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Famous Centenarians, Living or Dead

Olivia de Havilland, who lived to 104.

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by Anonymousreply 56September 16, 2023 6:42 PM

The most famous was Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who died in 2002 at the age of 101.

by Anonymousreply 1August 26, 2023 8:12 PM

Gloria Stuart - Died at 100.

by Anonymousreply 2August 26, 2023 8:14 PM

Bob Hope, 100.

by Anonymousreply 3August 26, 2023 8:14 PM

Larry King, lived to be 117.

by Anonymousreply 4August 26, 2023 8:17 PM

An interesting one: Marita Camacho Quirós, First Lady of Costa Rica in the 1960s, is 112 years old.

by Anonymousreply 5August 26, 2023 8:17 PM

George Burns 1996

by Anonymousreply 6August 26, 2023 8:22 PM

Renée Simonot, a French actress and the mother of Catherine

by Anonymousreply 7August 26, 2023 8:23 PM

Not quite finished!

Mother of Catherine Deneuve, died in 2021 aged 109 (two months from 110).

by Anonymousreply 8August 26, 2023 8:24 PM

From the sister thread, Norman Lear & Rachel Robinson, both 101.

by Anonymousreply 9August 26, 2023 8:27 PM

Norman Lloyd lived to 106.

by Anonymousreply 10August 26, 2023 8:30 PM

George Abbott lived to 107.

by Anonymousreply 11August 26, 2023 8:30 PM

Iris Appel will be 102 on Tuesday.

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by Anonymousreply 12August 26, 2023 8:35 PM

Baby Peggy, 101. Her hair piece was a work of art.

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by Anonymousreply 13August 26, 2023 8:38 PM

Norman Lear turned 101 in July.

by Anonymousreply 14August 26, 2023 8:39 PM

Henry Kissinger

by Anonymousreply 15August 26, 2023 8:43 PM

I see this thread as tragic rather than aspirational.

by Anonymousreply 16August 26, 2023 8:45 PM


by Anonymousreply 17August 26, 2023 8:46 PM

Kirk Douglas - 103 Danielle Darrieux - 100

by Anonymousreply 18August 26, 2023 8:46 PM

Helen Lawson

by Anonymousreply 19August 26, 2023 8:54 PM

Luise Rainer, 104. Patricia Morison, 103. Charles Lane, 102. Marsha Hunt, 104.

by Anonymousreply 20August 26, 2023 8:55 PM

More like Marsha Cunt amirite?!

by Anonymousreply 21August 26, 2023 8:57 PM

Soong Mei-ling a/k/a Madame Chiang Kai-Shek lived to 105.

by Anonymousreply 22August 26, 2023 9:02 PM

I wonder what it feels like to get up every morning, when you’re 100 years old?

by Anonymousreply 23August 26, 2023 9:18 PM

R21 No.

by Anonymousreply 24August 26, 2023 9:21 PM

Dick Van Dyke is almost there...

by Anonymousreply 25August 26, 2023 9:21 PM

^ So were Bob Barker & Betty White, R25. Close but no cigar. A lot of broken dreams between 97/98 & 100.

by Anonymousreply 26August 26, 2023 11:13 PM

From the nonagenarian thread: Broadway star Janis Paige, who starred in the original 1954 production of "The Pajama Game" and was the first Broadway replacement for Angela Lansbury in "Mame," is still alive at 100. Note: Doris Day played Paige's role in the movie version of "The Pajama Game," and Paige later co-starred with Doris in "Please Don't Eat the Daisies."

by Anonymousreply 27August 26, 2023 11:47 PM

[quote] Paige later co-starred with Doris in "Please Don't Eat the Daisies."

On TCM now!

by Anonymousreply 28August 26, 2023 11:50 PM

It's Doris Day Day on TCM.

by Anonymousreply 29August 27, 2023 7:59 AM

I was just watching Doris's notorious "thriller," "Julie," in which she has to land a plane AND SHE DOESN'T KNOW HOW!!!!

by Anonymousreply 30August 27, 2023 8:01 AM

Bob Hope and George Burns both lived to be 100 and then died a couple of months later.

by Anonymousreply 31August 27, 2023 8:02 AM

[quote] I was just watching Doris's notorious "thriller," "Julie," in which she has to land a plane AND SHE DOESN'T KNOW HOW!!!!

