Celebrities you're surprised are still alive
I'm surprised that Nancy Olson (Betty in Sunset Boulevard) is still alive, while the rest of the cast is long gone. I suppose it's not surprising given the age difference between her and everyone else in the film, but still ... the film featured several people associated with the silent era. I guess this makes it more impressive to me.
Another surprise is jazz vocalist Helen Merrill, for similar reasons. She got her start in the 1950s and recorded with, eg, Clifford Brown, whom I associate with an earlier (and long gone) generation of jazz musicians.
|by Anonymous||reply 555||05/03/2021|
Keith Richards, Eva Marie Saint, Betty White, Liza Minnelli.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/02/2020|
I could have sworn that Wilford Brimley was already dead.
I guess I was wrong since he just passed.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/02/2020|
Connie Francis. We were channel surfing last night and there was a commercial for one of those Time Life music collections with a C.F. song playing. My husband bet me that she was still alive and I said no way. Obviously I lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/02/2020|
R4 Not only was I wrong, too, your post is the first I've read about his death.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/02/2020|
I used to love Nancy Olson! From Polyanna and The Absent-Minded Professor... Well, I as young.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/02/2020|
Gina Lollobridgida, still alive at 93.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/07/2020|
I think it's cute that OP thinks Nancy Olson is a "celebrity."
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/07/2020|
I'm surprised those technicolor twins Rhonda Fleming and Arlene Dahl are still alive.
And Eva Marie Saint, Cara Williams, Jane Withers and Carleton Carpenter.
I was stunned when I heard the news that Dame Vera Lynn died. I thought she had gone a long time ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/07/2020|
[quote] Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers
Throw in Tim Considine (the oldest son on "My Three Sons.") The Livingston brothers are still with us, too, but Don Grady is not.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/07/2020|
The Everly Brother that's still alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/07/2020|
Don Murray. Is he the last surviving co-star of Marilyn Monroe?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/07/2020|
I mean 7 loses. I'd jump.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/07/2020|
Cher--she is proof cosmetic surgery revitalizes people.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/07/2020|
R19 Here, I guess George Chakiris is also a surviving co-star of Marilyn's. Although he was a mere chorusboy. However, I wouldn't include him in this thread. It doesn't surprise me that George Chakiris is still alive at 85, for some reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/07/2020|
Roberta McCain, John McCain's 108-year-old mother. She was born before the Titanic sank!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/07/2020|
R19, Mitzi Gaynor's still around.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/07/2020|
I just watched Chuck Yeager on an 80s episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW and looked him up. He is still kicking at 97.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/08/2020|
Dan Quayle is still alive. Surprising because you never hear about him
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/16/2020|
r24 wow. Had no idea.
Sad that she's had to bury two of her three children. I would never want to live to be that old. She's essentially the only one left of her generation.
My grandmother lived to be 102. She had seven siblings (close-knit Italian family) and her last sibling died over ten years before her. She was the only one left, and it was very lonely for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/16/2020|
Helen Lawson. Even after being poisoned (twice) and shot. She’s a modern Rasputin.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/16/2020|
Nancy Olson (Betty) has great Sunset Boulevard stories on YouTube.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/16/2020|
Norman "St. Elsewhere" Lloyd, 105!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/16/2020|
I made a nasty comment about Joanne Woodward's looks, which prompted me to Google what she looked like when she was younger. During my research I was shocked to find out she's still alive...and upon Olivia de Havilland's death she became the oldest Best Actress winner (who's still alive).
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/16/2020|
I like the "six degrees" type of connections that great age makes possible. Olson did not appear in the scene with Keaton, Nilsson, Warner, and Swanson but she's connected to that era by virtue of being in the film. The "waxworks" in a way to connect Olson to very early film history. I always hope that young people are wise enough to listen to their elderly family members to get stories.
Similarly, Prince Charles' great-grandmother Queen Mary was the great-granddaughter of King George III. I know it sounds weird, but I always wonder if P Charles remembers Q Mary telling him stories of the royal family that she knew as a child.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/16/2020|
Dick Van Dyke and Jackie Stallone (Sylvester Stallone's mother).
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/16/2020|
Comedian Jackie Mason is still alive. He's currently 92 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/16/2020|
Why are you people not posting pictures of the people you’re posting? Why? Why can’t you at least be considerate of others to post a picture of the people? Did you ever think that maybe not everyone knows who these fucking people are right off the bat? Did you? Did your ever stop for one minute of your filthy selfish little lives to think of others and to think they may not know who these people are without a picture?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/16/2020|
Many of these people smoked like chimneys, ate anything and never exercised a day of their lives. It's weird how former professional and Olympic athletes rarely, if ever, live to such an advanced age.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||08/16/2020|
I fantasize about Helen Merrill recording Wedding Bell Blues (since it was written about her).
It could still happen.
We need to work on her. Fast.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||08/16/2020|
Thanks R34! What treasures!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||08/16/2020|
Janis Paige, the original star of "The Pajama Game" on Broadway, is still alive at 97.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||08/16/2020|
I think Janis Paige doesn't get enough love. She was one of Fred's great dance partners. Ginger was elegant, Rita was ravishing, but when Janis did Stereophonic Sound (from Silk Stockings) with him she kept up and spurred him on. I don't love the late '50s choreography generally as it's trying to incorporate Fosse-like moves (without Fosse).
|by Anonymous||reply 50||08/16/2020|
R45 Jesus. Just google them. We are no under obligation to cater to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||08/16/2020|
Barbara Walters. Of course, she may be dead and no one is saying,
|by Anonymous||reply 52||08/16/2020|
Two actors in Dallas. William Smithers who played Jeremy Wendell (93 years old) and Priscilla Pointer (96 )who played Rebecca Wentworth.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||08/16/2020|
Here is a less blurry version.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||08/16/2020|
Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier
|by Anonymous||reply 60||08/16/2020|
And her sister they kept in a small room beneath the stairs, Polyvinyl.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||08/16/2020|
Pat Suzuki turns 90 next month
|by Anonymous||reply 62||08/16/2020|
Nancy Olson was married to Alan Jay Lerner at the time he and Frederick Loewe wrote the score for MY FAIR LADY. They divorced shortly thereafter, in 1957.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||08/16/2020|
Legendary opera diva Leontyne Price, now 93 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||08/16/2020|
Beverly Cleary how in the Beezus is that bitch still alive?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||08/16/2020|
I'm a huge Keith Richards fan but the man should have been dead 50 years ago. He just recently gave up drinking and smoking so he'll probably be dead in another year. My grandmother did the same thing at 93 and she was gone in 6 months. Just saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||08/16/2020|
I remember being surprised when Burt Reynolds died in 2018. I thought he'd been dead for at least 20 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||08/20/2020|
Nancy Kwan is still hanging in there at 81
|by Anonymous||reply 69||08/20/2020|
Asia's Queen of Song, Pilita Corrales, also 81.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||08/20/2020|
R71 Speaking of Filipinas, that reminds me...
|by Anonymous||reply 74||08/21/2020|
Julie Andrews, Alice Ghostly and Kay Ballard are all still alive and kicking.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||08/21/2020|
[quote]Julie Andrews, Alice Ghostly and Kay Ballard are all still alive and kicking.
Well, you got one out of three right.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||08/21/2020|
R77, "Kay" Ballard may be alive, but the only thing beloved lesbian entertainer Kaye Ballard is kicking is the dirt... from six feet under, since January 21, 2019.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||08/21/2020|
And Alice GhostlEy has been a ghost since 2007, dimwit.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||08/21/2020|
Buck Taylor (Newly from Gunsmoke)
|by Anonymous||reply 82||08/21/2020|
Do we really have to play this game?
