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Terry Regan


b. 26 Jun 1926, Bradford, EN (Hugman's)

As per Electoral Register:
 

Name
Mr Terence Regan
Birth
1924-1926
Residence
2005-2006, 2008-2010 Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England

 

And as per 192 People... still in Ilkley in 2020. Doesn't appear in Probates so still alive.

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Alf Horne

b. Alfred Horne 6 Sep 1926 in Brixworth, EN (Hugman's)

Record match: 
 

Name
Alfred T Horne
Birth
Oct 1926 Brixworth, Northamptonshire


Family tree match:

Name
Alfred T Horne

 

Spouse: Audrey M Sutton Vaux
Birth: Dec 1926 Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England (presumably says Dec because his birth was registered in quarter 4 i.e. Oct–Dec)
Death:

Jun 1967 Watford, Hertfordshire, England

And here's that record from the official death index:
 

Name
Alfred T Horne
Birth
abt 1922
Death
Apr 1967 Watford, Hertfordshire, England


Problem – it says he was 45, and gives his year of birth as "about 1922". However, it wasn't unheard of for information to be recorded wrongly in the death index during this period – I found loads of this when I was doing my own family tree, and also British musicians. I still think this is him.

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Alec Montgomery

Easy one. A unique name by English standards.

Here he is in the Electoral Register:

 

 

Name
Mr Alec Montgomery
Birth
1924-1926
Residence
2003-2008, 2010 Atherstone, Warwickshire, England


Still there as of 2021 according to 192 People.
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Bill Anderson

b. William Anderson 6 Nov 1926 in Lochore, Fife, Scotland (Hugman's)

This COULD be him (via an Ancestry family tree):

Bill Anderson
b. 1926 Fife, Scotland
d. 1987 Hounslow, England

Check the death index and here it is:
 

Name: William Anderson
Death Age: 60
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1926
Registration Date: Aug 1987
Registration District: Hounslow
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume: 13
Page: 987


So a slight variance in the DOB (6 vs. 26), like we've seen before but my hunch is this is him. Probably worth ordering the certificates (the birth certificate from Scotland's People and the death certificate from the GRO) to see if there are matches (e.g. birthplace, parents names etc). That will give the answer.

That's all of 1926 now done.

 

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33 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:

@Octopus of Odstock

Terry Regan


b. 26 Jun 1926, Bradford, EN (Hugman's)

As per Electoral Register:
 

Name
Mr Terence Regan
Birth
1924-1926
Residence
2005-2006, 2008-2010 Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England

 

And as per 192 People... still in Ilkley in 2020. Doesn't appear in Probates so still alive.

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Alf Horne

b. Alfred Horne 6 Sep 1926 in Brixworth, EN (Hugman's)

Record match: 
 

Name
Alfred T Horne
Birth
Oct 1926 Brixworth, Northamptonshire


Family tree match:

Name
Alfred T Horne

 

Spouse: Audrey M Sutton Vaux
Birth: Dec 1926 Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England (presumably says Dec because his birth was registered in quarter 4 i.e. Oct–Dec)
Death:

Jun 1967 Watford, Hertfordshire, England

And here's that record from the official death index:
 

Name
Alfred T Horne
Birth
abt 1922
Death
Apr 1967 Watford, Hertfordshire, England


Problem – it says he was 45, and gives his year of birth as "about 1922". However, it wasn't unheard of for information to be recorded wrongly in the death index during this period – I found loads of this when I was doing my own family tree, and also British musicians. I still think this is him.

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Alec Montgomery

Easy one. A unique name by English standards.

Here he is in the Electoral Register:

 

 

Name
Mr Alec Montgomery
Birth
1924-1926
Residence
2003-2008, 2010 Atherstone, Warwickshire, England


Still there as of 2021 according to 192 People.
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Bill Anderson

b. William Anderson 6 Nov 1926 in Lochore, Fife, Scotland (Hugman's)

This COULD be him (via an Ancestry family tree):

Bill Anderson
b. 1926 Fife, Scotland
d. 1987 Hounslow, England

Check the death index and here it is:
 

Name: William Anderson
Death Age: 60
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1926
Registration Date: Aug 1987
Registration District: Hounslow
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume: 13
Page: 987


So a slight variance in the DOB (6 vs. 26), like we've seen before but my hunch is this is him. Probably worth ordering the certificates (the birth certificate from Scotland's People and the death certificate from the GRO) to see if there are matches (e.g. birthplace, parents names etc). That will give the answer.

That's all of 1926 now done.

 

Crumbs, it's so sad when you find out someone who might still be alive died half a century ago. 

Ill keep open mind on Bill Anderson due to the commoness of the name but I'll make a note. 

Thanks again for all your help 

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@Octopus of Odstock michael is right about Horne. Living in Brixworth, Northampton up to 2013 as Alfred T Horne. Which makes the death index ever more puzzling as that record was almost an exact match. Worth noting that as of 2016, a different person was living at the property in Brixworth. So died? Moved address / to a care home?

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Some more awards with only a few alive recipients:

 

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Player of the Year Award (1945-1954)

Only living person awarded this is Jean Faut (b. 1925) in 1951 and 1953.

 

Abd-el-Tif Prize (1907-1961)

Living recipients:

1952 - Pierre Parsus (1921-2022)

1956 - Jean-Pierre Blanche (b. 1927), G. Georges - Mianes (b. 1929) and Jean-Marie Albagnac (b. 1931)

1958 - Despite what the wikipedia page for the award says, both recipients are dead: died in 2005 and 2012

1960 - Pierre Telliez (b. 1932)

1961 - Victor Candale (birth date unknown, unknown if still alive)

 

Order of the African Star (1888-1962) Grand Cross

Only living recipient is possibly Albert II of Belgium (b. 1934)

 

Rex Kingsley Footballer of the Year (1951-1964)

Only living recipient is Ian Ure (b. 1939)

 

Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director (1948-1964)

Living recipients:

1962 - Elliot Lawrence (1925-2021)

1963 - Donald Pippin (1925-2022)

 

Original TV Guide Award (1960-1964)

Carol Burnett (b. 1933) Favourite Female Performer 1961, 1962 and 1963.

Richard Chamberlain (b. 1934) Favourite Male Performer 1963.

 

Original Prix Formentor (1961-1967)

Only alive recipient is Dacia Maraini (b. 1936)

 

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Performance (1964-1967)

Mason Williams (b. 1938) First recipient in 1964.

Herb Alpert (b. 1935) 1965 and 1966.

 

William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel (1961-1970)

1964 - Thomas Pynchon (b. 1937)

1966 - Cormac McCarthy (b. 1933)

1967 - Robert Coover (b. 1932)

1970 - Larry Woiwode (b. 1941)

 

Laurel Awards (1951-1971)

Julie Andrews (b. 1935) - Top Female Star 1967 and 1968.

