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

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
American
Musician

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
Australian
Actor

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright
American
Architect

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of HalifaxEdward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
British
Former Viceroy of India
George ReevesGeorge Reeves
American
Actor

Cecil Blount DeMilleCecil B. DeMille
American
Film Director, Producer

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

Lou CostelloLou Costello
American
Actor
Charles StarkweatherCharles Starkweather
American
Serial Killer

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

Ethel BarrymoreEthel Barrymore
American
Actress

Carl SwitzerCarl Switzer
American
Actor

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

Harvey GlatmanHarvey Glatman
American
Serial Killer

Abraham FlexnerAbraham Flexner
American
Educator

Bernard BerensonBernard Berenson
American
Art Historian
Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
American
Electrical Engineer

 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

William Halsey Jr.William Halsey Jr.
American
Military officer
Mario LanzaMario Lanza
American
Actor, singer

Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
Croatian, Yugoslav
Author

Jack FrostJack Frost
American
Composer
Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
British
Formula One driver

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Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
British, American
Actor, Boxer
Lester YoungLester Young
American
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician,

William J. DonovanWilliam J. Donovan
American
Military Leader

William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
American
Naval Officer

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
Ukrainian
Political leader
Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
American
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician
Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
Cuban
Armed force officer

Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
American
American playwright

Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
Polish
Lawyer, Peace researcher

Boris VianBoris Vian
French
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,
George GroszGeorge Grosz
German, American
Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University

Nap LajoieNap Lajoie
American
Baseball player

Max GersonMax Gerson
German, American
Physician

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
Canadian
Politician

Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
British
painter
George AntheilGeorge Antheil
American
Composer

Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
British, American
Sculptor
Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron IronsideEdmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
British, Scottish
Military Officer

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

Rudolf CaracciolaRudolf Caracciola
Swiss, German
Racecar driver, Motorcycle racer
Sax RohmerSax Rohmer
British
Novelist

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
British
Painter
S. W. R. D. BandaranaikeS. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Sri Lankan
Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer

William Guy CarrWilliam Guy Carr
Canadian
Writer, Submariner

Andrew LoomisAndrew Loomis
American
Illustrator

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

D. F. MalanD. F. Malan
South African
Politician
Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Guest
American
Poet

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

Bohuslav MartinůBohuslav Martinů
Swiss
Composer

José VasconcelosJosé Vasconcelos
Mexican
Writer, Philosopher, Politician, University
Edward C. TolmanEdward C. Tolman
American
Psychologist

Charles VidorCharles Vidor
Hungarian
Film director
Enrico De NicolaEnrico De Nicola
Italian
Journalist

Edwin Ray GuthrieEdwin Ray Guthrie
American
Psychologist

Roger TouhyRoger Touhy
American
Crime boss
Maxwell AndersonMaxwell Anderson
American
Playwright

Gérard PhilipeGérard Philipe
French
Actor
Fred StoneFred Stone
American
Actor

Leslie MorsheadLeslie Morshead
Australian
Military personnel

Alfred KubinAlfred Kubin
Austrian
Writer, Painter, Etcher
Ichirō HatoyamaIchirō Hatoyama
Japanese
Prime Minister

Olga KnipperOlga Knipper
Russian
Actress
Barthélemy BogandaBarthélemy Boganda
Central African
Politician

Ki Hajar DewantaraKi Hajar Dewantara
Indonesian
Activist

Wanda LandowskaWanda Landowska
French, Polish
Harpsichordist

Edwin MuirEdwin Muir
Scottish
Poet
Edmund GouldingEdmund Goulding
British
Screenwriter
Alfonso ReyesAlfonso Reyes
Mexican
Writer

Tony CanzoneriTony Canzoneri
American
Boxer

Bruce BairnsfatherBruce Bairnsfather
Pakistani, British
Humorist

Aleksandar TsankovAleksandar Tsankov
Bulgarian
Politician
Georges LefebvreGeorges Lefebvre
French
Historian

Baby DoddsBaby Dodds
American
Drummer

Benjamin ChristensenBenjamin Christensen
Danish
Film Director

Hitoshi AshidaHitoshi Ashida
Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

Luigi SturzoLuigi Sturzo
Italian
Priest
Molla MalloryMolla Mallory
Norwegian, American
Tennis player

Curt SachsCurt Sachs
German, American
Musicologist
GrockGrock
Swiss
Clown

Irving CummingsIrving Cummings
American
Actor
Paolo VeniniPaolo Venini
Italian
Glassmaker
William Fielding OgburnWilliam Fielding Ogburn
American
Sociologist