Henry Kissinger Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
Birth NameHeinz Alfred Kissinger
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Henry Kissinger was born on May 27, 1923 in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany as Heinz Alfred Kissinger. He is an actor, known for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Brother's Keeper (1998) and Dynasty (1981). He has been married to Nancy Maginnes since March 30, 1974. He was previously married to Ann Fleisher.

Spouse (2)

Nancy Maginnes (30 March 1974 - present)
Ann Fleisher (6 February 1949 - 1964) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Heavy German accent
Gravelly voice, which has grown more mumbled over time
Black-rimmed glasses

Trivia (13)

Graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University
Has received many awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (1965-1966), the Woodrow Wilson Prize for the best book in the fields of government, politics and international affairs (1958), the American Institute for Public Service Award (1973), the International Platform Association Theodore Roosevelt Award (1973), the Hope Award for International Understanding (1973), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Dwight D. Eisenhower Distinguished Service Medal (1973). Has two children, Elizabeth and David. While not a handsome man, he became an unlikely sex symbol during the 1970s, and was often photographed in public with models and film actresses.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
Portrayed by John Belushi on Saturday Night Live (1975)
U.S. National Security Adviser (1969-1975)
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977)
Played tennis with Jimmy Connors at producer Robert Evans' Beverly Hills estate, where he was a frequent VIP guest.
Received the "Bayerischer Verdienstorden" (highest Bavarian state decoration) (14 July 2005).
While in Russia negotiating the SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) treaty, he jokingly suggested that perhaps the cameras in the chandelier overhead could duplicate a few pages that he needed copied.
Henry Kissinger is a third cousin, twice removed, of actor Ben Barnes, as Henry is a third cousin of Ben's maternal grandfather, Emil Becker. Henry's great-great-grandfather, Meyer Loeb Kissinger, was Ben's great-great-great-great-grandfather. Henry and Ben are each descended from a different wife of Meyer's, Henry from Meyer's second wife and Ben from Meyer's first wife (his wives, Schoenlein David-Stahl and Marianne David-Stahl, were sisters).
Mentioned in a song by Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Subject of a book by Christopher Hitchens.
Was good friends to former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

Personal Quotes (8)

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.

I want to thank you for stopping the applause. It is impossible for me to look humble for any period of time.

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.
[on Xi Jinping, the new President of China, 2013] Xi is convinced his generation's hardships gave it the strength to face the challenges of adapting China to the consequences of its success. He has put forward a sweeping reform program designed to move millions to the cities, streamline bureaucracy, reorient the economy away state-owned enterprises and fight corruption.
[to Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping] I think if we drink enough Moutai, we can solve anything.
The most fundamental problem of politics is not the control of wickedness but the limitation of righteousness.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.

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