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 In Memoriam - Jack Downey

In Memoriam - Jack Downey

 In Memoriam - Jack Downey

CIA Paramilitary Officer, Prisoner of the People’s Republic of China (1952–73), Harvard Law (1975), Connecticut State Judge (1987–97). When a great tree in the forest falls, something needs to be said in remembrance. Jack Downey was one of the tallest...

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Pierre Brasseur (1905 - 1972)

Pierre Brasseur (1905 - 1972)

Pierre Brasseur (1905 - 1972)

The French actor first appeared on stage in 1924 alongside his first film, Jean Renoir's La Fille de L'Eau. Pierre Brasseur and Jean Gabin in Les Grandes Familles directed by Denys de La Patellière, 1958Pierre Brasseur and Michele Morgan in Rencontres...

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Fritz Sauckel (1894-1946)

Fritz Sauckel (1894-1946)

Fritz Sauckel (1894-1946)

At dawn on October 16th, 1946 at Nuremberg’s prison, the execution of Fritz Sauckel was carried out, a man whose career as a leading NSDAP-official (National Socialist German Workers’ Party) had begun 20 years earlier in 1927 with his appointment as Thuringia’s...

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Jeanette MacDonald (1903 - 1965)

Jeanette MacDonald (1903 - 1965)

Jeanette MacDonald (1903 - 1965)

The American actress began her career in Broadway after moving to New York in 1919. In 1929, she was remarked by Ernst Lubitsch who chose her as the leading lady of his first talking film, The Love Parade. She, then, signed a contract with Paramount Pictures...

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Jean Harlow (1911 - 1937)

Jean Harlow (1911 - 1937)

Jean Harlow (1911 - 1937)

The American actress's first important screen appearance was in Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels, in 1930. From then, the 'Platinum Blonde' became the public's favourite comic vamp who was the first blond actress to be given 'femme fatale' roles usually entrusted...

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Jacqueline Delubac (1910 - 1997)

Jacqueline Delubac (1910 - 1997)

Jacqueline Delubac (1910 - 1997)

The French actress, born in Lyon, arrives in Paris, in 1927 and takes dancing and singing classes. In 1931, she is introduced to Sacha Guitry and is hired to act in one of his plays before becoming his third wife in 1935. She stars in numerous of his...

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Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990)

Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990)

Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990)

Greta Lovisa Gustafson studied, from 1922 to 1924, at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Acting School where she met her mentor, Mauritz Stiller, who entitled her Garbo as it meant elegance in Spanish. The actress was rapidly remarked and, following an aesthetic...

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Ginger Rogers (1911 - 1995)

Ginger Rogers (1911 - 1995)

Ginger Rogers (1911 - 1995)

The American actress began her career in 1926 when winning a Charleston contest and travelling with a stage company. At 17, she married Jack Pepper with whom she formed the 'Ginger and Pepper' duo before making her début in Broadway and signing her first...

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Françoise Rosay (1891 - 1974)

Françoise Rosay (1891 - 1974)

Françoise Rosay (1891 - 1974)

The daughter of a comedian and a count, the French actress first appeared in a film in 1911 before going back to her first loves: theatre and opera. In 1917, she met her future husband, Jacques Feyder, who directed her in several of his films. She excelled...

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Frances Farmer (1913 - 1970)

Frances Farmer (1913 - 1970)

Frances Farmer (1913 - 1970)

The American actress starred in many plays while studying at the University of Washington where she attended the drama department. In 1935, she is remarked and signed by Paramount Pictures but Frances Farmer is not satisfied by the Hollywood system that...

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Eleanor Powell (1912 - 1982)

Eleanor Powell (1912 - 1982)

Eleanor Powell (1912 - 1982)

The American actress had a short yet successful career, particularly renowned for her dancing solos. She was discovered at only eleven as a dancer before moving to Broadway at seventeen to star in various revues. In 1935, 'the world's greatest tap dancer'...

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Dolores del Rio (1905 - 1983)

Dolores del Rio (1905 - 1983)

Dolores del Rio (1905 - 1983)

The Mexican actress was one of the key figures of Hollywood's golden era and represented Latin American beauty throughout the world. After her film début, in 1925, the actress embodied the seductive exotic vamp of 1920s' silent films, popularised as a...

