Famous People Who Died in 2003
View famous people who died in 2003 such as Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, and Katharine Hepburn.
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profile name: Johnny Cash profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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profile name: June Carter Cash profile occupation: Songwriter, Singer
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profile name: Fred Rogers profile occupation: Minister, Television Personality
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profile name: Katharine Hepburn profile occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
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profile name: Celia Cruz profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Idi Amin profile occupation: Military Leader, World Leader
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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were the most famous gangster couple in history, made more so by the 1967 Oscar-winning film Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. From 1932 to 1934, during the height of the Great Depression, their gang evolved from petty theives to nationally-known bank robbers and murderers. Though a burgeoning yellow press romanticized their exploits, the gang was believed responsible for at least 13 murders, including two policemen, as well as several robberies and kidnappings. The spree ended when they were betrayed by a friend and shot dead at a police roadblock in Louisiana on May 23, 1934.
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