Dedicated to the Memory of's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
In The News
Voting Station
Joseph Crater
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
    (January 5, 1889-circa August 6, 1930)
    Born in Easton, Pennsylvania
    Disappeared in New York City, New York at 41
    Declared legally dead (June 6, 1939)
    Case officially closed in 1979
    Dubbed 'The Missingest Man in New York'
    His middle name was 'Force.'
    He met his wife while acting as her lawyer during her divorce from her first husband.
    He was a hard-living womanizer nicknamed 'Good Time Joe.'
    He became entangled in the Tamany Hall corruption scandal.
    He disappeared after dining with his mistress, showgirl Sally Lou Ritz.
    Sally went missing a few weeks after he did.
    He was a dapper dresser.
    He graduated from Columbia Law School.
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed him as associate justice of the New York Supreme Court just a few months before he disappeared.
    Authorities received a letter stating where Judge Crater's remains could be found (August 19, 2005).
    Bones discovered at the mentioned site in 1950 couldn't be identified despite advances in DNA technology.
    To 'pull a Crater' entered the vernacular referring to someone who vanishes to avoid responsibility.

Credit: Black Chic

    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 193 Votes: 59.59% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 63 Votes: 60.32% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 76.92% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 17 Votes: 76.47% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 39 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 40 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
Annoying Collections
Site News