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Al Hoffman

Author: Lida added 5-10-2012, 23:45
Al Hoffman
Al Hoffman was born on September 25, 1902 in Minsk, Russia (now Belarus). He moved with his parents to Seattle, Washington in the United States when he was 6.

Al Hoffman was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame since 1984, was a hit songwriter active in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, usually co-writing with others and responsible for number one hits through each decade, many of which are still sung and recorded today.

Ralph Lauren

Author: Lida added 30-09-2012, 16:13
Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lifschitz, October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer and business executive, best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand.

Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifschitz in the Bronx, New York, to Jewish immigrants, from Belarus: Fraydl Kotlar (from Grodno) and Frank Lifschitz (from Pinsk).

Wayne Douglas Gretzky

Author: Lida added 29-09-2012, 03:12
Wayne Douglas Gretzky
Wayne Douglas Gretzky was born on January, 29, 1961. He is a canadian hockey player of Belorussian origin, center forward, one of the most well-known athletes of XX century. The greatest hockey player of all times. From 1978-1988 he played for the club, "Edmonton Oilers", which four times won the Stanley Cup. In the National Hockey League, where Gretzky was nicknamed "the Great One", he set a record 61 times and won the League individual prizes (including 9 most valuable player awards and 10 - scorer of the season). He was among five athletes which set the Olympic flame afire in 2010 in Vancouver. He went into the Team of the Century «Centennial All-Star Team» of International Ice Hockey Federation.

Miss Belarus, which Belarusians do not know

Author: Lida added 22-09-2012, 10:37
Miss Belarus, which Belarusians do not know
Daria Patkova, 20-year-old Miss Belarus, was crowned Miss All Nations 2012 in Najing, China.

Daria Patkova is not a Belarusian, she has lived all her life in Russia in Ulyanovsk. Two years ago people started talking about her in the first time, when a student of economic faculty Dasha Patkova won "Miss Ulyanovsk" title.

Marc Chagall

Author: Lida added 17-09-2012, 23:42
Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall was an artist associated with several major artistic styles and one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He was an early modernist, and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.

Marc Chagall, born Moishe Shagal, was born in Liozna, near the city of Vitebsk (Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire) in 1887.

Chaim Azriel Weizmann

Author: Lida added 12-09-2012, 23:58
Chaim Azriel Weizmann
Chaim Azriel Weizmann (November 1874 – 9 November 1952) was a Zionist leader, President of the Zionist Organization, and the first President of the State of Israel. He was elected on 1 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952.

Weizmann was also a chemist who developed the ABE-process, which produces acetone through bacterial fermentation. He founded the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

Stanislau Halakcijonau

Author: Lida added 10-09-2012, 23:51
Stanislau Halakcijonau
Stanislau Halakcijonau studied molecular biology, worked with the first computer, which was preparing a program on the biology associated with determining the structures of molecules, when the topic was a totally new and highly relevant. He became one of the founders of the discipline, which is now called molecular modeling. Halakcijonau began work at the Institute of Biology, National Academy of Sciences, in Belarus, where around him, when he was just PhD, spontaneously gathered a group of young scientists who quickly gained acceptance in the scientific community.

Sofia Grojsman

Author: Lida added 5-09-2012, 22:35
Sofia Grojsman
Sofia Grojsman is one of the best perfumers in the world. She established more than 20 formulas of the 30 most popular names of perfumes, colognes, eau de toilette and laundry detergent. There are the following among them: Paris and Yvresse by Yves Saint Laurent, Eternity for Women by Calvin Klein, symbolizing femininity Tresor by Lancome, as well as many famous Estee Lauder perfume. Sofia also created odor emollient wash Downy, which housewives liked a lot. But the most interesting thing is that Sophia came from Belarus and now she has made the spirits which devotes her homeland.

Louis Burt Mayer

Author: Lida added 3-09-2012, 23:52

Louis Burt Mayer
Louis Burt Mayer (July 12, 1884 – October 29, 1957) born Lazar Meir was a Canadian American film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the "star system" within Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in its golden years. Known always as Louis B. Mayer and often simply as "L.B.", he believed in wholesome entertainment and went to great lengths so that MGM had "more stars than there are in the heavens".

He was born possibly on July 12, 1884, in a Jewish family in Minsk, Russian Empire.

Irving Berlin

Author: Lida added 28-08-2012, 16:39
Irving Berlin
The song “God bless America”, which became, in fact, the unofficial anthem of the United States, has been written by immigrant from Belarus, Israel Berlin.

There are several possibilities concerning his birth city. It could be Tyumen (Tumen) or any one of several villages near the city of Mogilyov, Belarus. His father, a cantor in a synagogue, uprooted the family to America, as did many other Jewish families in the late 19th century. In 1893 they settled in New York City.