List of Famous people who died in 1952

George VI

Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George of York
First Name George
Last Name VI
Born on December 14, 1895
Died on February 6, 1952 (aged 56)

George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was also the last emperor of India from 1936 until 1947, when the British Raj was dissolved.

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Hattie McDaniel

First Name Hattie
Born on June 10, 1895
Died on October 26, 1952 (aged 57)

Hattie McDaniel was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedian. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as "Mammy” in Gone with the Wind (1939), becoming the first African American to win an Oscar.

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Charles Lightoller

First Name Charles
Last Name Lightoller
Born on March 30, 1874
Died on December 8, 1952 (aged 78)

Charles Herbert Lightoller,, RNR was a British naval officer and the second officer on board the RMS Titanic. He was the most senior member of the crew to survive the Titanic disaster. As the officer in charge of loading passengers into lifeboats on the port side, Lightoller strictly enforced the women and children only protocol, not allowing any male passengers to board the lifeboats unless they were needed as auxiliary seamen. Lightoller served as a commanding officer of the Royal Navy during World War I and was twice decorated for gallantry. During World War II, in retirement, he provided and sailed as a volunteer on one of the "little ships" that played a part in the Dunkirk evacuation. Rather than allow his motoryacht to be requisitioned by the Admiralty, he sailed the vessel to Dunkirk personally and repatriated 127 British servicemen.

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Carl Tanzler

First Name Carl
Last Name Tanzler
Born on February 8, 1877
Died on July 3, 1952 (aged 75)
Born in Germany, Saxony

Carl Tanzler, or sometimes Count Carl von Cosel, was a German-born radiology technologist at the Marine-Hospital Service in Key West, Florida. He developed an obsession for a young Cuban-American tuberculosis patient, Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos, that carried on well after the disease had caused her death. In 1933, almost two years after her death, Tanzler removed Hoyos' body from its tomb, and lived with the corpse at his home for seven years until its discovery by Hoyos' relatives and authorities in 1940.

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Eva Perón

Maria Eva Duarte
First Name Eva
Last Name Perón
Born on May 7, 1919
Died on July 26, 1952 (aged 33)

María Eva Duarte de Perón, better known as Eva Perón and Evita, was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She was born in poverty in the rural village of Los Toldos, in the Pampas, as the youngest of five children. In 1934 at the age of 15, she moved to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires to pursue a career as a stage, radio, and film actress.

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Barbara Siggers Franklin

First Name Barbara
Last Name Franklin
Born on June 29, 1917
Died on March 7, 1952 (aged 34)

Barbara Vernice Franklin was the mother of American singer–songwriter Aretha Franklin and wife of C. L. Franklin, the African-American Baptist minister of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan.

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Jack Parsons

First Name Jack
Last Name Parsons
Born on October 2, 1914
Died on June 17, 1952 (aged 37)

John Whiteside Parsons was an American rocket engineer, chemist, and Thelemite occultist. Associated with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Parsons was one of the principal founders of both the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Aerojet Engineering Corporation. He invented the first rocket engine to use a castable, composite rocket propellant, and pioneered the advancement of both liquid-fuel and solid-fuel rockets.

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Curly Howard

Jerome Lester Horwitz
First Name Curly
Last Name Howard
Born on October 22, 1903
Died on January 18, 1952 (aged 48)

Jerome Lester Horwitz, known professionally as Curly Howard, was an American vaudevillian actor and comedian. He was best known as a member of the American comedy team the Three Stooges, which also featured his elder brothers Moe and Shemp Howard and actor Larry Fine. In early shorts, he was billed as Curley. Curly Howard was generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was well known for his high-pitched voice and vocal expressions, as well as his physical comedy, improvisations, and athleticism. An untrained actor, Curly borrowed the "woob woob" from "nervous" and soft-spoken comedian Hugh Herbert. Curly's unique version of "woob-woob-woob" was firmly established by the time of the Stooges' second Columbia film, Punch Drunks (1934).

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Susan Peters

First Name Susan
Born on July 3, 1921
Died on October 23, 1952 (aged 31)

Susan Peters was an American film, stage, and television actress who appeared in over twenty films over the course of her decade-long career. Though she began her career in uncredited and ingénue roles, she would establish herself as a serious dramatic actress in the mid-1940s.

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Francis Pegahmagabow

First Name Francis
Last Name Pegahmagabow
Died on August 5, 1952
Born in Canada, Ontario

Francis Pegahmagabow MM & two bars was a Canadian First Nations soldier, politician and activist. He was the most highly decorated Indigenous soldier in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of the First World War. Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. Later in life, he served as chief and a councillor for the Wasauksing First Nation, and as an activist and leader in several First Nations organizations. He corresponded with and met other noted aboriginal figures including Fred Loft, Jules Sioui, Andrew Paull and John Tootoosis.

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