Isidor Straus

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Birthday
6, 1845
Birthplace
Otterberg, Germany
Death Date
Apr 15, 1912 (67)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1845
Birthplace
Otterberg, Germany
Death Date
Apr 15, 1912 (67)

About

Former co-owner of Macy's department store and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Before Fame

He emigrated from Germany to the United States when he was a boy.

Trivia

He died on the RMS Titanic, which sunk after hitting an iceberg.

Family Life

His wife Ida refused to leave him by getting on a lifeboat and thus died with him on the RMS Titanic.

Associated With

He was depicted kissing and holding his wife in their bed as their stateroom flooded with water in James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic from 1997.