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.

Buddy HollyBuddy Holly
American
 
Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright
American
Architect

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
American
Musician

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
Australian
Actor

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
American
Singer, Songwriter

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
American
Actor
George MarshallGeorge Marshall
American
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

Cecil Blount DeMilleCecil B. DeMille
American
Film Director, Producer

Carl SwitzerCarl Switzer
American
Actor

Lou CostelloLou Costello
American
Actor
Charles StarkweatherCharles Starkweather
American
Serial Killer

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
American
Novelist and Screenwriter
Edward Wood, 1st Earl of HalifaxEdward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
British
Former Viceroy of India

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

Abraham FlexnerAbraham Flexner
American
Educator

Bernard BerensonBernard Berenson
American
Art Historian

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
American
Electrical Engineer
Carlos Saavedra LamasCarlos Saavedra Lamas
Argentinian
First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
British
Physicist

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

Lester YoungLester Young
American
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician,

William J. DonovanWilliam J. Donovan
American
Military Leader
Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
British, American
Actor, Boxer

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Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
American
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician

Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
British
Formula One driver

William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
American
Officer, Diplomat

Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
American
Sculptor, Painter
Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
Cuban
Armed force officer

George GroszGeorge Grosz
German, American
Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University
Arthur Cecil PigouArthur Cecil Pigou
British
Economist, Paramedic, University teacher

Nap LajoieNap Lajoie
American
Baseball player

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
British
Painter
Max GersonMax Gerson
German, American
Physician

Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
Polish
Lawyer, Peace researcher
Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
Canadian
Politician, Lawyer

George AntheilGeorge Antheil
American
Composer

Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
American
American playwright

Boris VianBoris Vian
French
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,

Rudolf CaracciolaRudolf Caracciola
Swiss, German
Racecar driver, Motorcycle racer
José P. LaurelJosé P. Laurel
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

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

Bohuslav MartinůBohuslav Martinů
Swiss
Composer

William Halsey, Jr.William Halsey, Jr.
American
 
Andrew LoomisAndrew Loomis
American
illustrator, painter

José VasconcelosJosé Vasconcelos
Mexican
Writer, Philosopher, Politician, University
Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron IronsideEdmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
British
Politician, Diarist, Writer, Military personnel

Daniel François MalanDaniel François Malan
South African
Minister, Politician

Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
British
painter
Edward C. TolmanEdward C. Tolman
American
Psychologist

Enrico De NicolaEnrico De Nicola
Italian
Journalist
Leslie MorsheadLeslie Morshead
Australian
Military personnel

Alfred KubinAlfred Kubin
Austrian
Writer, Painter, Etcher

Ki Hajar DewantaraKi Hajar Dewantara
Indonesian
Politician, Philosopher
Gérard PhilipeGérard Philipe
French
Actor

William Guy CarrWilliam Guy Carr
Canadian
Writer, Submariner
Hitoshi AshidaHitoshi Ashida
Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

Baby DoddsBaby Dodds
American
Drummer

Max BaerMax Baer
American
actor, boxer

Helen Flanders DunbarHelen Flanders Dunbar
American
Psychiatrist, Physician
Şükrü KayaŞükrü Kaya
Turkish
diplomat, politician, minister of agriculture,
Adolf Otto Reinhold WindausAdolf Otto Reinhold Windaus
German
German chemist

J.P. RichardsonJ.P. Richardson
Songwriter, Singer

Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Albert Guest
American
 

Adrian Adolph GreenbergAdrian Adolph Greenberg
American
 
Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
Croatian, Yugoslav
Author

Jiří WeilJiří Weil
Writer, Translator, Journalist