Actor. Born Ira Frederick Aldridge in New York City (his date of birth is approximate). He started his acting career with the African Company in the early 1820s, but faced with racial discriminatio...
Person, Race Issues, Theatre, Poland, USA
Painter, born Hove. Founding member of the Camden Town Group, the London Group, and the Cumberland Market Group. Married Polish painter Stanisława de Karłowska and thereafter spent many summers ...
Person, Art, Poland
Polish actor and sculptor. 1924 emigrated with her parents to Australia. Moved to New York and then while in Moscow in 1935 married Herbert Marshall and changed her name to his. 1937 they moved to...
Person, Sculpture, Theatre, Cinema, Australia, Poland
Composer. Born Zelazowa Wola, Poland of a French emigrant father and Polish mother. Left Poland aged 20, never to return. Despite his long romantic liaison with novelist George Sand (Aurore Dudevan...
Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, France, Poland
Novelist, considered one of the greatest writers in English, despite it not being his mother-tongue. Born into a noble Polish family in what is now Ukraine. Working on ships he came to Britain in 1...
Person, Literature, Poland, Ukraine
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Born: 25/4/1873, 145 years ago
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