I admit I would have expected the shame of failure to have killed off one person I could think of if I took the time to do so.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||08/21/2020|
Almost 89-year-old Barbara Eden. I'm sure she's the last surviving cast member from I Dream of Jeannie.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||08/21/2020|
Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon
|by Anonymous||reply 89||08/21/2020|
Annette died in 2013 of MS but Frankie still alive (and married to the same woman since 1963)
|by Anonymous||reply 90||08/22/2020|
r82 Gale Gordon died 25 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||08/22/2020|
Evil ass Rupert Murdoch is still alive. A foreigner who was allowed to help destroy America.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||08/22/2020|
Bob Barker, who i think Joe Biden looks like by the way, LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||08/22/2020|
Speaking of evil guys.....Dick Cheney.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||08/22/2020|
The first men who went to the moon: Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||08/22/2020|
Gale Gordon is a man R96.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||08/22/2020|
I know, R97, I was being puckish, in the spirit of one not knowing he had died so long ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||08/22/2020|
Joyce Randolph the actress who played Trixie Norton on The Honeymooner's is still kicking at 95 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||08/22/2020|
R88: she looks like hell--I'll bet she regrets that cheek work.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||08/22/2020|
Recently, I was curious to discover if Donovan was still alive. Yes, he still is.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||08/22/2020|
R100 the circa 1960 nose work ain’t so hot either .
|by Anonymous||reply 103||08/22/2020|
Two of the biggest Italian bombshells are still alive. Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. You know Sophia. Here’s Gina.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||08/23/2020|
R104 Monica Vitti's still around, too, which actually surprises me because it sounds like she's had Alzheimer's since the late-90s. I didn't realize people could live so long with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||08/23/2020|
Claudia Cardinale is still appearing in Italian films. Her first was in 1956, and she's been working steadily ever since, which is more than can be said for Sophia, Gina or Monica.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||08/23/2020|
ALL of the Lohans.
Jim J. Bullock.
Yoko Ono (87 - just did an installation for the Met in NYC).
Maggie Smith (85)
Angela Lansbury. That bitch is 94. Murder she wrote but death she did not!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||08/23/2020|
The ones that amaze me the most for being still alive are Joyce Randolph, Gale Gordon, Gina Lollobrigida, and Bob Barker.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||08/23/2020|
You are reading m thoughts, dear! I heard Miss Davis feels the same about Celeste.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||08/23/2020|
[quote] "Kay" Ballard may be alive, but the only thing beloved lesbian entertainer Kaye Ballard is kicking is the dirt... from six feet under, since January 21, 2019.
In fairness to R77, at one point in her career, on the advice of a numerologist, she changed her billing to 'Kay'
|by Anonymous||reply 112||08/24/2020|
Dosen't Sophia Loren have a new film coming out? I believe I saw paparazzi photos of her in the Dailymail either late 2019 or early 2020 on a film set somewhere, and it was to be a new film she's apart of.
Am I the only one who saw that?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||08/24/2020|
Yes, it's a remake of Madame Rosa. Loren's last theatrical release was Nine in 2009;.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||08/24/2020|
Thanks R114, I thought I remembered something about Sophia doing a new film. It's cool to see someone from that era of Hollywood, still making Movies in today's world especially given the fact that her older films are shown on TCM and various other classics film platforms. This is really cool!
Thanks a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||08/24/2020|
Some of us are creatures of the spring
|by Anonymous||reply 117||08/25/2020|
R28 Dan Quayle is only alive because God is not taking him until he learns how to spell Potatoe.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||08/25/2020|
I was sure some racist redneck prick would assassinate him when he was the president.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||08/25/2020|
R120, it was pointed out in another thread that of the 1976 major party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, 3 of the 4, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and Bob Dole, are still alive, 44 years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||08/25/2020|
JFC !!!!!!! How many times do you have to say it !!!! Gale Gordon is DEAD !!!
|by Anonymous||reply 123||08/25/2020|
He - or at least his death - will be missed, R123.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||08/25/2020|
[quote] Larry Storch.
Here's an utterly useless bit of trivia. Larry Storch was the original Sammy Fong in FLOWER DRUM SONG (starring the above mentioned Pat Suzuki). He got the boot in Boston in favor of Larry Blyden (another white guy) who was married to the show's choreographer, Carol Haney (of PAJAMA GAME fame).
Also still alive from that show is handsome Manila-born Patrick Adiarte (78), whom you may remember as Prince Chulalongkorn in THE KING AND I, Ho-Jon in M*A*S*H and his appearance in the Brady Bunch Hawaii episodes, where his tight shorts made this 15 year old feel funny in places he'd not felt funny before (he was 29 in that photo, btw)
|by Anonymous||reply 126||08/27/2020|
Marge Champion and Glynis Johns
|by Anonymous||reply 127||08/27/2020|
I'm surprised Glynis Johns is still alive. She looked old when I watched her on tv back in the 1970s.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||08/27/2020|
Not only is she still alive, but the remarkable Marilyn Maye is performing this weekend in Provincetown. At age 92, she's not going to let a little thing like a global pandemic stop her.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||08/29/2020|
Joan Collins is 87. She's going to be the new Olivia de Havilland.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||08/29/2020|
[quote]I was sure some racist redneck prick would assassinate him when he was the president.
I also thought that too. Things in this country have become a lot worse since Trump entered politics and I still have the awful feeling that some black, Hispanic, or minority Democratic politician will be killed by some crazy racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||08/29/2020|
[quote] I'm surprised that Nancy Olson (Betty in Sunset Boulevard)
Better know for her co-starring role with Gloria Swanson in Airport-1975
|by Anonymous||reply 135||08/29/2020|
Sly Stone is a good one. Definitely seems like someone who wouldn't have lasted long. It is surprising to see that Estelle Parsons, Gale Gordon and Glynis Johns (!) are still with us, but Joan Collins still looks great for her age.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||08/30/2020|
Gale Gordon is DEAD R136.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||08/30/2020|
Oh dear r137!! Oops a daisy by r136! I 😁😲
|by Anonymous||reply 138||08/30/2020|
I'm sorry to hear about Gale Gordon.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||08/30/2020|
All the Knots Landing broads.
Joan Van Ark
|by Anonymous||reply 142||08/30/2020|
Has anyone told Vivian Vance about Gale Gordon’s transition?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||08/30/2020|
I forgot. Am I among the living or did I finally kick the bucket?
|by Anonymous||reply 145||08/30/2020|
Fish sleeps with the Luca Brasis.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||08/30/2020|
r142 Weren't there rumours that Joan Van Ark sadly looked very ill and unhealthily skinny in recent years?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||08/30/2020|
I have wondered about Shirley Jones health. You still saw her working a few years ago, but I remember noticing there was not seeing her or hearing a comment from when David Cassidy died (unless Susan Dey was threatening her) and I don't think I have seen her since then.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||08/31/2020|
Loretta Lynn has lasted longer than many feared after her serious health problems back in 2017.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||08/31/2020|
Oh ? r150 You thought maybe his promiscuity may have harmed his health?
|by Anonymous||reply 151||08/31/2020|
How did we miss Iris Apfel's 99th birthday last Saturday?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||08/31/2020|
R152 Who can be surprised that she's lived this long? She's fabulous!!
|by Anonymous||reply 155||08/31/2020|
Magic Johnson. Didn't he get AIDS decades ago when people were dropping like flies? Is he really magic?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||08/31/2020|
Rush Limbaugh. DIE ALREADY.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||08/31/2020|
"Didn't he get AIDS decades ago when people were dropping like flies?"
Look how long Larry Kramer lived
|by Anonymous||reply 158||09/01/2020|
I wonder if bandleader / trumpeter Ray Anthony is still doing the Hokey Pokey at age 98.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||09/01/2020|
I recently saw a current picture of Ms Olson and my first thought was that she had really aged well and that she must have gotten some first class dick over the years. Lucky bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/01/2020|
Nehemiah Persoff -- 101 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||09/01/2020|
Wow, R162, that one was completely under the radar. I had no idea he was still alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||09/01/2020|
R159, Ray Anthony and ex-wife Mamie Van Doren are both alive and kicking. I wonder if they still get together for some ex-sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||09/01/2020|
NY weatherman Frank Field. Born in 1923.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||09/01/2020|
Most of these old timers never lived “healthy” as we know today. They drank, smoked, ate what they liked and many never exercised or set foot in a gym.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||09/01/2020|
Catherine Deneuve’s mother Renee Simonot turns 109 years young next week!
