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Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907-November 25, 1981)

Jack Albertson was an American character actor who also performed in vaudeville. A comedian, dancer, singer and musician, Albertson is perhaps best known for his roles as Grandpa Joe in 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', Manny Rosen in 'The Poseidon Adventure', Amos Slade in 'The Fox and the Hound' and Ed Brown in the television sitcom 'Chico... Wikipedia
Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Hollywood, California

Francis Ambrière (September 27, 1907-July 1, 1998)

Francis Ambrière was a French author who was selected for the Prix Goncourt in 1940, for his book 'Les Grandes Vacances'; the prize was awarded in 1946 because of World War II. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Luke Appling

Luke Appling (April 3, 1907-January 3, 1991)

Lucius Benjamin Appling was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Chicago White Sox. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964. Wikipedia
High Point, North Carolina
Cumming, Georgia
Manfred von Ardenne

Manfred von Ardenne (January 20, 1907-May 26, 1997)

Manfred von Ardenne was a German research and applied physicist and inventor. He took out approximately 600 patents in fields including electron microscopy, medical technology, nuclear technology, plasma physics, and radio and television technology. From 1928 to 1945, he directed his private research laboratory 'Forschungslaboratorium für... Wikipedia
Hamburg, Germany
Dresden, Germany
Peggy Ashcroft

Peggy Ashcroft (December 22, 1907-June 14, 1991)

Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft, DBE, always known as Peggy Ashcroft, was an English actress whose career spanned more than sixty years. Wikipedia
Croydon, England, UK
London, England, UK
W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden (February 21, 1907-September 29, 1973)

Wystan Hugh Auden was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, an American citizen, and regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety in tone, form and content. The central themes of his... Wikipedia
York, England
Vienna, Austria
Paul Doughty Bartlett

Paul Doughty Bartlett (August 14, 1907-October 11, 1997)

Paul Doughty Bartlett was an American chemist. Wikipedia
Ann Arbor, Michigan United States
Jacques Barzun

Jacques Barzun (November 30, 1907-October 25, 2012)

Jacques Martin Barzun was a French-born American historian. Focusing on ideas and culture, he wrote about a wide range of subjects, including baseball and classical music, and is best known as a philosopher of education. In the book 'Teacher in America', Barzun influenced the training of schoolteachers in the United States. Wikipedia
Créteil, France
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Melvin Belli

Melvin Belli (July 29, 1907-July 9, 1996)

Melvin Mouron Belli was a prominent American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and by detractors as 'Melvin Bellicose'. He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Errol Flynn, Chuck Berry, Muhammad Ali, the Rolling Stones, Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker, Martha Mitchell, Lana Turner, Tony Curtis, and Mae West. He won over USD... Wikipedia
Sonora, California
Jim Bishop

Jim Bishop (November 21, 1907-July 26, 1987)

James Alonzo "Jim" Bishop was an American journalist and author who wrote the bestselling book 'The Day Lincoln was Shot'. Wikipedia
Jersey City, New Jersey
Delray Beach, Florida
Daniel Bovet

Daniel Bovet (March 23, 1907-April 8, 1992)

Daniel Bovet was a Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist who won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of drugs that block the actions of specific neurotransmitters. He is best known for his discovery in 1937 of antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication. His other research... Wikipedia
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Sydney Box (April 29, 1907-May 25, 1983)

Sydney Box was a British film producer and screenwriter, and brother of British film producer Betty Box. In 1940, he founded the documentary film company Verity Films with Jay Lewis. Wikipedia
Beckenham, England
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Jacob Burck

Jacob Burck (January 7, 1907-May 11, 1982)

Jacob "Jake" Burck was an American painter, sculptor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist. Wikipedia
Białystok
Chicago
Warren E. Burger

Warren E. Burger (September 17, 1907-June 25, 1995)

Warren Earl Burger was the 15th Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986. Although Burger was a conservative, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a variety of liberal decisions on abortion, capital punishment, religious establishment, and school desegregation during his tenure. Wikipedia
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Washington, DC
Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907-November 18, 1994)

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was a jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer. Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, US
Hockessin, Delaware, US
Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907-April 14, 1964)

Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book 'Silent Spring' and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Wikipedia
Springdale, Pennsylvania, U.S
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Benny Carter

Benny Carter (August 8, 1907-July 12, 2003)

Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him 'King'. In 1958, he performed with Billie Holiday at the Monterey Jazz Festival - but, then,... Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
René Char

