Famous People Born in 1869
Mayor, Prime Minister, Government Official / 1869 - 1940
Neville Chamberlain was the British prime minister as England entered World War II. He is known for his policy of "appeasement" toward Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.
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profile name: Mahatma Gandhi profile occupation: Anti-War Activist
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profile name: Henri Matisse profile occupation: Painter, Sculptor
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profile name: Rasputin profile occupation: Religious Leader
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profile name: Emilio Aguinaldo profile occupation: General, World Leader
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profile name: Neville Chamberlain profile occupation: Mayor, Prime Minister, Government Official
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profile name: Emma Goldman profile occupation: Activist, Writer
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Combine a charismatic personality with fringe beliefs and an appetite for violence, and you get some of history's most notorious cult leaders. Charles Manson terrorized frightened Americans in the late 1960s, convincing his followers to commit heinous murders in his name. David Koresh led the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, leading to a standoff with the federal government in 1993 that resulted in the death of Koresh and 75 of his believers. Learn about these leaders, and many more, who inspired hundreds to follow their unconventional philosophies—often with tragic results.
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In the early years of motion pictures, actors were recruited from the stage, resulting in larger-than-life performances that seemed jarring when blown up to the size of a movie screen. As the years went on, actors began to understand the subtleties of the medium, and used more natural expressions to connect with their audiences. They became movie stars, known for their glamorous looks and identifiable personalities. As Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard would say, they didn't need dialogue, they had faces.
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