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The following is a list of living centenarians (living people who have attained the age of at least 100 years) known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists of centenarians, see lists of centenarians.


Name Lifespan Age Notability
Kathryn Wasserman Davis 1907 – 110 American philanthropist
Margaret Dunning 1910 – 107 American philanthropist[1]
Yann Fouéré 1910 – 107 Breton nationalist[2]
Aracy de Carvalho Guimarães Rosa 1908 – 108 Brazilian humanitarian[3]
Lina Haag 1907 – 110 German World War II resistance fighter[4]
Elisabeth Murdoch 1909 – 108 Australian philanthropist[5]
Milton Rogovin 1909 – 107 American documentary photographer[6]
Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji 1907 – 110 Indian humanitarian
Nicholas Winton 1909 – 108 British humanitarian[7]
Jenny Alpha 1910 – 107 Martinique actress and singer[8]
Leila Danette 1909 – 107 American actress[9]
Rina Franchetti 1907 – 109 Italian actress[10]
Arthur Gardner 1910 – 107 American television producer[11]
Johannes Heesters 1903 – 113 Dutch-German actor
Barbara Kent 1906 – 110 Canadian actress
Mae Laborde 1909 – 108 American television actress[12]
Carla Laemmle 1909 – 107 American silent film actress[13]
Ingrid Luterkort 1910 – 107 Swedish actress[14]
Miguel Morayta 1907 – 110 Mexican film director[15]
Manoel de Oliveira 1908 – 108 Portuguese film director[16]
Luise Rainer 1910 – 107 German Academy Award-winning actress[17]
Frederica Sagor Maas 1900 – 117 American playwright, essayist and author
Miriam Seegar 1907 – 109 American actress
Gloria Stuart 1910 – 107 American actress[18]
Dorothy Young 1907 – 110 American entertainer and assistant to Harry Houdini[19]
Hans Erni 1909 – 108 Swiss painter and sculptor[20]
Bruno Giacometti 1907 – 109 Swiss architect
Motoichi Kumagai 1909 – 108 Japanese photographer and illustrator[21]
Doris McCarthy 1910 – 107 Canadian painter[22]
Oscar Niemeyer 1907 – 109 Brazilian modernist architect[23]
Eva Zeisel 1906 – 110 Hungarian industrial designer
Harry Bernstein 1910 – 107 English-American author[24]
Norman Corwin 1910 – 107 American writer, screenwriter, and producer[25]
Michio Mado 1909 – 107 Japanese poet[26]
Ida Pollock 1908 – 109 British romance novelist[27]
K. D. Sethna 1904 – 112 Indian author and poet
Frits Thors 1909 – 107 Dutch journalist and news anchor[28]
James Coyne 1910 – 107 Canadian Governor of the Bank of Canada[29]
Günter Fronius 1907 – 109 Transylvanian Saxon entrepreneur[30]
Irving Kahn 1905 – 111 American financial analyst
Yutaka Katayama1909 – 107 Japanese automotive executive[31]
Roy Neuberger 1903 – 114 American financier
Run Run Shaw 1907 – 109 Hong Kong media mogul
Jacques Barzun 1907 – 109 American historian
Leopold Engleitner 1905 – 112 Austrian lecturer, oldest survivor of

Buchenwald, Niederhagen and Ravensbrück concentration camps

Marie de Garis 1910 – 107 Guernseyian lexicographer[32]
Emmanuel Kriaras 1906 – 111 Greek lexicographer
Benzion Netanyahu 1910 – 107 Polish-born Israeli historian[33]
Silvio Zavala 1909 – 108 Mexican historian[34]
Zhou Youguang 1906 – 111 Chinese linguist and father of Pinyin[35]
Wesley E. Brown 1907 – 110 American district court judge[36]
Leila Denmark 1898 – 119 American pediatrician who discovered the pertussis vaccine[37]
Bill King 1910 – 107 British naval officer[38]
Roy Douglas 1907– 109 British composer
Bernard Bierman 1908– 108 American composer[39]
Elliott Carter 1908– 108 American classical music composer[40]
Hugues Cuénod 1902– 115 Swiss tenor
Abdul Rashid Khan 1908– 101 Indian musician[41]
Wade Mainer 1907– 110 American country music singer and banjoist[42]
Draga Matkovic 1907– 109 German classical pianist
Blanche Honegger Moyse1909– 107 Swiss conductor[43]
Magda Olivero 1910– 107 Italian soprano[44]
H. Owen Reed1910– 107 American composer, conductor, and author[45]
Bill Tapia 1908– 109 American musician
Alice Herz-Sommer 1903– 113 Czech pianist[46]
Dolores Hope 1909– 108 American singer and philanthropist[47]
George Beverly Shea 1909– 108 Canadian-born American gospel music singer and songwriter[48]

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