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.

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
American
Musician
Buddy HollyBuddy Holly
American
Musician

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
American
Singer

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
Australian
Actor

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright
American
Architect

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

Charles StarkweatherCharles Starkweather
American
Serial Killer

Lou CostelloLou Costello
American
Actor
Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
American
Novelist and Screenwriter

George MarshallGeorge Marshall
American
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
John Foster DullesJohn Foster Dulles
American
Former United States Secretary of State

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of HalifaxEdward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
British
Former Viceroy of India

Ethel BarrymoreEthel Barrymore
American
Actress

Carl SwitzerCarl Switzer
American
Actor

Heitor Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos
Brazilian
Latin American Composer
Albert NamatjiraAlbert Namatjira
Australian
Artist

Harvey GlatmanHarvey Glatman
American
Serial Killer

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

Max BaerMax Baer
American
actor, boxer
Lester YoungLester Young
American
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician,

William Halsey Jr.William Halsey Jr.
American
Military officer

Mario LanzaMario Lanza
American
Actor, singer
Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
Croatian, Serbian
Author

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Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
British, American
Actor, Boxer
Jack FrostJack Frost
American
Composer

José P. LaurelJosé P. Laurel
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
Ukrainian
Political leader

William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
American
Naval Officer
William J. DonovanWilliam J. Donovan
American
Military Leader
Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
American
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician

Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
British
Racing Driver

Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
American
American playwright

Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
Cuban
Armed force officer
Laxmi Prasad DevkotaLaxmi Prasad Devkota
Nepalese
Poet

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
Canadian
Politician

George GroszGeorge Grosz
German, American
Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University

Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
Polish
Lawyer, Peace researcher

Boris VianBoris Vian
French
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,
Una O ConnorUna O Connor
Irish
Actress

Ibrahim of JohorIbrahim of Johor
Malaysian
Malaysian king
Nap LajoieNap Lajoie
American
Baseball player

George AntheilGeorge Antheil
American
Composer

S. W. R. D. BandaranaikeS. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Sri Lankan
Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer
Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
British, American
Sculptor

Eugene MeyerEugene Meyer
American
Financier
D. F. MalanD. F. Malan
South African
Politician

Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
British
painter

Sax RohmerSax Rohmer
British
Novelist

Max GersonMax Gerson
German, American
Physician

Adrian Adolph GreenbergAdrian Adolph Greenberg
American
 
Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron IronsideEdmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
British, Scottish
Military Officer

Enrico De NicolaEnrico De Nicola
Italian
Journalist

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
British
Painter

Rudolf CaracciolaRudolf Caracciola
German
Racing driver
Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Guest
American
Poet

Andrew LoomisAndrew Loomis
American
Illustrator
Bohuslav MartinůBohuslav Martinů
Swiss
Composer

José VasconcelosJosé Vasconcelos
Mexican
Writer, Philosopher, Politician, University

Arthur Cecil PigouArthur Cecil Pigou
British
Economist, Paramedic, University teacher
Alfred SchutzAlfred Schutz
Austrian
Philosopher

Charles VidorCharles Vidor
Hungarian
Film director
Fred StoneFred Stone
American
Actor

Samuel Hoare, 1st Viscount TemplewoodSamuel Hoare, 1st Viscount Templewood
British
Politician

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

Edward C. TolmanEdward C. Tolman
American
Psychologist
Willie HoppeWillie Hoppe
American
Billiards player

Olga KnipperOlga Knipper
Russian
Actress

Werner KraussWerner Krauss
German
Actor

Gérard PhilipeGérard Philipe
French
Actor
Ed WalshEd Walsh
American
Baseball pitcher
Alfred KubinAlfred Kubin
Austrian
Writer, Painter, Etcher

Roger TouhyRoger Touhy
American
Crime boss

Barthélemy BogandaBarthélemy Boganda
Central African
Politician

Maxwell AndersonMaxwell Anderson
American
Playwright
Leslie MorsheadLeslie Morshead
Australian
Military personnel

Adolf ZieglerAdolf Ziegler
German
Politician

Wanda LandowskaWanda Landowska
French, Polish
Harpsichordist

Ki Hajar DewantaraKi Hajar Dewantara
Indonesian
Activist

Edmund GouldingEdmund Goulding
British
Screenwriter
Edwin MuirEdwin Muir
Scottish
Poet

Molla MalloryMolla Mallory
Norwegian, American
Tennis player
Tony CanzoneriTony Canzoneri
American
Boxer

William Fielding OgburnWilliam Fielding Ogburn
American
Sociologist
Edwin Ray GuthrieEdwin Ray Guthrie
American
Psychologist
Benjamin ChristensenBenjamin Christensen
Danish
Film Director