Official list of oldest living people in Showbusiness

by TheDutchViewer | last updated - 05 Mar 2013 | Public

From 1907 til 1925. Any suggestions or comments are welcome. Please leave me a message on: https://twitter.com/TheDutchViewer

Last up-date: March 5, 2013 Reason for last up-date: Death of María Asquerino

Recent death(s):

María Asquerino (November 25, 1925 - February 27, 2013) 87 Dale Robertson (July 14, 1923 - February 27, 2013) 89 Carmen Montejo (May 26, 1925 - February 25, 2013) 87 Bob Godfrey (May 27, 1921 - February 22, 2013) 91 Milt Hoffman (1922/1923? - February 21, 2013) 90 Joaquín Cordero (August 16, 1922 - February 19, 2013) 90 Donald Richie (April 17, 1924 – February 19, 2013) 88 Richard Collins (July 20, 1914 – February 14, 2013) 98 John Ammonds (May 21, 1924 – February 13, 2013) 88 Tekin Akmansoy (January 20, 1924 – February 12, 2013) 89 Petro Vlahos (August 20, 1916 – February 10, 2013) 96 Stuart Freeborn (September 5, 1914 – February 5, 2013) 98

Recent addition(s):

Run Run Shaw (November 23, 1907) Harry Lewis (April 1, 1920) Don Kennedy (June 8, 1920) Kathryn Adams (July 15, 1920) Ruth Terry (October 21, 1920) Joe Kirkwood Jr. (November 15, 1920) Betty Jaynes (February 12, 1921) Jane Adams (August 7, 1921) Matt Mattox (August 18, 1921) Virginia Belmont (September 20, 1921) Peter Hansen (December 5, 1921) Ray Anthony (January 20, 1922) William Phipps (February 4, 1922) Stewart Stern (March 22, 1922) Margia Dean (April 7, 1922) Audrey Long (April 14, 1922) Monica Lewis (May 5, 1922) Umberto Raho (June 4, 1922) Dick Smith (June 26, 1922) Kay Starr (July 21, 1922) Norman Lear (July 27, 1922)

1. Miguel Morayta

Director | El mártir del Calvario

Miguel Morayta was born on August 15, 1907 in Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain as Miguel Morayta Martínez. He was a director and writer, known for El mártir del Calvario (1952), Vagabunda (1950) and Camino del infierno (1951). He died on June 19, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Spanish director/screenwriter Born: August 15, 1907 Age: 105

2. Run Run Shaw

Producer | Xiao sha xing

Run Run Shaw was born in Shanghai, China on October 4, 1907. He went into the filming industry with his brother, Runme Shaw, and established the Shaw Organization in 1926 and the Shaw Studios (formerly South Seas Film studio) in 1930. In 1967, Shaw established the famous Television Broadcasts ...

Hong Kong producer Born: November 23, 1907 Age: 105

3. Manoel de Oliveira

Director | Je rentre à la maison

Manoel de Oliveira was born on December 11, 1908 in Oporto, Portugal as Manoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira. He was a director and writer, known for Je rentre à la maison (2001), Os Canibais (1988) and Gebo et l'ombre (2012). He was married to Maria Isabel Brandão de Meneses de Almeida ...

Portuguese director/screenwriter Born: December 11, 1908 Age: 104

4. Leila Danette

Actress | Law & Order

Leila Danette was born on August 23, 1909 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. She was an actress, known for Law & Order (1990), Running on Empty (1988) and Third Watch (1999). She died on September 4, 2012.

American actress Born: August 23, 1909 Age: 103

5. Stein Grieg Halvorsen

Actor | Fru Inger til Østråt

Stein Grieg Halvorsen was born on October 19, 1909 in Oslo, Norway as Halvor Bernt Stein Grieg Halvorsen. He was an actor, known for Fru Inger til Østråt (1975), Peer Gynt (1993) and The Bachelor Father (1935). He was married to Vibe Falk and Else Thaulow. He died on November 11, 2013.

Norwegian actor Born: October 19, 1909 Age: 103

6. Carla Laemmle

Actress | The Adventures of Frank Merriwell

Carla Laemmle was born on October 20, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rebekah Isabelle Laemmle. She is known for her work on The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936), The Gate Crasher (1928) and A Sad State of Affairs (2013). She died on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

American actress Born: October 20, 1909 Age: 103

7. Luise Rainer

Actress | The Great Ziegfeld

Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a ...

