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87 or Older: Four Hitchcock Blondes & Many More Actresses Persist in Living

I saw a post about Angela Lansbury turning 96 today and that got me to thinking about the impressive number of actresses who were born in 1934 or earlier / are 87 or beyond. Without even thinking too hard, here's who I came up with:

Vera Miles – 92 Tippi Hedren - soon to be 92 Kim Novak - 88 Eva Marie Saint - 97 Sophia Loren - 87 Brigitte Bardot - 87 Joan Collins - 88 Julie Newmar - 88 Monica Vitti - 89 Angie Dickinson - 90 Rita Moreno - 90 in December Piper Laurie - 89 Mamie Van Doren - 90 Mitzi Gaynor - 90 Arlene Dahl - 96 Terry Moore - 92 Gina Lollobrigida - 94

A lot of these women have not been seen in quite some time, and are likely not in great health, but that's not the point: they are alive. Is it good genes, a healthy lifestyle (avoiding sun, tobacco, alcohol), staying active, premium healthcare?

What other actresses are among the living in that age range? Born before 1935?

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by Anonymousreply 161December 30, 2021 1:57 AM

Jane Fonda: I was supposed to be the new Vera Miles.

Jeff Bridges: Who?

Jane Fonda: Exactly. I was supposed to replace someone no one knew was missing.

(Love that scene from The Morning After)

by Anonymousreply 1October 17, 2021 5:22 AM

R1 I forgot about that! Wasn’t that supposed to be Fonda’s “retirement” role?

by Anonymousreply 2October 17, 2021 12:51 PM

I can't imagine being that old

by Anonymousreply 3October 17, 2021 12:59 PM

in 30 years time we'll be celebrating 105 year old Cher.

by Anonymousreply 4October 17, 2021 1:11 PM

The generation that grew up in the depression and WW2 seem to be pretty long lived (as long as they survived childhood illnesses and quit smoking early enough). Probably a combination of wholesome food and plenty of exercise when they were younger and advances in medicine as they got older.

by Anonymousreply 5October 17, 2021 1:21 PM

Tina Louise is 87

by Anonymousreply 6October 18, 2021 4:15 AM

Monica Vitti has had dementia for years and years now. So I really would count anybody who is not living a fulfilling life and I doubt she is.

by Anonymousreply 7October 18, 2021 4:20 AM

Janis Paige (1922) is still with us. She was a hoot in Silk Stockings.

Also, Priscilla Pointer (1924). She played the queen in a campy 80s Rumpelstiltskin movie, directed by her husband and starring her daughter, Amy Irving.

by Anonymousreply 8October 18, 2021 4:29 AM

R8 I remember Stereophonic Sound…had no idea she was around, much less 99!

by Anonymousreply 9October 18, 2021 4:32 AM

no r2 She did Stanley and Iris and Old Gringo in the next few years. Both were supposed to be big Oscar Holiday films and got pushed back to Jan/Feb when they turned out to be disappointing. I don't think she ever announced a retirement. She probably was hugely disappointed in those films (especially after Burt Lancaster sued her for firing him from Old Gringo.) Then she met Ted Turner and he didn't want her to work. She says now she was incredibly depressed in the last few years of her marriage to Tom Hayden and that would be around the time of those films.

So I don't think she ever really thought about retiring. She just got worn down by it all and escaped to a new life in Atlanta with Turner.

Actually come to think of it Agnes of God the year before was marketed as a comeback. She didn't do a film in four years. (She did do The Dollmaker for TV and won an Emmy. I wonder why she didn't do that as a theatrical film.)

by Anonymousreply 10October 18, 2021 7:17 AM

R8 I'll drink to that!

by Anonymousreply 11October 18, 2021 9:56 AM

Ann Blyth - aka Veda Pierce - recently turned 93.

by Anonymousreply 12October 28, 2021 3:22 AM

Eva St. Marie on the set of 'North by Northwest II: the Next Day'.

by Anonymousreply 13October 28, 2021 3:36 AM

You forgot Rose, [italic]Rose[/italic].

