Actors who lived over 100

by pgrass13 | created - 25 Jun 2012 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

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)

1. Tatzumbia Dupea

Buffalo Bill

Tatzumbia Dupea was born on July 26, 1849 in Lone Pine, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Buffalo Bill (1944) and Across the Wide Missouri (1951). She died on February 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California.

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.

2. Frederica Sagor Maas

Writer | The Shocking Miss Pilgrim

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 ...

111 and 6 months

3. Johannes Heesters

Actor | Die Fledermaus

Johannes Heesters was born on December 5, 1903 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands as Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters. He was an actor, known for Die Fledermaus (1946), Whirled into Happiness (1951) and Im Weissen Rössl (1952). He was married to Simone Rethel and Wiesje Ghijs. He died on ...

108

4. George Abbott

Writer | The Pajama Game

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...

107 and 7 months

5. Doris Eaton

Actress | Man on the Moon

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 ...

106 and 10 months

6. 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 ...

106 and 4 months

7. 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 ...

106 and 3 months

8. 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 ...

106 and 2 months

9. 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.

105 and 10 months

10. Norrie Woodhall

Self | More4 News

Norrie Woodhall was born on December 17, 1905 in Dorset, England. She died on October 25, 2011 in Owermoigne, Dorset.

105 and 10 months

11. Mary Ellis

Actress | Bella Donna

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, ...

105 and 7 months

12. Rosa Albach-Retty

Actress | Geld auf der Straße

Rosa Albach-Retty was born on December 26, 1874 in Hanau, Hesse, Germany as Rosa Clara Franziska Helene Retty. She was an actress, known for Geld auf der Straße (1930), Episode (1935) and Hotel Sacher (1939). She was married to Karl Albach. She died on August 26, 1980 in Baden, Lower Austria,...

105 and 4 months

13. Liane Haid

Actress | Marquis d'Eon, der Spion der Pompadour

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 ...

105 and 3 months

14. Ruth Gruber

Actress | Carry On

Ruth Gruber was born on September 30, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ruth Ellen Gruber. She is known for her work on Carry On (2008), Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber (2009) and The Long Way Home (1997). She was married to Henry J. Rosner and Philip H. Michaels. She died ...

105 and 2 months

15. Licia Albanese

Actress | Otello

Licia Albanese was born on July 23, 1909 in Bari, Apulia, Italy as Felicia Albanese. She was an actress, known for Otello (1948), Serenade (1956) and Little Shop of Erotica (2001). She was married to Joseph A. Gimma. She died on August 15, 2014 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

105 and 1 month

16. 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 ...

104 and 11 months

17. 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.

104 and 8

18. Neal Arden

Actor | Life of St. Paul

Neal Arden was born on December 27, 1909 in Fulham, London, England as Arthur Neal Alston. He was an actor, known for Life of St. Paul (1938), The Best House in London (1969) and 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941). He was married to Julia Byfield and Dorothy Brown. He died on June 4, 2014 in Huntingdon, ...

104 and 6 months

19. Connie Sawyer

Actress | Dumb and Dumber

Connie Sawyer was born on November 27, 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA as Rosie Cohen. She is an actress, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Pineapple Express (2008) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989).

104 and 1 month still alive

20. Audrey Munson

Actress | Inspiration

Audrey Munson was born on June 8, 1891 in Rochester, New York, USA as Audrey Marie Munson. She was an actress and writer, known for Inspiration (1915), Purity (1916) and The Girl o' Dreams (1918). She died on February 20, 1996 in Ogdensburg, New York.

104

21. Barbara Kent

Actress | Flesh and the Devil

Barbara Kent was born on December 16, 1907 in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada as Barbara Cloutman. She was an actress, known for Flesh and the Devil (1926), Lonesome (1928) and Indiscreet (1931). She was married to Jack Monroe and Harry E. Edington. She died on October 13, 2011 in Palm Desert, California, ...

103 and 10 Months

22. Kathleen Harrison

Actress | Scrooge

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

23. Miriam Seegar

Actress | Seven Keys to Baldpate

Miriam Seegar was born on September 1, 1907 in Greentown, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929), What a Man (1930) and When Knights Were Bold (1929). She was married to Tim Whelan. She died on January 2, 2011 in Pasadena, California, USA.

103 and 4 months

24. Don Lusk

Animation_department | Lady and the Tramp

103 and 2 months, still alive.

25. Señor Wences

Actor | Mother Wore Tights

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 ...

103

26. Mae LaBorde

Actress | Pineapple Express

Mae LaBorde was born on May 13, 1909 in Fresno, California, USA as Mae Shamlian. She was an actress, known for Pineapple Express (2008), The Heartbreak Kid (2007) and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005). She was married to Nicholas Laborde. She died on January 9, 2012 in Santa Monica, ...

