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was an American film actor. Alan Ladd tried in vain to gain a foothold in the film business. From 1932 he was initially seen mainly in supporting roles. In Citizen Kane, he played reporter Thompson's editor-in-chief in an unmentioned supporting role. His wife, agent Sue Carol, got him a contract with Paramount in 1942, where he rose to stardom thanks to his role in the gangster film "The Scarred Hand" opposite Veronica Lake. In 1963, "The Insatiable" (The Carpetbaggers), the film adaptation of a novel by Harold Robbins, was the last film with him. Before the film premiered, the actor was found dead in his bed. In his honor there is a star on the Walk of Fame at 1601 Vine Street.
was an American actress who rose to fame in the late silent film days. With the beginning of the sound film era, public tastes began to change and Bow's image as a flapper and it girl was soon a thing of the past. Her previous patron, B.P. Schulberg, found a replacement for Bow in young actress Sylvia Sidney, whose weight issues also thwarted her previous image as a sex symbol. She lost the female lead in "City Streets" to Sidney and left the studio after a heated argument. With a court scandal brewing involving her former private secretary, Bow was an ex-star in most people's eyes. However, thanks to the melodrama "Call Her Savage" she was able to start a comeback at the old Fox studios in 1932. Bow made one last film and retired to private life on a ranch in Nevada in 1933. There she attempted suicide. In 1949 she was diagnosed with schizophrenia, from which she suffered until her death from heart failure in 1965.
was an American actress and singer (soprano). Together with Nelson Eddy they formed a popular screen couple of the 1930s and early 1940s. At the beginning of the 1940s her career was coming to an end. She made two more films after the war, including one with "Lassie" as a partner. After 1949 she retired to the concert stage, where she performed very successfully until her death.
was an American actor, comedian and author. Burns worked as a vaudeville entertainer from a young age and made feature films until 1994. One of the longest careers in American show business ended with his death. There are three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in his honor. George Burns died of heart failure on March 9, 1996 at the age of 100.
was an American actress. Gracie Allen and George Burns made 25 comedies together between 1929 and 1942 and starred in their own sketch show from 1950 to 1958 entitled The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. They also hosted a successful radio show from 1934 to 1950. Gracie Allen died on August 27, 1964 as a result of a heart attack.
was an American actress and singer. She had her greatest successes in the 1950s under director Otto Preminger. She played the title role in Carmen Jones, becoming the first black actress in history to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role as Bess in the film "Porgy and Bess". She made her last film in 1961. Burdened by depression, financial problems and alcohol addiction, she committed suicide in 1965 with an overdose of sleeping pills. Dorothy Dandridge was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (6719 Hollywood Boulevard) for her contributions to the film industry.
was an American comedian and actor. He was a part of the comedy troupe The Three Stooges. Fine suffered a stroke while filming "Kook's Tour" in 1970 and stopped appearing as a comedian. He died in 1975 at the age of 73.
was an American comedian and member of the Marx Brothers. Chico Marx was in a serious car accident in Los Angeles while filming "Blooming Stupid" (1932). His kneecap was shattered in the process, and Chico is seen limping in some scenes in the film. He is said to have been drunk while driving. He was an avid poker player and is said to have had a photographic memory. In addition, one of his checks was found in the wallet of dead gangster Bugsy Siegel, which is why the police interrogated him. He testified that the check was to pay his gambling debts from a poker game. When asked if he had any knowledge of Siegel's criminal activities, Chico explained: "We never discussed it." Chico Marx died at the age of 74 on October 11, 1961 after a long illness of arteriosclerosis. Chico Marx was embalmed and buried in the mausoleum at Memorial Glendale Cemetery.
was an American actor and artist agency owner. For a time he was a member of what later became a very successful comedy troupe, the Marx Brothers. After Gummo went bankrupt with a clothing company in the course of the Great Depression, he founded an artist agency that flourished after some initial difficulties and was later joined by his brother Zeppo Marx. With a few exceptions, the agency rarely represented the Marx Brothers because they were too demanding and uncooperative, Zeppo said. Gummo died on April 21, 1977 at the age of 83.
