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Celebrity Deaths 1950-1959

Paying tribute to the stars we've lost from 1950-1959 – in memoriam
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Last updated: November 17, 2021
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The author of Nineteen eighty-four
1950
George Orwell
Irish novelist and the author of Pygmalion
1950
George Bernard Shaw
Marshal of France at the end of World War I
1951
Philippe Pétain
The king of Great Britain during WWII
1952
George VI
Argentina's famous First Lady, known as Evita
1952
Eva Peron
The dictatorial leader of the USSR from 1928 to 1953
1953
Joseph Stalin
Italian businessman and fashion designer
1953
Guccio Gucci
The astronomer the space telescope is named after
1953
Edwin Hubble
Mexico's most famous 20th-century woman artist
1954
Frida Kahlo
The famous British pioneer of computers and artificial intelligence
1954
Alan Turing
French artist and leader of the Fauve movement
1954
Henri Matisse
Creator of the theory of relativity
1955
Albert Einstein
Movie icon and star of Rebel Without a Cause
1955
James Dean
The bacteriologist who discovered penicillin
1955
Alexander Fleming
German novelist and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate
1955
Thomas Mann
One of the greatest musicians in Romanian history
1955
George Enescu
The abstract painter who splattered his canvasses
1956
Jackson Pollock
Creator of Winnie the Pooh
1956
A.A. Milne
Hungarian actor best-known for Dracula on Broadway and on the screen
1956
Bela Lugosi
Leader of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956
1956
Imre Nagy
French fashion designer and the founder of famous fashion house
1957
Christian Dior
Rick Blaine in Casablanca
1957
Humphrey Bogart
The G-Man who nabbed Al Capone
1957
Eliot Ness
Mexican painter whose large frescoes helped establish the mural movement
1957
Diego Rivera
Head of the Catholic Church from 1939 until his death in 1958
1958
Pope Pius XII
The popular jazz singer known as "Lady Day"
1959
Billie Holiday
The swashbuckling star of Captain Blood and Robin Hood
1959
Errol Flynn
The legendary film director who did The Ten Commandments
1959
Cecil B. De Mille
Superman on the 1950s TV series
1959
George Reeves
World War II-era U.S. General and Secretary of State
1959
George C. Marshall
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