She voiced Olivia De Havilland for French dubbing.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||09/01/2020|
Shannon Doherty seems to be hanging in there since things looked pretty grim a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||09/01/2020|
"They drank, smoked, ate what they liked and many never exercised or set foot in a gym."
Ate what they liked? We're talking about showbiz people. They certainly dieted.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||09/01/2020|
The French woman that knew Van Gogh and died at 117 and bragged about smoking, drinking, never exercising and putting "olive oil on all my food".
|by Anonymous||reply 172||09/02/2020|
Today’s resident critic Gene Shalit is 94. Weatherman Willard Scott is 86. He’s hoping he makes it to 2034 so he can see his face on a Smucker’s jelly jar.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||09/02/2020|
Actor L.Q. Jones. Huge career. 93 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||09/03/2020|
He is one of those people R175 where you don't know his name, but you know the face.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||09/03/2020|
Barbara Rush and Gena Rowlands.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||09/03/2020|
Michael York. He's been ill for a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||09/03/2020|
R172/173, Jeanne Calment, who lived to 122, not a mere 117, owns the record for the longest verified life.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/03/2020|
Tony Bennett, Cleo Laine, Burt Bacharach and Phyllis McGuire
|by Anonymous||reply 185||09/03/2020|
As a little gayling I used to hide Beverly Cleary's books in between more boy-appropriate books when I came home from the library.
Dear Beverly is still with us at age 104
|by Anonymous||reply 188||09/03/2020|
Engelbert Humperdinck is 84 and is still performing. I thought he had died years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||09/03/2020|
R175, he started out as one of Henry Wilsson's boys. Wonder if he had to put out.
I'm surprised that Frankie Avalon (who REALLY kept his looks for a long time), Butch Patrick, Billy Gray, Dwayne Hickman, Gale Gordon and Warren Beatty are still around.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||09/03/2020|
Fellow Baby Boomers will fondly remember Gloria Henry as Dennis' mother in TV's DENNIS THE MENACE (1959-1963) .
She's still alive at 97 (as is Jay North, age 69)
|by Anonymous||reply 192||09/03/2020|
R191 Gale Gordon passed away years ago. Perhaps you have him confused with Gale Storm.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||09/03/2020|
Gale Storm passed away in 2009 R193.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||09/04/2020|
Thank God Vivian Vance is still with us.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||09/04/2020|
[quote] Mitzi Gaynor's still around.
Happy 89th, Mitz
|by Anonymous||reply 197||09/04/2020|
I was going to mention Zizi Jeanmaire but I see she died in July at the age of 96.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||09/04/2020|
BUT Tiana Elg is still with us at 90.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||09/04/2020|
I can’t believe that Beverly Cleary is 104!
But she’s got another decade before she can catch Gale Gordon, who, according to Wikipedia, is 114 - and counting!
|by Anonymous||reply 200||09/04/2020|
Speaking of frequent Lucille Ball collaborators, comic actress Carole Cook is still with us at 96.
Two years ago she drew attention for wishing someone would assassinate the current president.
That’s a feisty nonagenarian.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||09/04/2020|
I wonder if ILL would have been as successful with Gale Gordon and Bea Benadaret as the Mertzes.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||09/04/2020|
Beverly Cleary should be the new Olivia de Havilland
|by Anonymous||reply 203||09/04/2020|
Gale Gordon should really write a book. I bet he has a lot of good stories to tell about working with Lucy all those years.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||09/04/2020|
I love Carole Cook's line: "Where's John Wilkes Booth when you need him?"
|by Anonymous||reply 205||09/04/2020|
[quote]I love Carole Cook's line: "Where's John Wilkes Booth when you need him?"
She should know -- she probably dated him.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||09/04/2020|
[quote] I love Carole Cook's line: "Where's John Wilkes Booth when you need him?"
A few years ago Carole and her husband Tom Troupe (still kicking at 92) were on the Frank DeCaro radio show. They were both sharp and funny, and Carole is as salty as ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||09/04/2020|
Britney Spears and Courtney Love. This body language expert did an analysis on Brit's nonverbal communication, what he concluded is interesting. Her "team" volunteered her to perform even on her birthday.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||09/04/2020|
Richard Simmons. It's been years since he's been in public. I still feel ambivalent about his bizarre schtick. Cute or creepy?
|by Anonymous||reply 209||09/04/2020|
Someone who wants to assassinate Trump is "feisty" and "salty", see R201 and R207. But, the much less likely scenario---the assassination of a minority politician, has R119 and R134 cowering in concern and fear. LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||09/05/2020|
R210: there's a difference between punching up and punching down. There's also a difference between having a coherent thought and being atroll.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||09/05/2020|
Rhonda Fleming, Norman Lloyd and Cindy Adams.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||09/05/2020|
R210, my mother, in her mid-eighties, stayed at Thanksgiving dinner that she wished someone would assassinate djt as all the grandchildren looked on.
That is where we are.
I would be afraid of the violence that would erupt if that did happen.
Otherwise, I don’t care how he goes out, so long as he goes.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||09/05/2020|
R210 Agreed, the hypocrisy is quite something.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||09/05/2020|
Some dictators need to be taken out R215.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||09/05/2020|
R210 and R215 were part of Hitler Youth.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||09/05/2020|
Yes, great example. I continually forget Gene Hackman is still alive R218.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||09/06/2020|
R217 knows she's lost the argument.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||09/06/2020|
Where's the assault rifle when you really need one?
|by Anonymous||reply 221||09/06/2020|
R220, I wasn't categorizing this as an "argument". Obviously there's hyprocrisy if we simplify the entire subject into whether it's wrong to kill anyone. But if there's any retribution left in this godforsaken place,Trump will get his. That's all any of us can hope for in whatever form.
Back to the thread topic--Michael Constantine, Jimmy Lydon,, Marisa Pavan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Tom Robbins
|by Anonymous||reply 222||09/06/2020|
Buster looks amazing at 112.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||09/06/2020|
His media promotes and sustains Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||09/06/2020|
Not only that R228, but that he has been married to Jerry Hall for 4 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||09/06/2020|
I checked out of this thread for a bit. Come back to find two queens arguing about Trump.
Never change, DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||09/06/2020|
I'm surprised Cicely Tyson is 95. I assumed she was at least 10 years younger.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||09/06/2020|
Beverly Cleary is age 104
|by Anonymous||reply 235||09/06/2020|
Catherine Deneuve with all her smoking.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||09/06/2020|
Tyson shaved a decade off her age for many years. She admitted this when she was doing "Trip to Bountiful" on Broadway. She was great by the way--much more subtle than Geraldine Page was in the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||09/06/2020|
Not only is Catherine Deneuve still alive, but so is her mother (aged 108).
|by Anonymous||reply 239||09/06/2020|
Walter Mondale and the Carters
|by Anonymous||reply 245||09/06/2020|
George Maharis turned 92 last week.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||09/06/2020|
Phillip looks like he's decomposing already.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||09/06/2020|
To be fair, Philip does look not only unwell but close to death, but he’s 99 years old. He will probably survive another three or four Twitter death hoaxes though.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||09/06/2020|
"Li'l Abner" Peter Palmer
|by Anonymous||reply 250||09/06/2020|
I didn't know that about Robert Clary!
|by Anonymous||reply 251||09/06/2020|
[quote] Someone who wants to assassinate Trump is "feisty" and "salty", see [R201] and [R207]. But, the much less likely scenario---the assassination of a minority politician, has [R119] and [R134] cowering in concern and fear. LOL.
