Famous People Who Died on March 9
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Radio Personality, Television Personality / 1896 - 1996
George Burns was a comedian who worked in vaudeville, radio, film and television. His long-time performance partner and wife was comedienne Gracie Allen. Burns lived until age 100.
Carrie Chapman Catt
Activist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor / 1946 - 1989
Robert Mapplethorpe, recognized as a giant of late 20th century photography, is best known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white portraits.
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