Living Stars born in 1913

by brogan-dean | created - 14 Apr 2013 | updated - 15 Apr 2013 | Public

A 100 years has passed & we celebrate those who are still with us born in 1913.

1. Douglas Slocombe

Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark

London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...

Regarded as one of the film industry's premiere Cinematographers Douglas' credits stretch back to 1940 with films such as The Italian Job, Raiders of the lost Ark, Temple of Doom & The Last Crusade.

2. Herb Jeffries

Actor | The Bronze Buckaroo

This velvet-toned jazz baritone and sometime actor was (and perhaps still is) virtually unknown to white audiences. Yet, back in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Herb Jeffries was very black-cast films. Today he is respected and remembered as a pioneer who broke down rusted-shut racial ...

Broke the colour barrier in Hollywood & ultimately displayed himself as a positive black actor on Celluloid. Jeffries is one of the oldest living Jazz Barritones, he his best known for his work on numerous Westerns including The Bronze Buckaroo & the Harlem series.

3. Ellen Albertini Dow

Actress | The Wedding Singer

The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, ...

Still currently working in Hollywood she is one of the oldest living actresses still in work. Often playing on the quirky old lady role her most memorabe features are Sister Act, The Wedding Singer & as of recent she has been a voice actress on Family Guy.

4. Margery Mason

Actress | The Princess Bride

Margery Mason was born on September 27, 1913 in Hackney, London, England as Margery E. Mason. She was an actress, known for The Princess Bride (1987), Love Actually (2003) and Les Misérables (1998). She was married to Peter Daminoff. She died on January 26, 2014 in Swiss Cottage, Camden, ...

Margery has worked as both an actress & director on screen & stage. Her on screen credits include The Princess Diaries, Crime Series Midsomers Murders & Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire.

5. Marc Platt

Actor | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

One of Hollywood's more high-flying dancers on film, dimpled, robust, fair-haired Marc Platt provided fancy footwork to a handful of "Golden Era" musicals but truly impressed in one vigorous 1950s classic.

Born to a musical family on December 2, 1913 in Pasadena, California as Marcel Emile Gaston ...

Platt worked his way through the film scene as a succesful dancer.Trainer in Ballet & Musical Theatre he has appeared in Musicals since 1935 including his long run as Curly in Oklahoma! with several film ventures including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers & Tonight & Every Night.

6. Louise Currie

Actress | The Ape Man

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Louise Currie attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, became interested in acting and began taking courses at Max Reinhardt's drama school in Hollywood. Talent scouts spotted the aspiring actress in the acting workshop's stage productions and ...

Quickly snatched up as a child by Talent Scouts Louise has made a name for herself starring alongside Bela Lugosi in The Ape Man. Her career spanned from 1940 to 1956.

7. Richard L. Bare

Director | 77 Sunset Strip

Richard L. Bare was born on August 12, 1913 in Turlock, California, USA as Richard Leland Bare. He was a director and writer, known for 77 Sunset Strip (1958), I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew (1968) and Wicked, Wicked (1973). He was married to Gloria Jean Bailey, Jeanne Evans, Julie Van ...

He held the record for directing the most successive number of TV Shows with 168 episodes of Green Acres under his belt. Other credits include Cheyyene & Peticoat Junction.

8. Elmo Williams

Editor | High Noon

Elmo Williams was born James Elmo Williams in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. Orphaned at 16, he attended schools in Oklahoma and New Mexico before moving to Los Angeles. In 1933 he struck up a relationship with film editor Merrill G. White, who hired Williams as his assistant on a business trip to England. ...

A prolific film editor, director & producer, Elmo received an Academy Award for his work on High Noon. 2006 seen the release of his memoirs 'Elmo Williams: A Hollywood Memoir'

9. 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..

Starting her Career in minor roles in the early 40's she finally got her breakthrough role in Lucky Cowboy. She also starred in Are you with it? Chick Carter & a spate of Three Stooges movies.

10. Don Lusk

Animation_department | Lady and the Tramp

One of the kings of animation, Don has Directed some of the most popular timeless animated shows including Tom & Jerry, The Smurfs & Yogi Bear.

11. Licia Albanese

Actress | Otello

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

A leading Italian/American Soprano & leading star of the MET Opera scene for 26 years Licia also starred in 'Follies in Concert' in 1985.

12. Lotte Koch

Actress | Das Herz der Königin

Lotte Koch was born on March 9, 1913 in Brussels, Belgium. She was an actress, known for The Heart of a Queen (1940), Export in Blond (1950) and Morituri (1948). She was married to Dieter von Klipstein and Ernst von Klipstein. She died on May 26, 2013 in Munich, Unterhaching, Bavaria, Germany.

One of the last surving UFA stars this german actress has enjoyed a long life & career with credits including 'The Black Robe' & 'The Heart of the Queen'.

French Composer who has scored plays,films & orchestras since 1928.

Italian Screenwriter & Director who debuted in 1948 with 'The Island of Monte Cristo'

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