My comment about Carole Cook being 'salty' referred to her bawdy stories on a radio show which aired years before Trump was even elected. In no way was I advocating violence. My wish is for Trump to live long enough to be held accountable for his crimes, go to jail, and see the Trump name forever associated with corruption and failure
|by Anonymous||reply 253||09/06/2020|
R251 Yeah, that happened 30 years ago in 1990 when he would have been a Datalounge-young 64.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||09/06/2020|
I was about to put Dino De Laurentiis, but it turns out he died in 2010. I'll go with Roger Corman.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||09/06/2020|
That hot, hairy Tarzan, Mike Henry.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||09/06/2020|
John Astin and Cousin Itt (Felix Silla)
|by Anonymous||reply 257||09/06/2020|
Some of the 'old' game show hosts like Bob Barker, Wink Martindale, and Peter Marshall.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||09/06/2020|
Lee Grant. She'll be ~95 next month. She makes an appearance in an indie flick coming out this month. (Killian & The Comeback Kids)
|by Anonymous||reply 259||09/06/2020|
Okay, that one shocks me, I would have sworn she died a couple of years after Cry-Baby, where she looked to be 80 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||09/07/2020|
Wow. Amazed John Astin is still with us. Thanks R257.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||09/07/2020|
R243 Alex Trebec turned 80 in July. The odds were very much against him celebrating that milestone birthday because of his pancreatic cancer but his most recent treatments have allowed his cancer to go into remission.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||09/07/2020|
No, R240, Bob Crane was murdered over 40 years ago,
|by Anonymous||reply 264||09/07/2020|
^ That picture in the attic isn’t working like it used to, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||09/07/2020|
Ed Asner Gavin McLeod Bernie Koppel
|by Anonymous||reply 268||09/07/2020|
R237, Robert Clary came to my junior high school back in the 1980s to speak about the Holocaust (he survived Buchenwald), and presented a graphic documentary that made my stomach turn and gave me nightmares for weeks. I got his autograph, but not being a Hogan's Heroes fan (my sister watched the reruns all the time), and considering the circumstances of our interaction, it wasn't exactly a thrill. Nevertheless, I'm surprised he's still alive, and good for him for having a long life despite that horror of an experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||09/07/2020|
R261 The photo at R259 came from Lee's own Facebook page, where she put it up last December as her "Happy Holidays!" post, telling her fans:
[quote] It’s been great to see so many of you at Film Forum this fall. I’ll be back for more films in the new year, until then, Happy Holidays!
You can see the Film Forum bag in her hand. They'd being honoring Grant with a retrospective of her films during the Fall of 2019, and she'd been participating in Q&A sessions with the audience after many of them. This was going to continue into 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||09/07/2020|
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
|by Anonymous||reply 273||09/07/2020|
Gale Gordon owns this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||09/08/2020|
R274: Too bad he's dead as a door nail.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||09/08/2020|
The thing about Robert Wagner is that he's featured on the cover of some supermarket tablioid about two or three times a year, so one is reminded that he's still alive and kicking.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||09/09/2020|
Rona Barrett isn't that old, but she just seems like someone from a different age for some reason. I thought she was very glamorous when I was young.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||09/11/2020|
r277 True but by surprise I mean more in the sense that 10 20 years ago I wouldn't have predicted or thought he'd still be alive at 90.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||09/11/2020|
Not sure if celebrity is the right description: Ethel Kennedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||09/14/2020|
Handsome TV actor Robert Brown (Here Come the Brides, Perry Mason, Primus) is 94
|by Anonymous||reply 284||09/23/2020|
R284, so all 3 Bolt brothers from Here Comes The Brides are still with us? I wonder if Biddy is, too?
|by Anonymous||reply 285||09/23/2020|
Someone who wants to assassinate Trump is "feisty" and "salty", see [R201] and [R207]. But, the much less likely scenario---the assassination of a minority politician, has [R119] and [R134] cowering in concern and fear. LOL. Not hypocrisy at all. Someone who is evil, who is responsible for 200,000 deaths and counting, who is dismantling a democratic country, and because of their actions are bringing about climate disaster, it's normal one would want them gone one way or the other. Just like one would with any evil force in the world. Trump can't be reasoned with, he is beyond repair, and with his evil nature just pulls everything down with him. The other politicians mentioned aren't like that. Anyone who can't see that at this point needs to check their moral compass, their is something wrong with it if they can't see the difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||09/24/2020|
Back to Nancy Olson. . .In 1974 I was a lovely and precocious 18 yr. old living in the guest house of writer/actor George Furth. He was working on the movie "Airport 75" with Ms. Olson. In spite of his own success as a writer ( "Company"), George was a big name-dropper and mentioned her name in passing, not thinking I'd know who she was. Of course, I knew who she was! He went on to tell me she thought she had been forgotten by my generation. Turns out Ms. Olson maintained her figure by avoiding the craft table on set in favor of her homemade Endive salad. She gave George a taste and told him to give her a call if he wanted the recipe. Using this recipe as an excuse George called her and handed the phone off to me, telling her I was his cook. She relayed the recipe (torn not chopped endive leaves and crushed cranberries, as I recall) in under 5 min. and we spent the next hour talking about the making of Sunset Blvd. Thus a tentative friendship was born. George took me to the "Airport 75" set to meet her. She in turn invited me to go with her to a party at Rudi Gernrichs house. Unbeknownst to me, she had spoken to Mr. Gernrich about me, thinking I would be the "exotic" model type he was in search of for his "unisex" line of clothes. Thus a short and not very profitable side-carrier was born. My budding friendship with Ms. Olsen came to a screeching halt when she tried to push her newfound fellowship in the Church of Scientology on me. An intelligent, naive, and sophisticated lady of many contradictions, I believe the secret of Ms. Olsons longevity is Endive Salad, two homosexual husbands and genetics.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||09/24/2020|
Karen Morrow is still around at 83. I saw her blow the roof off in the Long Beach production of FOLLIES back in 1990
|by Anonymous||reply 289||09/28/2020|
Stories like r288 are why I come to the Data Lounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||09/28/2020|
Last week we lost Tommy DeVito (bottom row, far right), one of the original Four Seasons, to the coronavirus at age 92 but Frankie Valli (86, bottom row, second from left) ) and Bob Gaudio (77, bottom row, second from right) are still around. The Bob Gaudio character was portrayed by big-dicked Daniel Reichard (top row, second from right) in the original production of JERSEY BOYS
|by Anonymous||reply 291||09/28/2020|
I didn't know Bob Gaudio was handsome. Is he a heterosexual?
|by Anonymous||reply 292||09/28/2020|
[quote] I didn't know Bob Gaudio was handsome. Is he a heterosexual?
In the play he's portrayed as straight. I got his autograph one night when I noticed him at the back of the theater (I only knew him because I'd seen him on the Tony Awards). Nice guy, seemed thrilled with their resurgence in popularity,
The younger Gaudio seemed to be going for that Frankie Avalon / Fabian look.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||09/28/2020|
I was thinking about Angie Dickenson in relation to this thread, and coincidentally learned she turned 89 TODAY.
That led to Earl Holliman, who turned 92 a few weeks ago. Back when the Sherman Oaks Galleria was a thing, my boyfriend and I were standing in line at the mall's movie theatre, and Earl and his two twinks were in front of us. .. lol!
|by Anonymous||reply 294||09/30/2020|
Wasn't Pope Benedict XVI supposed to be at death's door?
The old Nazi is still kicking at 93. I guess neither god nor the devil wants any part of him
|by Anonymous||reply 295||09/30/2020|
97 year-old Henry Kissinger
|by Anonymous||reply 296||09/30/2020|
Kissinger with a successor at Foggy Bottom, George Shultz. whose 100th birthday is in December.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||09/30/2020|
Not only is the epitome of late '60s cool, Herb Alpert still alive at 85, there is a documentary about him premiering tomorrow, October 1 ('Herb Albert Is...')
In the late '60s an older cousin gave me a copy of 'What Now My Love' because I played the trumpet in the school band. Not only was I obsessed with the music, I was obsessed with the cover. Not only was Alpert was talented and sexy, he seemed to be completely uninterested in that cheap floozy who was hanging all over him.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||09/30/2020|
Happy 85th birthday Johnny Mathis, you big ol' queen
|by Anonymous||reply 299||09/30/2020|
Oldest BRADY child, Barry Williams, is 66 today.
