Oldest Living Actors and Celebritiesby jonesie12345 | created - 10 months ago | updated - 3 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
Listed according to age, oldest to youngest
1. Julie Gibson
Actress | The Contender
Julie Gibson was born on September 6, 1913 in Grant County, Washington, USA as Gladys Camille Sorey. She is known for her work on The Contender (1944), Bowery Buckaroos (1947) and Chick Carter, Detective (1946). She was previously married to Charles Barton and Dean Dillman Jr..
Born 9/6/13, age 105
2. 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...
Born 11/8/14, age 104
3. Herman Wouk
Writer | Slattery's Hurricane
Herman Wouk was born on May 27, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Slattery's Hurricane (1949), The Caine Mutiny (1954) and Her First Romance (1951). He was previously married to Betty Sarah Brown.
Born 5/27/15, age 103; won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel The Caine Mutiny
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 ...
Born 7/1/16, age 102; sister of actress Joan Fontaine
5. 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. ...
Born 12/9/16, age 102
6. Vera Lynn
Soundtrack | Hellboy
Vera Lynn was born on March 20, 1917 in East Ham, London, England as Vera Margaret Welch. She was previously married to Harry Lewis.
Born 3/20/17, age 101
7. Earl Cameron
Actor | Inception
Earl Cameron was born on August 8, 1917 in Pembroke, Bermuda. He is an actor, known for Inception (2010), Thunderball (1965) and The Interpreter (2005). He has been married to Barbara Cameron since September 20, 1994. He was previously married to Audrey Cameron.
Born 8/8/17, age 101
8. Marsha Hunt
Actress | Pride and Prejudice
Stardom somehow eluded this vastly gifted actress. Had it not perhaps been for her low-level profile compounded by her McCarthy-era blacklisting in the early 1950s, there is no telling what higher tier Marsha Hunt might have attained. Perhaps her work was not flashy enough, or too subdued, or ...
Born 10/17/17, age 101
9. Suzy Delair
Actress | L'assassin habite... au 21
Prototype of the sexy cheeky French lady, Suzy Delair was discovered by Henri-Georges Clouzot, who became her companion and gave her two memorable roles : Mila Malou, inspector Wens' unbearable girlfriend in two films, Le dernier des six (1941), which he wrote, and The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (...
Born 12/31/17, age 101
10. Fay McKenzie
Actress | The Party
Fay McKenzie was born into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in Station Content (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Bob and Eva were already veteran ...
Born 2/19/18, age 100
11. Baby Peggy
Actress | Captain January
Silent moppet star Jackie Coogan, immortalized as Charles Chaplin's The Kid (1921), had only one screen rival during the early 1920s, and that was none other than Baby Peggy. She was "discovered" while visiting the Century Studios lot on Sunset Boulevard with her mother when she was a mere 19-...
Born 10/29/18, age 100
12. Dusty Anderson
Actress | A Thousand and One Nights
Dusty Anderson was born on December 17, 1918 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Ruth Edwin Anderson. She is an actress, known for A Thousand and One Nights (1945), The Phantom Thief (1946) and Cover Girl (1944). She was previously married to Jean Negulesco and Charles Mathieu.
Born 12/17/18, age 100
13. Doris Merrick
Actress | The Big Noise
Born 6/6/19, age 99
14. Nehemiah Persoff
Actor | An American Tail
Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929.
Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction...
Born 8/2/19, age 99
15. Marge Champion
Actress | The Party
One of the great dancer and choreographers in both movies and stage, Marge Champion is best known today as the former wife of Gower Champion, when they worked together as a highly successfully dancing team in the MGM musical years. After retiring from movies, Champion now works as a dance teacher ...
Born 9/2/19, age 99
16. Norma Miller
Actress | Malcolm X
Born 12/2/19, age 99
17. 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...
Born 1/31/21, age 97
DIED JANUARY 15, 2019, AGE 97
18. Betty Jaynes
Actress | Babes in Arms
Betty Jaynes was born on February 12, 1921 in Greeneville, Tennessee, USA as Betty Jayne Schultz. She is an actress, known for Babes in Arms (1939), Swing Shift Maisie (1943) and Meet the People (1944). She was previously married to William Roberts and Douglas McPhail.
