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Some say she was the real life Betty Boop (but new sources point to African American entertainer Baby Esther).... Actress Helen Kane, the inspiration for the Betty Boop cartoons, never received royalties or credit for them. A striking and unique performer who began in Vaudeville, she was "too 20s" for the 30s and sadly her career fizzled.

Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.