Oldest Living Actors and Celebrities

by jonesie12345 | created - 24 Feb 2018 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

I realize these kinds of lists quickly become inaccurate, but I will try to update it at least every couple months.

ALL OF THESE CELEBRITIES WERE ALIVE ON JANUARY 1, 2019

CELEBRITIES WHO DIED AFTER I MADE THE LIST ON JANUARY 1, 2019 WERE MOVED TO THE END OF THE LIST

Listed according to age, oldest to youngest

101. Michael Constantine

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Award-winning Greek-American actor Michael Constantine (born 22 May 1927) is best known for his portrayal of the Windex bottle-toting family patriarch "Gus Portokalos" in the sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Before his appearance in that movie and the subsequent TV series based on it, ...

Born 5/22/27, age 91

102. Jerry Stiller

Actor | Hairspray

As the short, hypertensive male counterpart of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara", Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on television variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), on which they ...

Born 6/8/27, age 91; father of actor/director Ben Stiller

103. Gina Lollobrigida

Actress | Notre-Dame de Paris

Gina Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy. Destined to be called "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", Gina possibly had St. Brigid as part of her surname. She was the daughter of a furniture manufacturer, and grew up in the pictorial mountain village. The young Gina did some ...

Born 7/4/27, age 91

104. Doc Severinsen

Soundtrack | Sharky's Machine

Doc Severinsen was born on July 7, 1927 in Arlington, Oregon, USA as Carl Hilding Severinsen. He is known for his work on Sharky's Machine (1981), Cheers (1982) and Isn't She Great (2000). He has been married to Emily Marshall since May 17, 1980. He was previously married to Evonne Nyman and Jane ...

Born 7/7/27, age 91

105. Ed Ames

Actor | Daniel Boone

Born Malden, Massachusetts on July 9, 1927 (real name Urick), Ed, Vic Ames, Gene Ames and Joe Ames were sons of Ukrainian Jewish parents and four of nine children. They were very poor but Ed attended Boston Public Latin School along with brother Joe. The singing group, The Ames Brothers, was formed...

Born 7/9/27, age 91

106. L.Q. Jones

Actor | The Edge

Tall, sandy haired, mustachioed actor from Texas born Justus McQueen, who adopted the name of the character he portrayed in his first film, Battle Cry (1955). Jones, with his craggy, gaunt looks, first appeared in minor character roles in plenty of WWII films including The Young Lions (1958), The ...

Born 8/19/27, age 91

107. Norm Crosby

Actor | Grown Ups 2

Norm Crosby was born on September 15, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Grown Ups 2 (2013), Cougar Club (2007) and Alright Already (1997). He has been married to Joan Crane Foley since November 1, 1966. They have two children.

Born 9/15/27, age 91

108. Rosemary Harris

Actress | Spider-Man

Rosemary Harris was born on September 19, 1927 in Ashby, Suffolk, England as Rosemary Ann Harris. She is an actress, known for Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). She was previously married to John Ehle and Ellis Rabb.

Born 9/19/27, age 91

109. Tommy Lasorda

Actor | Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

Tommy Lasorda was one of the best managers in baseball until his retirement in July 1996. He was involved with the Los Angeles Dodgers for over 50 years. He managed the team from 1976 to 1996. He retired due to a heart attack. He thought being a manager would be too stressful.

Born 9/22/27, age 91

110. Eileen Ryan

Actress | Feast

Eileen Ryan was born on October 15, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as Eileen Rose Annucci. She is an actress, known for Feast (2005), Parenthood (1989) and Eight Legged Freaks (2002). She was previously married to Leo Penn.

Born 10/15/27, age 91; mother of actors Sean Penn and Chris Penn

111. Estelle Parsons

Actress | Bonnie and Clyde

The charming, witty, and immeasurably gifted Estelle Parsons was born November 20, 1927 in Lynn, Massachusetts, to Elinor and Eben Parsons. She attended the Oak Grove School for Girls in Maine, and later graduated from Connecticut College in 1949. She worked as a singer with a band before she ...

Born 11/20/27, age 91

112. Walter Mondale

Self | The Reagan Presidency

Walter Mondale was born on January 5, 1928 in Ceylon, Minnesota, USA as Walter Frederick Mondale. He was previously married to Joan Adams.

