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Famous People Who Died in Fire

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List of famous people who died in fire, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died in fires are listed alphabetically and include the famous fire victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

List contains people like Albert K. Jones, William H. Ness.

These notable fire deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has died in fire as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
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    Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American fiction writer, whose works helped to illustrate the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age. While he achieved popular success, fame, and fortune in his lifetime, he did not receive much critical acclaim until after his death. Perhaps the most notable member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s, Fitzgerald is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Four collections of his short...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 44 (1896-1940)
    • Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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    Zelda Fitzgerald (née Sayre; July 24, 1900 – March 10, 1948) was an American novelist, socialite, painter and wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, she was noted for her beauty and high spirits, and was dubbed by her husband as "the first American Flapper". She and Scott became emblems of the Jazz Age, for which they are still celebrated. The immediate success of Scott's first novel This Side of Paradise (1920) brought them into contact with high society, but their marriage was plagued by wild drinking, infidelity and bitter recriminations. Ernest Hemingway, whom Zelda disliked, blamed her for Scott's declining literary output, though her extensive diaries...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1900-1948)
    • Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

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  • Teresa Graves (January 10, 1948 – October 10, 2002) was an American actress and singer. As the star of the 1974 Get Christie Love!, Graves is credited as being the first black woman to star in her own hour-long drama television series....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 54 (1948-2002)
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
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    Kim Ki-young (October 10, 1919 – February 5, 1998) was a South Korean film director, known for his intensely psychosexual and melodramatic horror films, often focusing on the psychology of their female characters. Kim was born in Seoul during the colonial period, raised in Pyongyang, where he became interested in theater and cinema. In Korea after the end of World War II, he studied dentistry while becoming involved in the theater. During the Korean War, he made propaganda films for the United States Information Service. In 1955, he used discarded movie equipments to produce his first two films. With the success of these two films Kim formed his own production company and produced popular...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1919-1998)
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea