Famous People Who Died on January 15
1924 - 1947
Nicknamed "the Black Dahlia," Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Los Angeles in 1947, her body cut in half and severely mutilated. The Black Dahlia's killer was never found, making her murder one of the oldest cold case files in L.A. to date, and the city's most famous.
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profile name: Meyer Lansky profile occupation: White Collar Criminal, Organized Crime Boss
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profile name: Mathew Brady profile occupation: Photographer, Entrepreneur
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profile name: Brad Renfro profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Eliza Johnson profile occupation: U.S. First Lady
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profile name: Seán MacBride profile occupation: Activist, Diplomat, Government Official
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