The photo is from 1972 during the Hawaii episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||09/30/2020|
I'd forgotten that Pope Ratzo was still alive. I'll bet Pope Frankie would love to officiate at Ratzo's funeral.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||09/30/2020|
Glenn Close - she looked really upset after that seventh Oscar loss. The poor thing even wore a gold dress because she was so confident she was going to win. I believe she was on suicide watch for sometime after that.
She has some new films coming out soon so hopefully one of them will bring her an Oscar. I don't think her mental health could cope with yet another loss.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||09/30/2020|
[quote]Kissinger with a successor at Foggy Bottom, George Shultz. whose 100th birthday is in December.
I wonder what that tiger tattooed on Shultz's ass looks like today. Anyone want to take one for the team and check it out?
|by Anonymous||reply 303||09/30/2020|
Not really a celebrity in the typical sense, but all this talk about Supreme Court justices got me thinking about Sandra Day O'Connor, who's 90 now.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||09/30/2020|
Three actors who showed up on a lot of sit-coms and had series gigs in the Sixties:
Bernie Kopell (Get Smart) - now 87
Ronnie Schnell (Gomer Pyle) - now 88
Larry Storch (F Troop) - now 97
|by Anonymous||reply 306||10/03/2020|
Just saw a promo for tonight's film on public television (In Cold Blood), which reminded me that Robert Blake is still alive (now 87).
|by Anonymous||reply 307||10/09/2020|
I had no idea until I saw a thread about him tonight that Bob Dole is still alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||10/09/2020|
I'm the Foggy Bottom now!
|by Anonymous||reply 309||10/09/2020|
I recently watched a few Mary Tyler Moore Show episodes on Hulu, and I had to google to see if Ed Asner, Gavin McLeod, and John Amos were still alive, and they are! Ed is 90, Gavin is 89, and John is a young 80.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||10/09/2020|
Abe Vigoda died in 2016 R315.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||10/09/2020|
I thought Joni Mitchell was a goner a few years ago after her serious illness but she now seems to be stable and out and about up to a certain point.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||10/09/2020|
[quote]Just saw a promo for tonight's film on public television (In Cold Blood), which reminded me that Robert Blake is still alive (now 87).
Which is more than can be said for his second wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||10/09/2020|
June Lockhart, Keith Richards, Gale Gordon and Joan Baez are the ones that surprise me the most.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||10/11/2020|
[quote]June Lockhart, Keith Richards, Gale Gordon and Joan Baez are the ones that surprise me the most.
You couldn't possibly be more surprised than Gale Gordon, who died 25 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||10/11/2020|
June Lockhart found that young dick is the secret to long life
|by Anonymous||reply 328||10/11/2020|
Joanne King Herring Davis - 91
|by Anonymous||reply 329||10/11/2020|
Obscure actors are not a surprise R329. Who the hell even knows her?
|by Anonymous||reply 330||10/11/2020|
r330, she's not an actress
|by Anonymous||reply 334||10/11/2020|
R330, she's not an actress; however, she was played by Julia Roberts in [italic]Charlie Wilson's War[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 336||10/11/2020|
Jimmy Carter. I'm glad he's still with us, though!
|by Anonymous||reply 337||10/11/2020|
Sorry, only thru half thread. William Shatner?
|by Anonymous||reply 339||10/11/2020|
Alice Ghostly died several years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||10/11/2020|
Dixie Carter, Gary Coleman, Mary Frann, and the girl in the 1982 movie "Savannah Smiles".
|by Anonymous||reply 341||10/13/2020|
What's your point, R341? That they're all dead? Because they are. Including the "Savannah Smiles" girl (Bridgette Andersen). Or are you the "Gale Gordon is still alive" troll?
|by Anonymous||reply 342||10/13/2020|
[quote] Roberta McCain, John McCain's 108-year-old mother. She was born before the Titanic sank!
We lost Roberta McCain today
|by Anonymous||reply 343||10/13/2020|
[quote]We lost Roberta McCain today
That was rather careless of you, I must say.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||10/13/2020|
R343, not even when his dissenting vote single-handedly saved the ACA?!
|by Anonymous||reply 345||10/13/2020|
[quote] not even when his dissenting vote single-handedly saved the ACA?!
McCain didn't single-handedly save Obamacare. Three Republican senators — McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski — and all Democrats voted against the repeal bill.
And don't forget McCain was vehemently against repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell". You couldn't turn on a television without hearing him braying about 'unit cohesion'
|by Anonymous||reply 347||10/13/2020|
McCain demonstrated in 2008 that he was basically your crazy uncle in the attic. He was a demonstrably lousy flyer , which is how he got shot down. A legacy at the Naval Academy who finished at the bottom of his class. Dumped his long suffering wife for a wealthier model. It goes on and on--he was just scum.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||10/13/2020|
Whatever, R347, his was THE deciding vote. And why he incurred the eternal enmity of Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||10/13/2020|
R348 And don't forget. He gifted us with Sarah Palin.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||10/13/2020|
And don’t forget that Obama thought well enough of him to deliver a eulogy at his funeral.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||10/13/2020|
Nancy was the quiet matriarch on Paper Dolls. In the last episode of its run, the character was presumed dead in a plane crash.
Not sure if they were going to have Morgan Fairchild go after Lloyd Bridges or if she'd pop up alive later on.
My mother just says off the cuff a year or so later, oh, they should have gotten her to take over for Barbara Bel Geddes instead of Donna Reed.
She really would have been a good temporary Miss Ellie.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||10/13/2020|
I was going to say Tommy Rall from two of my fave films, "Kiss Me Kate" and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", but I just looked him up and he died 5 days ago :(
Jacques D'Amboise and Russ Tamblyn are still with us, as is Jane Powell and Ruta Lee amongst the brides.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||10/13/2020|
Norman Lear is still alive at 98
|by Anonymous||reply 354||10/13/2020|
[quote]Jacques D'Amboise and Russ Tamblyn are still with us, as is Jane Powell and Ruta Lee amongst the brides.
What am I -- chopped liver?
|by Anonymous||reply 355||10/13/2020|
Roger Corman is alive at 94 and was making films for Syfy not that long ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||10/14/2020|
Sorry Julie, I thought you’d died eons ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||10/14/2020|
Jean-Luc Godard. Smokes cigars like a chimney. Clearly has genes that protect him from all that heavy smoking.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||10/14/2020|
[quote]Jacques D'Amboise and Russ Tamblyn are still with us, as is Jane Powell and Ruta Lee amongst the brides.
And I suppose that I'm chopped liver, also?
|by Anonymous||reply 359||10/14/2020|
^^Okay, you mentioned me. But I don't get talked about too much these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||10/14/2020|
Ruta will be happy to know that her contemporary (and fellow game show contestant) Jaye P Morgan also is alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||10/14/2020|
If we could have a thread, "Celebrities you're surprised are still dead..." we might get a little spiteful, bitchy action. I think.anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||10/14/2020|
Doc Severinson is still tooting at 93.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||10/15/2020|
R80 Kaye said an astrologer or numbeologist told her that for success she should drop the "e." She did, Next show, starring as Molly Goldberg on Broadway bombed.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||10/15/2020|
[quote] Ruta will be happy to know that her contemporary (and fellow game show contestant) Jaye P Morgan also is alive
Yes, but is she happy and peppy and bursting with love?
|by Anonymous||reply 365||10/15/2020|
^^^ What's more surprising to me is the Bobby Goldsboro is that "young". Thinking back on my impression of him, I would probably have added about 10-12 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||10/15/2020|
That's some helmet hair Bobby Goldsboro has!
|by Anonymous||reply 371||10/15/2020|
Speaking of Goldsboro. He apparently is into pornography and one of his daughters accused him of molesting her.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||10/15/2020|
I vote for Beverly Cleary 104 as the next "so young" name. (Mentioned in a previous comment). It's just so random.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||10/15/2020|
Old Boomers like me might be pleased to know that all 3 Anderson children from FATHER KNOWS BEST are still alive.
