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William Nakamura

In this Japanese name, the family name is Nakamura. William Kenzo Nakamura was a United States Army soldier. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II.

                                               

Joe Nishimoto

In this Japanese name, the family name is Nishimoto. Joe M. Nishimoto was a United States Army soldier. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II.

                                               

Allan Ohata

In this Japanese name, the family name is Ohata. Allan Masaharu Ohata was a United States Army soldier. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II.

                                               

James Okubo

In this Japanese name, the family name is Okubo. James K. Okubo was a United States Army soldier. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II.

                                               

Frank Ono

In this Japanese name, the family name is Ono. Frank H. Ono was a United States Army soldier. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II.

                                               

Kazuo Otani

In this Japanese name, the family name is Otani. Kazuo Otani was a United States Army was a United States Army soldier. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II.

                                               

Casper Platt

Casper Platt was a United States federal judge. Born in Danville, Illinois, Platt received a B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1914 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1916. He was in private practice in Danville, Illino ...

                                               

George Sakato

In this Japanese name, the family name is Sakato. George Taro Sakato was a United States Army soldier. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II.

                                               

Leo Sharp

Leonard Sharp was an American World War II veteran and notorious drug courier, or "mule". He transported drugs, mostly cocaine, across the United States, mostly to and from the southern US border and Detroit, Michigan. He allegedly transported mo ...

                                               

Ted Tanouye

In this Japanese name, the family name is Tanouye. Ted Takayuki Tanouye was a United States Army soldier. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II.

                                               

Francis B. Wai

Francis Brown Wai was a captain in the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor for actions during the recapture of the Philippines from Japan in 1944. When he was young Wai liked to surf and he played several sports in high school and ...

                                               

Louis Zamperini

Louis Silvie Louie Zamperini was an American World War II prisoner of war survivor, motivational speaker and track and field athlete.

                                               

Queen Anne of Romania

Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, also known as Queen Anne of Romania, was the wife of former king Michael I of Romania.

                                               

Jack Evans (ice hockey)

William John Trevor "Jack" Evans was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and coach who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks.

                                               

George A. Romero

George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian director, writer, editor and actor. He is known for his horror movies with zombie themes.

                                               

Ravi Zacharias

Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias was an Indian-born Canadian-American Evangelical Christian apologist and evangelist. Zacharias was the author of many Christian books, such as the Gold Medallion Book Award winner Can Man Live Without God? Za ...

                                               

Golda Meir

Golda Meir was the fourth prime minister of the State of Israel. Golda Meir became Prime Minister of Israel on March 17 1969 after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. She was said to be the "Iron Lady" a strong-minded woman of Isr ...

                                               

Lucian Freud

Lucian Michael Freud was a Anglo-German painter. He is regarded as having been one of the greatest painters of the human form. He was born in Berlin in 1922, and moved with his family to England in 1933 to escape from the Nazis. He became a Briti ...

                                               

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel: Georg Friedrich Handel) was a German composer who went to live in England when he was a young man and later became a naturalised Briton. Johann Sebastian Bach and Handel were born in the same year. They were the greatest c ...

                                               

Henry James

Henry James OM was an Anglo-American novelist. He was one of the most important literary people of the late 19th century. James was the son of Henry James Senior, a clergyman, and the brother of William James, the psychologist and philosopher. He ...

                                               

Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE was a violinist and conductor. As a child he was one of the most extraordinary violin prodigies there has ever been. He was one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. In later life he also performed ...

                                               

George Muller

George Fredrick Muller, was an Christian evangelist and worker of orphanages in Bristol, England. He cared for about 10.000 orphans in his life. He was well known for giving an education to the children under his care, so much that sometimes he w ...

                                               

Josef Albers

Josef Albers was a German-born American artist and educator. His work in Europe and the United States was highly influential and far-reaching. His ideas formed the basis of many art education programs in the 20th century.

                                               

Anna-Lisa

Anna-Lisa was a Norwegian-born American actress. He appeared in American movies and television. She was known for her role as Nora Travers in the ABC western series Black Saddle, with Peter Breck and Russell Johnson. In 1954, she was cast in gues ...

                                               

August Belmont

August Belmont, Sr. was born in Alzey, Hesse, to a Jewish family. He emigrated to New York City in 1837 when he became the American representative of the Rothschild familys banking house in Frankfurt. Later he became an American citizen, and marr ...

                                               

Theodore Bikel

Theodore Meir Bikel was an Austrian-American actor, singer, and musician. He was nominated for an Academy Award as Sheriff Max Muller in The Defiant Ones in 1958.

                                               

Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner was a Broadway and Hollywood actor. He was born in Russia. He moved to the United States and became an American citizen. He appeared in many movies and stage productions in the United States. He is famous for his role as the Siamese k ...

                                               

Raul Hector Castro

Raul Hector Castro was a Mexican-born American politician. He has served in both elected and non-elected public offices, including Ambassadors from the United States and the 14th Governor of Arizona. He was the first hispanic to be elected govern ...

