was born on a dining room table on 4th Street in Santa Monica, California on July 4, 1910. Her early roles as a performing artist were in plays she produced in her home as a young girl. She was the star of her senior class play at Santa Monica High School in 1927. Attending the University of California...
“ Gloria Stuart ( actress) born 04 Jul 1910 - died 26 Sep 2010 (100years 2months +)
Since Christopher Plummer's nomination (and win) in 2012, Gloria Stuart is now the second oldest person ever to be nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category. ” - christopherbkk
“ George Burns (actor/comedian) born 20 Jan 1896 - died 09 Mar 1996 (100years 1month +)
At the time of his Oscar win, he was the oldest recipient of an Oscar in an acting category. ” - christopherbkk
“ Margaret Booth (editor) born 14 Jan 1898 – died 28 Oct 2002 (104years 9months +)
The longest lived person ever nominated for an Academy Award in the competetive categories and also the longest lived person ever to win an Honorary Academy Award. ” - christopherbkk
“ Ethel Owen (actress) born 30 Mar 1893 – died 16 Feb 1997 (103years 10months +)
Remembered as Alice's mother in The Honeymooners. ” - christopherbkk
Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidor Baline on May 11, 1888 in Mogilev, Belarus, Russian Empire. Towering composer, songwriter, ("God Bless America", "Always", "Blue Skies", "White Christmas") author and publisher, he came to the United States at age 5 and was educated in New York's public schools. His earliest musical education was from his father...
“ Irving Berlin (composer) born 11 May 1888 - died 22 Sep 1989 (101years 4months +)
One of the most important songwriters in the USA. ” - christopherbkk
“ Irving Lippman (cinematographer) born 08 Nov 1906 – died 15 Nov 2006 (100years +)
Another Irving. ” - christopherbkk
Irving Rapper was one of the last surviving directors from the Golden Age of Hollywood, passing away on Dec. 20, 1999, at the age of 101, four weeks shy of his 102nd birthday. Rapper is best remembered for the films he made with Bette Davis
, including the classics Now, Voyager
and The Corn Is Green
“ Irving Rapper (director) born 16 Jan 1898 – died 20 Dec 1999 (101years 11months +)
And another Irving. One of the last surviving directors from the Golden Age of Hollywood, directing Bette Davis in Now Voyager and The Corn is Green ” - christopherbkk
Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 21, 1911, Irving Ashley Fein was found to be an excellent student and skipped several elementary school grades. His interest in acting and writing was developed during the summer months between college terms at various summer camps. After working in the publicity department of Warner Brothers...
“ Irving Fein (producer) born 21 Jun 1911 – died 10 Aug 2012 (101years 1month +)
Our list's forth Irving. Long time agent of George Burns and Jack Benny.
**FACT**Lived 101 years and 50 days, and George Burns lived 100years and 49 days!! ” - christopherbkk
Composer, songwriter ("Swanee", "Tea for Two", "Crazy Rhythm", "Just a Gigolo"), author and publisher, educated at Chautauqua Mountain Institute and City College of New York. He was a stenographer aboard the Henry Ford Peace Ship during World War I. He joined ASCAP in 1920 and was a director between 1920 and 1946...
“ Irving Ceaser (songwriter/composer) born 04 Jul 1895 – died 17 Dec 1996 (101years 5months +)
OMG! Another Irving! ” - christopherbkk
Doris Eaton was born in Norfolk, Virginia, into a show business family. The young Doris began appearing on stage with her brothers Charles and Joseph and her sisters Mary and Pearl when she was five years old. She made her Broadway debut aside her brother Charles in "Mother Carey's Chickens" in 1917...
“ Doris Eaton (actress/dancer/Ziegfeld girl) born 14 Mar 1904 – died 11 May 2010 (106years 1month +)
Last surviving Ziegfeld Follies dancer. Danced in the 1920s and was still dancing (for charity) well passed her 100th birthday. ” - christopherbkk
“ Lucile Layton Zinman (Ziegfeld dancer) 22 Jul 1903 – died 21 Dec 2004 (101years 4months +)
Lucille Zinman - nee Layton - was another Ziegfeld girl to reach her 100th birthday
** The other Ziegfeld Girl that made it to 100 years was Dorothy Raphaelson - nee Wegman (but she is not listed on IMDb so cannot be included in this list) and she died two weeks short of her 102nd birthday ” - christopherbkk
“ Murtle Woods(Australian actress) born 14 Mar 1900 – died 12 May 2001 (101years 1months +)
Australia's own acting centenarian. Best known by Aussies for her commercials as Granny Davis for Granny Davis bread.