Francis X. Bushman
was an American film actor. He was the first major male film star known to audiences by his real name. Bushman is known to this day for his portrayal of Messala as an abysmal villain in the first major film adaptation of Ben Hur (1925). At the height of his career, Bushman was billed as "The Handsome Man Alive" on movie posters and "The King of Movies." This title is also engraved on his tombstone. Bushman was paid handsomely but lost his entire fortune in the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. He has made frequent guest appearances on television series such as Peter Gunn, Perry Mason, Dr. Kildare and Batman, in which he played his final role: a collector of silent films. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame commemorates Francis X. Bushman.
was an American film producer who, among other things, produced nature films and invented cartoon characters. With his characters and films and later with his theme parks, he was one of the most influential and most honored personalities of the 20th century. On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney opened its first amusement park, Disneyland, in Anaheim, just south of Los Angeles. In 1964 he bought the land for the second park, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, which would be even more successful. 1964 saw the release of the most successful Disney feature film, "Mary Poppins", which was awarded five Oscars. On December 15, 1966, Walt Disney died after surgery from lung cancer.
was an Australian-American film actor. In the 1930s and 1940s, he advanced to become one of the best-known Hollywood stars as an adventure hero in classics such as "Under the Pirate Flag", "Robin Hood", "The Vagabond King" and "The Lord of the Seven Seas". Flynn had a lasting influence on the adventure genre with his films and performances. In particular, he shaped the role of Robin Hood like no other actor. In the last years of his life he made headlines almost exclusively with escapades and his alcoholism. He died of a heart attack at the age of 50.
was an American film actor. Tracy, who began his career on stage and was one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's top stars for 20 years, is considered one of the greatest character actors of the 20th century. He won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1938 and 1939. Tracy has acted in both serious and comic roles, and as a lover as well as in classic character roles. The last film Spencer Tracy appeared in was Stanley Kramer's Columbia film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. The film, which opened in theaters on December 11, 1967, won several international awards and was the most financially successful film of Tracy's entire career. Filming ended on May 26, 1967. The following month, on June 10, Tracy died of heart failure.
was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball. His nickname was The Old Perfesser. In 1966, Stengel was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. His number 37 is no longer assigned by either the Yankees or the Mets.
was an American film and stage actor. Although Dailey's films are little known to a wider audience today, his portrayal of the fictional governor William Drinkwater on the sitcom The Governor & J.J., which he took on between 1969 and 1970, is one of his best-known roles, for which he starred in 1970 was awarded the Golden Globe Award. Dailey has been married three times; his only child, son Dan Dailey III, committed suicide in 1975, aged 28. Dan Dailey himself died of anemia three years later.
was an American actress and singer. Waters made his cinematic debut in 1929 in the Warner Brothers film musical On With the Show. In 1940 she starred in Vernon Duke's Broadway musical Cabin in the Sky. Ethel Waters was posthumously inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame by the Gospel Music Association in 1984.
* 7. Dezember 1923 in Terryville, Connecticut
† 26. August 1986in Pacific Palisadas, California
was an American actor. A few months after The Mary Tyler Moore Show ended in 1977, Knights was diagnosed with cancer, for which he received multiple forms of treatment over several years. In 1985, the cancer returned as colon cancer, which despite rigorous treatment eventually began to spread to his bladder and lower gastrointestinal tract. Ted Knight's condition continued to deteriorate and he died on August 26, 1986, at the age of 62.
was an American actor who is considered one of the most popular and successful stars in film history. Between 1934 and 1991, Stewart made nearly 100 film and television appearances. He achieved his breakthrough in the late 1930s with Frank Capra's comedies "Artist" and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". Stewart mostly embodied the slightly insecure, down-to-earth and often idealistic "average American", for example as George Bailey in the Christmas classic "Isn't Life Beautiful?". With Alfred Hitchcock, Stewart shot the classic films "Cocktail for a Corpse", "The Man Who Knew Too Much", "The Courtyard Window" and "Vertigo - From the Realm of the Dead". The latter two are among the most important crime films in film history. He died on July 2, 1997 at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 89. The causes of death were a pulmonary embolism and cardiovascular failure after a long respiratory illness.
Joe E. Brown
was an American comedian, actor, and baseball player. With his trademark wide mouth, Brown was one of America's most popular comedians in the 1930s and 1940s. He is remembered by German-speaking audiences primarily for his role as the lascivious millionaire Osgood Fielding in "Some Like It Hot". Joe E. Brown died of atherosclerosis in 1973 after suffering a heart attack in 1968.
