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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 Zena pod krízem 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. 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...
3. 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...
4. Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch Actor, The Third Man
5. Lída Baarová Lída Baarová Actress, I Vitelloni
6. 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"...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Hana Maria Pravda Hana Maria Pravda Actress, The Man Who Cried
10. 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...
11. Jarmila Novotna Jarmila Novotna Actress, The Search
12. Karel Steklý Karel Steklý Writer, Dobrý voják Svejk
13. Jirí Weiss Jirí Weiss Director, Martha et moi
14. Carl Lamac Carl Lamac Director, Bílý ráj
15. Jirí Krejcík Jirí Krejcík Director, Higher Principle 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...
16. Martin Fric Martin Fric Director, The King's Baker and the Baker's King
17. Oldrich Nový Oldrich Nový Actor, Christian
18. Karl Anton Karl Anton Director, You Only You
19. Sylvester Wiere Sylvester Wiere Actor, Camping Trip 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...
20. Lyda Salmonova Lyda Salmonova Actress, The Golem
21. Olga Engl Olga Engl Actress, Phantom
22. Jaroslav Hasek Jaroslav Hasek Writer, The Good Soldier Schweik
23. Frantisek Smolík Frantisek Smolík Actor, Higher Principle
24. Franz Werfel Franz Werfel Writer, The Song of Bernadette
25. Theodor Pistek Theodor Pistek Actor, Skola základ zivota
26. Borivoj Zeman Borivoj Zeman Director, There Once Was a King...
27. Jaroslav Marvan Jaroslav Marvan Actor, Angel in the Mountains
28. Josef Rovenský Josef Rovenský Actor, Diary of a Lost Girl
29. Josef Hlinomaz Josef Hlinomaz Actor, Dobrý voják Svejk
30. Rudolf Deyl Rudolf Deyl Actor, Lemonade Joe
31. Hana Vítová Hana Vítová Actress, Nocní motýl
32. Leopolda Dostalová Leopolda Dostalová Actress, Jestráb kontra Hrdlicka
33. Vera Hlavatá Vera Hlavatá Actress, Milenky starého kriminálníka
34. Jaro Fürth Jaro Fürth Actor, Diary of a Lost Girl
35. Bohus Záhorský Bohus Záhorský Actor, Lemonade Joe
36. Franz Schulz Franz Schulz Writer, Midnight
37. Leopold Kramer Leopold Kramer Actor, Ecstasy
38. Natasa Gollová Natasa Gollová Actress, The Blue Star Hotel
39. Anna Sedlácková Anna Sedlácková Actress, Tragedie ve snehu
40. Zita Kabátová Zita Kabátová Actress, Autumn Spring
41. Jan Pivec Jan Pivec Actor, Príbeh dusickový
42. Vladimír Hlavatý Vladimír Hlavatý Actor, Lost People
43. Eduard Bass Eduard Bass Writer, Klapzubova XI.
44. Jindrich Edl Jindrich Edl Actor, Svatý Václav
45. Milos Havel Milos Havel Writer, Prazstí Adamité In the 19th century, the Havels had a big mill in Prague but by the time Milos Havel was born on 3rd November 1899 it was long gone. His father, ing. Vacslav Havel (1861-1921), was a businessman, a builder, well connected to a number of leading members of Czech society of his day. He was also the financial director of the National Theatre in Prague...
46. Mána Zenísková Mána Zenísková Actress, Takový je zivot
47. Jan S. Kolár Jan S. Kolár Actor, Zpev zlata
48. Marie Vásová Marie Vásová Actress, The King's Baker and the Baker's King
49. Ella Nollová Ella Nollová Actress, The Poacher's Foster Daughter or Noble Millionaire
50. Vladimír Borský Vladimír Borský Actor, Porucik Alexander Rjepkin
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