German actress Born: January 12, 1910 Age: 103

8. Arthur Gardner

Producer | McQ

Jules V. Levy, Arthur Gardner and Arnold Laven met in 1943 in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Force; they were stationed at the Hal Roach Studios in Culver City, CA (with other notables such as Capt. Ronald Reagan, Capt. Clark Gable and Lt. William Holden, etc.), making training films...

American producer Born: June 7, 1910 Age: 102

9. Lupita Tovar

Actress | Drácula

Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Lupita Tovar appeared first in silent Fox films before making the move to Universal and co-starring in the Spanish-language version of 1930's "The Cat Creeps" (La voluntad del muerto (1930)). For the same producer, Czech-born Paul Kohner, she appeared as Eva Seward (the ...

Mexican actress Born: July 27, 1910 Age: 102

10. John Calvert

Actor | Dark Venture

John Calvert was born on August 5, 1911 in New Trenton, Indiana, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Dark Venture (1956), Gold Fever (1952) and Appointment with Murder (1948). He was married to Tammy and Ann Cornell. He died on September 27, 2013 in Lancaster, California, USA.

American actor/magician Born: August 5, 1911 Age: 101

11. Urho Harkola

Actor | Pikku Pietarin piha

Urho Harkola was born on September 13, 1911 in Tampere, Finland as Urho Fredrik Helin. He is an actor, known for Pikku Pietarin piha (1960), Katariina kaunis leski (1961) and Rakas Wenander (1966).

Finnish actor Born: September 13, 1911 Age: 101

12. Mary Carlisle

Actress | Tip-Off Girls

She was the standard prototype of the porcelain-pretty collegiate and starry-eyed romantic interest in a host of Depression-era films and although her name may not ring a bell to most, Mary Carlisle enjoyed a fairly solid decade in the cinematic limelight. The Boston-born, blue-eyed blonde was ...

American actress Born: February 3, 1912 Age: 101

13. Mártha Eggerth

Actress | Das Hofkonzert

From the day she was born Martha lived in a world of music. For sure her father was a banker but he was also an amateur pianist. As for her mother, she was a housewife but also a very talented opera singer who had given up her career for the joys of matrimony and motherhood. It does not come as a ...

Hungarian-American actress/singer Born: April 17, 1912 Age: 100

14. Zohra Segal

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan, better known as Zohra Sehgal, was born into a Sunni Muslim Rohilla Pathan family of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, on 27th April, 1912 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India. However, unlike most other children of traditional households, Zohra Sehgal was a tomboy, who ...

Indian actress Born: April 27, 1912 Age: 100

15. Ted Richmond

Producer | Papillon

Ted Richmond was born on June 10, 1910 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for Papillon (1973), Nightfall (1956) and Blind Spot (1947). He died on December 23, 2013 in Paris, France.

American producer Born: June 10, 1912 Age: 100

16. Wolfgang Suschitzky

Cinematographer | Ulysses

Wolfgang Suschitzky was born on August 29, 1912 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on Ulysses (1967), Worzel Gummidge (1979) and Theater of Blood (1973). He was married to Beatrice Cunningham, Ilona Suschitzky and Helena "Puck" Voute. He died on October 7, 2016 in London, England.

Austrian cinematographer Born: August 29, 1912 Age: 100

17. Louise Currie

Actress | Voodoo Man

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Louise Currie attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, became interested in acting and began taking courses at Max Reinhardt's drama school in Hollywood. Talent scouts spotted the aspiring actress in the acting workshop's stage productions and ...

American actress Born: April 7, 1913 Age: 99

18. Richard L. Bare

Director | 77 Sunset Strip

Richard L. Bare was born on August 12, 1913 in Turlock, California, USA as Richard Leland Bare. He was a director and writer, known for 77 Sunset Strip (1958), I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew (1968) and Wicked, Wicked (1973). He was married to Gloria Jean Bailey, Jeanne Evans, Julie Van ...

American director/writer Born: August 12, 1913 Age: 99

19. Herb Jeffries

Actor | The Bronze Buckaroo

This velvet-toned jazz baritone and sometime actor was (and perhaps still is) virtually unknown to white audiences. Yet, back in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Herb Jeffries was very big...in black-cast films. Today he is respected and remembered as a pioneer who broke down rusted-shut racial ...

American actor Born: September 24, 1913 Age: 99

20. Margery Mason

Actress | The Princess Bride

Margery Mason was born on September 27, 1913 in Hackney, London, England as Margery E. Mason. She was an actress, known for The Princess Bride (1987), Love Actually (2003) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). She was married to Peter Daminoff. She died on January 26, 2014 in Swiss ...

English actress Born: September 27, 1913 Age: 99

21. Ellen Albertini Dow

Actress | The Wedding Singer

The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, ...

American actress Born: November 16, 1913 Age: 99

22. Marc Platt

Actor | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

One of Hollywood's more high-flying dancers on film, dimpled, robust, fair-haired Marc Platt provided fancy footwork to a handful of "Golden Era" musicals but truly impressed in one vigorous 1950s classic.

Born to a musical family on December 2, 1913 in Pasadena, California as Marcel Emile Gaston ...

American actor Born: December 2, 1913 Age: 99

23. Olaf Pooley

Actor | The Adventures of Ben Gunn

He was born in Parkstone, Dorset, England. His father was English and his mother was Danish. Olaf was a student of architecture at the Architectural Association, London, and of painting at the Chelsea School of Art. In Paris, he studied under the tutelage of Marcel Grommaire, at the Acedemie ...

English actor Born: March 13, 1914 Age: 98

24. Shep Houghton

Actor | Dragnet

Born George Shephard Houghton on June 4, 1914, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Shep is the youngest of two sons born to George Henry Houghton and Mabell Viola Shephard. Far from being born into show business, his father was an insurance company representative who moved his family to Hollywood for business...

American actor Born: June 4, 1914 Age: 98

25. Gisèle Casadesus

Actress | Les aventures de Casanova

Gisèle Casadesus was born on June 14, 1914 in Paris, France as Gisèle Tatiana Casadesus. She was an actress, known for Loves of Casanova (1947), Paméla (1945) and Le grand appartement (2006). She was married to Lucien Pascal. She died on September 24, 2017 in Paris.

French actress Born: June 14, 1914 Age: 98

26. Irwin Corey

Actor | The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," was born on July 29, 1914, in Brooklyn, New York. He and his five siblings were wards of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, and during the Great Depression, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. Possessing brawn as well as brains, ...

American actor Born: July 29, 1914 Age: 98

27. Lydia Lamaison

Actress | Nano

Lydia Lamaison was born on August 5, 1914 in Mendoza, Argentina as Lidia Guastavino Lamaison. She was an actress, known for Nano (1994), La caída (1959) and Como vos & yo (1998). She was married to Oscar Soldati. She died on February 20, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentine actress Born: August 5, 1914 Age: 98

28. Michael D. Moore

Assistant_director | The War of the Worlds

Michael D. Moore was born on October 14, 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Michael Sheffield. He was an assistant director and actor, known for The War of the Worlds (1953), Willow (1988) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). He was married to Esther McNeill and Laurie Abdo. He died on ...

Canadian-American actor/director Born: October 14, 1914 Age: 98

29. Anna Wing

Actress | Son of Rambow

Anna Wing was born on October 30, 1914 in Hackney, London, England as Anna Eva Lydia Catherine Wing. She was an actress, known for Son of Rambow (2007), A Doll's House (1973) and Dog Eat Dog (2001). She was married to Peter Davey. She died on July 7, 2013 in Hackney.

English actress Born: October 30, 1914 Age: 98

30. Norman Lloyd

Actor | Dead Poets Society

Norman Lloyd was born Norman Perlmutter in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Sadie (Horowitz), a housewife and singer, and Max Perlmutter, a furniture store manager. His family was Jewish (from Hungary and Russia). He began his acting career in the theater, first "treading the boards" at Eva Le Gallienne...

American actor Born: November 8, 1914 Age: 98

31. Leslie H. Martinson

Director | Batman: The Movie

Prolific television director who started out as a columnist for The Boston Evening Transcript.

