We bet that it has been a while since you last thought about actors and actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood. You might have assumed that they passed away a long time ago, but some of them are still around! As a matter of fact, many of them continue to appear on the screen even to this day. You see, celebrities tend to disappear from the limelight for a variety of reasons. Check out this list to see which famous senior citizen is still alive and kicking! We are sure that you will be surprised when you hear some of the people on the list. Let us get to it, shall we?
Jane Powell – 91 Years Old
In the ‘40s, Jane Powell had been one of the most famous musical artists. Like Arlene Dahl, she decided to sign with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. During the heyday of her career, she appeared in projects such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hit the Deck, and A Date with Judy. She got to work with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Fred Astaire back then. In the ‘50s, however, she decided to focus on stage projects instead. She has been married a total of five times in her life! After divorcing her fourth husband, she tied the knot with former child actor Dickie Moore.
Olivia de Havilland – 104 Years Old
Did you know that Olivia de Havilland was born to a British actress called Lillian Fontaine? We are sure that she learned a lot of things from her mother! The actress appeared in movies like Gone with the Wind, To Each His Own, and The Adventures of Robin. She made her debut back in the ‘30s and went on to win an Academy Award. She once complained about the FX Networks for how they represented her in a movie, but it ended in a veto. We are sad to report that she passed away on July 26, 2020. She had been 104 years old at the time of her death.
Victoria Principal – 70 Years Old
Anyone who watched Dallas will be familiar with this gorgeous actress. Victoria Principal brought Pamela Barnes to life on the TV show, which was on the air from 1978 until 1991. When she was done with the show, she decided to launch a skincare business called Victoria Principal Productions. Aside from that, she is a published author as well! She has written books about topics like beauty, fitness, health, and skincare in the past. In 2004, she joined the cast of Dallas for the TV special.
Rhonda Fleming – 97 Years Old
There are plenty of legends on the list, and Rhonda Fleming is one of them. Also known as the “Queen of Technicolor,” she had been one of Hollywood’s loveliest celebrities during her time. She starred in forty movies during the ‘40s and ‘50s but left the industry in 1960. When she made this move, she started working in the real estate industry instead. The actress amassed a fortune of $10 million over the years, but she donated part of it to charity. Sadly, the actress passed away on October 14, 2020.
Gene Reynolds – 96 Years Old
The truth is that Gene Reynolds got his start in Hollywood in 1934. Around that time, he appeared in several MGM movies. However, he served in the US Navy when the Second World War erupted. When the war ended, he went back to the industry to work as a director. We have to thank him for the success of M*A*S*H! Can you believe that he has been nominated for the Emmys a total of 24 times in his life? In 1979, he got married to Ann Sweeny. Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you. The talented man passed away from heart failure in February 2020. Rest in peace, Gene.
Janis Paige – 96 Years Old
During the height of her career, Janis Paige made a name for herself as a Broadway actress-singer. She was in The Pajama Game and Remains to be Seen. As a testament to her success, she even received her very own star along Hollywood Boulevard. Sadly, it has not always been easy for her. There was a time when she damaged her voice, thanks to poor coaching. We are just glad that she was able to recuperate after getting medical treatment. She recently wrote an article for Hollywood Reporter that shocked a lot of her fans. The actress bravely talked about the physical assault that she experienced at the hands of Alfred Bloomingdale. She had only been 22 years old at the time.
Jacqueline White – 98 Years Old
We are happy to report that Jacqueline White is alive and well at the age of 98! You were wrong if you thought otherwise. The actress got her start when a casting director saw her in a local stage production. The truth is that her acting career had been short. She decided to retire back in 1950. She got hitched to Bruce Anderson and briefly made a comeback to star in Narrow Margin. The star remained active in the industry until 2005. In 2013, she was seen at the TCM Classic Film Festival.
Chuck Yeager – 97 Years Old
This is a star who reached literal heights over the course of his career! Chuck Yaegar joined the Army Air Forces and became known for a certain feat. Did you know that he was the first person to break the sound barrier? He received many awards thanks to his service and earned more than a million and a half bucks for his efforts. However, there was a lot of controversy surrounding his fortunes. His new wife and kids had been involved in a dispute regarding his money. Sadly, he passed away in December 2020.
Mitzi Gaynor – 89 Years Old
In 1954, Mitzi Gaynor made a name for herself after her starring role in There’s No Business Like Show Business. Four years after that, she appeared in South Pacific. Aside from acting, she also proved her worth as a singer and dancer. She also worked on other projects such as Golden Girl and Three Young Texans. In 1968, the actress also appeared in several TV events that fetched her $50 million. If you need another proof that she is a legend, younger celebrities have called her their inspiration. The list includes the likes of Mrs. Maisel!
