Many well-known people died in 1951 … here is just a brief mention of a famous five who have left not only their memory but also a lasting legacy.
IVOR NOVELLO (1893 – 1951 )
The welsh composer, singer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. The Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting were established in 1955 in his memory.
FANNY BRICE ( 1891 – 1951 )
The popular American singer, actress and comedienne.
Thirteen years after her death she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in the musical Funny Girl and its 1968 film adaptation.
ELIZABETH CADBURY ( 1858 – 1951 )
She was an English philanthropist and wife of the chocolate manufacturer, George Cadbury.
At her death, Elizabeth Cadbury was survived by 37 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
W. K. KELLOGG (1860 – 1951 )
An American industrialist, the founder of the Kellogg Company, which to this day produces a wide variety of breakfast cereals. It was originally called the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.
FERDINAND PORSCHE ( 1875 – 1951 )
He was an Austrian automotive engineer. He is best known for creating the first hybrid vehicle, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK.
In 1996, Porshe was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.