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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).

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).

Betty Jack Davis - Country Music Singer. 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.

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.

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.

Jesse Belvin - American R&B singer, pianist and songwriter popular in the 1950s, whose success was cut short by his death in a car crash aged 27.

Jesse Belvin - American R&B singer, pianist and songwriter popular in the whose success was cut short by his death in a car crash aged

Jimmy "Gentleman Jim" Pardue - Auto Race Car Driver. He had a successful career as a NASCAR driver that was cut short when an accident during a tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway proved to be fatal.

He had a successful career as a NASCAR driver that was cut short when an accident during a tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway proved to be fatal.

Justin Matthew Carmack - Actor. He began his career performing with the UCLA School of Theater stage stock and became regular appearing in the role of Scott, on the television series "Full House". His promising career was cut short when died in an auto accident at age 19.

He began his career performing with the UCLA School of Theater stage stock and became regular appearing in the role of Scott, on the television series

Grave of Murder Inc victim Willie Shapiro, whom they buried alive. The sawed-off tree trunk on the stone is old Jewish gravestone symbolism for a life cut short.

Grave of Murder Inc victim Willie Shapiro, whom they buried alive. The sawed-off tree trunk on the stone is old Jewish gravestone symbolism for a life cut short.

Jean Harlow - Actress. While only in the spotlight for ten short years, life was cut short by her untimely death and one can only speculate as to what might have transpired had she had a normal lifespan. She appeared in forty one movies, was voted to the American Film Institute's list of the greatest actresses of the Golden Age and became the first movie actress to appear on the cover of Life Magazine.

While only in the spotlight for ten short years, life was cut short by her untimely death and one can only.

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.

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.

Jean Harlow - Actress. While only in the spotlight for ten short years, life was cut short by her untimely death. She appeared in forty one movies, was voted to the American Film Institute's list of the greatest actresses of the Golden Age and became the first movie actress to appear on the cover of Life Magazine. Her first feature film "Hell's Angels" drew an estimated crowd of 50,000 people at Grauman's Hollywood Theatre during its Premier.

Jean Harlow (March 1911 – June was an American film actress and sex symbol of the Known as the "Blonde Bombshell" and.

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.

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.

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.

Robert Francis - American actor. He appeared in only four Hollywood films, all with military themes, before his career and life were tragically cut short at the age of 25 in the crash of a small airplane he was piloting.

He appeared in only four Hollywood films, all with military themes, before his career and life were tragically cut short at the age of 25 in the crash of a small airplane he was piloting.

Rosalind  Franklin (1920 - 1958) Scienist whose work with X-ray crystallography was crucial to the discovery of the exact structure of the DNA molecule, her early death from cancer might have kept her from winning a share of the Nobel Prize (which is only awarded to living people)

One of the most remarkable women scientists of the last century, her initial research was in carbon fibre technology.

Robert Francis - American actor. He appeared in only four Hollywood films, all with military themes, before his career and life were tragically cut short at the age of 25 in the crash of a small airplane he was piloting.

He appeared in only four Hollywood films, all with military themes, before his career and life were tragically cut short at the age of 25 in the crash of a small airplane he was piloting.

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.

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.

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