Born 1/5/28, age 91; 42nd Vice-President of the United States

113. Mitchell Ryan

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

American character actor born in Cincinnati and raised in Louisville, Mitchell Ryan is a well known supporting actor in films and television. During his term in the Navy in 1951, he was assigned to the Special Services Entertainment and became hooked on acting. After his term in the Navy, he ...

Born 1/11/28, age 91

114. Joanne Linville

Actress | Star Trek

Joanne Linville made her mark on television from the 1950s-'80s, appearing in such respected anthology series as Studio One in Hollywood (1948), Kraft Theatre (1947) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), among others. While her film work consisted mainly of smaller character roles and she never had...

Born 1/15/28, age 91

115. Stuart Whitman

Actor | The Comancheros

Stuart Maxwell Whitman is an American leading man, known for his rugged roles. He was born in San Francisco, California, the elder of two sons of Cecilia (Gold) and Joseph Whitman, a realtor. His mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his paternal grandparents were Polish Jews. His family ...

Born 2/1/28, age 91

116. Conrad Janis

Actor | The Cable Guy

Conrad Janis was born on February 11, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Conrad Janowitz. He is an actor and director, known for The Cable Guy (1996), Airport 1975 (1974) and Bad Blood (2012). He has been married to Maria Grimm since November 30, 1987. He was previously married to Ronda Copland...

Born 2/11/28, age 91

117. Paul Dooley

Actor | Breaking Away

Dooley was a keen cartoonist as a youth and drew a strip for a local paper in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He joined the Navy before discovering acting while at college. Moving to New York, he soon found success as a regular on the stage. Also having an interest in comedy, Dooley was a stand-up ...

Born 2/22/28, age 91

118. Joss Ackland

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of ...

Born 2/29/28, age 91

119. Estelle Harris

Actress | Toy Story 2

Estelle Harris was born on April 4, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Estelle Nussbaum. She is an actress, known for Toy Story 2 (1999), Brother Bear (2003) and Seinfeld (1989). She has been married to Sy Harris since 1954. They have three children.

Born 4/4/28, age 91

120. Hardy Krüger

Actor | The Flight of the Phoenix

At thirteen years, German-born and raised Hardy Kruger became a member of the "Hitler Jugend" (Hitler Youth), as did all 13-year-old boys in Germany then. The purpose of the organization was to prepare the boys for military service. At age 15, Hardy made his film debut in a German picture (Young ...

Born 4/12/28, age 91; father of actor Hardy Kruger, Jr.

121. Bruce Kirby

Actor | The Muppet Movie

Bruce Kirby was born on April 24, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Sr. He is an actor, known for The Muppet Movie (1979), Crash (2004) and Stand by Me (1986). He has been married to Rosalyn Heischuber since November 7, 1976. He was previously married to Lucille ...

Born 4/24/28, age 91

122. Yvonne Furneaux

Actress | Repulsion

Eclectic is the qualificative that best defines the career of Yvonne Furneaux. Born in Roubaix (a big industrial town in the North of France) in 1928, the little girl was immediately placed under the sign of bilingualism, her father being English and her mother French. As a result, once this ...

Born 5/11/28, age 90

123. Burt Bacharach

Music_department | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Burt Bacharach is a well known and multi award winning singer and song writer. He has been married to Jane Hansen since 1993, and they have two children together. She is his fourth wife and he has four children. He has worked on many sound tracks including the smash hit, "Beware of the Blob" for ...

Born 5/12/28, age 90

124. Sara Shane

Actress | Magnificent Obsession

This gorgeous blonde was born Elaine Sterling on May 18, 1928, in Kirkwood, Missouri, and raised in St. Louis before beginning her career as a face and hand model for cosmetic ads. She moved briefly to NYC before transporting herself to Hollywood, wherein she earned an MGM contract. She decorated a...

Born 5/18/28, age 90

125. Ruth Westheimer

Actress | Dr. Ruth's House

Ruth Westheimer was born on June 4, 1928 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany as Karola Ruth Siegel. She is an actress, known for Dr. Ruth's House (1990), Electric Dreams (1984) and One Woman or Two (1985). She was previously married to Manfred "Fred" Westheimer.