Elinor Donohue is 83
Billy Gray is 82
Lauren Chapin is 75
I know the prevailing theory is that shows like FATHER KNOWS BEST fucked up my entire generation by portraying an unrealistic image of post-war family life, but this particular show did deal with some social issues such as when Bud befriends a kid from school who turns out to be homeless
|by Anonymous||reply 374||10/15/2020|
Don't be silly, R374- there were no homeless people in the '50s!
|by Anonymous||reply 375||10/15/2020|
Ruth Buzzi. She’s 84 and tweets corny jokes regularly.
[quote] RUTH BUZZI @Ruth_A_Buzzi Oct 10
[quote] You’ve heard of “Who’s Who?” I was just notified I’ll be in a book called “What’s That?”
|by Anonymous||reply 376||10/15/2020|
Not a surprise that she's still around, but Angela Lansbury turns 95 tomorrow (Oct. 16).
|by Anonymous||reply 377||10/15/2020|
The fact that ALL the Brady kids are still alive. Don't get me wrong - I'm pleased even if Susan Olsen is a stupid cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||10/16/2020|
I feel like Angela Lansbury is ageless
|by Anonymous||reply 379||10/16/2020|
[quote] I feel like Angela Lansbury is ageless
I felt that way about Carol Channing and we all know how that turned out
|by Anonymous||reply 380||10/16/2020|
This thread will last so long that everyone mentioned will be dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||10/16/2020|
R382 He died decades ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||10/17/2020|
Klaus Kinki lives on! I've just watched several of his films on Prime. Fitzcarraldo, Cobra Verde, A Fistful of Dollars, Aguirre the Wrath of God. Klaus lives on!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 387||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 388||10/17/2020|
Dick Cavett is only 83 years old, but I'm always surprised to find out he's still alive because he's such a relic from a bygone era.
I'm glad Mackenzie Phillips is still hanging in there considering all the hell she's been through with drugs and a horrible father.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||10/17/2020|
When I heard that Rhonda Fleming had died at age 97 a few days ago, I was surprised that she was still alive. Until, you know, a few days ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 390||10/17/2020|
I read this thread from top to bottom and it's kind of amusing that a few of these folks have died since this thread started. Go figure.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||10/17/2020|
Mary Costa who did the voice of Sleeping Beauty is 90. Sweet lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||10/17/2020|
Not sure if he's a "celebrity" but for some reason I'm surprised Sirhan Sirhan is still alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 394||10/21/2020|
[quote] Comedian Jackie Mason is still alive. He's currently 92 years old.
If I looked like Jackie Mason I wouldn't buy green bananas
|by Anonymous||reply 396||10/21/2020|
Re R394, how did "they" who silenced Oswald allow Sirhan to live lo these many years later?!
|by Anonymous||reply 397||10/21/2020|
[quote] I'm surprised Glynis Johns is still alive. She looked old when I watched her on tv back in the 1970s.
Dear Glynis turned 97 on October but did any of you bitches think to send her a card?
|by Anonymous||reply 398||10/21/2020|
Happy 95th Joyce Randolph!
|by Anonymous||reply 400||10/21/2020|
Joyce Randolph turned 96 today.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||10/21/2020|
Thank for the correction R401
|by Anonymous||reply 402||10/21/2020|
You're quite welcome, R402.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||10/21/2020|
If anyone was surprised that Marge Champion was still alive at 101, apparently she no longer is. I haven't seen an obit yet, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||10/21/2020|
Ann Blythe is 92.
I honestly thought she died years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||10/22/2020|
Marge Champion (Marjorie Belcher---what an awful name) is dead as a door nail and her obits are everywhere
|by Anonymous||reply 407||10/22/2020|
They weren't "everywhere" last night. But never pass up an opportunity to be gratuitously bitchy, R407.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||10/22/2020|
Mel Brooks. I thought he died years ago, but he just made a video endorsement for Biden/Harris. Glad he's still around.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||10/22/2020|
Hey hypocrite baiters. Go fuck yourselves! If you still respect and are voting for Donald Trump I wish YOU would die. Just crawl in your shit hole and rot. I HATE all racist republicans pus boils. A curse upon you all!!! Traitors!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 410||10/22/2020|
Cicely Tyson, 95
She looks great. A lot better than Ms Warwick with an E.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||10/22/2020|
Ok, so I'm stretching the term "celebrity," but I was so happy to see the then-105 Virginia McLaurin who danced in the White House with the Obamas is still alive at 111.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||10/22/2020|
R412 That's incredible. I was wondering whether she was still alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||10/22/2020|
r415 Sad to say, Dame Vera is no longer with us. She died in June of this year. RIP
|by Anonymous||reply 416||10/22/2020|
I'm surprised Sir Elton John is still alive. That cunt's been cunting around so long. What with the drugs and booze! But I have to admit I would be sorry if we lost him. I would feel like people felt when they lost a Beatle. Sir Elton is our John Lennon!
|by Anonymous||reply 417||10/23/2020|
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF lyricist Sheldon Harnick is still alive at 96
His brother Jay was married to DL fave Barbara Barrie (a youthful 89) until his death in 2007.
Barrie was fired from her role as Yente, the matchmaker, in the 2004 revival of FIDDLER. Things must've been rather tense around the seder table at the Harnick house that year.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||10/23/2020|
Donna Mills, Michelle Lee Van, Joan Van Ark (Abby Cunningham, Ewing, Karen McKenzi, Valene Ewing)
|by Anonymous||reply 419||10/23/2020|
Comparing Sir Elton to John Lennon is just ridiculous. He never had the talent. Yoko, for all her lack of talent, was smart enough to exit the public spotlight. I have more respect for her despite being a talentless hack than I do for Elton.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||10/23/2020|
Elton does have talent. He may be a douche but he's not an untalented douche
|by Anonymous||reply 421||10/23/2020|
Sir Elton is a coaster. He was one in the 80s when SPY magazine noticed and he's one now.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||10/23/2020|
Elton was never in The Coasters.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||10/23/2020|
R423: Good example of why puns are difficult to put over as good jokes.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||10/23/2020|
I'm a little surprised Cicely Tyson is alive at 95. She's the oldest Oscar-nominated actress still live, followed by Fernanda Montenegro at 92.
As for the winning actresses, there sure was a big gap between Olivia and Woodward. The actresses in the intervening ages sure had a rough go.
Oldest living Best Actor awardee is Gene Hackman, at the same age of 90 as Woodward. Next is Jack Nicholson, shockingly.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||10/23/2020|
R426, Michelle Lee Van Cleef, Dutch-Chinese actress of yesteryear.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||10/23/2020|
Wow, I can't believe Hackman is 90.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||10/23/2020|
Yeah me neither R428. I thought Hackman was in his late seventies.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||10/23/2020|
Walter Mondale, John Warner, Adlai Stevenson III
|by Anonymous||reply 430||10/23/2020|
I didn't know Mondale was still alive
|by Anonymous||reply 431||10/23/2020|
Mondale has survived his wife and one of his three kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||10/23/2020|
Which reminds me that Michael Dukakis is still alive. He'll be 87 this coming November 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||10/23/2020|
R419, don't forget Claudia Lonow, you bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 434||10/23/2020|
Jimmy Carter, too ... so all three losing candidates in the 1980s presidential elections are alive, while both of the winners (Bush and Reagan) are dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||10/23/2020|
I assumed Hal Holbrook was dead, but he's still alive and he's six months older than Angela Lansbury!
Larry Storch from F Troop turns ninety-eight in January!
|by Anonymous||reply 436||10/23/2020|
The main cast/crew of the The Love Boat!
|by Anonymous||reply 437||10/23/2020|
[quote] Jimmy Carter, too ... so all three losing candidates in the 1980s presidential elections are alive, while both of the winners (Bush and Reagan) are dead.