American director Born: January 16, 1915 Age: 98

32. Alicia Rhett

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Alicia Rhett was born on February 1, 1915 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as Mary Alicia Rhett. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939). She died on January 3, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

American actress/painter Born: February 1, 1915 Age: 98

33. Wally Cassell

Actor | White Heat

Wally Cassell was born on March 3, 1912 in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy as Oswaldo Castellano. He was an actor, known for White Heat (1949), Story of G.I. Joe (1945) and Sands of Iwo Jima (1949). He was married to Marcy McGuire. He died on April 2, 2015 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

American actor Born: March 3, 1915 Age: 97

34. Patricia Morison

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Woefully misused while in her prime screen years at Paramount during the late '30s and '40s, Patricia Morison, lovely and exotic with Rapunzel-like long, dark hair, nevertheless became a star in her own right -- as a supremely talented diva on the singing stage. Born on March 19, 1915, in New York ...

American actress Born: March 19, 1915 Age: 97

35. Renée Asherson

Actress | The Others

A beautiful and durable actress of screen, stage and television. She played the bride of Laurence Olivier's title character in Henry V (1944) (Henry V (1944)). She later appeared in Maniacs on Wheels (1949), a speedway drama with Dirk Bogarde. A frequent co-star of the actor Robert Donat, whom she ...

English actress Born: May 19, 1915 Age: 97

36. Eli Wallach

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach was in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen, and has worked alongside the world's biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole,...

American actor Born: December 7, 1915 Age: 97

37. Arnoldo Foà

Actor | Le sette folgori di Assur

Arnoldo Foà was born on January 24, 1916 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on War Gods of Babylon (1962), Lucrèce Borgia (1953) and Barabbas (1961). He was married to Annamaria Procaccini. He died on January 11, 2014 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Italian actor Born: January 24, 1916 Age: 97

38. James Edmond

Actor | Black Christmas

James Edmond was born on February 7, 1924 in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Black Christmas (1974), ABC Weekend Specials (1977) and Devil Girl from Mars (1954). He was married to Shirley Faessler. He died on November 4, 2000 in Paris, Ontario.

Canadian actor Born: February 9, 1916 Age: 97

39. Lucille Bliss

Actress | Cinderella

Lucille Bliss was born on March 31, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA as Lucille Theresa Bliss. She was an actress, known for Cinderella (1950), The Secret of NIMH (1982) and Robots (2005). She died on November 8, 2012 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.

American actress Born: March 31, 1916 Age: 96

40. Kevin O'Morrison

Actor | Sleepless in Seattle

Kevin O'Morrison was born on May 25, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Funny Farm (1988) and Dear Ruth (1947). He was married to Linda. He died on December 11, 2016 in Lynnwood, Washington, USA.

American actor Born: May 25, 1916 Age: 96

41. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ...

British-American actress Born: July 1, 1916 Age: 96

42. Jean Rouverol

Actress | It's a Gift

Jean Rouverol was born on July 8, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for It's a Gift (1934), Guiding Light (1952) and Bar 20 Rides Again (1935). She was married to Hugo Butler. She died on March 24, 2017 in Wingdale, New York, USA.

American actress Born: July 8, 1916 Age: 96

43. Dean R. Brooks

Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Dr. Dean Kent Brooks, M.D., was born in Everett, Washington, in 1916. He was the head of the Oregon State Hospital in 1975 when the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) was filmed there. He starred, surprising enough, as the head of the psychiatric hospital in the film, "Dr. John Spivey, M.D...

American actor Born: July 22, 1916 Age: 96

44. Don Keefer

Actor | Sleeper

Don Keefer was born on August 18, 1916 in Highspire, Pennsylvania, USA as Donald Hood Keefer. He was an actor, known for Sleeper (1973), Creepshow (1982) and Liar Liar (1997). He was married to Catherine McLeod. He died on September 7, 2014 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

American actor Born: August 18, 1916 Age: 96

45. Robert Boon

Actor | Producers' Showcase

Robert Boon was born on October 26, 1916 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He was an actor, known for Producers' Showcase (1954), Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949) and Space Patrol (1950). He died on January 13, 2015 in West Hills, California, USA.