Born 6/4/28, age 90

126. James Ivory

Writer | Call Me by Your Name

The main part of his few movies were filmed in the quarter of a century in which he worked closely together with the Indian producer Ismail Merchant and the German writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. His first films are all set in India and are very much influenced by the style of Satyajit Ray and Jean ...

Born 6/7/28, age 90; director who made more than 50 films with his partner, producer Ismail Merchant; they garnered 31 Academy Award nominations during their 44-year collaboration

127. Patricia Hitchcock

Actress | Strangers on a Train

Patricia Hitchcock was born on July 7, 1928 in Kensington, London, England as Patricia Alma Hitchcock. She is an actress, known for Strangers on a Train (1951), Psycho (1960) and Stage Fright (1950). She was previously married to Joseph Edward O'Connell Jr.

Born 7/7/28, age 90; actress and daughter of iconic director Alfred Hitchcock

128. Nancy Olson

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

She cast such a sunny, positive glow in 1950s and 1960s films that you wonder how her promising career might have turned out had it not taken a sudden family detour. Lovely Milwaukee-born Nancy (Ann) Olson was the daughter of Henry, a physician, and Evelyn Olson, and educated at the University of ...

Born 7/14/28, age 90

129. Orson Bean

Actor | Being John Malkovich

Orson Bean, the American actor, television personality and author, was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont to George Burrows, a policeman who later went on to become the chief of campus police at Harvard University, and the former Marian Pollard. The newborn Dallas...

Born 7/22/28, age 90

130. Lina Wertmüller

Writer | Pasqualino Settebellezze

Lina Wertmüller was born on August 14, 1928 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spañol von Braueich. She is a writer and director, known for Seven Beauties (1975), The Basilisks (1963) and Swept Away (1974). She was previously married to Enrico Job.

Born 8/14/28, age 90

131. Ann Blyth

Actress | Mildred Pierce

The dark, petulant beauty of this petite American film and musical star worked to her advantage, especially in her early dramatic career. Ann Marie Blyth was born of Irish stock to Harry and Nan Blyth on August 16, 1928, in Mt. Kisco, New York. Her parents split while she was young and she, her ...

Born 8/16/28, age 90

132. George Maharis

Actor | The Satan Bug

Tall, dark and handsome, not to mention a charismatic rebel of 60s Hollywood, actor George Maharis (real Greek family name is Mahairas) was born in 1928 in Astoria, New York as one of seven children. His immigrant father was a restaurateur. George expressed an early interest in singing and ...

Born 9/1/28, age 90

133. Earl Holliman

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Louisiana-born actor Earl Holliman, after a stint in the Navy, studied at UCLA and the Pasadena Playhouse before earning his break in the Martin/Lewis comedy Scared Stiff (1953). He gained clout after portraying a variety of young, manly characters in rugged westerns and war drama, ranging from dim...

Born 9/11/28, age 90

134. Henry Silva

Actor | The Manchurian Candidate

Henry Silva was born on September 15, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City. He quit public school to attend drama classes at age 13, supporting himself as a dishwasher in a Manhattan hotel. By 1955, Silva had moved up from dishwasher to waiter, and felt ready to audition for the Actors Studio. He was ...

Born 9/15/28, age 90

135. Marion Ross

Actress | Superhero Movie

The lovely, continuously upbeat and iconic All-American mom from the classic Happy Days (1974) TV sitcom had fervent desires of becoming an actress while growing up in her obscure Minnesota town. Born Marian Ross (with an "a") in 1928, she grew up in her native state and, at one time, worked as a ...

Born 10/25/28, age 90

136. Dianne Foster

Actress | Night Passage

A curvaceous and comely lead and second lead actress of the 1950s and 1960s screen, Dianne Foster was born with the unlikely stage name of Olga Helen Laruska on October 31, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Of Ukrainian parentage, she began her stage career performing in high school plays and in ...

Born 10/31/28, age 90

137. Kathleen Hughes

Actress | Revenge

Kathleen Hughes was born on November 14, 1928 in Hollywood, California, USA as Elizabeth Margaret von Gerkan. She is an actress, known for Revenge (1990), Telephone Time (1956) and Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949). She was previously married to Stanley Rubin.