Dustin Hoffman (b. 1937) - Top Male Star 1971.

Norman Jewison (b. 1926) - Top Director 1968.

 

American Heritage Samuel Eliot Morison Award (1976 and 1977)

Last alive recipient is David McCullough (b. 1933)

 

Hero of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (1965-1983)

1978 - Yuri Romanenko (b. 1944) and Vladimír Remek (b. 1948)

 

Grammy Award for Video of the Year (1982 and 1983)

1982 - Michael Nesmith (1942-2021)

1983 - Olivia Newton-John (b. 1948), now the last living recipient

 

Poeta Finlandiae (1993-2002)

Last alive recipient was Jukka Itkonen (1951-2021)

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@Octopus of Odstock

George Davies

This family tree suggests he died in Cape Town, South Africa. Doesn't state when annoyingly. You can request death certificates from the SA Gov site so maybe Michael could work with this?

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John Brooks

Nice and easy:

 

Name: Mr John Brooks
Gender: Male
Age: 91
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1927
Last Residence: Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Postal Code District: ST7
Death Date: 9 Jul 2018
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@Octopus of Odstock

Christopher Leonard


b. Christopher Leonard 11 Jul 1927 Jarrow, EN (Hugman's)

Family tree:

Christopher Leonard
b. 1927 Jarrow
d. 1987 
father: William Leonard
mother: Elizabeth Cartwright

Now he was the only Christopher Leonard born in that entire region in 1927 so must be him.
Problem is where? Definitely did not die in the UK... and I extended the search on FreeBMD to 1985–1989 in case the authors of the tree recalled the year wrongly... which happens (like in David D Gray's case).
Anyway, I believe this is him, but best of luck finding more. It's a game of "where in the world".
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Gordon Revel

Still alive – address is in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire as of 2021.
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Robert Williams

Can't find his fate but Hugman's should correct his birth name. Definitely Robert Raymond Williams, not Raymond Robert Williams. Will help with finding him further down the line.
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Thomas McGairy

Dead. Alternate spelling brings up an exact match on birthdate:
 

Name: Thomas McGarry
Death Age: 75
Birth Date: 25 Nov 1927
Registration Date: Dec 2002
Registration District: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire
Register Number: A32C
District and Subdistrict: 0921A
Entry Number: 56


Need to order the certificate for the full date. 

That's 1927 done. Just two more years left.

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@Octopus of Odstock

Albert Capstick


Still living in North Yorkshire in 2019 – Pontefract to be precise, so still alive unless he's died off radar since.
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Robert Godwin

Living in Crewe, Cheshire in 2013 with his wife Jean. Can't find any trace of a death since so assume still living.
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Ken Maxwell

Died in Victoria, Australia in January 2007 as per this family tree:

Birth
11 Feb 1928  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
2 Sources

Marriage
18 Jun 1949  Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Barrhead Reformist Church / Theresa Emily Reaney Wild

Death
11 Jan 2007  Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Bundoora Extended Care, buried in Yan Yean Cemetary

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Andy Mullen

Alive. Based in Scunthorpe in 2021.
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Ronnie Codd

Alive. Still living in Sheffield in 2021.

1928 done.

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Willie O'Brien

Based on the fact that there was only one William O'Brien born in Middlesbrough in 1929, this must be him:

William O'Brien
b. 1929 Middlesbrough to William O'Brien & Rosalie McGouran
m. Joyce H. Newell
d. 2015 (aged 86)

Doesn't say where he died. However, there are clues:
1) In July 1952, he's listed as a passenger on the steam ship destined for New York from Southampton. This is one year after his professional football career ceased. He's listed as a boiler maker.
2) His wife's family all died in Ontario, Canada and appear to have links to Quebec too.
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Ken McDevitt

Living in Blackpool in 2010. No sign of a death since so assume he's still there somewhere.
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Louis Bimpson

Alive. Based in Ormskrik, Lancashire as of 2020.
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John Cook

Living in Bristol in 2010. Can't find a death since so I assume still alive.
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Keith Thomas

Living in Shrewsbury, Shropshire as of 2021.
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Bernard Shaw

The family trees are all over the place for this individual so I'm not going to copy and paste what will be an entanglement of false leads, but his own family note he died in Spain. Doesn't say when.
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Roy Evans

b. Bernard Royden Evans b. Rotherhithe, Surrey (Hugman's). This could possibly be him.

Just says Bernard Evans b. 1929 in Bermondsey, Surrey d. 2016. Doesn't give dates or say where he died, but the GRO confirms it wasn't in England/Wales.

Given that there was only one Bernard Evans born in Surrey in 1929, could be him but that's assuming this bland family tree got the year of birth correct for the individual they're referring to.
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Ray Ratcliffe

Alive. Still based in St. Helens, Merseyside in 2021.
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John Clowes

Still living in Staffordshire in 2010 – Uttoxeter to be precise. Can't find a trace of any subsequent death so assume still living.
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Jimmy Forrest

b. James Forrest 14 Nov 1929 Dalkeith, Midlothian (Hugman's)

There was a James Forrest born 1927–1929 living in Dalkeith in 2008. There is also a death record for a James Stewart Forrest [note – no middle name on Hugman's so could be a different person?] in 2008 in Midlothian. Could this be him? You'd have to order the certificate to be sure.
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Frank Varney

Living in Oxford as of 2005. Can't find a record of death since so assume still living.
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George Price

Updated on the Hugman's website since your post to say he died in 1982.

Their info:
b. George Price 2 Dec 1929 Crewe, England
d. Feb 1982 North Carolina, USA

I disagree.

The individual they're referring to is likely this man:
George Curtis Price
b. 2 Dec 1929 North Carolina, USA
d. Feb 1982 Florida, USA

Not the footballer.

Another family tree gives us our guy:
George Price b. Dec 1929 Crewe/Nantwich, EN
Suggests he died in Cheshire at some point.

I can't find his death record in the GRO for some reason.

This one will merit some more attention. According to that tree, his wife was Joan Elizabeth Bamford b. 6 May 1928 Nantwich, died Jul–Sep 2004 in Cheshire somewhere.
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Johnny Moffatt

Not sure. I can tell you where he's definitely NOT – Scotland. There are several John B. Moffatt's in England. One who emigrated to New Brunswick, and a few in the U.S including Vermont. I'm leaning towards alive but who knows.
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That's me done. There was a lot of possible matches on 192 but I didn't post them as they were too sketchy – individuals without middle names or with relatively common names are hard to track down on there, but on the bright side it will mean a few others will be living from the table.

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@Ulitzer95, thank you so, so much for this. I always thought I was pretty good at researching, but you have put me to shame. This is such a help.

 

I appreciate it greatly. Now other people can utilise your skills on this topic.

