|General Vandegrift||General of the United States Marine Corps. More...|
|Vivien Leigh||Actress: Vivien Leigh married Hubert Leigh Holman, a British barriser, in 1932, before she became famous for her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the motion picture "Gone With The Wind." (She only appeared in about nine films afterwards.) At some time, she became involved with Laurence Olivier who divorced his wife Jill Esmond on 29 January 1940. In May 1940, Oliver and Leigh appeared at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City in a stage production of "Romeo and Juliet." The play bombed but one member of the cast who gained notice was Cornel Wilde. Olivier and Leigh were married on 1 September 1940 and divorced in 1960. Ms. Leigh died in 1967 in London of tuberculosis. (Jack McKillop)|
|von Neurath||Nazi Reich Protector for Bohemia and Moravia. More...|
|Major General Jorge VARGAS:||Military secretary to Quezon President of the Philippine Commonwealth|
|Conrad VEIDT||Veidt, born in
Potsdam, Germany, first appeared in films in Germany in 1917. Being
Jewish, he and his wife fled Germany in 1933 when Hitler rose to power and
settled in England where he became a British subject in 1939. In 1940, he
came to the U.S. and acted in nine American films before his death.
Perhaps his most notable role was as Luftwaffe Major Heinrich Strasser in
the classic film "Casablanca." Unfortunately, Veidt never
realized what a big hit the film "Casablanca" would become; it
is now ranked as the second best film, behind "Citizen Kane," on
the American Film Institutes top 100 films.
|Ellsworth VINES||United States tennis player. More...|