Baker (Carson), Josephine (Freda) b. June 3, 1906 d. April 12, 1975 Singer, entertainer. Easily the most successful Black woman of her time, Josephine was born Freda Carson into poverty in St. Louis, Missouri. Her ticket out was her comedic and dance abilities, which powered her rise to early American fame on Broadway. Tiring of performing in demeaning minstrel reviews, she jumped at the chance of a career in Paris where the Jazz Age fueled heady interest in the then sensual and exotic African-American culture. Helping to bring the Charleston to Paris...[Read More] Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage Cimetiére de Monaco, Monaco, Monaco
Bell, Marie b. December 23, 1900 d. May 16, 1985 Actress. French leading lady in late silent and early talking films. Most remembered for her classic work in "Le Grand Jeu" and "Dance Program." (Bio by: MC) Cimetiére de Monaco, Monaco, Monaco Plot: Next to Joséphine Baker.
Burgess, Anthony b. February 25, 1917 d. November 22, 1993 Author, Composer. Born in Manchester, England, he served in World War II and as an education officer in the Far East before beginning his writing career. Burgess wrote over fifty books, critical studies, journal articles and screenplays. He is best known for his futuristic novel "A Clockwork Orange" (1962) later adapted into a film by director Stanley Kubrick. His many works include " Earthly Powers", "The Long Day Wanes", "Nothing Like the Sun", "The Wanting Seed", "The Kingdom of the Wicked"...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cimetiére de Monaco, Monaco, Monaco
Chaminade, Cecile b. August 8, 1857 d. April 13, 1944 Composer. Her light romantic music was very popular in the early 20th century. Chaminade's 400 published compositions include a symphony, a "Konzertstuck" for piano and orchestra, and a Flute Concertino that is still performed today; but her pure, melodic style was better suited to songs and solo piano pieces. In 1908 she was warmly received on a 12-city concert tour of the United States, and "Chaminade Societies" sprang up in the United States. and Europe. Her fame faded after World War I...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cimetiére de Monaco, Monaco, Monaco
Devote Roman Catholic Saint. Patron Saint of Monte Carlo. Martyred for her beliefs around 312 AD. Her body was on its way to Africa for burial when the ship carrying it was swept ashore in Monaco. (Bio by: girlofcelje) Saint Devote Church, Monaco, Monaco
Kelly, Grace Patricia b. November 12, 1929 d. September 14, 1982 Actress, Princess of Monaco. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into a wealthy and prominent family, she was the third of four children. With natural beauty, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, New York and began a modeling career. She quickly turned to movies, with her first major picture being the classic Western film "High Noon" (1952) with Gary Cooper. She would go on to play memorable roles in "Dial M for Murder" (1954), "Rear Window" (1954), "The...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrage after a car crash Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, Monaco, Monaco