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Famous Polish people (that we have actually heard of)

isthatu2 4 | 2,694
8 May 2009 #151
Whats this RAF day or what?

VE Day :)
z_darius 14 | 3,960
8 May 2009 #152
On the flip side, the killed German pilot would not come back flying a new plane, to kill more Brits.

The experience Polish pilots had was from Poland, and I'm pretty sure Poles applied exactly the same "honor code" towards Germans that Germans applied towards them.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,437
8 May 2009 #153
Poles have had their fair share of "Warhols" (only Poles will understand that)

why did you put it in past tense?
Ironside 50 | 12,467
9 May 2009 #154
Maybe combat experienced they had more to fight for, id imagie many had lost loved ones, their homes their country for Gods sake.

Something for you to read.,Ksiazki_nauki-spoleczne_Question-of-Honor-The-Forgotten-Polish-Heroes-of-World-War.html - 53k - Kopia - Podobne strony
pussycatsbear 1 | 42
9 Jun 2009 #155
famous polish people

Don't you ever forget, Pope John Paul II who has made Poland very populat indeed. !
Steveramsfan 2 | 306
29 Nov 2009 #156
Nov 29, 09, 15:20 - Thread attached on merging:
Historically Famous Polish people

I knew Copurnicus and Chopin were Polish but I just found out Marie Curie was of Polish decent too.

How many more historically famous people are of polish decent?
sadieann 2 | 205
29 Nov 2009 #157
Marie Curie, is a fascinating Polish woman from Warsaw, Poland. Maria Sklodowska defied the conventions of a woman of her time. She studied Physics and Mathematics at the Sorbonne. Together with her husband made one of the greatest breakthroughs in 20th century science. In 1903, awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering Radium.

The challenge of research, the triumph of achievement and their profound love made it a thrilling pursuit and accomplishment.
29 Nov 2009 #158
I read somewhere that Pierre Curie only married her because she was a genius and he wanted to leach on her ideas. He started helping her and paid her attention only after she did her discovery and was working on her thesis already.
beckski 12 | 1,611
29 Nov 2009 #159
I was watching a legends of jazz program on television yesterday. The drummer in an orchestra was Polish-American, named Gene Krupa. Boy did he do a fantastic job of hitting those drums.

Actor Robert Conrad (aka Konrad Robert Falkowski.)
He was superb in his heyday.
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 11,952
7 Dec 2009 #160
Konrad Robert Falkowski

Ahem....again one of those germolish mongrels!

...Conrad was born as Robert Conrad Falk (some sources indicate Conrad Robert Falk) in Chicago, Illinois. [1] He is of English, German and Polish descent.

emkat7 - | 6
26 May 2010 #161
Looks like this discussion ended a year ago.. too bad, can we resurrect it? :) My company has actually been researching this subject and we started a page on facebook called Polish American Celebs dedicated to featuring PolAms in art, film, literature, sports, business etc. (Of course we will get to the 'basics' like Copernicus and Kosciusko too.) It's an exciting (down time) project... and I would love to get opinions and suggestions from you all! Thanks for reading!
26 May 2010 #162
Stanislaw Wyspianski, impressionist painter & stain-glass artist.

Wyspiański was a painter but he was never an impressionist painter.

Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi is 3/4 Polish.

Kosciusko too.) It's an exciting

Would be even more exciting if you spell his name correctly.
nincompoop_not 2 | 192
26 May 2010 #163
Pola Negri
Stephanie Powell (if anybody knows her)
the guy who plays Stephan in the Vampires Diaries (he's reaaaly sweet!)
plenty of others connected to the film industry - and the beginning of film industry in the USA
current ones - ALan Stark I think is his current name in the USA...two times winner for costume design -Schindler's List being one of them? cant remember the second one

as for you, I suggest to start with Stella Walsh, my uni friend's great aunt, disqualified during some athlete thingy in Poland and being taken for a man on many occasions
emkat7 - | 6
26 May 2010 #164
Kościuszko, is that better.. a typo, I did go to Polish school. (But glad you noticed.) Already have Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Ed Kowalczyk, Pola Negri, Stephanie Powell, Jane Krakowski, Bonnie Hunt, Christine Baranski, Jane Kaczmarek, Paul Wesley (Wasilewski)--Vampire Diaries and many others. Why don't you check out the FB celeb page? There should be no typos there... ;) And I would love to get some more feedback on our progress!
pgtx 29 | 3,136
26 May 2010 #165
glamorous Facebook...

