Death year 1938 celebrities

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Death year 1938

Paolo Troubetzkoy Facts

Prince Paolo or Paul Troubetzkoy (Russian: Павел Петрович Трубецкой, Pavel Petrovich Trubetskoy; Intra, Italy, 15 February 1866 — Pallanza, 12 February 1938) was an artist and a sculptor who was described by G.B. Shaw as “the

Georges Méliès Facts

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, known as Georges Méliès (/meɪˈljɛs/; 8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès,

Walter Ackerman Facts

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King Oliver Facts

Joseph Nathan Oliver (December 19, 1881 – April 10, 1938) better known as King Oliver or Joe Oliver, was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of mutes in jazz. Al

Waldemar Young Facts

Waldemar Young (July 1, 1878 – August 30, 1938) was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 81 films between 1917 and 1938.

George Merritt Facts

George Washington Merritt (April 14, 1880 – February 21, 1938) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball.

Maria Bonita Facts

Maria Bonita was the nickname of Maria Déia, a member of a Cangaço band, marauders and outlaws who terrorized the Brazilian Northeast in the 1920s and 1930s. Maria Bonita means “Beautiful Maria”. She has the status of a ‘folk heroine’ in Brazil.

Dorothy Hale Facts

Dorothy Hale (January 11, 1905 – October 21, 1938) was an American socialite and aspiring actress who killed herself by jumping off a building in New York City. Hale was considered a remarkably beautiful woman with less remarkable talents who was

James Weldon Johnson Facts

James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938) was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colore

George Campbell Wheeler Facts

George Campbell Wheeler VC (7 April 1880 – 26 August 1938) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Warner Oland Facts

Warner Oland (October 3, 1879 – August 6, 1938) was a Swedish American actor most remembered for his screen role as the detective Charlie Chan. He moved to the United States when he was 13 and pursued a film career that would include time on Broadw

Matthew Betz Facts

Matthew Betz (September 13, 1881 – January 26, 1938) was an American film actor. After an extended career in the U.S. Cavalry, he spent eight years in Vaudeville. His first stage play was Ellis Island. He appeared in 125 films between 1914 and 1937