René Char (June 14, 1907-February 19, 1988)

René Char was a 20th-century French poet. Wikipedia
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Paris
Leslie Charteris

Leslie Charteris (May 12, 1907-April 15, 1993)

Leslie Charteris, born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, was a British-American author of adventure fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint." Wikipedia
Singapore
Windsor, Berkshire, England

Cortelia Clark (July 1, 1907-December 24, 1969)

Cortelia Clark was an African American blues singer and guitarist, known for his performances on the streets of Nashville. He won a Grammy for Best Folk Recording in 1967, for the album 'Blues in the Street', his only recording. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Grahame Clark (July 28, 1907-September 12, 1995)

Sir John Grahame Douglas Clark, CBE, FBA was a British archaeologist most notable for his work on the Mesolithic and his theories on palaeoeconomy. He was Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge from 1952 to 1974 and Master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge from 1973 to 1980. Wikipedia
Bromley

T. E. B. Clarke (June 7, 1907-February 11, 1989)

Thomas Ernest Bennett "Tibby" Clarke was a movie scriptwriter who wrote several of the Ealing Studios comedies. His scripts always feature careful logical development from a slightly absurd premise to a farcical conclusion. In 1952 he was awarded a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his script for 'The Lavender Hill Mob', making him one of just a... Wikipedia
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Surrey, England, UK
Henri-Georges Clouzot

Henri-Georges Clouzot (August 18, 1907-January 12, 1977)

Henri-Georges Clouzot was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best remembered for his work in the thriller film genre, having directed 'The Wages of Fear' and 'Les Diaboliques', which are critically recognized to be among the greatest films from the 1950s. Clouzot also directed documentary films, including 'The Mystery of... Wikipedia
Niort, France
Paris, France
Barnett Cocks

Barnett Cocks (<a href="/born/year/1907" title="Celebrities Born in 1907">1907</a>-1989)

Sir Barnett Cocks was a Clerk of the House of Commons.

Kathryn Wasserman Davis (February 25, 1907-April 23, 2013)

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United States
Hobe Sound, Florida
L. Sprague de Camp

L. Sprague de Camp (November 27, 1907-November 6, 2000)

Lyon Sprague de Camp — known as L. Sprague de Camp — was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction and biography. In a career spanning 60 years, he wrote over 100 books, including novels and works of non-fiction, including biographies of other fantasy authors. He was a major figure in science fiction during the genre's heyday in... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Plano, Texas, USA
Nikolay Devyatkov

Nikolay Devyatkov (April 11, 1907-February 1, 2001)

Nikolay Devyatkov — was a Soviet/Russian scientist and inventor of microwave vacuum tubes and medical equipment. Full Member of the USSR/Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Wikipedia
Vologda, Russian Empire
Moscow
Paul Douglas (actor)

Paul Douglas (actor) (April 11, 1907-September 11, 1959)

Paul Douglas was an American actor. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (May 13, 1907-April 19, 1989)

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE was an English author and playwright. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Cornwall, England, UK

Günter Eich (February 1, 1907-December 20, 1972)

Günter Eich was a German lyricist, dramatist, and author. He was born in Lebus, on the Oder River, and educated in Leipzig, Berlin, and Paris. Wikipedia
Lebus, German Empire
Salzburg, Austria
Gunnar Ekelöf

Gunnar Ekelöf (September 15, 1907-March 16, 1968)

Gunnar Ekelöf was a Swedish poet and writer. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1958. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in philosophy by Uppsala University in 1958. He won a number of prizes for his poetry. Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Sigtuna, Sweden
Jimmie Foxx

Jimmie Foxx (October 22, 1907-July 21, 1967)

James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx, nicknamed "Double X" and "The Beast", was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a first baseman, most notably for the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox. Foxx was a noted power hitter, hitting 30 or more home runs in 12 consecutive seasons and driving in more than 100... Wikipedia
Sudlersville, Maryland
Miami, Florida

Edouard Grikurov (March 29, 1907-December 13, 1982)

Edouard Grikurov was a Russian opera conductor. He conducted the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirov Opera Orchestra, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Maly Theatre of Leningrad. Wikipedia
Richard Harkness

Richard Harkness (<a href="/born/year/1907" title="Celebrities Born in 1907">1907</a>-1977)

