Famous People Of The Fifties  

There are many famous and influential people who came from different fields and became famous in 50’s generation. This is merely a short list of famous people from different walks of lives who make their mark in 1950s.

Famous People of the Fifties:

Harry S. Truman: Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. He became the 33rd President of America and held the prestigious office from 1945 to 1953. In 1950s most American did not expect that Harry Truman would become one of their most highly regarded presidents. It was during the World War II he became famous in history for dropping atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and August 9, 1945. Following that Japan surrendered on August. Truman did so to defeat the Axis power.

Marilyn Monroe: Marilyn Monroe (real name Norma Jeanie Mortenson or Baker) was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. She defined the very essence of screen sexuality. The 1950s proved to be a good decade for Marilyn Monroe. She became famous in 1950s for her films “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), “How to marry a Millionaire” (1953) and “Some like It Hot” (1959).She was married to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller. She died due to an overdose of sleeping pills; her death was classified as “probable suicide” after the autopsy.

Elizabeth Taylor: Elizabeth Taylor (better known as much-married star of Cleopatra) was born on February 27, 1932 in London, England. She rose to fame and became popular in 50’s for her films” A place in the sun” (1951), Giant (1956), and Cleopatra (1963). She also won Oscar Award for “Who’s is Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” (1966)  and “Butterfield” (1962). Taylor was also been active in fundraising in the fifties for AIDS related causes.

Arthur Miller: Arthur Miller (Best known as author of death of a Salesman) was born on October 17, 1915 in New York city and was a leading American dramatist who is best known work “Death of the salesman” won the Pulitzer Prize. Miller’s fame increased especially in 1956 when he married Marilyn Monroe. In 1956, Miller was awarder honorary Degree at the university of Michigan but also called before the house Committee on un-American like activities. In 1958, the United States Court of Appeals overturned the conviction.

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