Official list of oldest living people in Showbusiness

by TheDutchViewer | created - 26 Mar 2011 | updated - 05 Mar 2013 | Public

From 1907 til 1925. Any suggestions or comments are welcome. Please leave me a message on: [link][/link]

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)

101. Michèle Morgan

Actress | La symphonie pastorale

A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the ...

French actress Born: February 29, 1920 Age: 93

102. Pamela Cundell

Actress | Big Deal

Pamela Cundell was born on January 15, 1920 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Pamela Isabel Cundell. She was an actress, known for TwentyFourSeven (1997), Big Deal (1984) and Dad's Army (1968). She was married to Bill Fraser, Leslie Newport-Gwilt and Robert O'Connor. She died on February 14, 2015 in ...

English actress Born: March ?, 1920 Age: 92

103. Harry Lewis

Actor | Key Largo

Harry Lewis was born on April 1, 1920 in Hollywood, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Key Largo (1948), Gun Crazy (1950) and Bomba on Panther Island (1949). He was married to Marilyn Lewis. He died on June 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

American actor Born: April 1, 1920 Age: 92

104. Mary Anderson

Actress | Lifeboat

Mary Anderson was born on April 3, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Lifeboat (1944), Gone with the Wind (1939) and Henry and Dizzy (1942). She was married to Leon Shamroy and Leonard Marion Behrens. She died on April 6, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.

American actress Born: April 3, 1920 Age: 92

105. Yolande Donlan

Actress | Turnabout

Yolande Donlan was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her father, character actor James Donlan, was an alcoholic who died when she was a teenager.. She worked as a chorus girl at MGM and costarred with Bob Hope in the play Roberta. Using the stage name Yolande Mallott she landed small roles in the ...

American actress Born: June 2, 1920 Age: 92

106. Don Kennedy

Actor | The Stunt Man

Don Kennedy was born on June 8, 1920 as Donald Kennedy. He is an actor, known for The Stunt Man (1980), You Are There (1953) and The Wild Wild West (1965).

American actor Born: June 8, 1920 Age: 92

107. Setsuko Hara

Actress | Banshun

Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in ...

Japanese actress Born: June 17, 1920 Age: 92

108. Mark Dana

Actor | Men Into Space

Mark Dana was born on June 27, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Men Into Space (1959), Tarzan Goes to India (1962) and The Desert Song (1953). He died on January 26, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

American actor Born: June 27, 1920 Age: 92

109. Ray Harryhausen

Visual_effects | Clash of the Titans

When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since.


American producer/director Born: June 29, 1920 Age: 92

110. Kathryn Adams

Actress | Blonde for a Day

Kathryn Adams was born on July 15, 1920 in New Ulm, Minnesota, USA as Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn. She was an actress, known for Blonde for a Day (1946), 5th Ave Girl (1939) and Saboteur (1942). She was married to Fred Doty and Hugh Beaumont. She died on October 14, 2016 in Mankato, Minnesota.

American actress Born: July 15, 1920 Age: 92

111. Andrew V. McLaglen

Director | The Wild Geese

Andrew V. McLaglen was born on July 28, 1920 in Wandsworth, London, England as Andrew Victor McLaglen. He was a director and assistant director, known for The Wild Geese (1978), Hellfighters (1968) and Fools' Parade (1971). He was married to Sheila Anne Corbett, Sarah (Sally) Greenwood Pierce, Veda...

English director Born: July 28, 1920 Born: 92

112. Franca Valeri

Actress | Tosca e altre due

Franca Valeri was born on July 31, 1920 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Alma Franca Maria Norsa. She is an actress and writer, known for Tosca and the Women (2003), Parigi o cara (1962) and Il segno di Venere (1955). She was previously married to Vittorio Caprioli.