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by Anonymousreply 14October 28, 2021 3:38 AM

I had nightmares after watching “The Dollmaker” - specifically about the scene where Jane Fonda’s daughter is crushed in a train accident.

by Anonymousreply 15October 28, 2021 3:39 AM

Jane Fonda really should have sprung for that facelift prior to taking her role as a school teacher opposite Robert DeNiro. Then when she handed out that test paper with those wrinkled hands. The movie could have been called Stanley & Papyrus.

by Anonymousreply 16October 28, 2021 3:45 AM

Don't forget about me, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 17October 28, 2021 3:53 AM

Barbara Eden is 90.

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by Anonymousreply 18October 28, 2021 4:02 AM

Amateurs!

by Anonymousreply 19October 28, 2021 4:06 AM

The great Barbara Barrie turned 90 this year.

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by Anonymousreply 20October 29, 2021 8:55 AM

Let's not forgot Terry Moore. Born in 1929 and still working.

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by Anonymousreply 21October 29, 2021 1:58 PM

Another legend born in 1929 - Irene Papas

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by Anonymousreply 22October 29, 2021 1:59 PM

Cara Williams born in 1925 is still with us.

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by Anonymousreply 23October 29, 2021 2:02 PM

R21 Here. My bad - Terry Moore was mentioned in OP.

by Anonymousreply 24October 29, 2021 2:04 PM

Marisa Pavan born in 1932. Got Oscar nominated for The Rose Tattoo.

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by Anonymousreply 25October 29, 2021 2:06 PM

Nancy Olson from Sunset Boulevard born in 1928

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by Anonymousreply 26October 29, 2021 2:07 PM

Shirley MacLaine turned 87 this year. Wonder who old she lived to in her previous lives?

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by Anonymousreply 27October 29, 2021 2:09 PM

Leslie Caron born in 1931

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by Anonymousreply 28October 29, 2021 2:13 PM

Lee Grant born in 1925 who will be 96 this coming Sunday.

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by Anonymousreply 29October 29, 2021 2:15 PM

The great Dame Joan Plowright born in 1929.

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by Anonymousreply 30October 29, 2021 2:18 PM

June Lockhart born in 1925.

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by Anonymousreply 31October 29, 2021 2:21 PM

Gena Rowlands, 91

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by Anonymousreply 32October 29, 2021 2:23 PM

Six time Academy Award Nominee (with one award) Ellen Burstyn born in 1932 aged 88

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by Anonymousreply 33October 29, 2021 2:25 PM

Not just an actress (occasionally) but a writer and director, Elaine May born in 1932.

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by Anonymousreply 34October 29, 2021 2:26 PM

Nina van Pallandt born in 1932

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by Anonymousreply 35October 29, 2021 2:28 PM

Harriet Anderson born in 1932. One of Bergman's muses.

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by Anonymousreply 36October 29, 2021 2:30 PM

Petula Clark born in 1932

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by Anonymousreply 37October 29, 2021 2:33 PM

Siân Phillips born in 1933 aged 88

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by Anonymousreply 38October 29, 2021 2:34 PM

I've been at events with Eva Marie Saint and she is a living doll. It's been awhile and her husband has since died, so I hope she's still doing well.

by Anonymousreply 39October 29, 2021 2:36 PM

The great Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro (GOOP stole her Oscar) Born in 1929

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by Anonymousreply 40October 29, 2021 2:39 PM

88 year old Datalounge Legend Carol Burnett

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by Anonymousreply 41October 29, 2021 2:40 PM

Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, aged 87 earlier this year

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by Anonymousreply 42October 29, 2021 2:44 PM

Wendy Craig turned 87 in June this year.

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by Anonymousreply 43October 29, 2021 2:51 PM

To be fair, actresses were a part of the prop department when Hitchcock was making films. He took care of his props.