The first actress from Prisoner, Cell Block H to become a Centenarian. ” - christopherbkk
“ Sylvia Davis (actress) born 10 Apr 1910 – died 03 Nov 2010 (100years 6months +)
From Australia to America, from Granny Davis to Sylvia Davis. ” - christopherbkk
American politician and songwriter who appeared in a number of films. Davis was born in the now-nonexistent town of Beech Springs, Louisiana, the son of sharecroppers. He and his ten siblings lived in dire poverty, but Davis paid his way through Louisiana College and Louisiana State University as a street musician...
“ Jimmie Davis (actor/composer) born 11 Sep 1899 – died 05 Nov 2000 (101years 1month +)
Singer, songwriter and politician. And also another 'Davis'. ” - christopherbkk
“ Mary Ward (Australian actress) born 06 Mar 1914(100 +)
STILL LIVING ” - christopherbkk
“ Miguel Morayta(Spanish writer/director) born 15 August 1907 - died 19 Jun 2013 (105years 10months +)
Director ” - christopherbkk
“ Manoel de Oliveira (Portuguese director) born 11 Dec 1908 (105 +)
For the last decade he has been the oldest director and still works to this day. ” - christopherbkk
Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck
, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With Fanck as her mentor, Riefenstahl began directing films...
“ Leni Reifenstahl (German director/producer) born 22 Aug 1902 – died 08 Sep 2003 (101years +)
German film maker. At 99, she was the oldest director to make a documentary. ” - christopherbkk
“ Rosa Albach-Retty (German actress) born 26 Dec 1874 – died 26 Aug 1980 (105years 8months)
Another German to add to this list. Grandmother of Romy Schneider. ” - christopherbkk
“ Tonio Selwart (German actor) born 09 Jun 1896 – died 02 Nov 2002 (106years 4months +)
And another German. ” - christopherbkk
Erwin Geschonneck was born on 27 December 1906 in Bartenstein/East Prussia (now Poland). In the Twenties, he became a member of the Communistic Party of Germany. After rise of Nazism, he emigrated to Poland, later to Latvia and Czechoslovakia. In the Soviet Union he became a member of a German theatre company...
“ Erwin Geschonneck (German actor) born 27 Dec 1906 – died 12 Mar 2008 (101years 2months +)
Still another German. ” - christopherbkk
“ Guzzi Lantschner (German cinematographer) born 12 Aug 1910 – died 19 Mar 2011(101 years 7months +)
The Germans keep coming. ” - christopherbkk
“ Renata Brausewetter (German actress) born 01 Oct 1905 – died 20 Aug 2006 (100years 10 months +)
This German actress lived to be 100. Her actor brother lived to be 45. ” - christopherbkk
Eva von Berne
In the quest to discover "another Garbo" M.G.M. production chief Irving Thalberg and his actress wife, Norma Shearer saw a picture in a newspaper of a dancing instructor by the name of Eva Plentzner von Sharneck while on a belated honeymoon to Europe, specifically Vienna in late 1927 - early 1928. The 17 year old Miss Plentzner was signed to a contract and arrived in New York in July of 1928...
“ Eva von Berne (German actress) born 08 Jul 1910 – died 09 Nov 2010 (100years 4months +)
Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer wanted her to become the next 'Garbo'. It didn't work out as hoped. Retired from movies, she was thought to have died in 1930. Actually she died in 2010! ” - christopherbkk
Rainer returned to Holywood in the 1998 and 2013 Academy Awards ceremony honoring previous Oscar winners and in 2010 for the TCM Classic Film Festival. She was all smiles for the cameras, but her wounds had not healed. "I hated Hollywood," Rainer said in an interview in 2001. "That's why I turned my back on it." She had wanted to be Madame Currie...
