Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who performed in Europe from the age of 22 to her death at age 50. In 1927 she was riding in an automobile when her long scarf became caught in the spokes of the wheel, strangling her and breaking her neck.
Angela Isadora Duncan was an American dancer. Born in California, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. She performed to acclaim throughout Europe after being exiled from the United States for her pro-Soviet sympathies. Duncan's fondness for flowing scarves contributed to her death in an automobile accident in Nice, France, when she was a passenger in an Amilcar. Her silk scarf, draped around her neck, became entangled around the open-spoked wheels and rear axle, breaking her neck. In 1987, she was inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame. ...more
Age: Died at 50 (1877-1927)
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Dominique Dunne was an American actress known for playing the older sister in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist. She was strangled to death by her boyfriend in the driveway of her home on October 30, 1982. Five days later she was declared brain dead.
Dominique Ellen Dunne was an American actress. She appeared in several television films and series from 1979 to 1982, and was best known for portraying Dana Freeling in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist. Dunne was strangled by her former boyfriend in the driveway of her West Hollywood home on October 30, 1982, and fell into a coma. She never regained consciousness and died five days later, at the age of 22, after being declared brain dead. ...more
Age: Died at 23 (1959-1982)
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
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William Tyndale was an English scholar who was most famous for translating the Bible into English. He was captured, strangled to death and then burned at the stake for crimes against the church in 1536.
William Tyndale was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, and by Martin Luther. While a number of partial and incomplete translations had been made from the seventh century onward, the spread of Wycliffe's Bible resulted in a death sentence for any unlicensed possession of Scripture in English—even though translations in all other major European languages had been accomplished and made available. Tyndale's translation was the first English Bible to draw ...more
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Thomas Midgley, Jr. was a scientist who was responsible for creating leaded gasoline. Later in his life at age 51 he contracted polio and invented an elaborate pulley machine to help him get out of bed. At age 55 he became tangled in his own device and died of strangulation.
Thomas Midgley, Jr. was an American mechanical engineer and chemist. He was a key figure in a team of chemists, led by Charles F. Kettering, that developed the tetraethyllead additive to gasoline as well as some of the first chlorofluorocarbons. Over the course of his career, Midgley was granted over a hundred patents. While he was lauded for his scientific contributions during his lifetime, the negative environmental impact of some of his innovations have tarnished his legacy. ...more
Age: Died at 55 (1889-1944)
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