Clarence "Pine Top" Smith - Entertainer. A vaudeville pianist, he popularized the boogie-woogie style of playing with his seminal 1929 hit record "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie". It marked the first time that colorful term appeared in print. He was on the cusp of fame when his life was tragically cut short at 25. (Mr. Smith's final resting place is unmarked).
This Corbin, Kentucky, native met Mary Francis Penick (also known as Skeeter Davis) in high school and together they developed a famous musical duo whose success was cut short by a tragic automobile accident.
Hugh Trevor - American actor whose short career began at the very end of the silent era in 1927. He would appear in nineteen films in the scant six years during which he was active. He did not fare well with the advent of talking pictures, and retired from the industry in 1931. His life was cut short when he unexpectedly died from complications following appendectomy surgery in 1933.
Ken Hubbs - Major League Baseball Player. He was a brilliant second baseman making his debut for the Chicago Cubs on September 10, 1961. For three seasons he played with the Chicago Cubs (1961-63) and received a Gold Glove Award and was named Rookie of the Year in 1962. Before his career was tragically cut short in a flying accident at age 22, he compiled a record of 310 hits, 14 homeruns, 148 runs scored, 98 runs batted in, a .247 batting average and had a .979 fielding percentage.
Jose Cubero - Bullfighter, nicknamed ‘El Yiyo’. His promising carrier was cut short when he was killed aged 21. He was confirmed as a Matador in 1982 and he was the first pupil of the Madrid Bullfighting school to achieve this.He was killed in the bullring at Colmenar Viejo, just outside Madrid, during their annual festival in late August. As he placed the sword in the final bull of the day he was tossed up into the air and then gored through the heart when he was on the ground.
James Beck - British actor. Famed for his role as "Private Walker" in the legendary BBC comedy series "Dad's Army". Beck also appeared in "Love Thy Neighbour" and "Romany Jones". A potentially highly rewarding career for Beck was sadly cut short in 1973 following a burst pancreas which caused his premature death.
Thomas A. Franckhauser - Professional Football Player. Drafted from Purdue University by the Los Angeles Rams in 1959, he came to Dallas in 1960 to play on the first Cowboys football team under Coach Tom Landry. He returned the opening kickoff for the team in its first regular season games, making him the first Cowboy to touch the ball in an official contest. He retired in 1963 when an injury cut short his career.