1922 births

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List of celebrities who were born in 1922
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  1. Ava Gardner
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    Ava Gardner

    598,176 views

    Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress.


  2. Doris Day
    #2

    Doris Day

    538,677 views

    Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 or 1924) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist.


  3. Yvonne De Carlo
    #3

    Yvonne De Carlo

    215,519 views

    Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton; September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007) was a Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer whose career in film, television, and musical theatre spanned six decades.


  4. Veronica Lake
    #4

    Veronica Lake

    161,713 views

    Veronica Lake (November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973) was an American film, stage, and television actress. Lake won both popular and critical acclaim, most notably for her role in Sullivan's Travels and for her femme fatale roles in film noirs with Alan Ladd, during the 1940s. She was also well known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle. By the late 1940s however, Lake's career had begun to decline in part due to her struggles with mental illness and alcoholism. She made only one film in the 1950s but appeared in several guest-starring roles on television. She returned to the screen in 1966 with a role in the film Footsteps In the Snow, but the role failed to revitalize her career.


  5. Eleanor Parker
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    Eleanor Parker

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    Eleanor Jean Parker (June 26, 1922 – December 9, 2013) was an American actress who appeared in some 80 movies and television series. An actress of notable versatility, she was called Woman of a Thousand Faces by Doug McClelland, author of a biography of Parker by the same title.


  6. Judy Garland
    #6

    Judy Garland

    141,053 views

    Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. She was renowned for her vocals and attained international stardom which continued throughout a career that spanned more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on concert stages. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award.


  7. Dorothy Dandridge
    #7

    Dorothy Dandridge

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    Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an African-American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles. In 1959, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She is the subject of the 1999 HBO biographical film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dandridge was married and divorced twice, first to dancer Harold Nicholas (the father of her daughter, Harolyn Suzanne) and then to hotel owner Jack Denison. Dandridge died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 42.


  8. Cyd Charisse
    #8

    Cyd Charisse

    117,366 views

    Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) was an American actress and dancer.


  9. Barbara Hale
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    Barbara Hale

    116,683 views

    Barbara Hale (born April 18, 1922) is an American actress best known for her role as legal secretary Della Street on more than 270 episodes of the long-running Perry Mason television series. She reprised the role in 30 Perry Mason movies for television.


  10. Betty White
    #10

    Betty White

    70,670 views

    Betty White Ludden (born Betty Marion White; January 17, 1922), known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, animal rights activist, author, comedienne, producer, radio host, singer, and television personality. Regarded as a pioneer of television, White was one of the first women to have control both in front of and behind the camera; and is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom, which contributed to her receiving the honorary title as the Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.


  11. Ruth Roman
    #11

    Ruth Roman

    51,747 views

    Ruth Roman (December 22, 1922 – September 9, 1999) was an American actress, principally appearing in dramas. One of her more memorable roles was in the Alfred Hitchcock 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train.


  12. Kathryn Grayson
    #12

    Kathryn Grayson

    43,332 views

    Kathryn Grayson (February 9, 1922 – February 17, 2010) was an American actress and soprano.


  13. Janis Paige
    #13

    Janis Paige

    36,476 views

    Janis Paige (born September 16, 1922) is an American film, musical theatre and television actress.


  14. John Anderson
    #14

    John Anderson

    31,751 views

    John Anderson (October 20, 1922 – August 7, 1992) was an American character actor.


  15. Lizabeth Scott
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    Lizabeth Scott

    33,622 views

    Lizabeth Virginia Scott (September 29, 1922 – January 31, 2015) was an American film actress, known for her "smoky voice" and "the most beautiful face of film noir during the 1940s and 1950s." After understudying the role of Sabina in the original Broadway and Boston stage productions of The Skin of Our Teeth, she emerged internationally in such films as The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Dead Reckoning (1947), Desert Fury (1947) and Too Late for Tears (1949). Of her 22 feature films, she was leading lady in all but one. In addition to stage and radio, she appeared on television from the late 1940s to early 1970s.


  16. Telly Savalas
    #16

    Telly Savalas

    31,918 views


    Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης "Τέλλυ" Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. Perhaps best known for playing the title role in the 1970s crime drama Kojak, Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962).


  17. Redd Foxx
    #17

    Redd Foxx

    34,537 views

    Jon Elroy Sanford (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), known professionally as Redd Foxx, was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his explicit comedy records and his starring role on the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.


  18. Bea Arthur
    #18

    Bea Arthur

    29,676 views

    Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (born Bernice Frankel, May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress, comedian, and singer whose career spanned seven decades.


  19. Joanne Dru
    #19

    Joanne Dru

    27,720 views

    Joanne Dru (January 31, 1922 – September 10, 1996) was an American film and television actress, known for such films as Red River and All the King's Men.


  20. Coleen Gray
    #20

    Coleen Gray

    27,052 views

    Coleen Gray (born Doris Bernice Jensen; October 23, 1922 – August 3, 2015) was an American actress. She was best known for her roles in the films Nightmare Alley (1947), Red River (1948), and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956).


  21. Gale Storm
    #21

    Gale Storm

    25,647 views

    Gale Storm (April 5, 1922 – June 27, 2009) was an American actress and singer who starred in two popular television programs of the 1950s, My Little Margie and The Gale Storm Show.


  22. Vampira
    #22

    Vampira

    23,784 views

    Maila Nurmi (December 11, 1922 – January 10, 2008) was a Finnish-American actress born in Petsamo, Finland, who created the campy 1950s character Vampira. She portrayed Vampira as TV's first horror host and in the Ed Wood cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space. She is also billed as Vampira in the 1959 movie The Beat Generation where she plays a beatnik poet.


  23. Guy Madison
    #23

    Guy Madison

    23,262 views

    Guy Madison (January 19, 1922 – February 6, 1996) was an American film and television actor.


  24. Rory Calhoun
    #24

    Rory Calhoun

    24,868 views

    Rory Calhoun (August 8, 1922 – April 28, 1999) was an American television and film actor, screenwriter, and producer.


  25. Audrey Meadows
    #25

    Audrey Meadows

    21,548 views

    Audrey Meadows (February 8, 1922 – February 3, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the deadpan housewife Alice Kramden on the 1950s American television comedy The Honeymooners.


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