Date of Death between 1945-01-01 and 1945-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Adolf Hitler
Writer | War Comes to America
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 ...
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
Without question, the most known dog in movie history. Many dogs tried to eclipse Toto's success, most recently, The Men In Black dog. Most don't know that Toto has an autobiography that's available in most stores. She almost lost her life when she broke her foot in The Wizard of Oz. Toto (Terry) ...
Actor | Rebecca
Edward Fielding was born on March 19, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Edward B. Elkins. He was an actor, known for Rebecca (1940), The Pride of the Yankees (1942) and Sherlock Holmes (1916). He was married to Elizabeth Sherman Clark. He died on January 10, 1945 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...
Actress | A Tale of Two Cities
A legendary stage actress and character player in early films, Lucille La Verne is one of those forgotten legends who seem to fade as the years go on. However, at her prime she was one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation.
Lucille La Verne Mitchum was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on ...
Writer | Das Leben geht weiter
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 ...
Actor | The Man Who Came to Dinner
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 ...
Actor | Love Business
Robert E. Hutchins was born March 29th, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington. He was born to James Hutchins and Olga Hutchins (nee Roe). Robert was a very outgoing boy with a charming personality, because friends persuaded James and Olga to go to a Hollywood photographer and get his picture taken. The ...
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...
10. Anne Frank
Writer | Anne Frank Remembered
Born in Germany in 1929 and raised and raised in Germany and Amsterdam. In 1942, shortly after receiving a diary for her 13th birthday, she and her family were forced to go into hiding to escape Hitler's persecution of the Jews. Hiding with another family and a dentist in an annex behind the ...
11. Alla Nazimova
Actress | Eye for Eye
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.
Alla Nazimova was born Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon in 1879, in Yalta, ...
Writer | The President's Mystery
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 ...
13. George S. Patton
Self | Nazi Concentration Camps
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 ...
14. 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 ...
16. Henry Victor
Actor | Freaks
Henry Victor was born on October 2, 1892 in England, but was raised in Germany. He began his film career in 1914, eventually playing leads in literary adaptations of The Portrait of Dorian Gray and H. Rider Haggard's She, both in 1916. When talkies appeared in the late 1920's, Victor's thick ...
17. Jack Randall
Actor | Riders of the Dawn
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...
18. Eva Braun
Camera Department | Hitler - Eine Karriere
Eva Braun was born on February 6, 1912 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany as Eva Anna Paula Braun. She is known for her work on Hitler: A career (1977), History (2000) and 1945: 12 Städte, 12 Schicksale (2015). She was married to Adolf Hitler. She died on April 30, 1945 in Berlin, Germany.
19. Benito Mussolini
Writer | Villafranca
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born in Predappio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was the son of Alessandro Mussolini, a socialist, and Rosa Maltoni, a devout Catholic schoolteacher. In 1915, Mussolini married Donna Rachele Guidi. Together, they had five children. On October 31, 1922, at the age of...
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 ...
21. Russell Hopton
Actor | Once in a Lifetime
Russell Hopton was born on February 18, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Once in a Lifetime (1932), The Little Giant (1933) and Song of the Trail (1936). He died on April 7, 1945 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
22. Henry Armetta
Actor | The Devil's Brother
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 ...
23. Forrester Harvey
Actor | The Invisible Man
For over 30 years he was a fixture in Hollywood films that were set in England, Ireland or Scotland, His first film appearance was as Jock Gordon in The Lilac Sunbonnet (1922) which told the story of a supposedly innocent young girl who is anything but as an ingenue. Harvey played a man smitten ...
25. Jerome Kern
Soundtrack | Till the Clouds Roll By
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 ...
27. Russell Gleason
Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front
Russell Gleason was born on February 6, 1907 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He was an actor, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Fury Below (1936) and A Tenderfoot Goes West (1936). He was married to Cynthia Lindsay. He died on December 26, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA.
28. 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 (1940), was born into a theatrical family on August 24, 1875 in Boston, ...
31. 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 ...
32. Heinrich Himmler
Self | Der Sieg des Glaubens
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 ...