 

George Price - alive in 2017 - https://www.winsfordguardian.co.uk/news/15561666.care-home-residents-make-memory-tree-improve-wellbeing/ which is why Hugman is wrong. I suspect he might have died in 2020 as one of the many care home casualties, but we'll have to see when the GRO comes out. Definitely wasn't in 2018 or 2019 GRO.

 

I'll cross-reference all this into the old footy players thread for Michael F.

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40 minutes ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

@Ulitzer95, thank you so, so much for this. I always thought I was pretty good at researching, but you have put me to shame. This is such a help.

 

I appreciate it greatly. Now other people can utilise your skills on this topic.

 

George Price - alive in 2017 - https://www.winsfordguardian.co.uk/news/15561666.care-home-residents-make-memory-tree-improve-wellbeing/ which is why Hugman is wrong. I suspect he might have died in 2020 as one of the many care home casualties, but we'll have to see when the GRO comes out. Definitely wasn't in 2018 or 2019 GRO.

 

I'll cross-reference all this into the old footy players thread for Michael F.


Re:Price, makes sense why I can’t find him then! 
 

No problem at all. Happy I could fill in some blanks on Hugman’s and Wiki! 
 

In a decade from now I imagine we won’t be in this situation – we’ll have a concrete list of footballers who are still with us, with maybe only one or two in limbo. Fingers crossed.

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A quite interesting topic, I decided to check which country/autonomous territory flags have alive designers.

What I found (only ones known to be alive included):

 

Flag of Nigeria: Taiwo Akinkunmi (b. 1936)

Flag of Greenland: Thue Christiansen (1940-2022)

Flag of North Macedonia: Miroslav Grčev (b. 1955)

Flag of Grenada: Anthony C. George (b. 1938)

Flag of the Marshall Islands: Emlain Kabua (b. 1928) also the widow of 1st President Amata Kabua (1928-1996)

Flag of Bangladesh: Shib Narayan Das (b. 1946)

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mladen Kolobarić (b. 1933)

 

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On 22/04/2021 at 17:18, Ulitzer95 said:

@Octopus of Odstock

Christopher Leonard


b. Christopher Leonard 11 Jul 1927 Jarrow, EN (Hugman's)

Family tree:

Christopher Leonard
b. 1927 Jarrow
d. 1987 
father: William Leonard
mother: Elizabeth Cartwright

Now he was the only Christopher Leonard born in that entire region in 1927 so must be him.
Problem is where? Definitely did not die in the UK... and I extended the search on FreeBMD to 1985–1989 in case the authors of the tree recalled the year wrongly... which happens (like in David D Gray's case).
Anyway, I believe this is him, but best of luck finding more. It's a game of "where in the world".
 

I think the following records are for Leonard - though his year of birth seems to be incorrectly listed on the death index. His wife died in 1971, registered in Durham, so he seems to have continued to reside near his hometown.

 

Name: Christopher Leonard
Death Age: 62
Birth Date: 11 Jul 1924
Registration Date: Jun 1987
Registration District: Penrith
Inferred County: Cumbria
Volume: 1
Page: 482

 

 

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On 15/03/2021 at 22:44, Ulitzer95 said:

