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BORN 1927

Turning 90 in 2017

Webmaster's Note: Individuals born in 1927 are not added to this page until they turn 90.

  Vernon L. Smith
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
01/01/1927
  Gino Marchetti
American football player
01/02/1927
  Lauro Cavazos
American government official, Secretary of Education (1988-1990)
01/04/1927
  Thomas Noguchi
Japanese-born American medical examiner, nicknamed "Coroner to the Stars"
01/04/1927
  Barbara Rush
American actress, The Young Lions, The Young Philadelphians
01/04/1927
  Sydney Brenner
South African Nobel Prize-winning biologist
01/13/1927
  Phyllis Coates
American actress, Superman and the Mole Men, TV's Adventures of Superman
01/15/1927
  Lorraine Warren
American paranormal investigator
01/31/1927
  Kenneth Anger
American actor, filmmaker, Scorpio Rising, and writer, Hollywood Babylon
02/03/1927
  Arthur Cohn
Swiss motion picture producer, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, One Day in September
02/04/1927
  Juliette Gréco
French singer and actress, Orpheus
02/07/1927
  Leontyne Price
American opera singer
02/10/1927
  June Brown
English actress, TV's EastEnders
02/16/1927
  John Warner
American government official, Secretary of the Navy (1972-1974), and politician, Virginia senator (1979-2009)
02/18/1927
  Sidney Poitier
American Oscar-winning actor, Lilies of the Field, In the Heat of the Night
02/20/1927
  Hubert de Givenchy
French fashion designer
02/21/1927
  Tom Kennedy
American game show host, You Don't Say!, Name That Tune
02/26/1927
  Harry Belafonte
American singer, "The Banana Boat Song", actor, and social activist
03/01/1927
  Dick Hyman
American jazz pianist and composer
03/08/1927
  John Kander
American songwriter, "Cabaret", "New York, New York", collaborator with Fred Ebb
03/18/1927
  Martin Walser
German writer, A Gushing Fountain
03/24/1927
  William Daniels
American actor, The Graduate, TV's St. Elsewhere, Boy Meets World
03/31/1927
  Charlie Maxwell
American baseball player
04/08/1927
  Alvin Sargent
American screenwriter, Paper Moon, Julia, Ordinary People
04/12/1927
  Benedict XVI
German pope (2005-2013)
04/16/1927
  Peter Mark Richman
American actor, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, TV's Three's Company
04/16/1927
  K. Alex Müller
Swiss Nobel Prize-winning physicist
04/20/1927
  Albert Uderzo
French cartoonist, the Astérix series
04/25/1927
  Big Jay McNeely
American rhythm and blues saxophonist, known as "The King of the Honkers"
04/29/1927
  Pat Carroll
American actress, The Little Mermaid, TV's Caesar's Hour, Make Room for Daddy
05/05/1927
  Manfred Eigen
German Nobel Prize-winning chemist
05/09/1927
  Mort Sahl
Canadian-born American comedian and social satirist
05/11/1927
  Bud Grant
American football player and coach
05/20/1927
  David Hedison
American actor, Live and Let Die, License to Kill, TV's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
05/20/1927
  Bill Holman
American jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger
05/21/1927
  Michael Constantine
American actor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, TV's Room 222
05/22/1927
  Clint Walker
American actor, The Dirty Dozen, TV's Cheyenne
05/30/1927
  Jerry Stiller
American actor, TV's The King of Queens, and comedian, stage partner and spouse of Anne Meara
06/08/1927
  Francisco Brennand
Brazilian sculptor
06/11/1927
  George E. Johnson, Sr.
American entrepreneur, founded Johnson Products Company, manufacturer of Afro Sheen
06/12/1927
  Jerry Schatzberg
American photographer and motion picture director, Scarecrow
06/26/1927
  Tim O'Connor
American actor, TV's Peyton Place, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
07/03/1927
  Gina Lollobrigida
Italian actress, Beat the Devil, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
07/04/1927
  Neil Simon
American playwright and screenwriter, The Odd Couple, The Sunshine Boys, The Goodbye Girl
07/04/1927
  Doc Severinsen
American trumpeter, led the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show (1967-1992)
07/07/1927
  Ed Ames
American singer and actor, TV's Daniel Boone
07/09/1927
  David Dinkins
American politician, New York City mayor (1990-1993)
07/10/1927
  William Smithers
American actor, Papillon, TV's Dallas
07/10/1927
  Herbert Blomstedt
American-born Swedish conductor
07/11/1927
  Tom Benson
American businessman, owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans football franchises
07/12/1927
  Joe Turkel
American actor, Paths of Glory, The Shining, Blade Runner
07/15/1927
  Shirley Hughes
English children's writer and illustrator, the Alfie series
07/16/1927
  Alex Katz
American painter and printmaker
07/24/1927
  Will Jordan
American comedian, celebrity impressionist, and actor, I Wanna Hold Your Hand
07/27/1927
  Peter Nichols
English playwright, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The National Health
07/31/1927
  Edwin Edwards
American politician, Louisiana representative (1965-1972) and governor (1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996)
08/07/1927
  Rosalynn Carter
American First Lady (1977-1981) and humanitarian
08/18/1927
  Jim Broyhill
American politician, North Carolina representative (1963-1986) and senator (1986)
08/19/1927
  L. Q. Jones
American actor, The Wild Bunch, The Ballad of Cable Hogue
08/19/1927
  Thomas S. Monson
American religious leader, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints president (2008-present)
08/21/1927
  Martial Solal
Algerian-born French jazz pianist and composer
08/23/1927
  Harry Markowitz
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
08/24/1927
  Bill Daily
American actor, TV's I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show
08/30/1927
  Paul Volcker
American economist, Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979-1987)
09/05/1927
  Freddie Jones
English actor, The Elephant Man, Dune, TV's Emmerdale
09/12/1927
  Norm Crosby
American comedian
09/15/1927
  Margaret Keane
American painter
09/15/1927
  Harold Brown
American government official, Secretary of Defense (1977-1981)
09/19/1927
  Rosemary Harris
English actress, Tom & Viv, the Spider-Man film series
09/19/1927
  Tommy Lasorda
American baseball player and manager
09/22/1927
  Pete McCloskey
American politician, California representative (1967-1983)
09/29/1927
  W. S. Merwin
American poet, Poet Laureate of the United States (2010-2011)
09/30/1927
  William Perry
American government official, Secretary of Defense (1994-1997)
10/11/1927
  Lee Konitz
American jazz saxophonist and composer
10/13/1927

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