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1. Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Self, Triumph of the Will Born the fourth of six children to Austrian customs officer Alois Hitler--who had been married twice before--and the former Klara Polzl, Adolf Hitler grew up in a small Austrian town in the late 19th century. He was a slow learner and did poorly in school. He was frequently beaten by his authoritarian father...
2. Lucille La Verne Lucille La Verne Actress, Abraham Lincoln A legendary stage actress and character player in early films, Lucille La Verne is one of those forgotten legends that seem to fade as the years go on. But at the time, she was one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. Lucille La Verne Mitchum was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 8...
3. Anne Frank Anne Frank Writer, The Diary of Anne Frank Analiese Marie Frank was born on June, 1929, in Germany to Edith and Otto Frank and was the sister of Margot Frank. Around the time she was 4 years old, Adolf Hitler took power in Germany, forcing Otto to make the decision to move the family to Holland. Anne had a very happy childhood in Holland...
4. Robert Benchley Robert Benchley Actor, Foreign Correspondent Although by his own account Benchley was not quite a writer and not quite an actor, he managed to become one of the best-known humorists and comedians of his time. As a Harvard undergraduate, Benchley gave his first comic performance, impersonating a befuddled after-dinner speaker. The act made him a campus celebrity -- and remained in Benchley's repertoire for the rest of his life...
5. Alla Nazimova Alla Nazimova Actress, Blood and Sand The grand, highly flamboyant Russian star Alla Nazimova of Hollywood silent films lived an equally grand, flamboyant life off-camera, though her legendary status has not held up as firmly as that of a Rudolph Valentino today. Born in Yalta, Crimea, in 1879, Mariam Edez Adelaida Leventon was the third child in an abusive...
6. Henry Victor Henry Victor Actor, Freaks Actor, reared in Germany, who commuted seemingly biennially between the UK and the US to make pictures. Long a leading man in UK silents, his Germanic accent caused him to prefer, with the advent of sound, to play character roles, often as a villain of the Nazi persuasion.
7. Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Self, United We Stand Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Roosevelt. His father was 54 at the time of FDR's birth and already had a grown son, nicknamed "Rosy". Sarah was only 27 when FDR was born. Growing up, FDR had a happy but sheltered childhood. His family was very wealthy and FDR had a very privileged upbringing...
8. Russell Gleason Russell Gleason Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front Juvenile actor in US films.
9. Russell Hopton Russell Hopton Actor, 'G' Men
10. George S. Patton George S. Patton Uncategorised George S. Patton III was a highly successful and highly controversial general who held Corps- and Army-level commands during World War II. Because of his great competence as a battlefield commander, Patton might have led the American troops during the invasion of Normandy; however, his impolitic ways...
11. George Barbier George Barbier Actor, Yankee Doodle Dandy Barbier was educated for the ministry before going to work on the stage. He appeared on Broadway in such successes as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Man Who Came Back," among others. He signed a contract with Paramount Pictures in 1929 and later worked as an actor for most of the major studios.
12. Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins Actor, Helping Grandma
13. Joseph Goebbels Joseph Goebbels Writer, Life Goes On Josef Goebbels, the man who almost single-handedly developed the field of propaganda into an art form, would, for a day, be the leader of World War II Germany. Goebbels was born in the German Rhineland to strict Catholic parents. He was short, standing at just under 5' 6", of small stature and skinny...
14. Jerome Kern Jerome Kern Soundtrack, L.A. Confidential Jerome David Kern was born in 1885. He began his stage career grafting American songs (for which he wrote the music) into imported European operettas. His breakthrough came with the song "They Didn't Believe Me", written (with lyrics by Edward Laska) for a show called "The Girl from Utah". It established him as a major American composer in 1914...
15. Béla Bartók Béla Bartók Soundtrack, The Shining Born in Hungary in 1881, Bartok began his musical studies on the piano at age five. His mother was his first teacher; after his father died in 1888, the Bartok family moved to Nagyszolos, where Bela continued his piano studies and took up composition. At age eleven, he made his first public appearance...
16. Donald Douglas Donald Douglas Actor, Gilda
17. Eva Braun Eva Braun Camera and Electrical Department, Hitler, a Career
18. Erford Gage Erford Gage Actor, The Seventh Victim
19. Erno Rapee Erno Rapee Soundtrack, The Green Mile
20. Arnold Lucy Arnold Lucy Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front
21. Willie Fung Willie Fung Actor, The Letter
22. Ernie Pyle Ernie Pyle Writer, Story of G.I. Joe The two greatest American war correspondents of World War II were Edward R. Murrow on radio and Ernie Pyle in print. Murrow is more famous today because he survived the war to do some of the best television journalism in the early days of that medium. However, during the war, Pyle was more popular, especially among the GIs at the front...
23. Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini Self, Cavalcade of Faith
24. Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler Self, Triumph of the Will Born in 1900, Heinrich Himmler was the godson of a Bavarian prince and became an officer cadet during the First World War. Never actually seeing combat, Himmler was discharged at the war's end and went to a technical college, where he majored in agriculture. During the turbulent years of the 1920s in which Germany's economy had been destroyed...
25. Mark Sandrich Mark Sandrich Director, Top Hat
26. Betty Jardine Betty Jardine Actress, A Canterbury Tale
27. Forrester Harvey Forrester Harvey Actor, Rebecca
28. Alexander Granach Alexander Granach Actor, Nosferatu Alexander Granach was born in the region of Galizia, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Ukraine). Given the name Jessaja Szajko Gronish, he was one of a dozen children of a poor Jewish family eking out a living, first in a farming village, later in a series of small towns and cities...
29. Jack Chapin Jack Chapin Actor, North West Mounted Police
30. Alec Craig Alec Craig Actor, National Velvet
31. Henry Armetta Henry Armetta Actor, The Black Cat Sicilian-born character actor who appeared in scores of American films, usually as an exuberant and demonstrative Italian. As a teenager in 1902, Armetta stowed away on a boat bound for New York. There he did menial jobs until landing a position as a valet and presser at the Lambs Club, the New York actors' club...
32. Gloria Dickson Gloria Dickson Actress, They Won't Forget Gloria Dickson was born Thais Alalia Dickerson on August 13, 1917, in Pocotello, Idaho. After her father died her mother took Gloria and her sister to California. During high school she started acting in local theater productions. When she was nineteen a Warner Brothers talent scout saw one of her performances and offered her a contract...
33. Horace B. Carpenter Horace B. Carpenter Actor, Maniac
34. Harrison Greene Harrison Greene Actor, The Vampire Bat This burly stage comedian first appeared on film in "Men Call It Love" in 1931. Harrison went on to become a notable character actor with a knack for foreign accents. Notable appearances included two Three Stooges comedies. Harrison played the roles of A. Mouser in the Three Stooges' Ants in the Pantry (1936) and Bustoff the wrestler in another Stooge opus, Grips Grunts and Groans (1937)...
35. Don Costello Don Costello Actor, Here Comes Mr. Jordan A Broadway stage actor, Costello entered films in 1935 and in 1939 was put under contract with MGM. Known for his wicked sense of humor, Costello often times played the role of a menace or a tough guy.
36. Addison Randall Addison Randall Actor, Where the West Begins Romantic leading man and singing cowboy star whose career was far eclipsed by that of his brother Robert Livingston. He acted and sang on Broadway prior to entering films, then appeared in a number of non-Western films before signing with Monogram Pictures in 1937 as a singing cowboy. Unfortunately, despite his singing ability...
37. Margot Frank Margot Frank Uncategorised
38. Pietro Mascagni Pietro Mascagni Soundtrack, Raging Bull
39. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita: Queen of Mars
40. Frank Craven Frank Craven Actor, Our Town Frank Craven, the actor, director, playwright and producer who achieved theatrical immortality as The Stage Manager in the original 1938 Broadway production and 1940 movie version of Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town, was born into a theatrical family on August 24, 1875 in Boston, Massachusetts...
41. Martin Bormann Martin Bormann Self, Triumph of the Will One of the Nazi Party's inner circle, Martin Bormann was a power-hungry racist, whose lust for power was matched only by his hatred of Jews and Slavs. The #2 man in Nazi Germany, he was always by Adolf Hitler's side, and many historians have theorized that it was he who was the de facto power in Nazi Germany from 1941-1945...
42. Harry Liedtke Harry Liedtke Actor, The Merry Jail
43. George McKay George McKay Actor, Babes in Arms McKay started his career as a bareback rider with a circus and later toured vaudeville with Gus Edwards' troupe. He also appeared for three years in the Ziegfeld Follies (1913-15). In 1933, he signed with Columbia Pictures and played numerous supporting and bit roles.
44. Leora Spellman Leora Spellman Actress, Wise Girls
45. Gilbert Emery Gilbert Emery Actor, A Farewell to Arms Character actor in portrayals of distinguished or aristocratic types; in films from 1921 until the year he died.
46. Alex Havier Alex Havier Actor, They Were Expendable
47. Theodore Dreiser Theodore Dreiser Writer, A Place in the Sun Theodore Dreiser was one of the great American writers, and a transitional figure between Victorian America and the "modern" age that was inaugurated after the cessation of hostilities after WWI and the publication of Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street" in 1920. A naturalist with a committed social conscience...
48. Max Hoffman Jr. Max Hoffman Jr. Actor, Black Dragons
49. Edward Fielding Edward Fielding Actor, Rebecca
50. George Rosener George Rosener Actor, The Secret of Treasure Island
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