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CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAYS

Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100

~ May & June 2020 ~ 

Webmaster's Notes:

~ Living individuals turning 100 this year can be found on the "Born 1920" pages. ~

~ Click on each picture below for photo credit information. ~

  John Lewis
American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, co-founded the Modern Jazz Quartet
05/03/1920 – 03/29/2001
  Tom of Finland
Finnish homoerotic illustrator
05/08/1920 – 11/07/1991
  Richard Adams
English writer, Watership Down
05/09/1920 – 12/24/2016
  William Tenn
English-born American science fiction writer, Brooklyn Project
05/09/1920 – 02/07/2010
  Denver Pyle
American actor, Bonnie and Clyde, TV's The Dukes of Hazzard
05/11/1920 – 12/25/1997
  Pope John Paul II
Polish pope (1978-2005)
05/18/1920 – 04/02/2005
  Helen O’Connell
American singer, "Green Eyes", and television host
05/23/1920 – 09/09/1993
  John Dall
American actor, The Corn Is Green, Rope, Gun Crazy
05/26/1920 – 01/15/1971
  Peggy Lee
American singer, "Is That All There Is?", songwriter, and actress, Pete Kelly's Blues
05/26/1920 – 01/21/2002
  Clifton James
American actor, Live and Let Die, The Untouchables
05/29/1920 – 04/15/2017
  Franklin J. Schaffner
American motion picture director, Planet of the Apes, Patton
05/30/1920 – 07/02/1989
  Marcel Reich-Ranicki
Polish-born German literary critic
06/02/1920 – 09/18/2013
  Marion Motley
American football player
06/05/1920 – 06/27/1999
  Cornelius Ryan
Irish journalist and historical writer, The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far
06/05/1920 – 11/23/1974
  Hazel Scott
Trinidadian-born American singer and pianist
06/11/1920 – 10/02/1981
  José López Portillo
Mexican president (1976-1982)
06/16/1920 – 01/17/2004
  Setsuko Hara
Japanese actress, Late Spring, Early Summer
06/17/1920 – 09/05/2015
  Ian Carmichael
English actor, the Lord Peter Wimsey television franchise
06/18/1920 – 02/05/2010
  Paul Frees
American voice artist, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Frosty the Snowman
06/22/1920 – 11/02/1986
  Lester Wunderman
American advertising executive, known as the father of direct marketing
06/22/1920 – 01/09/2019
  June Preisser
American actress, Babes in Arms, Strike Up the Band
06/26/1920 – 09/19/1984
  Ray Harryhausen
American stop-motion animator, Jason and the Argonauts
06/29/1920 – 05/07/2013

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