Actors who lived over 100

by pgrass13 | created - 25 Jun 2012 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

These are actors and and other entertainment people who lived over 100. There was some dispute as to Robert Earl Jones (the father of James Earl Jones) age at death some placing him over 100 but now it is generally accepted he was 96. These are updated as of. October 2019

1. Tatzumbia Dupea

Buffalo Bill

Tatzumbia Dupea was born on July 26, 1849 in Lone Pine, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Buffalo Bill (1944) and Across the Wide Missouri (1951). She died on February 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California.

According to imdb 120 and 7 months (big asterisk) but this seems suspicious as I can't find much information on her and surely being among the oldest people ever she would get a mention in such list.

2. Frederica Sagor Maas

Writer | The Shocking Miss Pilgrim

Frederica Sagor Maas was born in America, the youngest daughter of Russian immigrants. Feeling no great desire to complete her course in journalism at Columbia University, New York, she found film an exciting new artistic medium, and was hired by Universal Studios as a story editor, and later MGM ...

111 and 6 months

3. 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 ...

108

4. George Abbott

Writer | Damn Yankees

Legendary Broadway writer/producer/director George Abbott was born in 1887 in Forestville, New York. His father was mayor of Salamanca, New York, for two terms. In 1898 his family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Abbott attended Kearney Military Academy. The family returned to New York, where Abbott...

107 and 7 months

5. Doris Eaton

Actress | Man on the Moon

Doris Eaton was born in Norfolk, Virginia, into a show business family. The young Doris began appearing on stage with her brothers Charles and Joseph and her sisters Mary and Pearl when she was five years old. She made her Broadway debut aside her brother Charles in "Mother Carey's Chickens" in ...

106 and 10 months

6. Manoel de Oliveira

Director | Os Canibais

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 Os Canibais (1988), I'm Going Home (2001) and The Convent (1995). He was married to Maria Isabel Brandão de Meneses de Almeida Carvalhais. He died on ...

106 and 4 months

7. Lupita Tovar

Actress | Border Law

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 ...

106 and 3 months

8. Run Run Shaw

Blade Runner

Run Run Shaw was born in Shanghai, China on October 4, 1907. He went into the filming industry with his brother, Runme Shaw, and established the Shaw Organization in 1926 and the Shaw Studios (formerly South Seas Film studio) in 1930. In 1967, Shaw established the famous Television Broadcasts ...

106 and 2 months

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 Badmen of Tombstone (1949). She was married to Charles Barton, Dean Dillman Jr. and Jimmie Grier. She died on October 2...

106 years, 1 month

10. Miguel Morayta

Director | El mártir del Calvario

Miguel Morayta was born on August 15, 1907 in Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain as Miguel Morayta Martínez. He was a director and writer, known for El mártir del Calvario (1952), Tramp (1950) and La mujer marcada (1957). He died on June 19, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico.

105 and 10 months

11. Norrie Woodhall

Self | More4 News

Norrie Woodhall was born on December 17, 1905 in Dorset, England. She died on October 25, 2011 in Owermoigne, Dorset.

105 and 10 months

12. Mary Ellis

Actress | Bella Donna

A promising star first with the Metropolitan Opera than on the Broadway and London stages, soprano Mary Ellis had little chance to prove herself as either a musical or dramatic film star with only a few creaky vehicles left for audiences to ponder. Her versatility on stage, however, was extensive, ...

105 and 7 months

13. Rosa Albach-Retty

Actress | Geld auf der Straße

Rosa Albach-Retty was born on December 26, 1874 in Hanau, Hesse, Germany as Rosa Clara Franziska Helene Retty. She was an actress, known for Geld auf der Straße (1930), Dreimal Hochzeit (1941) and Der alte Sünder (1951). She was married to Karl Albach. She died on August 26, 1980 in ...

105 and 4 months

14. Liane Haid

Actress | Marquis d'Eon, der Spion der Pompadour

Liane Haid was a prima ballerina, dancer, singer, stage and film actress. As a child, she studied voice and dancing and played at the Viennese Open Ballet. She worked in Budapest and Vienna as a dancer. On stage, she was in Berlin and Vienna. She also made close to a hundred movies - silents and ...