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Bette Davis (1908 - 1989)

Bette Davis (1908 - 1989)

Bette Davis (1908 - 1989)

The American actress started her career on New York theatre stages before obtaining her first cinema role in 1932. From then, she would become the 'Queen of Hollywood', never afraid, (it, on the contrary, became her trademark) to play unsympathetic and...

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Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996)

Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996)

Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996)

Emilie Chauchoin was born in France before her family immigrated to New York, in 1906. From 1925, she acts in several Broadway productions, often hired as the typical French maiden and changes her name to Claudette Colbert, inspired by her father's second...

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Annabella (1907 - 1996)

Annabella (1907 - 1996)

Annabella (1907 - 1996)

The French actress’s career started when Abel Gance offered her a luminous silent role in his epic 'Napoleon', in 1927. Born Suzanne Georgette Charpentier, the director renamed the young woman after a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, giving her a glamorous and...

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Charles Boyer (1899 - 1978)

Charles Boyer (1899 - 1978)

Charles Boyer (1899 - 1978)

The French-born actor was offered a Hollywood contract in 1929 and appeared in his first notable film, Red-Headed Woman, opposite Jean Harlow, in 1932. Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux in The Earrings of Madame de… directed by Max Ophüls, 1953 - Charles...

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Derniers jours d'Adolf Hitler

Derniers jours d'Adolf Hitler

Derniers jours d'Adolf Hitler

Les derniers jours d'Adolf Hitler se déroulèrent à Berlin, au Führerbunker, où il avait pris ses quartiers le 16 janvier 1945. Totalement coupé de la réalité, oscillant entre l'espoir chimérique d'une victoire sur l'Armée rouge et des pulsions autodestructrices,...

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L'antisémitisme

L'antisémitisme

L'antisémitisme

Le terme antisémitisme signifie "préjugé à l'encontre des Juifs" ou "haine des Juifs". La Shoah, la persécution et l'extermination des Juifs européens par l'Allemagne nazie et ses collaborateurs, entre 1933 et 1945, est l'exemple d'antisémitisme le plus...

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 Billie Burke (1884–1970)

Billie Burke (1884–1970)

 Billie Burke (1884–1970)

Date of Birth : 7 August 1884, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Date of Death : 14 May 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA (natural causes) Birth Name: Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke Height : 5' 3" (1,6 m) Billie Burke was born Mary William...

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 Pauline Frederick (1883–1938)

Pauline Frederick (1883–1938)

 Pauline Frederick (1883–1938)

Date of Birth : 12 August 1883, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Date of Death : 19 September 1938, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (asthma) Birth Name : Pauline Beatrice Libby Nickname : Polly Height : 5' 4" (1,63 m) Pauline Frederick was born...

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Liste des Médecins nazis

Liste des Médecins nazis

Liste des Médecins nazis

Les médecins nazis sont influencés par l'enseignement prodigué dans les facultés européennes de médecine au XIXe siècle : les promoteurs du racisme biologique, Joseph Arthur de Gobineau et Houston Stewart Chamberlain, construisent le mythe de la pureté...

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Liste de Commandant de U-boot

Liste de Commandant de U-boot

Liste de Commandant de U-boot

Le terme U-Boot (abréviation d'Unterseeboot qui signifie sous-marin en allemand, au pluriel U-Boote) désigne les sous-marins allemands des deux guerres mondiales. Ils sont surtout célèbres pour leurs campagnes d'attaques de convois de ravitaillement partant...

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Liste des unités de la Waffen-SS

Liste des unités de la Waffen-SS

Liste des unités de la Waffen-SS

La Waffen-SS (« armée de l'escadron de protection ») fut la branche militaire de la Schutzstaffel (SS), dont elle constitua l'une des composantes les plus importantes avec l'Allgemeine SS, le Sicherheitsdienst (SD) et les SS-Totenkopfverbände. Elle fut...

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List of Nazis leaders (S–Z)

List of Nazis leaders (S–Z)

List of Nazis leaders (S–Z)

A list of notable people who were at some point a member of the defunct Nazi Party ( NSDAP ). This is not meant to be a list of every person who was ever a member of the Nazi Party . This is a list of notable figures who were active within the party and...

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List of Nazis leaders (L–R)

List of Nazis leaders (L–R)

List of Nazis leaders (L–R)

A list of notable people who were at some point a member of the defunct Nazi Party ( NSDAP ). This is not meant to be a list of every person who was ever a member of the Nazi Party . This is a list of notable figures who were active within the party and...

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