Famous People Who Died In 1959

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1959. This list includes people like Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Errol Flynn, Frank Lloyd Wright, Billie Holiday and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, military leaders and lawyers who died in 1959. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Australia and many more countries.

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
American
Singer, Songwriter
Buddy HollyBuddy Holly
American
 

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
American
Musician

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright
American
Architect

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
Australian
Actor

Cecil Blount DeMilleCecil B. DeMille
American
Film Director, Producer
George ReevesGeorge Reeves
American
Actor

Charles StarkweatherCharles Starkweather
American
Serial Killer

George MarshallGeorge Marshall
American
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
American
Novelist and Screenwriter

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of HalifaxEdward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
British
Former Viceroy of India
Carl SwitzerCarl Switzer
American
Actor

Lou CostelloLou Costello
American
Actor

John Foster DullesJohn Foster Dulles
American
Former United States Secretary of State

Ethel BarrymoreEthel Barrymore
American
Actress

Heitor Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos
Brazilian
Latin American Composer
Harvey GlatmanHarvey Glatman
American
Serial Killer

Albert NamatjiraAlbert Namatjira
Australian
Artist

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
American
Electrical Engineer

Bernard BerensonBernard Berenson
American
Art Historian
Abraham FlexnerAbraham Flexner
American
Educator

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
British
Physicist

Carlos Saavedra LamasCarlos Saavedra Lamas
Argentinian
First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Lizzy AnsinghLizzy Ansingh
Dutch
Painter
The Big BopperThe Big Bopper
American
Singer, Musician, Disc jockey, Songwriter

Jack FrostJack Frost
American
Composer
Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
Ukrainian
Political leader

Mario LanzaMario Lanza
American
Actor, singer

William Halsey Jr.William Halsey Jr.
American
Military officer
Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
British, American
Actor, Boxer

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William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
American
Naval Officer
Lester YoungLester Young
American
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician,

William J. DonovanWilliam J. Donovan
American
Military Leader

Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
British
Formula One driver

Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
American
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician
Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
Cuban
Armed force officer
George GroszGeorge Grosz
German, American
Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University

Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
Polish
Lawyer, Peace researcher

Max GersonMax Gerson
German, American
Physician

Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
American
Sculptor, Painter
Boris VianBoris Vian
French
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,

Sax RohmerSax Rohmer
British
Novelist

Arthur Cecil PigouArthur Cecil Pigou
British
Economist, Paramedic, University teacher

George AntheilGeorge Antheil
American
Composer

Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
American
American playwright
Nap LajoieNap Lajoie
American
Baseball player

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
Canadian
Politician, Lawyer
José P. LaurelJosé P. Laurel
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
British
Painter

Rudolf CaracciolaRudolf Caracciola
Swiss, German
Racecar driver, Motorcycle racer
Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron IronsideEdmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
British
Politician, Diarist, Writer, Military personnel

Bohuslav MartinůBohuslav Martinů
Swiss
Composer
Andrew LoomisAndrew Loomis
American
Illustrator

S. W. R. D. BandaranaikeS. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Sri Lankan
Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer

Edward C. TolmanEdward C. Tolman
American
Psychologist

Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
British
painter

José VasconcelosJosé Vasconcelos
Mexican
Writer, Philosopher, Politician, University
Daniel François MalanDaniel François Malan
South African
Minister, Politician

Maxwell AndersonMaxwell Anderson
American
Playwright

Enrico De NicolaEnrico De Nicola
Italian
Journalist

Charles VidorCharles Vidor
Hungarian
Film director
Roger TouhyRoger Touhy
American
Crime boss

Alfred KubinAlfred Kubin
Austrian
Writer, Painter, Etcher
Olga KnipperOlga Knipper
Russian
Actress

Fred StoneFred Stone
American
Actor

William Guy CarrWilliam Guy Carr
Canadian
Writer, Submariner
Ichirō HatoyamaIchirō Hatoyama
Japanese
Prime Minister

Wanda LandowskaWanda Landowska
French, Polish
Harpsichordist
Ki Hajar DewantaraKi Hajar Dewantara
Indonesian
Politician, Philosopher

Gérard PhilipeGérard Philipe
French
Actor

Edwin MuirEdwin Muir
Scottish
Poet
Leslie MorsheadLeslie Morshead
Australian
Military personnel

Edmund GouldingEdmund Goulding
British
Screenwriter
Bruce BairnsfatherBruce Bairnsfather
Pakistani, British
Humorist

Edwin Ray GuthrieEdwin Ray Guthrie
American
Psychologist

GrockGrock
Swiss
Clown

Georges LefebvreGeorges Lefebvre
French
Historian
Benjamin ChristensenBenjamin Christensen
Danish
Film Director
Alfonso ReyesAlfonso Reyes
Mexican
Writer

Tony CanzoneriTony Canzoneri
American
Boxer

Irving CummingsIrving Cummings
American
Actor

Barthélemy BogandaBarthélemy Boganda
Cental African
Politician
Hitoshi AshidaHitoshi Ashida
Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

Aleksandar TsankovAleksandar Tsankov
Bulgarian
Politician

William Fielding OgburnWilliam Fielding Ogburn
American
Sociologist

Baby DoddsBaby Dodds
American
Drummer

Luigi SturzoLuigi Sturzo
Italian
Priest
Laurence HousmanLaurence Housman
British
Playwright

Curt SachsCurt Sachs
German, American
Musicologist
Claude Grahame-WhiteClaude Grahame-White
British
Aviator

Max BaerMax Baer
American
actor, boxer
Helen Flanders DunbarHelen Flanders Dunbar
American
Psychiatrist, Physician
Alfred SchutzAlfred Schutz
Austrian
Philosopher