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Jan. 2019: Oldest living film people!
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2019-01-05 17:17:22 UTC
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You can see most of these at genarians.com.


ACTRESSES:

1908: Edith Meinhard
1911: Renee Simonot
1913: Julie Gibson
1916: Olivia de Havilland,
1917: Marsha Hunt, Suzy Delair
1918: Fay McKenzie, Ivy Bethune, Baby Peggy Montgomery
1919: Caren Marsh, Marge Champion
1920: Maggie Griffin, Franca Valeri
1921: Carol Channing, Ruth de Souza, Muriel Pavlow
1922: Betty White, Doris Day, Joan Copeland, Bibi Ferreira, Micheline Presle, Janis Paige, Jacqueline White,
1923: Valentina Cortese, Gloria Henry, Elizabeth Sellars, Peggy Stewart, Rhonda Fleming, Glynis Johns,
1924: Anne Vernon, Carole Cook, Machiko Kyo, Noreen Nash, Carmelita Pope, Priscilla Pointer, Eva Marie Saint, Joyce Randolph, Lily Weiding, Anita Linda, Maria Riva, Marge Redmond, Cicely Tyson
1925: June Lockhart, Cara Williams, Miiko Taka, Arlene Dahl, Honor Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Mary Kay Stearns, Lee Grant, Kaye Ballard
1926: Nancy Gates, Jane Withers, Cloris Leachman, Marilyn Knowlden, Virginia Patton, Helen Gallagher, Betty Lynn, Irene Papas, Julie Adams, Judith Magre,
1927: Barbara Rush, Phyllis Coates, Juliette Greco, Pat Carroll, Gina Lollobrigida, Rosemary Harris, Antonia Rey, Estelle Parsons, Genevieve Page
1928: Peggy Dow, Estelle Harris, Yvonne Furneaux, Annie Cordy, Patricia Hitchcock, Nancy Olson, Ann Blyth, Marion Ross, Kathleen Hughes, Dena Dietrich



ACTORS:

1912: Katsumi Tezuka
1914: Norman Lloyd
1916: Kirk Douglas
1917: Earl Cameron
1919: Nehemiah Persoff
1921: Josip Elic
1922: Bill Macy, Bernard Ladysz, Dilip Kumar
1923: Larry Storch, Jimmy Lydon, Val Bettin, Nicholas Parsons, Mike Nussbaum
1924: Woody Woodbury, Espen Skjonberg, Leslie Phillips, Tony Britton, William Russell
1925: Ignacio López Tarso, Hal Holbrook, Jan Merlin, Richard Erdman, Bill Hayes, John Fujioka, Forrest Compton, Morgan Woodward, Jan Skopecek, Michel Bouquet, Mark Miller, Dick Van Dyke, Michel Piccoli
1926: Ted White, Allan Rich, Robert Clary, Shecky Greene, John O'Leary, Val Bisoglio, Carleton Carpenter, John Ericson, Biff McGuire, Robert Brown, Terry Kilburn
1927: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, William Daniels, Peter Mark Richman, David Hedison, Michael Constantine, Jerry Stiller, Ed Ames, William Smithers, Joe Turkel, L.Q. Jones, Freddie Jones, Robert Hossein
1928: Mitchell Ryan, Stuart Whitman, Conrad Janis, Paul Dooley, Joss Ackland, Hardy Kruger, Jackie Mason, Ed Fury, Orson Bean, George Maharis, Earl Holliman, Henry Silva, Clu Gulager, Dick Miller, Bernard Cribbins


DIRECTORS:

1922: Carl Reiner, Tony Charmoli, Bert I. Gordon, Jonas Mekas
1923: Franco Zeffirelli, Gene Reynolds
1924: Stanley Donen, Robert M. Young
1925: Peter Brook, D.A. Pennebaker
1926: Roger Corman, Mel Brooks, Norman Jewison
1927: Kenneth Anger, Jerry Schatzberg, Marcel Ophuls
1928: William Klein, Agnes Varda, James Ivory, Lina Wertmuller


PRODUCERS:

1918: Artur Brauner
1921: Walter Mirisch
1922: Norman Lear
1923: Stan Waterman, Michael Medwin
1924: Eric Pleskow
1925: Alberto Grimaldi
1926: James Lipton
1927: Arthur Cohn