Italian actress Born: July 31, 1920 Age: 92

113. Jacqueline Laurent

Actress | L'abito nero da sposa

Jacqueline Laurent was born on August 6, 1918 in Brienne-le-Château, Aube, France as Jacqueline Suzanne Janin. She was an actress, known for L'abito nero da sposa (1945), Le Jour Se Leve (1939) and Addio, amore! (1943). She died on December 18, 2009 in Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

French actress Born: August 6, 1920 Age: 92

114. Carole Mathews

Actress | Swamp Women

Carole Mathews was born on September 13, 1920 in Montgomery, Illinois, USA as Jean Deifel. She was an actress, known for Swamp Women (1956), Cry Murder (1950) and Blazing the Western Trail (1945). She was married to John Arthur Stockton. She died on November 6, 2014 in Murrieta, California, USA.

American actress Born: September 13, 1920 Age: 92

115. Jeffrey Segal

Actor | UFO

Jeffrey Segal was born on August 1, 1920 in London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for UFO (1970), The Strauss Family (1972) and Magnolia Street (1961). He died on February 5, 2015 in London.

English actor Born: August 1, 1920 Age: 92

116. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | The Quiet Man

In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...

Irish actress Born: August 17, 1920 Age: 92

117. Dinah Sheridan

Actress | The Railway Children

Dinah Sheridan was considered the quintessential English rose. With an alertness, elegance and quiet beauty second to none, she won the hearts of war-torn England during WWII. Born Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg in Hampstead in 1920, her Russian father and German mother were photographers to the Royal ...

English actress Born: September 17, 1920 Age: 92

118. Mickey Rooney

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...

American actor Born: September 23, 1920 Age: 92

119. Jayne Meadows

Actress | City Slickers

One of four children born to American missionaries, Jayne Meadows (nee Cotter) and her family returned to America in the early 1930's wherein Jayne was forced to learn the English language, then speaking Chinese and other foreign languages only. She developed an early interest in acting and her ...

American actress Born: September 27, 1920 Age: 92

120. Ruth Terry

Actress | Smoky River Serenade

Ruth Terry was born Ruth McMahon in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in 1920. She got her start in show business as a child when she would sing with the band in a dance hall where her father worked as a bouncer. She began entering amateur talent contests in the local area, and her beautiful singing voice ...

American actress Born: October 21, 1920 Age: 92

121. Nanette Fabray

Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.

A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray was once billed as "Baby Nanette".

She was born in San Diego, California, to Louisiana-born parents, Lily Agnes (McGovern) and Raoul Bernard ...

American actress Born: October 27, 1920 Age: 92

122. Kate Murtagh

Actress | The Car

Kate Murtagh was born on October 29, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kate Ellen Murtagh. She was an actress, known for The Car (1977), Farewell, My Lovely (1975) and Doctor Detroit (1983). She died on September 10, 2017.

American actress Born: October 29, 1920 Age: 92

123. Joe Kirkwood Jr.

Actor | Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle

Best remembered as strapping comic strip boxer Joe Palooka on screen in the late 1940s and early 1950s, fair-haired, amiable-looking, exceedingly athletic Joe Kirkwood, Jr. may have been the son of renowned professional golfer and trick artist Joe Kirkwood, but he was actually born Reginald Thomas ...

American actor Born: November 15, 1920 Age: 92

124. Douglas Dick

Actor | Rope

Douglas Dick was born on November 20, 1920 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA as Douglas Harvey Dick. He was an actor and writer, known for Rope (1948), The Second Hundred Years (1967) and Bewitched (1964). He was married to Peggy Chantler Dick and Rhoda (Ronnie) Marion Noyer. He died on December 19...

American actor Born: November 20, 1920 Age: 92

125. Noel Neill

Actress | Superman Returns

Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to ...

American actress Born: November 25, 1920 Age: 92

126. John Bartha

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

John Bartha was born in 1920 in Budapest, Hungary. He is an actor, known for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Our Man in Jamaica (1965) and Cry of Death (1968). He was previously married to Erzsi Paál.

Hungarian actor Born: 1920? Age: 92

127. Frank Thornton

Actor | Gosford Park

Frank Thornton was born on January 15, 1921 in Dulwich, London, England as Frank Thornton Ball. He was an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Are You Being Served? (1972) and The Bed Sitting Room (1969). He was married to Beryl Jane Margaret Evans. He died on March 16, 2013 in Barnes, London.