Edit: the only women who were not part of the props budget at this time were Katharine Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman. Hitchcock was in love with Ingrid and thought Hepburn was too loud.

by Anonymousreply 44October 29, 2021 2:53 PM

French actress Judith Magre born in 1926 and still working

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by Anonymousreply 45October 29, 2021 2:53 PM

First thing first, NOT BEING MORBIDLY OBESE.

by Anonymousreply 46October 29, 2021 2:54 PM

Marion Ross born in 1928

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by Anonymousreply 47October 29, 2021 2:54 PM

Marion Ross born in 1928

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by Anonymousreply 48October 29, 2021 2:55 PM

Marsha Hunt (Pride and Prejudice) is 104.

by Anonymousreply 49October 29, 2021 3:19 PM

Shirley MacLaine, though not a blonde, was also a Hitchcock star.

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by Anonymousreply 50October 29, 2021 3:33 PM

Don't forget the amazing Helen Gallagher, 95 years old.

by Anonymousreply 51October 29, 2021 3:46 PM

I read Ellen Burstyn's memoir and she never lies about her birthdate because of her mother. Her mother was a bit of a whack-a doddle and was separated/divorced/whatever from Ellen's father. One day Mom was having a gentleman caller over for a date and she wanted Ellen to pretend that she was her sister instead of her daughter in order to make Mom appear to be younger than she actually was. Ellen said the whole things was terribly embarrassing and she got very tired of her mother pretending to be younger than she was. She vowed to be always open and honest about her age and she has been, even in youth oriented Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 52October 29, 2021 3:53 PM

R52 Ellen Burstyn was born on December 7, 1932, currently 88 years of age and proud of it! And honest!

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by Anonymousreply 53October 29, 2021 3:59 PM

They look ancient and wretched. Is this what I have to look forward to 55-60 years from now?

by Anonymousreply 54October 29, 2021 4:44 PM

Broadway and daytime TV star Constance Towers is 88.

by Anonymousreply 55October 29, 2021 4:51 PM

Wow, this post makes me crave a luncheon with these women, but I had better hurry! Plus, as other posters have pointed out, some of them are in terrible shape and some of them have just distanced themselves from public life. I knew Tina Louise at one time and she was extremely concerned about her looks...more than most beautiful actresses...it took her a full day to get her to an evening event. So, maybe my fantasy luncheon will be with the ones who are ambulatory, do not have Alzheimers, and are easygoing...a tall order for nonagenarian actresses!

Meanwhile, I had no idea Marisa Pavan (jeez Pier Angeli has been dead so long) was alive. Same with Gena Rowlands. Wow.

Kind of forgot Barbaras Bain and Barrie, as well. But I am shocked Nina Van Pallandt was born in '32. I thought she was 10 years younger.

My parents subscribed to something called "Hollywood Studio Magazine in the 1970s and 1980s". It was fun, kind of like a gossip monthly glossy for the stars of the 40s and 50s. They would publish publicity photos of Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney being visited backstage at Sugar Babies by Kathryn Grayson and Van Johnson and Esther Williams. It was a hoot.

Except for the Oscar winners (Eva Marie Saint), those who carved out a place (Novak) and the TV stars (Ginger, Jeannie, etc) a lot of these women are/will be forgotten by the majority of the public so it is nice to discuss them.

by Anonymousreply 56October 29, 2021 5:08 PM

Barbara Bain is 90 years old. I liked her on Mission Impossible.

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by Anonymousreply 57October 29, 2021 5:20 PM

Hitchcock’s sperm was life enhancing.

by Anonymousreply 58October 29, 2021 5:22 PM

Tina Louise is 87. Then and now - speechless.

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by Anonymousreply 59October 29, 2021 5:23 PM

Marla Gibbs is 90. Though she almost always looked older than her age.

by Anonymousreply 60October 29, 2021 5:30 PM

R59 Yes, Tina was very dewey and voluptuous even earlier than GI. She was a pinup from the early to mid-50s. She did hundreds of photo shoots, there are thousands of images of her from even before she got to Hollywood. She was a real babe.

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by Anonymousreply 61October 29, 2021 5:31 PM

Notorious soap and theater actress Ellen Holly is about to turn 91.

by Anonymousreply 62October 29, 2021 7:08 PM

Julie Andrews at 86 is another of Hitchcock's leading ladies still with us. TCM or someone should get them all together before it’s too late!

