List of Famous people who born in 1915

Born in 1915
Died in 1915

Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra
First Name Frank
Last Name Sinatra
Born on December 12, 1915
Died on May 14, 1998 (aged 82)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

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Ingrid Bergman

First Name Ingrid
Born on August 29, 1915
Died on August 29, 1982 (aged 67)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films, television movies, and plays. With a career spanning 50 years, she is often regarded as one of the most influential screen figures in film history. She won many accolades, including three Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award.

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Billie Holiday

Eleanora Fagan
First Name Billie
Last Name Holiday
Born on April 7, 1915
Died on July 17, 1959 (aged 44)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Eleanora Fagan, known professionally as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning 26 years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.

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Augusto Pinochet

Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte
First Name Augusto
Last Name Pinochet
Born on November 25, 1915
Died on December 10, 2006 (aged 91)

Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte was a Chilean Army General, politician and military dictator who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, first as the leader of the Military Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1981, being self-declared President of the Republic by the junta in 1974 and becoming the de facto dictator of Chile, and after from 1981 to 1990 as de jure President after a new Constitution, who confirmed him in the office, was approved by a referendum in 1980.

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Joe Arridy

First Name Joe
Last Name Arridy
Born on April 15, 1915
Died on January 6, 1939 (aged 23)

Joe Arridy was a young American man known for having been falsely accused, wrongfully convicted, and wrongfully executed for the 1936 rape and murder of Dorothy Drain, a 15-year-old girl in Pueblo, Colorado. He was manipulated by the police to make a false confession due to his mental incapacities. Arridy was severely mentally disabled and was 23 years old when he was executed on January 6, 1939.

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Édith Piaf

Édith Giovanna Gassion
First Name Édith
Last Name Piaf
Born on December 19, 1915
Died on October 10, 1963 (aged 47)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Édith Piaf was a French singer-songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress noted as France's national chanteuse and one of the country's most widely known international stars.

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Thomas Savage

First Name Thomas
Last Name Savage
Born on April 25, 1915
Died on July 25, 2003 (aged 88)

Thomas Savage was an American author of novels published between 1944 and 1988. He is best known for his Western novels, which drew on early experiences in the American West.

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David Rockefeller

First Name David
Last Name Rockefeller
Born on June 12, 1915
Died on March 20, 2017 (aged 101)

David Rockefeller was an American banker who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the oldest living member of the third generation of the Rockefeller family, and family patriarch from August 2004 until his death in March 2017. Rockefeller was the youngest child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and a grandson of John D. Rockefeller and Laura Spelman Rockefeller.

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Orson Welles

George Orson Welles
First Name Orson
Born on May 6, 1915
Died on October 10, 1985 (aged 70)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre and film. He is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

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Ahmed Sefrioui

First Name Ahmed
Last Name Sefrioui
Died on February 29, 2004 (aged 34)

Ahmed Sefrioui was a Moroccan novelist and pioneer of Moroccan literature in the French language.

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Eli Wallach

First Name Eli
Born on December 7, 1915
Died on June 24, 2014 (aged 98)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Eli Herschel Wallach was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than seven decades, beginning in the late 1940s. Trained in stage acting, which he enjoyed doing most, he became "one of the greatest 'character actors' ever to appear on stage and screen", with over 90 film credits. He and his wife Anne Jackson often appeared together on stage, and were one of the best-known acting couples in American theater. As a stage and screen character actor, Wallach had one of the longest-ever careers in show business, spanning 62 years from his Broadway debut to his last two major Hollywood studio movies.

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Arthur Miller

Arthur Asher Miller
First Name Arthur
Last Name Miller
Born on October 17, 1915
Died on February 10, 2005 (aged 89)
Height 189 cm | 6'2

Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist in the 20th-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge. He wrote several screenplays and was most noted for his work on The Misfits (1961). The drama Death of a Salesman has been numbered on the short list of finest American plays in the 20th century.

