While he was once an actor and musician, who undoubtedly entertained countless people, the thing that Fernand Arbelot is most famous for is his stunning grave. Found in the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the bronze statue depicts Fernand holding the face of his wife, as his last wish was to be able to look at her face for all eternity.
The French epitaph reads “They marveled at the beauty of the journey that brought them to the end of life.”
Writer of the book "Pippy Longstocking" Astrid Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She lived quite a long life. Born on November 14th, 1907, in Vimmerby, Sweden, she passed on January 28th, 2002, in her home in Stockholm from a viral infection.
Her "Pippy Longstocking" books still inspire youth around the world to be joyful, adventurous, and creative, and we owe her a big thanks for that.
Audry Hepburn is a household name in movie culture. The British actress and humanitarian was born on May 4th, 1929, in Ixelles, Belgium. She is best known for her performances in films such as "Roman Holiday," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and "My Fair Lady."
Her work led to her being ranked as the third-greatest female screen legend from Classical Hollywood Cinema, and she was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She sadly died of cancer in 1993.
English Author Douglas Noel Adams is best known for his sci-fi novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." The novel was originally a 1978 BBC radio comedy broadcast and ended up being developed into a series of books that sold more than 15 million copies within his lifetime alone.
In reference to the famous franchise he wrote, fans who visit his final resting place leave tokens of appreciation like towels, pens, and anything that has the number 42 on it. You'll have to at least read the first book to be in on the joke.
Swedish-American actress Greta Garbo was beloved for her melancholic yet somber persona. She often portrayed tragic characters in her films, and her performances are regarded as subtle and understated. She lived quite a long life from September 18th, 1905, to April 15th, 1990.
There were not many famous Swedish-American actresses in America at the time, and Garbo helped inspire many European actresses to come and try their luck in the U.S.