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by Anonymousreply 63October 29, 2021 10:23 PM

Do I count?

by Anonymousreply 64October 29, 2021 10:49 PM

It was in the 80s but Tina looked really good on Married with Children.

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by Anonymousreply 65October 29, 2021 11:08 PM

Baby Doll Carroll Baker turned 90 last May.

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by Anonymousreply 66October 30, 2021 8:37 AM

Joanne Woodward is still alive, at age 91.

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by Anonymousreply 67October 30, 2021 10:13 AM

Barbara Rush is 94. She and Woodward are the two last surviving adult actors from one of my favorite old films, No Downpayment, which was the inspiration for Knots Landing.

by Anonymousreply 68October 30, 2021 1:47 PM

Brenda Vaccaro (81)

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by Anonymousreply 69October 30, 2021 2:13 PM

Bitches didn't have drive down a winding mountain road with a cunt like my daughter Stephanie

by Anonymousreply 70October 30, 2021 2:22 PM

OP- Michelle Philips had a HUGE amount of high quality rock n roll COCK and it didn't help her. She looks so frail and elderly nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 71October 30, 2021 2:31 PM

R69 Sorry hon. We all love Brenda Vaccaro but this thread is for the 87+.

If we went down to 81 the thread would go on and on.

by Anonymousreply 72October 31, 2021 8:47 AM

R72 You are on point, brother. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 73November 1, 2021 2:25 AM

Rosemary Harris still going strong at 94.

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by Anonymousreply 74November 2, 2021 8:33 AM

How could we forget the great Glynis Johns who recently celebrated her 98th birthday!

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by Anonymousreply 75November 2, 2021 8:35 AM

Phyllida Law an accomplished actress in her own right (even if her annoying daughter Emma Thompson is more well-known). She recently turned 89.

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by Anonymousreply 76November 2, 2021 8:38 AM

Shirley Jones turned 87 earlier this year.

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by Anonymousreply 77November 2, 2021 8:39 AM

I just have to say these older actresses look great. There is hope. Of course, great plastic surgery helps. Also, Angie Dickinson and Sophia Loren. I saw the recent video of Angie Dickinson the oher day and felt a bit depressed for bygone days when she was near flawless.

by Anonymousreply 78November 2, 2021 8:48 AM

Actress Rosemary Prinz is 90.

by Anonymousreply 79November 2, 2021 1:56 PM

Anouk Aimée, 89

by Anonymousreply 80November 2, 2021 2:03 PM

R44 Was Katherine Hepburn ever in Hitchcock movie? I don’t recall it…

by Anonymousreply 81November 2, 2021 2:13 PM

Susan Lucci, 96.

by Anonymousreply 82November 2, 2021 2:14 PM

Miss Nanette Newman, aka the Widow Forbes, is 87.

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by Anonymousreply 83November 3, 2021 2:31 AM

Yvonne Furneaux (La Dolce Vita, Repulsion) is 95.

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by Anonymousreply 84November 3, 2021 2:49 AM

DL fave Joyce Bulifant is 83. And she still looks terrific.

by Anonymousreply 85November 3, 2021 3:07 AM

Mary Louise Wilson will be 90 next week.

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by Anonymousreply 86November 3, 2021 3:48 AM

Frances Sternhagen is 91.

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by Anonymousreply 87November 3, 2021 4:00 AM

Gina Lollobrigida .....94 years old and still smokin'!

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by Anonymousreply 88November 3, 2021 4:05 AM

R81, she wasn't

by Anonymousreply 89November 3, 2021 6:19 AM

Susan Lucci will be 97 next year...

by Anonymousreply 90November 3, 2021 6:20 AM

Kim Cattrall has to be mid-80s. She looked 40 when when she guest starred on Charlie's Angels 45 years ago! Old and over the hill.

by Anonymousreply 91November 3, 2021 6:50 AM

Sophia Loren just turned 87 and just recently had a new movie released.

