December 1947: Arabs Burn U.S. Embassy; Lubitsch Dies at 55

L.A. Times, 1947

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Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

Ernst Lubitsch dies at his home in Bel-Air. He is 55.

Quote of the day: “Why not? I have nothing to go home to. My mother died when I was 16. My two brothers and a sister are in an orphanage. I have a job at home that pays $12 a week. What have I to live for?”

Audie Murphy, who was awarded a Medal of Honor for climbing on a tank destroyer that was set on fire by a direct hit and using the .50-caliber machine gun to repel a German advance, single-handedly killing dozens of enemy soldiers.

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One Response to December 1947: Arabs Burn U.S. Embassy; Lubitsch Dies at 55

  1. JAMES says:

    Mark Hellinger died the same day as Ernst Lubitsch and in the same hospital.

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