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1. Herbert Lom Herbert Lom Actor, Spartacus Born September 11, 1917, Herbert Lom made his film debut in the Czech film Woman Below the Cross and played supporting and, occasionally, lead roles. His career picked up in the 1940s and he played, among other roles, Napoleon Bonaparte in The Young Mr. Pitt (and, again, in War and Peace). In a rare starring role...
2. Lída Baarová Lída Baarová Actress, I Vitelloni
3. Francis Lederer Francis Lederer Actor, Pandora's Box Frantisek Lederer was born on November 6th, 1899, in Czechoslovakia. His father was a leather merchant, and young Frantisek began his working life as a department store delivery boy in Prague. He fell in love with acting from a young age, and was soon on stage touring Moravia and then all over Central Europe with people like Peter Lorre...
4. Franz Kafka Franz Kafka Writer, The Trial Franz Kafka was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Austrian Empire, in 1883. His father, Hermann Kafka, was a business owner and a domestic tyrant, frequently abusing his son. Kafka later admitted to his father, "My writing was all about you...". He believed that his father broke his will and caused insecurity and guilt...
5. Hana Maria Pravda Hana Maria Pravda Actress, The Man Who Cried
6. Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch Actor, The Third Man
7. Otto Heller Otto Heller Cinematographer, The Ladykillers Pioneering Czech cinematographer Ota (later anglicised to 'Otto') Heller started as a cinema usher and then worked as a projectionist at a cinema in Prague. He first came to prominence as a military reporter and cameraman on the Italian Front during World War I and was subsequently involved in filming the funeral of Emperor Franz Josef...
8. Gustav Machatý Gustav Machatý Director, Ecstasy Gustav Machatý was born on May 9, 1901 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now the Czech Republic). His first experience with the motion picture industry was playing piano at movie theaters, accompanying silent pictures. In 1917, he made his debut as an actor. In the early 1920s, he emigrated to the United States...
9. Jarmila Novotna Jarmila Novotna Actress, The Search
10. Otto Lederer Otto Lederer Actor, The Jazz Singer
11. Jirí Weiss Jirí Weiss Director, Martha et moi
12. Martin Fric Martin Fric Director, The Emperor and the Golem
13. Jaroslav Hasek Jaroslav Hasek Writer, The Good Soldier Schweik Czech author Jaroslav Hasek was born in 1883 in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic), which at the time was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His father was an alcoholic schoolteacher who was constantly moving the family in search of better paying jobs, and died when Jaroslav was 13. The youngster apprenticed himself to a druggist at 15...
14. Franz Werfel Franz Werfel Writer, The Song of Bernadette
15. Rudolf Friml Rudolf Friml Soundtrack, Chinatown Composer, songwriter ("Donkey Serenade", "Song of the Vagabonds") and pianist, educated at the Prague Conservatory and a music student of Anton Dvorak and Jiranek. He toured Europe as a concert pianist with violinist Jan Kubelik, and then toured America in 1901 and 1906. In 1912 he replaced Victor Herbert as the composer of the score for the Broadway musical "The Firefly"...
16. Antonie Nedosinská Antonie Nedosinská Actress, Studentská máma
17. Sylvester Wiere Sylvester Wiere Actor, Oh, Those Bells Sylvester Wiere was born in Prague, in 1910, into a family having a long tradition in show business. He was the youngest of three brothers. In 1922, at the age of twelve, he and his brothers, Herbert Wiere and Harry Wiere, formed The Wiere Brothers comedy act and began performing in theatres and on stages...
18. Rainer Maria Rilke Rainer Maria Rilke Writer, Ana Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague on the 4th of December 1878 as the son of a military man working with railroads. After he visited a military Upper School he tried to avoid the army and did the preparations for the final exams and the final exams in private. He went to university to study literature and art...
19. Jaroslav Marvan Jaroslav Marvan Actor, Andel na horách
20. Milada Jezková Milada Jezková Actress, The Loves of a Blonde
21. Lyda Salmonova Lyda Salmonova Actress, The Golem
22. Oldrich Nový Oldrich Nový Actor, Christian
23. Aliza Sommer-Herz Aliza Sommer-Herz Self, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
24. Borivoj Zeman Borivoj Zeman Director, There Was Once a King...
25. Karl Anton Karl Anton Director, Immer nur-Du!
26. Josef Hlinomaz Josef Hlinomaz Actor, Dobrý voják Svejk
27. Hana Vítová Hana Vítová Actress, Nocní motýl
28. Karel Hasler Karel Hasler Actor, Písnickár
29. Walter Müller Walter Müller Actor, Die Frau meiner Träume
30. Jaro Fürth Jaro Fürth Actor, Diary of a Lost Girl
31. Frantisek Smolík Frantisek Smolík Actor, Vyssí princip
32. Rudolf Deyl Rudolf Deyl Actor, Lemonade Joe
33. Stanislav Neumann Stanislav Neumann Actor, Pysná princezna
34. Karel Steklý Karel Steklý Writer, Dobrý voják Svejk
35. Zita Kabátová Zita Kabátová Actress, Babí léto
36. Franz Schulz Franz Schulz Writer, Midnight
37. Vladimír Hlavatý Vladimír Hlavatý Actor, Ztracenci
38. Sasa Rasilov Sasa Rasilov Actor, Prijdu hned
39. Eman Fiala Eman Fiala Actor, Lemonade Joe
40. Olga Engl Olga Engl Actress, Phantom
41. Vilém Pfeiffer Vilém Pfeiffer Actor, 13. revír
42. Julius Fucík Julius Fucík Soundtrack, Big Fish
43. Josef Rovenský Josef Rovenský Actor, Diary of a Lost Girl
44. Bedrich Prokos Bedrich Prokos Actor, Kulový blesk
45. Jirina Sejbalová Jirina Sejbalová Actress, Vlcí jáma
46. Theodor Pistek Theodor Pistek Actor, Skola základ zivota
47. Zdenek Gina Hasler Zdenek Gina Hasler Actor, A zivot jde dál
48. Václav Voska Václav Voska Actor, Beauty and the Beast
49. Paul Schiller Paul Schiller Writer, Aufruhr des Blutes
50. Jirí Krejcík Jirí Krejcík Director, Vyssí princip Mr Krejcik made over 20 films in a career that began in 1947. His best known films include the 1960 WWII drama Higher Principle, the biographical film about the singer Ema Destinova entitled The Divine Ema, as well as a number of comedies. Jirí Krejcík received the Czech Lion film award for lifetime achievement...
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