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Hollywood OAPs Hollywood OAPs
by Asa Butcher
2008-04-05 09:42:08
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Following the death of actor Richard Widmark (b. December 26 1914) last week at the age of 93, I began thinking about how many actors and actresses are still alive from the Golden Era of Hollywood. Some of these actors have long since retired from the silver screen, others are still working and some are suffering from the onslaught of old age that has left them unable to remember their own name.

The timing of this article is also to commemorate the actress Bette Davis, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday today (April 5 2008) if she hadn’t sadly died from metastasized breast cancer in October 1989. Last April I wrote a review of All About Eve, one of the many films for which Bette Davis was nominated for Best Actress, but the reason for that review was the landmark birthday of another of the nominated actresses: Celeste Holm.

Celeste Holm (b. April 29 1917) is now approaching her 91st birthday, but she is a spring chicken compared to many others still alive. The oldest living actor that my research could uncover is a Dutchman named Johannes Heesters, who was born on December 5 1903 and currently holds the record of being the oldest performer worldwide who is still active, both on the stage and on television, plus had the dubious distinction of being Adolf Hitler’s favourite actor.

I must admit that his name is not one known to me, as is the second oldest actor I could find, an Englishman named John Kidd, who celebrated his 100th birthday last July. John Kidd primarily had a career in television and notched up almost 60 different shows and the same number of parts, yet, like Heesters, he is relatively unknown.

Gloria Stuart (b. July 4 1910), the oldest living actress, is definitely well-known, although it was mainly as her part as Old Rose in James Cameron’s Best Picture winner Titanic, rather than any of her work over the past eight decades. In 1932 Gloria Stuart was one of the 15 WAMPAS Baby Stars (a promotional campaign that chose young women believed to be on the threshold of movie stardom) and she is now one of the two surviving actresses along with Mary Carlisle (b. February 3 1912), although has not worked since the 1940s.

The second oldest working actress is Anita Page (b. August 4 1910), who was once the focus of Benito Mussolini’s obsessive affections and actually retired for 60 years before coming back to films as an 80-year-old lady. Our French readers should recognise the name Paulette Dubost (b. October 8 1910), who has been constantly making films ever since 1931, and Batman fans will know the actor Michael Gough (b. November 23 1913), who portrayed Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred in the first four films.

Kevin McCarthy (b. February 15 1914) was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Biff Loman in the 1951 version of Death of a Salesman and he is still working, with his last role being in John Jackman’s 2008 Wesley. Anna Wing (b. October 30 1914) appears as Grandma in Son of Rambow, and fans of the TV series "St. Elsewhere" should remember Norman Lloyd (b. November 8 1914) in his role as Dr. Daniel Auschlander.

How many of the names have you recognised so far? It is surprising the number of actors and actresses that are still employed, plus it is even more inspiring when you realise the list has only reached those born before 1914. My own research stopped at people born in 1925, which means there are many more names to list and that includes many more famous names.

Norman Wisdom and Eli Wallach were both born in 1915, Kirk Douglas in 1916, Ernest Borgnine, Herbert Lom and Joan Fontaine were all born in 1917, while Fontaine’s older sister Olivia de Havilland is also still alive aged 92. Ingmar Bergman turns 90 in July and Richard Todd hits 90 next year, while Ian Carmichael and Mickey Rooney are still two years off their ninth decade.

We can only hope that these actors and actresses notch up many more years before they appear in the Academy Award Obituary montage, plus I haven’t even mentioned the directors that are still with us. Below you can find the full list of living actors, in age order, so you too can utter those famous words: I didn’t know they were still alive!