“ Luise Rainer ( German actress) born 12 Jan 1910 (104 +)
And our eighth German! And the only one to win an Oscar. Actually, she won two! ” - christopherbkk
“ Willy Sommerfeld (German silent film pianist) born 19 May 1904 – died 17 Dec 2007 (103 years 6months +)
The list's ninth German. Must be something in the water? ” - christopherbkk
“ Kurt Maetzig (German director) born 25 Jan 1911 – died 08 Aug 2012 (101years 7months +)
A tenth German! ” - christopherbkk
Mean, miserly and miserable-looking, they didn't come packaged with a more annoying and irksome bow than Charles Lane. Glimpsing even a bent smile from this unending sourpuss was extremely rare, unless one perhaps caught him in a moment of insidious glee after carrying out one of his many nefarious schemes...
“ Charles Lane (character actor) born 26 Jan 1905 – died 09 Jun 2007 (102years 5months +)
Prolific character actor seen in hundreds of movies and TV shows. ” - christopherbkk
“ Bruce Bennett (actor) born 16 May 1906 – died 24 Feb 2007 (100years 8months +)
From Olympic athelete to Tarzan the Ape Man to a movie actor who appeared alongside Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, Agnes Moorehead and other big names. ” - christopherbkk
“ Beatrice Shaw (British actress) born 26 Mar 1893 – died 14 Oct 1993 (100years 6months +)
Born in the US and died in the US, she worked mostly in the UK, including the Waldorf Salad episode of Fawlty Towers. ” - christopherbkk
“ Helen Shaw (actress) born 25 Jul 1897 – died 8 Sep 1997 (100years 1month +)
Another Shaw. Was 93 when she appeared as Grandma in Parenthood opposite Steve Martin. ” - christopherbkk
When Estelle saw the girl on a white horse at the circus, she then decided that she wanted to be an actress. And she was from the age of 5, to the disapproval of her father. Her mother had her train with the Liverpool Repertory Company, and Estelle performed in many plays and many roles in the West End...
“ Estelle Winwood (actress) born 24 Jan 1883 – died 20 June 1984 (101years 4months +)
Was 96 when she appeared in Quincy M.E. following a career spanning 6 decades. At the time of her death she was the all-time oldest member of the Screen Actor's Guild. ” - christopherbkk
A prodigy, Rosa Rio began playing the piano at age four, taking lessons at eight, & at nine was invited to play the piano at a silent movie theatre. Her music education included stints at Oberlin College, & a course of study in film accompaniment at the Eastman School of Music. Her career as a theatre organist proceeded through posts at theaters in Syracuse...
“ Rosa Rio (composer) born 03 Jun 1902 – died 13 May 2010 (107years 11months +)
Musician who started working at age 9 and was still playing the organ at age 106! ” - christopherbkk
“ Carla Laemmle (actress) born 20 Oct 1909 – died 12 June 2014 (104years 7months +)
Niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle. Took a 62 year break between movies. And for a time before her death was Hollywood's oldest working actress. ” - christopherbkk
Petite, auburn-haired, Kansas-born beauty Marjorie Lane (her real name) is best remembered as the singing voice of dancing icon Eleanor Powell
in late 1930s Hollywood, but she actually garnered more personal attention at the time as a popular singing attraction in Los Angeles niteries. While she eventually gave up her modest career to become Mrs...
“ Marjorie Lane (actress) born 21 Feb 1912 - died 02 Oct 1912 (100 years 5months +)
She and husband Brian Donlevy were witnesses to the Las Vegas elopement of William Holden and Brenda Marshall ” - christopherbkk
“ Barbara Kent (actress) born 16 Dec 1907 – died 13 Oct 2011(103years 7months +)
Leading actress who retired from Hollywood 76 years prior to her death. ” - christopherbkk
“ Bradbury Foote (screenwriter) born 05 Apr 1894 – died 14 Dec 1995 (101years 8months +)
The first of this list's writers. ” - christopherbkk
“ Tullio Pinelli (Italian writer) born 24 Jun 1908 - died 07 Mar 2009 (100years 8months +)
Nominated for four Oscars in the writing category. ” - christopherbkk
“ Oscar Brodney (screenwriter) born 18 Feb 1907 - died 12 Feb 2008 (100years 11months +)
Another Oscar nominated writer to have reached 100 years of age. ” - christopherbkk
“ Aleen Leslie (screenwriter) born 05 Feb 1908 – died 02 Feb 2010 (101years 11months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Lester Ziffren (screenwriter) born 30 April 1906 – died 12 Nov 2007 (101years 6months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Erna Lazarus(writer) born 16 June 1903 – died 19 Feb 2006 (102years 8months +)
Was an associate to the founding members of the Screen Writers Guild West as well as a charter member of what is now known as the Interguild Federal Credit Union. ” - christopherbkk
Legendary Broadway writer/producer/director George Abbott was born in 1887 in Forestville, New York. His father was mayor of Salamanca, New York, for two terms. In 1898 his family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Abbott attended Kearney Military Academy. The family returned to New York, where Abbott attended Hamburg High School...
