Famous People Born in 1899

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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

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