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On this day in 1937, composer and pianist, his compositions include Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, as well as the opera Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin died from a brain tumor at the age of 38. Born Jacob Gershowitz on 26 September 1898 in Brooklyn. He is entombed in the George Gershwin Private Mausoleum at Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. His brother Ira was entombed in the mausoleum upon his death, 17 August 1983.
On this day in 1989, actor, director and producer, The Right Honourable, The Lord Olivier, Laurence Olivier died at his home in Steyning, West Sussex, England, from renal failure on 11 July 1989. He was cremated and his ashes inurned in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey, London. Born Laurence Kerr Olivier on 22 May 1907 in Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom. He was married to Vivien Leigh (1940 – 1960 divorce). Other notable final footprints in Poet’s Corner include: Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Geoffrey Chaucer, Oliver Cromwell, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Edward The Confessor, Elizabeth I, George II, George Friederic Handel, James I (James VI of Scotland), Samuel Johnson, Ben Jonson, Charles II, Edward III, Edward VI, Henry III, Henry V, Henry VII, Richard II, Rudyard Kipling, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Milton, Sir Isaac Newton, Mary I, Mary II, Mary Queen of Scots, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Dylan Thomas, and William III.
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