And then she lands it...WITH HER EYES CLOSED!

by Anonymousreply 32August 27, 2023 8:09 AM

R27 Doris and Janis also co-starred in Doris’s first film, Romance On The High Seas (1948). (Janis’s role was more of a supporting one but she got star billing.)

by Anonymousreply 33August 27, 2023 3:57 PM

A newly-minted one!

by Anonymousreply 34August 30, 2023 3:38 PM

DL fave Iris Apfel.

by Anonymousreply 35August 30, 2023 3:40 PM

Lupita Tovar (mother of Susan Kohner) - Mexican actress - 106.

George Abbott, Broadway (and occasionally Hollywood) writer-producer-director - 107

Senor Wences (Ed Sullivan Show ventriloqiuist) - 103.


by Anonymousreply 36September 3, 2023 2:06 AM

Is Topo Gigio still alive?

by Anonymousreply 37September 3, 2023 2:08 AM

Topo Gigio went down on the Andrea Doria.

by Anonymousreply 38September 3, 2023 2:12 AM

.^Kiss me goodnight, Eddie.

by Anonymousreply 39September 3, 2023 2:12 AM

Senor Wences

by Anonymousreply 40September 3, 2023 2:18 AM

Too difficult to read four posts back.

by Anonymousreply 41September 3, 2023 2:20 AM

My great-grandmother. She lived on her own for 36 years after her husband died, in a single-story house. She refused to consider assisted care and did not really need it. At the age of 99, she finally relinquished the task of mowing the lawn to my cousin who lived close (but could never do it like she liked). She baked bread every other week and always made the hardest, spiciest ginger cookies in the world. Grandma was a tough old bird.

Until early February after she turned 102. The first thing she did every morning was check the thermometer mounted on the backdoor jamb. One morning storm door fogged up one morning and she decided to crack the storm door to look at the temperature just as a gust of wind blew through her breezeway. She didn't let go of the door and ended up falling on the porch and breaking her hip. The neighbors called 911 and they squad took her to the ER. After x-rays, they decided to open her up to repair her hip. The problem was, her bones were too brittle and spongy to support a plate and screws. The surgeon tried, but could not fix her.

The doctor told her he was sorry, but there was nothing more they could do. She lay in a hospital bad, refusing pain medication and nourishment, and died after ten days. She was lucid to the end and got to say her goodbyes to all of us who visited her. She was at peace with her fate. I don't know if I would be so strong. Not "famous" by any measure, but remarkable to me.

by Anonymousreply 42September 3, 2023 2:29 AM

R41, Toppo made me do it, Señora Cerdo Lechona.

He's a real bitch when he's away from the box, that one.

by Anonymousreply 43September 3, 2023 3:17 AM

Composer and musicologist Elisabeth Waldo is 105

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by Anonymousreply 44September 3, 2023 3:23 AM

French actress Suzy Delair died at 102

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by Anonymousreply 45September 3, 2023 3:25 AM

Rose Kennedy died at 104

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by Anonymousreply 46September 3, 2023 3:27 AM

[quote] Rose Kennedy died at 104

Did she outlive any of her children?

by Anonymousreply 47September 3, 2023 3:30 AM

One of the few to remain professionally active in his second century, pictured below at 103.

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by Anonymousreply 48September 3, 2023 3:33 AM

Newly promoted from the nonagenarian thread

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by Anonymousreply 49September 3, 2023 3:52 AM

R48 At first I thought that was Bob Newhart.

by Anonymousreply 50September 3, 2023 3:58 AM

DL icon Luise Rainer died 13 days short of her 105th birthday. DL icon Olivia de Havilland died 25 days after her 104th birthday.

by Anonymousreply 51September 3, 2023 7:43 AM

Brooke Astor, philanthropist and socialite: 105

Rachel Lambert "Bunny" Mellon, horticulturalist: 103

Huguette Clark, recluse: 104. Like Luise Rainer, she was two weeks from 105.

by Anonymousreply 52September 3, 2023 8:00 AM

Janis Paige turned 101 today.

by Anonymousreply 53September 16, 2023 4:24 PM

Yuriko, Princess Mikasa, sister-in-law of Hirohito and great-aunt (by marriage) of the present Emperor, is 100.

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by Anonymousreply 54September 16, 2023 4:31 PM

Herman Wouk.

Miep Gies.

by Anonymousreply 55September 16, 2023 5:43 PM

Actor, producer and director Norman Lloyd was 106 when he died.

by Anonymousreply 56September 16, 2023 6:42 PM
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