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by Anonymousreply 92November 3, 2021 9:36 PM

Brigitte Auber, the French chick who had the hots for Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, is 96 and still working.

by Anonymousreply 93November 3, 2021 10:53 PM

I'm the only one STILL WORKING! I'll probably die on a movie set! And I still look fabulous.

by Anonymousreply 94November 3, 2021 10:59 PM

R93 I like her. She reminds me of a French Joanne Woodward.

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by Anonymousreply 95November 4, 2021 4:56 AM

Ellen Burstyn will be 89 in 3 weeks. I hope she makes it through the Blumhouse Exorcist…it’s not expected for two more years.

by Anonymousreply 96November 15, 2021 12:41 AM

Eternally Sexy.

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by Anonymousreply 97November 15, 2021 1:12 AM

R97 Deep Fake.

by Anonymousreply 98November 15, 2021 1:18 AM

But the Brits do it best, and they REALLY keep working:

MAGGIE SMITH 86

EILEEN ATKINS 87

VANESSA REDGRAVE 84

JUDI DENCH 86

and baby HELEN MIRREN 76

by Anonymousreply 99November 15, 2021 3:01 AM

Has anyone mentioned 2 of the loveliest of the 7 Brides:

RUTA LEE, age 86

JULIE NEWMAR, age 88

by Anonymousreply 100November 15, 2021 3:03 AM

[quote][R97] Deep Fake.

And ruined the thread for me.

by Anonymousreply 101November 15, 2021 11:29 PM

Carol Burnett is 88!

by Anonymousreply 102November 18, 2021 4:23 AM

I can't wrap my head around Carol being 88. I grew up on the syndicated Carol Burnett & Friends reruns starting in the late 70s and she just seemed eternally youthful.

by Anonymousreply 103November 18, 2021 4:27 AM

This thread makes me so happy. I’m so glad all these great old ladies are still alive. Some of them it’s shocking how old they are; others it’s just shocking they’re still alive. Gena Rowlands would be at the top of that list—I had no idea she was still alive.

Still makes me feel so bad for those who are gone, some far too soon. The great Barbara Harris, Patty Duke, Margot Kidder… Carrie Fisher and the mother she killed when she OD’d and died on the plane…

by Anonymousreply 104November 18, 2021 4:30 AM

I own this thread cunts!

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by Anonymousreply 105November 18, 2021 4:40 AM

[quote]Brigitte Auber, the French chick who had the hots for Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, is 96 and still working.

For R93

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by Anonymousreply 106November 18, 2021 4:53 AM

Nancy Kovack turns 87 in a few months.

(Darrin's ex on Bewitched; Medea in Jason and the Argonauts; Star Trek)

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by Anonymousreply 107November 18, 2021 5:02 AM

R107 Nancy married very very well. Money and respectability. This article is ancient, but she would have made a great 1990s Real Housewife of BH.

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by Anonymousreply 108November 18, 2021 5:26 AM

Nearly the full rundown...

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by Anonymousreply 109November 18, 2021 6:01 AM

Shirley Jones and Shirley MacLaine are both 87.

by Anonymousreply 110November 26, 2021 7:52 AM

Taina Elg from Les Girls is 91

Virginia McKenna is 90

by Anonymousreply 111November 26, 2021 9:16 PM

French actress Micheline Presle is 99

by Anonymousreply 112November 26, 2021 9:18 PM

Debra Paget is 88

by Anonymousreply 113November 26, 2021 9:20 PM

Marianne Koch

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by Anonymousreply 114November 27, 2021 5:29 AM

[quote] Taina Elg.... Virginia McKenna.... Marianne Koch

Who, who, and WHO???

by Anonymousreply 115November 28, 2021 6:54 PM

To anyone who remembers the massive hit BORN FREE, Virginia McKenna is hardly a “who,” r115.

by Anonymousreply 116November 28, 2021 8:15 PM

Taina Elg was Olympia Buchanan, mother of Bo and Clint! Plus she was in Les Girls!

by Anonymousreply 117November 28, 2021 8:17 PM

Virginia McKenna with “Elsa”

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by Anonymousreply 118November 28, 2021 8:19 PM

R118 I have a B&W autographed photo like that, somewhere. My mom helped me pen a fan letter when I was 5 or 6!

by Anonymousreply 119November 29, 2021 7:54 PM

If you haven't seen Les Girls you should be banned from DL.

by Anonymousreply 120November 29, 2021 8:09 PM

Arlene Dahl successfully resisted persisting.