John Astin – 90 Years Old
We present to you the man who played Gomez Addams in The Addams Family: John Astin. The show was a hit and ran from 1964 until 1966. Aside from that, he joined the cast of the show in a 1977 film called Halloween. The actor has also taught students how to direct and act at John Hopkins University. He now lives with his wife in Baltimore, Maryland. Together, they have five sons. Two of their children actually followed in his footsteps! When it comes to his recent projects, the actor was last seen in Justice League Action. Fun fact: he is also a voice actor!
Ann Blyth – 92 Years Old
This actress is one of the few remaining stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Ann Blythe is a talented actress and singer who remains as gorgeous as ever. Now 92 years old, she is best known for her appearance in musicals. She was also in Mildred Pierce, for which she even bagged an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 1953, she tied the knot with an obstetrician by the name of James McNulty and remained married to him until he died in 2007. After the wedding, she decided to raise their children and stopped taking on as much work as she used to.
Christopher Plummer – 91 Years Old
Most people know Christopher Plummer for his performance in The Sound of Music. Over the course of his career, he became a household name thanks to his good looks and acting skills. We are not at all surprised to hear that he has won many awards. The actor even bagged the Canadian Screen Award for Lifetime Achievement. At the age of 82, he also brought home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Beginners. This made him the oldest person to win this award. Acting aside, he has also worked as a scriptwriter for stage plays, TV shows, and concert halls. Fun fact: he has been awarded several doctorates from various universities. He definitely deserves them!
Angela Lansbury – 95 Years Old
Not a lot of people are honored with the title of Dame. Angela Lansbury surely deserves it, however. She made a name for herself as an actress on the stage and in TV shows. She is of American, Irish, and English descent. You might have seen her in Gypsy and Murder. She Wrote in the past. Can you believe that she remains active in the industry even though she is now nearing a hundred years old? In 2019, she even appeared in the new Mary Poppins film!
June Lockhart – 95 Years Old
This American actress was one of the biggest stars of the ‘50s and the ‘60s. June Lockhart appeared in projects like Lassie and Lost in Space. Her popularity, together with the size of her following, kept growing over the years. She has appeared on the Broadway stage and even bagged a Tony Award in the past. To no one’s surprise, she was honored with her very own star along Hollywood Boulevard. While she has seen a lot of success in her career, her love life cannot be said. She has been through two failed marriages in the past. This only goes to show that you don’t need a partner!
Peggy Stewart – 95 Years Old
If you are familiar with Peggy Stewart, you have probably seen her play tough women in Western B movies and TV shows. It was refreshing to see characters that were the exact opposite of the damsel in distress type! In the ‘60s, she started to appear in fewer projects. We were glad when she started to get more roles in 2000! As a matter of fact, she was even in a couple of scenes in the hit TV show, The Office back in 2009 and 2010. She passed away in May 2019 at the age of 95.
Arlene Dahl – 93 Years Old
In the ‘50s, Arlene Dahl made it big after she signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Before she became an actress, she tried her hand at modeling. In the ‘70s, she started working as a director for a beauty product line that fetched her a yearly salary of $750,000. In 1981, however, she almost filed for bankruptcy! After this incident, she went on to write a couple of astrology and beauty books.
Dick Van Dyke – 95 Years Old
Over the years, Dick Van Dyke has played several characters. However, his claim to fame was his appearance in Mary Poppins. Fun fact: his British accent was fake! When he was 87 years old, the actor was involved in a serious vehicular accident. His Jaguar burst into flames all of a sudden while he was behind the wheel! Luckily, he managed to get out of there before the car burned down.
Mel Brooks – 94 Years Old
Do you know what an EGOT winner is? This is a very talented person who has bagged all of the following awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Mel Brooks got his start as a comedian before he pursued acting. His son decided to follow in his footsteps by launching an acting career of his own.
Leslie Caron – 89 Years Old
This French-American actress also happens to be a talented dancer! Leslie Caron worked on 45 films or so in the past. She is famous for her performances in Daddy Long Legs, Lili, and An American in Paris. Besides that, she also appeared on the big screen for movies like The L-Shaped Room and Fanny. In 2006, the actress won an Emmy for Law & Order. She now owns a hotel and restaurant around a hundred miles away from Paris. In 2010, she published a memoir called “Thank Heaven.” In 2013, she decided to move from Paris to England.
