Time often works in mysterious ways. There are many instances in which we fail to account for how long it has been since a certain event. We all feel nostalgia when we think back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, but did you know that many of the stars from that era are still around?
BETTY WHITE, 96 YEARS OLD
Betty White boasts of the longest ongoing career of any women in the entertainment industry. Can you believe movie execs used to think she was not photogenic enough to go on screen? She continues to be active in the industry at the age of 96!
KIRK DOUGLAS, 101 YEARS OLD
You would not believe everything that Kirk Douglas has gone through over the years. He has managed to survive life-threatening situations so often that we are convinced he has nine lives. He lived through accidents, military service, and a stroke but still enjoyed a great acting career!
HAL HOLBROOK, 93 YEARS OLD
Hal Holbrook started out on stage before he eventually conquered the world of onscreen entertainment. Over the years, he amassed lots of acting credits and awards. He might just be the most gifted actor Hollywood has ever seen!
CAROL CHANNING, 97 YEARS OLD
We got to know Carol Channing for her musical works and distinctive voice. The talented actress was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995, and she deserves it. She also released an autobiography in 2002.
SALMA HAYEK, 52 YEARS OLD
Salma Hayek certainly made name for herself as a talented Hollywood actress. The star of Frida continues to act without any signs of stopping soon. Together with her husband and daughter, she resides in Los Angeles.
LAURA SAN GIACOMO, 56 YEARS OLD
Laura got her breakthrough when she starred in the 1989 film Sex, Lies, and Videotape. It fetched her a Golden Globe nomination. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Critics Association – New Generation Award as well.
BOLO YEUNG, 72 YEARS OLD
The professional martial artist and former bodybuilder acts and directs in all kinds of films. Bolo Yung has played villain roles in numerous films over the course of his career and continues to act until now.
KRISTY MCNICHOL, 57 YEARS OLD
The American comedian, actress, producer, and singer, Kristy McNichol is now 57-years-old. Over the course of her career, she’s made herself a legend in the entertainment industry. Her most famous appearances are in the movies, Little Darlings, Only When I Laugh and the TV show Empty Nest. However, she is now retired from Hollywood.
DORIS DAY, 96 YEARS OLD
No other star ruled the ‘50s and ‘60s like Doris Day did. The actress and singer is best known for the classic films she starred in as well as her sitcom. She still managed to release an album at the age of 89!
RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, 84 YEARS OLD
Richard Chamberlain will forever be Dr. Kildare to us. Although that was his first taste of success, he eventually landed more movie and stage projects. His last acting credit was for a 2011 independent film.
Richard Keith, 67 Years Old
Richard Keith was only a little boy when he became famous. The actor is also talented at music! Aside from these talents, he was the executive director for Ballet Magnificat, a company his wife runs.
TONY BENNETT, 92 YEARS OLD
There are many jazz legends out there, and Tony Bennett is one of them. The “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” is now in his nineties, but he can still belt out to jazz hits like no one else could.
Catherine Bell, 52 Years Old
Catherine Bell has been around for decades, although she was born British she is Iranian-American in descent. Bell, is not only an actress but a model and producer. She starred in JAg from 1997 until 2005 and played the character Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie. Bell actually studied at UCLA but dropped out 2 years in, to take a modeling job in Japan. Well, in her case this all surely paid off- she is now married with 2 kids.
Christina Applegate, 48 Years Old
Christina Applegate has a renowned career in Hollywood behind her. Her career started back in the day when she was Kelly Bundy in the hit and fan-favorite ‘Married With Children.’ Applegate is now starring on Netflix in the extremely popular series ‘Dead To Me.’ Applegate is now 48 and has an impressive career, her recent movie ‘Bad Moms’ is hysterical and is making a sequel. Applegate has one child and had previously been divorced, however, she is now re-married.
Barbi Benton, 70 Years Old
Barbi Benton is the epitome of a household Hollywood name, she is very well known for affiliation with Hugh Heffner and her spreads in Playboy Magazine. However, she starred in the hit series ‘Hee Haw’ for four consecutive seasons. Benton was also a singer in the 70s, with multiple albums that were successful. She has truly done it all. Benton has been married since 1979, she and her spouse have two children.
