Famous People Who Died on May 29
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Comedian, Singer, Radio Personality / 1891 - 1951
Fanny Brice was a popular American singer and comedian who was long associated with the Ziegfeld Follies. She was portrayed by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl.
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Producer, Screenwriter / 1892 - 1979
Mary Pickford was a legendary silent film actress and was known as "America’s sweetheart." She was a founder of United Artists and helped establish the Academy.
Joséphine de Beauharnais
Inventor, Chemist / 1778 - 1829
Humphry Davy was a British chemist best known for his contributions to the discoveries of chlorine and iodine. He is also noted for suggesting the anesthetic use of nitrous oxide in human surgery.
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