The Question:

I was wondering if you could send me — or refer me to — a thorough list of prominent Americans born in 1899. Those I'm aware of are Duke Ellington, Fred Asataire, Ruth Page, Paul Robeson and Ernest Hemmingway. Are there more?

The Answer:

That's just the tip of the iceberg. There are several famous Americans and foreigners who would be celebrating their 100th birthday this year. If you type "born: 1899" into the search box on our site, you'll get other famous Americans such as James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Hoagy Carmichael and Alfred Hitchcock (oops, sorry, he was born in London!).

—The Editors