Lived to See 100

by overtheedge27 | created - 12 Sep 2016 | updated - 04 Sep 2017 | Public

1. George Burns

Actor | Oh, God!

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

2. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ...

3. Bob Hope

Actor | The Ghost Breakers

Comedian Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England, the fifth of seven sons of Avis (Townes), light opera singer, and William Henry Hope, a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. His maternal grandmother was Welsh. Hope moved to Bristol before emigrating with his parents...

4. Hal Roach

Director | One Million B.C.

Hal Roach was born in 1892 in Elmira, New York. After working as a mule skinner, wrangler and gold prospector, among other things, he wound up in Hollywood and began picking up jobs as an extra in comedies, where he met comedian Harold Lloyd in 1913 in San Diego. By all accounts, including his own,...

5. Gloria Stuart

Actress | Titanic

Gloria Stuart was born on a dining room table on 4th Street in Santa Monica, California on July 4, 1910. Her early roles as a performing artist were in plays she produced in her home as a young girl. She was the star of her senior class play at Santa Monica High School in 1927. Attending the ...

6. Estelle Winwood

Actress | The Producers

When Estelle saw the girl on a white horse at the circus, she then decided that she wanted to be an actress. And she was from the age of 5, to the disapproval of her father. Her mother had her train with the Liverpool Repertory Company, and Estelle performed in many plays and many roles in the West...

7. Irwin Corey

Actor | The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," was born on July 29, 1914, in Brooklyn, New York. He and his five siblings were wards of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, and during the Great Depression, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. Possessing brawn as well as brains, ...

8. 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, ...

9. Charles Lane

Actor | The Music Man

Mean, miserly and miserable-looking, they didn't come packaged with a more annoying and irksome bow than Charles Lane. Glimpsing even a bent smile from this unending sourpuss was extremely rare, unless one perhaps caught him in a moment of insidious glee after carrying out one of his many nefarious...

10. Lupita Tovar

Actress | María

Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Lupita Tovar appeared first in silent Fox films before making the move to Universal and co-starring in the Spanish-language version of 1930's "The Cat Creeps" (La voluntad del muerto (1930)). For the same producer, Czech-born Paul Kohner, she appeared as Eva Seward (the ...

11. Irving Benson

Actor | Scanty Panties

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

12. Helen Bray

Actress | Big Timber

Helen Bray was born on November 25, 1889 in Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Big Timber (1917), Little Miss Optimist (1917) and Bob's Love Affairs (1915). She was married to George C. Pearce. She died on October 15, 1990 in Redwood City, California, USA.

13. Adolph Zukor

Shanghai Express

Adolph Zukor's success began with penny arcades, offering moving peepshows that evolved into nickelodeon theaters that offered longer, larger moving pictures. On July 12, 1912, he premiered the first feature-length film, Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (1912), featuring French actress Sarah...

14. 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. ...

15. Grim Natwick

Animation_department | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Myron "Grim" Natwick was born in 1890 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, where he is still considered a favorite son and, throughout his lifetime, displayed exhibitions of his work there. He is best known as the creator of the animated character, "Betty Boop", which often in the past was credited to ...

16. Francis Lederer

Actor | Terror Is a Man

Frantisek Lederer was born on November 6th, 1899, in Czechoslovakia. His father was a leather merchant, and young Frantisek began his working life as a department store delivery boy in Prague. He fell in love with acting from a young age, and was soon on stage touring Moravia and then all over ...

17. Irving Fein

Producer | The George Burns One-Man Show

Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 21, 1911, Irving Ashley Fein was found to be an excellent student and skipped several elementary school grades. His interest in acting and writing was developed during the summer months between college terms at various summer camps. After working in the publicity ...

18. Etta Moten

Actress | Flying Down to Rio

In addition to her vocal dubbing and on-screen film credits, Etta Moten played the role of Bess in the 1943 revival of "Porgy and Bess" at the personal request of Ira Gershwin (not George, who had died in 1937). Etta and husband Claude Barnett, founder of the Negro Associated Press, served as US ...

19. Helen Shaw

Actress | Parenthood

Helen Shaw was born on July 25, 1897 in Michigan, USA. She was an actress, known for Parenthood (1989), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and Wicked Stepmother (1989). She died on September 8, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. 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. ...

21. Connie Sawyer

Actress | Dumb and Dumber

Connie Sawyer was born on November 27, 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA as Rosie Cohen. She was an actress, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Pineapple Express (2008) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989). She was married to Marshall Schacker. She died on January 21, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California, ...

22. 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...

23. Patricia Morison

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Woefully misused while in her prime screen years at Paramount during the late '30s and '40s, Patricia Morison, lovely and exotic with Rapunzel-like long, dark hair, nevertheless became a star in her own right -- as a supremely talented diva on the singing stage. Born on March 19, 1915, in New York ...

24. Leni Riefenstahl

Actress | Das blaue Licht

Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With...

25. Bruce Bennett

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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

26. Irving Berlin

Soundtrack | Blue Skies

Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidor Baline on May 11, 1888 in Mogilev, Belarus, Russian Empire. Towering composer, songwriter, ("God Bless America", "Always", "Blue Skies", "White Christmas") author and publisher, he came to the United States at age 5 and was educated in New York's public schools....

27. Luise Rainer

Actress | The Great Ziegfeld

Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a ...

28. Kathleen Harrison

Actress | Scrooge

Although British actress Kathleen Harrison was born in 1892 in the Lancashire town of Blackburn, she was fondly known for her cockney characters throughout her career. Trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art she first married and lived overseas in Argentina for nearly eight years...

29. Manoel de Oliveira

Director | Je rentre à la maison

Manoel de Oliveira was born on December 11, 1908 in Oporto, Portugal as Manoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira. He was a director and writer, known for Je rentre à la maison (2001), Os Canibais (1988) and Voyage to the Beginning of the World (1997). He was married to Maria Isabel Brandão de ...

30. Dolores Hope

Actress | Soup for Nuts

Dolores Hope was born on May 27, 1909 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Dolores DeFina. She is known for her work on Soup for Nuts (1934), There Were Times, Dear (1985) and The Christophers (1952). She was married to Bob Hope. She died on September 19, 2011 in Toluca Lake, Los ...

31. Johannes Heesters

Actor | Die Fledermaus

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

32. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Soundtrack | The Autobiography of a 'Jeep'

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was born on August 4, 1900 in St. Paul's Waldenbury, Hertfordshire, England as Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon. She was married to King George VI. She died on March 30, 2002 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.

33. Tyrus Wong

Animation_department | Bambi

Tyrus Wong was born on October 25, 1910 in Taishan, Guangdong Province, China as Wong Gen Yeo. He is known for his work on Bambi (1942), When the World Breaks (2010) and How to Live Forever (2009). He was married to Ruth Ng Kim. He died on December 30, 2016 in Sunland, California, USA.

34. David Rockefeller

Self | Empire City

David Rockefeller was born on June 12, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as David John Rockefeller. He was married to Margaret McGrath. He died on March 20, 2017 in Pocantico Hills, Tarrytown, New York.

35. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

36. Mary Carlisle

Actress | Tip-Off Girls

She was the standard prototype of the porcelain-pretty collegiate and starry-eyed romantic interest in a host of Depression-era films and although her name may not ring a bell to most, Mary Carlisle enjoyed a fairly solid decade in the cinematic limelight. The Boston-born, blue-eyed blonde was ...

37. 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.



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