Born 2/12/21, age 97
19. 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.
Born 2/14/21, age 97
20. Jack Rader
Actor | The Blob
Born 2/23/21, age 97
21. Prince Philip
Prince Phillip was born on 10 June 1921 as a Prince of Greece and Denmark. His family was deposed and he lived in France and finally went to boarding school in Gordonstoun in Scotland. Eventually he sent his boys there. When he was 18 he met 13 year old Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth, his third ...
Born 6/10/21, age 97; was born as a Prince of Greece and Denmark; he and Queen Elizabeth II have been married for 71 years; retired from royal duties in August 2017
22. Lois Ranson
Actress | Grandpa Goes to Town
Born 11/7/21, age 97
23. Walter Mirisch
Producer | In the Heat of the Night
Walter Mirisch and brothers Marvin Mirisch and Harold Mirisch were one of the most successful producing teams in Hollywood history. Their Mirisch Company produced such diverse hits as Some Like It Hot (1959), The Magnificent Seven (1960), West Side Story (1961), The Great Escape (1963), The Pink ...
Born 11/8/21, age 97
24. Jackie Stallone
Actress | Beach Babes from Beyond
Jackie Stallone was born on November 29, 1921 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Jacqueline Labofish. She is an actress, known for Beach Babes from Beyond (1993), The Appointment (1996) and GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (1986). She has been married to Levine, Stephen Marcus since ...
Born 11/29/21; age 97; mother of actors Sylvester Stallone and Frank Stallone
25. 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 ...
Born 1/17/22, age 98
26. 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...
Born 1/20/22, age 97
27. 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 ...
Born 3/20/22, age 96
28. Doris Day
Soundtrack | Love Me or Leave Me
One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who ...
Born 4/3/22, age 96
29. 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...
Born 4/7/22, age 96
30. Helen Mowery
Actress | The Fighting Frontiersman
Born 4/25/22, age 96
31. Bill Macy
Actor | Maude
Bill Macy was born on May 18, 1922 in Revere, Massachusetts, USA as Wolf Martin Garber. He is an actor, known for Maude (1972), The Jerk (1979) and Analyze This (1999). He has been married to Samantha Harper since May 4, 1975. He was previously married to Judith Janus.
Born 5/18/22, age 96
32. 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...
Born 6/1/22, age 96; sister of famed playwright Arthur Miller
33. Terence Kelly
Actor | Watchmen
Born 6/12/22, age 96
34. Pierre Cardin
Costume_department | The Avengers
Pierre Cardin was born on July 7, 1922, near Venice, Italy, to the parents of French origin. His father was a wine maker and was preparing his son to take over the family trade. Young Cardin was fond of ballet and theatre, he was dreaming of an acting career, and was also fascinated with the beauty...
Born 7/2/22, age 96
35. 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 ...
Born 7/27/22, age 96
36. Janis Paige
Actress | Hollywood Canteen
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...
Born 9/16/22, age 96
37. 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 ...
Born 9/24/22, age 96
38. Martha Stewart
Actress | In a Lonely Place
Born in rural Kentucky she and her family relocated to Brooklyn where her father worked as a businessman. Following her high school graduation she was recommended to partake in a singing contest held by a local radio station from friends and was so successful that she worked professionally as a ...
Born 10/7/22, age 96
Actress | La nuit américaine
Valentina Cortese was born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy, in 1923. She made her movie debut in 1940 and played many "ingenue" parts in Italian films of that period, before making a real sensation in Caccia all'uomo (1948) and Tempesta su Parigi (1948), playing both female leads, Fantine and Cosette (...
Born 1/1/23, age 96
40. Larry Storch
Actor | The Great Race
As a kid in the 1930s growing up in a tough New York neighborhood, kinetic wiseguy Larry Storch took in the multi-ethnic flavor of his surroundings and started blurting out various accents as a juvenile to provoke laughs and earn attention. Little did he know that this early talent would take him ...
Born 1/8/23, age 96
Director | Romeo and Juliet
Franco Zeffirelli was born on February 12, 1923 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli. He is known for his work on Romeo and Juliet (1968), La traviata (1982) and The Taming of the Shrew (1967).
Born 2/12/23, age 95
42. Chuck Yeager
Actor | The Right Stuff
The first pilot to break the sound barrier, born in Myra, West Virginia. He trained as a fighter pilot, flying over 60 missions in Europe. On March 5, 1944, Yeager was shot down over France, fought with the Maquis, escaped over the Pyrenees carrying a wounded airman. On 14 October 1947, Yeager flew...
Born 2/13/23, age 95; first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound (i.e., he broke the sound barrier)
43. Gloria Henry
Actress | Air Hostess
New Orleans-born second-string actress Gloria Henry was born Gloria McEniry on April 2, 1923, and lived on the edge of the Garden District growing up. Educated at the Worcester Art Museum School, she moved to Los Angeles in her very late teens and worked on a number of radio shows and commercials ...
Born 4/2/23, age 95
44. Gene Reynolds
Producer | Lou Grant
Gene Reynolds was born on April 4, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Eugene Reynolds Blumenthal. He is a producer and director, known for Lou Grant (1977), M*A*S*H (1972) and Room 222 (1969). He has been married to Ann Sweeny since 1979. They have one child. He was previously married to Bonnie Jones.
Born 4/4/23, age 95
Actress | The Barefoot Contessa
Elizabeth Sellars was born on May 6, 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland as Elizabeth McDonald Sellars. She is an actress, known for The Barefoot Contessa (1954), The Gentle Gunman (1952) and The Shiralee (1957). She was previously married to Francis Austin Henley.
Born 5/6/23, age 95
46. Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger was born on May 27, 1923 in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany as Heinz Alfred Kissinger. He is an actor, known for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Brother's Keeper (1998) and Dynasty (1981). He has been married to Nancy Maginnes since March 30, 1974. He was previously married to Ann Fleisher.
Born 5/27/23, age 95; former U.S. Secretary of State, former U.S. National Security Adviser; winner of 1973 Nobel Peace Prize
47. Jimmy Lydon
Actor | Strange Illusion
Born to a large Irish Catholic family (the fifth of nine children) and raised in New York City, Lydon overcame a birth defect and alcoholic father to begin a Broadway career in 1937, acting opposite Van Heflin, Sidney Lumet and Uta Hagen in separate productions. After a number of films with ...
Born 5/30/23, age 95
48. Peggy Stewart
Actress | The Runaways
Florida-born Peggy O'Rourke's parents divorced when she was very young. Peggy's mother eventually married a wealthy attorney named Stewart, and Peggy took his name. She grew up in Atlanta (where she developed the athletic skills she would later demonstrate in her many westerns for Republic Pictures...
Born 6/5/23, age 95
49. Bob Dole
Bob Dole was born on July 22, 1923 in Russell, Kansas, USA as Robert Joseph Dole. He is an actor, known for Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990), National Geographic Explorer (1985) and Murphy Brown (1988). He has been married to Elizabeth Dole since December 6, 1975. He was previously married to Phyllis ...
Born 7/22/23, age 95; former U.S. senator; presidential and vice-presidential nominee
50. Rhonda Fleming
Actress | Out of the Past
A native-born Californian, Rhonda Fleming attended Beverly Hills public and private schools. Her father was Harold Cheverton Louis (1896-1951). Her mother, Effie Olivia Graham (1891-1985), was a famous model and actress in New York. She has a son (Kent Lane), two granddaughters (Kimberly and Kelly)...
Born 8/10/23, age 95
51. Glynis Johns
Actress | Mary Poppins
Husky voiced Glynis is the daughter of actor Mervyn Johns. Best known for her light comedy roles and often playful flirtation, Glynis was born in South Africa while her parents were on tour there (her mother was a concert pianist) but was always proud of her Welsh roots and took delight in playing ...
Born 10/5/23, age 95
52. Bob Barker
Producer | The New Price Is Right
For 35 years Bob Barker had been the host of The Price Is Right (1972) game show. Not only is it the highest-rated daytime game show, it's also the longest-running game show in TV history, surpassing the prime-time hit What's My Line? (1950), which ran for 18 years. He also served the show's ...
Born 12/12/23, age 95
53. Mike Nussbaum
Actor | Men in Black
Born 12/29/23, age 95
54. Carole Cook
Actress | Sixteen Candles
Actress Carole Cook showed a knack for comic timing from early on, so much so that the legendary Lucille Ball took her on as a protégée. Cook would make many appearances on Ball's TV shows The Lucy Show (1962) and Here's Lucy (1968), as well as other shows like Magnum, P.I. (1980), Dynasty (1981), ...
Born 1/14/24, age 95
Actress | Playhouse 90
Great-great-granddaughter of "The Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of her family's fortune. Her maternal aunt, Lady Thelma Furness, was a mistress of King Edward VIII of Great Britain. Gloria is a close cousin of the British Dukes of Marlborough.
Born 2/20/24, age 94; actress, fashion designer, author, and socialite; mother of TV journalist Anderson Cooper
56. Noreen Nash
Actress | Phantom from Space
Noreen Nash was born on April 4, 1924 in Wenatchee, Washington, USA as Norabelle Jean Roth. She is an actress and writer, known for Phantom from Space (1953), Giant (1956) and Red Stallion (1947). She was previously married to James Whitmore and Dr. Lee Edward Siegel.
Born 4/4/24, age 94
57. Stanley Donen
Director | Charade
Since he was a child, Stanley Donen attended dance classes and debuted on Broadway at age 17. With the help of the producer Arthur Freed and the actor Gene Kelly he got the chance to direct the musicals On the Town (1949), Singin' in the Rain (1952), and Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) which ...
Born 4/13/24, age 94
58. Leslie Phillips
Actor | Venus
A much-loved comic actor who has specialized in playing plummy, quintessentially English stereotypes, Leslie Phillips' heart was in acting from a very young age. He received elocution lessons as a child in order to lose his natural cockney accent (at that time a regional British accent was a major ...
Born 4/20/24, age 94
Actress | Blue Velvet
Though character actress Priscilla Pointer may be better known as the mother of Amy Irving, she has enjoyed a major stage, film and TV career herself for over four decades. The New York-born performer was trained on the stage and appeared in several tours and Broadway shows, including "A Streetcar ...
Born 5/18/24, age 94; mother of actress Amy Irving
60. Eva Marie Saint
Actress | On the Waterfront
Actress and producer Eva Marie Saint was born on July 4, 1924 on Newark, New Jersey. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). Her film career also includes ...
Born 7/4/24, age 94
61. Sylvia Miles
Actress | Midnight Cowboy
Sylvia Miles was born on September 9, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Wall Street (1987) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). She was previously married to Ted Brown, Gerald Price and William Miles.
Born 9/9/24, age 94
62. Jimmy Carter
Actor | The American President
Jimmy Carter was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia, USA as James Earl Carter Jr. He has been married to Rosalynn Carter since July 7, 1946. They have four children.
Born 10/1/24, age 94; 39th President of the United States
63. Joyce Randolph
Actress | The Honeymooners
Joyce Randolph was born on October 21, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Joyce Sirola. She is an actress, known for The Honeymooners (1955), Everything's Jake (2006) and The Doctors and the Nurses (1962). She was previously married to Richard Charles.
Born 10/21/24, age 94
64. Maria Riva
Actress | Scrooged
Born 12/13/24, age 94
65. Cicely Tyson
Actress | The Help
Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and painter. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and...
Born 12/18/24, age 94
66. Hal Holbrook
Actor | Into the Wild
Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on ...
Born 2/17/25, age 93
67. Richard Erdman
Actor | Stalag 17
Richard Erdman was born on June 1, 1925 in Enid, Oklahoma, USA as John Richard Erdmann. He is an actor and director, known for Stalag 17 (1953), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) and Objective, Burma! (1945). He was previously married to Sharon Randall and Leza Holland.
Born 6/1/25, age 93
68. June Lockhart
Actress | She-Wolf of London
Born in New York City on June 25, 1925, the daughter of actors Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart, June Lockhart made her professional debut at age eight in a Metropolitan Opera production of "Peter Ibbetson", playing Mimsey in the dream sequence. In the mid-1930s, the Lockharts relocated to ...
Born 6/25/25, age 93
69. Virginia Patton
Actress | It's a Wonderful Life
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Virginia Patton was raised in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Jefferson High School in 1942. Her high school goal was to "make it in Hollywood". She relocated to Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California, where she starred in a play written ...
Born 6/25/25, age 93
70. Arlene Dahl
Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth
Elegance and femininity are fitting descriptions for Arlene Dahl. She is considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the screen during the postwar period. Audiences were captivated by her breathtaking beauty and the way she used to it to her advantage, progressing from ...
Born 8/11/25, age 93; mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas
71. Honor Blackman
Actress | Goldfinger
Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure over the years cannot be denied.
One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End to a statistician father employed with the civil service and a homemaker ...
Born 8/22/25, age 93
72. Angela Lansbury
Actress | The Manchurian Candidate
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated ...
Born 10/16/25, age 93
73. Lee Grant
Actress | In the Heat of the Night
Academy Award-winner Lee Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal on October 31, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, to Witia (Haskell), a teacher and actress, and Abraham Rosenthal, an educator and realtor. Her father was of Romanian Jewish descent, and her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Lee ...
Born 10/31/25, age 93
74. Kaye Ballard
Actress | The Girl Most Likely
Singing funny girl Kaye Ballard was born to perform...and perform she did, in a career spanning eight decades. With a strong comedy background and tunnel mouth to rival Martha Raye, the broad and bouncy trouper drew laughs on the musical stage, in night clubs, in recordings and on TV. As the ...
Born 11/20/25, age 93
75. Carla Balenda
Actress | Prince of Pirates
Born 11/22/25, age 93
76. Dick Van Dyke
Actor | Mary Poppins
Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had ...
Born 12/13/25, age 93
77. Robert Clary
Actor | The Bold and the Beautiful
Born in France, Robert Clary early suffered the pangs of war, being interned in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. After WWII he became a singing star in France, and in 1949 came to the United States to promote his career. He appeared on The Ed Wynn Show (1949); still learning English he ...
Born 3/1/26, age 92
78. Alan Greenspan
Self | The Men Who Built America
Alan Greenspan was born on March 6, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA. He has been married to Andrea Mitchell since April 6, 1997. He was previously married to Joan Mitchell.
Born 3/6/26, age 92; economist and former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve
79. Gene Shalit
Actor | Mystery!
Born 3/25/26, age 92
80. Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall was born on March 30, 1926 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA as Ralph Pierre LaCock. He is an actor and writer, known for The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965), Annie (1982) and Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (1977). He has been married to Laurie Marshall since August 19, 1989. He ...
Born 3/30/26, age 92
81. Roger Corman
Actor | The Silence of the Lambs
Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University but while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession and developed a growing passion for film. Upon graduation, he worked a...
Born 4/5/26, age 92
82. Shecky Greene
Actor | History of the World: Part I
Shecky Greene was born on April 8, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Sheldon Greenfield. He is known for his work on History of the World: Part I (1981), Splash (1984) and Combat! (1962). He has been married to Marie Musso since 1985. He was previously married to Nalani Kele.
Born 4/8/26, age 92
83. Jane Withers
Actress | Giant
During the early times of the Depression when life was more famine than feast, child stars became the blue plate special of the day, served up by Hollywood to help nourish a nation besieged with troubles. Following 20th Century-Fox monumental success with Shirley Temple in the early 1930s, every ...
Born 4/12/26, age 92
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21, 1926, in London England to the second son of George V -- Albert, Duke of York and the Duchess of York, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Her sister Princess Margaret was born 4 years later. In 1936, when she was 10, her uncle, King Edward ...
Born 4/21/26, age 92; Queen of the United Kingdom; longest-lived and longest reigning British monarch; is also the oldest and longest-serving current head of state; has been married to Prince Philip for 71 years
85. Cloris Leachman
Actress | The Last Picture Show
The legendary actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She ...
Born 4/30/26, age 92
Self | Blue Planet II
Born 8 May 1926, the younger brother of actor Lord Richard Attenborough. He never expressed a wish to act and, instead, studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1947, the year he began his two years National Service in the Royal Navy. In 1952, he joined BBC Television at ...