English actor Born: January 15, 1921 Age: 92

128. Herbert Ellis

Actor | The Party

Herbert Ellis was born on January 17, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Herbert Siegel. He was an actor, known for The Party (1968), The Killing (1956) and Peter Gunn (1958). He was married to Sylvia Siegel. He died on December 26, 2018 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

American actor Born: January 17, 1921 Age: 92

129. Carol Channing

Actress | Thoroughly Modern Millie

Carol Channing was born January 31, 1921, at Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a prominent newspaper editor, who was very active in the Christian Science movement. She attended high school in San Francisco and later worked as a model in Los Angeles. She attended prestigious Bennington College in...

American actress Born: January 31, 1921 Age: 92

130. Peter Sallis

Actor | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Peter Sallis was born on February 1, 1921 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England as Peter John Sallis. He was an actor, known for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Last of the Summer Wine (1973) and The Wrong Trousers (1993). He was married to Elaine Usher. He died on June 2, ...

English actor Born: February 1, 1921 Age: 92

131. Betty Jaynes

Actress | Babes in Arms

Betty Jaynes was born on February 12, 1921 in Greeneville, Tennessee, USA as Betty Jayne Schultz. She was an actress, known for Babes in Arms (1939), Swing Shift Maisie (1943) and Meet the People (1944). She was married to William Roberts and Douglas McPhail. She died on November 22, 2018 in Santa ...

American actress Born: February 12, 1921 Age: 92

132. Hugh Downs

Self | Live From Lincoln Center

Hugh Downs was born on February 14, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Hugh Malcolm Downs. He is an actor and producer, known for Live From Lincoln Center (1976), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and Concentration (1958). He was previously married to Ruth Shaheen.

American broadcaster/producer/writer/actor Born: February 14, 1921 Age: 92

133. Jack Rader

Actor | The Blob

Jack Rader was born on February 23, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Blob (1988), Outbreak (1995) and Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988).

American actor Born: February 23, 1921 Age: 92

134. Abe Vigoda

Actor | The Godfather

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing.

Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, a tailor -- both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor...

American actor Born: February 24, 1921 Age: 92

135. Josip Elic

Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Josip Elic was born on March 10, 1921 in Butte, Montana, USA. He is an actor, known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Black Rain (1989) and The Producers (1967).

American actor Born: March 10, 1921 Age: 91

136. Harry Landers

Actor | Star Trek

Harry Landers was born on September 3, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Harry Sorokin. He was an actor and director, known for Star Trek (1966), Ben Casey (1961) and Drive a Crooked Road (1954). He was married to Jeanne Vaughn Thompson. He died on September 9, 2017 in Woodland Hills, ...

American actor Born: April 3, 1921 Age: 91

137. Elizabeth Wilson

Actress | The Graduate

Elizabeth Wilson was born April 4, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Marie Ethel and Dunning Wilson. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Elizabeth's debut film appearance was an uncredited role in ...

American actress Born: April 4, 1921 Age: 91

138. Sergio Sollima

Writer | Revolver

Sergio Sollima was born on April 17, 1921 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for In the Name of Love (1973), Requiem for a Secret Agent (1966) and Violent City (1970). He died on July 1, 2015 in Rome.

Italian director/writer Born: April 17, 1921 Age: 91

139. Janine Sutto

Actress | Guide de la petite vengeance

Janine Sutto is one of Canada's most celebrated and respected actresses. In a career spanning over 70 years, she has played hundreds of roles on stage, radio and television. She has appeared at major theatres across Canada in productions ranging from classics by Molière and Shakespeare to works by ...

Canadian actress Born: April 20, 1921 Age: 91

140. Clifton James

Actor | Live and Let Die

Blustery, stocky, loud although often genial character actor who has created a niche for himself playing often frustrated and fast talking Southern characters... most noticeably as Sheriff J.W. Pepper alongside Roger Moore in the James Bond adventures Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man with the ...

American actor Born: May 29, 1921 Age: 91

141. Louis Jourdan

Actor | Octopussy

Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, to Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Britain, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with René Simon at the École Dramatique. He debuted on screen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, ...

