Famous 97 Years Old

The list of famous 97 years old includes Pope Benedict XVI, Tony Bennett, Tsung-Dao Lee, Bud Grant, Valdas Adamkus. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, actresses, composers and poets and from other domains of life. This list of 97 years old includes people from United States, Germany, England & Canada and many more countries.
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Tony Bennett
(American Popular Retired Singer Best Known for His Album ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco')
Tony Bennett
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Tony Bennett is an American painter and singer. He is credited with founding the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, popular performing arts high school. A famous and critically praised concert performer and recording artist, Tony Bennett has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

 2 
Gina Lollobrigida
(Italian Actress and Photojournalist Who was One of the Highest-Profile European Actresses of the 1950s and 1960s)
Gina Lollobrigida
7
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy

Gina Lollobrigida is an Italian actress and photojournalist counted amongst the highest-profile European actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. Considered a  sex symbol in her youth, she had a successful career both in the film and TV industries. She later built a second career as a photojournalist. She is a recipient of the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award.  

 3 
Harry Belafonte
(Singer, Actor)
Harry Belafonte
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
William Daniels
(Actor)
William Daniels
3
Birthdate: March 31, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Doc Severinsen
(Musician)
Doc Severinsen
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arlington, Oregon, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Michael Constantine
(Actor)
Michael Constantine
4
Birthdate: May 22, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 7 
James Lipton
(actor, screenwriter, poet, television presenter)
James Lipton
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit
 8 
Leontyne Price
(The First African-American Opera Singer to Achieve International Fame)
Leontyne Price
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States

Multiple Grammy-winning legendary opera singer and musical diva Leontyne Price became the first singer of African-American origin who achieved international fame in opera. She soared to fame with her appearance in the TV production of Tosca and later performed at iconic venues, such as London’s Royal Opera House.

 9 
Bud Grant
(Former American Football Forward and Former Head Coach)
Bud Grant
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Superior, Wisconsin, United States

Bud Grant is known for his 18-year stint as the Minnesota Vikings head coach. He has 168 NFL wins, making him one of the most successful NFL coaches. He is also 4-time Grey Cup champion. Post-retirement, he focused on bringing about environmental reforms, such as the conservation of wetlands.

 10 
Barbara Rush
(Actress)
Barbara Rush
10
Birthdate: January 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
David Hedison
(Actor)
David Hedison
8
Birthdate: May 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Norman Jewison
(Canadian Film and Television Director, Producer and Founder of the 'Canadian Film Centre')
Norman Jewison
1
Birthdate: July 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Ed Ames
(Singer)
Ed Ames
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 14 
Pope Benedict XVI
(Pope, Head of the Catholic church (2005-13))
Pope Benedict XVI
28
Birthdate: April 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Markit, Germany
Pope Benedict XVI started off as a Hitler Youth member, but a finger injury prevented him from fighting in the German army. In 2005, he became the head of the Catholic Church. The liberal theologian-turned-conservative resigned in 2013, becoming the first pope to do so since the 1400s.
 15 
Tsung-Dao Lee
(Physicist)
Tsung-Dao Lee
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Tsung-Dao Lee is a Chinese-American physicist renowned for his work on particle physics, parity violation, soliton stars, nontopological solitons, and the Lee Model. In 1957, he became the third-youngest person to be awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in the science fields; he won the Nobel Prize in Physics. He is also the first Chinese Nobel laureate. 

 16 
Carl Erskine
(Baseball pitcher)
Carl Erskine
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anderson, Indiana, United States
 17 
Thich Nhat Hanh
(Buddhist monk and peace activist who has founded dozens of schools and universities and has published over 100 books.)
Thich Nhat Hanh
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, French Indochina
 18 
Kenneth Anger
(Film producer)
Kenneth Anger
2
Birthdate: February 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
 19 
Endel Tulving
(Neuroscientist, Psychologist)
Endel Tulving
0
Birthdate: May 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pechory

Endel Tulving is an Estonian-born Canadian experimental psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist. He is best known for his pioneering research on human memory. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University and began his academic work at the University of Toronto, where he remained for the rest of his career. He is a recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award. 

 20 
Aaron Klug
(Chemist & Biophysicist)
Aaron Klug
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lithuania
 21 
Robert Bly
(American Poet & Essayist Best Know for his Prose Book 'Iron John: A Book About Men')
Robert Bly
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States

Robert Bly was an American poet, activist, and essayist. He is best remembered for leading the mythopoetic men's movement. He is also remembered for his book Iron John: A Book About Men. Robert Bly is also well-known for his work The Light Around the Body, which earned him the National Book Award for Poetry in 1968.

