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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. 
F. Scott Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Fire
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. 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 Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair. Fitzgerald's work has been adapted into films many times. His short story, The Curious Case of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 44 (1896-1940)

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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#18 on The Best Writers of All Time

#6 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#25 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

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Zelda Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Fire
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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama, was an American novelist and the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. She was an icon of the 1920s—dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper." After the success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise, the Fitzgeralds became celebrities. From early adolescence Zelda was a formidable presence in Southern society, outshining all other belles as the star in ballet recitals and elite country club events. Shortly after finishing high school, she met F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance, but was unimpressed and agreed with her family on his limited financial prospects to provide for a family. With his professed ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 48 (1900-1948)

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America

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Teresa Graves is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Fire
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Teresa Graves was an American actress and singer. As the star of the 1974 Get Christie Love!, Graves is credited as being the first African-American woman to star in her own hour-long drama television series. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 54 (1948-2002)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

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Kim Ki-young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Fire
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Kim Ki-young 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 melodramas for the rest of the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1919-1998)

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

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