“ George Abbott (writer/director/producer) born 25 June 1887 - died 31 Jan 1995 (107years 7months +)
The most famous writer, amongst other things that he did, to join the centenarian club. Wrote All Quiet on the Western Front and won an Oscar. Fellow centenarian-to-be Arthur Gardner briefly appeared in the film. ” - christopherbkk
Frederica Sagor Maas
Frederica Sagor Maas was born in America, the youngest daughter of Russian immigrants. Feeling no great desire to complete her course in journalism at Columbia University, New York, she found film an exciting new artistic medium, and was hired by Universal Studios as a story editor, and later MGM as a fully fledged screenwriter...
“ Frederica Sagor Maas (screenwriter) born 06 Jul 1900 - died 05 Jan 2012 (111 years 5months+)
Wrote for many of the biggest stars of the 20s and 30s and outlived them all. ” - christopherbkk
“ Mabel Richardson(Hollywood extra) born 1891 – died 2001 (110 years)
The only other known American supercentenarian. Was in more movies than is listed in IMDb. ” - christopherbkk
Dorothy, who was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, studied acting in Minneapolis. After several years in summer stock and vaudeville, she made her debut on Broadway in 1926 in "The Squall," and achieved notoriety in a Her father, Victor Hugo Stickney, was a doctor who made house calls on horseback; he was among the first 10 elected to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame...
“ Dorothy Stickney (stage & screen actress) born 21 Jun 1896 – died 02 Jun 1998 (101years 11months +)
Had a long Broadway career, but still manged to get herself in movies over several years, including opposite Barry Fitzgerald in the Bette Davis/Ernest Borgnine vehicle, The Catered Affair. ” - christopherbkk
“ Dorothy Young (Assistant to Harry Houdini) born 03 May 1907 – died 20 Mar 2011 (103years 10months +)
The last surviving member of magician Harry Houdini's touring show and this list's second Dorothy. ” - christopherbkk
Frantisek Lederer was born on November 6th, 1899, in Czechoslovakia. His father was a leather merchant, and young Frantisek began his working life as a department store delivery boy in Prague. He fell in love with acting from a young age, and was soon on stage touring Moravia and then all over Central Europe with people like Peter Lorre...
“ Francis Lederer (actor) born 06 Nov 1899 – died 25 May 2000 (100years 6months +)
Another European who was destined for great heights with the help of Irving Thalberg, although it didn't quite work. Yet, Lederer worked constantly and became very wealthy, founding the National Academy of Performing Arts. ” - christopherbkk
Red Wing was born on February 13, 1884 on the Winnebago Reservation, Nebraska, USA as Lillian St. Cyr. Her parents were Julia De Cora (Winnebago) and Mitchell St. Cyr (French Canadian and Sauk). She was graduated in 1902 from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Red Wing was an actress famous for her starring role in Hollywood's first feature Western,The Squaw Man
“ Red Wing (American Indian silent screen actress) born 13 Feb 1873 – died 13 Mar 1974 (101years 1month)
Alhough born Lillian St. Cyr she was an American Indian born on an Indian Reservation but only appeared in movies, mostly shorts, between 1908 to 1921. ” - christopherbkk
“ Moy Ming (Chinese born Hollywood bit player) born 10 Jan 1863 – died 16 Aug 1964 (101years 7months +)
From Red Wing to Moy Ming, Ming was already in his 90s and at the end of his career when he played opposite Humphrey Bogart at the very beginning of The Left Hand of God. ” - christopherbkk
“ Tyrus Wong (illustrator) born 25 Oct 1910 (102 +) STILL LIVING
From Wing to Ming to Wong. Born in China he worked for decades at Disney. ” - christopherbkk
Run Run Shaw
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 Limited (TVB) station in Hong Kong...