Richard C. Harkness was an American journalist. He was the Washington correspondent for NBC from December 1942 to 1970. In the 1940s he had a 15-minute Monday-Friday newscast on NBC radio. Before going into broadcasting, Harkness was the Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Journalism scholar Edward Bliss Jr. wrote that Harkness... Wikipedia

Leigh Harline (March 26, 1907-December 10, 1969)

Leigh Adrian Harline was a film composer and songwriter. He was known for his "musical sophistication that was uniquely 'Harline-esque' by weaving rich tapestries of mood-setting underscores and penning memorable melodies for animated shorts and features." Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Los Angeles, California

Grace Hartman (actress) (January 7, 1907-August 8, 1955)

Grace Hartman was an American stage and musical theatre actress. She was married to actor Paul Hartman until the time of her death in 1955. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Van Nuys, California, U.S.
Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein (July 7, 1907-May 8, 1988)

Robert Anson Heinlein was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was an influential and controversial author of the genre in his time. Wikipedia
Butler, Missouri, United States
Carmel, California, United States
Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907-June 29, 2003)

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was... Wikipedia
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Fenwick, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
Oliver Hill

Oliver Hill (May 1, 1907-August 5, 2007)

Oliver White Hill, Sr. was a civil rights attorney from Richmond, Virginia. His work against racial discrimination helped end the doctrine of "separate but equal." He also helped win landmark legal decisions involving equality in pay for black teachers, access to school buses, voting rights, jury selection, and employment protection. He retired in... Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Ashihei Hino (January 25, 1907-January 24, 1960)

Ashihei Hino was born in Wakamatsu and in 1937 he received the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for one of his novels, . At that moment he was a soldier for the Japanese army in China. Wikipedia
Wakamatsu, Japan

Henning Holck-Larsen (July 4, 1907-July 27, 2003)

Henning Holck-Larsen was a Dane who co-founded the Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro. Wikipedia
Denmark
Mumbai, India

Bill Holland (December 18, 1907-May 19, 1984)

Bill Holland was an American race car driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1949 and finished second in 1947, 1948 and 1950. He also was runner up in the 1947 AAA National Championship. Wikipedia
Frances Horwich

Frances Horwich (July 16, 1907-July 22, 2001)

Frances Rappaport Horwich was the host of the popular US children's television program, 'Ding Dong School'. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ohio
Scottsdale, Arizona

Yasushi Inoue (May 6, 1907-January 29, 1991)

Yasushi Inoue was a Japanese writer of poetry, essays, short fiction, and novels. He was originally from Asahikawa, Hokkaido. Wikipedia
Rolf Jacobsen (poet)

Rolf Jacobsen (poet) (March 8, 1907-February 20, 1994)

Rolf Jacobsen could be said to be the first modernist writer in Norway. Jacobsen's career as a writer spanned more than fifty years. He is one of Scandinavia’s most distinguished poets, who launched poetic modernism in Norway with his first book, 'Jord og jern' in 1933. Jacobsen's work has been translated into over twenty languages. The central... Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
J. Hans D. Jensen

J. Hans D. Jensen (June 25, 1907-February 11, 1973)

Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen was a German nuclear physicist. During World War II, he worked on the German nuclear energy project, known as the Uranium Club, in which he made contributions to the separation of uranium isotopes. After the war Jensen was a professor at the University of Heidelberg. He was a visiting professor at the University of... Wikipedia
Hamburg
Heidelberg
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907-July 13, 1954)

Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. Wikipedia
Coyoacán, Mexico
Coyoacán, Mexico
Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox (January 16, 1907-April 25, 1995)

:'This article is about the actor. For the Irish theologian, see Alexander Knox.' Alexander Knox was a Canadian actor and author of adventure novels set in the Great Lakes area during the 19th century. Wikipedia
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England
Sergei Korolev

Sergei Korolev (January 12, 1907-January 14, 1966)

Sergei Pavlovich Korolev was the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics. Wikipedia
Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Moscow, Russia

Joseph Kramm (September 30, 1907-May 8, 1991)

Joseph A. Kramm was an American playwright, actor, and director. He received Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1951 for his play 'The Shrike', later adapted into a motion picture of the same title in 1955. Wikipedia

Darling Légitimus (November 21, 1907-December 7, 1999)

