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Wendell Willkie (1892–1944)

Wendell Willkie was born on February 18, 1892 in Elwood, Indiana, USA as Wendell Lewis Willkie. He was married to Edith Willkie. He died on October 8, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »
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Jump to: Self | Archive footage
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 1961 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Charles Lindbergh (1961) ... Himself
 1940 Manchester Took It, Too (Short)
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 2014 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (TV Series documentary)
- The Common Cause (1939-1944) (2014) ... Himself
 1991 A Year to Remember (TV Series documentary)
- 1940 ... Himself
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary)
 1973 The World at War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1945 War Comes to America (Documentary)
 1943 The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' (Documentary short)
Himself - Talking to a Soldier in a Jeep
 1942 Prelude to War (Documentary)
Himself (unconfirmed, uncredited)

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Other Works:

Book (ed., w/Norman Foerster et al.): "The Humanities After the War".

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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Personal Quote:

If I could write my own epitaph, and if I had to choose between saying, "Here lies an unimportant President" or, "Here lies one who contributed to saving freedom at a moment of great peril," I would prefer the latter. See more »


As the Republican nominee for president in 1940, he ran on a platform that vigorously opposed Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal policies, especially the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority. See more »

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