105 and 3 months

15. Ruth Gruber

Actress | Carry On

Ruth Gruber was born on September 30, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ruth Ellen Gruber. She is known for her work on Carry On (2008), Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber (2009) and Exodus 1947 (1997). She was married to Henry J. Rosner and Philip H. Michaels. She died on ...

105 and 2 months

16. Don Lusk

Animation_department | Lady and the Tramp

In 2015, Lusk was the recipient of the Winsor McCay lifetime achievement award at the Annies.

105 and 2 months.

17. 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, ...

105 and 2 months

18. 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.

105 and 1 month

19. 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...

105 and 3 months and counting.

20. 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 ...

104 and 11 months

21. Carla Laemmle

Actress | The Adventures of Frank Merriwell

Carla Laemmle was born on October 20, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rebekah Isabelle Laemmle. She is known for her work on The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936), The Gate Crasher (1928) and A Sad State of Affairs (2013). She died on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

104 and 8

22. Neal Arden

Actor | Life of St. Paul

Neal Arden was born on December 27, 1909 in Fulham, London, England as Arthur Neal Aiston. He was an actor, known for Life of St. Paul (1938), The Best House in London (1969) and Department S (1969). He was married to Julia Byfield and Dorothy Brown. He died on June 4, 2014 in Huntingdon, ...

104 and 6 months

23. Audrey Munson

Actress | Purity

Audrey Munson was a model and actress who achieved fame in the early part of the 20th Century in the United States. Born on June 8, 1891, in Rochester, New York, Munson was the only child produced by the marriage of Edgar Munson and Katherine Mahoney Munson. After her parents divorced, Munson was ...

104

24. Barbara Kent

Actress | Lonesome

A pretty, diminutive (4'11") actress of the silent and early sound era, Barbara Cloutman (later Kent) was born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada on December 16, 1907. Upon graduating from Hollywood High School in 1925, Kent won the Miss Hollywood Pageant, and set her sights on a career in the movies. She ...

103 and 10 Months

25. 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...

103 and 10 months

26. Beverly Cleary

Writer | Ramona and Beezus

Beverly Cleary was born on April 12, 1916 in McMinnville, Oregon, USA as Beverly Atlee Bunn. She is a writer, known for Ramona and Beezus (2010), ABC Weekend Specials (1977) and Ramona (1988). She was previously married to Clarence Cleary.

103 and 10 months and counting Not an actor but a writer that has several shows or movies based on her work.

27. Miriam Seegar

Actress | Seven Keys to Baldpate

Miriam Seegar was born on September 1, 1907, to Frank and Carrie (née Wall) Seegar, both teachers. Raised in Greentown, Indiana, in the Seegar-Sewell home on 404 S. Main Street, she was the fourth of five daughters. Her sisters, known around town as the Seegar Sisters, were educator Helen ...

103 and 4 months

28. 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 ...

103 and 2 months

29. Señor Wences

Final Approach

The Spanish born ventriloquist Senor Wences was one of the highest paid vaudeville acts in the world. Hugely popular with American TV audiences Wences was also a top nightclub favorite.

Born Wenceslao Moreno in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca (Spain), Wences began performing ventriloquism as a ...

103

30. Mae LaBorde

Actress | Pineapple Express

Mae LaBorde was born on May 13, 1909 in Fresno, California, USA as Mae Shamlian. She was an actress, known for Pineapple Express (2008), The Heartbreak Kid (2007) and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005). She was married to Nicholas Laborde. She died on January 9, 2012 in Santa Monica, ...

102 and 8 months

31. Charles Lane

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

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...

102 and 6 months

32. 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 was an actress, known for 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 ...

102 and 4 months

33. 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), Here's Lucy (1968) and The Milton Berle Show (1948). He was married to Lillian Benson. He died on May 19, 2016 in Port Jefferson, New York.

102 and 3 months

34. 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 ...

103 and 7 months and counting

35. Mártha Eggerth

Actress | Das Hofkonzert

From the day she was born Martha lived in a world of music. For sure her father was a banker but he was also an amateur pianist. As for her mother, she was a housewife but also a very talented opera singer who had given up her career for the joys of matrimony and motherhood. It does not come as a ...

