Oldest Living Actors and Celebrities 2019by jonesie12345 | created - 24 Feb 2018 | updated - 1 week 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
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 Badmen of Tombstone (1949). She was previously married to Charles Barton and Dean Dillman Jr..
Born 9/6/13, age 106
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
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 103; sister of actress Joan Fontaine
4. 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; father of actor Michael Douglas
5. 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 102
6. 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 102
7. 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
8. 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, The Last One of the Six (1941), which he wrote, and The Murderer Lives at Number...
Born 12/31/17, age 101
9. Fay McKenzie
Actress | The Party
Fay Eunice McKenzie was born February 19, 1918 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, Eva & Bob "...
Born 2/19/18, age 101
10. 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
11. 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
12. Doris Merrick
Actress | The Big Noise
Born 6/6/19, age 100
13. 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 100
14. 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 100
15. Norma Miller
Actress | Malcolm X
Norma Miller was born on December 2, 1919 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Malcolm X (1992), Sparkle (1976) and Captiva Island (1995). She died on May 5, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
Born 12/2/19, age 99
16. George Shultz
Self | The League
George Shultz was born on December 13, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as George Pratt Shultz. He has been married to Charlotte Mailliard Shultz since August 15, 1997. He was previously married to Helena Maria O'Brien.
Born 12/13/20, age 98; economist and businessman who served in various cabinet positions under 3 different U.S. presidents
17. 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 ...
Born 2/12/21, age 98
18. 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 98
19. Jack Rader
Actor | The Blob
Born 2/23/21, age 98
20. 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 98; 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
21. Iris Apfel
Self | Iris
Iris Apfel was born on August 29, 1921 in Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Iris Barrel. She is an actress, known for Iris (2014), Carol Alt's Living Room (2018) and Bill Cunningham: New York (2010). She was previously married to Carl Apfel.
Born 8/29/21, age 98
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 97
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 97; father of actor/director Rob Reiner
28. 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 97
29. Helen Mowery
Actress | The Fighting Frontiersman
Helen Mowery was born on April 25, 1922 in Casper, Wyoming, USA as Helen Emily Inkster. She is an actress, known for The Fighting Frontiersman (1946), All About Eve (1950) and Range Beyond the Blue (1947).
Born 4/25/22, age 97
30. 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.
Born 5/18/22, age 97
31. 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 97; sister of famed playwright Arthur Miller
32. Terence Kelly
Actor | Watchmen
Born 6/12/22, age 97
33. 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 97; French fashion designer
34. 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 97
35. 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...
Born 9/16/22, age 97
36. 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
37. 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
38. 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
39. 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 96; first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound (i.e., he broke the sound barrier)
40. Gloria Henry
Actress | Air Hostess
New Orleans-born second-string actress Gloria Henry was born Gloria Eileen 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 ...
Born 4/2/23, age 96
41. 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 96
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 Long Memory (1953) and The Gentle Gunman (1952). She was previously married to Francis Austin Henley.
Born 5/6/23, age 96
43. 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 96; former U.S. Secretary of State, former U.S. National Security Adviser; winner of 1973 Nobel Peace Prize
44. 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 96
45. 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 96; former U.S. senator; presidential and vice-presidential nominee
46. 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 96
47. 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
48. 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
49. Mike Nussbaum
Actor | Men in Black
Born 12/29/23, age 95
50. 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
51. 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 95
52. 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 95
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 95; mother of actress Amy Irving
54. 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 95
55. 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
56. 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 (2000) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). She was previously married to Richard Charles.
Born 10/21/24, age 94
57. Maria Riva
Actress | Scrooged
Born 12/13/24, age 94
58. 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
59. 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 94
60. 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 94
61. 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 94
Composer | Serpico
Mikis Theodorakis was born in the Greek island of Chios, in 1925. The exact same year that the other great composer of Greece was born in Xanthi, Manos Hatzidakis. He fought during the 2nd World War, and he was captured at the city of Tripoli. He was tortured, but when he was set free, he joined ...
Born 7/29/25, age 94; Greek songwriter and composer who has written over 1000 songs
63. 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 94; mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas
64. 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 94
65. Angela Lansbury
Actress | The Manchurian Candidate
The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Angela Brigid Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States in 1940 during the Battle of Britain. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her ...
Born 10/16/25, age 93
66. 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; mother of actress Dinah Manoff
67. Carla Balenda
Actress | Prince of Pirates
Born 11/22/25, age 93
68. 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
69. 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 93
70. 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 Barbara Joan Mitchell.
Born 3/6/26, age 93; economist and former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve
71. Gene Shalit
Actor | Mystery!
Born 3/25/26, age 93
72. 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 Reel to Reel (1998). He has been married to Laurie Marshall since August 19, 1989. He was previously ...
Born 3/30/26, age 93
73. 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 93
74. 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 93
75. 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 93
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 93; 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
77. 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 93
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 93; brother of actor Richard Attenborough
79. 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 93
80. 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 93
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 93
82. 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 93
83. Tony Bennett
Soundtrack | Jurassic World
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 93
84. 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 93
85. 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 93
86. 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
87. 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
88. Biff McGuire
Actor | Serpico
Biff McGuire was born on October 25, 1926 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as William J McGuire Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for Serpico (1973), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and Firebird 2015 AD (1981). He has been married to Jeannie Carson since November 29, 1960.
Born 10/25/26, age 92
89. 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
90. 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 92
91. Sidney Poitier
Actor | In the Heat of the Night
A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (although born, two months prematurely, in Miami during a visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (nee Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to...
Born 2/20/27, age 92; first Black man to win an Academy award for Best Actor; father of actress Sydney Poitier
92. 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 92; father of actress Shari Belafonte and actress/producer Gina Belafonte
Actress | Wall Street
Born 3/23/27, age 92
94. William Daniels
Actor | St. Elsewhere
William Daniels was born on March 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), The Graduate (1967) and The Blue Lagoon (1980). He has been married to Bonnie Bartlett since June 30, 1951. They have two children.
Born 3/31/27, age 92
Before he became an actor, Mark Richman played football for two years in a Pennsylvania league called the Eastern Pro Conference. Sidelined by a serious knee injury, he became a registered pharmacist and managed a Rosemont, Pennsylvania, drug store for a year. His interests later turned to acting ...
Born 4/16/27, age 92
96. Pat Carroll
Actress | The Little Mermaid
She has played everything from chatterbox wives to wicked stepsisters on TV, and from Gertrude Stein to Shakespeare's Falstaff on stage. At age 80 plus, the plucky comedienne shows no signs of stopping any time soon. The riotous Pat Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1927, the daughter of...
Born 5/5/27, age 92
97. Mort Sahl
Actor | Johnny Cool
Crowned as leading the new breed of modern comedians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl is the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began performing at the hungry i music club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. He differed from other comedians, ...
Born 5/11/27, age 92
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 92
99. 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 92; father of actor/director Ben Stiller
100. 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 92