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Franz Josef Strauß

First Name Franz
Last Name Strauß
Born on September 6, 1915
Died on October 3, 1988 (aged 73)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Franz Josef Strauss was a German politician. He was the long-time chairman of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) from 1961 until 1988, member of the federal cabinet in different positions between 1953 and 1969 and minister-president of the state of Bavaria from 1978 until 1988. Strauss is also credited as a co-founder of European aerospace conglomerate Airbus.

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C. L. Franklin

Clarence LaVaughn Walker
First Name C.
Last Name Franklin
Born on January 22, 1915
Died on July 27, 1984 (aged 69)

Clarence LaVaughn Franklin was an American Baptist minister and civil rights activist. Known as the man with the "Million-Dollar Voice", Franklin served as the pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, from 1946 until he was shot and wounded in 1979. Franklin was also the father of the American singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin.

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Moshe Dayan

First Name Moshe
Born on May 20, 1915
Died on October 16, 1981 (aged 66)

Moshe Dayan was an Israeli military leader and politician. As commander of the Jerusalem front in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (1953–1958) during the 1956 Suez Crisis, but mainly as Defense Minister during the Six-Day War in 1967, he became a worldwide fighting symbol of the new state of Israel. In the 1930s, Dayan joined the Haganah, the pre-state Jewish defense force of Mandatory Palestine. He served in the Special Night Squads under Orde Wingate during the Arab revolt in Palestine and later lost an eye in a raid on Vichy forces in Lebanon during World War II. Dayan was close to David Ben-Gurion and joined him in leaving the Mapai party and setting up the Rafi party in 1965 with Shimon Peres. Dayan became Defence Minister just before the 1967 Six-Day War. After the Yom Kippur War of 1973, during which Dayan served as Defense Minister, he was blamed for the lack of preparedness; after some time he resigned. In 1977, following the election of Menachem Begin as Prime Minister, Dayan was expelled from the Labor Party because he joined the Likud-led government as Foreign Minister, playing an important part in negotiating the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.

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Arthur Lewis

First Name Arthur
Last Name Lewis
Born on January 23, 1915
Died on June 15, 1991 (aged 76)

Sir William Arthur Lewis was a Saint Lucian economist and the James Madison Professor of Political Economy at Princeton University. Lewis was known for his contributions in the field of economic development. In 1979 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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John Profumo

John Dennis Profumo
First Name John
Last Name Profumo
Born on January 30, 1915
Died on March 9, 2006 (aged 91)

John Dennis Profumo, CBE, OBE (Mil.) was a British politician whose career ended in 1963 after a sexual relationship with the 19-year-old model Christine Keeler in 1961. The scandal, which became known as the Profumo affair, led to his resignation from the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan.

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Takahito, Prince Mikasa

First Name Takahito,
Born on December 2, 1915
Died on October 27, 2016 (aged 100)
Born in Japan, Tokyo

Takahito, Prince Mikasa was a Japanese royal, member of the Imperial House of Japan. He was the fourth and youngest son of Emperor Taishō (Yoshihito) and Empress Teimei (Sadako) and was their last surviving child. His eldest brother was Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito). After serving as a junior cavalry officer in the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, the prince embarked upon a post-war career as a scholar and part-time lecturer in Middle Eastern studies and Semitic languages.

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Anthony Quinn

First Name Anthony
Last Name Quinn
Born on April 21, 1915
Died on June 3, 2001 (aged 86)
Born in Mexico, Chihuahua
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Manuel Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, known professionally as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican-American actor, painter, writer and film director. He was known for his portrayal of earthy, passionate characters "marked by a brutal and elemental virility" in numerous critically acclaimed movies both in Hollywood and abroad; including La Strada, The Guns of Navarone, Guns for San Sebastian, Lawrence of Arabia, The Shoes of the Fisherman, The Message, Lion of the Desert, and A Walk in the Clouds. His Oscar-nominated titular role in Zorba the Greek is considered one of the most iconic performances in cinematic history.

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David Dellinger

First Name David
Last Name Dellinger
Born on August 22, 1915
Died on May 25, 2004 (aged 88)

David T. Dellinger was an American radical pacifist and an activist for nonviolent social change. He achieved peak prominence as one of the Chicago Seven, who were put on trial in 1969.

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