Meet the Centenarians
"Oklahoma Way" Centenarian Bios

Doris Eaton Travis, 102, lives in Norman. She is the only surviving Ziegfeld Follies girl, having appeared in the Follies from 1918 to 1920, where she performed with many of popular performers of the period, including Will Rogers and W.C. Fields. Ms. Travis appeared in movies throughout the 1920s. After her film career, she became a dance instructor and at one time owned several dance studios. After retiring, Ms. Travis and her husband, Paul, purchased a ranch in Norman, which she still operates to this day. In 1992, at the age of 88, Ms. Travis graduated cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in history.

Rev. Otis Clark, 103, lives in Tulsa. In 1921, he witnessed firsthand the horrors of the Tulsa Race Riot. Shortly after the riot, Mr. Clark moved to California, where, among other jobs, he worked as a butler for Charlie Chaplain. In his 20s, Mr. Clark dedicated himself to the ministry and spent his life traveling the United States preaching the gospel. Three weeks before filming the commercial, Mr. Clark took his first-ever international trip to Zimbabwe.

Granville Morgan, 100, lived in Bethany and passed away shortly after filming the commercial. Mr. Morgan was a Golden Gloves boxer and fitness instructor for the YMCA. In 1942, Mr. Morgan was one of twelve persons sent to Oklahoma City to establish the Oklahoma City Air Depot, which eventually became Tinker Air Force Base. After his retirement from Tinker AFB in 1971 he became a volunteer ombudsman for the Department of Human Services, visiting residents of many nursing homes. Mr. Morgan ran marathons into his eighties and tended a large garden, fruit trees and grapevines well into his nineties.

Mae Macy, 102, of Crescent, was born on an Oklahoma Centennial Farm outside of Crescent. Her family, the Murrys, helped to found Crescent and Ms. Macy spent her life, and celebrated her 100th birthday, at the same farm. Ms. Macy was the first woman in Crescent to own a car. Ms. Macy was a school teacher in a one-room school house. In 1952 she graduated from Central State University. Ms. Macy has two children, Peggy and Phil, and enjoys playing bridge to this day.