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Who Would Have Turned 100 in July 2015

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~ Living people turning 100 in 2015 may be found on the Born 1915 page. ~
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  Willie Dixon
American blues musician and songwriter, "Wang Dang Doodle"
07/01/1915
– 01/29/1992
  Jean Stafford
American writer, "The Mountain Lion"
07/01/1915
– 03/26/1979
  Junior Durkin
American actor, "Tom Sawyer", "Huckleberry Finn"
07/02/1915
– 05/04/1935
  John Woodruff
American Olympic gold medal-winning runner
07/05/1915 – 10/30/2007
  Yvonne Mitchell
English actress, "The Divided Heart"
07/07/1915
– 03/24/1979
  Margaret Walker
American poet and novelist, "Jubilee"
07/07/1915
 – 11/30/1998
  David Diamond
American classical music composer
07/09/1915
– 06/13/2005
  Joe Liggins
American rhythm and blues pianist
07/09/
1915 – 07/26/1987
  Jerome Lawrence
American playwright, "Inherit the Wind", "Auntie Mame", "First Monday in October"
07/14/1915
– 02/29/2004
  Albert Ghiorso
American nuclear scientist, co-discovered twelve chemical elements on the periodic table
07/15/1915
– 12/26/2010
  David Tree
English actor, "Pygmalion", "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
07/15/1915
11/04/2009
  Barnard Hughes
American actor, "The Lost Boys", "Da", TV's "Blossom"
07/16/1915 – 07/11/2006
  Cass Daley
American actress, singer, and comedienne
07/17/1915
– 03/22/1975
  Arthur Rothstein
American photojournalist
07/17/1915 – 11/11/1985
  Phyllis Brooks
American actress, "Charlie Chan in Honolulu", "Charlie Chan in Reno"
07/18/1915
– 08/01/1995
  Philip L. Graham
American newspaperman, publisher and co-owner of The Washington Post
07/18/1915 – 08/03/1963
  Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
American naval officer, eldest sibling of President John F. Kennedy
07/25/1915
– 08/12/1944
  Mario Del Monaco
Italian operatic tenor
07/27/1915
 – 10/16/1982
  Charles Hard Townes
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
07/28/1915
01/27/2015
  Frankie Yankovic
American accordionist, nicknamed "America's Polka King"
07/28/1915
– 10/14/1998
  George "Chet" Forrest
American songwriter, ''Stranger in Paradise'', ''Baubles, Bangles and Beads"
07/31/1915 – 10/10/1999

 

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