Actors who lived over 100

These are actors and and other entertainment people who lived over 100. There was some dispute as to Robert Earl Jones (the father of James Earl Jones) age at death some placing him over 100 but now it is generally accepted he was 96. These are updated as of. July 2015 (Keep an Eye on Kirk Douglas)
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“ According to imdb 120 and 7 months (big asterisk) but this seems suspicious as I can't find much information on her and surely being among the oldest people ever she would get a mention in such list. ” - pgrass13
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...
“ 111 and 6 months ” - pgrass13
“ 108 ” - pgrass13
George Abbott
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...
“ 107 and 7 months ” - pgrass13
Doris Eaton
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...
“ 106 and 10 months ” - pgrass13
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). For the same producer, Czech-born Paul Kohner, she appeared as Eva Seward (the Spanish-language counterpart of Helen Chandler's Mina) in Universal's Spanish Dracula...
“ 106 and 3 months ” - pgrass13
Run Run Shaw
Producer, Blade Runner
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...
“ 106 and 2 months ” - pgrass13
“ 105 and 10 months ” - pgrass13
“ 105 and 10 months ” - pgrass13
Mary Ellis
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...
“ 105 and 7 months ” - pgrass13
“ 105 and 4 months ” - pgrass13
Liane Haid
Liane Haid was a prima ballerina, dancer, singer, stage and film actress. As a child, she studied voice and dancing and played at the Viennese Open Ballet. She worked in Budapest and Vienna as a dancer. On stage, she was in Berlin and Vienna. She also made close to a hundred movies - silents and talkies...
“ 105 and 3 months ” - pgrass13
“ 105 and 2 months ” - pgrass13
“ 105 and 1 month ” - pgrass13
Luise Rainer
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 young actress...
“ 104 and 11 months ” - pgrass13
“ 104 and 8 ” - pgrass13
“ 104 and 6 months ” - pgrass13
“ 104 and 1 month still alive ” - pgrass13
“ 104 ” - pgrass13
“ 103 and 10 Months ” - pgrass13
Kathleen Harrison
Although British actress Kathleen Harrison was born in 1892 in the Lancashire town of Blackburn, she was fondly known for her cockney characters throughout her career. Trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art she first married and lived overseas in Argentina for nearly eight years...
“ 103 and 10 months ” - pgrass13
“ 103 and 4 months ” - pgrass13
Don Lusk
Director, The Smurfs
“ 103 and 2 months, still alive. ” - pgrass13
Señor Wences
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...
“ 103 ” - pgrass13
“ 102 and 8 months ” - pgrass13
Charles Lane
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...
“ 102 and 6 months ” - pgrass13
“ 102 and 4 months ” - pgrass13
“ 102 and 3 months ” - pgrass13
Mártha Eggerth
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 surprise...
“ 101 and 8 months ” - pgrass13
Ellen Albertini Dow
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...
“ 101 and 6 months ” - pgrass13
Estelle Winwood
Actress, The Producers
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...
“ 101 and 5 months ” - pgrass13
Irving Berlin
Soundtrack, The Aviator
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...
“ 101 and 4 months ” - pgrass13
“ 101 and 2 months ” - pgrass13
Leni Riefenstahl
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...
“ 101 and 1 month ” - pgrass13
“ 101 ” - pgrass13
“ 100 and 11 months ” - pgrass13
Hal Roach
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...
“ 100 and 10 months ” - pgrass13
Norman Lloyd
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's Civic Repertory in New York...
“ 102 and 1 month and counting. ” - pgrass13
“ 100 and 10 months ” - pgrass13
Bruce Bennett
Herman Brix was a star shot-putter in the 1928 Olympics. After losing the lead in MGM's Tarzan the Ape Man due to a shoulder injury, he was contracted by Ashton Dearholt for his independent production of The New Adventures of Tarzan, a serial and the only Tarzan film between the silents and the 1960s to present the character accurately...
“ 100 and 9 months ” - pgrass13
Patricia Morison
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 City...
“ 101 and 9 months and counting ” - pgrass13
“ 100 and 6 months and counting
Not an actor but a writer that has several shows or movies based on her work. ” - pgrass13
Olivia de Havilland
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 surname comes from her paternal grandfather...
“ 100 and 5 months and counting ” - pgrass13
Louise Currie
Actress, The Ape 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 pressed her to make the rounds of the Hollywood studios...
“ 100 and 5 months ” - pgrass13
Gloria Stuart
Actress, Titanic
Gloria Stuart 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...
“ 100 and 2 months ” - pgrass13
Lotte Koch
Actress, Morituri
“ 100 and 2 months ” - pgrass13
Bob Hope
Comedian Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England, the fifth of seven sons of Avis (Townes), light opera singer, and William Henry Hope, a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. His maternal grandmother was Welsh. Hope moved to Bristol before emigrating with his parents to the US in 1908...
“ 100 and 2 months ” - pgrass13
“ 100 and 1 month ” - pgrass13
“ 100 and 1 month ” - pgrass13
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 in Amsterdam, New York, in 1916. His parents, Bryna (Sanglel) and Herschel Danielovitch...
“ 100 and 1 Month and counting ” - pgrass13