EXTRA: I have now made a list of oldest living directors, see here:
http://www.theovi.com/art/4766

* * * * * * * * * * 

Carla Laemmle – 10 October 1909

Luise Rainer – 12 January 1910

Arthur Gardner – 7 June 1910

Yvette Lebon - 14 August 1910

Lupita Tovar – 27 July 1911

Mary Carlisle – 3 February 1912

Zohra Sehgal – 27 April 1912

Connie Sawyer – 27 November 1912

Herb Jeffries – 24 September 1913

Leon Holmes – 26 November 1913

Marc Platt – 2 December 1913

Patricia Morison – 19 March 1914

Richard Coogan – 4 April 1914

George "Shep" Houghton – 4 June 1914

Irwin Corey – 29 July 1914

Norman Lloyd – 8 November 1914

Vladimir Zeldin - 10 February 1915

Danuta Szflarska - 20 February 1915

Wally Cassell – 3 March 1915

Totti Truman Taylor – 7 September 1915

Marguerite Patten – 4 November 1915

Eli Wallach – 7 December 1915

Olaf Pooley – 2 February 1916

Vera Gebuhr - 15 May 1916

Harry Rabinowitz – 26 March 1916

Sam Beazley – March 1916

Kevin O'Morrison – 25 May 1916

Olivia de Havilland – 1 July 1916

Jean Rouverol – 8 July 1916

Don Keefer – 18 August 1916

Kirk Douglas – 9 December 1916

Birgitta Valberg – 16 December 1916

Edward Burnham – 25 December 1916

Dennis Edwards – 28 December 1916

Suzy Delair - 31 December 1916

Zsa Zsa Gabor – 6 February 1917

Vera Lynn – 20 March 1917

Danielle Darrieux – 1 May 1917

George Gaynes – 16 May 1917

Lee Miller – 18 May 1917 -

Lorna Gray (Adrian Booth) – 26 July 1917

Earl Cameron – 8 August 1917

Marsha Hunt – 17 October 1917

Barbro Kollberg - 27 December 1917

Priscilla Moran – November 1917

Movita Castaneda – 4 December 1917

 

If you think there is a living actor/actress born in 1917 or earlier that is missing from the list or know that one of them has passed away, then please email asa@ovimagazine.com

List FINALLY updated February 18th 2014 – not sure when it will be updated again!
NB: All info is collected from
imdb.com

Thanks to Joey Hernandez, Omer Denizkur, Omer Kanioz, Lori Muns, Alan, Margaret F, Nicholas, Dez Hazell, William Zucker, Jay Payton, David & Hudson Jones, Rand Noel, and Nick for their contributions.


    
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Asa2008-04-06 12:00:38
I can't believe it! Charlton Heston dies the day after my article about Hollywood OAPs is published, plus I can't believe I missed him off my original list (b. Oct 24 1924)

RIP Charlton Heston


Jeff Miller2008-04-16 03:34:20
Luise Rainer (The Good Earth; The Great Ziegfeld) was born in 1910 and is still alive.


Jeff Miller2008-04-16 03:37:18
Actually Luise Rainer was born January 12, 1910, making her the oldest living actress, and the oldest living academy award winning actress to boot.


Asa2008-04-16 08:40:20
Thanks Jeff, I have added her to the list.


jon2008-05-12 16:30:24
tony curtis


Asa2008-06-06 19:40:20
Mel Ferrer RIP


Asa2008-06-30 18:58:26
RIP Jean Delanoy
12 Jan 1908 - 18 June 2008


Asa2008-07-13 14:10:25
Evelyn Keyes RIP
20 November 1916 - 4 July 2008


Omer Deniz2008-08-07 09:32:59
I you must add Turhan Bey. His date of birth 1922 and he was one of the popular actors of 1940's.


Asa2008-08-26 21:01:24
Missed another, but too late to add...

Fred Crane: 22 March 1918 - 21 August 2008

RIP


Omer Kanioz2008-09-01 17:03:36
Angela Lansbury was born October 16, 1925 and still alive.


Omer Kanioz2008-09-04 09:40:37
Earl Hamner Jr, his borning date July 10, 1923.


Omer Kanioz2008-09-06 10:15:06
Doris Day April 3,1922 and Dick van Dyke December 13, 1925. Both of them are still living.


Lori Muns2008-09-07 04:35:55
Ester Williams is still alive. She was born in 1921.


