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CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAYS

Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100

in January and February 2016

Webmaster's Notes:
~ Living individuals of note turning 100 in 2016 may be found on the Born 1916 page. ~
~ Click on the pictures below for photo credit information. ~

  Earl Wrightson
American singer and actor

01/01/1916 – 03/07/1993
  Maxene Andrews
American singer, member of the Andrews Sisters trio
01/03/1916 – 10/21/1995
  Betty Furness
American actress, television personality, and consumer advocate
01/03/1916 – 04/02/1994
  Bernard Greenhouse
American cellist
01/03/1916 05/13/2011
  Slim Gaillard
American jazz musician and songwriter
01/04/1916 – 02/26/1991
  Lionel Newman
American conductor and film scorer, "Hello, Dolly!"
01/04/1916 – 02/03/1989
  Robert Parrish
American film editor, "Body and Soul", and director, "Casino Royale"
01/04/1916 – 12/04/1995
  Al Hostak
American boxer

01/07/1916 – 08/13/2006
  Paul Keres
Estonian chess grandmaster

01/07/1916 – 06/05/1975
  Gerrit Schulte
Dutch cyclist
01/07/1916 – 02/26/1992
  Vic Mizzy
American composer, "The Addams Family Theme", "Green Acres Theme"
01/09/1916
– 10/17/2009
  Sune Bergström
Swedish Nobel Prize-winning biochemist
01/10/1916 – 08/15/2004
  Eldzier Cortor
American painter
01/10/1916
11/26/2015
  Bernard Blier
French actor, "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe"

01/11/1916 – 03/29/1989
  Pieter Willem Botha
South African prime minister (1978-1989)
01/12/1916 – 10/31/2006
  Jay "Hootie" McShann
American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and bandleader
01/12/1916 – 12/07/2006
  House Peters, Jr.
American actor, original Mr. Clean in television commercials
01/12/1916
– 10/01/2008
  Robert Snyder
American documentarian, "Michelangelo: Self Portrait"
01/16/1916 – 03/21/2004
  Brion Gysin
English painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist

01/19/1916 – 07/13/1986
  Alex Nicol
American actor, "The Man from Laramie", "The Screaming Skull"
01/20/1916 – 07/29/2001
  Jack Brickhouse
American sportscaster

01/24/1916 – 08/06/1998
  Rafael Caldera
Venezuelan president (1969-1974, 1994-1999)
01/24/1916
– 12/24/2009
  Arnoldo Foà
Italian actor, "The Shoes of the Fisherman"

01/24/1916 – 01/11/2014
  Virgílio Ferreira
Portuguese writer, "Aparição"
01/28/1916 – 03/01/1996
  Bruce Gordon
American actor, TV's "The Untouchables"
02/01/1916
– 01/20/2011
  Edward R. Roybal
American politician, California representative (1963-1993)

02/10/1916 – 10/24/2005
  Marcel Bigeard
French general

02/14/1916
– 06/18/2010
  Sally Gray
English actress, "They Made Me a Fugitive", "Obsession"
02/14/1916 – 09/24/2006
  Denham Harman
American biogerontologist, developed "free radical" aging theory
02/14/1916 – 11/25/2014

(Photo used with permission of the University of Nebraska Medical Center)
  Edward Platt
American actor, "North by Northwest", TV's "Get Smart"
02/14/1916 – 03/19/1974
  Mary Jane Croft
American actress, "I Love Lucy", "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"
02/15/1916 – 08/24/1999
  Raf Vallone
Italian actor, "Bitter Rice", "The Godfather Part II"

02/17/1916 – 10/31/2002
 

Maria Altmann
Austrian-born American art heiress, successfully sued Austria for paintings stolen by the Nazis
02/18/1916 – 02/07/2011

  Eddie Arcaro
American jockey
02/19/1916 – 11/14/1997
  Mia Slavenska
Croatian-born American prima ballerina
02/20/1916 – 10/05/2002
  Lauran Paine
American writer of Western fiction
02/25/1916 – 12/01/2001
  Jackie Gleason
American comedian and actor, "The Hustler", "Smokey and the Bandit", TV's "The Honeymooners"
02/26/1916 – 06/24/1987
  Preacher Roe
American baseball player
02/26/1916 – 11/09/2008
  James B. Donovan
American lawyer, negotiated trade of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel for American pilot Francis Gary Powers
02/29/1916 – 01/19/1970
  Dinah Shore
American singer, actress, and television personality
02/29/1916 – 02/24/1994

 

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