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The Webmaster's Personal Selection of

NONAGENARIAN & CENTENARIAN

LIVING LEGENDS

  Buzz Aldrin
American astronaut, second person to walk on the Moon
01/20/1930
  Iris Apfel
American interior designer and fashion icon
08/29/1921
  David Attenborough
English naturalist and television host, Life on Earth
05/08/1926
  Burt Bacharach
American pianist and songwriter, "Alfie", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
05/12/1928
  Harry Belafonte
American singer, "The Banana Boat Song", actor, and activist
03/01/1927
  Benedict XVI
German pope (2005-2013)
04/16/1927
  Tony Bennett
American pop singer, "Rags to Riches", "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"
08/03/1926
  Claire Bloom
English actress, Limelight, The Haunting
02/15/1931
  Fernando Botero
Colombian painter and sculptor
04/19/1932
  Peter Brook
English theater and motion picture director, Marat/Sade
03/21/1925
  Mel Brooks
American actor, screenwriter, and motion picture director, The Producers, Blazing Saddles
06/28/1926
  Warren Buffett
American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist
08/30/1930
  Leslie Caron
French/American actress, An American in Paris, Gigi
07/01/1931
  Jimmy Carter
American president (1977-1981), humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
10/01/1924
  Rosalynn Carter
American First Lady (1977-1981) and humanitarian
08/18/1927
  Noam Chomsky
American linguist and political activist
12/07/1928
  Joan Ganz Cooney
American television producer, Sesame Street, The Electric Company
11/30/1929
  Martin Cooper
American engineer, invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone
12/26/1928
  Roger Corman
American motion picture producer and director, The Little Shop of Horrors
04/05/1926
  Robert Duvall
American Oscar-winning actor, The Godfather, Tender Mercies
01/05/1931
  Clint Eastwood
American actor and motion picture director, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby
05/31/1930
  Elizabeth II
English monarch, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1952-present)
04/21/1926
  Jules Feiffer
American cartoonist, playwright, and screenwriter, Carnal Knowledge
01/26/1929
  Frank Gehry
Canadian/American architect
02/28/1929
  Jean-Luc Godard
French motion picture director, Breathless, Hail Mary
12/03/1930
  Benny Golson
American jazz saxophonist and composer
01/25/1929
  Mikhail Gorbachev
Russian politician, President of the Soviet Union (1990-1991), and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
03/02/1931
  Berry Gordy, Jr.
American entrepreneur, founded Motown Records
11/28/1929
  Lee Grant
American Oscar-winning actress, Shampoo, and documentarian
10/31/1925
(Birth year sources vary)
  Alan Greenspan
American economist, Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1987-2006)
03/06/1926
  Jürgen Habermas
German philosopher and sociologist
06/18/1929
  Gene Hackman
American Oscar-winning actor, Bonnie and Clyde, The French Connection
01/30/1930
  Rosemary Harris
English actress, Tom & Viv, the Spider-Man film series
09/19/1927
  Peter Higgs
English Nobel Prize-winning physicist
05/29/1929
  Dolores Huerta
American labor leader and activist
04/10/1930
  Marsha Hunt
American actress, Pride and Prejudice, Blossoms in the Dust
10/17/1917
  James Ivory
American motion picture producer, director, Howard's End, and screenwriter, Call Me by Your Name
06/07/1928
  Al Jaffee
American cartoonist, regular contributor to Mad magazine
03/13/1921
  Norman Jewison
Canadian motion picture producer and director, In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck
07/21/1926
  Jasper Johns
American painter and graphic artist
05/15/1930
  James Earl Jones
American actor, The Great White Hope, Star Wars
01/17/1931
  John Kander
American songwriter, "Cabaret", "New York, New York", collaborator with Fred Ebb
03/18/1927
  Don King
American boxing promoter
08/20/1931
  Henry Kissinger
German-born American statesman, Secretary of State (1973-1977), and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
05/27/1923
  Yayoi Kusama
Japanese painter and sculptor
03/22/1929
  Cleo Laine
English singer and actress, nicknamed "The Queen of Jazz"
10/28/1927
  Angela Lansbury
English-born American actress, Gaslight, Broadway's Mame, TV's Murder, She Wrote
10/16/1925
  Norman Lear
American motion picture and television producer, All in the Family, Good Times
07/27/1922
  Tom Lehrer
American satirist and songwriter, "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”
04/09/1928
  June Lockhart
American actress, TV's Lassie, Lost in Space
06/25/1925
  Gina Lollobrigida
Italian actress, Beat the Devil, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
07/04/1927
  Jim Lovell
American astronaut
03/25/1928
  James Lovelock
English atmospheric chemist, originated the Gaia theory
07/26/1919
  Loretta Lynn
American country singer and songwriter, Coal Miner's Daughter
04/14/1932
  Elaine May
American comedian, motion picture director, screenwriter, playwright, and actress
04/21/1932
  Willie Mays
American baseball player and coach
05/06/1931
  Newton Minow
American government official, FCC Chairman, called television a "vast wasteland"
01/17/1926
  Rita Moreno
American Oscar-winning actress, West Side Story, TV's The Electric Company
12/11/1931
  Edgar Morin
French philosopher and sociologist
07/08/1921
  Alice Munro
Canadian Nobel Prize-winning writer, Runaway
07/10/1931
  Rupert Murdoch
Australian-born American newspaper publisher and media entrepreneur
03/11/1931
  Bob Newhart
American comedian and actor, Elf, TV's The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart
09/05/1929
  Sandra Day O'Connor
American Supreme Court justice (1981-2006)
03/26/1930
  Marcel Ophuls
French/American documentarian, The Sorry and the Pity
11/01/1927
  Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Argentinian human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
11/26/1931
  Joan Plowright
English actress, The Entertainer, Avalon, Enchanted April
10/28/1929
  Leontyne Price
American opera singer
02/10/1927
  Mary Quant
English fashion designer
02/11/1930
(Some sources cite 1934)
  Dan Rather
American journalist and broadcaster
10/31/1931
  Sonny Rollins
American jazz saxophonist
09/07/1930
  Ned Rorem
American composer and diarist
10/23/1923
  Gena Rowlands
American actress, A Woman Under the Influence, Gloria
06/19/1930
  Eva Marie Saint
American Oscar-winning actress, On the Waterfront, North by Northwest
07/04/1924
  Doc Severinsen
American trumpeter and bandleader, The Tonight Show (1967-1992)
07/07/1927
  William Shatner
Canadian actor, Miss Congeniality, TV's Star Trek, Boston Legal
03/22/1931
  Richard M. Sherman
American songwriter, "Chim Chim Cher-ee", collaborator with brother Robert B. Sherman
06/12/1928
  Michael Snow
Canadian painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, Wavelength
12/10/1928
  Pierre Soulages
French painter and sculptor
12/24/1919
  Gay Talese
American literary journalist, Honor Thy Father
02/07/1932
  Valentino
Italian fashion designer
05/11/1932
  Dick Van Dyke
American actor, Mary Poppins, TV's The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder
12/13/1925
  Barbara Walters
American journalist and television personality, The Today Show, The View
09/25/1929
  Ruth Westheimer
German-born American psychosexual therapist and talk show host
06/04/1928
  John Williams
American film score composer, Jaws, Star Wars, and conductor
02/08/1932
  Joanne Woodward
American Oscar-winning actress, The Three Faces of Eve, Rachel, Rachel
02/27/1930
  Andrew Young
American civil rights leader, politician, and diplomat
03/12/1932

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