Aimee Semple McPherson
was a Canadian-American evangelist in the 1920s and 1930s. She founded the Foursquare Church in Los Angeles. She was a pioneer in the use of mass media and achieved great prominence as a result. She performed public "faith healings" before large mass gatherings. Contemporaries speak of up to 10,000 people being healed. On September 26, 1944, McPherson traveled to Oakland, California, to hold revival meetings and share her popular "Story of My Life" sermons. When her son entered her hotel room around 10:00 am the following morning, he found her unconscious with pills and a half-empty pill bottle. She passed away around 11:15 a.m. At the Angelus Temple, 45,000 people lined up to pay their respects as she lay in state for three days. It took eleven trucks to deliver the $50,000 worth of flowers to the cemetery.
was an American writer best known for his western novels. He also wrote under the pen name Tex Burns. He wrote more than 100 Western novels between 1953 and 1988 after the success of his novel "The Gift of Cochise", which was filmed under the title "They Call Me Hondo". His novels have been translated into over 30 languages. In total, more than 260 million copies were sold. L'Amour died on July 10, 1988 at the age of 80 from complications of lung cancer.
was a Danish-American actor and philanthropist. One of his more famous roles was that of Alm-Öhi in "Heidi" (1937) alongside Shirley Temple. From the 1930s he supported the Motion Picture Relief Fund, which sought medical help for film industry workers in need. From 1945 to 1949 he was President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1940 and 1950 for his commitment. He was the uncle of Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen ("The Naked Gun"). Jean Hearsholt has been honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He died of cancer in 1956, a month before his 70th birthday.
was an American singer, composer, dancer and entertainer. Because of his success, he is referred to as the "King of Pop". With around 300 to 400 million records sold worldwide, Jackson is considered the most successful entertainer in history according to the Guinness Book of Records. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 25 on their list of the greatest singers of all time. On June 25, 2009 at 2:26 p.m. local time, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at the age of 50 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. On August 28, 2009, the Los Angeles coroner officially declared Michael Jackson's death a homicide. The cause of death was acute poisoning from the anesthetic propofol. The benzodiazepines diazepam, midazolam and lorazepam were previously administered.
was an American-British film actress. She rose to stardom as a child actress and then as the Leading Lady of the market-leading Hollywood studio MGM, where she was under contract from 1942 to 1958. She acted in many of the most commercially successful films of the time and received awards including two Oscars and a Golden Globe for best actress. Her name has also been closely associated with popularizing the dramatic work of Tennessee Williams, through her appearances in the films Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Last Summer, and The Surf. In May 2000 she was knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth Taylor has lived in a large mansion in Bel Air, California since 1981. She has not acted since 2003, but has appeared on talk shows and television shows. She died of heart failure on March 23, 2011 at 1:28 am local time at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The funeral took place a day later at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), California. And even at her funeral – as she had it stipulated in her will – her coffin was supposed to arrive 15 minutes later.
was an American actress. Jean Harlow is now considered the prototype of the blonde bombshell who paved the way for other blonde actresses like Lana Turner and Marilyn Monroe. Jean Harlow died unexpectedly in June 1937 at the age of 26 from kidney failure while filming "Saratoga". In his book Hollywood - Photographs from the Kobal Collection, David Thomson writes of Jean Harlow's enduring fame: "She remains one of Hollywood's perennial sex goddesses, not least because of her ability to symbolize sexual availability".
was an American comedian, actor and singer. It wasn't until 1938 that he got into film. He quickly became a crowd favorite at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. With the help of the art of pantomime and slapstick, which he mastered with virtuosity, he embodied the “little man” type. The audience discovered their longings and dreams in him. He had his greatest cinema successes in the 1940s and early 1950s. Red Skelton died of pneumonia on September 17, 1997 at home in Rancho Mirage, California.
was an American entrepreneur and film actor. In 1917, Grauman moved to Los Angeles, where he had the "Million Dollar Theater" built the following year with a budget of one million US dollars. The Egyptian, another theater built with Grauman funds, opened in October 1922 and was the first premiere movie theater in Hollywood. His next project was to be his most well-known building. Grauman's Chinese Theater opened in May 1927 with the support of the US government and the Republic of China. Today it is one of the most visited places in Los Angeles. He died of a blocked artery in March 1950, a few weeks before his 71st birthday.
was an American film producer. Thalberg was a perfectionist who had the success of a film analyzed by so-called previews, test screenings. If the response was not good, whole passages were sometimes reshot, as in the Marie Dressler comedy "Prosperity" or the Joan Crawford film "Laughing Sinners", in which the previous male lead John Mac Brown was replaced by Clark Gable was replaced. This approach justified the famous sentence: "At MGM they don't make pictures, they remake them." Thalberg died in 1936 at the age of 37 from pneumonia. Mayer and Crawford are said to have been the happiest mourners at his lavish funeral. The relationship between Thalberg and Mayer had been strained for years. Mayer was more cost-oriented when it came to productions and had a complet
was an American actress. She was best known for her roles in screwball comedies in the 1930s. When she died in a plane crash, she was one of Hollywood's biggest and highest-paid stars. The American Film Institute named Lombard one of America's 25 Greatest Female Film Legends. The actress had a long-standing friendship with the director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma. In 1941, during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, following Hitchcock's sarcastic comment that actors were like cattle, she paraded three cows with name tags onto the set to represent the three main actors. On January 16, 1942, the actress died at the age of 33 in a plane crash in Nevada. The plane, nearly seven miles off course, crashed into a mountainside 25 meters below the summit of Potosi Mountain, one of Nevada's highest peaks, in the evening. She slipped into a ravine, broke, and burst into flames. All 22 people on board were killed, including Lombard, her mother and her press agent. Pilot error was given as the cause of the accident in the investigation report.