1925:
1) Arlene Dahl (IMDb) actress – One of the few big names from the Hollywood Golden era still alive. Hasn't acted since 1999 but still making appearances as recently as 2018 and returning fan mail as of April 2021.
2) Angela Lansbury
(IMDb) actress – British-American Golden era actress, but will always be best known for Murder She Wrote and Beauty and the Beast. Still acting in recent years but recently stopped signing fan mail.
3) Dick Van Dyke
(IMDb) actor – Beloved star known for his appearances in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Night at the Museum. Still acting and returning fan mail as of March 2021.
4) Lee Grant
(IMDb) actress – Oscar-winner and yet nobody is quite sure when she was born. The records say both 1925 and 1926, and there are other years flying about elsewhere online. 1925 is probably the best bet given that's what is recorded in the official birth index for New York. Still doing voice work in 2020, still appearing in documentaries more recently, and returning fan mail as of April 2021.
5) June Lockhart
(IMDb) actress – Golden-era star. Still doing voice work in 2019. Still signing fan mail as of March 2021.
6) Peggy Webber
(IMDb) actress – American. Last credit was 2005 but appeared in a 2014 documentary. Still signing fan mail in February 2021.
7) Cara Williams
(IMDb) actress – 1925 is a strong year for Golden-era stars. Hasn't acted since 1982 but made an appearance as recent as 2017 and signing fan mail as of 2020.
8) Brigitte Auber
(IMDb) actress – French. Last role was in 2019 but still signing fan mail as of March 2021.
9) David Graham
(IMDb) actor – British. Known for his voice work in Thunderbirds, Stinray, Doctor Who, and more recently Peppa Pig. Still working in 2020 and still signing fan mail in February 2021.
10) Bill Hayes
(IMDb) actor and singer – American. One of the last few surviving artists to have had a top 10 solo hit in the UK in the 1950s. Also known for appearing in U.S. TV soap Days of Our Lives, since 1970 (still making odd appearances in this role, usually for holiday specials).
11) Robert Fyfe
(IMDb) actor – British actor best known for playing Howard on Last of the Summer Wine and Malcolm Lagg on Coronation Street. Last role was in 2017. At various times rumoured to be ill. Also suggested by a Wiki editor claiming to be his son that he was actually born some years after 1925.
12) Patricia Michon (IMDb) actress – American. Last role was in 1983. Appears to be alive as somebody in the autograph community suggested a 2018 address for her (now living as Patricia Unertl) in Wisconsin. Birth Index gives a DOB of Sep 4, 1924 in Los Angeles, California as Patricia J. Conzelman. The Patricia Unertl in Wisconsin exists according to the records. Problem is she's 89, not 96 so doesn't match. Who knows.
13) Perry Blackwell (IMDb) actress and singer – Early African-American supporting actress best known for her role in Pillow Talk. As of Jan 2021, living in Arizona with her daughter.
14) Miiko Taka
(IMDb) actress – American star of Japanese descent. Living in Bremerton, Washington as of 2021 (as Betty Blondheim),
15) Morris Perry
(IMDb) actor – English, known for his roles in Doctor Who, The Hound of the Baskervilles etc. Appeared in Not Going Out in 2011 as Stan. Married to actress Margaret Ashford until her death in 2016.
16) Peter Brook (IMDb) director – English filmmaker. Married to actress Natasha Parry until her death in 2015. Last appeared in a 2019 documentary.
17) Ignacio López Tarso
(IMDb) actor – Considered to be one of the last survivors of Mexico's Golden Age of cinema. Still very active and currently filming new roles.
18) Michel Bouquet
(IMDb) actor – French. Last role was in early 2020. During this period, he returned a piece of fan mail with his secretary noting a long-term illness.
19) Lenka Peterson
(IMDb) actress – American. Last acting role was in 2006. Her son predeceased her in 2015. No recent news of her but definitely still alive.
20) Virginia Patton
(IMDb) actress – American. Last role was in 1949(!) but hasn't fallen off radar since. Lives in Michigan as Virginia Patton Moss as of 2021. Her husband predeceased her in 2018.
21) Barbra Fuller
(IMDb) actress – American. Last role was in 1973 but she appeared in a 1994 documentary. Since I originally compiled this list, IMDb have changed her year of birth to 1921, and I believe they were correct to do so. The records on Ancestry suggest she'll become a centenarian in July. Lives in Sherman Oaks, California as of 2020.
22) Thelma Ruby
(IMDb) actress – British character actress who has appeared in Coronation Street, Doctors, Z-Cars etc. Last role was in 2019, during which point she was still answering fan mail.
23) Mikis Theodorakis
(IMDb) composer – Legendary Greek composer who has been in and out of hospital like a yo-yo for years, mainly because of heart problems. Still working on projects though...
24) Mildred Kornman
(IMDb) actress – One of just three surviving silent film actors. In 2017, her son responded to an autographic hunter saying she was very ill. In Feb 2020, he responded to another saying she could no longer sign anything and had no memory of her time in the film industry.
25) Madgel Dean
(IMDb) actress – American. Last role was in Cheers in 1986. Living in Encino, California as of 2021 as Madgel Friedman.
26) Kerima (IMDb) actress – A mysterious one indeed. Promotional material says she was Algerian, but she was from France. Married to Bond director Guy Hamilton. His Telegraph obituary from 2016 originally stated that she survived him. It was later amended to say that she predeceased him. They lived in Majorca together, so to get a definite answer someone will likely have to get in touch with the registry there.
27) Barbara Bushman (IMDb) wife – I wouldn't even describe her as an actress because she had one uncredited role in a 1932 film. Married to actor Harry Morgan until his death in 2011. Still living in Los Angeles, California as Barbara B. Quine Morgan in 2021.
28) Rosita Quintana
(IMDb) actress – Another survivor of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Last role was in 2005. Received an award in 2016. Quiet as of late...
29) Pat Clark (IMDb) actress and model – bit part player in the Golden era of Hollywood from 1945 to 1948 in mostly forgettable roles. Born in 1925 in New York as Patricia Cecilia Clark. Her wider IMDb bio suggests she's dead and this article confirms it but doesn't say when or where. Can't trace her sadly.
30) Selma Archerd (IMDb) actress – American. Known for her roles in films such as Lethal Weapon and Die Hard. Last role was in 2000. Married to Variety columnist Army Archerd until his death in 2009. Living in Los Angeles, California in 2021.
31) Eugenio Martín
(IMDb) director and screenwriter – Prolific Spanish filmmaker. Appeared in a 2019 documentary.
32) James Garbutt (IMDb) actor – Familiar face on British television, including Doctor Who and Z-Cars. Died 6 Apr 2020 (aged 94) according to his son on social media and several other sites, but IMDb seem to have missed this.
33) Alan Bergman (IMDb) lyricist – one half of one of the most prolific and best known songwriting duos, with his wife Marilyn (b. 1929). Appeared in a 2020 TV special.
34) Leo De Lyon
(IMDb) actor – Best known for voicing the roles of Spook and Brain in Top Cat! Some sources say born 1926, but IMDb is correct according to the records. Retired from the industry in 2011. In early 2020 his son was returning fan mail saying that he could no longer respond himself. Make of that as you will...
35) Joyce Reynolds
(IMDb) actress – Appeared in movies during Hollywood's Golden era. Other sources say born 1924. Last appeared in a title in 1951! Last signing fan mail in 2019.
36) Dan Jackson (IMDb) actor – Guyanese-born British. A long list of credits from 1952 to 1990 – one which stands out is the Fillet of Soul waiter in Live and Let Die. Bio details seem sketchy. Very possible he's still about though.
37) Dennis Lotis (IMDb) actor and singer – South African-born British who started his career in the Ted Heath Band. Appeared in a 2014 documentary, returned a few items signed to autograph hunters in 2015.
38) Noel De Souza
(IMDb) actor – Indian-born American with a long list of credits from 1955 to 2015 (an appearance in The Big Bang Theory being the last). 
39) Carla Balenda
(IMDb) actress – American. Appeared in both film and television from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s. Now living in Woodland Hills, California as Sally Bliss Rutter. Still returning fan mail in late 2019.
40) Pete Murray
(IMDb) actor and DJ – British. Made an appearance on The One Show in 2020.
41) José Torres
(IMDb) actor – Venezuelan. First credit was in 1941. Most recent will be this year – that's 80 years of acting. Wow.
42) Ysanne Churchman
(IMDb) actress – British. Popular face on UK television. Last role was in Doctor Who in 2017.
43) Barbara Long (IMDb) set designer – American. One credit – the 1972 film "George!" God knows why she's in the top 500 most visited profiles for this year? Anyway, she died on Apr 1, 2009 (aged 83) in Leesburg, Virginia according to Ancestry.
44) Hubert Frank (IMDb) director and screenwriter – Czech. Known for his sex films of the 70s, last credit was in 1987 but appeared in a 2010 documentary. That was over a decade ago so could have died off radar I suppose.
45) Betty Wells (IMDb) actress – An obscure 20th Century Fox starlet with seven roles between 1942 and 1944. Born Elizabeth Jean Culwell, and died on Mar 9, 1977 (aged 51) according to Ancestry.
46) Joe Hale (IMDb) visual effects artist and animator – American. Received an Oscar nomination for The Black Hole (1979). Last credit was in 1987 but appeared in a 2018 documentary.


1925 now up on Page 11.

A few things of note:
Betty Wells, Barbara Long, James Garbutt and Pat Clark are dead, though I can't find when Clark died.
Hubert Frank and Dan Jackson are in limbo but I lean towards still alive. Kerima is likely dead. No idea about Michon. 

Already mentioned earlier in the Hollywood Possibilities thread that Lansbury stopped signing recently and that Michel Bouquet is pretty ill.
Two more... Mildred Kornman sounds to be very ill. Leo De Lyon sounds like he may be shuffling off soon as well. (see notes above)

All in all, a decent year to look at for some possibilities/new names. Many more are still alive than the previous ones I've done, but a few sound to be just hanging in there by a thread.

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5 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


1925 now up on Page 11.

A few things of note:
Betty Wells, Barbara Long, James Garbutt and Pat Clark are dead, though I can't find when Clark died.
Hubert Frank and Dan Jackson are in limbo but I lean towards still alive. Kerima is likely dead. No idea about Michon. 

Already mentioned earlier in the Hollywood Possibilities thread that Lansbury stopped signing recently and that Michel Bouquet is pretty ill.
Two more... Mildred Kornman sounds to be very ill. Leo De Lyon sounds like he may be shuffling off soon as well. (see notes above)

All in all, a decent year to look at for some possibilities/new names. Many more are still alive than the previous ones I've done, but a few sound to be just hanging in there by a thread.

