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, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 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, American singer (Strangers in the Night, My Way) and actor (From Here to Eternity) known as 'old blue eyes', born in Hoboken, New Jersey (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
Singer
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)