French actor Born: June 19, 1921 Age: 91

142. Muriel Pavlow

Actress | Murder She Said

Lovely, delicate-looking actress Muriel Pavlow belongs firmly to the British cinema of the 1950s and often provided a nice counterbalance to the hectic goings-on in many comedies. Born in 1921 in Leigh, Kent, England, she was a dominant stage actress despite her petite frame and made her theatrical...

English actress Born: June 27, 1921 Age: 91

143. Jean Kent

Actress | Caravan

Vivacious, hazel-eyed, strawberry-haired Jean Kent was a popular star of British films in the 1940's and early 50's. The daughter of variety performers Norman Field and Nina Norre, she was convent-educated. By the age of ten, she accompanied her mother on tour, then spent several years in the ...

British actress Born: June 29, 1921 Age: 91

144. Nancy Reagan

Actress | Hellcats of the Navy

Nancy Reagan was born on July 6, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Anne Frances Robbins. She was an actress, known for Hellcats of the Navy (1957), East Side, West Side (1949) and Night Into Morning (1951). She was married to Ronald Reagan. She died on March 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California...

American actress Born: July 6, 1921 Age: 91

145. Jake LaMotta

Writer | Raging Bull

Jake LaMotta had one of the best chins in boxing history. In over 110 fights against the greatest middleweights in history, LaMotta was only knocked to the canvas once in his entire 14 year career. Turning pro in the early 1940s, Lamotta ran up an impressive undefeated streak before losing. He was ...

American actor Born: July 10, 1921 Age: 91

146. Frank De Felitta

Writer | The DuPont Show of the Week

Frank De Felitta was born on August 3, 1921 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Frank Paul De Felitta. He was a writer and producer, known for The DuPont Show of the Week (1961), Assignment: Underwater (1960) and Z.P.G. (1972). He was married to Dorothy Helene Gilbert. He died on March 29, ...

American director/producer/writer Born: August 3, 1921 Age: 91

147. Jane Adams

Actress | Batman and Robin

Jane turned down a full scholarship to study violin at Juilliard, opting to spend four years studying acting at the Pasadena Playhouse. She got her acting start in radio, working on Lux Radio Theatre and the Whistler. Her first brief marriage to a Navy pilot ended when he was killed in action ...

American actress Born: August 7, 1921 Age: 91

148. Esther Williams

Actress | Neptune's Daughter

Esther Jane Williams was born on August 8, 1921 in Inglewood, California. Her youth was spent as a teenage swimming champion and she won three United States National championships. She eventually was spotted by a MGM talent scout while working in a Los Angeles department store. She made her film ...

American actress Born: August 8, 1921 Age: 91

149. Matt Mattox

Actor | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Matt Mattox was born on August 18, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Harold Henry Mattox. He is known for his work on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), The United States Steel Hour (1953) and The Glory Brigade (1953). He was married to Martine Limeul and Jean Marie Caples. He died on February ...

American actor Born: August 18, 1921 Age: 91

150. Monty Hall

Producer | Let's Make a Deal

Monty Hall was born Maurice Halperin on August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1945. He's the father of Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason, television writer/director Sharon Hall, and Emmy Award winner ...

Canadian-American actor Born: August 25, 1921 Age: 91

151. Marjorie Stapp

Actress | The Adventures of Sir Galahad

Marjorie Stapp was born on September 17, 1921 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She was an actress, known for The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949), The Blazing Trail (1949) and Kronos (1957). She was married to Robert Alan Browne. She died on June 2, 2014 in Laguna Woods, California, USA.

American actress Born: September 17, 1921 Age: 91

152. Virginia Belmont

Actress | Overland Trails

Obituary: Virginia E. Califano(Virginia Belmont) Virginia Califano, 92, passed away on May 6, 2014 at her home in Hollywood, CA. The daughter of Ernestine and Henry Schupp, she was born on September, 20, 1921, in New York City. She graduated from UCLA where she studied Italian. Virginia enjoyed a ...

