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Black Dahlia

1924 - 1947

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Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – c. January 14–15, 1947), known posthumously as the Black Dahlia, was an American woman found murdered in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, on January 15, 1947. Her case became highly publicized owing to the gruesome nature of the crime, which included the mutilation of her corpse, which was bisected at the waist. A native of Boston, Short spent her early life in New England and Florida before relocating to California, where her father lived. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Black Dahlia has received more than 16,254,389 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Black Dahlia is the 11th most popular celebrity (up from 12th in 2019), the 416th most popular biography from United States (up from 431st 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 11 out of 181Before her are Lisa del Giocondo, Kaspar Hauser, Robert Wadlow, Simonetta Vespucci, Buffalo Bill, and Lina Medina. After her are Empress Michiko, Jon Brower Minnoch, Millvina Dean, Joseph Merrick, Mary Anning, and Monica Lewinsky.

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Among people born in 1924, Black Dahlia ranks 15Before her are Eli Cohen, Truman Capote, Sarah Vaughan, Jacques Le Goff, Jean-François Lyotard, and Benny Hill. After her are Benoit Mandelbrot, Süleyman Demirel, Paul Feyerabend, Lauren Bacall, Ramiz Alia, and Maurice Jarre. Among people deceased in 1947, Black Dahlia ranks 18Before her are George II of Greece, Raoul Wallenberg, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Alfred North Whitehead, Halford Mackinder, and Ettore Bugatti. After her are Han van Meegeren, Aung San, Anton Denikin, Ernst Lubitsch, Pierre Bonnard, and Karl Mannheim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Black Dahlia ranks 416 out of 18,182Before her are Julia Roberts (1967), William McKinley (1843), Joseph Henry (1797), Alvin Toffler (1928), Tom Clancy (1947), and Millard Fillmore (1800). After her are Gertrude Stein (1874), Dwayne Johnson (1972), Harold Ramis (1944), Colin Powell (1937), Alexander Calder (1898), and John Tyler (1790).

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 Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Margaret Brown (1867), Sarah Knauss (1880), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Don King (1931), and Rodney King (1965).