Born 11/14/28, age 90

138. Clu Gulager

Actor | The Return of the Living Dead

Clu Gulager was born William Martin Gulager in Holdenville, Hughes County, Oklahoma. His nickname was given to him by his father for the clu-clu birds (known in English as martins, like his middle name) that were nesting at the Gulager home at the time Clu was born. He grew up on his uncle's ranch ...

Born 11/16/28, age 90

139. Dena Dietrich

Actress | History of the World: Part I

Dena Dietrich was born on December 4, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), Karen (1975) and Philly (2001).

Born 12/4/28, age 90

140. Terry Moore

Actress | Come Back, Little Sheba

Born Helen Luella Koford on January 7, 1929, the Los Angeles, California, native worked as a model before she made her film debut at age 11 in 20th Century-Fox's Maryland (1940). Throughout the 1940s she worked under a variety of names (her own, Judy Ford and January Ford) before settling on Terry ...

Born 1/7/29, age 90

141. Arte Johnson

Actor | Love at First Bite

Arte Johnson was born on January 20, 1929 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA as Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson. He is an actor and writer, known for Love at First Bite (1979), Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) and The President's Analyst (1967). He has been married to Gisela Johnson since August 15, ...

Born 1/20/29, age 90

142. Jerry Adler

Actor | Manhattan Murder Mystery

Jerry Adler was born on February 4, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jerome Elliott Adler. He is known for his work on Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), In Her Shoes (2005) and Prime (2005). He has been married to Joan Laxman since July 3, 1994. He was previously married to Dolores ...

Born 2/4/29, age 90

143. Allan Miller

Actor | Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Allan Miller was born on February 14, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985) and Bad Words (2013). He has been married to Laura A. Zucker since January 25, 1976. He was previously married to Anita Cooper.

Born 2/14/29, age 90

144. Rebecca Schull

Actress | Wings

Rebecca Schull was born on February 22, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Rebecca Anna Wattenberg. She is an actress, known for Wings (1990), United 93 (2006) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). She was previously married to Eugene Arnold Schull.

Born 2/22/29, age 90

145. James Hong

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...

Born 2/22/29, age 90

146. Mark Rydell

Director | On Golden Pond

Mark Rydell was born on March 23, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Mortimer H. Rydell. He is known for his work on On Golden Pond (1981), The Long Goodbye (1973) and James Dean (2001). He was previously married to Esther Jacobs and Joanne Linville.

Born 3/23/29, age 90

147. Jane Powell

Actress | A Date with Judy

Jane Powell was singing and dancing at an early age. She sang on the radio and performed in theaters before her screen debut in 1944. Through the 1940s and 1950s, she had a successful career in movie musicals. However, in 1957, her career in films ended, as she had outgrown her innocent ...

Born 4/1/29, age 90

148. André Previn

Music_department | My Fair Lady

German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor André George Previn (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin, in Berlin) was for eight decades a hugely influential and prolific figure in jazz, as well as classical and film music. Being Jewish, Previn's family was forced to leave Hitler's Germany in ...

Born 4/6/29, age 90

149. Liz Sheridan

Actress | Seinfeld

Liz Sheridan was born on April 10, 1929 in Rye, New York, USA as Elizabeth Ann Sheridan. She is known for her work on Seinfeld (1989), Who's That Girl (1987) and Play the Game (2009). She was previously married to William Dale Wales.

Born 4/10/29, age 90

150. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

Born 4/10/29, age 90

151. John Conyers

Self | Fahrenheit 9/11

John Conyers was born on May 16, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as John Conyers Jr. He has been married to Monica Esters since June 4, 1990. They have two children.

Born 5/16/1929, age 90; American politician who served more than 50 years in Congress, the sixth longest tenure in US history

152. Ann Robinson

Actress | The War of the Worlds

Growing up in the proverbial shadow of the studios, California native Ann Robinson acted in grade-school plays and later fibbed her way into the movie business as a stunt woman on movies such as Black Midnight (1949), The Story of Molly X (1949), and Frenchie (1950). She was part of Paramount's ...

