not be what you had in mind, but, differently than everyone else on your list,

Paul McCartney is alive

  • $\begingroup$ That was exactly the solution I had in mind. $\endgroup$
    – Haobin
    Feb 26, 2015 at 16:23
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    $\begingroup$ But so is Elvis! $\endgroup$
    – KSmarts
    Feb 26, 2015 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ More like a very extinguished property! $\endgroup$
    – Hellion
    Feb 26, 2015 at 21:36
  • $\begingroup$ According to an infamous hoax, all of them are in the same boat. $\endgroup$
    – Wad Cheber
    Oct 24, 2015 at 3:24

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