Not all the losers are still alive
|by Anonymous||reply 438||10/24/2020|
Eva Marie Saint (96 years old)
|by Anonymous||reply 439||10/24/2020|
I'm embarrassed to say that, until I saw him in the Greatest Living Homosexualist' thread, I thought David Hockney was dead.
He's still alive at 83
|by Anonymous||reply 441||10/24/2020|
Anderson's obviously gay son tried to sell me a condo once. He clearly liked telling people he was John Anderson's son. Luckily this was DC where some people actually knew who Anderson was.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||10/24/2020|
And yet no one cares who Anderson or his son is R443.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||10/24/2020|
John Anderson was the only Republican I've ever voted for. (And I've been voting since 1972.)
|by Anonymous||reply 445||10/24/2020|
How cute, R446 thinks he's insulting R445.
When you've lost as many friends as I have (and presumably R445 has, since we're about the same age), it's a privilege to grow old. As a former colleague of mine, who survived cancer, used to say 'Any day I wake up on this side of the grass is a good one'.
My sincerest wish for R446 is that s/he lives long enough to be derided for being 'ancient'
|by Anonymous||reply 447||10/25/2020|
Give it a rest. Anderson is the answer to a trivia question at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||10/25/2020|
The Brooklyn Museum has an interesting exhibit on Studio 54. Many many photos by photographer and Jacqueline Onassis nemesis Ron Galella
I was surprised he's still alive at 89
|by Anonymous||reply 449||10/31/2020|
Broadway's George Hearn is still with us at 86.
I did not know he was once married to Dixie Carter (1977-1979). Even they were all older than she was, all three of Dixie Carter's husbands are still alive and ol' Dix is, pffffttt
|by Anonymous||reply 452||11/02/2020|
Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who jumped up on the limo pull Jacqueline Kennedy back into the president's car after she crawled onto the trunk to retrieve part of JFK's skull is still alive at 88. He's the last surviving member of the team that was with the president on November 22, 1963, and has written several interesting books.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||11/09/2020|
How did we miss Norm Crosby?!
|by Anonymous||reply 454||11/09/2020|
Because his schtick was old 50 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||11/09/2020|
I know he's more of a politician than celebrity, but I really thought Henry Kissinger was long dead. Nope, still alive at 95.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||11/09/2020|
R456, please see R86 & R296. And he's 97 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||11/09/2020|
San Francisco Gays of a Certain Age will remember socialite and authoress (HOW TO BE A PARTY GIRL) Pat Montandon, caricatured as Prue Giroux in Armistead Maupin's TALES OF THE CITY series.
I was sure she'd died ages ago, but the old gal is still with us at 91
|by Anonymous||reply 460||11/12/2020|
[quote]I'm surprised Cicely Tyson is 95. I assumed she was at least 10 years younger.
Yeah, for some reason I thought that she is in her 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||11/14/2020|
She stopped lying about her age 10-15 years ago. Of course, she could be lying now.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||11/17/2020|
Earl Holliman, 92. I just saw him in "Tennessee Champ" on TCM. Everyone else in them movie (Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn, Charles Bronson, the extremely hot Dewey Martin) is dead. (Dewey just died a couple of years ago at 94.)
|by Anonymous||reply 465||11/17/2020|
R465, I watch that everytime it's on TCM. Very hot Dewey. Earl's hilarious harmonica implanted in his mouth (WTF?). Dewey boxes with hot Charles Bronson.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||11/17/2020|
Holliman is family isn't he? Truly paleo-gay, if true.
|by Anonymous||reply 467||11/17/2020|
I wonder what other ancient gays he did.
|by Anonymous||reply 469||11/17/2020|
He should've done Dewey. I mean, damnnnnn! Hot AF.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||11/17/2020|
Earl's longtime bf was actor Anthony George, who was pretty hot himself
|by Anonymous||reply 471||11/17/2020|
R471 Variety's obituary for George said his partner was Robert Watson.
In any event, back in the mid-80s, I saw Holliman out on a date with a cute twink. They were standing in line in front of us at the movie theatre inside the Sherman Oaks Galleria. (Yes, the one in The Valley Where that Slut Brooke Logan is from ... like, ohmygawd!) Nothing to hide. It was very obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||11/17/2020|
"Variety's obituary for George said his partner was Robert Watson."
They weren't still an item when George passed away but they were together for many years
|by Anonymous||reply 473||11/17/2020|
r472 Wow.Do you think Earl ended up shagging the cute twink?Did you notice any sexual vibes or tactileness between them?
|by Anonymous||reply 474||11/18/2020|
R474 Oh, they were definitely an item. No doubt. Cute twink was gushing over daddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 475||11/18/2020|
The twink was Alexander (Leigh McCloskey) from Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977ish).
|by Anonymous||reply 476||11/18/2020|
r475 Thanks! Was there any touching between them?Caressing or squeezing of jottons etc?!
Lucky twink 🔥🥰😘
|by Anonymous||reply 477||11/18/2020|
Keith Richard, Mick Jagger, Alan Delon and Brigitte Bardot. Very surprising these Dinausorus are all still alive
|by Anonymous||reply 480||12/30/2020|
[quote] Tony Bennett, Cleo Laine, Burt Bacharach and Phyllis McGuire
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news R185
|by Anonymous||reply 481||12/31/2020|
Priscilla Pointer still alive at 96.
Her character Rebecca was killed off on DALLAS. I hated to see her go, but I could see why. As Cliff's mother (and Pam's) she was JR's greatest adversary and the wealth she inherited from Herbert Wentworth made her a formidable foe.
She had money, power, and motivation to bring JR down.
She not only outlived Barbara Bel Geddes, Howard Keel, and Keenan Wynn, but ironically, JR - Larry Hagman - himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 482||12/31/2020|
Heather Locklear & Ryan O'Neal.
|by Anonymous||reply 483||12/31/2020|
Heather Locklear & Ryan O'Neal.
|by Anonymous||reply 484||12/31/2020|
I think Heather Locklear is doing better, isn’t she? She’s been out of the news (arrests, etc.) for a while.
Ryan O’Neal hasn’t been in good health for a long time. I believe he has leukaemia among other ailments.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||12/31/2020|
Wow R482. I had no idea that Mrs. Chadwick from Mommy Dearest was still kicking. And I also had no idea that she is Amy Irving's mother!
|by Anonymous||reply 487||01/01/2021|
[quote] Sondra Lee
Speaking of old Broadway actors, Sab Shimono, the original Ito in MAME (as well as Manjiro in PACIFIC OVERTURES) is still with us at 83.
He's a fellow gay. I saw him in a café in P'town a few years back and it took me awhile to place the face. He was around 80 then.
Another PACIFIC OVERTURES alum, Alvin Ing turns 89 this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 490||01/25/2021|
Former NY Senator - and brother of William F. - James Buckley is alive at the age of 97 (98 in March).
|by Anonymous||reply 491||01/25/2021|
"Canadian Pacific," which features "introducing Nancy Olson" is on TCM right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||01/28/2021|
R492, I still trip over the fact that Sid outlived Mac; I was a HUGE Mac fan as my Mom was widowed and I always wanted Mac to marry her and be a great step dad
Rosie O'Donnell felt the same way about Betty Buckley's Abby on Eight is Enough
|by Anonymous||reply 494||01/30/2021|
Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive, the Devil is afraid he'll take over.
|by Anonymous||reply 495||02/05/2021|
I thought that Hal Holbrook died years ago, sometime after Dixie Carter did. But that's neither here nor there now...........
I also was under the impression that Ann Jillian died decades ago of cancer. I was SHOCKED to find out recently that she's still alive!
|by Anonymous||reply 496||02/05/2021|
More infamous than famous, Sara Jane Moore, the crazy woman who fired a shot at President Ford outside the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco in 1975 is still alive and turns 90 on 2/15.