Born 5/25/29, age 90

153. Bonnie Bartlett

Actress | Twins

Bonnie Bartlett grew up in Moline, Illinois. Her father E.E. was a failed Shakespearean actor who became an insurance salesman. Her mother Carrie was a homemaker. At an early age, Bonnie became determined to fulfill her father's failed acting career. She went to Northwestern University to study ...

Born 6/20/29, age 89

154. Pat Crawford Brown

Actress | The Rocketeer

Pat Crawford Brown was born on June 29, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Rocketeer (1991), Reality Bites (1994) and Norbit (2007). She was previously married to Calvin Burdell Brown.

Born 6/29/29, age 89

155. Don Murray

Actor | Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Don Murray is an American actor. He is primarily known for playing Governor Breck, the authoritarian ruler in the science fiction film "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" (1972).

Murray was born in 1929 to Dennis Aloisius Murray and his wife Ethel Cook. Dennis worked as a dance director and stage ...

Born 7/31/29, age 89

156. Vera Miles

Actress | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she ...

Born 8/23/29, age 89

157. Bob Newhart

Actor | The Rescuers

Bob Newhart is an American actor and stand-up comedian. His comedic style involves deadpan delivery of dialogue, a slight stammer when talking, and comedic monologues. He has cited earlier comedians George Gobel (1919-1991), Ray Goulding (1920-1990), and Bob Elliott (1923-2016) as his main ...

Born 9/5/29, age 89

158. Barbara Walters

Producer | The Barbara Walters Special

Barbara Walters was born on September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Barbara Jill Walters. She is a producer and writer, known for The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976), The View (1997) and 20/20 (1978). She was previously married to Merv Adelson, Lee Guber and Robert Henry Katz.

Born 9/25/29, age 89

159. Fernanda Montenegro

Actress | Central do Brasil

Arlette Pinheiro Esteves da Silva was born on 16th October 1929 in Rio de Janeiro. She adopted the name "Fernanda" because she thought it sounded good. "Montenegro" came after her family doctor.

In late 40s she was translating and adapting famous theater plays to radio. She begun her artistic life ...

Born 10/16/29, age 89

160. Joan Plowright

Actress | The Spiderwick Chronicles

Dame Joan Ann Plowright, the Baroness Olivier, is one of the most distinguished actors of her generation. She may be best remembered as the third wife and widow of Laurence Olivier, generally considered the greatest anglophone actor of the 20th Century, but she had a distinguished career of her own...

Born 10/28/29, age 89

161. June Squibb

Actress | Nebraska

June Squibb is an American actress, once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Squibb was born in 1929 in Vandalia, Illinois. Vandalia had served as the state capital of Illinois for two decades (1819-1839), but it has remained a small city since the capital was transferred ...

Born 11/6/29, age 89

162. Edward Asner

Actor | Up

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 ...

Born 11/15/29, age 89

163. Jerry Hardin

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

A highly engaging, charismatic, and reliable character actor with a long and distinguished career spanning half a century, Jerry Hardin has been gracing both the big and small screen, and stage, with many enjoyable performances, highlighted by a relaxed and pleasing Southern twang. Born November 20...

Born 11/20/29, age 89

164. Berry Gordy

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Berry Gordy was born on November 28, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Berry Gordy III. He was previously married to Grace Easton, Raynoma Singleton and Thelma Louise Coleman.

Born 11/28/29, age 89; founder of Motown Records and Tamla Records

165. Christopher Plummer

Actor | Beginners

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the only child of Isabella Mary (Abbott), a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University, and John Orme Plummer, who sold securities and stocks. He is a great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third Prime Minister...

Born 12/13/29, age 89

166. Mara Corday

Actress | Sudden Impact

The actress was born Marilyn Watts in Santa Monica, California, 17 years before she put her foot on the bottom step of the show biz ladder, dancing in the back row of the chorus in "Earl Carroll's Revue" at the famed showman's theater-restaurant in Hollywood. Modeling for photographers led to wider...

Born 1/3/30, age 89

167. Frances Sternhagen

Actress | Misery

Raised in Washington, D.C., Frances Sternhagen taught acting, singing and dancing to school children before first performing herself with the Arena Stage Group. Since that time, she has been seen in numerous Broadway show, has been nominated five times for a Tony Award and received one for "The ...

