Monthly Archives: May 2010

DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: LIZZIE BORDEN (1860-1927)

Born: July 19, 1860 Died: June 1, 1927 Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. And when she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one. The famous jump-rope rhyme is wrong: Mama Abby … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEBS OF THE WEEK: BONNIE PARKER (1910-1934) & CLYDE BARROW (1909-1934)

Bonnie Parker Born: October 1, 1910 Died: May 23, 1934 Clyde Barrow Born: March 24, 1909 Died: May 23, 1934 Bonnie and Clyde were partners in crime. And in life. The notorious outlaws, who had killed 14 people (nine of … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: SAMMY DAVIS JR. (1925-1990)

Born: December 8, 1925 Died: May 16, 1990 Don’t wives ever listen? Sammy Davis, Jr. wanted his coffin to be closed—the vain one didn’t want anyone to see his cancer-ravaged body. But no, his wife Altovise had an open casket, and … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: JOAN CRAWFORD (1905-1977)

Born: March 25, 1905 Died: May 10, 1977 Friends knew the end was near when Crawford gave away her beloved Shih Tzu Princess Lotus Blossom. She died two days later, on May 10, at her New York apartment from a heart … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: ALBERT DEKKER (1905-1968)

Born: December 20, 1905 Died: May 5, 1968 If a picture is worth a thousand words, then photos of the dead body of Albert Dekker could fill volumes. And they have. Perhaps there is no more puzzling sexually-tinged death in … Continue reading

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