Special Report

The Oldest Famous Entertainers in History

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Liane Haid
> Age at time of death: 105
> Lifespan: 1895-2000
> Occupation: Austrian actress

Haid was a prima ballerina, dancer, singer, stage actress, but she gained fame as one of Austria’s first motion-picture stars. She made about 100 movies – both silents and talkies. Haid turned down offers from Hollywood and escaped from Nazi Germany to Switzerland in 1942. She lived with her family near Bern, where she died.

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Madeleine Milhaud
> Age at time of death: 105
> Lifespan: 1902-2008
> Occupation: French actress and librettist; wife of composer Darius Milhaud

Madeleine Milhaud was a French actress who made three movies in the 1920 and 1930s. She was married to composer Darius Milhaud – who was also her cousin. She and her husband fled France during World War II and settled in California, but returned to Europe in 1946, where Madeleine died in Paris, 34 years after her husband.

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Connie Sawyer
> Age at time of death: 105
> Lifespan: 1912-2018
> Occupation: American actress

American actress Connie Sawyer logged 151 acting credits over a career that spanned 61 years. She appeared in many television series such as “The Donna Reed Show,” “The Fugitive,” “Bonanza,” “All in the Family,” “Seinfeld,” and “2 Broke Girls.” Among her big-screen credits are “Dumb and Dumber,” “When Harry Met Sally…” and “Pineapple Express.”

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Milton Quon
> Age at time of death: 105
> Lifespan: 1913-2019
> Occupation: American animator, artist, actor

A fixture around motion-picture studios for decades, Milton Quon ran Disney’s publicity/promotions department following WWII. In 1951, he joined the advertising agency BBD&O as the first Chinese-American art director at a national advertising agency. Quon also appeared in five films, including the blockbuster “Speed.”

Horacio Coppola
> Age at time of death: 105
> Lifespan: 1906-2012
> Occupation: Argentine photographer and filmmaker

Horacio Coppola was an Argentine photographer and filmmaker. He is famous for his mesmerizing black-and-white photos of Buenos Aires, portraits of artists such as Marc Chagall and Joan Miró, and for still-life work. Coppola appeared in two documentaries and a film short in the 1930s.

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