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32 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Born in Ukraine

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Isaac Babel
> Known as: Author, playwright, “the greatest prose writer of Russian Jewry”
> Birth year: 1894 (d. 1940)
> Birthplace: Odessa

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Wilhelm Reich
> Known as: Controversial doctor and psychoanalyst
> Birth year: 1897 (d. 1957)
> Birthplace: Dobzau, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, Austria-Hungary (now Dobrianychi, Ukraine)

Golda Meir
> Known as: Fourth prime minister of Israel, first female head of state in the Middle East
> Birth year: 1898 (d. 1978)
> Birthplace: Kyiv

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Louis “Kid” Kaplan
> Known as: Hall of Fame boxer, 1925 world featherweight champion
> Birth year: 1901 (d. 1097)
> Birthplace: Kyiv

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Lee Strasberg
> Known as: Actor, director, drama teacher (“the father of method acting in America”)
> Birth year: 1901 (d. 1982)
> Birthplace: Budzanów, Poland (now Budaniv, Ukraine)

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