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Famous Persons

Famous Persons of the 20th century

__became U.S. President when President Roosevelt died in 1945. He was responsible for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan and ending World War II. He started the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after the war. Harry Truman
__was born in 1924. She started singing and touring with the Les Brown Band at age 16. She made her first movie in 1948 and soon became a popular movie star and singer. Doris Day
was a popular "sex symbol" movie star. Marilyn Monroe
was a top gossip reporter, whose newspaper column and radio show could make or break a celebrity. Walter Winchell
was a popular baseball player for the New York Yankees. In 1941, he set a Major League record of hitting safely in 56 straight games. Joe Dimaggio
was a Senator from Wisconsin. He was best known for his work chairing the Senate Committee on Government Operations, which focused on suspected communists in the government. Joe McCarthy
was a member of the House of Representatives from California when he became involved in the trial of Alger Hiss, who was accused of being a Communist and a spy. He became President of the United States. Richard Nixon
were a husband and wife who were arrested and executed for selling secrets of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Rosenbergs
was the dictator of the Soviet Union. He was a harsh leader who had mil- lions of his people executed or sent to labor camps in Siberia. Joseph Stalin
was the all-star catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. His ca- reer was cut short by a paralyzing car accident. Campanella
was the advisor to Senator Joseph McCarthy during the McCarthy Hearings on Communists in the movie industry and government. Roy Cohn
developed the Theory of Relativity in 1903 and was considered one the world's smartest scientists. Einstein
was a movie star who became a symbol of young people for his role in the movie Rebel Without a Cause. James Dean
Actor Fess Parker starred in the highly popular TV series Davy Crockett
was a top Broadway play starring Mary Martin, who flew through the air. Peter Pan
became a national phenomenon with such number-one hit songs as Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel and Hound Dog. Elvis Presley
Actress __ left Hollywood to marry Prince Ranier of Monaco. She then attained the title of Princess Grace. Grace Kelly
was a Russian poet and writer. He is best known in the West for his monumental novel on Soviet Russia, Doctor Zhivago. Pasternak
was the author of the best-selling book On the Road, which epitomized the Beat Generation of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Upon achieving fame, he became a serious alcoholic and died at an early age. Kerouac
was the Premier and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (also called Red China by Western journalists). Chou En-Lai
returned to power as the leader of France. Charles de Gaulle
was a serial killer who made the news 1958 because of his gruesome murders. Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Fugate, went on a killing spree of 11 to 15 people over a span of a month and a half. They were captured and he was executed in 1959. Starkweather
had been a wealthy lawyer, advocating social justice and protesting the influence of the United States in Cuba. He became involved in political activism and led the revolution to overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. Castro
was the first President of South Korea, serving from 1948 to 1960. His method of rule became unpopular, and he was forced to resign by a student led democratic movement. Syngman Rhee
Famous author __ committed suicide. Hemingway
Former Nazi leader was arrested in Argentina and brought to Israel, where he was convicted of war crimes and executed. Eichmann
led the folk music craze. Bob Dylan
became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. John Glenn
leader of the Catholic Church from 1963 to 1978. Pope Paul VI
came into the news when he preached separation of the races as part of the Black Muslim teachings. Malcolm X
was the leader of the Communist North Vietnamese, who first fought the French and then the Americans. Ho Chi-Minh
was Prime Minister of Israel. Begin
Former movie actor who became President of the United States. Reagan
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