                                               

Linda Cristal

Linda Cristal was an Argentine-American actress. She appeared in many Western movies during the 1950s. She won a Golden Globe Award for her role in the 1958 comedy movie The Perfect Furlough. From 1967 to 1971, Cristal starred as Victoria Cannon ...

                                               

Hume Cronyn

Hume Blake Cronyn, OC was a Canadian-American actor of stage and movie, who enjoyed a long career, often appearing professionally alongside his second wife, Jessica Tandy. Cronyn was born in July 18, 1911 in London, Ontario, Canada. He studied at ...

                                               

Errol Flynn

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian-American movie actor. He is known for his swashbuckler roles in movies like Adventures of Don Juan and The Sea Hawk.

                                               

Glenn Ford

Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Quebec City, Canada. He son of a Canadian railroad worker. Glenn studied at Santa Monica High School. After graduating he started working in small local theaters. Glenn Ford interrupted his actor career in 1942 ...

                                               

Milos Forman

Milos Forman was a Czech-American movie director and screenwriter. He was an emigrant to the US from Czechoslovakia. He was born in Caslav. Two of his movies, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and Amadeus won the Academy Award for Best Picture and ...

                                               

Zsa Gabor

Zsa Gabor was a Hungarian-American actress and socialite. Her older sister Magda and younger sister Eva were also actresses and socialites. In 1936 Gabor won the Miss Hungary competition. She was married nine times. In 1986 she married Frederic P ...

                                               

Greta Garbo

Greta Gustafson was born in Stockholm, she studied at the Royal School of Dramatic Art in her native city, while working as a fashion model. She became a star in Sweden when Mauritz Stiller cast her in the 1924 silent movie The Atonement of Gosta ...

                                               

Phil Hartman

Phillip Edward Hartmann was a Canadian-born American graphic designer, artist, writer, comedian, voice artist, and actor. Hartman was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and he then moved to the United States with his family at the age of 10 and t ...

                                               

John Houseman

John Houseman was a Romanian-born British–American actor and movie producer. He was known for working with Orson Welles. Houseman was known for his role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the movie The Paper Chase. Houseman died in Malibu, Califo ...

                                               

Mako Iwamatsu

Mako Iwamatsu, born Makoto Iwamatsu ; 10 December 1933 – 21 July 2006), was a Japanese-American actor. Many of his acting roles credited him simply as Mako, omitting his surname. Mako is known for playing Aku from the first four seasons of Samura ...

                                               

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna. She was the daughter of a bank director and a concert pianist. She studied ballet and piano at age 10. In her third movie she played her first title role Man braucht kein Geld or No Mone ...

                                               

Fernando Lamas

Fernando Alvaro Lamas y de Santos was an Argentine-American actor and director. He was known for playing the "Latin Lover" in many movies during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1951, Lamas starred as Paul Sarnac in the musical, Rich, Young and Pretty wit ...

                                               

Fania Marinoff

Marinoff was born in Odessa, Russian Empire now Ukraine. She married Carl Van Vechten in 1914. They had met two years earlier, and their marriage lasted over 50 years until Van Vechtens death.

                                               

Raymond Massey

Massey was born Raymond Hart Massey in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford and at the University of Toronto. Massey served in the Canadian Army during World War II. Massey moved to London to begin his acting career in ...

                                               

James Naismith

James Naismith was a Canadian and naturalized American sports coach and innovator. Naismith invented the sport of basketball in 1891. He is also said to have introduced the first football helmet. Naismith wrote the original basketball rulebook an ...

                                               

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols was an American television, stage and movie director, writer, producer and comedian. He was half of the comedy duo Nichols and May, along with Elaine May. In 1968 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the movie The Graduate. ...

                                               

Milo OShea

OShea was born on 2 June 1926 in Dublin, Irish Free State. He studied at Synge Street. OShea was married to Maureen Toal from 1952 until they divorced in 1974. Then he was married to Kitty Sullivan until his death in 2013.

                                               

Joseph Pulitzer

Joseph "Joe" Pulitzer was an American publisher of Jewish descent. He is best known for the Pulitzer Prizes, which were started after his death by his will. He is also known, long with William Randolph Hearst, for starting yellow journalism as a ...

                                               

Roger Rees

Roger Rees was a Welsh-American actor. He was known for his stage work. He won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his performance as the lead in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. He also received Obie Awards for his role in The End ...

                                               

Erich Maria Remarque

Erich Paul Remark was born in Osnabruck. His parents were of the working-class. The family was Roman Catholic. When he was eighteen, he had to go to war. The Army sent him the front lines of World War I. He was wounded there, by stray shell fragm ...

                                               

Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson was a Romanian-American actor. He was known for his roles as Rico in Little Caesar and as Rocco in Key Largo. Other well-known roles include Barton Keyes in the movie Double Indemnity, Dathan in The Ten Commandments, and his fi ...

                                               

Franz Sigel

Franz Sigel was a German military officer, revolutionist and immigrant to the United States. In the US he was a teacher, newspaperman, politician, and served as a Union Major general in the American Civil War. His ability to recruit German-speaki ...