101 and 8 months

36. 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. ...

103 and 1 month

37. 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, ...

101 and 6 months

38. 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...

101 and 5 months

39. 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....

101 and 4 months

40. Nina Andrycz

Actress | Uczta Baltazara

Nina Andrycz was born on November 11, 1912 in Brzesc, Poland, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Uczta Baltazara (1954), Television Theater (1953) and Horror w Wesolych Bagniskach (1996). She was married to Joseph Cyrankiewicz. She died on January 31, 2014 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

101 and 2 months

41. Leni Riefenstahl

Producer | Das blaue Licht - Eine Berglegende aus den Dolomiten

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...

101 and 1 month

42. Gwen Ffrangcon Davies

Actress | The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Gwen Ffrangcon Davies was born on January 25, 1891 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991), Nine Days a Queen (1936) and Paul Krüger (1956). She died on January 27, 1992 in Essex, England.

101

43. Paulette Dubost

Actress | La règle du jeu

Paulette Dubost was born on October 8, 1910 in Paris, France as Paulette Marie Emma Deplanque. She was an actress, known for The Rules of the Game (1939), Clairette's 28 Days (1933) and Les mystères de Paris (1962). She was married to André Ostertag. She died on September 21, 2011 in ...

100 and 11 months

44. 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,...

100 and 10 months

45. Robert F. Boyle

Production_designer | North by Northwest

Robert F. Boyle was born on October 10, 1909 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Francis Boyle. He was an art director and production designer, known for North by Northwest (1959), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Marnie (1964). He was married to Bess Boyle. He died on August 1, 2010 in Los ...

100 and 10 months

46. 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 ...

102 and 3 months and counting.

47. 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 ...

100 and 9 months

48. 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 ...

100 and 5 months

49. 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 ...

100 and 2 months

50. 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.

100 and 2 months

51. 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...

100 and 2 months

52. 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), Going in Style (1979) and The Sunshine Boys (1975). He was married to Gracie Allen and Hannah Siegel. He died on March 9, 1996 in Beverly Hills, Los...

100 and 1 month

53. Kaneto Shindô

Writer | Ichimai no hagaki

Kaneto Shindô was born on April 22, 1912 in Hiroshima, Japan. He was a writer and director, known for Postcard (2010), A Last Note (1995) and The Naked Island (1960). He was married to Nobuko Otowa and Miyo Shindo. He died on May 29, 2012 in Hiroshima.

100 and 1 month

54. Sam Beazley

Actor | Johnny English

Sam Beazley was born on March 29, 1916 in Kensington, London, England. He was an actor, known for Johnny English (2003), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004). He died on June 12, 2017 in London.

101 and 2 months

55. Hutton Gibson

Self | Jeopardy!

Hutton Gibson was born on August 26, 1918 in Peekskill, New York, USA as Hutton Peter Gibson. He has been married to Teddy Joye (Moore) Hicks since December 15, 2001. He was previously married to Anne Patricia Reilly.

101 years 5 months and counting

56. 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 ...

101 and 3 months and counting

57. Caren Marsh

Actress | Navajo Kid

She began her career as a radio actress and professional dancer in 1937, shortly after her graduation from Hollywood High School. In 1939 she was signed under contract to MGM Studios and appeared as a dance stand in for Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939). She later became a free lance actress ...

100 and 10 months and counting

58. Ivy Bethune

Actress | Back to the Future

Ivy Bethune was born on June 1, 1918 in Sevastopol, Russia as Ivy Vigder. She was an actress, known for Back to the Future (1985), Get Smart (2008) and Will to Die (1971). She was married to Stuart Lancaster and William Charles Bethune. She died on July 19, 2019 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

101 years, 1 month

59. Anne Douglas

Producer | Scalawag

Anne Douglas was born on April 23, 1919 in Hanover, Germany as Anne Buydens. She is a producer and actress, known for Scalawag (1973), Deep River (2009) and Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget (2009). She was previously married to Kirk Douglas.

100 years and 10 months and counting



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