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Julia Jentsch(42)

Actress | Berlin, Germany

Julia Jentsch (born February 20, 1978) , is a Silver Bear, two-time European Film Award, and Lola winning German actress. She is best known as the title character in Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, Jule in The Edukators and, Liza in I Served the King of England. ​Jentsch was born to a family of lawyers in Berlin and began her acting education there at Hochschule Ernst Busch, a university for drama. Her first prominent screen role was in the 2004 cult film The Edukators, starring opposite Daniel Brühl. Jentsch garnered further attention playing the title role in the 2005 film Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In an interview, Jentsch said that the role was "an honor".[1] For her role as Sophie Scholl she won the best actress at the European Film Awards, best actress at the German Film Awards (Lolas), along with the Silver Bear for best actress at theBerlin Film Festival.

 

Betty Lynne(† 99)

Actress

Betty Lynne (1911–2011) was a British film actress. During the late 1930s she played the female lead in a number of quota quickies, several of them for Warner Bros. at Teddington Studios. In 1939 she co-starred with Robert Newton in the thriller Dead Men are Dangerous. Lynne was educated at Godwin Girls College in England, a convent in France, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She appeared on Broadway in The Animal Kingdom (1932) and Escape Me Never (1935).

 

Princess Soraya(† 69)

Actress

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (Persian: ثریا اسفندیاری بختیاری‎, romanized: Sorayâ Esfandiyâri-Baxtiyâri; 22 June 1932 – 26 October 2001) was the queen consort (shahbanu) of Iran as the second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, whom she married in 1951. Their marriage suffered many pressures, particularly when it became clear that she was infertile. She rejected the Shah’s suggestion that he might take a second wife in order to produce an heir, as he rejected her suggestion that he might abdicate in favour of his half-brother. As the daughter of a German Christian mother, Soraya was mistrusted by Shiite clerics; she was also resented by the Shah’s possessive mother. In March 1958, the Shah wept as he announced their divorce. The British Ambassador claimed that Soraya was the Shah's only true love. After a brief career as an actress, and a liaison with Italian film director Franco Indovina, Soraya lived alone in Paris till her death.

 

Boris Groys(73)

Actor

Boris Efimovich Groys (born 19 March 1947 in Berlin, Germany) is an art critic, media theorist, and philosopher. He is a professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University and senior research fellow at the Academy of Design in Karlsruhe, Germany. He has been a professor ofAesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory at the Academy of Design/Center for Art and Media Technology (HfG/ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany and a visiting professor at a number of universities in the United States and Europe, including the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California.

 

Georg Richter(† 56)

Actor | Berlin, Germany

Georg Richter (27 December 1915 – 10 May 1972) was a German-born Norwegian actor. He was born in Berlin to German actor Georg Alexander and Norwegian actress Aud Egede-Nissen. He made his stage debut at Søilen Teater in 1938, and later worked for Det Norske Teatret, Det nye Teater, Riksteatret, Centralteatret, Folketeatret, Trøndelag Teater, Den Nationale Scene, and Oslo Nye Teater. He made his film debut in 1939, in Leif Sinding's film De vergeløse based on a book by Gabriel Scott, as the principal character "Albert". He also played leading roles in Så møtes vi i morgen (1946) and Himmel og helvete (1969), and minor roles in Tante Pose, I slik en natt, Lake of the Dead and Olsenbanden. His stepfather was actor Paul Richter.

 

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany(† 82)

Actor | Berlin, Germany

Wilhelm II (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941), anglicised as William II, was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia. His reign lasted from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. Despite strengthening Germany’s position as a great power by building a blue-water navy and promoting scientific innovation, his tactless public statements and reckless foreign policy antagonized the international community and ultimately plunged his country into World War I. When the German war effort collapsed following a series of crushing defeats on the Western Front in 1918, he was forced to abdicate, thereby bringing an end to the Hohenzollern dynasty’s three hundred year rule. As the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria, Wilhelm's first cousins included George V of the United Kingdom and many princesses who, along with Wilhelm's sister Sophia, became European consorts. For most of his life before becoming emperor, he was second in line to succeed his grandfather Wilhelm I on the German and Prussian thrones after his father, Frederick. His grandfather and father both died in 1888, the Year of Three Emperors, making Wilhelm emperor and king. On 20 March 1890, he dismissed the German Empire’s powerful longtime chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. After Bismarck's departure, Wilhelm II assumed direct control over his nation’s policies and embarked on a bellicose "New Course" to cement its status as a respected world power. Subsequently, over the course of his reign, Germany acquired territories in the Far East and became Europe’s largest manufacturer. However, he frequently undermined such progress by making threatening statements towards other countries and voicing xenophobic views without consulting his ministers. Likewise, his regime did much to alienate itself from the world's other Great Powers by initiating a massive naval build-up, challenging French control of Morocco, and building a railway through Baghdad that threatened Britain's dominion in the Persian Gulf. Thus, by the second decade of the 20th century, Germany could rely only on significantly weaker nations such as Austria-Hungary and the declining Ottoman Empire as its allies. Wilhelm II’s turbulent reign ultimately culminated in Germany's guarantee of military support to Austria-Hungary during the crisis of July 1914, one of the direct underlying causes for the First World War. A lax wartime leader, he left virtually all decision-making regarding strategy and organisation of the war effort to the Imperial German Army's Great General Staff. By 29 August 1916, this broad delegation of power resulted in a de facto military dictatorship that dominated national policy for the rest of the conflict. Despite emerging victorious over Russia and achieving significant gains in Western Europe, Germany was forced to relinquish all its conquests after its forces' decisive defeat in November 1918. Upon losing the support of the military and his subjects, Wilhelm abdicated his throne and fled to exile in the Netherlands. He remained there during the German occupation in World War II, and died in 1941.

 

Eva Monley(† 88)

Crew | Berlin, Germany

Eva Monley (April 29, 1923 – November 12, 2011) was a Kenyan location scout, production manager and film producer. Monley, an expert on filming in Africa, helped many of Hollywood's best known film directors and producers film on location throughout the continent, including Steven Spielberg, Otto Preminger, John Ford, and David Lean.

 
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