Dutch-American actor Born: October 26, 1916 Age: 96

46. Kirk Douglas

Actor | Spartacus

Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...

American actor Born: December 9, 1916 Age: 96

47. Birgitta Valberg

Actress | Jungfrukällan

Birgitta Valberg was born on December 16, 1916 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was an actress and assistant director, known for The Virgin Spring (1960), Paradistorg (1977) and Sunday's Children (1992). She died on March 29, 2014 in Sweden.

Swedish actress December 16, 1916 Age: 96

48. Elisa Stella

Actress | Caribe

Venezuelan veteran actress Elisa Stella was born in 1916. She spent many years working in theatre and made her film debut in 1971 and TV debut in 1975. Through the years she gave some of the finest performances in series such as Mi Gorda Bella (as Dona Elena), Soberana (as Inginia Dominguez) and La...

Venezuelan actress Born: 1916 Age: 96

49. Shannon Bolin

Actress | Damn Yankees

Shannon Bolin was born on January 1, 1917 in Spencer, South Dakota, USA as Shannon Ione Bolin. She was an actress, known for Damn Yankees (1958), The Children (1980) and If Ever I See You Again (1978). She was married to Milton Kaye. She died on March 25, 2016 in New York City, New York, USA.

American actress Born: January 1, 1917 Age: 96

50. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was born Sári ...

American actress Born: February 6, 1917 Age: 96

51. R.G. Armstrong

Actor | Predator

A golden career was reflected in his name. Robert Golden Armstrong ("Bob" to his friends) was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 7, 1917. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, he was frequently performing on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. After graduating,...

American actor Born: April 7, 1917 Age: 95

52. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

French actress Born: May 1, 1917 Age: 95

53. George Gaynes

Actor | Tootsie

George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two ...

American actor Born: May 16, 1917 Age: 95

54. Lee Miller

Actor | Perry Mason

Lee Miller was born on March 21, 1918 in Hollywood, California, USA as Harlan Leroy Miller. He was an actor, known for Perry Mason (1957), Please Murder Me! (1956) and Vacation Playhouse (1963). He died on July 26, 2002 in Los Angeles, California.

English actor Born: May 18, 1917 Age: 95

55. William Woodson

Actor | Escape from the Planet of the Apes

He was the narrator of the famous TV series The Invaders, an American science fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from January 10, 1967 to March 26, 1968. Dominic Frontiere, who had provided scores for Twelve O'Clock High and The Outer Limits, ...

American actor Born: July 16, 1917 Age: 95

56. Lorna Gray

Actress | Daughter of Don Q

Born Virginia Pound, Lorna Gray was "discovered" by a Columbia Pictures agent while modeling in a fashion show. She was given a screen test, and Columbia was impressed enough to sign her to a contract (it was at this time that she was given the name "Lorna Gray", which she kept until 1945, when she...

American actress Born: July 26, 1917 Age: 95

57. Earl Cameron

Actor | Inception

Earl Cameron was born on August 8, 1917 in Pembroke, Bermuda. He is an actor, known for Inception (2010), The Interpreter (2005) and Thunderball (1965). He has been married to Barbara Cameron since September 20, 1994. He was previously married to Audrey Cameron.

British actor Born: August 8, 1917 Age: 95

58. Armando Trovajoli

Music_department | Le bal

Armando Trovajoli was born on September 2, 1917 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Le bal (1983), A Special Day (1977) and Wifemistress (1977). He was married to Maria Paola Sapienza and Pier Angeli. He died on February 28, 2013 in Rome.

Italian film composer Born: September 2, 1917 Age: 95

59. June Foray

Actress | Mulan

Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Ida (Robinson) and Maurice Forer, an engineer. Her father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and her mother was of French-Canadian and Lithuanian Jewish descent.

She started in the ...

American actress Born: September 18, 1917 Age: 95

60. Marsha Hunt

Actress | Pride and Prejudice

Stardom somehow eluded this vastly gifted actress. Had it not perhaps been for her low-level profile compounded by her McCarthy-era blacklisting in the early 1950s, there is no telling what higher tier Marsha Hunt might have attained. Perhaps her work was not flashy enough, or too subdued, or ...