American actress Born: September 20, 1921 Age: 91

153. Vivian Nathan

Actress | Teacher's Pet

Vivian Nathan was born on October 26, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA as Vivian Firko. She was an actress, known for Teacher's Pet (1958), Playhouse 90 (1956) and Klute (1971). She was married to Nathan Schwalb. She died on April 3, 2015 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

American actress Born: October 26, 1921 Age: 91

154. Gene Saks

Director | The Odd Couple

Gene Saks was born on November 8, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Jean Michael Saks. He was an actor and director, known for The Odd Couple (1968), Deconstructing Harry (1997) and I.Q. (1994). He was married to Keren Victoria Ettlinger and Bea Arthur. He died on March 28, 2015 in East ...

American actor/director Born: November 8, 1921 Age: 91

155. Patricia Barry

Actress | Sea of Love

Patricia received her first break into acting very soon after she graduated from Stephens College in the mid 1940s. Almost immediately after graduating, she received a contract from Columbia Pictures. They recognized that she had the rare combination of beauty, grace and intelligence that would ...

American actress Born: November 16, 1921 Age: 91

156. Tom Felleghy

Actor | L'età di Cosimo de Medici

Tom Felleghy was born on November 26, 1921 in Budapest, Hungary as Tamás Fellegi. He is an actor and producer, known for The Age of the Medici (1972), Nana, the True Key of Pleasure (1983) and Mission Stardust (1967). He was previously married to Liane Ger.

Hungarian-Italian actor Born: November 26, 1921 Age: 91

157. Deanna Durbin

Soundtrack | Mad About Music

The girl who one day would be known as "Winnipeg's Sweetheart" was born at Grace Hospital on December 4, 1921, as Edna Mae Durbin. In her early childhood there were no obvious signs that one day she would be a bigger box office attraction than Shirley Temple. Renamed Deanna Durbin for show business...

Canadian-American actress Born: December 4, 1921 Age: 91

158. Peter Hansen

Actor | The War of the Roses

Peter Hansen was born on December 5, 1921 in Oakland, California, USA as Peter Franklin Hansen. He was an actor, known for The War of the Roses (1989), General Hospital (1963) and Dragonfly (2002). He was married to Florence Elizabeth (Betty) Moe. He died on April 9, 2017 in Santa Clarita, ...

American actor Born: December 5, 1921 Age: 91

159. Liz Smith

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Liz Smith found fame as an actress at an age when most people are considering retirement. It was a long road to eventual stardom, during which she struggled to raise a family after a broken marriage. She became best-known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley (1994) and The Royle Family but her ...

English actress Born: December 11, 1921 Age: 91

160. Mickey Knox

Actor | The Godfather Part III

Mickey Knox was born on December 24, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Abraham Knox. He is known for his work on The Godfather: Part III (1990), I Walk Alone (1947) and Cemetery Man (1994). He died on November 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

American actor Born: December 24, 1921 Age: 91

161. Edna Doré

Actress | Les Misérables

Edna Doré was born on May 31, 1921 in Bromley, Kent, England as Edna Lillian Gorring. She was an actress, known for Les Misérables (1998), Another Year (2010) and High Hopes (1988). She was married to Alexander Doré. She died on April 11, 2014 in Sussex, England.

English actress Born: 1921? Age: 91

162. Jean Gaven

Actor | La course du lièvre à travers les champs

Jean Gaven was born on January 16, 1922 in Saint-Rome de Cernon, Aveyron, France. He was an actor, known for And Hope to Die (1972), Our Men in Bagdad (1966) and Riff Raff Girls (1959). He was married to Dominique Wilms. He died on May 5, 2014 in Paris, France.

French actor Born: January 16, 1922 Age: 91

163. Betty White

Actress | The Proposal

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive for the Crouse-Hinds Electric Company. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic ...

American actress Born: January 17, 1922 Age: 91

164. Ray Anthony

Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles

Ray Anthony (real name Raymond Antonini) was born in Bentleyville, PA, on Jan. 20, 1922. His family moved to Cleveland, where he spent most of his early life. There he studied trumpet with his father. From 1940-1941 he played in Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1942 and...

