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Historic(al) Americans and their ties with Poland/Poles


Lyzko 29 | 7,275
25 Jul 2019 #31
No idea. News anchor?
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
25 Jul 2019 #32
Yes, a reporter who made a few important interviews and visits.
Lyzko 29 | 7,275
25 Jul 2019 #33
Of Polish heritage then, perhaps?
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
25 Jul 2019 #34
Of course. Her father became famous after she retold his story to people .
kaprys 3 | 2,505
25 Jul 2019 #35
Rita Cosby - I cheated :)

Now mine is interesting and really vaguely connected to Poland but still :D



OP pawian 176 | 14,299
25 Jul 2019 #36
Yes, Rita Cosby, her father was a Polish Warsaw insurgent Kossobudzki, she published his story.

Yours looks like a singer to me. Of course not Tina Turner, but another one. :) Janet Jackson has similar hairdo but it isn`t her.
Lyzko 29 | 7,275
25 Jul 2019 #37
While we're still on the subject, her former radio host, Curtis Sliwa, is half-Polish, half-Italian/Sicilian! Current replacement, Juliette Huddy's half Polish too.

:-)
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,721
26 Jul 2019 #38
I can't believe no one mentioned Ted Kaczynski and Kuklisnki yet....
Lyzko 29 | 7,275
26 Jul 2019 #39
Ted Knight simply translated the Polish word for his last name into English:-)
He was though somewhat sensitive regarding 'Polish jokes'.
Once on Carson way back in the '80's, he appeared on the show alongside Buddy Hackett,
who typically made some sort of gaff and asked the show's host if he could tell this great
Polish joke he'd just heard, to which Ted Knight sharply retorted (although keeping up a
winning smile and calm), "Why don't you tell it in Polish?"

Buddy Hackett looked kind of chagrinned and ended up changing the subject.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
26 Jul 2019 #40
I can't believe no one mentioned Ted Kaczynski and Kuklisnki yet....

Oh, you are as impatient as a young male on the third date. :):) Come on, we have plenty of time, one at a time, not all of them packed into one post.

Whenever I heard the name of this man on the radio, I smiled.



Lyzko 29 | 7,275
26 Jul 2019 #41
George Peppard played a Polish-American detective in an older TV series once, and even he caught a lot of nasty flack for the character being Polish.
dolnoslask 6 | 3,541
26 Jul 2019 #42
Polish-American

Banacek I remember it well , the opening scene was him rowing a boat .
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
26 Jul 2019 #43
Are you talking about my last photo? If so, then no. It isn`t Peppard aka Banaczek.
Hint - I said: on the radio.
Lyzko 29 | 7,275
27 Jul 2019 #44
Yes, that was the series! It prompted one reviewer unfortunately to remark, that it seemed as though
the new breed of TV detectives all had some handicap, in the case of Columbo, it was his eyesight, in the case of Banaczek,
his being Polish was enough of a handicapLOL

This jibe wasn't funny back then, and it isn't funny now either.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
27 Jul 2019 #45
So, the last picture is Peter Cetera, a singer with Polish roots, first in the band Chicago, then solo career. . Whenever I heard his name on the radio decades ago, I smiled cause it reminded me of a setter, dog breed.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cetera

PS. Explanation - historic or historical doesn`t mean those people should be dead. Living ones are also worth talking about, but they must be known, of course.

Who is she?



OP pawian 176 | 14,299
8 Feb 2020 #46
Why is this grey haired American man in Poland?



Trump4Eva
8 Feb 2020 #47
A Jewish-American millionaire sniffing around for reparations, of course.

Every. Single. Time.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
8 Feb 2020 #48
Yes, Bob Sanders. :)

Hello, welcome back. Again unregistered? Family traditions? :)
Trump4Eva
8 Feb 2020 #49
Bernie's family traditions? The running joke is that he spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union (literally) and never came back! :)

Oh, but you say that he is a critic of Putin and Russia (just like you)! :)

Yes, he is a critic of Putin and Russia but not Stalin and the USSR (just like you)! :)
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
8 Feb 2020 #50
No, you misunderstood me. I meant strong family traditions of yours when you regularly come back under various nicks and always unregistered, my dear, originally known as ShtonBrits. hahaha
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
8 Feb 2020 #51
Yes, Bob Sanders. :)

I was so engaged in conversation with our temperamental friend that I forgot to add that Bob Sander`s father was a Polish Jew emigree 100 years ago.
kaprys 3 | 2,505
9 Feb 2020 #52
@pawian
The photo I posted was of Oprah. She was born in a town called Kosciusko -or something like that; )

Who's the lady in the black and white photo?



Lenka 3 | 2,561
9 Feb 2020 #53
Hot lips :)
kaprys 3 | 2,505
9 Feb 2020 #54
@Lenka
Yes :)

I read her family's Polish name was originally Szwed - I wonder if they wanted to translate it to Swede and ended up with Swit; )

Looking for a photo of hers I came across an article where she says her grandma would say dużo rosnij and that makes me wonder if she doesn't remember it well or if her grandma already spoke 'American Polish' -thinking of all the bushas over there.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
1 Apr 2020 #55
Do you recognise that guy with Polish roots?



OP pawian 176 | 14,299
2 Apr 2020 #56
He committed a peculiar crime. Some people condemned and other praised him for that. Was sentenced to death but died before the execution.
jon357 66 | 17,035
4 Apr 2020 #57
It looks like the guy who shot Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he called Jack Ruby, a sort of gangster?

What about this guy? Something in common with Ruby, and also with roots in Poland...



Dirk diggler 9 | 4,721
4 Apr 2020 #58
Why is this grey haired American man in Poland?

Poles despise Bernie Sanders. His family took out a bunch of loans, screwed a bunch of people over and ran off to the USA. Very typical of the tiny hat tribe.

Oh, you are as impatient as a young male on the third date

Third date? Seriously rofl!!! Way too long - again... that's pedestal type thinking...
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
4 Apr 2020 #59
Was he called Jack Ruby

Yes! His parents were Jews born in Poland.

Something in common with Ruby, and also with roots in Poland...

Leon Czołgosz, killed president McKinley.

Poles despise Bernie Sanders

Which Poles?
jon357 66 | 17,035
4 Apr 2020 #60
Here's another famous Polish-American. Do you know who it is?





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