Fairly certain that Dan Jackson emigrated to the United States, was naturalized in Florida and died there in Miami on 18 Nov 2004. Born 2 Dec 1925 in Georgetown, Guyana. There is an Ancestry family tree for this person posted by a granddaughter that includes a photo of that actor, so assuming it is the right person.

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9 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


1925 now up on Page 11.

A few things of note:
Betty Wells, Barbara Long, James Garbutt and Pat Clark are dead, though I can't find when Clark died.
Hubert Frank and Dan Jackson are in limbo but I lean towards still alive. Kerima is likely dead. No idea about Michon. 

Already mentioned earlier in the Hollywood Possibilities thread that Lansbury stopped signing recently and that Michel Bouquet is pretty ill.
Two more... Mildred Kornman sounds to be very ill. Leo De Lyon sounds like he may be shuffling off soon as well. (see notes above)

All in all, a decent year to look at for some possibilities/new names. Many more are still alive than the previous ones I've done, but a few sound to be just hanging in there by a thread.

 

As said before, this is sensational work, Ulitzer. Tempted to send you hunting for family mysteries at this rate. :D

 

(Although not so keen on the news that everyones TV granny might have age catching up with her, but tempus fugit. Garbutt is def dead, I got the news off his son. Didn't he get a QO? Apparently not, Google says. That's a fucker and a half...

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6 hours ago, edm88 said:

Fairly certain that Dan Jackson emigrated to the United States, was naturalized in Florida and died there in Miami on 18 Nov 2004. Born 2 Dec 1925 in Georgetown, Guyana. There is an Ancestry family tree for this person posted by a granddaughter that includes a photo of that actor, so assuming it is the right person.


Brilliant, thanks! I normally check family trees but I missed this one. I've updated the section.

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As said before, this is sensational work, Ulitzer. Tempted to send you hunting for family mysteries at this rate. :D

 

(Although not so keen on the news that everyones TV granny might have age catching up with her, but tempus fugit. Garbutt is def dead, I got the news off his son. Didn't he get a QO? Apparently not, Google says. That's a fucker and a half...


The next time I send further updates to IMDb, I'm sure they'll fix this one. The Doctor Who Guide and the social media post from his son are strong enough.

The only source I give them that they're a bit hesitant on tends to be Ancestry family trees, which is fair enough to be honest.

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On 15/03/2021 at 22:44, Ulitzer95 said:

1926:
1) Mel Brooks (IMDb) director, screenwriter, comedian and actor – Needs no introduction really. Three new projects in the pipeline for 2021 and no signs of slowing down.
2) Roger Corman 
(IMDb) director, screenwriter and producer – Indy film legend. Has writing and exec producer credits for 2021.
3) David Attenborough 
(IMDb) broadcaster – Legendary British naturalist and presenter. Both of his brothers predeceased him by quite a few years. Still very active with SEVEN credits alone for 2021 so far, and we're only on April!
4) Norman Jewison 
(IMDb) director and producer – Canadian. Best known for the 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof, though he has been nominated for SEVEN Oscars. Last director/producer credit was in 2003 but scheduled to appear in three separate documentaries for 2021.
5) Betty Lynn 
(IMDb) actress – American Golden-era actress, though best known for her role on The Andy Griffith Show. Last acted in 1990 but still making appearances and signing at the Andy Griffith Museum as of 2019. Interviewed in early 2020. A bit quieter since. Considering she's been obese for decades, surprised she's made it this far...
6) Robert Clary 
(IMDb) actor and singer – American. Last acting credit was a voice role in 2001 but appeared in a 2020 documentary. Still signing fan mail in March 2021.
7) Irene Papas 
(IMDb) actress – Greek. Last appearance was in 2007. In 2018 it was announced that she had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for 5 years. 8 years with Alzheimer's is a long time... I would expect her to go this year.
8) Robert Brown 
(IMDb) actor – American, and not to be confused with the deceased actor of the same who played M in the James Bond franchise. Starred in the original Star Trek series and best known for playing the title role in TV's Primus. Still signing fan mail as of October 2020.
9) Ted White 
(IMDb) stuntman – Known for playing Jason in the 4th instalment of the Friday the 13th film franchise. Also performed stunts in Tron, Starman, Romancing the Stone, and so on. Victim of a death hoax at least twice but still signing fan mail in February 2021.
10) Jane Withers 
(IMDb) actress – American child star. Last appeared in a 2015 documentary. That same year she announced she was no longer signing fan mail. Very quiet lately. Previously suffered from lupus.
11) Ralph Ahn 
(IMDb) actor – American. Brother of the better known actor Philip Ahn (1905–1978). Last acting role was in 2018. Still signing fan mail in October 2020.
12) Queen Elizabeth II 
(IMDb) monarch – Her Majesty needs no introduction, is in splendid condition and will not be signing bloody autographs (though this user is the proud owner of one!).
13) Tony Bennett
 (IMDb) crooner – Still uploading new performances via his YouTube channel. In Feb 2021 his family announced he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
14) Terry Kilburn 
(IMDb) actor – British-born American child star of the 1930s, starring in popular films such as A Christmas Carol and Goodbye, Mr Chips. His partner was actor Charles Nolte (1923–2010). Last acted in 1969. Interviewed in 2016 here... didn't look great.
15) Yvonne Furneaux 
(IMDb) actress – French film star. Possibly born in 1928. Last role was in 1984, though appeared in documentaries up to 2009. Still signing fan mail in December 2020.
16) Val Bisoglio 
(IMDb) actor – American known for his television roles, including The Sopranos and M*A*S*H. Last role was in 2002. All I can find of him in recent years are some photos, and he's looking his age. One to consider for this year or next.
17) Eve Brenner 
(IMDb) actress – American. Not to be confused with the French opera singer of the same name. Voice work in The Great Mouse Detective, also appeared in The Twilight Zone, Modern Family etc. Latest role was in 2019. Still signing fan mail in late 2020.
18) Peter Marshall 
(IMDb) game show host – American presenter of Hollywood Squares from 1966 to 1981. Still appearing in documentaries in 2021 and signing fan mail as of March.
19) Jil Jarmyn 
(IMDb) actress – An obscure film actress of the 50s and 60s. Whoever she is, still signing fan mail in 2017. Living in Santa Paula, California as of 2018.
20) David Frankham 
(IMDb) actor – British. Voiced Sergeant Tibbs in One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). Last role was as a narrator in 2018. Still signing fan mail in late 2020 and active on Facebook.
21) Marylou Connors 
(IMDb) wife – American spouse of actor Mike Connors (1925–2017). The mind boggles why her IMDb profile has so many hits. Only two credits – appearing as herself on TV programmes.
22) Rae Allen
 (IMDb) actress – American. Mainly associated with Broadway. Last acting role was on television in 2011 but also appeared in a 2015 documentary. 
23) Doreen Mantle 
(IMDb) actress – South African-born British, probably best known for her role of Jean in One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000). Last acting role was in 2019, though was seen on TV as recent as 2020 and was still signing fan mail in Nov 2020.
24) Carleton Carpenter 
(IMDb) actor – American who appeared in Hollywood's Golden-era of cinema. Appearing in documentaries as late as 2018 but quiet as of recent. Close friends with Debbie Reynolds (1932–2016). 
25) André Maranne (IMDb) actor – French-born British. Long rumoured to have died in 1992, even though he's been living in retirement in Brighton all of these years! Known for his role in The Pink Panther movies, Doctor Who, Thunderball, Fawlty Towers, Yes Minister, and so on. I'm sticking him in amber because there was a death rumour this month (April 2021) which originated on Wiki and has neither been verified or disproven so far.
26) Marilyn Knowlden (IMDb) actress – child star during the 1930s. Still signing fan mail in March 2021.
27) Armando Silvestre 
(IMDb) actor – Muscular build American actor, though has also appeared in a lot of Mexican cinema and television. Still acting and making regular public appearances until the end of 2016. Quiet since...
28) Marilyn Erskine 
(IMDb) actress – American who starred in mainly television, but also some radio and a few movies. Last credit was in 1972 but appeared in the Tab Hunter Confidential documentary in 2015.
29) Shecky Greene 
(IMDb) comedian – Regular Vegas nightclub standup who appeared in a few movies along the way. Appeared in a 2014 documentary and still signing fan mail in late March 2021.
30) Dorothy Steel 
(IMDb) actress – A relatively new name as she only began her acting career aged 88! Starred in Black Panther in 2018 and then Jumanji: The Next Level in 2019, playing village elders both times. No roles since then though. Lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
31) Mina Kolb 
(IMDb) actress – American. Known for her role in Curb Your Enthusiasm from 2000 to 2002 and Hollywood Knights (1980). Last role was in 2006 but she is listed in the credits for a 2018 documentary which was never released for whatever reason. She's on Facebook though, and uploaded a picture of herself on Boxing Day 2020. Looks good.
32) Helen Gallagher 
(IMDb) actress – American. Winner of three Emmy and two Tony Awards. Appeared in a 2019 doc and still signing fan mail in March 2021.
33) Gene Shalit 
(IMDb) film critic – American. Known for his iconic fuzzy hair, handlebar moustache and colourful bowties. A regular staple on the Today Show until 2010, but returned for a one off in 2015 to mark the retirement of Willard Scott (b. 1934). Signed some fan mail in 2017 and quiet since...
34) Eugene Iglesias 
(IMDb) actor – Puerto Rican so no relation to Julio and Enrique. Lots of credits between 1951 and 1970 (mainly westerns) then just stopped. Incredibly, recovered from COVID-19 in 2020! Living in Los Angeles, California in 2021.
35) Desmond Davis 
(IMDb) director – English BAFTA-nominated filmmaker. Best known for directing Clash of the Titans (1981). Appeared in a 2002 documentary. Living in Kentish Town, London as of 2018.
36) Georgia Holt 
(IMDb) singer and actress – American. Better known these days as the mother of Cher. Appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race in 2014 and looked great. Last photographed in 2016 on her 90th here, still looking good but age noticeably catching up with her. In 2017, Cher dropped out of a television movie reportedly due to worries surrounding her mum's health...
37) Gudrun Ure 
(IMDb) actress – British. Best known for playing Super Gran during the 1980s. Last credit was in 2009 but still signing fan mail as of April 2021!
38) Stanley Baxter 
(IMDb) comedian and actor – British. Appeared in a 2019 documentary, released his autobiography and came out as gay in August 2020, aged 94!
39) Kay Hawtrey 
(IMDb) actress – Canadian. Has lived in both England and the States. Formerly married to British actor John Clark (b. 1932). Starred in films such as Videodrome and Police Academy 4, with her last credit being a voice role in 2019. Living in Toronto in 2015, can't find much else.
40) Ed Williams 
(IMDb) actor – American, best known for his roles in The Naked Gun film series as Ted Olsen. Last credit was in 2010. Still signing fan mail in 2018 and living in Los Angeles, California as of 2020.
41) Ramesh Deo 
(IMDb) actor – Indian star of both Hindi and Marathi films. Last credit was in 2019.
42) Joe Negri 
(IMDb) jazz guitarist – American. Known for his appearances on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Still signing fan mail in December 2020.
43) Magda Harout 
(IMDb) actress – American. Mainly appeared on television. Last role was in 2013. Lives in Woodland Hills, California as of 2021.
44) Stan Ross 
(IMDb) actor and comedian – American, known for his appearances on The Jackie Gleason Show and The Jonathan Winters Show. Last credit was in 2002. Lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2021.
45) Ralf Wolter 
(IMDb) actor – German with a huge list of credits from 1951 to 2012. Killed 3 people whilst behind the wheel in 2002. Yikes.
46) Judith Magre 
(IMDb) actress – French. Widow of filmmaker Claude Lanzmann (1925–2018). Last credit was in 2020.
47) William Glover (IMDb) actor – British. Emigrated to North America in late 1950s in search of a better career, then forged one... only to be typecast in stereotypical "Englishman" roles forever (serves him right). Last credit was in 1991 so possibly dead, but who knows.
48) Elizabeth Benson (IMDb) actress – British. Known for her roles in Fawlty Towers, Only Fools and Horses, The Liver Birds etc. Last role was in 1994. Married to TV producer Douglas Argent (1921–2010). His Guardian obit specifies that she survived him. Living in Solihull, West Midlands as of 2021 according to 192.com.
49) Mildred Williams 
(IMDb) relative – American first wife of Playboy giant Hugh Hefner (1926–2017). Her only credit is a 1993 60 Minutes interview. Lots of Ancestry family trees say she died in 2005 but not the case. Living in Winnetka, Illinois in 2021 as Mildred W. Gunn (the name from her second marriage). Beside the record it even says "aka Mildred Gunn Williams".
50) Gordon Peters 
(IMDb) actor – British, known for his character roles on television. Credits include Dad's Army, Hi-de-Hi! and Are You Being Served? Last role was in 2011 but appeared in a 2018 Dad's Army documentary.
51) Marcy McGuire 
(IMDb) actress and contralto singer – American, appeared in supporting roles during the Golden-era of Hollywood. Widow of actor Wally Cassell (1912–2015). Living in Palm Desert, California in 2019 and still signing autographs as of then.
52) Lawrence Turman 
(IMDb) producer – American with some incredible production credits including The Graduate, American History X, and The Thing (both the 1982 and 2011 versions). Appeared in a video short in 2016 and has a "thanks" credit in 2019.
53) Laurence Rosenthal 
(IMDb) composer – American. Nominated for 2 Oscars and known for film scores such as Clash of the Titans and The Bourne Identity. Still signing fan mail in 2017 and appeared in a 2020 documentary.
54) Alan Greenspan 
(IMDb) economist – Former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Still appearing in documentaries in 2020 and signing fan mail in 2021. Bit of a wasted DeathList pick IMO.
55) Jacques Rozier 
(IMDb) director and screenwriter – French. Latest directing credit was a 2021 short film!
56) Ann Beaulieu 
(IMDb) relative – American mother-in-law of Elvis Presley (1935–1977). Outlived her husband Paul (1925–2018), who she appeared with in documentaries in 2002 and 2005. Lives in Beverly Hills, California as of 2021.
57) Mariano Ozores 
(IMDb) director and screenwriter – Spanish. Last credit was in 2004 but appeared in a 2019 documentary.
58) Daniel Haller 
(IMDb) director and set designer – American. Designed sets on some really old school horrors like The Pit and The Pendulum (1961) and House of Usher (1960). Worked closely with the above Roger Corman. Last credit was in 1988. Living in Calabasas, California as of 2021, though IMDb have his DOB wrong – according to the official records, he was born 14 Sep 1929, not 14 Sep 1926.
59) Gloria Delson 
(IMDb) vocalist and Goldwyn girl – American. Just a handful of credits between 1936 and 1945. Married to legendary lyricist Sammy Cahn (1913–1993) for a time. According to the records, later remarried to a Myron Franks. Now living in Beverly Hills as Gloria Ellen Franks.
60) Oscar Quitak 
(IMDb) actor – British. Credits include Colditz, Z-Cars, Brazil, The Kenny Everett Television Show and Howard's Way. Last role was in 1993. Signing fan mail back in 2015. Widower of actress Andrée Melly (1932–2020).
61) Gloria Warren 
(IMDb) actress and soprano singer – American. Just 5 film credits from 1942 to 1947. Lives in Los Angeles, California as of 2021.
62) Grayce Grant
 (IMDb) actress – American. Appeared in television roles only, between 1971 and 1982, including a recurring nurse in Dynasty. At one time married to actor Richard Venture (1923–2017). Lives in Sarasota, Florida as of 2021 as Grayce Grant Venture.
63) Elaine LaLanne 
(IMDb) fitness personality – American. Widow of fitness guru Jack LaLanne (1914–2011). In very good shape. Still giving interviews on various YouTube channels as of December 2020.
64) Robert Roark (IMDb) actor – American. Lots of credits, but all between 1951 and 1960. Mainly appeared on television, and frequently in western-themed shows. I don't believe the 19 Oct 1926 DOB on IMDb is correct because I can't locate a matching record. Google seems to think this actor was born in 1915 and died in 1965, but that's a mixup with a journalist who was called Robert Ruark (1915–1965). There is a Robert Bruce Roark who is 94 and living in Lake Worth, Florida. Could be him I guess.
65) Louis Massad (IMDb) actor – American. Roles between 1959 and 1973 (mainly in television). Died on Dec 7, 1986 (aged 60) in New London, Connecticut according to the official records. FindAGrave page here also.
66) Margaret Barton (IMDb) actress – British. Best known for her role in Brief Encounter (1945). Husband of 67 years died in 2016. She remarried in 2018, aged 92! In 2016 she was running a team room in Dorset.
67) Bambi Linn
 (IMDb) dancer and actress – American who appeared in films between 1948 and 1960. Lives in Gulf Breeze, Florida as of 2021 as Bambi Linn DeJesus.
68) Sergio Garrone 
(IMDb) director and screenwriter – Italian. Since I originally drew up this list, IMDb have amended his year of birth to 1925, which is in line with other sources. Last credit was in 1984 but appeared in a 2019 documentary.
69) Bobbie Wygant 
(IMDb) presenter – American. Legendary entertainment reporter and host, who was still working in 2019 as she celebrated 70 years in the business.
70) George Pappas 
(IMDb) producer – American. Credits from 1973 to 2018, which include the Burt Reynolds film Heat. Living in Pomona, California as of 2021, but IMDb have his DOB wrong. It's March 15, 1926, not May 13, 1926.


