Posts Tagged ‘100th Birthday – 1908’

Lew Ayres Birthday…

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Lew Ayres!

 

 

AMERICAN FILM ACTOR

 

  •  BORN: December 28, 1908, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • DIED: December 30, 1996, Los Angeles, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Complications from a coma
  • BURIAL: Westwood Village Memorial Park, Section D

 

 

(findagrave.com / James Tipton)

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Helen Twelvetrees’ Birthday…

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Helen Twelvetrees!

 

 

AMERICAN FILM ACTRESS

née Helen Marie Jurgens

 

  • BORN: December 25, 1908, Brooklyn, New York
  • DIED: February 13, 1958, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Suicide by sleeping pills
  • BURIAL: MIddletown Cemetery, Middletown, Pennsylvania (unmarked grave)

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Sally Eilers Birthday…

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Sally Eilers!

 

 

AMERICAN FILM ACTRESS

née Dorothea Sally Eilers

 

  • BORN: December 11, 1908, New York, New York
  • DIED: January 5, 1978, Woodland Hills, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Heart attack
  • BURIAL: Forest Lawn-Glendale, Freedom Mausoleum, Columbarium of Understanding

 

(findagrave.com / A. J. Marik)

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Anna Sten’s Birthday…

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Anna Sten!

 

 

RUSSIAN-BORN AMERICAN FILM ACTRESS

 née Anel Sudakevich

 

  • BORN: December 3, 1908, Kiev, Ukraine, Russia
  • DIED: November 12, 1993, New York, New York
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Heart attack
  • BURIAL: Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean

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Alistair Cooke’s Birthday…

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Alistair Cooke!

 

 

BRITISH-BORN AMERICAN JOURNALIST AND BROADCASTER

 

  • BORN: November 20, 1908, Salford, Lancashire, England
  • DIED: March 30, 2004, New York, New York
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Lung and bone cancer
  • BURIAL: Ashes scattered (bones stolen before cremation)

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Imogene Coca’s Birthday…

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Imogene Coca!

 

 

AMERICAN ACTRESS

 

  • BORN: November 18, 1908, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • DIED: June 2, 2001, Westport, Connecticut
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Natural causes
  • BURIAL: Ashes scattered

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Raquel Torres’ Birthday…

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Raquel Torres!

 

 

MEXICAN-BORN AMERICAN ACTRESS

 née Wilhemina von Osterman

 

  • BORN: November 11, 1908, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • DIED: Los Angeles, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Complications following a stroke
  • BURIAL: Forest Lawn-Glendale, Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Celestial Peace

 

(findagrave / A.J. Marik)

 

Okay, here’s another “date of birth” controversy. Many biographies state 1908 as the year of Raquel Torres’ birth, yet her grave marker is engraved with the year 1915. When MGM signed Torres in May 1928, they published her birthdate in the newspapers (“MGM Signs Mexican Beauty,” Los Angeles Times, May 24, 1928) as November 11, 1908! That year she also starred in her first film, White Shadows in the South Seas. With all due respect to Ms. Torres, do we really believe she was 13 years old when she made that film? Happy 100th Birthday Raquel!

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Polly Ann Young’s Birthday…

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Polly Ann Young!

 

Polly Ann Young (center) with sisters Loretta Young (l) and Sally Blane (r)

 

AMERICAN ACTRESS

 

  • BORN: October 25, 1908, Denver, Colorado
  • DIED: January 21, 1997, Los Angeles, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Cancer
  • BURIAL: Holy Cross Cemetery, Section F, Tier 61, Grave 49

 

(findagrave.com / Tom and Carla)

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Carole Lombard’s Birthday…

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Carole Lombard!

 

 

 

AMERICAN ACTRESS

née Jane Alice Peters

  

Carole Lombard’s birthplace – 704 Rockhill Place, Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

  • BORN:  October 6, 1908, Fort Wayne Indiana
  • DIED: January 16, 1942, Table Rock Mountain, Nevada
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Airplane crash
  • BURIAL: Forest Lawn-Glendale, Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Trust

 

 

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Joshua Logan’s Birthday…

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Joshua Logan!

 

 

 

AMERICAN THEATRE AND FILM DIRECTOR

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  • BORN: October 5, 1908, Texarkana, Texas
  • DIED: July 12, 1988, New York, New York
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • BURIAL: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Bedford Village, New York

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