American actress Born: October 17, 1917 Age: 95

61. Joan Fontaine

Actress | Rebecca

Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ...

British-American actress Born: October 22, 1917 Age: 95

62. Movita

Actress | Girl from Rio

Movita Castaneda was an American actress best known for having been the second wife of actor Marlon Brando. She was eight years older than Brando. In films, she played exotic women/singers, such as in Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), of which she was the last surviving ...

American actress Born: December 4, 1917 Age: 95

63. Elyse Knox

Actress | A Wave, a WAC and a Marine

Elyse Knox, the actress best known for starring in The Mummy's Tomb (1942) and for being Heisman Award-winner Tom Harmon s wife and actor Mark Harmon's mother, was born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Austrian parents Hermine Sophie (Muck) and Frederick ...

American actress Born: December 14, 1917 Age: 95

64. Janet Waldo

Actress | The Jetsons

Janet Waldo provided the quintessential voice of the swooning, overly dramatic teenager for numerous generations -- from the 1940s swinging babysitters to the 1960s groovy chick. A bouncy, perennially-youthful brunette, she was born in Yakima, Washington, and began entertaining in church plays as a...

American actress Born: February 4, 1918 Age: 95

65. Allan Arbus

Actor | M*A*S*H

Allan Arbus was born on February 15, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Allan Franklin Arbus. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), The Electric Horseman (1979) and Coffy (1973). He was married to Mariclare Costello and Diane Nemerov. He died on April 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, ...

American actor Born: February 15, 1918 Age: 95

66. Fay McKenzie

Actress | The Party

Fay McKenzie was born into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in Station Content (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Bob and Eva were already veteran ...

American actress Born: February 19, 1918 Age: 95

67. Don Pardo

Actor | Radio Days

Don Pardo was born on February 22, 1918 in Westfield, Massachusetts, USA as Dominick George Pardo. He was an actor, known for Radio Days (1987), Stay Tuned (1992) and The Simpsons (1989). He was married to Catherine (Kay) Lyons. He died on August 18, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

American actor Born: February 22, 1918 Age: 95

68. Ted Post

Director | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Ted Post first began thinking about a career in show business in 1938, when he was working as a weekend usher at the Loew's Pitkin Theater in Brooklyn, New York, and getting so caught up in the movies that he would sometimes forget to escort the patrons to their seats. He received some acting ...

American director Born: March 31, 1918 Age: 94

69. Mary Healy

Actress | The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

Mary Healy was born on April 14, 1918 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was an actress, known for The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953), Lookin' to Get Out (1982) and 20,000 Men a Year (1939). She was married to Peter Lind Hayes. She died on February 3, 2015 in Calabasas, California, USA.

American actress Born: April 14, 1918 Age: 98

70. A.C. Lyles

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

A.C. Lyles was born on May 17, 1918 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Andrew Craddock Lyles Jr. He was a producer and writer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Here's Boomer (1980) and Night of the Lepus (1972). He was married to Martha Troetscher Schaefer and Martha Vickers. He died on ...

American producer Born: May 17, 1918 Age: 94

71. Ivy Bethune

Actress | Back to the Future

Ivy Bethune was born on June 1, 1918 in Sevastopol, Russia as Ivy Vigder. She is an actress, known for Back to the Future (1985), Get Smart (2008) and Will to Die (1971). She was previously married to Stuart Lancaster and William Charles Bethune.

American actress Born: June 1, 1918 Age: 94

72. Patachou

Actress | French Cancan

Patachou was born as Henriette Ragon on 10 June 1918. Born and brought up in Paris she had many jobs, including typist, shop assistant and antique dealer before, in 1948, with her husband Jean Billon, she opened a night club in Montmarte called Patachou. She began her singing career here and ...

French actress/singer Born: June 10, 1918 Age: 94

73. Maxine Stuart

Actress | The Twilight Zone

Maxine Stuart was born on June 28, 1918 in Deal, New Jersey, USA as Maxine Shlivek. She was an actress, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Slattery's People (1964). She was married to David Shaw and Frank Maxwell. She died on June 6, 2013 in Beverly Hills, ...

American actress Born: June 28, 1918 Age: 94

74. Nelson Mandela

Actor | Malcolm X

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) was the former leader of the African National Congress (ANC). He was known for his lifelong struggle against apartheid (enforced racial separation), which was instituted in South Africa in 1948. The ANC was soon declared a terrorist ...