“ Sir Run Run Shaw(producer)born 04 Oct 1907 – died 07 Jan 2014 (106years 3months+)
This list's third 'Shaw' and third Chinese but only billionaire. ” - christopherbkk
Nikolai Annenkov, one of Russian theatre's most eloquent voices who was a descendant of liberated peasants, was a leading actor of Maly Theatre and teacher of many film stars. He was born Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kokin on September 21, 1899, in the village of Inzhaviono, Tambov province, Russian Empire...
“ Nikolai Annenkov (Russian stage and occasional film actor) born 21 Sep 1899 – died 30 Sep 1999 (100 years +)
Just makes it onto this list as he only lived one week passed his 100th birthday. ” - christopherbkk
Hal Roach was born in 1892 in Elmira, New York. After working as a mule skinner, wrangler and gold prospector, among other things, he wound up in Hollywood and began picking up jobs as an extra in comedies, where he met comedian Harold Lloyd
in 1913 in San Diego. By all accounts, including his own...
“ Hal Roach (producer) born 14 Jan 1892 - died 02 Nov 1992 (100years 9months +)
One of the most successful producers of all time in Hollywood. ” - christopherbkk
Adolph Zukor's success began with penny arcades, offering moving peepshows that evolved into nickelodeon theaters that offered longer, larger moving pictures. On July 12, 1912, he premiered the first feature-length film, Queen Elizabeth
, featuring French actress Sarah Bernhardt
that ran for 40 minutes...
“ Adolph Zukor (President Paramount Pictures) born 07 Jan 1873 – died 10 Jun 1976 (103years 5months +)
Founder of Paramount Pictures and Chairman until his death at 103. ” - christopherbkk
“ Miriam Seegar (silent screen actress)born 01 Sep 1907 – died 02 Jan 2011 (103years 3months +)
Retired from acting in 1932 ” - christopherbkk
“ Florence Lee (silent screen actress) born 12 Mar 1858 – died 01 Sep 1962 (104years 4months +)
Started in film in 1911 aged 58 and retired in 1931. ” - christopherbkk
“ Lucile Taft(silent screen actress)born 15 Oct 1881 – died 16 Apr 1988 (106years 6months +)
Retired from film acting in 1917. ” - christopherbkk
“ Helen Bray (silent screen actress) born 25 Nov 1889 – died 15 Oct 1990 (100years 10months +)
Retired from acting in 1917. ” - christopherbkk
“ Elsie Greeson (silent screen actress) born 20 Mar 1895 - died 11 June 1995 (100years 2months +)
Retired from acting in 1922. ” - christopherbkk
Louise Henry was born as Jessouise Heiman to Dr. Jesse Heiman and his wife, Louise Henry Heiman, who was a vaudeville star. Louise Henry Sr. as she was known, contracted tuberculosis while performing in vaudeville and was sent to a sanitarium in Saranac Lake, NY. While there she was treated by Dr. Heiman and the couple fell in love and got married...
“ Louise Henry (actress) born 14 Jun 1911 – died 12 Dec 2011 (100years 5months +) ” - christopherbkk
Mabel Trunnelle was born in Dwight, Illinois on November 8, 1879. A stage actress from the East Coast, Mabel was 32 when she appeared on the silver screen. In 1911 she was in A MODERN CINDERELLA, IN THE DAYS OF CHIVALRY, and THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, the latter being the most notable. Her last film was in 1923's THE LOVE TRAP...
“ Mabel Trunnelle (silent screen actress) born 08 Nov 1879 – died 29 Apr 1981 (101years 5months +)
Retired from film acting in 1923 but continued on the stage. ” - christopherbkk
“ Georgie Stone(child actor) born 03 Sep 1909 – died 25Apr 2010 (100years 6months +) ” - christopherbkk
Jennie Mac began her acting career at the age of 53 after the death of her husband. Her daughter Aline MacMahon, a well-known film and stage actress encouraged her mother's new career. Jennie Mac studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She often appeared in the films of her nephew director S. Sylvan Simon. She died just weeks before her 107th birthday.
“ Jennie Mac(smalltime bit player)born 19 Jan 1878 – died 31 Dec 1984 (106years 11months +)
Actress and daughter Aline MacMahon got her started on the stage later in life and she had a few small roles in a few films with Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main. ” - christopherbkk
“ Hugues Cuenod (Swiss tenor) born 26 Jun 1902 – died 06 Dec 2010 (108years 5months +)
The oldest person to make a debut at the Metropolitan Opera. At age 105 he wed his partner when same-sex unions were legalised in Switzerland. ” - christopherbkk
“ John Calvert (magician) born 05 Aug 1911 – died 27 Sep 2013 (102years 1month +)
American magician ” - christopherbkk
The Spanish born ventriloquist Senor Wences was one of the highest paid vaudeville acts in the world. Hugely popular with American TV audiences Wences was also a top nightclub favorite. Born Wenceslao Moreno in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca (Spain), Wences began performing ventriloquism as a child...