Barbi Benton – 70 Years Old
If you had been wondering, Barbi Benton remains as gorgeous as ever. The model tried her hand at acting and singing in the past as well. She is probably best known for her work in Playboy. On top of that, she was also a regular on a comedy show called Hee Haw. Back in the ‘70s, she recorded several moderately successful studio albums. However, she made the call to quit show business to focus on raising her kids instead.
Lou Ferrigno – 69 Years Old
Aside from acting, Lou Ferrigno made a name for himself as a professional bodybuilder. He now works as a fitness consultant and trainer even though he is now a senior citizen. During his career peak, he bagged an IFBB Mr. America title and two IFBB Mr. Universe ones. You might have seen him in a bodybuilding documentary called Pumping Iron. He is best known for starring in The Incredible Hulk and reprising the superhero in other projects when it comes to his acting career.
Johnny Crawford – 74 Years Old
In 1955, Johnny Crawford got his start as a child actor as a Mouseketeer from Disney’s Mickey Club House. A couple of years later, he made it big by playing Mark McCain in a classic western show called The Rifleman. He established his acting career thanks to this role in question. He even received nominations for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor when he was 13 years old. Sadly, it looks like he has been shying away from the limelight as of late. You see, he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which must be difficult to live with.
Morgan Freeman – 83 Years Old
If you are like most people, you could identify Morgan Freeman through his voice alone. As one of the most talented actors in the industry right now, we are not shocked to hear that he currently has a $200 million net worth. He earned an Oscar for A Million Dollar Baby and has been nominated for a lot of awards. He also served as the narrator of a documentary called The Story of God. Fun fact: he is one of the top-grossing box office stars on the planet at the moment!
Jane Withers – 94 Years Old
Mind you. Jane Withers is still going strong at the advanced age of 93. She made it big as a singer, model, and actress. Her career saw its heyday back in the ‘30s and the ‘40s. She is the recipient of a Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1955, she divorced a film producer by the name of William Moss. She then married Kenneth Errair, who passed away in a tragic plane crash in 1968.
Shirley MacLaine – 86 Years Old
In 1955, Shirley McLaine made her debut in a film called The Trouble with Harry. Aside from being an actress, she is also a dancer, singer, activist, and author! She has written some books and became well-known for her New Age beliefs. She also wrote about her travels in the past. In 2013, the talented performer was given the Kennedy Center Honors for her work in the past. What an icon.
Cicely Tyson – 96 Years Old
Now nearing a hundred years old, we are blown away by how lovely Cicely Tyson still is! She made it big by playing Rebecca Morgan in a 1972 film called Sounder. You might have seen her as of late as well! Among others, she was also in House of Cards and Last Flag Flying.
Glynis Johns – 97 Years Old
This retired Hollywood star made it big as an actress, pianist, and dancer. She also bagged a Tony Award for her work in A Little Night Music. Let us not forget her roles in Mary Poppins, The Sundowners, and Superstar as well! She had a son called Gareth Forwood. He also entered the world of show business but passed away in 2007.
Terry Kilburn – 94 Years Old
In 1938, Terry Kilburn caught the attention of the people who watched A Christmas Carol. Aside from that, he was also in Goodbye, Mr. Chips. He hailed from London and did unpaid work before he launched his Hollywood career! The actor had a partner of 50 years called Charles Nolte, although he passed away in 2010. Kilburn has also headed the Meadow Brooks Theater at the University of Michigan. For over two decades, he held the position of a director but ultimately left in 1994.
Cora Sue Collins – 93 Years Old
Can you believe that Cora Sue Collins kicked off her career at the tender age of five? She was cast to star in The Unexpected Father. When she was 18 years old, she quit acting and got hitched to a rich rancher. Sadly, things did not work out between them. A string of more failed marriages followed it. The last one had been with a theater owner called Harry Nace, who passed away in 2002.
Ed Asner – 91 Years Old
For some years, Ed Asner made his mark by starring in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He was such a huge hit that he even landed his very own show after that! Aside from this, he has also done voice acting in the past. Did you know that he even worked on Up? The actor is also known for his charity work, which involves helping survivors of the Holocaust and people who have autism. All in all, he sounds like a really great guy in our books.
Conrad Janis – 92 Years Old
Not only is Conrad Janis, an actor, but he is also a jazz trombonist! He was actually born to an artistic family. His dad was a writer and art dealer, while his mom was a writer. Most people probably know the actor as the man who brought Frederick to life in Mork & Mindy. He was also in The Golden Girls. Jazz was his other passion in life. In fact, he has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson a couple of times in the past! He has a net worth of $15 million.