South African activist/writer (one time actor) Born: July 18, 1918 Age: 94

75. Ruth Duccini

Actress | Under the Rainbow

Ruth Duccini was born on July 23, 1918 in Rush City, Minnesota, USA as Ruth Robinson. She was an actress, known for Under the Rainbow (1981), The Daily Show (1996) and The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2013). She was married to Fred Duccini. She died on January 16, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada...

American actress Born: July 23, 1918 Age: 94

76. Marjorie Lord

Actress | Sherlock Holmes in Washington

Poised and lovely Marjorie Lord started her long and varied career on the Broadway stage and in "B" films as a sweet-natured ingénue.

Lord was born Marjorie F. Wollenberg in 1918 in San Francisco, California, to Lillian Rosalie (Edgar) and George Charles Wollenberg. Her family transported themselves...

American actress Born: July 26, 1918 Age: 94

77. John Zacherle

Actor | The Zacherley Archives

John Zacherle (later known as John Zacherley) was born September 26, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA, the youngest of four children. He went to high school in the Germantown area, then enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a Bachelor's Degree. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. ...

American actor Born: September 26, 1918 Age: 94

78. Baby Peggy

Actress | Helen's Babies

Silent moppet star Jackie Coogan, immortalized as Charles Chaplin's The Kid (1921), had only one screen rival during the early 1920s, and that was none other than Baby Peggy. She was "discovered" while visiting the Century Studios lot on Sunset Boulevard with her mother when she was a mere 19-...

American actress Born: October 26, 1918 Age: 94

79. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Actor | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

It's hardly surprising that the son of renowned Russian-born concert violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. (1889-1985) and Romanian-born opera singer Alma Gluck (1884-1938) would desire a performing career of some kind. Born in New York City on November 30, 1918, surrounded by people of wealth and privilege...

American actor Born: November 30, 1918 Age: 94

80. Audrey Totter

Actress | The Unsuspected

One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ...

American actress Born: December 20, 1918 Age: 94

81. Murray Westgate

Actor | Happy Birthday to Me

Murray Westgate was born on April 16, 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an actor, known for Happy Birthday to Me (1981), Blue City Slammers (1988) and Encounter (1952).

Canadian actor Born: 1918 Age: 94?

82. Patricia Laffan

Actress | Quo Vadis

A statuesque and striking actress with vaguely reptilian aspects, at once sinister and alluring; a smile never more than a whisker away from a sneer and a commanding, imperious presence suggesting innate superiority. Difficult to cast, Patricia Laffan seemed destined to portray the villainous or ...

English actress Born: March 19, 1919 Age: 93

83. Joachim Tomaschewsky

Actor | The Reader

Joachim Tomaschewsky was born on March 31, 1919 in Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany. He is an actor, known for The Reader (2008), Archiv des Todes (1980) and Jeder stirbt für sich allein (1970). He was previously married to Gisela Morgen.

German actor Born: March 31, 1919 Age: 93

84. Than Wyenn

Actor | Splash

Than Wyenn was an actor born on May 2, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. He had a long career and was especially known for Being There (1979), Splash (1984), and Imitation of Life (1959). He died on January 29, 2015 in Woodland Hills, Los Angles, CA, USA at the age of 95.

American actor Born: May 2, 1919 Age: 93

85. Allen Joseph

Actor | Eraserhead

Allen Joseph was born on May 29, 1919 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Allen Louis Joseph. He was an actor, known for Eraserhead (1977), Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) and Raging Bull (1980). He died on November 30, 2012 in Minneapolis.

American actor Born: May 29, 1919 Age: 93

86. Al Molinaro

Actor | The Odd Couple

Albert was born on June 24, 1919 to Raffaele Molinaro and Teresa Marrone. His father was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to the US when he was 15 years old and worked as a water boy with a railroad crew going west from New York. He ended up in Kenosha Wisconsin where he met and married ...

American actor Born: June 24, 1919 Age: 93

87. Nehemiah Persoff

Actor | An American Tail

Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929.

Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction...