Omer Kanioz2008-09-16 23:23:06
Ricardo Montalban, 25 November 1920.


Asa2008-09-23 11:51:10
RIP Anita Page (1910-2008)


Asa2008-09-28 07:59:41
RIP Paul Newman (1925-2008)


Alan2008-09-29 16:51:51
Bettie Page - 22 April 1923 is still alive & kiciking!


Alan2008-09-29 17:23:58
Phylis Diller (17 July 1917) always liked to "play" old... Now she qualifies for your list!


Asa2008-11-02 09:58:15
RIP Peter Copley
1915-2008


Omer Kanioz2008-11-03 15:29:41
Priscilla Pointer, 18 May 1924.


Omer Kanioz2008-11-03 16:03:28
Alan Bergman 11 September 1925, Irvin Kershner 29 April 1923, Beatrice Arthur 13 May 1922.


Omer Kanioz2008-11-13 09:02:35
Kathryn Grayson 9 February 1922.


Alan2008-11-26 19:13:53
Eight "little" actors have been overlooked! The following folks played Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz:
George "Shep" Houghton - 4 June 1914, Meinhardt Raabe - 2 Septmber 1915, August Clarence Swenson - 29 December 1917, Karl "Karchy" Kosiczky - 21 September 1918, Jackie Gerlich - ?? ?? 1918, Mickey Carroll - 8 July 1919, Jerry Maren - 24 January 1920, Margaret Pellegrini - 23 September 1923.


Asa2008-12-13 10:11:57
RIP Van Johnson (1916-2008)


Omer Kanioz2008-12-23 14:21:39
Arthur Hiller, 22 November 1923.


Omer Kanioz2008-12-23 14:23:45
Ann Rutherford, 2 November 1920.


Omer Kanioz2008-12-23 14:28:47
Tony Martin, 25 December 1912.


Margaret F2009-01-01 01:33:51
RIP Nina Foch
20 April 1924 - 5 December 2008


Asa2009-01-04 02:05:29
RIP Bettie Page 22 April 1923-11 December 2008


Asa2009-01-18 09:02:13
RIP Ricardo Montalban
25 November 1920 - 14 January 2009


Margaret F2009-01-25 19:13:27
RIP Edmund Purdom19 December 1924 - 1 January 2009


Margaret F2009-01-25 19:26:33
Setsuko Hara, born June 17, 1920


Omer Kanioz2009-01-29 15:30:55
David Tree, 15 July 1915.


Asa2009-02-03 10:02:19
RIp Marie Glory
3 March 1905 - 24 January 2009


Margaret F2009-02-05 19:11:19
Kien Shih, 1 January 1913


Margaret F2009-02-05 19:14:19
John Forsythe, 29 January 1918


Margaret F2009-02-05 21:48:07
Liz Smith, 11 December 1921


Margaret F2009-02-05 21:51:48
Clive Dunn, 9 January 1920


Margaret F2009-02-06 01:39:19
Annalisa Ericson, 14 September 1913


Margaret F2009-02-06 13:43:55
Zizi Jeanmaire, 29 April 1924


Asa2009-02-08 10:03:09
RIP James Whitmore
October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009


Margaret F2009-02-08 18:46:33
Shirley Yamaguchi, 12 February 1920


Margaret F2009-02-09 00:46:09
Ron Moody, 8 January 1924


Margaret F2009-02-09 00:49:46
Frank Thornton, 15 January 1921


Margaret F2009-02-09 00:57:11
June Whitfield, 11 November 1925


Margaret F2009-02-09 01:21:22
Mollie Sugden, 21 July 1922


Margaret F2009-02-09 15:55:35
Elaine Stritch, 2 February 1925


Margaret F2009-02-09 15:57:30
Rose Marie, 15 August 1923.


Margaret F2009-02-09 17:32:18
George Gaynes, 16 May 1917.