102 and 8 months

27. Charles Lane

Actor | The Music Man

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...

102 and 6 months

28. Dolores Hope

Actress | Soup for Nuts

Dolores Hope was born on May 27, 1909 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Dolores DeFina. She is known for her work on Soup for Nuts (1934), The Christophers (1952) and The Jack Benny Program (1950). She was married to Bob Hope. She died on September 19, 2011 in Toluca Lake, Los ...

102 and 4 months

29. Irving Benson

Actor | Scanty Panties

Irving Benson was born on January 31, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Irving Wishnefsky. He was an actor, known for Scanty Panties (1961), Here's Lucy (1968) and Texaco Star Theatre (1948). He was married to Lillian Benson. He died on May 19, 2016 in Port Jefferson, New York.

102 and 3 months

30. 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 ...

101 and 8 months

31. 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, ...

101 and 6 months

32. 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...

101 and 5 months

33. Irving Berlin

Soundtrack | Holiday Inn

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....

101 and 4 months

34. Nina Andrycz

Actress | Uczta Baltazara

Nina Andrycz was born on November 11, 1912 in Brzesc, Poland, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Uczta Baltazara (1954), Horror w Wesolych Bagniskach (1996) and And a Warm Heart (2008). She was married to Joseph Cyrankiewicz. She died on January 31, 2014 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

101 and 2 months

35. Leni Riefenstahl

Actress | Das blaue Licht

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...

101 and 1 month

36. Gwen Ffrangcon Davies

Actress | Tudor Rose

Gwen Ffrangcon Davies was born on January 25, 1891 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Nine Days a Queen (1936), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991) and Paul Krüger (1956). She died on January 27, 1992 in Essex, England.

101

37. Paulette Dubost

Actress | La règle du jeu

Paulette Dubost was born on October 8, 1910 in Paris, France as Paulette Marie Emma Deplanque. She was an actress, known for The Rules of the Game (1939), Les vingt-huit jours de Clairette (1933) and Les mystères de Paris (1962). She was married to André Ostertag. She died on September 21, ...

100 and 11 months

38. Hal Roach

Director | One Million B.C.

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

39. 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...

102 and 1 month and counting.

40. Robert F. Boyle

Production_designer | North by Northwest

Robert F. Boyle was born on October 10, 1909 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Francis Boyle. He was an art director and production designer, known for North by Northwest (1959), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Marnie (1964). He was married to Bess Boyle. He died on August 1, 2010 in Los ...

100 and 10 months

41. Bruce Bennett

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Herman Brix was a star shot-putter in the 1928 Olympics. After losing the lead in MGM's Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) due to a shoulder injury, he was contracted by Ashton Dearholt for his independent production of The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), a serial and the only Tarzan film between the ...

100 and 9 months

42. 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 ...

101 and 9 months and counting

43. Beverly Cleary

Writer | Ramona and Beezus

Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916 in McMinnville, Oregon, USA as Beverly Atlee Bunn. She is a writer, known for Ramona and Beezus (2010), Mouse on a Motorcycle (1995) and ABC Weekend Specials (1977). She was previously married to Clarence Cleary.

100 and 6 months and counting Not an actor but a writer that has several shows or movies based on her work.

44. 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 ...

100 and 5 months and counting

45. 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 ...

100 and 5 months

46. 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 ...

100 and 2 months

47. Lotte Koch

Actress | Das Herz der Königin

Lotte Koch was born on March 9, 1913 in Brussels, Belgium. She was an actress, known for The Heart of a Queen (1940), Export in Blond (1950) and Aufruhr der Herzen (1944). She was married to Dieter von Klipstein and Ernst von Klipstein. She died on May 26, 2013 in Munich, Unterhaching, Bavaria, ...

100 and 2 months

48. Bob Hope

Actor | The Ghost Breakers

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...

100 and 2 months

49. George Burns

Actor | Oh, God!

George Burns was born on January 20, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA as Nathan Birnbaum. He was an actor and producer, known for Oh, God! (1977), The Sunshine Boys (1975) and Going in Style (1979). He was married to Gracie Allen and Hannah Siegal. He died on March 9, 1996 in Beverly Hills, Los...

100 and 1 month

50. Kaneto Shindô

Writer | Ichimai no hagaki

Kaneto Shindô was born on April 22, 1912 in Hiroshima, Japan. He was a writer and director, known for Ichimai no hagaki (2010), The Naked Island (1960) and Gogo no Yuigon-jo (1995). He was married to Nobuko Otowa and Miyo Shindo. He died on May 29, 2012 in Hiroshima.

100 and 1 month

51. 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. ...

100 and 1 Month and counting

52. 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 ...

Honorable Mention: If still alive in September 2017, will make the list.