American actor/songwriter/bandleader Born: January 20, 1922 Age: 91

165. Ellen Vogel

Actress | Zonder Ernst

Ellen Vogel was born on January 26, 1922 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Ellen Marie Elze Anthing Vogel. She was an actress, known for Zonder Ernst (1992), Bernhard, Scoundrel of Orange (2010) and Beatrix, Oranje onder Vuur (2012). She was married to Joan James Charles Maria Joseph ...

Dutch actress Born: January 26, 1922 Age: 91

166. Huguette Oligny

Actress | Les lumières de ma ville

Huguette Oligny was born on January 31, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was an actress, known for Lights of My City (1950), Salut Victor (1989) and Kamouraska (1973). She was married to Gratien Gélinas and Marcel Alexandre. She died on May 9, 2013 in Montreal.

Canadian actor Born: January 31, 1922 Age: 91

167. William Phipps

Actor | The War of the Worlds

In the early days of 1950s science-fiction, one of the first people to become identified with the genre was actor William Phipps. Aside from furnishing the voice of Prince Charming in Disney's cartoon classic Cinderella (1950), Phipps also hid his boyish face beneath a beard as the star of Arch ...

American actor/producer Born: February 4, 1922 Age: 91

168. Patrick Macnee

Actor | A View to a Kill

British actor Patrick Macnee was born on February 6, 1922 in London, England into a wealthy and eccentric family. His father, Daniel Macnee, was a race horse trainer, who drank and gambled away the family fortune, leaving young Patrick to be raised by his lesbian mother, Dorothea Mary, and her ...

English actor Born: February 6, 1922 Age: 91

169. Steven Hill

Actor | Law & Order

Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1922, as Solomon Krakovsky, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Hill became interested in the theater as a little boy. After graduation from high school, he served in the Naval Reserve (1940-44). From there, he worked alongside a young, unknown star Marlon Brando in "A ...

American actor Born: February 24, 1922 Age: 91

170. James Noble

Actor | 1776

The son of a Dallas wholesale coal dealer, Noble spent much of his youth attending pool halls and movie houses. He retained his expertise with a pool cue throughout his life, while his stronger interest in acting (fueled by movies) manifested itself in local stage productions and drama studies at ...

American actor Born: March 5, 1922 Age: 90

171. Walter Grauman

Director | Blue Light

Walter Grauman was born on March 17, 1922 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Walter Eliott Grauman. He was a director and producer, known for Blue Light (1966), The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970) and The New Breed (1961). He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Buckley Parker, Joan Taylor and Suzanne Carla ...

American director/producer Born: March 17, 1922 Age: 90

172. Carl Reiner

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Carl Reiner is a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, four as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award for his "2,000 Year Old Man" album, based on his ...

American actor Born: March 20, 1922 Age: 90

173. Stewart Stern

Writer | The Ugly American

Stewart Stern was born on March 22, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA as Stewart Henry Stern. He is known for his work on The Ugly American (1963), Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Rachel, Rachel (1968). He was married to Marilee Stiles Stern. He died on February 2, 2015 in Seattle, Washington, ...

American screenwriter Born: March 22, 1922 Age: 90

174. Marty Allen

Actor | Night Gallery

Marty Allen was born on March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Morton David Alpern. He was an actor, known for Night Gallery (1969), The Naked Face (1984) and Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein (1974). He was married to Karon Kate Blackwell and Lorraine 'Frenchy' Trydelle. He...

American actor Born: March 23, 1922 Age: 90

175. Carlo Lizzani

Director | Banditi a Milano

Carlo Lizzani was born on April 3, 1922 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for The Violent Four (1968), Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954) and It's a Hard Life (1964). He was married to Edith Bieber. He died on October 5, 2013 in Rome.

Italian director/screenwriter Born: April 3, 1922 Age: 90

176. Margia Dean

Actress | The Quatermass Xperiment

Stunning, dark-haired '40s and '50s leading lady Margia Dean was the daughter of a Greek lawyer. Her parents moved from Athens to the US in 1913, a number of years before her birth on April 7, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois. The youngest of three girls, she was christened Marguerite Louise Skliris. Her...

