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James Last (also known as "Hansi", born Hans Last; 17 April 1929 – 9 June 2015) was a German composer and big band leader of The James Last Orchestra. Initially a jazz bassist (Last won the award for "best bassist in Germany in each of the years 1950 - 1952), his trademark "happy music" made his numerous albums best-sellers in Germany and the United Kingdom, with 65 of his albums reaching the charts in the UK alone. His composition "Happy Heart" became an international success in interpretations by Andy Williams and Petula Clark.
Barbara Sukowa (born 2 February 1950) is a German theatre and film actress. She is best known for her work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder as well as her work with Margarethe von Trotta which spans over 3 decades and 7 films.
Angelique Kerber (born 18 January 1988) is a German-Polish professional tennis player.
Ilona Marita Lorenz (born August 18, 1939 in Bremen) is a German woman who had an affair with Fidel Castro in 1959 and in January 1960 was involved in an assassination attempt by the CIA on Castro's life.
Fregattenkapitän Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (11 December 1911 – 18 April 1986) was a German naval officer and submarine commander during World War II. He was sixth among the top ten Aces of the Deep during the Battle of the Atlantic against the Allies, in terms of tonnage of merchant ships sunk. He commanded four U-boats, and his most notable and successful tour was commanding the U-96 a Type VIIC U-boat, which gained widespread recognition when one of its patrols was documented and publicized by an accompanying war correspondent Lothar-Günther Buchheim. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub) for his achievements as a U-boat commander. The story of the U-96 was eventually made into a mini-series and film called Das Boot, in which he was portrayed by Jürgen Prochnow.
Hans Biebow (December 18, 1902 – April 24, 1947) was the chief of German Nazi administration of the Łódź Ghetto in occupied Poland.
Meret Becker (born 15 January 1969) is a German actress and singer.
Bärbel Schäfer (born 16 December 1963 in Bremen) is a German television presenter and talk show host.
Hans Dreier (August 21, 1885 – October 24, 1966) was a film art director.
Bernhard Carl "Bert" Trautmann, OBE (22 October 1923 – 19 July 2013) was a German professional footballer who played for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964.
Kai Warner was the stage name of Werner Last (October 27, 1926 - July 9, 1982), a German bandleader and musician, and the brother of James Last and Robert Last.
Edmund "Ed" Kuepper (born 20 December 1955, Bremen, West Germany) is an Australian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He co-founded the punk band The Saints (1973–78), the experimental post-punk group Laughing Clowns (1979–85) and the grunge-like The Aints (1991–94). He has also recorded over a dozen albums as a solo artist using a variety of backing bands. His highest charting solo album, Honey Steel's Gold, appeared in November 1991 and reached No. 28 on the ARIA Albums Chart. His other top 50 albums are Black Ticket Day (August 1992), Serene Machine (March 1993) and Character Assassination (August 1994). At the ARIA Music Awards of 1993 he won Best Independent Release for Black Ticket Day and won the same category in 1994 for Serene Machine.
Ben Becker (born 19 December 1964 in Bremen) is a German film and theatre actor.
Emma of Lesum or Emma of Stiepel (also known as Hemma and Imma) (ca. 975-980 – 3 December 1038) was a countess popularly venerated as a saint for her good works; she is also the first female inhabitant of Bremen to be known by name.
Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (German: Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prinz von Preußen; born 10 June 1976), is the current head of the Royal House of Hohenzollern, the former ruling dynasty of the German Empire and of the Kingdom of Prussia. He is the great-great-grandson and historic heir of Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, who was deposed and went into exile upon Germany's defeat in World War I in 1918.
Heinz Linge (23 March 1913 – 9 March 1980) was an SS officer who served as a valet for German dictator Adolf Hitler. Linge was present in the Führerbunker on 30 April 1945, when Hitler shot himself.
Christa Tordy (June 30, 1904 – April 28, 1945) was a German film actress. She was discovered while visiting her cousin Mady Christians in Berlin, and briefly became a leading star before retiring after marrying Harry Liedtke. She was assassinated along with her husband by the Soviet Red Army during its invasion of Germany during World War II.
Carl David Tolmé Runge (1856–1927) was a German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist.
Sven Regener, born January 1, 1961 in Bremen, is a German musician and writer living in Berlin. In 1982 he recorded his first LP with the band Zatopek and in 1984 he joined Neue Liebe. In 1985 he founded the Berlin band Element of Crime together with Jakob Friderichs. He writes almost all their lyrics as well as playing trumpet.
Gerry Wolff (23 June 1920 – 16 February 2005) was a German actor. He was born in Bremen, Germany and died in Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany.
Benjamin Yavuzsoy (born 1980 Bremen) is a German artist.
Corinna May (born 10 October 1970 in Bremen, Germany as Corinna Meyer) is a blind singer from Germany. She is best known for competing in the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "I Can't Live Without Music".
Andreas Kunze (1952; Bremen – 8 April 2010; Essen) was a German actor and photographer.
Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz (29 September 1904, Bremen – 16 February 1973) was an attache for Nazi Germany who warned the Danish Jews about their intended deportation during the German Second World War occupation of Denmark in 1943 and arranged for their reception in Sweden. It is estimated that he prevented the deportation of 95% of Denmark's Jews in the resulting rescue of the Danish Jews.