Famous People Born in December 1915

Famous Birthdays

  • 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, American jazz drummer, born in Chapman, Kansas (d. 1995)
  • Dec 7 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], American sci-fi author (Ginger Star)
  • Dec 7 Eli Wallach, American actor (Magnificent 7, The 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], Dutch actress (A Woman like Eve, Diary of a Hooker), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)

Person of interestFrank Sinatra

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 Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)
  • Dec 13 Curd Jürgens [Curt Jurgens], German-born Austrian actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), born in Solln, Munich, Bavaria, Germany (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 Daniel "Dan" Dailey, American dancer and actor (You're My Everything, Governor & J.J.), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 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, Italian fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)

Person of interestEdith Piaf

Dec 19 Édith 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, American actress (Forrest Gump, Lorenzo's Oil), born in Belmont, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 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, American actress (Desert Trail, Queen of the Jungle, Swing it Professor), born in Idaho Falls, Idaho (d. 1973)
  • 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), born in Winona, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • Dec 29 Charles L[eonard] Harness, American sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
  • Dec 29 John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
  • Dec 29 Robert Ruark, American writer (Something of Value)
  • Dec 29 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, Cinderella, East of Eden), born in Oakland, California (d. 1996)
  • Dec 29 Bill Osmanski, American football player (d. 1996)