American actress Born: April 7, 1922 Age: 90

177. Audrey Long

Actress | Born to Kill

Audrey Long was born on April 14, 1922 in Orlando, Florida, USA. She was an actress, known for Born to Kill (1947), David Harding, Counterspy (1950) and Desperate (1947). She was married to Leslie Charteris and Edward Rubin. She died on September 19, 2014 in Virginia Water, Surrey, England.

American actress Born: April 14, 1922 Age: 90

178. Michael Ansara

Actor | The Message

Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got ...

Syrian-American actor Born: April 15, 1922 Age: 90

179. Barbara Hale

Actress | Perry Mason

Barbara was born on 18 April 1922, as one of two children. As a young girl, Ms. Hale intended to major in art and drawing; she began her professional career as a model for a comic strip called "Ramblin' Bill", during the time she was working her way through The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She ...

American actress Born: April 18, 1922 Age: 90

180. Monica Lewis

Actress | Earthquake

For almost two decades, Monica Lewis was the idealized, wholesomely sexy sound and image of apple-pie America, lending a curvaceous, dimpled smile and melodious voice of hope to thousands of U.S. troops through two of the 20th century's greatest wars. She starred on the very first "Ed Sullivan Show...

American actress Born: May 5, 1922 Age: 90

181. Bill Macy

Actor | The Jerk

Bill Macy was born on May 18, 1922 in Revere, Massachusetts, USA as Wolf Martin Garber. He is an actor, known for The Jerk (1979), Maude (1972) and Analyze This (1999). He has been married to Samantha Harper since May 4, 1975. He was previously married to Judith Janus.

American actor Born: May 18, 1922 Age: 90

182. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

English actor Born: May 27, 1922 Age: 90

183. Joan Copeland

Actress | Brother Bear

Joan Copeland, the sister of famed playwright Arthur Miller, is a renowned actress in her own right. She made her name on Broadway, debuting there in 1945 to begin a career that lasted more than 60 years. She also had a long career on television, where she appeared in a number of that medium's most...

American actress Born: June 1, 1922 Age: 90

184. Umberto Raho

Actor | Double Team

Umberto Raho was born on June 4, 1922 in Bari, Puglia, Italy. He was an actor, known for Double Team (1997), The Last Man on Earth (1964) and Seven Seas to Calais (1962). He died on January 9, 2016 in Anzio, Lazio, Italy.

Italian actor Born: June 4, 1922 Age: 90

185. Sheila Sim

Actress | A Canterbury Tale

Sheila Sim was born on June 5, 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire [now in Merseyside], England as Sheila Beryl Grant Sim. She was an actress, known for A Canterbury Tale (1944), West of Zanzibar (1954) and Dear Mr. Prohack (1949). She was married to Richard Attenborough. She died on January 19, 2016 in ...

English actress Born: June 5, 1922 Age: 90

186. Bill Kerr

Actor | Gallipoli

In the 1950s, Bill Kerr was one of Tony Hancock's regular sidekicks in the popular radio series 'Hancock's Half Hour'. In the first series he was smarter than Tony, but as the series progressed he became more and more stupid and childlike, regularly calling Tony 'Tubb'. Despite remaining on the ...

Australian actor Born: June 10, 1922 Age: 90

187. Eleanor Parker

Actress | The Sound of Music

Eleanor Jean Parker was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, the last of three children born to a mathematics teacher and his wife. Eleanor caught the acting bug early and began performing in school plays. She was was so serious about becoming a thespian that she attended the Rice Summer ...

American actress Born: June 26, 1922 Age: 90

188. Dick Smith

Make_up_department | The Exorcist

Dick Smith was born on June 26, 1922 in Larchmont, New York, USA as Richard Emerson Smith. He is known for his work on The Exorcist (1973), Altered States (1980) and Scanners (1981). He was married to Jocelyn DeRosa. He died on July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

American make-up artist Born: June 26, 1922 Age: 90

189. William Schallert

Actor | Innerspace

The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...