Darling Légitimus was a Caribbean-born French actress. She was the mother of Gesip Légitimus artist and television producer, Theo Légitimus, actor, Pascal Légitimus comedian in the "Inconnus" troupe, Diana Légitimus artist, Samuel Légitimus, actor, and David Légitimus, French singers and Billie Richardson, English singer. Wikipedia
Le Carbet, Martinique
Kremlin-Bicetre, France
Sheldon Leonard

Sheldon Leonard (February 22, 1907-January 11, 1997)

Sheldon Leonard was an American film and television producer, director, writer, and actor. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Beverly Hills, California
Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren (November 14, 1907-January 28, 2002)

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for children's book series featuring Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children. As of May 2013, she is the world's 18th most translated author and the third most translated children's books author after H.C. Andersen and the... Wikipedia
Näs, Vimmerby, Småland, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

Tamara Makarova (August 13, 1907-January 20, 1997)

Tamara Fyodorovna Makarova was a Soviet actress. She appeared in 31 films between 1927 and 1984. She was married to the Soviet film director Sergei Gerasimov. Wikipedia
Petrograd, Russia (now St. Petersburg)
Moscow, Russia

Ralph Manheim (April 4, 1907-September 26, 1992)

Ralph Frederick Manheim was an American translator of German and French literature, as well as occasional works from Dutch, Polish and Hungarian. He likened translation to acting, the role being "to impersonate his author". Wikipedia

John Marley (October 17, 1907-May 22, 1984)

John Marley was an American actor who was known for his role as Phil Cavalleri in 'Love Story' and as Jack Woltz -- the defiant film mogul who awakens to find the severed head of his prized horse in his bed -- in 'The Godfather'. He starred in John Cassavetes' feature 'Faces' and appeared in 'The Glitter Dome'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Edwin McMillan

Edwin McMillan (September 18, 1907-September 7, 1991)

Edwin Mattison McMillan was an American physicist and Nobel laureate credited with being the first ever to produce a transuranium element. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Glenn Seaborg in 1951. Wikipedia
Redondo Beach, California, USA
El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA
James Meade

James Meade (June 23, 1907-December 22, 1995)

James Edward Meade CB, FBA was a British economist and winner of the 1977 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with the Swedish economist Bertil Ohlin for their "pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements." Wikipedia
Swanage
Cambridge
Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907-September 9, 1997)

Oliver Burgess Meredith, known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor, director, producer and writer in theater, film, and television. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" who was "one of the most accomplished actors of the century". A life member of The Actors Studio by invitation, he... Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Malibu, California, U.S.
James A. Michener

James A. Michener (February 3, 1907-October 16, 1997)

James Albert Michener was an American author of more than 40 books, the majority of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history. Michener was known for the popularity of his works; he had numerous bestsellers and works selected for Book of the... Wikipedia
Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Ray Milland

Ray Milland (January 3, 1907-March 10, 1986)

Ray Milland was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in 'The Lost Weekend', a sophisticated leading man opposite a corrupt John Wayne in 'Reap the Wild Wind', the murder-plotting husband in 'Dial M for Murder', and as Oliver... Wikipedia
Neath, Wales, U.K.
Torrance, California, U.S.

Chapman Mortimer (May 15, 1907-1988)

Chapman Mortimer was the pen name of William Charles Chapman Mortimer, a Scottish novelist. He won the James Tait Black Award for fiction in 1951 for his novel 'Father Goose'. Wikipedia
Johnny Moss

Johnny Moss (May 14, 1907-December 16, 1995)

Johnny Moss was a gambler and professional poker player. He was the first winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event, at the time a cash game event in which he was awarded the title by the vote of his peers in 1970, He also twice won the current tournament format of the WSOP Main Event in 1971 and 1974. He was one of the charter inductees into... Wikipedia
Marshall, Texas
Amedeo Nazzari

Amedeo Nazzari (December 10, 1907-November 7, 1979)

Amedeo Nazzari was an Italian actor. Nazzari was one of the leading figures of Italian classic cinema, often considered a local variant of the Australian-American star Errol Flynn. Although he emerged as a star during the Fascist era, Nazzari's popularity continued well into the post-war years. Wikipedia
Cagliari, Italy
Rome, Italy
Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer (December 15, 1907-December 5, 2012)

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known as Oscar Niemeyer, was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. Niemeyer was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil's capital in 1960, as well as his collaboration with... Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier (May 22, 1907-July 11, 1989)

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, /ˈlɒɹəns kɜːɹ ɒˈlɪvi.eɪ/ OM was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late in his career, he had considerable success in... Wikipedia
Dorking, Surrey, England, UK
Ashurst, West Sussex, England, UK
Ruth Patrick