was an American actor. Between 1923 and 1960 he directed over 80 films. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1935 for his performance in It Happened One Night. He also played the role of Rhett Butler in 1939's 'Gone With the Wind.' hospitalized, where he suffered a second heart attack, from which he died. He was 59 years old. His daughter Judy Lewis from a relationship with Loretta Young was never officially recognized by him and only found out who her biological father was years later. He is commemorated by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1610 Vine Street.
David O. Selnick
was an American film producer. His most famous films include "King Kong and the White Woman", "Gone with the Wind", "Rebecca and Duel in the Sun". In the 1930s and 1940s he owned his own film studio, Selznick International Pictures. He was known as a perfectionist producer who closely controlled and monitored even the smallest details of his films. Selznick died of a heart attack in 1965. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. commemorates the film producer.
William Wrigley Junior
was an American chewing gum manufacturer. Wrigley took over a soap company from his father and founded the famous Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891. By chance he discovered chewing gum production, which he entered in 1893. He came up with the idea of putting a packet of baking soda in every soap box. This was very successful, so that he also entered the baking powder business and added chewing gum there. Again, the supplement was a huge hit, and Wrigley decided to go into the gum business. In 1915, the company mailed four sticks of chewing gum to anyone in the United States telephone book. A total of 1.5 million people were supplied with these free product samples. Four years later he repeated the action - by that time there were already more than 7 million phone owners, and a corresponding number of product samples were sent out.
Philip K. Wrigley
* 5. Dezember 1894
† 12. April 1977
was an American chewing gum manufacturer and Major League Baseball official. He was more of a quiet son than his father, William Wrigley, Jr. In 1912, Wrigley founded the Lincoln Park Gun Club with Oscar F Mayer, Sewell Avery, and other prominent Chicagoans. Wrigley died on April 12, 1977.
Hubert L. Eaton
* 3. Juni 1881
† 20. September 1966
was an American businessman. He worked as the caretaker of the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tropico (now Glendale). In 1917, Eaton renamed the park Forest Lawn Memorial Park. He became known as the master builder of Forest Lawn Glendale. During his life he also oversaw the opening of Hollywood Hills, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cypress and Forest Lawn Memorial Park, which became the final resting place for many movie stars and other celebrities.
* 25. Oktober 1892
† 1. Februar 1970)
* 25. Oktober 1892
† 1. Juni 1941
Known as the Dolly Sisters, Rose and Jenny were Dolly. In 1925, the sisters met businessman Harry Gordon Selfridge. Jenny began an affair with Selfridge (Rosie also had an affair with him). Selfridge squandered big bucks on expensive gifts for Jenny and funded both sisters' gambling habits. The Dolly Sisters gambled away about $4 million of Selfridge's fortune. While on vacation in Paris, Jenny had a serious car accident. Jenny suffered serious injuries that required dozens of surgeries and plastic surgeries to reconstruct her face. To pay for her medical expenses, Jenny sold part of her jewelry collection. After most of Jenny's financial resources were depleted, Selfridge paid for Jenny's medical care, although the two were never married. After the car accident, Jenny Dolly developed depression. Jenny later took an apartment in Hollywood with her two daughters. On June 1, 1941, she hanged herself from a curtain rod in her apartment. After the death of her sister, Rose Dolly retired from public life. She spent her remaining years doing charity work for children in her native Hungary. Rose attempted suicide in 1962. On February 1, 1970, Rose Dolly died of a heart attack in New York City at the age of 77.
was a Canadian actress and film producer of the silent film and early talkie era. She was also the only female co-founder of independent film distributor United Artists and was one of the 36 founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars. Pickford was early dissatisfied with being tied to portraying little girls. With the 1927 comedy My Best Girl, Pickford finally attempted to ditch her image as America's sweetheart and take on roles more appropriate to her age. She cut off her curls at great publicity and had a flapper haircut, a bob haircut, which was modern at the time. The audience accepted the change half-heartedly. At the 1930 Academy Awards (April), Mary Pickford won Best Actress for her performance in "Coquette," which made her talkie debut. After increasingly withdrawing from public life, Mary Pickford died on May 29, 1979 at the age of 86 from a cerebral hemorrhage. She was buried in the Garden of Remembrance at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.