Black Dahlia

1924 - 1947

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Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – c. January 15, 1947), known posthumously as the Black Dahlia, was an American woman found murdered in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on January 15, 1947. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Black Dahlia has received more than 13,692,142 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Black Dahlia is the 12th most popular celebrity (up from 16th in 2019), the 431st most popular biography from United States (up from 600th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Celebrity.

The Black Dahlia is most famous for being the nickname of a woman, Elizabeth Short, who was found murdered in 1947.

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Among celebrities, Black Dahlia ranks 12 out of 184Before her are Robert Wadlow, Lisa del Giocondo, Buffalo Bill, Lina Medina, Joseph Merrick, and Simonetta Vespucci. After her are Millvina Dean, Anna Anderson, Empress Michiko, Mary Mallon, Monica Lewinsky, and Margaret Brown.

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Among people born in 1924, Black Dahlia ranks 16Before her are Jean-François Lyotard, Eli Cohen, Sarah Vaughan, Süleyman Demirel, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Jacques Le Goff. After her are Lauren Bacall, Paul Feyerabend, Ramiz Alia, Benny Hill, Maurice Jarre, and Henry Mancini. Among people deceased in 1947, Black Dahlia ranks 18Before her are Raoul Wallenberg, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, George II of Greece, Alfred North Whitehead, Ettore Bugatti, and G. H. Hardy. After her are Anton Denikin, Halford Mackinder, Karl Mannheim, Ernst Lubitsch, Pierre Bonnard, and Frederick Gowland Hopkins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Black Dahlia ranks 431 out of 15,968Before her are Julia Roberts (1967), Dean Martin (1917), Ernest Borgnine (1917), Bryan Cranston (1956), Jack Lemmon (1925), and Glen Campbell (1936). After her are Crazy Horse (1840), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Lauren Bacall (1924), Terry Gilliam (1940), Sylvia Plath (1932), and Jennifer Aniston (1969).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Black Dahlia ranks 5Before her are Wallis Simpson (1896), Phineas Gage (1823), Robert Wadlow (1918), and Buffalo Bill (1846). After her are Monica Lewinsky (1973), Margaret Brown (1867), Rodney King (1965), Kim Kardashian (1980), Don King (1931), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), and Rosemary Kennedy (1918).