Sam Beazley was born on March 29, 1916 and died on June 12, 2017. He was a British stage and film actor. Beazley began acting professionally as a teenager in the 1930s, including appearances with John Gielgud in productions of Hamlet (1934) and Romeo and Juliet (1935). After the World War II, he owned an ..
Trento Longaretti was born on March 29, 1917, and died on June 7, 2017. He was an Italian painter. Longaretti studied at the Brera Academy in the 1930s, where he was taught by renowned artists including painters Aldo Carpi and Pompeo Borra, and sculptors Francesco Messina and Marino Marini. Longaretti stated that painting is an ..
Fred Kummerow was born on October 4, 1914 and died on May 31, 2017. He was an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois and a centenarian who was active in research as of 2014. During 2013, Kummerow filed a lawsuit against the FDA after it ignored his petition calling for ban ..
Jacque Fresco was born on March 13, 1916, and died on May 18, 2017. He was an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Fresco was self-taught, he worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design. He wrote and lectured his views on sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, automation, and the ..
Dai Zijin was born on March 26, 1916, in Shanghai and died on May 18, 2017. He was a Chinese aviator. Zijin survived the World War II as one of the few native Chinese aviators. Zijin was in the Flying Tigers. He hailed from a decent background, Dai spent his early life in Shanghai. After ..
Juliana C. Young Koo (née Yen) was September 26, 1905, and died on May 24, 2017. She was a Chinese American diplomat. She served as first head of the UN Protocol Department. Koo was a supercentenarian and after emigrating to the US, she became the third wife of diplomat and politician Wellington Koo. Koo was ..
Hubertus Cornelis Antonius Ernst was born on April 8, 1917, Breda and died on May 19, 2017. He was a Dutch, prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was also a centenarian, Ernst was the oldest Dutch Roman Catholic bishop. He had his seminary years in the Diocese of Breda and was ordained a priest ..
John Kingsmill Cavell was born on November 4, 1916, and died on May 19, 2017. He was a British Anglican bishop. Cavell was the ninth Bishop of Southampton, from 1972-84, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Winchester. He was educated at Sir Roger Manwood’s School and Queens’ College, Cambridge, whence he gained his Cambridge ..
Shulamit (Shula) Cohen-Kishik (also Shulamit Kishik-Cohen) was born in 1917 and died on May 21, 2017. She was an Israeli spy. Cohen-Kishik worked to rescue Jews from Arab countries. Cohen-Kishik was noted for her missions in Lebanon and work for the Mossad. During 2007, on the 59th Independence Day of the State of Israel, Cohen-Kishik ..
Jean Guttery Fritz was born on November 16, 1915, in Hankow, China and died on May 14, 2017. She was an American children’s writer. She was best known for American biography and history. Fritz won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children’s literature in 1986. Jean Fritz turned 100 in ..