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Who is still alive from Hollywood's Golden Age?

Olivia de Havilland, of course.

Who else?

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by Anonymousreply 6310/18/2020

Kirk Douglas

by Anonymousreply 101/28/2019

Doris Day

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Jane Fonda dovetailed it!

by Anonymousreply 301/28/2019

Jane Withers

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Angela Lansbury

Norman Lloyd

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Sidney Poitier

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Baby Peggy (born 1918)

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by Anonymousreply 801/28/2019

Marsha Hunt (101), Nehemiah Persoff (99), Marge Champion (99).

by Anonymousreply 901/28/2019

Jane Powell will be 90 on April 1.

by Anonymousreply 1001/28/2019

Dancer Tommy Rall ( "Kiss Me Kate," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers") will be 90 in December.

by Anonymousreply 1101/28/2019

Harry Belafonte.

by Anonymousreply 1201/28/2019

Ann Blyth

Rhonda Fleming

Arlene Dahl

George Chakiris

by Anonymousreply 1301/28/2019

Ambrose Schindler, one of the WWW's castle guards in The Wizard of Oz.

by Anonymousreply 1401/28/2019

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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Rita Moreno

Debra Paget

Barbara Eden

Jimmy Lydon

Betty Jaynes

Glynis Johns

Tina Louise

Julie Newmar

Mitzi Gaynor

Sophia Loren

Kim Novak

Ann Blyth

Gina Lollobrigida

Shirley MacLaine

Lana Wood

Ruta Lee

Margaret O'Brien

Darryl and Dwayne Hickman

Dean Stockwell

Cloris Leachman

by Anonymousreply 1701/28/2019

DL icon Doris Day

Robert Wagner

Sean Connery

Sally Ann Howes

Carl Reiner

Pat Carroll

Clint Eastwood

Mamie Van Doren

by Anonymousreply 1801/28/2019

DL icons Joan Collins and Diahann Carroll

by Anonymousreply 1901/28/2019

[quote]Mamie Van Doren

I loved Mamie Van Doren's Lady Macbeth at the Old Vic.

by Anonymousreply 2001/28/2019

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!

by Anonymousreply 2101/28/2019

R21, according to the Wikipedia article at R15, the Golden Age is considered to go up to the late 40's.

by Anonymousreply 2201/28/2019

Thanks r22.

I meant through the 1940s.

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Elinor Donahue

Pat Boone

DL fave Shirley Jones

France Nuyen

George Chakiris

Russ Tamblyn

Warren Beatty

DL fave Connie Stevens

George Hamilton

Robert Evans

Dolores Hart

Tommy Kirk

by Anonymousreply 2401/28/2019

Leslie Caron

Jane Powell

Margaret O'Brien

all of whom were top stars at MGM during the Golden Age

by Anonymousreply 2501/28/2019

Leslie just missed the 40s, but "An American and Paris" and "Gigi", among other films, are pretty major stuff to have starred in.

by Anonymousreply 2601/28/2019

"An American IN Paris", that is.

by Anonymousreply 2701/28/2019

And Leslie Caron is still working!

by Anonymousreply 2801/28/2019

Hi Georgia!

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Julia Roberts

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Robert Blake

by Anonymousreply 3101/28/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 3201/28/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 3301/28/2019

Brigitte Bardot

Stuart Whitman

Billy Gray

June Lockhart

Jerry Mathers

Angela and Veronica Cartwright

John Astin

Christopher Plummer

Robert Conrad

Connie Francis

by Anonymousreply 3401/28/2019

I hate people that list multiple people. We get it, you can use google.

by Anonymousreply 3501/28/2019

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....

by Anonymousreply 3601/28/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 3701/28/2019

t Norman Lloyd beats Angela. 104 and still working.

by Anonymousreply 3801/28/2019

Where R38?

by Anonymousreply 3901/28/2019

Walt Disney, well at least his cryogenically frozen head is somewhere in California

by Anonymousreply 4001/28/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 4101/28/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 4201/28/2019

Jimmy Lydon

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by Anonymousreply 4301/28/2019

People here don’t seem to know when Hollywood’s “Golden Age” was. Most of the names here don’t qualify.

by Anonymousreply 4401/28/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 4501/28/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 4701/28/2019

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4801/29/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 4901/29/2019

It's a sad day when you turn on TMZ and there are movies from the 90's on.

by Anonymousreply 5001/29/2019

Oops, meant TCM.

by Anonymousreply 5101/29/2019

Why is that sad? They show movies from all different eras

by Anonymousreply 5201/29/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 5301/29/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 5401/29/2019

The 1990s was over 20 years ago. Seems reasonable to me.

It would be comparable to showing silent movies to a WWII crowd.

by Anonymousreply 5501/29/2019

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.

by Anonymousreply 5606/24/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 5706/24/2020

r57 Was Raquel Welch a contract player? Does she qualify as well?

by Anonymousreply 5810/17/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 5910/17/2020

Thanks for the context and information r59

by Anonymousreply 6010/17/2020

I think I read somewhere that Sharon Gless was Universal's very last contract player.

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Thanks r61

by Anonymousreply 6210/18/2020

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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