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CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAYS

Departed Individuals of Note Who Would Have Turned 100

~ January & February 2023 ~ 

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  Valentina Cortese
Italian actress, The Barefoot Contessa, Day for Night
01/01/1923 – 07/10/2019
  Milt Jackson
American jazz vibraphonist
01/01/1923 – 10/09/1999
  Larry Storch
American comedian and actor, TV's F Troop
01/08/1923 – 07/08/2022
  Carroll Shelby
American race car driver and automotive designer
01/11/1923 – 05/10/2012
  Jean Stapleton
American actress, TV's All in the Family
01/19/1923 – 05/31/2013
  Slim Whitman
American country singer, “Indian Love Call”, “Rose Marie”
01/20/1923 – 06/19/2013
  Florence Halop
American actress, TV’s Night Court
01/23/1923 – 07/15/1986
  Anne Jeffreys
American actress, TV's Topper
01/26/1923 – 09/27/2017
  Paddy Chayefsky
American playwright and screenwriter, Marty, The Hospital, Network
01/29/1923 – 08/01/1981
  Norman Mailer
American writer, The Naked and the Dead, The Executioner’s Song
01/31/1923 – 11/10/2007
  James Dickey
American poet and novelist, Deliverance
02/02/1923 – 01/19/1997
  Bonita Granville
American actress, These Three, the Nancy Drew film series
02/02/1923 – 10/11/1988
  Liz Smith
American gossip columnist
02/02/1923 – 11/12/2017
  Conrad Bain
Canadian-born American actor, TV’s Maude, Diff'rent Strokes
02/04/1923 – 01/14/2013
  Brendan Behan
Irish poet, novelist, Borstal Boy and playwright, The Hostage
02/09/1923 – 03/20/1964
  Franco Zeffirelli
Italian motion picture director, Romeo and Juliet, Jesus of Nazareth
02/12/1923 – 06/15/2019
  Chuck Yeager
American test pilot, first person to exceed the speed of sound in flight
02/13/1923 – 12/07/2020
  Kathleen Freeman
American actress, Singin' in the Rain, The Blues Brothers
02/17/1923 – 08/23/2001
(Some sources cite a 1919 birth year)
  Dexter Gordon
American bop tenor saxophonist and actor, Round Midnight
02/27/1923 – 04/25/1990
  Charles Durning
American actor, Tootsie, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
02/28/1923 – 12/24/2012

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