Tony Curtis, seen in 2008,  was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor in 1958  for his portrayal of a white racist escaped convict in The Defiant Ones. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Veteran director Arthur Penn (pictured at the Berlin Film Festival in 2007) died Sept. 28. He was the guiding hand on classic movies including The Miracle Worker and Bonnie and Clyde. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lady in blue: Gloria Stuart arrives at the 70th Annual Academy Awards wearing one of the world's biggest blue diamonds -- a tribute, courtesy of jeweler Harry Winston, to the signature gem her character tossed into the sea in Titanic. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Witold Pilecki got into Auschwitz before almost anyone in the outside world knew what was really going on there. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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