Famous People Born in December 1914

Adolph GreenAdolph Green (1914-2002)

Dec 2 American screenwriter (On The Town; Singin' in the Rain), lyricist ("Bells Are Ringing"; "Just In Time"), and playwright (It's Always Fair Weather) - all usually with collaborator Betty Comden, born in The Bronx, New York

  • Dec 2 Eddie Sauter, American musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)
  • Dec 3 Edward "Corky" Cornelius, American jazz trumpeter (Benny Goodman; Gene Krupa), born in Cicero, Indiana (d. 1943)
  • Dec 3 Irving Fine, American composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • Dec 4 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), born in Paris, France (d. 1993)
  • Dec 4 Rudolf Hausner, Austrian artist (d. 1995)
  • Dec 5 Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (The Lieutenant Must Be Mad), born in Osterode, Germany (d. 1989)
  • Dec 5 Lina Bo Bardi, Italian born Brazilian modernist architect (SESC Pompéia Factory), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1992)
  • Dec 6 Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener), born in Barrow, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England (d. 1999)
  • Dec 7 Winston Place, English cricket batsman (3 Tests, 1 x 100; Lancashire CCC, MCC), born in Rawtenstall, England (d. 2002)
  • Dec 8 Corbett Davis, American NFL football fullback, 1938-42 (Cleveland Rams), born in Lowell, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • Dec 8 Ernie Toshack, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 47 wickets), born in Cobar, NSW (d. 2003)
  • Dec 9 Frances Reid, American actress (Days of Our Lives, The Andromeda Strain), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Dec 9 Max Manus, Norwegian resistance fighter and author who specialized in sabotage during World War II, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1996)
  • Dec 10 (Jevon) "Jeff" Nicklin, Canadian CFL football player,1934-40 (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), and Army paratrooper office, born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1945)
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 12 Buzzie Bavasi, American MLB executive (Brooklyn & LA Dodgers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Dec 12 Denis Begbie, South African cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50), born in Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2009)
  • Dec 13 Alan Bullock, British historian and author (Hitler: A Study in Tyranny), born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England (d. 2004)
  • Dec 13 George "Tiger" Haynes, American jazz musician (The Three Flames) and actor (In the Heat of the Night; The Wiz), born in Frederiksted, St. Croix (d. 1994)
  • Dec 13 Larry Parks [Samuel Lawrence Parks], American actor (The Jolson Story, Love Is Better Than Ever), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1975)
  • Dec 14 Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • Dec 14 Karl Carstens, German politician (President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979-84), born in Bremen, German Empire (d. 1992)
  • Dec 14 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Dec 17 Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (prolific batsman of 30's & 40's), born in Indore, British India (d. 2005)
  • Dec 18 Connie "Pee Wee" Crayton, American R&B and blues guitarist and singer ("Do Unto Others"), born in Rockdale, Texas (d. 1985)
  • Dec 18 Jerry Zipkin, American socialite (friend of Nancy Reagan), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Dec 21 Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter, born in Hlebine, Croatia (d. 1992)
  • Dec 22 Emil Sitka, American actor (Three Stooges shorts), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • Dec 23 Dezider Kardos, Slovak composer, born in Nadlice, Slovakia (d. 1991)
  • Dec 24 Dorothy Hyson, American actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Dec 24 Ralph Marterie, Italian-American trumpeter and big band leader ("Skokiaan"; "Shish-Kebab"; "Dry Marterie"), born in Acerra, Italy (d. 1978)
  • Dec 25 James Fletcher Jr, New Zealand industrialist (Fletcher Construction), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • Dec 26 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (Lindenstraße, Der Seitensprung), born in Trostberg, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Dec 26 Richard Widmark, American actor (Madigan, Murder on the Orient Express, Judgement at Nuremberg), born in Sunrise Township, Minnesota (d. 2008)
  • Dec 27 Giuseppe Berto, Italian writer (Heaven Sees Red), born in Mogliano Veneto, Italy (d. 1978)
  • Dec 27 Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter (City Music Society), born in Purley, London (d. 1996)
  • Dec 28 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1984)
  • Dec 28 Lee Bowman, American actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover, The Impatient Years), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • Dec 29 Albert Tucker, Australian artist, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1999)
  • Dec 29 Billy [Dorothy] Tipton, American jazz pianist/saxophonist/bandleader, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1989)
  • Dec 29 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (The Scots Magazine, Weir's Way), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • Dec 30 (Catherine) Jo Van Fleet, American Tony and Academy Award-winning actress (The Trip To Bountiful; East of Eden; Cool Hand Luke), born in Oakland, California (d. 1996) [some sources give birth as 12/29/15]
  • Dec 30 Bert Parks [Jacobson], American TV host (Miss America), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1992)
  • Dec 31 Pat Brady [Robert Ellsworth O'Brady], American actor (The Roy Rogers Show, Man from Music Mountain), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1972)

About December 1914

How Old? 108 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)