Ruth Patrick (November 26, 1907-September 23, 2013)

Ruth Myrtle Patrick was a botanist and limnologist specializing in diatoms and freshwater ecology, who developed ways to measure the health of freshwater ecosystems and established a number of research facilities. Wikipedia
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Rudolf Peierls

Rudolf Peierls (June 5, 1907-September 19, 1995)

Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, CBE was a German-born British physicist. Rudolf Peierls had a major role in Britain's nuclear programme, but he also had a role in many modern sciences. His obituary in 'Physics Today' describes him as "a major player in the drama of the eruption of nuclear physics into world affairs...". Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany
Oxford, United Kingdom

Roger Peyrefitte (August 17, 1907-November 5, 2000)

Roger Peyrefitte was a French diplomat, writer of bestseller novels and gossipy non-fiction, and a defender of gay rights. Wikipedia
Castres, Tarn, France
Paris, France

Vladimir Rapoport (November 6, 1907-June 17, 1975)

Vladimir Abramovich Rapoport was a Soviet cinematographer. Vladimir Rapoport received the Stalin Prize four times: in 1942, 1946, 1949, 1951 and the USSR State Prize in 1971. Wikipedia

Bohumil Říha (February 22, 1907-December 15, 1987)

Bohumil Říha was a Czech writer best known for children's books. For his lasting contribution to children's literature he received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1980. Wikipedia
Prague, Czech Republic

Fred Rodell (March 1, 1907-June 4, 1980)

Fred Rodell was an American law professor most famous for his critiques of the U.S. legal profession. A professor at Yale Law School for more than forty years, Rodell was described in 1980 as the "bad boy of American legal academia". Wikipedia
George W. Romney

George W. Romney (July 8, 1907-July 26, 1995)

George Wilcken Romney was an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962, the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, and the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973. He was the father of former Governor of Massachusetts... Wikipedia
Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Jules Roy

Jules Roy (October 22, 1907-June 15, 2000)

Jules Roy was a French writer. "Prolific and polemical" Roy, born an Algerian pied noir and sent to a Roman Catholic seminary, used his experiences in the French colony and during his service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War as inspiration for a number of his works. He began writing in 1946, while still serving in the military,... Wikipedia

Miklós Rózsa (April 18, 1907-July 27, 1995)

Miklós Rózsa was a Hungarian composer trained in Germany, and active in France, England, and the United States, with extensive sojourns in Italy from 1953. Best known for his nearly one hundred film scores, he nevertheless maintained a steadfast allegiance to absolute concert music throughout what he called his "double life." Wikipedia
Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907-November 28, 1976)

Rosalind Russell was an American actress of stage and screen, known for her role as fast-talking newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy 'His Girl Friday', as well as for her portrayals of Mame Dennis in 'Auntie Mame' and Rose in 'Gypsy'. A noted comedian, she won all five Golden Globes for which she was nominated and... Wikipedia
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Said Rustamov

Said Rustamov (May 12, 1907-June 10, 1983)

Said Rustamov, born Mir-Jabbar Ali oglu Seyid-Rustamzadeh, was an Azerbaijani composer and conductor. Wikipedia
Kate Smith

Kate Smith (May 1, 1907-June 17, 1986)

Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America". Wikipedia
Greenville, Virginia, United States
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907-January 20, 1990)

Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong, realistic screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. After a short but notable career as a stage actress in the late 1920s,... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
William Steig

William Steig (November 14, 1907-October 3, 2003)

William Steig was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor, and, late in life, an illustrator and writer of popular children's books. Best known for the picture books 'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble', 'Abel's Island', and 'Doctor De Soto', he was also the creator of 'Shrek!', which inspired the film series of the same name. He was the U.S. nominee... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
I. F. Stone

I. F. Stone (December 24, 1907-June 18, 1989)

Isidor Feinstein Stone, born Isidor Feinstein, better known as I. F. Stone and Izzy Stone, was an American investigative journalist and author. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Boston, Massachusetts
Nino Taranto

Nino Taranto (August 28, 1907-February 23, 1986)

Nino Taranto was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 83 films between 1924 and 1971. Wikipedia
Naples, Italy
Naples, Italy
Nikolaas Tinbergen

Nikolaas Tinbergen (April 15, 1907-December 21, 1988)