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by Anonymousreply 121November 29, 2021 8:49 PM

r121 I wonder who will be next? its that time of year.

by Anonymousreply 122November 30, 2021 1:36 AM

Nita Talbot

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by Anonymousreply 123November 30, 2021 3:14 AM

Anne Vernon is 97. Deneuve's mother in Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

by Anonymousreply 124November 30, 2021 9:22 PM

Mara Corday

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by Anonymousreply 125December 3, 2021 3:22 AM

Their diet

by Anonymousreply 126December 3, 2021 3:50 AM

Geneviève Page is 93 (94 in a couple of days)

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by Anonymousreply 127December 10, 2021 8:28 AM

These ladies seem like the perfect candidates for Democratic Supreme Court justice nominees.

by Anonymousreply 128December 10, 2021 8:45 AM

Good genes and they have spent the past 80 years living on salmon, greens, steamed potatoes and spring water.

by Anonymousreply 129December 10, 2021 8:59 AM

r23 Not anything 😢

Cara Williams has died aged 96.

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by Anonymousreply 130December 12, 2021 4:07 AM

Now Cara Williams is gone

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by Anonymousreply 131December 12, 2021 4:36 AM

Judi Dench turned 87 a few days ago.

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by Anonymousreply 132December 12, 2021 8:01 AM

Miss Dench is not long for this world

by Anonymousreply 133December 12, 2021 8:09 AM

R133 She is still working.

by Anonymousreply 134December 12, 2021 8:22 AM

I caught Louise Fletcher on an episode of Maverick today. She, too, is 87.

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by Anonymousreply 135December 12, 2021 8:27 AM

R135 meet R42

by Anonymousreply 136December 12, 2021 8:29 AM

[quote]Anne Vernon is 97. Deneuve's mother in Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

This post reminded me about Deneuve's real mother, French stage actress Renée Simonot, who last I heard was still alive and extremely old. I just looked her up though and she died in July at the age of 109.

by Anonymousreply 137December 12, 2021 8:43 AM

R136 Oh honey, for all I know they both could be me. I sometimes find myself reading older posts on DL, laughing out lout, and then pondering "wait, did I write that?" So, while it's lovely to meet r42 ... r42 may very well be me. I wouldn't possibly recall a post from 6 weeks ago.

by Anonymousreply 138December 12, 2021 4:09 PM

The great Sylvia Sims turned 87 earlier this year.

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by Anonymousreply 139December 13, 2021 10:21 AM

Barrie Chase — she of Cape Fear, Mad Mad World, and Fred Astaire’s final, regular dance partner — recently turned 88. She still gives the occasional interview and recently lamented that she had just had a baby and felt fat during her kooky dance in It’s a Mad…World.

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by Anonymousreply 140December 14, 2021 8:09 AM

Glynis Johns is 98.

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by Anonymousreply 141December 18, 2021 6:38 AM

^ She used to be sexy once

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by Anonymousreply 142December 18, 2021 8:15 AM

Longevity has absolutely NOTHING to do with genes (unless you have a cancer gene).

It has to do with moderation with everything you do, and maintaining a consistent body weight on the lower side of your body type, as well as your work occupation. I would guess you also tread carefully after 60 so you don’t wear out any body parts too soon, but amazingly, I found the most important piece is HOW YOU MANAGE STRESS.

My key to living well I learned from my husband- is to “keep my side of the street clean” and to quickly IDENTIFY YOUR PART IN when something goes terribly awry, instead of being emotional, you have established some sort of belief system that clinically evaluates and addresses it- and make amends swiftly to others if necessary-

And if at all possible as a life goal, NEVER put yourself into a place where you seethe with hate or resentment IN THE FIRST PLACE. Stress kills.

