Famous People Who Died in 1959 (Part 2)

  • Nov 19 Edward C. Tolman, American psychologist (behaviorism), dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Gerard J. Arbous, actor and publicist (Bohemian Amsterdam), dies at 83
  • Nov 19 Joseph Charbonneau, French Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 67
  • Nov 20 Alfonso López Pumarejo, 16th President of Colombia (Liberal: 1934-38 and 1942-46) and statesman (President of UN security council 1948), dies at 73
  • Nov 21 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), dies at 50

Molla MalloryMolla Mallory (1884-1959)

Nov 22 American-Norwegian tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1915-18, 20-22, 26), dies at 75

  • Nov 22 Sam M. Lewis [Levine] American singer and lyricist ("Street of Dreams"; "Just Friends"; "Dinah"), dies at 74
  • Nov 24 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league centre (9 Tests; NSW; Eastern Suburbs; ARL 'Immortal'; Dally M Medal) and rugby union utility (2 caps), dies from heart failure at 76
  • Nov 24 Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71
  • Nov 24 Yuri Nikolayevich Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • Nov 25 Jean Grémillon, French film director, dies at 58
  • Nov 26 Albert Ketèlbey, British composer (In a Monastery Garden), dies at 84
  • Nov 27 Gérard Philipe, French actor (Caligula, Devil in the Flesh), dies of cancer at 36
  • Nov 28 Lester Vail, American actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage), dies at 60
  • Nov 29 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • Nov 29 Hans Henny Jahnn, German playwright, dies at 64
  • Dec 4 Rosetta Duncan, American vaudevillian (Duncan Sisters), actress (Topsy and Eva), and songwriter (Remeberin'). dies in an auto accident at 65
  • Dec 5 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies at 54
  • Dec 6 Len Doyle, American actor (Harrington-Mr District Attorney), dies at 66
  • Dec 7 Charlie Hall, English comedic actor (Tit for Tat, A Chump at Oxford), dies at 60
  • Dec 9 Walter Compton, news anchor (DuMont Evening News), dies at 47
  • Dec 10 Charles Jones, West Indian cricket batsman (4 Tests), dies at 57
  • Dec 10 Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40

Jim BottomleyJim Bottomley (1900-1959)

Dec 11 American Baseball HOF first baseman (MLB all-time single game RBI record [12] 1924; World Series 1926, 31; NL MVP & NL HR leader 1928; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 59

  • Dec 12 Russell Simpson, American actor (San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • Dec 14 Lizzy Ansingh, Dutch painter (Cast Off), dies at 84
  • Dec 19 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
  • Dec 21 Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (b. 1883)
  • Dec 22 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-American stage and screen actress (Piccadilly), and dancer (The Shimmy), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Dec 23 Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, viceroy of India and British ambassador to US (1940-46), dies at 78
  • Dec 23 Lester Lonergan Jr, American actor (Growing Paynes), dies at 65
  • Dec 27 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican writer (Simpatías y diferencias) and diplomat (Higenia Cruel), dies at 70

Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić (1889-1959)

Dec 28 Croatian leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia, dies from wounds received in an attempted assassination two years earlier at 70

  • Dec 29 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 30 Maria Baers, Flemish social worker and founder of the Christian Workers' Women's Movement (KAV), dies at 76