Date of Death between 1945-01-01 and 1945-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Adolf Hitler
Self | Triumph des Willens
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) ...
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 ...
Actress | Salomé
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, ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Writer | Der Führer
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 ...
9. Henry Victor
Actor | To Be or Not to Be
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 Picture of Dorian Gray (1916) and H. Rider Haggard's She (1916), both in 1916. When talkies appeared in the late 1920's, Victor's...
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 ...
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 ...
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. 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 ...
14. Edward Fielding
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), Sherlock Holmes (1916) and The Pride of the Yankees (1942). He was married to Elizabeth Sherman Clark. He died on January 10, 1945 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...
15. 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 Off to the Races (1937). He was married to Cynthia Lindsay. He died on December 26, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA.
16. Benito Mussolini
Writer | Hundert Tage
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...
17. May Beatty
Actress | I Wake Up Screaming
May Beatty was born on June 4, 1880 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was an actress, known for I Wake Up Screaming (1941), Mad Love (1935) 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.
18. 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 ...
19. 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.
20. 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 ...
22. Willie Fung
Actor | The Gay Falcon
Willie Fung was an early Hollywood film actor who played supporting roles in 138 American films between 1922 and 1944 with a nice trunk load of genre films in the mix. Fung made his film debut in 1922 with 'Hurricane's Gal' starring Dorothy Phillips, Robert Ellis and Wallace Beery and his first ...
24. Luisa Ferida
Actress | Amore imperiale
Luisa Ferida started as a stage actress and first appeared in films with La Freccia d'oro (1935) in a supporting role but because of her photogenic looks and talent as an actress, she soon graduated to leading parts at the end of the thirties. In 1939, whilst working on An Adventure of Salvator Rosa...
25. Mark Sandrich
Director | Shall We Dance
Mark Sandrich was born on October 26, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA as Mark Rex Goldstein. He was a director and writer, known for Shall We Dance (1937), Holiday Inn (1942) and Top Hat (1935). He was married to Freda Wirtschafter. He died on March 4, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.
26. 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, ...
29. 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 ...
30. 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 ...
31. George Barbier
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 ...
32. Spencer Trevor
Spencer Trevor was born on May 29, 1875 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. He was an actor, known for The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), The Love Contract (1932) and The Usurper (1919). He died on May 22, 1945 in London, England.
33. Gilbert Emery
Actor | Between Two Worlds
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 Between Two Worlds (1944), Wife vs. Secretary (1936) and The House of the Seven Gables (1940). He died on October 28, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
36. 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...
37. Henry Armetta
Actor | Speed to Burn
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 ...
38. Vivian Wilcox
39. Harrison Greene
Actor | The Son of Davy Crockett
This burly stage comedian first appeared on film in Men Call It Love (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...
42. Henry Ainley
Actor | Sweet Lavender
Henry Ainley was born on August 21, 1879 in Morley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Henry Hinchcliffe Ainley. He was an actor, known for Sweet Lavender (1915), As You Like It (1936) and Iris (1916). He was married to Suzanne Sheldon, Bettina von Hutton and Elaine Titus Fearon. He died on October 31, ...
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), Maniac (1934) and Riders of the Desert (1932). He was married to Beatrice Allen and Ella N. Hilger. He died on May 21, 1945 in...
45. Garrett Fort
Writer | Frankenstein
Garrett Fort was born on June 5, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA as Garrett Elsden Fort. He is known for his work on Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931) and Twelve Crowded Hours (1939). He died on October 26, 1945 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
46. Martin Bormann
Self | Triumph des Willens
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 ...
47. Yakov Protazanov
Director | L'angoissante aventure
Yakov Protazanov was born on February 4, 1881 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Yakov Aleksandrovich Protazanov. He was a director and writer, known for A Narrow Escape (1920), Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) and Without Dowry (1937). He died on August 9, 1945 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR.
48. George McKay
Actor | Devil's Playground
George McKay was born on April 15, 1884 in Minsk, Russian Empire as George Reuben. He was an actor, known for Devil's Playground (1937), You May Be Next! (1936) and Unknown Woman (1935). He was married to Ottie Ardine. He died on December 3, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Actress | L'Atlantide
Stacia Napierkowska was born on December 16, 1886 in Paris, France as Renée Claire Angèle Élisabeth Napierkowski. She was an actress and director, known for Missing Husbands (1921), Les vampires (1915) and The Marriage of Psyche and Cupid (1913). She died on May 11, 1945 in Paris.