List of Croatian Americans

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This is a list of notable Croatian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Croatian American or must have references showing they are Croatian American and are notable.

Academics[edit]

Artists[edit]

Entertainers[edit]

Actors[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Screenwriters, directors, and producers[edit]

Inventors and engineers[edit]

Military personnel[edit]

  • Sylvester Antolak - US Army Sergeant, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Paul William Bucha - US Army Captain, recipient of the Medal of Honor; highly decorated American Vietnam War veteran; foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
  • Louis Cukela - US Army Corporal and US Marine Corps Major, among very few two-time recipients of the Medal of Honor; recipient of the Silver Star; highly decorated veteran
  • Rade Grbitch - US Navy, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Ron Kovic - US Marine Corps, Vietnam War veteran; peace activist
  • Leonard Matlovich - US Air Force, recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star; Vietnam War veteran and first publicly gay person to appear on TIME magazine's cover
  • James I. Mestrovitch - US Army Sergeant, WWII recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Michael J. Novosel - US Army Chief Warrant Officer, recipient of the Medal Of Honor; veteran of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War
  • Peter Tomich (Petar Herceg 'Tonić') - US Navy Chief Watertender, WWII recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • John J. Tominac - US Army First Lieutenant, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Albert Vadas - US Navy, recipient of the Medal of Honor

Politicians[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Sportspersons[edit]

Writers[edit]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Biography for Rick Rossovich at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Tony Butala
  4. ^ Michael Matijevic
  5. ^ Johnny Mercer
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  9. ^ http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Bu-Dr/Croatian-Americans.html
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  11. ^ http://www.internationalspecialreports.com/europe/01/croatia/oncaphill.html
  12. ^ Croatian ancestry politicians - The Political Graveyard
  13. ^ http://www.radanovich.org/bio.html
  14. ^ http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/VincentMatthewSarich.html
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  27. ^ Biography for Gene Rayburn at the Internet Movie Database
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  29. ^ "Najmlađa Najmlađa Miss Amerike ima hrvatske korijene" (in Croatian). Večernji list. 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  30. ^ http://www.fanunity.com/vanna-white/bio.php