Born 5/8/26, age 92; brother of actor Richard Attenborough
87. Marilyn Knowlden
Actress | Show Boat
In 1931, a one-day effort by Marilyn Knowlden's attorney father led to an interview, a next-day screen test and a large part for four-year-old Marilyn in one of the early "talkies", Women Love Once (1931). A ten-year movie career followed, where she played the daughter of such stars as Claudette ...
Born 5/12/26, age 92
88. Mel Brooks
Actor | Spaceballs
Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to ...
Born 6/28/26, age 92
Actor | The Whistle at Eaton Falls
Actor, songwriter ("Christmas Eve"), composer and author, educated at Bennington (VT) High School. He appeared on Broadway, in "Bright Boy", "Three to Make Ready", and "John Murray Anderson's Almanac". He appeared on television, and made many records. He wrote special material for Debbie Reynolds, ...
Born 7/10/26, age 92
90. Norman Jewison
Director | In the Heat of the Night
Norman Frederick Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Dorothy Irene (Weaver) and Percy Joseph Jewison, who managed a post office and a convenience store. His mother was an English immigrant, and his father was of English and Ulster-Scots descent. Jewison got his BA at Victoria College, ...
Born 7/21/26, age 92
91. Tony Bennett
Soundtrack | War of the Worlds
Tony Bennett, one of the legends of jazz and popular music who served during the Second World War and then developed a career spanning over half a century, is now giving another concert tour across the United States and Europe.
He was born Anthony (Antonio) Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in ...
Born 8/3/26, age 92
92. Betty Lynn
Actress | The Andy Griffith Show
Missouri born-and-bred Betty Ann Lynn was born in Kansas City. Her name is as light, breezy and innocent as the characters she played on film and TV. She is pleasantly remembered for playing TV's sweet-as-apple-pie "Thelma Lou" who had the tough end of the bargain as the ever-patient girlfriend of ...
Born 8/29/26, age 92
93. Irene Papas
Actress | The Guns of Navarone
Irene Papas was born on September 3, 1926 in Chilimodion, Corynth, Greece as Eiríni Lelékou. She is an actress, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Message (1976) and Electra (1962). She was previously married to Alkis Papas.
Born 9/3/26, age 92
94. James Lipton
Writer | Inside the Actors Studio
James Lipton is an actor, academic, author, choreographer, interviewer, scriptwriter, and is a producer for stage and television projects. He is most known for creating and hosting the noted and popular TV series Inside the Actors Studio (1994), where successful and prominent actors discuss their ...
Born 9/19/26, age 92
95. John Ericson
Actor | Bedknobs and Broomsticks
John Ericson was born on September 25, 1926 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Joseph Meibes. He is an actor, known for Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) and The Money Jungle (1967). He has been married to Karen Ericson since 1974. He was previously ...
Born 9/25/26, age 92
96. Julie Adams
Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon
Born in Iowa, Betty May Adams grew up in Arkansas and made her acting debut in a third grade play, "Hansel and Gretel". When she grew up and decided to become an actress, she moved to California, where she worked three days a week as a secretary (to support herself) and spent the remainder of her ...
Born 10/17/26, age 92
97. Barbara Rush
Actress | It Came from Outer Space
The epitome of poise, charm, style and grace, beautiful brunette Barbara Rush was born in Denver, Colorado in 1927 and enrolled at the University of California before working with the University Players and taking acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse. It didn't take long for talent scouts to ...
Born 1/4/27, age 92
98. Kenneth Anger
Director | Fireworks
Kenneth Anger grew up in Hollywood and started out as a child actor, but his interest in filmmaking was evident at an early age: he made his first film, "Who's Been Rocking My Dreamboat?", at age 9. Anger developed into one of the pioneers of the American underground film movement. His gritty, ...
Born 2/3/27, age 91
99. Sidney Poitier
Actor | In the Heat of the Night
A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with ...
Born 2/20/27, age 91; first Black man to win an Academy award for Best Actor; father of actress Sydney Poitier
100. Harry Belafonte
Actor | Bobby
Harold George Belafonte was born on March 1, 1927 in New York City. He was educated at the New York Dramatic Workshop. He grew up in Jamaica, British West Indies, and did folk-singing in nightclubs and theaters, and on television and records. His debut was at the Village Vanguard in New York. Also,...
Born 3/1/27, age 91; father of actress Shari Belafonte