Israeli-American actor Born: August 2, 1919 Age: 93

88. Marge Champion

Actress | The Party

One of the great dancer and choreographers in both movies and stage, Marge Champion is best known today as the former wife of Gower Champion, when they worked together as a highly successfully dancing team in the MGM musical years. After retiring from movies, Champion now works as a dance teacher ...

American actress/dancer/choreographer Born: September 2, 1919 Age: 93

89. Doris Singleton

Actress | Angel

Doris Singleton was born on September 29, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Dorthea Singleton. She was an actress, known for Angel (1960), The Red Skelton Hour (1951) and I Love Lucy (1951). She was married to Charles Isaacs. She died on June 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

American actress Born: September 28, 1919 Age: 93

90. Jason Wingreen

Actor | Archie Bunker's Place

Character actor Jason Wingreen was born on October 9, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City. The son of a Jewish tailor father, Wingreen grew up in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens. Jason attended John Adams High School and majored in English and Speech at Brooklyn College (he initially planned on...

American actor Born: October 9, 1919 Age: 93

91. Rico Alaniz

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Rico Alaniz was born on October 25, 1919 in Juarez, Mexico as Americo Zorilla Alaniz. He was an actor, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), War of the Colossal Beast (1958) and Wolf Larsen (1958). He died on March 9, 2015 in California, USA.

Mexican actor Born: October 25, 1919 Age: 93

92. Nova Pilbeam

Actress | Young and Innocent

Nova Pilbeam was a famous child actress on stage and screen in the UK. Her biggest sucesses were her two movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock, "The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and "Young and Innocent". She married director Pen Tennyson in 1939 and retired in the 40s.

British actress Born: November 15, 1919 Age: 93

93. Joseph Wapner

Actor | Sliders

Joseph Wapner was born on November 15, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joseph Albert Wapner. He was an actor, known for Sliders (1995), The People's Court (1981) and The People Next Door (1989). He was married to Mildred (Mickey) Nebenzahl. He died on February 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.

American actor Born: November 15, 1919 Age: 93

94. Alan Young

Actor | The Time Machine

Alan Young was born in Northern England in 1919, but his Scots father moved the family to Edinburgh, Scotland, when Young was a toddler and then to Canada when Young was about 6 years old. As a boy, he suffered from severe asthma, which kept him bedridden for long periods of time but encouraged his...

English-American actor Born: November 19, 1919 Age: 93

95. Louise Watson

Actress | Bingles

Louise Watson was born on November 22, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mamie Louise Watson. She is an actress, known for Bingles (1992), Blue Heelers (1994) and Angel Baby (1995).

American actress Born: November 22, 1919 Age: 93

96. Douglas Wilmer

Actor | Octopussy

Douglas Wilmer was born on January 8, 1920 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Octopussy (1983), El Cid (1961) and The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975). He was married to Anne Harding and Elizabeth Joan Melville. He died on March 31, 2016 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

English actor Born: January 8, 1920 Age: 93

97. Elliott Reid

Actor | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Elliott Reid was born on January 16, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as Edgeworth Blair Reid. He was an actor and writer, known for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Move Over, Darling (1963) and The Absent Minded Professor (1961). He died on June 21, 2013 in Studio City, Los Angeles, ...

American actor Born: January 16, 1920 Age: 93

98. Jerry Maren

Actor | Dahmer vs. Gacy

He took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just three foot four, he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was chosen to be the Munchkin who hands Dorothy a welcoming lollipop.

American actor Born: January 24, 1920 Age: 93

99. Michael Anderson

Director | Logan's Run

Michael Anderson was born on January 30, 1920 in London, England as Michael Joseph Anderson. He is a director and assistant director, known for Logan's Run (1976), The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) and Around the World in 80 Days (1956). He has been married to Adrienne Ellis since May 25, 1977. He...

English director Born: January 30, 1920 Age: 93

100. Pran

Actor | Zanjeer

Pran was one of the leading character actors of Indian cinema. He was born on 12 February,1920 at Delhi. Pran was educated at different places namely Kapurthala, Unnao, Meerut, Dehradun and Rampur as his father late Lala Kewal Krishnan Sikand was a Government Civil Contractor for the construction ...

Indian actor Born: February 12, 1920 Age: 93