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      # 1: Who was born in England with the first name Leslie, came through Ellis Island in 1908? Actor, comedian, movie star and U.S. troop entertainer. His theme song was “Thanks for the Memories”. Bob Hope # 2: What Austria-Hungary-born actor and Olympian athlete emigrated to the United States in 1905, won a total of five Olympic gold medals in 1924 and 1928 and one bronze in swimming events, after breaking the world record in 1922? After his Olympic career ended, he starred in 12 movies and originated the distinctive Tarzan yell. Johnny Weissmuller # 3: What brilliant conductor, originally a cellist, became famous in his own country and eventually became resident conductor of La Scala in Milan? After conducting the world premiers of many famous operas, came through Ellis Island to live in the US, became the conductor of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, a position created for him. Arturo Toscanini # 4: What English comedy actor toured Europe and America with an acting troupe, coming through Ellis Island twice? On his second tour he decided to stay, and became famous in silent movies, creating the character “The Tramp”. Charley Chaplin # 5: What Hungarian actor, already famous in his home country, left when a new regime took over the government and stopped him from acting there, because of his union activities? Came through Ellis Island in 1920 and played Count Dracula on Broadway and in films, typecast as a “horror villain.” His last major movie as the Dracula character was “Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein”. Bela Lugosi # 6: Archibald Alec Leach was born in England, came through Ellis Island in 1920, remained in the US and became a star in movies, including “To Catch a Thief”, “North by Northwest”, “Father Goose” and “The Philadelphia Story”. What was his stage name? Cary Grant # 7: What Russian-born science fiction writer and professor of biochemistry came to America and is considered one of the “Big Three” science fiction authors, and two science fiction awards are named for him? He is known for his “Foundation” and robot novels. Issac Asimov # 8: What actor and singer was born in France and came to the US through Ellis Island in 1922? Before that he had been a popular star in Paris, and for two years was a war prisoner in Germany. In America he starred in Gigi, and “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” became his signature song. Maurice Chevalier # 9: What Danish physicist and a Nobel laureate made basic contributions to the structure of the atom, alerted scientists in the U.S. in 1939 about Nazi Germany experiments on nuclear fission, escaped to Sweden during the Nazi occupation of Denmark and eventually to the U.S. where he joined in the development of the first atomic bomb? Niels Bohr
       # 10: Who was born in Budapest, Hungary, educated in Germany, became an American citizen in 1941, participated in the Manhattan project with Enrico Fermi and other top scientists in the 1940s and is considered the principal architect of America’s hydrogen bomb? Edward Teller # 11: Where was Enrico Fermi born? He was the winner of the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics, instrumental in creating the first controlled nuclear fission chain reaction at the University of Chicago in 1942 (which helped pave the way for America’s development of the atomic bomb despite being strongly opposed to the development of the hydrogen bomb.) Rome, Italy # 12: What American industrialist was born in Scotland, immigrated to the U.S., was employed as a bobbin boy at a cotton mill in Pennsylvania, and after the Civil War became a steel tycoon, eventually controlling 25% of American iron and steel production? He sold his company to U.S. Steel Corporation in 1899 for $250 million. At the age of 33 he had an annual income of $50,000. Andrew Carnegie # 13: Who was born in Germany, one of the most acclaimed novelists of the 20th Century, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929? Exiled himself from Germany upon Hitler’s ascension to power in 1933. Lived in Switzerland and emigrated to the U.S. Became a U.S. citizen in 1944, returned to Switzerland in 1953 where he died in 1955. Thomas Mann # 14: Where was the first “American saint” born? In 1880 she founded the order of Sisters of the Sacred Heart and Pope Leo XIII sent her to America to work with the immigrants in New York. She became an American citizen in 1909, was beatified in 1938 and canonized in 1946, becoming the first American saint. She founded sixty-seven schools, hospitals and orphanages, one for every year of her life. Saint Frances X. Cabrini (“Mother Cabrini”,) was born in San Angelo, Italy # 15: Where was Marcus Garvey, founder of the United Negro Improvement League born? He is credited with being the foremost proponent of the “Back to Africa” movement in the U.S. In 1919 founded the Black Star Line, a steamship company to transport American blacks back to their ancestral homeland in Africa. After being arrested for mail fraud, he served time in prison after which he was deported to Jamaica. Jamaica # 16: Irving Berlin, born in 1888, composed some of the best loved American songs of all time, including “White Christmas,” “Easter Parade” and “God Bless America.” Among his stage productions are “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Top Hat” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” In 1955, President Eisenhower presented him with a Congressionally-authorized medal for his many patriotic songs. Where was he born? Russia  # 17: What is the ancestry of Samuel George “Sammy” Davis, Jr., born in Bronx, Manhattan, New York City? His mother, Elvera Sánchez, was a Puerto Rican dancer, and his father, Sammy Davis Sr. was an African-American entertainer

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