These Iconic Actors Were Lucky To celebrate their 100th Birthday
Gloria Frances Stuart was born on the 4th of July in 1910. Although she acted in a ton of movies in her youth her main rise to fame was due to her portrayal of the 101-year-old elder Rose Dawson Calvert in 1997’s ‘Titanic’. She won numerous accolades for this role. Her final performance was in 2004s ‘Land of Plenty’. She passed away on the 26th of September in 2010.
George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum on January 20, 1896. His 90-years long career spanned over spanned vaudeville, radio, film, and television. He teamed up with his wife Gracie Allen and together they appeared on radio, television, and film as the comedy duo Burns and Allen. At age 79, he made a comeback and starred in ‘The Sunshine Boys’ which won him an Oscar. Burns was a centenarian and was working even a few days before he passed away on March 9, 1996, of a cardiac arrest.
15Claire Du Brey
Claire Du Bray or Claire Dubrey was an American actress who starred in more than 200 films from 1916 to 1959. She was born in 1892 and passed away in 1993. She starred in silent movies like ‘Anything Once’, ‘Social Briars’, ‘The World Aflame ‘, ‘The Devil’s Trail’, ‘What Every Woman Wants’ and ‘Dangerous Hours’. Her career slowly declined during the sound era. She played smaller roles later on. She was a trained nurse, swimmer, enjoyed riding, golf, tennis, and motoring.
Charles Lane was born Charles Gerstle Levison in 1905. Lane starred in many Frank Capra films like ‘You Can’t Take It With You’,’ Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’,’ Arsenic and Old Lace’, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘Riding High’. He starred in ‘I Love Lucy’, ‘The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour’ and ‘The Lucy Show’ as a supporting actor favored by Lucille Ball. He also starred in the 1962 ‘Dennis the Menace’ show. He last performed as a narrator in 2000 at age 95. He passed away in 2005.