Date of Death between 1945-01-01 and 1945-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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 ...

2. Terry

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) ...

3. 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 ...

4. Alla Nazimova

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, ...

5. Lucille La Verne

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 ...

6. 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...

7. 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 ...

8. Joseph Goebbels

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...

10. Alexander Granach

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

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 ...

11. Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

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 ...

12. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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 ...

21. D'Arcy Corrigan

Actor | The Last Warning

D'Arcy Corrigan was born on January 2, 1870 in County Cork, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Last Warning (1928), A Christmas Carol (1938) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). He died on December 25, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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 ...

23. Don Costello

Actor | Air Raid Wardens

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.

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, ...

27. Donald Douglas

Actor | Murder, My Sweet

Donald Douglas was born on August 24, 1905 in Kinleyside, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Murder, My Sweet (1944), Gilda (1946) and Deadwood Dick (1940). He died on December 31, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Alec Craig

Actor | Northern Pursuit

Alec Craig was born on March 30, 1884 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Northern Pursuit (1943), They Made Her a Spy (1939) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). He died on June 25, 1945 in Glendale, California, USA.

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

Actor | The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

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.

34. David Clyde

Actor | Suzy

David Clyde was born on March 27, 1885 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Suzy (1936), Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938) and Eight Bells (1935). He was married to Fay Holden. He died on May 17, 1945 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA.

35. Magda Kun

Actress | Dance Band

Magda Kun was born on February 17, 1912 in Szászrégen, Hungary. She was an actress, known for Dance Band (1935), Dead of Night (1945) and Filléres gyors (1932). She was married to Steven Geray. She died on November 7, 1945 in London, England.

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 ...

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...

40. Frank Lanning

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

Frank Lanning was born on August 14, 1872 in Marion, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Huckleberry Finn (1920), The Unknown (1927) and The Victoria Cross (1916). He was married to Merva Eaton. He died on June 17, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Jimmy Butler

Actor | Tough As They Come

Jimmy Butler was born on February 20, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Tough As They Come (1942), Battle of Greed (1937) and The Awakening of Jim Burke (1935). He died on February 18, 1945 in France.

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, ...

43. 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 Black Gold (1936). He died on April 7, 1945 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

44. Horace B. Carpenter

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.

49. Sammy Blum

Actor | Siberia

Sammy Blum was born on May 25, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Siberia (1926), Black Paradise (1926) and The Grand Parade (1930). He died on June 1, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

50. Stacia Napierkowska

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.


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