American actor Born: July 6, 1922 Age: 90

190. Kay Starr

Soundtrack | The Nice Guys

Kay Starr was born on July 21, 1922 in Dougherty, Oklahoma, USA as Katherine Laverne Starks. She was married to Earl Spencer Callicutt, George Alfred Mellen, Vic Schoen, Harold Solomon (Stanley), Roy E. Davis and Woody Gunther. She died on November 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

American singer/actress Born: July 21, 1922 Age: 90

191. Damiano Damiani

Writer | Il giorno della civetta

Damiano Damiani was born on July 23, 1922 in Pasiano di Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Mafia (1968), The Reunion (1963) and Confessions of a Police Captain (1971). He died on March 7, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Italian director/writer Born: July 23, 1922 Age: 90

192. Norman Lear

Writer | All in the Family

Norman Lear is a World War II veteran, actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms like All In The Family, Good Times, Sanford And Son, The Jeffersons, Maude, and many other sitcoms that defined and revolutionized American television.

Norman Milton Lear was born in New ...

American producer/director/writer Born: July 27, 1922 Age: 90

193. Buck Kartalian

Actor | Planet of the Apes

Buck Kartalian was born on August 13, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Vahe Kartalian. He was an actor, known for Planet of the Apes (1968), The Rock (1996) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Margaret Poloshjian and Mary E. Bannister. He died on May 24, 2016 in ...

American actor Born: August 13, 1922 Age: 90

194. Micheline Presle

Actress | If a Man Answers

Dark-haired, Paris-born Micheline Presle (better known in the States as Micheline Prelle) was the daughter of a businessman and took acting classes as a teen. She was discovered by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and cast in Young Girls in Trouble (1939) (Young Girls in Distress) and Four Flights to Love (1940)...

French actress Born: August 22, 1922 Age: 90

195. Jean Darling

Actress | Jane Eyre

Having toured the world with husband, Kajar the Magician's Show 'Magicadabr', Jean Darling settled in Dublin and became an author of dozens of short mysteries for Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazines and Horror Fantasy for Whispers Magazine, etc. In 1980 she became Aunty ...

American actress Born: August 23, 1922 Age: 90

196. Sid Caesar

Actor | Grease

Comedian, saxophonist, composer, actor and musician, he performed within the orchestras of Charlie Spivak, Shep Fields and Claude Thornhill as saxophonist. Later, as super-hip jazz musician "Cool Cees" in television skits, he played tenor saxophone, and sang with the satirical trio "The Hair Cuts" ...

American actor Born: September 8, 1922 Age: 90

197. Robert Day

Director | The Big Game

Robert Day worked his way up from clapper boy to camera operator to full-fledged lensman in his native England before giving directing a shot in the mid-1950s. His first film as director, the black-comic The Green Man (1956) for the writer-producer team of 'Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, ...

English director Born: September 11, 1922 Age: 90

198. Janis Paige

Actress | Silk Stockings

Joyous scene-stealer Janis Paige started out playing rather bland film ingénues, but never seemed to be comfortable in those roles--she had too much snap, crackle and pop to be confined in such a formulaic way.

Born Donna Mae Tjaden in 1922 in Tacoma, Washington, she was singing in public from age 5...

American actress Born: September 16, 1922 Age: 90

199. Bert I. Gordon

Director | Empire of the Ants

Bert I. Gordon, affectionately nicknamed "Mr. B.I.G." by Forrest J. Ackerman, produced, directed, and wrote more than twenty-five Sci/Fi and Horror features, such as The Magic Sword (1962), The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Village of the Giants (1965), The Cyclops (1957), in addition to comedies ...

American director/producer Born: September 24, 1922 Age: 90

200. Lizabeth Scott

Actress | Too Late for Tears

Lizabeth Scott was born Emma Matzo on September 29, 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children of Mary (Pennock) and John Matzo, who were Slovak immigrants. Scott attended Marywood Seminary and the Alvienne School of the Theatre in New York City, where she adopted the stage name of ...

American actress Born: September 29, 1922 Age: 90

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