Janis Paige, 98 Years Old
At 98-years old Janis Paige has made a name for herself unlike any other. She was born Donna Mae Tjaden, her career started at the age of 5 and progressed slowly. After high school is when it truly took off she was first hired as a singer upon her move to L.A. Paige went on to star on Broadway, television and simply was adored by all. After all, she was a triple threat. At 98 it is safe to say that she has lived long and well, her reputation will forever be remembered and her Hollywood Walk of Fame star is there to remind us too.
EVA MARIE SAINT, 94 YEARS OLD
Eva Marie Saint has been active in the industry since the ‘90s, though she is best known for starring in On The Waterfront. She might be a senior citizen, but she looks as good as ever!
JACKIE MASON, 87 YEARS OLD
Jackie Mason is a wonderful stand-up artist. He has gone on Broadway as well and won many prestigious awards. The comedian is the 63rd best stand-up comedian in history according to a Comedy Central list.
JULIE GIBSON, 105 YEARS OLD
Julie Gibson is an incredible actress-singer who got her start in the Jimmie Grier Orchestra in the ‘40s. She did not limit herself to Hollywood and worked overseas as well. She is the oldest person on this list!
LEX LUGER, 60 YEARS OLD
Lex “The Total Package” Luger is a pro wrestler who made name for himself in the sport back in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Did you know he was in the NFL as well? He remains active in the WWE behind the scenes.
DEAN STOCKWELL, 82 YEARS OLD
Dean Stockwell is best known as Al in Quantum Leap. He began acting at the age of 7, so he has a lot of acting credits! This is one actor who has earned a great retirement, that much is for certain.
CAREL STRUYCKEN, 70 YEARS OLD
Carel Struycken is best known as Lurch of The Addams Family. He has starred in many TV, film and stage projects in the past. Did you know that he is a vegetarian, gardener, and photographer?
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, 82 YEARS OLD
An American artist and actor, “Billy Dee” Williams is most known for his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars. He made his first appearance in the 1980 movie, The Empire Strikes Back. He was also involved in popular productions like Brian’s Song in 1971. He also had roles in Lady Sings the Blues and Batman. In the 1982 Batman, he played Harvey Dent. Aside from acting, Billy wanted to be a musician and decided to give it a go. He’s since recorded a jazz LP that was produced by Prestige Records. It’s a good thing he tried his hand in music, seeing as his LP became a commercial success!
MAX BAER JR., 80 YEARS OLD
Max Baer, Jr. is one talented and versatile man. This The Beverly Hillbillies star has worked as an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer in the past! He is the last surviving character on the show.
NORMAN LLOYD, 103 YEARS OLD
The talented Norman Lloyd has a longer career than most people. He worked in the industry for more than nine decades, after all. Some of his friends include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, and Orson Welles.
ANN BLYTH, 90 YEARS OLD
Ann Blyth is one of the last few surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. This Academy Award-winning actress has since retired from the industry and now lives her retirement in peace. Good for her!
SIDNEY POITIER, 91 YEARS OLD
Sidney Poitier is the first person of African-American heritage to win an Oscar. What a legend! Aside from acting, he has also worked as a director, diplomat, and author. We can only wish we were him.
CARL REINER, 96 YEARS OLD
Carl Reiner is an actor, comedian, director, and writer in one neat package. He rose to stardom in the ‘50s and racked various awards and acting credits since those days. He currently lives in Beverly Hills.
Rhonda Fleming, 95 Years Old
Rhonda Fleming earned the moniker “The Queen of Technicolor” back in the day. She quit acting back in 1991. Aside from her entertainment career, she founded the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Women’s Comprehensive Care.
BARBARA EDEN, 87 YEARS OLD
Barbara Eden became famous after starring in I Dream of Jeannie. The actress will forever be associated with that role, but she must be enjoying the royalties of all the re-runs for it! Nice job.
NANCY SINATRA, 78 YEARS OLD
If your father is Frank Sinatra, you are bound to inherit some of his skills. This was true for Nancy Sinatra who is a best-selling performer in her own right. It remains unverified if she has gone into retirement.
SYLVESTER STALLONE, 72 YEARS OLD
Sylvester Stallone is best known for starring in the hit films Rambo and Rocky. A lot of ladies swooned over his good looks as well! He carries lots of charm despite being a senior citizen.