MISCELLANEOUS:

1917: Harriet Frank, Jr.
1919: Sid Ramin, Walter Bernstein
1920: Norma Barzman
1921: Hugh Downs
1923: Guiseppe Rotunno, Józef Hen
1924: James Vance Marshall, Sheldon Harnick, Gerda Klein, Johnny Gilbert, Gene Deitch, Lee Adams, Freddy Buache
1925: John Simon, Sonny Fox, Theodorakis, Alan Bergman, Johnny Mandel
1926: Gene Shalit, Peter Marshall, David Attenborough, Sandy Kossin, Murray Schisgal
1927: John Kander
1928: Harold Prince, Roger Mudd, Tom Jones, Burt Bahcarach, Charles Strouse, Lee Phillip Bell, Richard M. Sherman, Ennio Morricone


Expanded list:

ACTRESSES:

1908: Edith Meinhard (Diary of a Lost Girl)
1911: Renee Simonot (French actress/dubber for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz)
1913: Julie Gibson (Three Smart Saps, 1943)
1916: Olivia de Havilland (Gone With the Wind)
1917: Marsha Hunt (Smash-Up), Suzy Delair (The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob)
1918: Fay McKenzie (Down Mexico Way, 1941), Ivy Bethune (Back to the Future), Baby Peggy Montgomery (Helen's Babies, 1924)
1919: Caren Marsh (Wizard of Oz), Marge Champion (dancer and model for Snow White)
1920: Maggie Griffin (TV's My Life on the D-List), Franca Valeri (The Widower, 1959)
1921: Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Ruth de Souza (Filhas do Vento, 2004), Muriel Pavlow (Doctor in the House)
1922: Betty White (TV's The Golden Girls), Doris Day (Pillow Talk), Joan Copeland (TV's As the World Turns), Bibi Ferreira (The End of the River, 1957), Micheline Presle (Devil in the Flesh, 1947), Janis Paige (Silk Stockings), Jacqueline White (Crossfire, 1947)
1923: Valentina Cortese (Day for Night), Gloria Henry (TV's Dennis the Menace), Elizabeth Sellars (The Day They Robbed the Bank of England, 1960), Peggy Stewart (Oregon Trail, 1945), Rhonda Fleming (Spellbound), Glynis Johns (Miranda),
1924: Anne Vernon (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964), Carole Cook (The Incredible Mr. Limpet), Machiko Kyo (Rashomon), Noreen Nash (Giant), Carmelita Pope (Brando, 2007), Priscilla Pointer (Carrie, 1976), Eva Marie Saint (North by Northwest), Joyce Randolph (TV's The Honeymooners), Lily Weiding (The Green Butchers), Anita Linda (Adultery, 1984), Maria Riva (The Scarlet Empress, 1934), Marge Redmond (The Trouble With Angels), Cicely Tyson (TV's The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman)
1925: June Lockhart (TV's Lost in Space), Cara Williams (The Defiant Ones, 1958), Miiko Taka (Sayonara), Arlene Dahl (Journey to the Center of the Earth, 1959), Honor Blackman (Goldfinger), Angela Lansbury (Gaslight), Mary Kay Stearns (TV's Mary Kay and Johnny), Lee Grant (Shampoo), Kaye Ballard (TV's The Mothers-in-Law)
1926: Nancy Gates (Suddenly), Jane Withers (Giant), Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein), Marilyn Knowlden (Les Misérables, 1935), Virginia Patton (It's a Wonderful Life), Helen Gallagher (TV's Ryan's Hope), Betty Lynn (Cheaper by the Dozen, 1950), Irene Papas (Zorba the Greek), Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon), Judith Magre (The Lovers, 1958)
1927: Barbara Rush (The Young Philadelphians), Phyllis Coates (TV's Superman), Juliette Greco (The Sun Also Rises), Pat Carroll (The Little Mermaid), Gina Lollobrigida (Solomon & Sheba), Rosemary Harris (Spider-Man), Antonia Rey (Dora the Explorer), Estelle Parsons (Bonnie & Clyde), Genevieve Page (Belle de Jour)
1928: Peggy Dow (Harvey), Estelle Harris (TV's Seinfeld), Yvonne Furneaux (La Dolce Vita), Annie Cordy (Demented, 2006), Patricia Hitchcock (Strangers on a Train), Nancy Olson (The Absent-Minded Professor), Ann Blyth (Mildred Pierce), Marion Ross (TV's Happy Days), Kathleen Hughes (It Came from Outer Space), Dena Dietrich (TV's Chiffon margarine's "Mother Nature")