I also say for a happy, enduring relationship, “Don’t put your your penis where it don’t belong”

by Anonymousreply 143December 18, 2021 9:19 AM

R143 And not smoking helps!

by Anonymousreply 144December 19, 2021 3:15 AM

Not movie stars or anything, but Jerry and George's mothers from Seinfeld, Liz Sheridan and Estelle Harris, are both still alive at 92 and 93. Liz claims to have dated James Dean.

by Anonymousreply 145December 19, 2021 8:56 AM

[quote] Liz claims to have dated James Dean.

That woman is decidedly unappealing which makes you realise that if Dean were alive he'd be equally unappealing, as well as fat, wrinkled and myopic.

by Anonymousreply 146December 19, 2021 10:01 PM

R145 r146 Oh brother. Because who would date Ursula Andress when you could date Liz Sheridan? Look at these two. Liz probably bought him coffee and a roll at the 5 & 10 and now refers to it as a date.

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by Anonymousreply 147December 20, 2021 5:17 AM

Andress, Angeli, Sheridan. A trifecta a beauties.

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by Anonymousreply 148December 20, 2021 5:31 AM

A trifecta OF beauties, I meant.

by Anonymousreply 149December 20, 2021 5:33 AM

I wonder how wealthy or poor some of these women are today? Whenever I read obituaries of semi famous old starlets it seems like they always married some rich executive and had kids. I wonder if any are living in small studio apartments or mobile homes with just a meager SS check off of which to live. Have some of them not learned how to age? Do they dance around like Baby Jane reciting the lines from their most famous roles over and over. Does Seinfeld's mom constantly telling the newspaper boy she gave James Dean a blow job?

by Anonymousreply 150December 20, 2021 5:48 AM

R147 Liz and Jimmy lived in an apartment together when Jimmy was poor and trying to make it as an actor. Playmate Alice Denham corroborated that in her juicy memoir Sleeping with Bad Boys: A Juicy Tell-All of Literary New York in the the 1950s and 1960s. How serious their relationship was is open to interpretation, but they did live together.

by Anonymousreply 151December 20, 2021 6:01 AM

R150 I think many of them are in assisted living while some, in fact, may be deceased, it just hasn’t reached the media yet. It’s going to take a communication to alert the media and some (some) of these ladies may have relatives who have no idea how to do so.

by Anonymousreply 152December 20, 2021 6:04 AM

R151 This sounds like a book I would eat up.

by Anonymousreply 153December 20, 2021 6:05 AM

R153 I definitely recommend it. It’s available on Kindle.

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by Anonymousreply 154December 20, 2021 6:06 AM

Liz Sheridan wrote a whole book about her liaison with Dean.

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by Anonymousreply 155December 20, 2021 6:17 AM

[quote] I can't imagine being old

[quote]—Mrs Michael Douglas

by Anonymousreply 156December 20, 2021 6:18 AM

[quote] The great Barbara Barrie turned 90 this year.

Ah … how old is the lousy one?

by Anonymousreply 157December 20, 2021 6:21 AM

Lois Smith is still alive at 91 and she recently won a Tony.

by Anonymousreply 158December 20, 2021 6:33 AM

[quote] I wonder if any are living in small studio apartments or mobile homes with just a meager SS check off of which to live.

Not Hitchcock or over 1987, but was wondering the same thing recently. Was watching Wings and realized Crystal Bernard has not worked much since the show was over in 1997. Did she earn enough to live comfortably to go into semi-retirement before age 40 twenty-five years ago, does she have a partner with money, or is she barely scraping by.

by Anonymousreply 159December 20, 2021 1:47 PM

Let me get this straight. The OP is trying to make a big deal over the fact that older actresses who are still alive are still alive?

Shit.

"Mystical, dude. Like, wow."

by Anonymousreply 160December 20, 2021 1:56 PM

Maggie Smith turned 87 a few days ago.

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