Margaret F2009-02-10 11:13:10
Googie Withers, 12 March 1917


Margaret F2009-02-10 11:18:16
John McCallum, 14 March 1917


Margaret F2009-02-10 13:23:48
Steve Forrest, 29 September 1924


Margaret F2009-02-10 13:56:55
Patrick Macnee, 6 February 1922


Margaret F2009-02-10 14:36:50
Martin E Brooks, 30 November 1925


Margaret F2009-02-10 14:45:00
Eric Sykes, 4 May 1923


Margaret F2009-02-10 14:47:54
Graham Stark, 20 January 1922


Margaret F2009-02-10 14:55:25
George Cole, 22 April 1925


Margaret F2009-02-10 15:48:47
Ursula Thiess, 15 May 1924


Margaret F2009-02-10 18:53:19
Alan Young, 19 November 1919


Margaret F2009-02-10 19:23:54
Theodore Bikel, 2 May 1924


Margaret F2009-02-10 19:26:00
Carol Channing, 31 January 1921


Margaret F2009-02-10 19:29:43
Farley Granger, 1 July 1925


Margaret F2009-02-10 19:31:47
George S Irving, 1 November 1922


Margaret F2009-02-10 19:33:31
Edward I Koch, 12 December 1924


Omer Kanioz2009-02-13 12:55:40
Carl Reiner, 20 March 1922.


Margaret F2009-02-16 11:55:16
Dinah Sheridan, 17 September 1920


Margaret F2009-02-16 12:05:52
Julie Harris, 2 December 1925


Margaret F2009-02-16 12:12:25
Cliff Robertson, 9 September 1923


Margaret F2009-02-16 12:15:07
Kaye Ballard, 20 November 1925


Margaret F2009-02-16 12:19:24
Charles Durning, 28 February 1923


Margaret F2009-02-16 12:20:34
Nanette Fabray, 27 October 1920


Margaret F2009-02-16 12:30:58
Walter Cronkite, 4 November 1916


Margaret F2009-02-16 19:17:26
James Noble, 5 March 1922


Margaret F2009-02-17 17:46:18
Morgan Woodward, 16 September 1925


Margaret F2009-02-17 17:47:40
Garry Walberg, 10 June 1921


Asa2009-03-02 12:20:37
RIP

August Clarence Swenson
29 December 1917 - 25 February 2009

Philip Carey
15 July 1925 - 6 February 2009


Margaret F2009-03-03 11:21:24
Ruth Duccini (born Ruth L. Robinson), 23 July 1918


Nicholas2009-03-15 15:31:26
Brenda Joyce who played Jane opposite Johnny Weismuller after Maureen O'Sullivan finished.
She is 97 years old and still alive, born 1912.
Also Cheetah will be 77 years old on April the 11th not bad for a ape.


Nicholas2009-03-15 15:40:34
Harry Carey Jr born 1921 still alive.


Nicholas2009-03-15 15:41:50
Frank Cady 1915


Nicholas2009-03-15 15:44:29
Al Molinaro (Happy Days) Cafe owner.
Born 1919


Nicholas2009-03-15 15:49:35
American Film Actress
Ruth Ford
1915 Still alive 94 in July.


Nicholas2009-03-15 15:56:52
Barbara Billingsley
Film and TV
Born 1915


Nicholas2009-03-15 16:03:04
Elyse Knox
American Actress
Born 1917


Nicholas2009-03-15 16:10:47
Michael Gough
Born 1913
TV and Film


Nicholas2009-03-15 16:14:12
Warren Stevens
Born 1919
TV and Film


Nicholas2009-03-15 16:16:45
Jacqueline White Actress
Born 1922


Nicholas2009-03-15 16:21:13
Majorie Lord
Born 1918
American Actress


Margaret F2009-03-17 14:20:56
Art Linkletter, 17 July 1912


Margaret F2009-03-17 14:36:44
RIP, Hank Locklin, 15 February 1918 - 8 March 2009


Margaret F2009-03-17 14:39:55
RIP, Laurence Payne, 5 June 1919 - 23 February 2009


Asa2009-03-29 20:29:21
RIP Johnny Holiday
28 October 1912 - 28 February 2009

RIP Betsy Blair
11 December 1923 - 13 March 2009
Marty review: http://www.ovimagazine.com/art/2904


Omer Kanioz2009-03-31 14:34:10
Carl Ballantine 27 September 1922, Bob Hastings 18 April 1925.


