Olivia de Havilland, of course.
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Olivia de Havilland, of course.
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Jane Fonda dovetailed it!
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Baby Peggy (born 1918)
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Marsha Hunt (101), Nehemiah Persoff (99), Marge Champion (99).
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Jane Powell will be 90 on April 1.
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Dancer Tommy Rall ( "Kiss Me Kate," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers") will be 90 in December.
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Ambrose Schindler, one of the WWW's castle guards in The Wizard of Oz.
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Wikipedia has a pretty comprehensive list. There are still even people alive who appeared in silent films as children.
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Don Murray - 89 Barbara Rush -92
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Darryl and Dwayne Hickman
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DL icon Doris Day
Sally Ann Howes
Mamie Van Doren
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DL icons Joan Collins and Diahann Carroll
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[quote]Mamie Van Doren
I loved Mamie Van Doren's Lady Macbeth at the Old Vic.
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OP - thinly you need to be more specific about what you mean by Hollywood’s Golden Age.
I always assume it’s meant to be the years around the late thirties/early forties - with 1939 being the peak year. Others clearly think the term seems to cover right up until the sixties and even the seventies - please clarify!
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R21, according to the Wikipedia article at R15, the Golden Age is considered to go up to the late 40's.
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I meant through the 1940s.
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DL fave Shirley Jones
DL fave Connie Stevens
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all of whom were top stars at MGM during the Golden Age
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Leslie just missed the 40s, but "An American and Paris" and "Gigi", among other films, are pretty major stuff to have starred in.
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"An American IN Paris", that is.
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And Leslie Caron is still working!
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Janis Paige is remembered more for Broadway than for movies, but she was in some movies in the 1940s, including Doris Day's first movie, "Romance on the High Seas," in 1948. Doris and Janis are both 96.
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Come on. Admit it. Liv is truly the only true star (as well as a superb actress except for that bee movie) left from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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Angela and Veronica Cartwright
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I hate people that list multiple people. We get it, you can use google.
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Olivia, Sophia and DORIS.... Major Hollywood Royalty ... they ARe the Final 3 ladys...i guess kirk too...but i dont like him for what he did to Natalie..albeit allegedly....
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Angela Lansbury has a legendary status too, R36.
She's probably the only person on this list whose Hollywood career started in the 1940's who is still acting.
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t Norman Lloyd beats Angela. 104 and still working.
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Walt Disney, well at least his cryogenically frozen head is somewhere in California
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A list stars who were big in the '30s.
There is but one left using that measure. Olivia.
If you want to go a few years later, you can add Kirk and Doris. If you want to include child stars you can add a few more.
But, yes. The only surviving pre-WW2, A-list, Oscar winning star glamorous star left is Olivia de Havilland. When she dies, it marks the absolute passing of that era.
Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, and Mitzi Gaynor belonged to the following generation.
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What about Kim Novak and Eva Marie Saint, who were both A list stars by the mid-1950s? And Jane Powell was a major MGM star in the late 1940s.
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People here don’t seem to know when Hollywood’s “Golden Age” was. Most of the names here don’t qualify.
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Kirk Douglas has dementia. Catherine Zeta-Jones makes sure she's never alone with him in a room because he used to fondle her breasts and grab her pussy.
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If only Charles Lane were still alive
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Norman Lloyd worked with both Orson Welles and Amy Schumer, which makes for a great contrast, and he’s still alive, older than even Olivia, and still working as of last year. If anyone can beat Lane for career longevity, it’s Lloyd.
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[quote] The only surviving pre-WW2, A-list, Oscar winning star glamorous star left is Olivia de Havilland. When she dies, it marks the absolute passing of that era.
This makes me sad -- probably sadder than it should.
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I think it's fair to consider Hollywood's Golden Age going up to 1960.
If we don't consider the 1950s that means we don't think Marilyn Monroe was part of it. Or Audrey Hepburn.
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It's a sad day when you turn on TMZ and there are movies from the 90's on.
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Oops, meant TCM.
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Why is that sad? They show movies from all different eras
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The Golden Age should include the studio system, which pretty much shut down in the mid-late 1950s with the last contracts ending around 1960.
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I think anyone who became famous before 1960 could qualify......i.e. not Jane Fonda, Warren Beatty, George Chakiris and some of the other names mentioned here
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The 1990s was over 20 years ago. Seems reasonable to me.
It would be comparable to showing silent movies to a WWII crowd.
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r42 Yes Those three wonderful actresses all qualify and we are lucky all are still with us. Love Jane Powell. Oh also I xlass the golden age of Hollywood as being up until 1962.
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I agree that the end of the Golden Age is marked by the end of the studio system. Even Stefanie Powers was a contract player so she qualifies as well
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r57 Was Raquel Welch a contract player? Does she qualify as well?
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R53, Marilyn was under contract with 20th Century Fox until her death in 1962. Natalie Wood was with Warner Bros until her nervous breakdown in 1966. Ann-Margret was signed to Fox from 1961-68. So the studio system was still around until the mid to late 60s, but barely. All the big studio heads like Jack Warner, Darryl Zanuck, and Louis B. Meyer were long gone.
R57, Raquel signed with Fox in 1966, but she had a nonexclusive contract and was allowed to do projects for other studios. So she wasn't really a product of the studio system in the same way her predecessors were.
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Thanks for the context and information r59
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I think I read somewhere that Sharon Gless was Universal's very last contract player.
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Sharon was signed to a ten year contract with Universal. That's a long term. Most studio contracts were for seven years. Universal had a special partnership with NBC to produce television programs for the network (later merging to form NBCUniversal). Because of this, Sharon was unable to shoot the pilot tv movie for "Cagney & Lacey" for rival network CBS, and was replaced with Loretta Swit. When C&L was picked up as a midseason replacement, Loretta was replaced with Meg Foster, who proved a little too butch for CBS execs and was replaced with Gless, whose Universal contract had expired and was free to accept.
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