Finished looking through the top 500 profiles for "1926 births" on IMDb, and thus completed this project as I only set out to do 95+.

A few things of note:

*Just one death uncovered – Louis Massad in 1986.
*Three in limbo:
– Roark is an odd one. He could still be living.
– No trace of Glover whatsoever. Wouldn't know where to start
– Maranne I've also stuck in gold right now because I'm still not convinced that edit on Wiki the other week was a hoax.
*Incredibly 66/70 are still with us!


*Some health highlights:
– Irene Papas has had Alzheimer's for 8 years now. She can't last much long.
– Betty Lynn a bit more quiet recently. Obese for years, never looked a picture of health.
– Val Bisoglio, Terry Kilburn and Jane Withers all looking their age now and have largely retreated from public life.
– Tony Bennett we know about – diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year but we're told the disease is progressing slowly, so still performing. Could last a few years yet.
– Carleton Carpenter, Armando Silvestre, Gene Shalit more names who have gone quiet...
– Eugene Iglesias recovered from COVID-19 last year. Still, that would have given him a kicking.
– Cher's mother Georgia Holt was very active up until 2014. Last photographed in 2016. Reportedly in ill health in 2019. Doesn't sound like she'll be around for long.

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Quartet

by Ronald Harwood (1934-2020) in 1999

 

1999-2000 Quartet:

Sir Donald Sinden (1923-2014)

Alec McCowen (1925-2017)

Stephanie Cole (b. 1941)

Angela Thorne (b. 1939)

 

2010 Quartet:

Michael Jayston (b. 1935)

Timothy West (b. 1934)

Susannah York (1939-2011)

Gwen Taylor (b. 1939)

 

2012 Quartet movie

by Dustin Hoffman (b. 1937):

Maggie Smith (b. 1934) Has had breast cancer

Tom Courtenay (b. 1937) Has had prostate cancer

Pauline Collins (b. 1940)

Billy Connolly (b. 1942) Has had prostate cancer and has parkinson's

 

Finnish Quartet "Kvartetti" 2002-2011:

Kyllikki Forssell (1925-2019)

Ritva Valkama (1932-2020)

Lasse Pöysti (1927-2019)

Pentti Siimes (1929-2016) later replaced by Antti Litja (b. 1938) who suffered a stroke in 2014.

 

 

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On 03/05/2020 at 13:51, drol said:

Khampheng Boupha, one of the few women of the Central Committee of  the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. Surely was alive in 1993 when she published a book of memories. Also seems to have an Ancestry profile, which I have not access to. Search is complicated by the fact her name in Lao is not easily available. Would be 97 if still alive.