emkat7 - | 6
26 May 2010 #166
I tried but I guess I'm not allowed to post a link... if you go to facebook, you can find the page under: "Polish American Celebs" in the search window.
nincompoop_not 2 | 192
26 May 2010 #167

didnt check those few pages before I answered and you talk to me FB??

I'll have a look if dont have to join the group/whatever
but good luck with the project
26 May 2010 #168
if you go to facebook, you can find the page under: "Polish American Celebs" in the search window.

Thanks for the invitation but maybe another time.
emkat7 - | 6
26 May 2010 #169
Thanks.. and not looking for people to join, this is just a fun project (albeit time consuming~there are many famous Polish Americans out there!). My post was also in answer to the initial one here "Famous Polish people - we've actually heard of." (I'm Polish American so that's why I'm personally focusing on famous PolAms.) Just thought folks out there would find our research interesting and would like to offer comments/suggestions! We already have too many listed with photos/bios and how exactly they are 'Polish' to post them all here.

P.S. We have Stella/Stanislawa listed as well, BTW!
TheJuggernaut - | 1
26 May 2010 #170
In Politics:

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski is of Polish descent

In Sports:

Sebastian Janikowski
Mariusz Pudzianowski (surprised no one mentioned him, since he's one of the most famous strongmen in history)
Krzysztof Oliwa
Mariusz Czerkawski
Wojtec Wolski

Wayne Gretzky, Ed Olczyk, Bryan Smolinski, James Wisniewski, Lee Stempniak, Mike Komisarek, Travis Zajac, Brian Rafalski, and Daniel Tzaczuk are all of Polish descent.

Maybe all of these people aren't famous, but anyone who follows hockey to some extent should ahve heard of most of these names.
richasis 1 | 418
26 May 2010 #172
A Roman Polanski 'Wannabe'.

^ Of course, that would be Andrew Luster, but still. ^ :)
16 Aug 2011 #173
I think, you should think about ur attitude here, i mean ur last entry was only a slightly bit offensive. I cannot find any reference to whever someone called u a nazi or a fuckin bratwurst, so hey, chill, coz otherwise people here cannot have a discussion about the facts but their nationality.

There were actually polonized Germans, it might a bit more difficult to determine whether he was Polish or German. Given the current circumstances i dont we all can be SURE what he was.

Its fair enough u have got ur opinion, but u cannot suggest to ppl that they gotta read more books or are not a good example of the chanuks....i mean WFT? Who r u to judge whether she is a good or a bad example.

Take the chip off ur shoulder and refocus on the fact. No need to comment on ppls background....ansonsten bleibste ne bratwurst,...und bratwuerste koennen nicht denken.
14 Nov 2011 #174
Roman Polanski, a film director
15 Nov 2011 #175
Juliette Binoche, polish-french (honored citizen of Częstochowa)
Jane Krakowski, "Ally McBeal" - polish father
Matt Pokora, french-polish
Jerry Springer, parents from Szczecinek
Ivonne Strachovsky, "Chuck", "The killer elite"
Jared Padalecki, "Supernatural"
Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network" , parents polish jew - both from Szczecin

and of course Chuck Norris :P
Wroclaw 44 | 5,366
15 Nov 2011 #176
Jerry Springer, parents from Szczecinek

jerry is a former brit and his folks were from germany
15 Nov 2011 #177
his folks were from germany

what city exacly??
ShawnH 8 | 1,491
20 Mar 2013 #178
Angela Merkel. Quarter Polish.
DominicB - | 2,707
20 Mar 2013 #179
what city exacly??

Neustettin, which is now in Poland and called Szczecinek. His family immigrated before it became Polish, so it would be deceptive to say that he has any connection with Poland.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,146
20 Mar 2013 #180
and of course Chuck Norris :P

Rather not... but Charles Bronson was Polish.

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