Peggy Dow – 92 Years Old
Born Peggy Josephin Varnadow, Peggy Dow is a retired philanthropist and actress. Before she made it big as a movie star, she also did modeling and radio work! She signed a deal with Universal, although she ended up quitting acting only three years later to walk down the aisle with Walter Helmerich III. He was an oil driller who was the president of their family company. They stayed together until he died in 2012.
Nancy Olson – 92 Years Old
This talented actress made it big when she was cast to star in Sunset Boulevard in 1950. It earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was also in Son of Flubber, The Absent-Minded Professor, and Airport 1975. The actress made the call to retire early even though she still had opportunities in the industry. She did, however, make several comebacks. In 2014, for example, viewers saw her in Dumbbells. A few years before that, she was also in Big Love. When it comes to politics, she is a Democrat.
Darryl Hickman – 89 Years Old
In the past, Darryl Hickman has worked as an acting coach, TV executive, and actor. He has served as a director, producer, and screenwriter too! The truth is that he was born in Hollywood, so it must have been easier for him to go into show business. His first role was in a 1937 film called The Prisoner of Zenda. Besides that, he also wrote: “The Unconscious Actor: Out of Control, In Full Command.”
Queen Elizabeth II – 94 Years Old
Did you know that Queen Elizabeth is now considered the British monarch with the longest reign? She was crowned in 1952 and has since ruled over the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the rest of the Commonwealth. It does not look like she is planning to give up the throne anytime soon! At the moment, Her Royal Highness currently has a net worth of $600 million.
Eva Marie Saint – 96 Years Old
It is awe-inspiring that Eva Marie Saint has been active in Hollywood for more than seventy years now. She has appeared in many projects over the years and even worked with the likes of Marlon Brando and Alfred Hitchcock. Despite everything, she is still as down-to-earth as ever. She made sure only to accept roles that she really liked. The actress is believed to have a net worth of $20 million right now.
Jackie Mason – 92 Years Old
Don’t you wish you were funny enough to make a career out of your sense of humor? Jackie Mason was a talented comedian who did exactly that. He was not afraid to make jokes that were considered racial, political, and controversial. Among other things, he would use his Jewish background to make people laugh! It was only inevitable that he would offend other people. He is currently worth a cool $9 million.
Margaret O’Brien – 83 Years Old
Here is another Hollywood actress who made her debut at a very young age. Margaret O’Brien had only been four years old when she launched her acting career! Fun fact, she has two Hollywood Walk of Fame stars. One of them was for TV shows, while the other had been for motion pictures. Isn’t it neat that she continues to act even to this day? In 2018, she starred in This Is Our Christmas.
Michael Caine – 87 Years Old
Born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr., Michael Caine has since been knighted. He has been recognized for his work as an actor, producer, and author. Without a doubt, he is a Hollywood legend! The actor even bagged an Oscar for his performance in Hannah and Her Sisters. He decided to change his name to Michael Caine in 2016 legally. Recently, he made headlines after he sold a South Beach property. He remains active in the industry and even starred in Going in Style in 2018.
Gena Rowlands – 90 Years Old
Now retired, Gena Rowlands has achieved a lot of success over the course of her career. She has over six decades in show business under her belt! You might also know her for her marriage to John Cassavetes, who was a talented actor-director. They worked together on different films in the past. She has bagged two Golden Globes and four Emmys. Aside from that, she is also the recipient of an Honorary Academy Award. More than two decades after Cassavetes passed away. She got married to Robert Forrest.
Lily Tomlin – 81 Years Old
Does this name sound familiar to you? We would not be surprised. After all, Lily Tomlin made a name for herself with her extensive resume as an actress, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. She got her start as a stand-up comedian and appeared in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She made her film debut in Nashville in 1974. In 2013, she married her long-term partner Jane Wagner.
Donald Sutherland – 85 Years Old
A talented actor, Donald Sutherland, has appeared in many successful films in the past five decades. He made waves in the industry by starring in projects such as M*A*S*H, Eye of the Needle, and Kelly’s Heroes. You might have also seen him in A Time to Kill and the Hunger Games trilogy. The actor made a lot of money, but we doubt that we had to explain that! We hope that you do not confuse him with his son Kiefer, who is also a great actor in his own right. Just so we are clear, his son was in Designed Survivor and 24.
