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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: July 17
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 2 Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Died: February 3
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3

 4 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richland Center
Died: April 9

 5 Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hobart
Died: October 14
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 George Reeves

George Reeves.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woolstock, Iowa
Died: June 16
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 7 Max Baer

Max Baer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: actor, boxer
Birthdate: February 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: November 21
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 8 Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil Blount DeMille.
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Famous As: Film Director, Producer
Birthdate: August 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: January 21

 9 The Big Bopper

The Big Bopper
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Singer, Musician, Disc jockey, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Port Arthur
Died: February 3

 10 William Halsey Jr.

William Halsey Jr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: October 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 16

 11 Carl Switzer

Carl Switzer.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States
Died: January 21

 12 Charles Starkweather

Charles Starkweather.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: November 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 25

 13 Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist and Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: March 26

 14 Lou Costello

Lou Costello.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 3
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 15 George Marshall

George Marshall.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Birthdate: December 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uniontown
Died: October 16

 16 Ante Pavelić

Ante Pavelić
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Listed In:
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Konjic
Died: December 28

 17 Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Viceroy of India
Birthdate: April 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Powderham Castle, United Kingdom
Died: December 23
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 18 John Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: February 25, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died: May 24

 19 Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor, singer
Birthdate: January 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: October 7

 20 Lester Young

Lester Young
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician, Musician
Birthdate: August 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mississippi
Died: March 15

 21 Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 15, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: June 18

 22 Stepan Bandera

Stepan Bandera
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galicia
Died: October 15

 23 Victor McLaglen

Victor McLaglen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor, Boxer
Birthdate: December 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Tunbridge Wells
Died: November 7
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 24 José P. Laurel

José P. Laurel
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: March 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tanauan, Philippines
Died: November 6

 25 William D. Leahy

William D. Leahy
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: May 6, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampton, Iowa, United States
Died: July 20

 26 Jack Frost

Jack Frost
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 25, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: October 21

 27 Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Director
Birthdate: August 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 6

 28 William J. Donovan

William J. Donovan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: January 1, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: February 8

 29 Mike Hawthorn

Mike Hawthorn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexborough, England
Died: January 22

 30 Raphael Lemkin

Raphael Lemkin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Lawyer, Peace researcher
Birthdate: June 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bezwodne
Died: August 28

 31 Camilo Cienfuegos

Camilo Cienfuegos
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Armed force officer
Birthdate: February 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana
Died: October 28

 32 Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: May 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: May 14

 33 Nap Lajoie

Nap Lajoie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: February 7

 34 Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira.
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hermannsburg
Died: August 8

 35 Maurice Duplessis

Maurice Duplessis
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trois-Rivières, Canada
Died: September 7

 36 Harvey Glatman

Harvey Glatman.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: December 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Died: September 18

 37 Heitor Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Latin American Composer
Birthdate: March 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Died: November 17

 38 Una O Connor

Una O Connor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: February 4

 39 Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Laxmi Prasad Devkota
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: September 14

 40 George Grosz

George Grosz
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 6

 41 Sax Rohmer

Sax Rohmer
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 15, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK
Died: June 1

 42 D. F. Malan

D. F. Malan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 22, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riebeek-West in the Cape Colony
Died: February 7

 43 Boris Vian

Boris Vian
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ville-d'Avray, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Died: June 23

 44 Isaac Halevi Herzog

Isaac Halevi Herzog
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chief Rabbi
Birthdate: December 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lomza, Poland
Died: July 25

 45 S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike

S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: January 8, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo
Died: September 26

 46 Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 30, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cookham, England
Died: December 14

 47 Rudolf Caracciola

Rudolf Caracciola
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Remagen, Germany
Died: September 28

 48 Jacob Epstein

Jacob Epstein
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 10, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 19

 49 Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball pitcher
Birthdate: May 14, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plains Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 26

 50 Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside

Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: May 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 22