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
 
Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
American
Singer, Songwriter

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright
American
Architect

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
Australian
Actor

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
American
Musician

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

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

Carl SwitzerCarl Switzer
American
Actor

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
American
Novelist and Screenwriter
Charles StarkweatherCharles Starkweather
American
Serial Killer

Lou CostelloLou Costello
American
Actor
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
Albert NamatjiraAlbert Namatjira
Australian
Artist

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

Bernard BerensonBernard Berenson
American
Art Historian

Abraham FlexnerAbraham Flexner
American
Educator
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

Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
British, American
Actor, Boxer

Lester YoungLester Young
American
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician,
Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
British
Formula One driver

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

William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
American
Officer, Diplomat

Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
Cuban
Armed force officer

George GroszGeorge Grosz
German, American
Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University
Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
British
Painter

Max GersonMax Gerson
German, American
Physician
Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
Polish
Lawyer, Peace researcher

Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
American
Sculptor, Painter

Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
American
American playwright
George AntheilGeorge Antheil
American
Composer

Rudolf CaracciolaRudolf Caracciola
Swiss, German
Racecar driver, Motorcycle racer
Boris VianBoris Vian
French
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,

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

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
Canadian
Politician, Lawyer

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

Bohuslav MartinůBohuslav Martinů
Swiss
Composer
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

William Halsey, Jr.William Halsey, Jr.
American
 
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
Şükrü KayaŞükrü Kaya
Turkish
diplomat, politician, minister of agriculture,

Adolf Otto Reinhold WindausAdolf Otto Reinhold Windaus
German
German chemist

Helen Flanders DunbarHelen Flanders Dunbar
American
Psychiatrist, Physician

J.P. RichardsonJ.P. Richardson
Songwriter, Singer
Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Albert Guest
American
 
Adrian Adolph GreenbergAdrian Adolph Greenberg
American
 

Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
Croatian, Yugoslav
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Jiří WeilJiří Weil
Writer, Translator, Journalist