Famous People Born in December 1915

  • Dec 2 Adolph Green, songwriter (married to Phyllis Newman)
  • Dec 2 Nico Richter, composer
  • Dec 2 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), (d. 2000)
  • Dec 4 Allan Jackson, Hot Springs Ark, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand)
  • Dec 4 Fred Freer, cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946)
  • Dec 5 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer
  • Dec 5 Margaret Hayes, Balt Md, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents)
  • Dec 7 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], US, sci-fi author (Ginger Star)
  • Dec 7 Eli Wallach, American actor (Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door), born in Brooklyn New York, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 8 Denis Harding, soldier
  • Dec 8 George Scheuer, writer/journalist
  • Dec 8 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • Dec 9 Colin McCool, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all rounder late 40s)
  • Dec 9 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Jarotschin Germ, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
  • Dec 9 Herbert Huncke, writer
  • Dec 11 Anna van Beers, [Graeve], actress (A Woman like Eve)

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Dec 12 Frank Sinatra, Hoboken New Jersey, American singer/actor (old blue eyes), (d. 1998)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Dec 13 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77)
  • Dec 13 Mark Stevens, actor (Big Town, Martin Kane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 13 Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)
  • Dec 13 Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
  • Dec 13 Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Vilnius, Lithuania, Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Dec 14 Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 14 Clay Warnick, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Dec 15 Jose Toribio Merino Castro, admiral
  • Dec 16 Georgy Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer (The Blizzard, Time, Forward!)
  • Dec 16 Turk Murphy, American trombonist (d. 1987)
  • Dec 17 André Claveau, French singer (d. 2003)
  • Dec 18 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)

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Dec 19 Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], chanteuse (Little Sparrow), born in Paris, France (d. 1963)

Singer Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf
  • Dec 20 Aziz Nesin, Turkish writer, born on Heybeliada, Ottoman Empire (d. 1995)
  • Dec 21 Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (d. 2007)
  • Dec 22 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • Dec 25 Noelle de Mosa, Neth/British dancer/teacher (Brigadoon)
  • Dec 25 Nora Dunfee, actress (Forrest Gump, Lorenzo's Oil)
  • Dec 25 Pete Rugolo, bandleader/arranger (Fugitive)
  • Dec 26 Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
  • Dec 26 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)
  • Dec 27 Mary Kornman, Idaho Falls ID, actress (Queen of the Jungle)
  • Dec 27 William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
  • Dec 27 Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (d. 1999)
  • Dec 28 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers)
  • Dec 29 Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
  • Dec 29 John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
  • Dec 29 Robert Ruark, US writer (Something of Value)
  • Dec 29 Bill Osmanski, American football player (d. 1996)