ACTORS:

1912: Katsumi Tezuka (Godzilla)
1914: Norman Lloyd (Saboteur)
1916: Kirk Douglas (Spartacus)
1917: Earl Cameron (The Interpreter, 2005)
1919: Nehemiah Persoff (Some Like it Hot)
1921: Josip Elic (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1922: Bill Macy (TV's Maude), Bernard Ladysz (Znachor, 1982), Dilip Kumar (Madhumati, 1958)
1923: Larry Storch (TV's F-Troop), Jimmy Lydon (Life with Father, 1947), Val Bettin (The Great Mouse Detective), Nicholas Parsons (TV's The Wotwots), Mike Nussbaum (Men in Black)
1924: Woody Woodbury (For Those Who Think Young), Espen Skjonberg (O'Horten, 2007), Leslie Phillips (Carry On Nurse), Tony Britton (Sunday Bloody Sunday), William Russell (TV's Dr. Who, 1963-1965)
1925: Ignacio López Tarso (Macario, 1960), Hal Holbrook (All the President's Men), Jan Merlin (TV's Rough Riders), Richard Erdman (Stalag 17), Bill Hayes (TV's Days of Our Lives), John Fujioka (Pearl Harbor, 2001), Forrest Compton (TV's Gomer Pyle), Morgan Woodward (Cool Hand Luke), Jan Skopecek (The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians, 1981), Michel Bouquet (Toto le Hero), Mark Miller (TV's Please Don't Eat the Daisies), Dick Van Dyke (TV's The Dick Van Dyke Show), Michel Piccoli (Belle de Jour)
1926: Ted White (Friday the 13th, Final Chapter), Allan Rich (Serpico), Robert Clary (TV's Hogan's Heroes), John O'Leary (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), Shecky Greene (History of the World, Part I), Val Bisoglio (Saturday Night Fever), Carleton Carpenter (The Whistle at Eaton Falls, 1951), John Ericson (Bedknobs and Broomsticks), Biff McGuire (Serpico), Robert Brown (TV's Here Come the Brides), Terry Kilburn (Goodbye, Mr. Chips, 1939)
1927: Sidney Poitier (To Sir, With Love), Harry Belafonte (Odds Against Tomorrow), William Daniels (The Graduate), Peter Mark Richman (Dark Intruder, 1965), David Hedison (Live & Let Die), Michael Constantine (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Jerry Stiller (TV's Seinfeld), Ed Ames (TV's Daniel Boone), William Smithers (Papillon), Joe Turkel (The Shining), L.Q. Jones (The Wild Bunch), Freddie Jones (The Elephant Man), Robert Hossein (Rififi)
1928: Mitchell Ryan (Lethal Weapon), Stuart Whitman (The Mark, 1961), Conrad Janis (TV's Mork and Mindy), Paul Dooley (Popeye), Joss Ackland (White Mischief), Hardy Kruger (Hatari!), Jackie Mason (Jackie Mason on Broadway), Ed Fury (Colossus and the Amazon Queen, 1960), Orson Bean (Anatomy of a Murder), George Maharis (The Satan Bug), Earl Holliman (The Rainmaker, 1956), Henry Silva (The Manchurian Candidate), Clu Gulager (TV's THe Virginian), Dick Miller (Bucket of Blood), Bernard Cribbins (The Railway Children, 1970)


DIRECTORS:

1922: Carl Reiner (Oh, God!), Tony Charmoli (TV's Lidsville, 1971), Bert I. Gordon (Village of the Giants), Jonas Mekas (Walden, 1969)
1923: Franco Zeffirelli (Romeo & Juliet, 1968), Gene Reynolds (TV's M*A*S*H)
1924: Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain), Robert M. Young (Dominick & Eugene)
1925: Peter Brook (Marat/Sade, 1966), D.A. Pennebaker (Don't Look Back)
1926: Roger Corman (Little Shop of Horrors, 1960), Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles), Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof)
1927: Kenneth Anger (Scorpio Rising), Jerry Schatzberg (Panic in Needle Park), Marcel Ophuls (The Sorrow & the Pity)
1928: William Klein (Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee), Agnes Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7), James Ivory (The Remains of the Day), Lina Wertmuller (Swept Away)


PRODUCERS:

1917: Stanley Rubin (Macao, 1952)
1918: Artur Brauner (Europa Europa)
1921: Walter Mirisch (West Side Story)
1922: Norman Lear (TV's All in the Family)
1923: Stan Waterman (Blue Water, White Death), Michael Medwin (O Lucky Man!)
1924: Eric Pleskow (Beyond Rangoon, 1995)
1925: Alberto Grimaldi (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
1926: James Lipton (TV's Inside the Actors Studio)
1927: Arthur Cohn (The Garden of the Finzi-Continis)


MISCELLANEOUS:

1917: Harriet Frank, Jr. (screenwriter, Hud)
1919: Sid Ramin (orchestrator, West Side Story), Walter Bernstein
(screenwriter, Fail Safe)
1920: Norma Barzman (screenwriter, Never Say Goodbye)
1921: Hugh Downs (TV's 20/20)
1923: Guiseppe Rotunno (cinematographer, Fellini Satyricon), Józef Hen (novelist/screenwriter: The Boxer, 1963)
1924: James Vance Marshall (author: Walkabout), Sheldon Harnick (lyricist: Fiddler on the Roof), Gerda Klein (author: One Survivor Remembers, 1996), Johnny Gilbert (Announcer: TV's Jeopardy!), Gene Deitch (Tom & Jerry animator), Lee Adams (lyricist: Bye Bye Birdie), Freddy Buache, film historian & director of the Swiss Film Archive, 1951-1996)
1925: John Simon (critic), Sonny Fox (host of TV's Wonderama), Theodorakis (composer: Zorba the Greek), Alan Bergman (composer: TV's Maude), Johnny Mandel (composer: MASH's Suicide is Painless)
1926: Gene Shalit (critic), Peter Marshall (host: TV's Hollywood Squares), David Attenborough (host: TV's The Living Planet), Sandy Kossin (poster designer: Becket), Murray Schisgal (screenwriter: Tootsie)
1927: John Kander (composer: Cabaret)
1928: Harold Prince (theatrical producer: West Side Story), Roger Mudd (broadcaster), Tom Jones (librettist: The Fantasticks), Burt Bacharach (composer: Alfie), Charles Strouse (composer: TV's All in the Family), Lee Phillip Bell (creator: TV's The Young and the Restless), Richard M. Sherman (composer: Mary Poppins' Chim Chim Cheree), Ennio Morricone (composer: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)


Lenona.
danny burstein
2019-01-05 17:30:06 UTC
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1924: Johnny Gilbert,
He's 93 (or 94)? *whew*. He sure doesn't look it...
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b***@gmail.com
2019-01-05 22:02:18 UTC
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Add British character actor Alfie Scopp to the list of those born in 1919 (reference IMDB).
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2019-01-06 20:52:37 UTC
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Post by b***@gmail.com
Add British character actor Alfie Scopp to the list of those born in 1919 (reference IMDB).
Wow. Some interesting credits, there! Such as the 1961 TV series "Tales of the Wizard of Oz" - I'd never heard of it. Also the 1966 TV series "King Kong."
That Derek
2019-01-06 06:00:15 UTC
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ADDENDA:

HERMAN WOUK, front-and-center on the Oldest Living Writers list, should be cross-over'ed here since his novels such as "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Winds of War" have been screen-adapted.

Canadian radio announcer and voice-over actor CARL BANAS was born in 1929. He provided voices or many theatrical and TV cartoons, most notably as villains in the 1960s "Spider-Man" cartoons, and several voices in the 1964 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" -- "WHY WEREN'T YOU AT ELF PRACTICED!!!"

