CitizenPath recognizes birthdays this week for famous, respected and accomplished Americans with immigrant roots:
Leó Szilárd (February 11, 1898 – May 30, 1964) was a Hungarian American physicist and inventor that conceived the nuclear chain reaction and co-patented the idea of a nuclear reactor.
Leslie Nielsen (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010) was a Canadian American actor and comedian who appeared in more than two hundred films and television programs.
Eva Gabor (February 11, 1919 – July 4, 1995) was a Hungarian American socialite and actress. She was widely known for her role on the 1965 to 1971 television sitcom Green Acres.
Willem Johan “Pim” Kolff (February 14, 1911 – February 11, 2009) was a Dutch American pioneer of hemodialysis and inventor of the artificial kidney.