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


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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 ...

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. 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, ...

4. 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, ...

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. 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 ...

7. Alex Havier

Actor | Tiger Fangs

Alex Havier was born on January 10, 1911 in Manila, Philippines as Jose Alex Havier. He was an actor, known for Tiger Fangs (1943), Call of the Jungle (1944) and Wings Over the Pacific (1943). He died on December 18, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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 ...

12. 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), Deadwood Dick (1940) and Fast Company (1938). He died on December 31, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. 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 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...

14. 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 ...

15. 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.

16. 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...

17. Hans Steinhoff

Director | Ohm Krüger

Some of Steinhoff's movie are still regarded as "Vorbehaltsfilme", and are not allowed to be performed in public.

18. 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...

19. Mark Sandrich

Director | Shall We Dance

Directed five of the nine immortal, glorious Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers musicals for RKO.

20. 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 The House of the Seven Gables (1940). He died on October 28, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. 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 The Jones Family in Borrowing Trouble (1937). He was married to Cynthia Lindsay. He died on December 26, 1945 in New York City, New York, ...

22. 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 ...

23. 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 ...

24. 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 ...

25. Erford Gage

Actor | The Seventh Victim

Erford Gage was born on April 5, 1912 in Northfield, Massachusetts, USA as Erford Holmes Gage. He was an actor, known for The Seventh Victim (1943), Hitler's Children (1943) and Gangway for Tomorrow (1943). He died on March 17, 1945 in Manila, Philippines.

26. 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 ...

27. 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 Becky Sharp (1935). She was married to Edward Lauri (born Edward James Lowe) actor). She died on April 1, 1945 in Covina, California, USA.

28. 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 ...

29. Willie Fung

Actor | The Gay Falcon

Willie Fung was born on March 3, 1896 in Canton, China. He was an actor, known for The Gay Falcon (1941), Shanghai (1935) and 6,000 Enemies (1939). He died on April 16, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. 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 ...

31. Jimmy Butler

Actor | Battle of Greed

Jimmy Butler was born on February 20, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Battle of Greed (1937), Tough As They Come (1942) and No Greater Glory (1934). He died on February 18, 1945 in France.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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,...

35. Don Costello

Actor | A Night to Remember

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.

36. 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), The Last Chance (1926) and Fangs of Fate (1925). He was married to Beatrice Allen and Ella N. Hilger. He died on May 21, 1945 ...

37. 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, ...

38. 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. Betty Jardine

Actress | Almost a Honeymoon

Betty Jardine was born on April 17, 1903 in Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire, England as Elizabeth Kittrick Jardine. She was an actress, known for Almost a Honeymoon (1938), Rhythm Serenade (1943) and Two Thousand Women (1944). She was married to Wilfrid Bion. She died on February 28, 1945 in ...

40. 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...

41. 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), The Love Expert (1920) and Fair Lady (1922). He died on December 15, 1945 in London.

42. 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.

43. Hans Adalbert Schlettow

Actor | Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

Hans Adalbert Schlettow was born on June 11, 1887 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany as Hans Adelbert Droescher von Schlettow. He was an actor, known for Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924) and Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924). He died on April 30, 1945 in Berlin, ...

44. 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 ...

45. Georges Vinter

Actor | La boucle énigmatique

Georges Vinter was born on January 1, 1879 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France as Paul Georges Pinvert. He was an actor and director, known for La boucle énigmatique (1920), Nick Winter et la parure d'opale (1915) and Nick Winter et ses aventures (1921). He died on July 19, 1945 in ...

46. George Sidney

Actor | Around the Corner

George Sidney was born on March 18, 1876 in Nagynichal, Hungary as Sammy Greenfield. He was an actor, known for Around the Corner (1930), Sweet Daddies (1926) and The Auctioneer (1927). He was married to Carey Weber. He died on April 29, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. Malcolm McGregor

Actor | All the Brothers Were Valiant

Malcolm McGregor was born on October 13, 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923), Broken Chains (1922) and The Whispering Shadow (1933). He died on April 29, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

48. Frank Lanning

Actor | The Unknown

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

49. 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: Queen of Mars (1924), A Narrow Escape (1920) and Adventures in Bokhara (1943). He died on August 9, 1945 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR.

50. 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 ...


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