Nikolaas "Niko" Tinbergen FRS was a Dutch biologist and ornithologist who shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Karl von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns in animals. Wikipedia
The Hague, Netherlands
Oxford, England, UK
Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd

Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd (October 2, 1907-January 10, 1997)

Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd, OM, PRS FRSE was a British biochemist whose research on the structure and synthesis of nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes gained him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Wikipedia
Cathcart, Glasgow
Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Miguel Torga

Miguel Torga (August 12, 1907-January 17, 1995)

Miguel Torga, pseudonym of Adolfo Correia da Rocha, is considered one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century. He wrote poetry, short stories, theater and a 16 volume diary. Wikipedia
São Martinho de Anta
Coimbra
Halldis Moren Vesaas

Halldis Moren Vesaas (November 18, 1907-September 8, 1995)

Halldis Moren Vesaas was a Norwegian poet, translator and writer of children's books. She established herself as one of the leading Norwegian writers of her generation. Wikipedia
John Wayne

John Wayne (May 26, 1907-June 11, 1979)

Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. An enduring American icon, for several generations of Americans he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his... Wikipedia
Winterset, Iowa, United States
Los Angeles, United States
Robert C. Weaver

Robert C. Weaver (December 29, 1907-July 17, 1997)

Robert Clifton Weaver served as the first United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1966 to 1968. He was also the first African American to hold a cabinet-level position in the United States. Prior to his appointment as cabinet officer, Weaver had been one of 45 prominent African Americans appointed by President Franklin D.... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C
Manhattan], New York

Paul Francis Webster (December 20, 1907-March 18, 1984)

Paul Francis Webster was an American lyricist who won three Academy Awards for Best Song and was nominated sixteen times for the award. Wikipedia
Beverly Hills, California, United States

Lynn Townsend White, Jr. (April 29, 1907-March 30, 1987)

Lynn Townsend White, Jr. was a professor of medieval history at Princeton from 1933 to 1937, and at Stanford from 1937 to 1943. He was president of Mills College, Oakland, from 1943 to 1958 and a professor at University of California, Los Angeles from 1958 until 1987. Lynn White helped to found The Society of History and Technology and was... Wikipedia
San Francisco

Hassler Whitney (March 23, 1907-May 10, 1989)

Hassler Whitney was an American mathematician. He was one of the founders of singularity theory, and did foundational work in manifolds, embeddings, immersions, characteristic classes, and geometric integration theory. Wikipedia
New York City, USA
Dents Blanches, Switzerland
Frank Whittle

Frank Whittle (June 1, 1907-August 9, 1996)

Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS was an English Royal Air Force engineer air officer. He is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine. A patent was submitted by Maxime Guillaume in 1921 for a similar invention; however, this was technically unfeasible at the time. Whittle's engines were developed some... Wikipedia
Earlsdon, Coventry, England.
Columbia, Maryland. United States
Earl Wilson (columnist)

Earl Wilson (columnist) (May 3, 1907-January 16, 1987)

Harvey Earl Wilson, born Harvey Earl Wilson, was an American journalist, gossip columnist and author, perhaps best known for his nationally syndicated newspaper column, 'It Happened Last Night'. Wikipedia
Rockford, Ohio
Yonkers, New York
John Zachary Young

John Zachary Young (March 18, 1907-July 4, 1997)

John Zachary Young FRS, generally known as "JZ" or "JZY", was an English zoologist and neurophysiologist, described as "one of the most influential biologists of the 20th century." Wikipedia
Bristol, England
Oxford, England
Robert Young (actor)

Robert Young (actor) (February 22, 1907-July 21, 1998)

Robert George Young was an American television, film, and radio actor, best known for his leading roles as Jim Anderson, the father character in 'Father Knows Best', and the physician Marcus Welby in 'Marcus Welby, M.D.'. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Westlake Village, California
Hideki Yukawa

Hideki Yukawa (January 23, 1907-September 8, 1981)

Hideki Yukawa, was a Japanese theoretical physicist and the first Japanese Nobel laureate. Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan
Kyoto, Japan
Fred Zinnemann

Fred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907-March 14, 1997)

Alfred "Fred" Zinnemann was an Austro-American film director. He won four Academy Awards for directing films in many genres, including thrillers, westerns, 'film noir', and play adaptations. Nineteen actors appearing in Zinnemann's films received Academy Award nominations for their performances: among that number are Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn,... Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
London, England

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