Asa2009-04-26 11:44:11
RIP Beatrice Arthur
13 May 1922 - 25 April 2009


Dez Hazell2009-05-05 17:35:36
Some more for you:
Marguerite Patten 1915
Sheila Mercier 1919
PD James 1920
Peter Benson 1921
Muriel Pavlow 1921
Eileen Essell 1922
Max Bygraves 1922
Denis Norden 1922
Robert Rietty 1923
Eric Sykes 1923
Donald Sinden 1923
Brian Rix 1924
Leslie Phillips 1924
Norman Painting 1924
George Cole 1925
Barbara Perry c.1923
Connie Sawyer 1912
Frances Reid 1914
Donna Hardy 1914
G.D. Spradlin 1920
Sid Melton 1920
Lillian Adams 1922
Harold Gould 1923
Roberts Blossom 1924
Bill Dana 1924
Helen Stenborg 1925


Margaret F2009-05-09 13:48:19
RIP Mickey Carroll
8 July 1919 - 7 May 2009


Vande2009-05-09 14:47:33
Michael Ansara 1922
Nicholas Parsons 1923
Tony Britton 1924


Omer Kanioz2009-05-14 12:23:45
Wally Cassell 3 March 1915, Phyllis Thaxter 20 November 1921.


Vande2009-05-29 12:29:02
Totti Truman Taylor 1915


Vande2009-05-29 12:42:12
Douglas Wilmer 1920


Margaret F2009-06-14 19:53:39
RIP Mary Howard de Liagre
18 May 1913 - 6 June 2009


Vande2009-06-28 21:00:34
Booth Colman 1923


Vande2009-06-29 01:30:21
Margery Mason 1920


Asa2009-06-30 10:29:48
RIP Kien Shih
1 January 1913 - 3 June 2009

RIP Dorothy Layton
13 August 1912 - 2 June 2009


Vande2009-07-01 21:45:12
RIP
Mollie Sugden
21 July 1922 - 1 July 2009


Vande2009-07-01 23:14:17
RIP Karl Malden
22 March 1912 - 1 July 2009


Vande2009-07-10 11:54:41
Stan Stennett 1925


Margaret F2009-07-11 12:35:19
RIP
Anna Karen Morrow
20 September 1914 - 7 July 2009


Margaret F2009-07-19 14:49:50
RIP Walter Cronkite
4 November 1916 - 17 July 2009


Margaret F2009-07-23 12:14:12
RIP Brenda Joyce
25 February 1917 - 4 July 2009


Vande2009-07-27 01:21:39
I know you've already got Liz Smith (I), but Liz Smith (II) is also in the category.
Also Ronald Wolfe (1924)
Cyril Frankel (1921)
Paul Rogers (1917)


Margaret F2009-08-09 00:42:58
RIP Virginia Carroll
2 December 1913 - 23 July 2009


Margaret F2009-08-12 00:47:04
RIP Beverly Roberts
19 May 1914 - 13 July 2009


Vande2009-08-18 01:17:44
Vera Lynn 1917


Margaret F2009-08-18 18:20:45
RIP Ruth Ford
7 July 1911 - 12 August 2009


Vande2009-08-19 17:43:34
Milly Del Rubio 1921


Cory2009-08-24 09:26:17
You forgot Jane Russell


Cory2009-08-24 09:27:03
....never mind


Vande/Dez Hazell2009-09-02 17:27:41
Nadine Gordimer 1923


Omer Kanioz2009-09-08 15:24:42
Douglas Dick 20 November 1920.


