Sir Alexander Fleming, FRSE, FRS, FRCS(Eng) (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. His best-known discovery is the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945.
Louella Parsons (August 6, 1881 – December 9, 1972) was the first American movie columnist. Her columns were read by 20 million people in 400 newspapers worldwide. Parsons possessed an uncanny gift for sensing scandal, and her dramatic scoops could make or break an actor’s career.
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Rudolf Prich was a Polish military officer and a major general of the Polish Army .
Johan Johannson was a Norwegian businessperson.
Leo Carrillo was an American actor and vaudevillian.
Lillian Albertsonwas an American stage and screen actress.
Orlando R. Marshwas an electrical engineer.
Bud Sharpe was a former Major League Baseball outfielder.