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In the year 1959 the following people of interest died:

Cecil B. DeMille

Carl Switzer

Vincent Astor

Buddy Holly

Richie Valens

Gwili Andre

Lou Costello

Duncan Hines

Raymond Chandler

Frank Lloyd Wright

George Reeves

Ethel Barrymore

Charles Starkweather

Billie Holiday

Preston Sturges

Admiral William Halsey Jr.

Edmund Gwenn

Kay Kendall

Jack Llewelyn Davies

Mario Lanza

Errol Flynn

George C. Marshall

Werner Krauss

Max Baer

Gilda Gray

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