William Shatner – 89 Years Old
Most people would immediately think of James T. Kirk of Star Trek when they hear the name, William Shatner. Thanks to his role in the series, he made hundreds of millions of dollars. When the show came to an end, his career went downhill. There was a time when he nearly became bankrupt! Aside from acting, he has also tried his hand at directing, writing, and producing. He has been married four separate times in the past. In 2001, he tied the knot with Elizabeth Anderson Martin.
Anthony Hopkins – 82 Years Old
This is the talented man who gave us goosebumps with his portrayal of Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs. He was a great director, producer, and actor whose talent will blow you away. He currently has a net worth of $160 million. His performance as the iconic cannibal even fetched him an Academy Award! He reprised the role in Hannibal and Red Dragon. In case you did not know, he remains active in the industry to this day. As a matter of fact, the actor was recently in King Lear, The Dresser, and Westworld.
Loretta Lynn – 88 Years Old
If you are a fan of country music, then you surely know who Loretta Lynn is! The talented singer-songwriter has sixty years of experience to her name. She is a true musical sensation who made all of her dreams come true. Did you know that she has since sold 45 million albums? Her voice is still as nice as ever, but she suffered a stroke in Tennessee back in 2017. We hope that she is now feeling better.
Vera Lynn – 103 Years Old
We are sure that Second World War soldiers will never forget the lovely Vera Lynn. With her amazing voice and charming face, this would simply be impossible. She received the British war Medal and was even given the title of a dame. The talented singer began singing at the tender age of seven and went on tour four years later. She disappeared from the limelight and dedicated her time to helping women with cancer and kids with disabilities. Unfortunately, she passed away on June 18, 2020. Rest in peace!
Sidney Poitier – 93 Years Old
It is not at all a stretch to say that Sidney Poitier was a pioneer in Hollywood. He made it big as an actor and paved the way for other people in his community. Did you know that he made history as the first African-American man to win an Academy Award? Even though he eventually quit acting, he pursued other avenues in life. He dabbled in directing, recording and even became a diplomat. The actor also received a knighthood and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has also worked with various charities.
Henry Kissinger – 97 Years Old
If you know history, you might be familiar with this guy. After escaping from Germany, Henry Kissinger made his way to the United States. He worked in politics and diplomacy, even becoming an advisor to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the past. He might have received a Nobel Peace Prize, but it was highly contested because of his Vietnam War involvement. They said that he failed at the negotiations during the conflict. It was a good thing that he at least returned the award after the protests. He has since accumulated $20 million over the course of his career. He is currently enjoying his retirement.
Jimmy Carter – 96 Years Old
Born in Georgia, James Earl Carter Jr. was elected the 39th president of the United States. He formerly served in the Navy and opposed racial segregation. Aside from that, he was a passionate civil rights activist as well. In 1977, he won the presidential race and established the Department of Education and the Department of Energy. After his time in office, he supported various charitable causes. He continues to fight for what he believes in through the Carter Center.
Hal Holbrook – 95 Years Old
This actor performed both on the stage and in front of the cameras. When he was still starting, he got to play Mark Twain in a play. When it comes to his screen works, you might have seen him in The Fog, Into the Wild, and Hercules. Isn’t it amazing that he has bagged an Emmy Award five times in his life? He has also been the recipient of a Tony Award and the National Humanities Medal. At the moment, he is believed to be worth $5 million. Good for him!
Robert Clary – 94 Years Old
These days, Robert Clary is spending his golden years painting and talking about the Holocaust. The truth was that his past had not been easy at all. When he was young, he lived in Nazi concentration camps. As a child, he had been a talented singer. This proved to be useful because he entertained other people with his voice. After his release, he named himself a musician in France and the United States. At the moment, he has a net worth of $20 million.
David Attenborough – 94 Years Old
Sir David Attenborough is one of the biggest names in broadcasting history. The English broadcaster has a distinct voice, which helps him work as a natural historian for the BBC. Did you know that he took up Natural Sciences at Cambridge University? We can see just how dedicated he truly is to animals and nature. Aside from that, he also supports various charities like the Refugee Children’s Movement. It does not look like he has plans to retire any time soon! We are glad to hear that.
Tony Bennett – 94 Years Old
We are blown away when we think that Tony Bennett has been in the music industry since the ‘50s. The musician has been singing for decades now and continues to do so at the age of 94. He was once in the military! Anyway, you might be familiar with his hit songs like “The Lady is a Tramp,” “The Hood Life,” and “Rags to Riches.” You might also enjoy his performances with contemporary musicians like Lady Gaga! The singer currently has a net worth of $200 million.