Here's your answer @drol:

Died in 2011. See this Facebook post. It has a picture of what appears to be a funeral programme.

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On 30/04/2021 at 16:30, Ulitzer95 said:


Finished looking through the top 500 profiles for "1926 births" on IMDb, and thus completed this project as I only set out to do 95+.

A few things of note:

*Just one death uncovered – Louis Massad in 1986.
*Three in limbo:
– Roark is an odd one. He could still be living.
– No trace of Glover whatsoever. Wouldn't know where to start
– Maranne I've also stuck in gold right now because I'm still not convinced that edit on Wiki the other week was a hoax.
*Incredibly 66/70 are still with us!


*Some health highlights:
– Irene Papas has had Alzheimer's for 8 years now. She can't last much long.
– Betty Lynn a bit more quiet recently. Obese for years, never looked a picture of health.
– Val Bisoglio, Terry Kilburn and Jane Withers all looking their age now and have largely retreated from public life.
– Tony Bennett we know about – diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year but we're told the disease is progressing slowly, so still performing. Could last a few years yet.
– Carleton Carpenter, Armando Silvestre, Gene Shalit more names who have gone quiet...
– Eugene Iglesias recovered from COVID-19 last year. Still, that would have given him a kicking.
– Cher's mother Georgia Holt was very active up until 2014. Last photographed in 2016. Reportedly in ill health in 2019. Doesn't sound like she'll be around for long.

I've begun to look at Roark and he is an odd one. Los Angeles/Hollywood newspaper clippings state he was "from the East", a "medical student from Chicago", and a member of the 11th Airborne Division in WWII, but I haven't been able to find anything with those clues yet. I'm wondering if "Roark" was a stage name. The 1926 DOB comes from the US Public Records Index under a Robert R Roark living in Beverly Hills to the 1990s, but no connection to that person being an actor, and I haven't yet been able to track that person's origins.

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59 minutes ago, edm88 said:

I've begun to look at Roark and he is an odd one. Los Angeles/Hollywood newspaper clippings state he was "from the East", a "medical student from Chicago", and a member of the 11th Airborne Division in WWII, but I haven't been able to find anything with those clues yet. I'm wondering if "Roark" was a stage name. The 1926 DOB comes from the US Public Records Index under a Robert R Roark living in Beverly Hills to the 1990s, but no connection to that person being an actor, and I haven't yet been able to track that person's origins.


Yes, I did spend a silly amount of time trying to solve this one with no luck. It's a pity IMDb don't cite sources. They would help both themselves (i.e. Wiki may see them as a credible source) and others (in uncovering further information) if they did!

Any chance, if you have some time, you could look over some of the names in gold on some of the earlier years I did on page 11? Good to have a fresh pair of eyes look over these things incase I've missed something.

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16 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Yes, I did spend a silly amount of time trying to solve this one with no luck. It's a pity IMDb don't cite sources. They would help both themselves (i.e. Wiki may see them as a credible source) and others (in uncovering further information) if they did!

Any chance, if you have some time, you could look over some of the names in gold on some of the earlier years I did on page 11? Good to have a fresh pair of eyes look over these things incase I've missed something.

Sure, I can take a look when I get some time!

 

Usually I've found that in cases like this where there just seems to be nothing out there, some part of the existing info (full name, DOB, birthplace, etc) is off. I'd put a decent wager on Roark's birth name probably being something else, hence the difficulty in tracking him down thus far. The military clue should have helped, but I suppose it could have been inaccurate or he that served under another name. There seems to be some trivia/info out there that he got one of his film roles in 1954 from as his father (apparently a doctor in LA) was a financier of the production, which might have some credibility with that other clue that Robert was a medical student at a time, but again, nothing from that yet.

 

I'd speculate that someone searched his name on Ancestry and just pulled the DOB off that public record listing for IMDB without verifying that it was for the correct person. It could still be correct however, but this is a tough one to find anything definitive, at least yet.

 

Also looked at Michon earlier, and she is another tough one, but it does appear she probably was most recently known by her mother's surname, Unertl. Apparently she was raised by her grandparents, and her mother (also an actress) was married multiple times, one of them being to a Mr. Michon. Unclear whether Patricia would have any living descendants.

 

As for Cate Bauer, Wiki now has that one pretty well sorted out. Public records list her as most recently living in Seattle, with the 1929 DOB.

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On 23/02/2021 at 09:03, Ulitzer95 said:


Great find. That fan site also indicates he had some kind of professional link to Columbia, Missouri (albeit in the 1960s). He's definitely not resident there now though.

Jack L Rader of Westminster, California was born May 1931 as per Ancestry. Doesn't give a state of birth though. Can't see anything else of note about him or his wife. Could be him I suppose, but it would mean IMDb are way off with the DOB.

Jack Lewis Rader born 2 Jan 1937 as per Ancestry. Doubt this is him. The chap in the Star Wars Holiday Special is definitely older than this.

That's all I got. :(

Some early returns on Jack Rader. It definitely seems that the 1921 DOB is wrong, per his article I uncovered in the Alliance (Nebraska) Times-Herald, his hometown newspaper, Jan 3, 1981.  It identifies him as the son of Peary Rader of that same city (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peary_Rader), and a search of Peary's name turns up a link to his fonds, listing Jack as being born in 1939: http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utlsc/00026/00026-P.html. There are also some earlier newspaper hits which associate him with TCU (Texas), which also matches up with where he was married in 1961 to Sandra Lee Duncan. Some of same IMDB credits are also listed in the article.

 

Census records on Ancestry seem to suggest however that 1937 is likely the correct YOB (despite the 1939 listed above), so I think the Jack Lewis Rader you found is probably the correct person. Also attached is his high school yearbook photo.

 

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11 minutes ago, edm88 said:

Some early returns on Jack Rader. It definitely seems that the 1921 DOB is wrong, per his article I uncovered in the Alliance (Nebraska) Times-Herald, his hometown newspaper, Jan 3, 1981.  It identifies him as the son of Peary Rader of that same city (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peary_Rader), and a search of Peary's name turns up a link to his fonds, listing Jack as being born in 1939: http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utlsc/00026/00026-P.html. There are also some earlier newspaper hits which associate him with TCU (Texas), which also matches up with where he was married in 1961 to Sandra Lee Duncan. Some of same IMDB credits are also listed in the article.

 

Census records on Ancestry seem to suggest however that 1937 is likely the correct YOB (despite the 1939 listed above), so I think the Jack Lewis Rader you found is probably the correct person. Also attached is his high school yearbook photo.

 


Great stuff! I will ping this to IMDb and update the list on page 11.

Looking at Spokeo.com... there's four people called Jack L. Rader who are 84. One lives in Lancaster, California (likely him) and the other two in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Probably safe to assume the Cali one is him?

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