Born 1/13/30, age 89

168. Tippi Hedren

Actress | The Birds

Tippi Hedren was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Dorothea Henrietta (Eckhardt) and Bernard Carl Hedren, who ran a general store. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of German and Norwegian ancestry. Tippi was working as a New York fashion model when she married ...

Born 1/19/30, age 89; mother of actress Melanie Griffith and grandmother of actress Dakota Johnson

169. Buzz Aldrin

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Buzz Aldrin was born on January 20, 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA as Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. He is known for his work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), The Big Bang Theory (2007) and Space Brothers (2012). He was previously married to Lois Driggs Cannon, Beverly Van Zile and Joan Ann ...

Born 1/20/30, age 89; astronaut and second man to walk on the moon

170. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After ...

Born 1/30/30, age 89

171. Robert Wagner

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Robert John Wagner Jr. was born on February 10, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner Sr., a traveling salesman. His paternal grandparents were German and his maternal grandparents were Norwegian. His family moved to Los Angeles when ...

Born 2/10/30, age 89

172. Joanne Woodward

Actress | Rachel, Rachel

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a ...

2/27/30, age 89

173. Stephen Sondheim

Soundtrack | Dick Tracy

Sondheim's work as a composer-lyricist over the past four decades has set the standard for modern American musical theater. He has won a record seven Tony Awards for his songwriting, and received a Pulitzer Prize for Sunday in the Park with George. Sondheim was an unpaid and uncredited clapper boy ...

Born 3/22/30, age 89

174. Sandra Day O'Connor

Actress | Wallace Stegner

A mild-mannered jurist who thinks carefully before she speaks or makes decisions, Sandra Day O'Connor does not project the figure of a trailblazer. But she became exactly that. She was the daughter of cattle ranchers Henry Day and Ada Wilkey. She was a true child of the frontier, learning how to ...

Born 3/26/30, age 89; first woman appointed to U.S. Supreme Court

175. John Astin

Actor | The Frighteners

Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and ...

Born 3/30/30, age 89; father of actor Mackenzie Astin and stepfather of actor Sean Astin

176. Alan Oppenheimer

Actor | Westworld

Alan Oppenheimer was born on April 23, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Alan Louis Oppenheimer. He is an actor, known for Westworld (1973), 9 (2009) and He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985). He was previously married to Marianna Elliott and Marilyn Greenwood.

Born 4/23/30, age 89

177. Richard Donner

Director | Superman

Richard Donner was born on April 24, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard D. Schwartzberg. He is a director and producer, known for Superman (1978), Ladyhawke (1985) and Lethal Weapon (1987). He has been married to Lauren Shuler Donner since November 27, 1986.

Born 4/24/30, age 89

178. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

Born 5/31/30, age 89; father of actors Alison, Scott, Francesca, and Morgan Eastwood

179. Gena Rowlands

Actress | The Notebook

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage, and television actress, whose career in the entertainment industry has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes ...

Born 6/19/30, age 88

180. Robert Evans

Producer | Chinatown

Raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side (his father was a dentist with a thriving practice in Harlem), Evans began his show-business career as a teenage radio act or. After flopping in his first attempt at movie acting, he took a job promoting sales of ladies' slacks for Evan-Picone, the clothing ...

Born 6/29/30, age 88

181. Gordon Pinsent

Actor | Away from Her

Gordon Edward Pinsent was born on July 12, 1930 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, to Florence (Cooper) and Stephen Arthur Pinsent. Gordon was known as "Porky" as a child, and dreamed of performing as early as he can remember. He served with the Royal Canadian Regiment from 1948-51....

Born 7/12/30, age 88

182. Sally Ann Howes

Actress | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Sally Ann Howes grew up in a show business family led by her father, famous English comedian/actor Bobby Howes, her mother Patricia Malone and grandfather, Broadway director Capt. J.A.E. Malone. She had her first screen test offer on her 12th birthday and went on to star in several films before she...

Born 7/20/30, age 88

183. Sean Connery

Actor | The Rock

The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for being the original actor to portray the character of James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him ...

Born 8/25/30, age 88; father of actor Jason Connery

184. Warren Buffett

Actor | Entourage

Warren Edward Buffett born in Omaha ( August 30, 1930 ). He developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the age of 19. Buffett...