Sad footnote: Oliver Sipple, the former Marine who deflected her shot and quite possibly saved Ford's life was later outed by columnist Herb Caen, which caused a period of estrangement between Sipple and his family. He suffered from schizophrenia and drank heavily and, in 1989 was found dead in his San Francisco apartment, with a bottle of Jack Daniel's next to him and the television still on. He was only 47.
|by Anonymous||reply 497||02/05/2021|
What about me Pat Carroll? Married to the same man for years & very wrapped up in my Catholic religion, which is why I couldn’t be a lesbian. But I played one - Gertrude Stein - onstage for a while to signal my inner lady lovey-ness
|by Anonymous||reply 498||02/05/2021|
All three actors who played the juvenile roles in the original production of GYPSY are still alive. Coincidentally, all three were born in 1938, within a few months of each other, and will all turn 83 this year.
Sandra Church (Louise) was born on January 13
Paul Wallace (Tulsa) was born on May 26
Lane Bradbury (June) was born on June 17
|by Anonymous||reply 499||02/17/2021|
Cicely Tyson and Cloris Leachman. I was surprised when I read their obituaries because I had thought they were dead already.
|by Anonymous||reply 501||02/22/2021|
Scoey Mitchlll (yes, that's the legal spelling) turns 91 in March. As a young gayling, having seen my Black classmates in the showers in gym class, I used to watch RHODA and fantasize about what was under his tight '70s double knits.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||02/23/2021|
Not sure if you'd consider him a celebrity, but every eldergay who twirled a parasol and wanted to be Ann Marie has Bill Persky to thank (he also wrote the iconic "That's My Boy" and "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" episodes of the DICK VAN DYKE SHOW).
I listened to him on Judy Gold's podcast from 2017 and was pleased to see he's still kicking at 89
|by Anonymous||reply 505||02/25/2021|
Charlie Sheen. Oddly enough, quite alive in the thread below this one right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 506||02/25/2021|
Barbara Bain. She'll be 90 this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 507||03/05/2021|
Leslie Caron will be 90 this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 508||03/07/2021|
Has anyone said Jerry Lee Lewis?
|by Anonymous||reply 509||03/07/2021|
No one has mentioned Shirley MacLaine. Or has she been reincarnated?
|by Anonymous||reply 510||03/07/2021|
R509 He was mentioned at R495.
|by Anonymous||reply 511||03/07/2021|
Has anyone said Jerry Lee Lewis? R514 has.
|by Anonymous||reply 515||03/07/2021|
Go ahead and forget her bitches, but she brought the heat in the 70's--and for some reason--the TV sensors let her. Look at this.
A powerful performer ahead of her time.
|by Anonymous||reply 516||03/07/2021|
What's more surprising to me is that Jerry Lee Lewis is only 85.
If someone had asked me, I would have guessed he was nearing 100.
|by Anonymous||reply 517||03/07/2021|
The journalist Kalb brothers, Bernard & Marvin, are still alive at 99 & 90, respectively.
|by Anonymous||reply 518||03/10/2021|
I thought Danny Travanti's long-time partner, actor Edward Penn, was still alive, but he died in 2020 at age 93. Travanti just turned 81 this past Sunday.
|by Anonymous||reply 519||03/11/2021|
The fact that Jimmy Carter(96) and Walter Mondale(93) are both still alive is impressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 520||03/11/2021|
Dance Fever's Deney Terrio. Thought for sure he was dead.
He's helming a Disco Cruise with an astonishing lineup of disco era acts.
The hair still looks good.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||03/11/2021|
R521 Someone put this video of him performing in Stamford last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 522||03/11/2021|
TCM's Twitter posted this photo of Nancy Olson on her birthday last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 523||03/17/2021|
iggy pop, probably already mentioned!
|by Anonymous||reply 524||03/17/2021|
R523, I think she would have been better as a recast Miss Ellie than Donna Reed was.
She had done a turn as Lloyd Bridges' wife on Paper Dolls, which strangely only ran for 13 episodes on ABC.
It had so much going for it -- glizty nighttime soap shot on location (it looked) in New York City; modeling agency; conglomerate - Harper Worldwide; attractive folks; strong matriarchs -- Brenda "I Love Tampons!" Vaccaro, a pre-KNOTS Nichollette Sheridan, Dack Rambo in his prime, and Morgan Fairchild at her bitch-tastic finest.
|by Anonymous||reply 525||03/18/2021|
You may have missed it, but yesterday, March 18, was John Kander's 94th birthday. He and his husband Albert Stephenson have been together since 1977
|by Anonymous||reply 526||03/19/2021|
Bob Newhart (91 years old)
|by Anonymous||reply 527||03/19/2021|
I just learned Carol Lawrence is still alive. She's 88. This photo was taken a little more than three years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 530||03/25/2021|
Clu Gulager. 92 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 531||03/25/2021|
Broadway ingénue and game show perennial Anita Gillette is still alive at 84. In 1962, she introduced the song 'The Secret Service (Makes Me Nervous) in Irving Berlin's last musical MR. PRESIDENT, starring DL fave Nanette Fabray
|by Anonymous||reply 532||03/26/2021|
[quote] Beverly Cleary is age 104
And will remain so forever
|by Anonymous||reply 533||03/27/2021|
Until I read about a new documentary in today's paper, I had no idea Doc Severinsen was still alive. He's 93.
He's the the last surviving 'cast member' of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (although Carson's oft-spoken-of-but-never-seen attorney Henry 'Bombastic' Bushkin appears to still be alive). Carson, Ed McMahon, Tommy Newsom, and Fred de Cordova are all dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 534||03/28/2021|
Biff McGuire just died at 94. He was in the original production of SOUTH PACIFIC.
I guess we can add Betta St John (Liat) who is 91 and Barbara Luna (Ngana) who is 82 to the list. Frankly, I'm surprised anyone from that show is still alive - it opened 72 years ago this week, April 7, 1949.
|by Anonymous||reply 536||04/05/2021|
r538 Did you seriously think he hadn't already been mentioned?
|by Anonymous||reply 539||04/05/2021|
I wasn't aware that writer, John Rechy, was still alive. He turned 90 last month.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||04/07/2021|
Not only is Broadway's John Cullum still alive at 91, he's still performing
|by Anonymous||reply 541||04/08/2021|
Every so often I think of this thread and Google Nancy Olson and Helen Merrill.
|by Anonymous||reply 542||04/08/2021|
Happy 93rd birthday, Tom Lehrer
|by Anonymous||reply 543||04/09/2021|
I was watching a rerun of "Major Crimes" from 2013 that featured Marion Ross, Tim Conway, Ron Glass, Doris Roberts, and Paul Dooley. Only Dooley (93) and Ross (92) are still with us. (And Ron Glass was gaying it up big time.)
|by Anonymous||reply 545||04/09/2021|
Charlie Sheen--sex with thousands of people, so drug addicted he would bring prostitutes home to where his wife and kids were, so much sex he got HIV, etc. Surprisingly still alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 547||04/09/2021|
[quote] [R120], it was pointed out in another thread that of the 1976 major party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, 3 of the 4, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and Bob Dole, are still alive, 44 years later.
Mondale died today. Nice he lived to see the first woman elected VP
|by Anonymous||reply 549||04/19/2021|
How about that guy who played Mr. Mooney on the Lucy Show? Is he still alive?
|by Anonymous||reply 550||04/19/2021|
R550 Yes. .. In fact, there's even evidence suggesting that Gale Gordon still posts on DL and recently participated in threads related to cleft palate surgery, "Our Miss Brooks," and carob tree cultivation.
|by Anonymous||reply 551||04/20/2021|
R550, Gale Gordon is still doing cartwheels at 115!
|by Anonymous||reply 552||04/20/2021|
Tommy Steele (HALF A SIXPENCE) is still alive at 84. Not only that, he and his wife have been married for 61 years
|by Anonymous||reply 553||04/20/2021|
Not really celebrities, but...
Probably not known to people outside of Canada or even to young Canadians, but 2 of the 5 Dionne quintuplets are still living. Annette and Cecile will be 87 later this month.
|by Anonymous||reply 555||05/03/2021|