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List of famous people born in 1900, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1900 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1900. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1900, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1900 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

This list is made up of a variety of celebs, including Spencer Tracy and Lefty Grove.

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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1900
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Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. Hayes also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, from President Ronald Reagan in 1986. In 1988, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. The annual Helen Hayes Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in the greater Washington, D.C. area since 1984, are her namesake. In 1955 the former Fulton Theatre on 46th Street in New York City's Broadway Theater District was renamed the Helen ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 93 (1900-1993)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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Heinrich Himmler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1900
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Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was Reichsf├╝hrer of the Schutzstaffel, a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party of Nazi Germany. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler later appointed him Commander of the Replacement Army and General Plenipotentiary for the administration of the entire Third Reich. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the people most directly responsible for the Holocaust. As a member of a reserve battalion during World War I, Himmler did not see active service. He studied agronomy in college, and joined the Nazi Party in 1923 and the SS in 1925. In 1929, he was appointed Reichsf├╝hrer-SS by Hitler. Over the next 16 years, he developed the SS ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 45 (1900-1945)

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

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Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1900
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Aaron Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, in his later years he was often referred to as "the Dean of American Composers" and is best known to the public for the works he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s in a deliberately accessible style often referred to as "populist" and which the composer labeled his "vernacular" style. Works in this vein include the ballets Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid and Rodeo, his Fanfare for the Common Man and Third Symphony. The open, slowly changing harmonies of many of his works are archetypical ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 90 (1900-1990)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Jean Arthur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1900
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Jean Arthur was an American actress and a major film star of the 1930s and 1940s. Arthur had feature roles in three Frank Capra films: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It With You, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, films that championed the "everyday heroine". Arthur was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1944 for her performance in The More the Merrier. James Harvey wrote in his recounting of the era, "No one was more closely identified with the screwball comedy than Jean Arthur. So much was she part of it, so much was her star personality defined by it, that the screwball style itself seems almost unimaginable without her." She has been called "the quintessential ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 91 (1900-1991)

Birthplace: Plattsburgh, New York, United States of America

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