Born 8/30/30, age 88; in 2008 Forbes magazine declared him the richest person in the world with a net worth of $66 billion dollars

185. Lois Smith

Actress | Minority Report

Lois Smith was born on November 3, 1930 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as Lois Arlene Humbert. She is an actress, known for Minority Report (2002), Lady Bird (2017) and Twister (1996). She was previously married to Wesley Dale Smith.

Born 11/3/30, age 88

186. Jean-Luc Godard

Director | Pierrot le fou

Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of ...

Born 12/3/30, age 88

187. Buck Henry

Writer | The Graduate

Buck Henry was born on December 9, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Buck Henry Zuckerman. He is a writer and actor, known for The Graduate (1967), Get Smart (1965) and Catch-22 (1970). He is married to Sally.

Born 12/9/30, age 88

188. Jean-Louis Trintignant

Actor | Amour

Born 1930 in Piolenc in south France as son of a wealthy industrialist. Studied law in Aix-en-Provence. Started theatrical acting in 1950, but was regarded untalented at first, until Roger Vadim discovered him for the movies. When the press stalked him 1956 because of rumors of an affair with ...

Born 12/11/30, age 88

189. Armin Mueller-Stahl

Actor | Eastern Promises

Armin Mueller-Stahl was born on December 17, 1930 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Shine (1996) and The International (2009). He has been married to Gabriele Scholz since 1973. They have one child. He was previously married to Monika ...

Born 12/17/30, age 88

190. Robert Duvall

Actor | The Apostle

Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a ...

born 1/5/31, age 88

191. James Earl Jones

Actor | Rogue One

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...

Born 1/17/31, age 88

192. Mamie Van Doren

Actress | Teacher's Pet

Mamie Van Doren was born on February 6, 1931 in Rowena, South Dakota, USA as Joan Lucille Olander. She is an actress, known for Teacher's Pet (1958), The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966) and Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968). She has been married to Thomas Dixon since June 26, 1979...

Born 2/6/31, age 88

193. Rip Torn

Actor | Men in Black

Rip Torn was born Elmore Rual Torn, Jr. on February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas, the son of Thelma Mary (Spacek) and Elmore Rudolph Torn, who was an agriculturalist and economist, credited with popularizing the custom of eating black-eyes peas on New Year's Day. "Rip" is a family name, taken by ...

Born 2/6/31, age 88

194. Claire Bloom

Actress | Limelight

Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as an octogenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.

She was born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15,...

2/15/31, age 88

195. Dominic Chianese

Actor | The Sopranos

A multi-talented performer--as well as being an actor, he is an accomplished singer. He released a new music CD in late 2000 on which he sings American and Italian standards.

Born 2/24/31, age 88

196. Gavin MacLeod

Actor | Mary Tyler Moore

Gavin MacLeod was raised in Pleasantville, New York, the son of a gas station owner who was part Chippewa Indian (Ojibwa). He followed his 1952 graduation from Ithaca College with military service, then moved to New York City and worked for a while as an usher and elevator operator at Radio City ...

Born 2/28/31, age 88

197. Mikhail Gorbachev

Actor | In weiter Ferne, so nah!

Mikhail Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Communist Party who initiated changes known as 'perestroika' and 'glasnost'.

He was born Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev into a peasant family on March 2, 1931, in the village of Privolnoe, Stavropol province, Southern Russia. His father, named Sergei...

Born 3/2/31, age 88; former President of the Soviet Union

198. Rupert Murdoch

Gallipoli

Rupert Murdoch was born on March 11, 1931 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Rupert Keith Murdoch. He is an executive and actor. He has been married to Jerry Hall since March 4, 2016. He was previously married to Wendi Murdoch, Anna Murdoch and Patricia Booker.

Born 3/11/31, age 88; billlionaire media mogul currently married to actress/model Jerry Hall

199. Hal Linden

Actor | Barney Miller

Born in 1931, Bronx-born Hal Linden was the son of Charles Lipshitz and Frances Rosen and had an older brother who would become a future professor of music at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Similarly musical, Hal took up classical clarinet in his late teens and played regularly with symphony...

Born 3/20/31, age 88

200. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Shatner was born ...

Born 3/22/31, age 88



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