“ Senor Wences (Hollywood ventriloquist) born 17 Apr 1896 – died 20 Apr 1999 (103years +)
Was one of the highest paid vaudeville acts in the world. ” - christopherbkk
“ Mino Doro(Italian actor) born 06 May 1903 - died 12 May 2006(103years +)
Italian actor ” - christopherbkk
“ Germaine Auger (French actress) born 03 Jun 1889 – died 24 Aug 2001 (112 years 2months +)
Possibly the longest lived actress in the world. ” - christopherbkk
“ Marie Glory (French actress) born 03 Mar 1905 – died 24 Jan 2009 (103years 10months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Madeleine Milhaud(French actress)born 22 Mar 1902 – died 17 Jan 2008 (105years 9months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Jenny Alpha (Martinique born French actress) born 22 Apr 1910 – died 08 Sep 2010 (100years 4months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Pierre Gerald (French actor) born 26 May 1906 - died 24 Mar 2012 (105years 9months +)
One of the oldest actors ever to work on screen. ” - christopherbkk
One of the very few actors to have spent more than a hundred years on this earth and to have performed his art until he was over 90, Roger Karl (1882-1984) was an exceptionally gifted person who could have become an artist ('Pablo Picasso' was a friend of his) or a writer (he was close to Guillaume Apollinaire
and Paul Léautaud
“ Roger Karl (French actor) born 29 Apr 1882 – died 04 May 1984 (102years +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Lucien Pascal (French actor) born 10 Apr 1906 – died 12 Aug 2006(100years +)
Another French actor.
Married to centenarian Gisele Casadesus. Brother in law to centenarian Christian Casadesus. ” - christopherbkk
“ Gisele Casadesus (French actress) born 14 Jun 1914[b]
Married to centenarian Lucien Pascal. Sister of centenarian Christian Casadesus. ” - christopherbkk
“ Christian Casadesus (French actor) born 26 Dec 1912 died 06 Mar 2014 (101years 2months +)
Brother of centenarian Gisele Casadesus. Brother in law of centenarian Pascal Lucien. ” - christopherbkk
“ Andree Champeaux (French actress) born 01 Dec 1905 – died 12 Nov 2006 (100years 11months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Yvette Labon (French actress) born 14 Aug 1910 – died 28 July 2014 (103years 11 months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Roseine Delamare (French costume designer) born 11 Jun 1911 - died 17 Mar 2013 (101years 8months +)
Nominated for an Academy Award ” - christopherbkk
“ Paulette Dubost (French actress) born 08 Oct 1910 – 21 Sep 2011(100years 11months +)
Had one of the longest careers in film history and the ninth French actor or actress to see their 100th birthday. ” - christopherbkk
“ Rene Le Henaff (French editor/director) born 26 Apr 1902 – died 05 Jan 2005 (103 years 8months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Arthur Gardner (actor/producer) born 07 Jun 1910 – died 19 December 2014 (104years 6months +)
Was in the 1930 Best Picture winner, All Quiet on the Western Front, written by another future centenarian George Abbott ” - christopherbkk
“ Robert F. Boyle (Art Director) born 10 Oct 1909 - died 02 Aug 2010 (100years 9months +)
Nominated for four Oscars and given an Honarary one at the age of 98. ” - christopherbkk
“ Harry Redmond (Special Affects) born 15 Oct 1909 – died 23 May 2011 (101 years 7months+)
Special affects pioneer ” - christopherbkk
“ Emily Perry(English actress and mime artist) born 28 Jun 1907 – died 20 Feb 2008 (100years 7months +)
Hilarious as the long suffering bridesmaid of Dame Edna Everage. ” - christopherbkk
In addition to her vocal dubbing and on-screen film credits, Etta Moten played the role of Bess in the 1943 revival of "Porgy and Bess" at the personal request of Ira Gershwin (not George, who had died in 1937). Etta and husband Claude Barnett, founder of the Negro Associated Press, served as US representatives to the independence celebrations of Ghana and several other African countries...