JULIE ANDREWS, 83 YEARS OLD
Julia Andrews is a talented lady with many acting credits, though none of her roles will ever top Mary Poppins. The amazing lady continues to inspire us in this day and age. What an icon!
BOB BARKER, 94 YEARS OLD
Bob Barker still oozes personality and charm no matter what. The game show host was on The Price is Right for 35 years. That’s a long time. His health issues forced him to retire, however.
DIAHANN CARROLL, 83 YEARS OLD
Diahann Caroll was the first non-white actress to appear on the small screen. The Julia actress is truly an inspiration to many African-American women. She has decided to retire from acting all the way back in 2014.
DEBBIE HARRY, 73 YEARS OLD
Debbie Harry was the lead vocalist and songwriter for Blondie. Did you know she has gone into acting and modeling as well? The punk icon might be 73, but she has yet to show signs of stopping.
SALLY FIELD, 71 YEARS OLD
Sally Field first became a household name after she went to star in Gidget. The actress has won all kinds of awards over the years. She continues to appear on stage, films, and shows! What a lady.
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, 102 YEARS OLD
Olivia De Havilland is best known for starring in the screen adaptation of Gone With The Wind. Did you know that the Queen appointed her Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire? What an incredible honor.
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, 88 YEARS OLD
Christopher Plummer has been acting for six decades now if you can believe it! This incredible actor recently starred in the 2017 film that goes by the title All the Money in the World. Wow.
LONI ANDERSON, 73 YEARS OLD
Loni Anderson is forever going to be associated with Jennifer Marlowe from WKRP in Cincinnati. The award-winning actress has many credits to her name, but many also remember her for her relationship with Burt Reynolds.
ALI MACGRAW, 79 YEARS OLD
Actress, model and author Ali MacGraw has appeared in many projects over the course of her career. We daresay that the Love Story star is as beautiful as she was in her prime! She’s timeless.
ROBERT FULLER, 85 YEARS OLD
There has never been a Wild West actor like Robert Fuller. The Emergency! and Laramie actor remains the best known personality of the genre. It is clear that the actor has never lost his charm or good looks!
BERN NADETTE STANIS (THELMA), 64 YEARS OLD
Bern Nadette Stanis made a name for herself when she starred in Good Times. She went on to star in other projects after the end of the show, of course. She has also written four books by now!
TIPPI HEDREN, 88 YEARS OLD
Tippi Hedren is best known for her iconic performance in The Birds. The fashion model and actress starred in more than eighty onscreen projects over the years! Her family members have followed in her footsteps as well.
LEE MAJORS, 79 YEARS OLD
Lee Majors was a huge star from the ‘60s all the way to the ‘80s. He was married to actress Farrah Fawcett for some time as well. They divorced but remained in touch. He is still active in the industry.
PRISCILLA PRESLEY, 73 YEARS OLD
Priscilla Presley was only a young girl when she met Elvis Presley. The two eventually tied the knot, had a daughter together, and then got divorced. She eventually took over Elvis Presley Enterprises or EPE.
LINDSAY WAGNER, 69 YEARS OLD
We are sure you look back and think of Bionic Woman AKA Jaime Sommers when the name Lindsay Wagner is mentioned. The actress remains passionate about the film industry and teaches at the San Bernardino Valley College.
MARK HARMON, 67 YEARS OLD
Mark Harmon and his handsome face are always on the TV, and we are glad to hear it. He continues to appear on NCIS as Jethro Gibbs, of course. He was on The West Wing too.
TINA LOUISE, 84 YEARS OLD
You likely know Tina Louise best from Gilligan’s Island. The actress only landed small roles when the show ended, but she also turned down all the offers to appear in the sequels of the show.
KIM NOVAK, 85 YEARS OLD
Back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Kim Novak was a big star. The starlet starred opposite the leading men of the time. The Vertigo actress left the entertainment industry early to focus on visual art instead.
DIANA SERRA CARY, 100 YEARS OLD
Don’t worry if the name doesn’t sound familiar to you. Perhaps Baby Peggy works better. Perhaps the last silent film actor still around, she starred in more than 150 films! She retired early on as well.
VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, 68 YEARS OLD
We cannot finish the list without Victoria Principal! The Dallas star is still a stunner even though she is well into her 60s now. Don’t you think she looks incredible? We’re green with envy here!
HONOR BLACKMAN, 93 YEARS OLD
This star got her big break when she was cast on the British TV show called The Avengers. She is likely better known for bringing Pussy Galore to life in a James Bond film Goldfinger,
NANETTE FABRAY, 97 YEARS OLD
Nanette Fabray started performing at the age of 3! She started out in musical theater before moving on to the big screen. She has since received an Emmy and Tony. She is an advocate for deaf people’s rights.
JIMMY CARTER, 94 YEARS OLD
Mind you, former President of the United States Jimmy Carter is alive and kicking! He is best known for his foreign policies and human rights advocacies. He once had metastatic cancer but managed to beat it.
DAWN WELLS, 79 YEARS OLD
Dawn Wells is the only other remaining star from Gilligan’s Island. The star has since quit acting but she still calls it her passion. She now helps out in local productions and offers teaching classes.
ANN-MARGRET, 77 YEARS OLD
Ann-Margaret shot to stardom with her amazing singing voice and great acting chops. The actress has released a number of songs and took home awards for her work. What an amazing role model she is!
VERA LYNN, 101 YEARS OLD
Vera Lynn was known as “The Forces’ Sweetheart” during the start of her career since she used to sing for the soldiers. During her 100th birthday, she released a new album! She doesn’t let age get in her way.
GENE REYNOLDS, 95 YEARS OLD
Gene Reynolds was a star who appeared in film and television projects. He was on his way to making it big when the army recruitment office sent for him. When he returned, he created M*A*S*H
SALLY STRUTHERS, 71 YEARS OLD
Sally Struthers was Gloria Stivic on All in the Family. She is now in her seventies but continues to act even to this day! Apart from acting, she is also involved in a number of charities.
ADRIENNE BARBEAU, 73 YEARS OLD
Did Adrienne Barbeau age at all? Look at her! She was Rizzo in the original Grease production, but it was her onscreen work that shot her to fame. She is best known for starring in Maude.
DENISE AUSTIN, 61 YEARS OLD
Are you worried about aging? If so, you should focus on diet and exercise. Denise Austin is the example you need. This fitness instructor hosted Getting Fit with Denise Austin back in the day and remains active now.
BEVERLY CLEARY, 102 YEARS OLD
Beverly Cleary must be the most popular children’s book author still alive. The National Book Award winner has touched the hearts of kids in different parts of the globe. She lives with her cat these days.
JUNE LOCKHART, 92 YEARS OLD
June Lockhart is an incredible actress who has gone on stage and on screen. Did you know that she won a Tony award for her performance in For Love or Money? It was definitely well-deserved.
ROBERT CLARY, 92 YEARS OLD
Robert Clary has an amazing story. He was once a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, but his singing voice made things a little easier for him. This actor-artist is brave, talented, strong, and kind.
PATRICIA MORISON, 102 YEARS OLD
Patricia Morison was a great actress and soprano singer in one beautiful package. The lovely lady starred in quite a lot of Broadway and film productions over the years. She is a stunner, both then and now!
KATHARINE ROSS, 78 YEARS OLD
Katharine Ross has starred in a number of classic films over the years. The starlet remains active in the Hollywood scene and even makes guest appearances every now and then. She is married to Sam Elliot.
JIMMY LYDON, 95 YEARS OLD
Jimmy Lydon went into show business to help his family get out of its terrible situation. He went on to become a star and a producer. Did you know that he also co-created the series M*A*S*H?
CAREN MARSH-DOLL, 99 YEARS OLD
Caren Marsh-Doll was a professional dancer and actress during the silent era! She was a dance double in a number of films. In 1949, she got into a plane crash and lost her foot but kept acting anyway.
MARGE CHAMPION, 98 YEARS OLD
Do you recall the wonderful dancing in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? If so, you should thank Marge Champion for coming up with the choreography. She is just so incredible at what she does.
BOB NEWHART, 89 YEARS OLD
Bob Newhart sure knows how to tell jokes and make people laugh. The TV show host has hosted all kinds of shows and even made monologue albums. Now in his eighties, it is good to hear he is doing just fine.