Famous People Born in December 1911

  • Dec 1 Walter Alston, baseball manager (Dodgers)
  • Dec 1 Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • Dec 3 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures)
  • Dec 3 Nino Rota, composer (Torquemada), born in Milan, Italy
  • Dec 5 Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows)
  • Dec 5 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (d. 2000)
  • Dec 6 Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary
  • Dec 8 Lee J Cobb, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 8 Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)

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Dec 9 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Dec 9 Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese educator (d. 2007)
  • Dec 10 Chet Huntley, Cardwell Mont, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report)
  • Dec 11 Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian novelist (Palace Walk, Sugar Street) and first Arabic writer to win a Nobel Prize (1988), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2006)
  • Dec 11 Vincent Henry Kemp, poet
  • Dec 12 Anna Russell, composer

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Dec 13 Kenneth Patchen, American poet and novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), born in Niles, Ohio (d. 1972)

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
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  • Dec 13 Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and 1989 Nobel laureate for his contributions to econometrics, born in Skedsmo, Norway (d. 1999)
  • Dec 14 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)
  • Dec 14 Spike Jones, composer (In a Secluded Rendesvous), born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 14 Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
  • Dec 15 Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
  • Dec 15 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)
  • Dec 17 William Roerick, actor (Guiding Light)
  • Dec 18 Helen Vlachos, journalist
  • Dec 18 Jules Dassin, Middletown CT, director (Circle of Two, Never on Sunday)
  • Dec 20 Hortense Calisher, American novelist (Arts & Letters 1967), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Josh Gibson, pro baseball player, "Negro Babe Ruth" (hit 800+ HRs)
  • Dec 21 Paul Burkhard, composer
  • Dec 22 Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)
  • Dec 23 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dec 23 Niels Jerne, immunologist
  • Dec 24 Eric Briault, educationalist
  • Dec 24 Malcolm MacEwen, writer
  • Dec 25 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist
  • Dec 25 Louise Bourgeois, sculptor
  • Dec 26 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
  • Dec 26 Steve Kordek, pinball machine designer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Dec 27 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Jan 1]
  • Dec 28 Phani Majumdar, filmmaker
  • Dec 28 Sam Levenson, American humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31 Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)