“ Etta Moten (actress/singer) born 5 Nov 1901 - died 02 Jan 2004 (102years 1month +)
Was called "The first Negro woman to play a dignified role in pictures" and was also the first African-American to perform at the White House (in 1933). ” - christopherbkk
Born in Plymouth, England in 1902, Sybil Fowler's family never had any money. Her father, although a dentist, drank heavily. She went to a local convent school until the age of 16 and was expected to become a teacher. To everyone's horror she said she was going to be a stage actress. Leaving Plymouth for the first time in her life she went to London and joined a touring musical revue...
“ Sybil Rhoda (British stage/film actress) born 14 Feb 1902 – Aug 2004 (101years 2months)
Mainly a stage actress who went to work in Europe but left before WWII as her husband was a Jew. She never acted again. ” - christopherbkk
Claire Du Brey
Lovely brown-eyed, brunette Claire Du Brey enjoyed a rich, four-decade film career in all. Born Clara Violet Dubrey on August 31, 1892, in Bonner's Ferry Idaho, her family traveled the rugged Sierra Madre terrain by covered wagon in their move to California when she was 13. Educated in a convent setting and once trained to be a nurse...
“ Claire DuPrey (actress) born 31 Aug 1892 – died 01 Aug 1993 (100years 11months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Osmond Borradaile (cinematographer) born 17 Jul 1898 – died 23 Mar 1999 (100years 8months +)
Academy Award nominee who also received the Order of Canada at age 84. ” - christopherbkk
“ Gunner Fischer(Swedish cinematographer) born 18 Nov 1910 – died 11 Jun 2011 (100years 6months +)
Won the Swedish version of an Honorary Academy Award at age 91. ” - christopherbkk
“ Eric Cross (English cinematographer) born 31 May 1902 - died 01 Mar 2004 (101years 9months +) ” - christopherbkk
Ninette de Valois
It has been rightly suggested that Dame Ninette de Valois is one of the most important women of the century. It was due to her drive and ambition that the modern English ballet was created. In that respect she changed history single handed. Born in Ireland, young Ninette (her stage name was her mother's suggestion) came to England aged 7 to study dance...
“ Dame Ninette de Valois (choreographer) born 06 Jun 1898 – died 08 Mar 2001 (102years 8months +)
Received many awards due to her contributions to ballet. Made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire when she as 53. ” - christopherbkk
“ Dame Gwen Ffrangcon Davies (actress) born 25 Jan 1891 – died 27 Jan 1992 (101years +)
Mainly a stage actress, she was working well into her 90s and became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire when she was 100. ” - christopherbkk
A promising star first with the Metropolitan Opera than on the Broadway and London stages, soprano Mary Ellis had little chance to prove herself as either a musical or dramatic film star with only a few creaky vehicles left for audiences to ponder. Her versatility on stage, however, was extensive, ranging...
“ Mary Ellis (actress) born 15 Jun 1897 – died 30 Jan 2003 (105years 7months +)
Began as an opera singer at 21. Staying on stage all her life she also did movies and TV until she was in her 90s. ” - christopherbkk
Cora Goffin was one of Britain's most famous pantomime princpal boys and musical comedy stars. At the height of her fame during the 1920s and 30s she was a household name and her picture adorned chocolate boxes, cigarette cards and magazine covers. Married to the powerful impresario Emile Littler she starred in many of his stage shows...
“ Cora Goffin (Lady Littler) (English musical star and pantomime player) born 26 Apr 1902 – died 10 May 2004 (102years +)
Otherwise known as Lady Littler, (as her husband was a Knight), she was one of Britain's most famous pantomime principal boys and musical comedy stars. ” - christopherbkk
“ Teruko Nagaoka (Japanese actress) born 05 Jan 1908 – died 18 Oct 2010 (102years 9months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Athene Seyler (actress) born 13 May 1889– died 12 Sep 1990 (101years 3months +) ” - christopherbkk
“ Johannes Heestars (Dutch actor/singer) born 05 Dec 1903 - died 24 Dec 2011(108years +)
Widely considered the world's oldest regular stage performer until his death. ” - christopherbkk
“ Leila Danette(actress) born 23 Aug 1909 - died 04 September 2012(103years +)
Didn't start acting on stage until she was 67 and then got into movies and TV after she was 80. ” - christopherbkk