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CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAYS

Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100 in

July & August 2017

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  Larry O'Brien
American political strategist and government official, Postmaster General (1965-1968)
07/07/1917 – 09/28/1990
  Pamela Brown
English actress, Lust for Life, Cleopatra
07/08/1917 – 09/18/1975
  Faye Emerson
American actress, The Mask of Dimitrios, and television personality
07/08/1917 – 03/09/1983
  J. F. Powers
American writer, Morte d'Urban
07/08/1917 – 06/12/1999
  Kay Aldridge
American actress, the Perils of Nyoka film serial
07/09/1917 – 01/12/1995
  Don Herbert
American television host, Watch Mr. Wizard
07/10/1917 – 06/12/2007
  Andrew Wyeth
American painter, Christina's World
07/12/1917 – 01/16/2009
  Arthur Laurents
American screenwriter, stage director, playwright, and librettist, West Side Story
07/14/1917 – 05/05/2011
  Robert Conquest
English-born poet and historian, author of Stalin: Breaker of Nations
(Held dual English/American citizenship)
07/15/1917 – 08/03/2015
  Joan Roberts
American actress, Broadway's Oklahoma
07/15/1917 – 08/13/2012
  Gus Arriola
American comic strip writer and artist, Gordo
07/17/1917 – 02/02/2008
  Lou Boudreau
American baseball player, manager, and sports announcer
07/17/1917 – 08/10/2001
  Phyllis Diller
American comedienne and actress, Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
07/17/1917 – 08/20/2012
  Kenan Evren
Turkish president (1980-1989)
07/17/1917 – 05/09/2015
  Henri Salvador
French Guianese-born French singer
07/18/1917 – 02/13/2008
  William Scranton
American politician, Pennsylvania representative (1961-1963) and governor (1963-1967)
07/19/1917 – 07/28/2013
  Alberta Adams
American blues singer
07/26/1917 – 12/25/2014
  Bourvil
French actor, La Grande Vadrouille
07/27/1917 – 09/23/1970
  Robert Mitchum
American actor, The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Ryan's Daughter
08/06/1917 – 07/01/1997
  Dik Browne
American cartoonist, Hägar the Horrible, Hi and Lois
08/11/1917 – 06/04/1989
  Adolf Burger
Slovakian Holocaust survivor and memoirist
08/12/1917 – 12/06/2016
  Marjorie Reynolds
American actress, Holiday Inn, TV's The Life of Riley
08/12/1917 – 02/01/1997
  Claudia McNeil
American actress, A Raisin in the Sun
08/13/1917 – 11/25/1993
  Jack Lynch
Irish prime minister (1966-1973, 1977-1979)
08/15/1917 – 10/20/1999
  Óscar Romero
Salvadoran archbishop and social activist
08/15/1917 – 03/24/1980
  Caspar Weinberger
American government official, Secretary of Defense (1981-1987)
08/18/1917 – 03/28/2006
  Terry Sanford
American politician, North Carolina governor (1961–1965) and senator (1986–1993)
08/20/1917 – 04/18/1998
  Leonid Hurwicz
Russian-born American Nobel Prize-winning economist
08/21/1917 – 06/24/2008
  John Lee Hooker
American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist
08/22/1917 – 06/21/2001
  Tex Williams
American country singer and songwriter, "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)"
08/23/1917 – 10/11/1985
  Dennis James
American announcer and game show host, The Price Is Right, Name That Tune
08/24/1917 – 06/03/1997
  Mel Ferrer
American actor, Lili, TV's Falcon Crest
08/25/1917 – 06/02/2008
  Jan Clayton
American actress, Broadway's Carousel, TV's Lassie
08/26/1917 – 08/28/1983
  William French Smith
American government official, Attorney General (1981–1985)
08/26/1917 – 10/29/1990
  Jack Kirby
American comic book artist, writer, and editor
08/28/1917 – 02/06/1994
  Isabel Sanford
American actress, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, TV's The Jeffersons
08/29/1917 – 07/09/2004
  Denis Healey
English politician, Member of Parliament (1952-1992)
08/30/1917 – 10/03/2015

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