 22 
César Pelli
(Architect, Entrepreneur)
César Pelli
3
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán
 23 
Valdas Adamkus
(President of Lithuania (1998 - 2003, 2004 - 2009))
Valdas Adamkus
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania

Former Lithuanian president Valdas Adamkus had fought against the Soviet army during World War II. After fleeing to Germany, he studied in Munich and then migrated to the U.S., where he earned a civil engineering degree. Among his many accolades are honorary doctorates from countless foreign universities.

 24 
George Lamming
(Novelist)
George Lamming
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Carrington Village, Barbados
 25 
Burt Pugach
(Lawyer)
Burt Pugach
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States
 26 
Alvin Sargent
(Screenwriter)
Alvin Sargent
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 27 
Rupert Neve
(Engineer, Audio engineer)
Rupert Neve
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton Abbot

A pioneer in the design of audio recording equipments, Arthur Rupert Neve began his career designing public address systems, recording speakers and singers on lacquer discs. He later started his own business, designing analog recording and audio mixing equipments, .establishing Neve Electronics, Focusrite, AMS Neve, and finally Rupert Neve Designs.  Many of his long-discontinued products are now considered collectors' items.

 28 
Jean-Pierre Serre
(Mathematician, Topologist, Professor)
Jean-Pierre Serre
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyrénées-Orientales
 29 
Vernon L. Smith
(American Economist, Professor and Winner of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences)
Vernon L. Smith
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
 30 
Betye Saar
(Artist)
Betye Saar
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Birthdate: July 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 31 
Nayantara Sahgal
(Indian Journalist and Writer)
Nayantara Sahgal
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sahitya Akademi Award-winning author Nayantara Sahgal is the granddaughter of Motilal Nehru and the niece of Jawaharlal Nehru. Her works include 9 novels, including the award-winning Rich Like Us, and 10 non-fiction books. She has also received the Doon Ratna from Dehradun, where she has lived for decades. 
 32 
Stanley Cavell
(Philosopher, University teacher)
Stanley Cavell
0
Birthdate: September 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta
 33 
Maybelle Blair
(Baseball Player)
Maybelle Blair
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
 34 
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
(Egyptian Islamic Scholar)
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
2
Birthdate: September 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saft Turab, Egypt

Yusuf al-Qaradawi was an Egyptian scholar based in Qatar. An important influencer in the Muslim world, Al-Qaradawi is best remembered for his program, Sharia and Life. In addition to authoring over 120 books, Yusuf al-Qaradawi also helped found a website known as IslamOnline. Al-Qaradawi is often counted among the most influential Islamic scholars of his generation.

 35 
René Depestre
(Poet)
René Depestre
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jacmel, Haiti
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 36 
Eugene Iglesias
(Actor)
Eugene Iglesias
1
Birthdate: December 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
 37 
Frederick Vreeland
(Diplomat)
Frederick Vreeland
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Danbury
 38 
Yury Grigorovich
(Russian Dancer and Choreographer)
Yury Grigorovich
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia

Yury Grigorovich is a Soviet and Russian choreographer and dancer. One of the most popular and successful ballet dancers of his generation, Grigorovich dominated the Russian ballet scene for over three decades. Grigorovich has also headed the juries of several international competitions in classical ballet. He has also received several awards, such as the Lenin Prize and Ludvig Nobel Prize.

 39 
Kitty Hart-Moxon
(Survivor)
Kitty Hart-Moxon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bielsko, Poland
 40 
Laurence Rosenthal
(Composer, Musician, Film score composer)
Laurence Rosenthal
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit
 41 
Murray Schisgal
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor, Writer)
Murray Schisgal
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
 42 
Robert Orben
(Stage Magician, Writer)
Robert Orben
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States of America

Robert Orben is an American comedy writer and magician. Over the years Orben has written several books on comedy as part of his popular newsletter Orben's Current Comedy. He has also written many books for magicians. A multi-talented personality, Robert Orben served as the head speechwriter to politician and then-Vice President Gerald R. Ford in 1973.

 43 
Andrew Schally
(American Endocrinologist and Winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Andrew Schally
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Andrew Schally escaped Poland and went to Romania and the UK with his family following the Nazi invasion, eventually settling in Canada. He grew up to be a renowned endocrinologist and won the Nobel Prize for his research on the hypothalamus and how it controls the hormones in the body.

 44 
Lisa Lu
(Chinese Actress and Singer)
Lisa Lu
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 45 
June Brown
(Actress)
June Brown
7
Birthdate: February 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Needham Market, Suffolk, England, UK
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 46 
E. Mavis Hetherington
(Former Canadian Psychology Professor)
E. Mavis Hetherington
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: British Columbia, Canada
 47 
Basha Bakri
(Sports shooter)
Basha Bakri
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1927 AD
Birthplace: Daiong, Sudan
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 48 
Martin Walser
(Writer)
Martin Walser
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wasserburg am Bodensee, Germany
 49 
Harry Whittington
(Lawyer)
Harry Whittington
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Henderson
 50 
John Kander
(Composer)
John Kander
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States