If a TV luminary like Hugh Downs can be litanized here, why not the above two?

BTW, ats" cartoonist "B. (Bernard) Kliban" grew up in Connecticut living next-door to Herman Wouk.
l***@yahoo.com
2019-01-06 21:06:34 UTC
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Post by That Derek
HERMAN WOUK, front-and-center on the Oldest Living Writers list, should be cross-over'ed here since his novels such as "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Winds of War" have been screen-adapted.
If a TV luminary like Hugh Downs can be litanized here, why not the above two?
Thanks for Banas, but he hasn't turned 90 yet.

And as for Wouk...I'd say he's famous enough not to need the extra publicity, just as Jimmy Carter doesn't need to be on the writers' list, despite having written more than 30 books. (I doubt most people hear Wouk's name and think of his movies before they think of his books - if they're old enough to be familiar with him in the first place.)

Btw, Hugh Downs has written 14 books, according to Wikipedia, but I'm not about to put HIM on the writers' list either. However, as I've mentioned, the more obscure people who ARE acclaimed writers (Gerda Klein, Józef Hen) deserve the extra publicity, when they have movie connections. (Hen is also a director, but that's not what he's known for, in movies.)


Lenona.
Bryan Styble
2019-01-06 21:58:28 UTC
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Dittoes regarding the impressiveness of your various rosters here, Lenona, and thus of course much thanks for the meticulous effort clearly involved in not merely compiling them in the first place, but surely just as tedious, maintaining the currency of the lists.

(Although could you kindly explain the criteria you employ when determining whether a given name lands only on your "expanded" list?)

I only wish I was familiar with more of the silent era, as well as early 1930s Hollywood, so that I knew more than the usual coterie us youngin' Baby Boomers--or at least the credits-readers among us*--know well from whatever local "Late Show" TV stations we could pull in with our rabbit ears...

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* Though quite arguably I'm further wasting my already-far-too-wasted life by doing so, I remain proud that since about third grade I've been endeavoring (if the font ain't too tiny) to read EVERY opening AND closing credit of EVERY film, series episode or newscast/documentary I've watched. That's in part, of course, simply because I toiled professionally in The Business for decades and thus never know when some onetime acquaintance will turn up as a Best (or worst) Boy or Second Unit Director. But I sure wasn't working in showbiz back in late 1962 whilst navigating Kennerly Elementary's 3rd grade, so nosiree, this ain't just ego; rather, since early on I've found it fascinating how the work load is distributed in film and broadcast production.
l***@yahoo.com
2019-01-07 14:43:38 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
(Although could you kindly explain the criteria you employ when determining whether a given name lands only on your "expanded" list?)
Er, explain?

Btw, I forgot to erase James Vance Marshall from the Miscellaneous list.

Also, Jimmy Carter has an IMDb entry, but of course that doesn't mean he's going on the film list either.
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2019-02-24 20:56:24 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
(Although could you kindly explain the criteria you employ when determining whether a given name lands only on your "expanded" list?)
I now assume you were referring to my author list, which is what confused me.

I suspect, at least, that when it comes to movie people - and juvenile writers - it's common enough for average people not to recognize those people's names, even if they recognize their movie titles or book titles. So I put those names on expanded lists. There's also the nostalgia factor to consider.

(Example: I've seen "Singin' in the Rain" at least five times, but I likely wouldn't have been able to answer the question "what is director Stanley Donen's most famous movie" right off the bat - and I may well forget the answer a year or two from now, even though I won't have any trouble answering for a few months, given his recent death.)

BUT...when it comes to writers for adults, I'd say the above rule doesn't hold true. (I do spell out who they are once they make it to 100, since I feel they've earned that right by then.) Writers for adults are often more famous than their individual book titles - think Noam Chomsky - but even the critically acclaimed writers don't always become household names, so if their names are not popular with the masses, chances are their books are not well known either. (Example: I had no idea how important the U.K. literary editor/memoirist Diana Athill was until I saw her long obit at the NY Times.)

So it doesn't really help for me to take the time to say that the late Nathan Glazer was a sociologist; anyone who wasn't at least slightly familiar with his name won't likely be interested to hear his occupation.


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