Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Stay off Their Lawns!

Nonagenarians & Centenarians
This website highlights living people in their 90's (nonagenarians) and 100's (centenarians) who were noted in some field during their lifetimes, i.e., the arts, sports, science, politics, business, etc., and then grew old. While some of the 762 names may be familiar to you – Walter Cronkite or Kirk Douglas, for instance – most probably won't be. Please take a moment to look through the pages and discover some of the lesser known, but equally interesting entries such as Leila Denmark (1898), Kazuo Ohno (1906), and Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914).

This site is not meant to be an in-depth study of old age and it isn't meant to be an exhaustive list. Not everyone of note is here. That would be impossible. The people who are here, though, are bound to provide an interesting array. Enjoy!

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3 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

GOod one. That goes with the news that Charles Lane just died at 102.

He was playing the same curmudgeons in the early 1930s when he was in his 20s as he died in his 90s.

Bill Crider said...

Too bad he couldn't have stayed around longer.

Brent McKee said...

Amen to that Bill. Apparently he was talking to his son when he just sort of closed his eyes and stopped breathing.