Actor | The Arizona Kid
Horace B. Carpenter was born on January 31, 1875 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, USA as Horace Bernard Carpenter. He was an actor and director, known for The Arizona Kid (1929), The Last Chance (1926) and Maniac (1934). He was married to Beatrice Allen and Ella N. Hilger. He died on May 21, 1945 in ...
34. Gilbert Emery
Actor | Wife vs. Secretary
Gilbert Emery was born on June 11, 1875 in Naples, New York, USA as Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle. He was an actor and writer, known for Wife vs. Secretary (1936), Between Two Worlds (1944) and A Farewell to Arms (1932). He died on October 28, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
35. Arnold Lucy
Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front
Arnold Lucy was born on August 8, 1865 in Tottenham, London, England as Walter George Campbell. He was an actor, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Fair Lady (1922) and The Love Expert (1920). He died on December 15, 1945 in London.
36. Ernie Pyle
Self | From D-Day to Germany
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,...
37. May Beatty
Actress | Mad Love
May Beatty was born on June 4, 1880 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was an actress, known for Mad Love (1935), I Wake Up Screaming (1941) and Pride and Prejudice (1940). She was married to Edward Lauri (born Edward James Lowe) actor). She died on April 1, 1945 in Covina, California, USA.
38. David Clyde
Actor | Bulldog Drummond's Peril
David Clyde was born on March 27, 1885 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938), The Lodger (1944) and Eight Bells (1935). He was married to Fay Holden. He died on May 17, 1945 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA.
39. Harrison Greene
Actor | The Son of Davy Crockett
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 ...
40. Leora Spellman
Actress | Wise Girls
Leora Spellman was born on July 13, 1890 in Bonne Terre, Missouri, USA as Leora Theresa Spellmyer. She was an actress, known for Wise Girls (1929), Wits vs. Wits (1920) and The $1,000,000 Reward (1920). She was married to Charles Middleton. She died on September 4, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, ...
41. Max Hoffman Jr.
Actor | Sergeant Murphy
Max Hoffman Jr. was born on December 13, 1902 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Sergeant Murphy (1938), The Daredevil Drivers (1938) and Counterfeit Lady (1936). He was married to Luana Walters, Helen Kane, Norma Terris and Thelma White. He died on March 31, 1945 in New York ...
42. Margot Frank
Margot Frank was born on February 16, 1926 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Margot Betty Frank. She died on March 9, 1945 in Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Lower Saxony, Germany.
43. George F. Marion
Actor | Anna Christie
George F. Marion was born on July 16, 1860 in San Francisco, California, USA as George Francis Marion. He was an actor and director, known for Anna Christie (1930), Anna Christie (1923) and Death from a Distance (1935). He was married to Agnes E. Daly and Lillian E. Swain (actress). He died on ...
44. Peggy O'Neill
Actress | It's a Pleasure
Peggy O'Neill was born Barbara Jeanne O'Neill in San Francisco, California. When she was eighteen she won a beauty contest and moved to Hollywood. She met producer Charles Rogers who helped her get a screen test. Peggy was given a starring role in the 1944 comedy Song Of The Open Road. Columnist ...
45. Al Dubin
Music Department | Dames
Prolific Academy Award-winning songwriter Al Dubin ("Lullaby of Broadway" ) came to the US in 1893 and was educated at the Perkiomen Seminary in Pennsylvania. He joined the staff of several New York music publishing companies. He enlisted in the US Army in World War I and served in the 77th ...
46. 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 ...
48. Yakov Protazanov
Director | Aelita
Yakov Protazanov was born on February 4, 1881 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Yakov Aleksandrovich Protazanov. He was a director and writer, known for Aelita (1924), A Narrow Escape (1920) and Adventures in Bokhara (1943). He died on August 9, 1945 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR.
49. George McKay
Actor | Murder in Greenwich Village
George McKay was born on April 15, 1884 in Minsk, Russian Empire as George Reuben. He was an actor, known for Murder in Greenwich Village (1937), Case of the Missing Man (1935) and Unknown Woman (1935). He was married to Ottie Ardine. He died on December 3, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.