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Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100 in

June & July 2017

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  William S. Knowles
American Nobel Prize-winning chemist
06/01/1917 – 06/13/2012
  Max Showalter
American actor, Niagara
06/02/1917 – 07/30/2000
  Leo Gorcey
American actor, the Bowery Boys film series
06/03/1917 – 06/02/1969
  Charles Collingwood
American journalist and news correspondent
06/04/1917 – 10/03/1985
  Robert Merrill
American opera singer
06/04/1917 – 10/23/2004
  Howard Metzenbaum
American politician, Ohio senator (1974, 1976-1995)
06/04/1917 – 03/12/2008
  Kirk Kerkorian
American businessman, President and CEO of the Tracinda Corporation
06/06/1917 – 06/15/2015
  Gwendolyn Brooks
American poet, Annie Allen
06/07/1917 – 12/03/2000
  Dean Martin
American singer, "That's Amore", and actor, Some Came Running, Airport
06/07/1917 – 12/25/1995
  Byron White
American football player and Supreme Court justice
06/08/1917 – 04/15/2002
  Eric Hobsbawm
English Marxist historian
06/09/1917 – 10/01/2012
  John B. Fenn
American Nobel Prize-winning chemist
06/15/1917 – 12/10/2010
  Lash LaRue
American actor, King of the Bullwhip
06/15/1917 – 05/21/1996
  Katharine Graham
American newspaper publisher, The Washington Post
06/16/1917 – 07/17/2001
  Irving Penn
American photographer
06/16/1917 – 10/07/2009
  Richard Boone
American actor, The Alamo, TV's Have Gun - Will Travel
06/18/1917 – 01/10/1981
  Mary Ward Brown
American writer, Tongues of Flame
06/18/1917 – 05/14/2013
  Ross Elliott
American actor, TV's I Love Lucy, The Virginian
06/18/1917 – 08/12/1999
  Susan Hayward
American actress, I Want to Live!, Valley of the Dolls
06/30/1917 – 03/14/1975
  Lena Horne
American singer, "Stormy Weather", and actress, The Wiz
06/30/1917 – 05/09/2010
  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

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