Archive for the ‘100th Birthday – 1908-2008’ Category

Penny Singleton’s Birthday…

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Penny Singleton!




 née Mariana Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty


  •  BORN: September 15, 1908, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • DIED: November 12, 2003, Sherman Oaks, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Complications of a stroke
  • BURIAL: San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Section C, Lot 349, Space 5 (unmarked)



Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton in Blondie



Gloria Holden’s Birthday…

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Gloria Holden?






  • BORN: September 5, 1908?, London, England
  • DIED: March 22, 1991, Redlands, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH : Heart attack
  • BURIAL: Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, California



(Findagrave / Graving Queen of the OC)


Note: There is an obvious discrepancy when it comes to Holden’s year of birth. At the time of her death in 1991, obituaries gave her age as 73 and her year of birth as 1917 — which is the date on her grave marker. Recently that was amended to 1908 and is given as such on the Internet Movie Data Base and other sources. However, according to the census report of 1930, Gloria Holden’s age is listed as 26 which means she was actually born in 1903 (the census was taken in April). She also had a son Marvin who was seven years old at the time so the 1917 date could not be possible since it’s doubtful she gave birth to him at the age of seven. This information is also confirmed by the 1920 census when her family was living in Radnor, Pennsylvania and she was 16 years old, which would also validate the 1903 year of birth. When she died in 1991, Gloria Holden was in fact 87 years old and not 73. So even though she may not really be 100 years old today, we will celebrate it anyway – she deserves it for successfully getting away with shaving 14 years off her age, which may be a record in Hollywood.



Edward Dmytryk’s Birthday…

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Edward Dmytryk!





  • BORN: September 4, 1908, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
  • DIED: July 1, 1999, Encino, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Heart and kidney failure
  • BURIAL: Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Murmuring Trees, Lot 3585, Grave 4





William Saroyan’s Birthday…

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

William Saroyan!






BORN: August 31, 1908, Fresno, California

DIED: May 18, 1981, Fresno, California


BURIAL: Ararat Cemetery, Fresno, California,





Fred MacMurray’s Birthday…

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Fred MacMurray!





  •  BORN: August 30, 1908, Kankakee, Illinois
  • DIED: November 5, 1991, Santa Monica, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Pneumonia
  • PLACE OF DEATH: St. John’s Hospital
  • BURIAL: Holy Cross Cemetery, Mausoleum, Room 7, Crypt D1




Gene Raymond’s Birthday…

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Gene Raymond!





né Raymond Guion 


  • BORN: August 13, 1908, New York, New York
  • DIED: May 2, 1998, Los Angeles, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Pneumonia
  • BURIAL: Forest Lawn-Glendale, Freedom Mausoleum,

Sanctuary of Heritage, Crypt 203642



( / Tom and Carla)



Lupe Vélez’s Birthday…

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Lupe Vélez!




 née María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez


  • BORN: July 18, 1908, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • DIED: December 13, 1944, Beverly Hills, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Suicide by pills (Seconal)


  • PLACE OF DEATH: 732 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
  • FUNERAL: Cunningham & O’Connor Morthuary, 850 W. Washington Blvd.
  • BURIAL: Panteón Civil de Dolores, Mexico City



Milton Berle’s Birthday…

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Milton Berle!





ne Milton Berlinger 


  • BORN: July 12, 1908, New York, New York
  • DIED: March 27, 2002, Los Angeles, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Colon cancer
  • FUNERAL & BURIAL: Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City