Margaret F2009-09-09 15:05:10
RIP Mady Rahl
3 Jan 1915 - 29 Aug 2009


Margaret F2009-10-08 17:00:44
RIP Dorothy Coonan
25 November 1913 - 16 September 2009


Asa2009-10-15 14:17:50
RIP Frank Coghlan Jr.
15 March 1916 - 7 September 2009

RIP Brenda Joyce
25 February 1917 - 4 July 2009


Asa2009-11-17 11:53:13
RIP

Carl Ballantine
27 September 1917 - 3 November 2009

Maxine Marx
13 January 1918 - 14 September 2009

Norman Painting
23 April 1924 - 29 October 2009


Margaret F2009-12-04 12:55:48
RIP Richard Todd
June 11 1919 - December 3 2009


Asa2009-12-14 11:31:26
RIP David Tree
15 July 1915 - 4 November 2009


Margaret F2009-12-14 17:13:56
Let's keep the list going!
Muzaffer Tema
15 June 1919


Margaret F2009-12-14 17:17:11
Jayne Meadows
27 September 1920


Lori Muns2009-12-20 06:42:11
RIP
Jennifer Jones 12-17-09


Margaret F2009-12-28 02:30:04
RIP Joan Castle
26 February 1914 - 2 December 2009


Vande/Dez Hazell2009-12-28 19:38:19
Miriam Karlin 1925


Vande/Dez Hazell2009-12-28 21:35:41
John Horsley 1915


Vande/Dez Hazell2009-12-29 21:29:44
Hugues Cuenod 1902


Vande/Dez Hazell2010-01-01 20:58:13
David Croft 1922
Jimmy Perry 1923


Vande/Dez Hazell2010-01-03 19:47:14
Richard Pearson 1918


Dez/Vande2010-01-06 19:53:16
Patrick Moore 1923


Vande/Dez Hazell2010-01-17 04:21:17
It would be ironic if the person running this list has died now wouldn't it . . . I notice they haven't updated since 28th December 2009.


Asa2010-01-18 09:16:50
I can assure you that I am alive and well, and that I update the list at the end of each calendar month, so come back on Feb 1st and the list will be updated.

Thanks for the concern though ;)


Asa2010-01-18 09:24:13
Just for you Vande/Dez Hazell, I have updated the list!


Vande/Dez Hazell2010-01-19 14:59:04
Lol, thank you Asa. Glad to see you're still with us ;-)

By the way, you can remove Peter Benson from the list now, as his birth date has now mysteriously changed to 20 years later (1943)!


Margaret F2010-01-19 19:08:54
RIP Moyra Fraser
3 Dec 1923 - 13 Dec 2009


Margaret F2010-01-19 19:38:23
Michael Gough's dob is 1917 not 1913 as stated.


Vande (Dez Hazell)2010-01-21 22:20:39
William Russell (original Doctor Who sidekick) 1924


Margaret F2011-07-25 16:17:19
RIP Linda Christian, November 13 1923 - July 22 2011


Margaret F2011-07-25 16:18:58
RIP Linda Christian, 13 November 1923 - 22 July 2011


Margaret F2010-02-02 15:52:36
Peter Vaughan, born 4 April 1923


Margaret F2010-02-02 16:21:27
Isuzu Yamada, born 5 February 1917


Margaret F2010-02-02 16:23:14
Jack LaLanne, born 26 September 1914


Margaret F2010-02-05 17:32:27
RIP John McCallum
14 March 1918 - 3 February 2010


Margaret F2010-02-05 17:39:27
RIP Gene Barry, 14 June 1919 to 9 December 2009


Asa2010-02-06 17:03:41
RIP Ian Carmichael
18 June 1920 - 6 Feb 2009


Dez/Vande2010-02-14 04:07:23
Oh no, I loved Ian Carmichael! No more cameo appearances in "The Royal" for him then. He was the only thing about it worth watching.

Anyway, cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky born 1912 is an addition.


Vande/Dez2010-02-16 15:17:50
Roy Dotrice 1923


Margaret F2010-02-17 14:44:47
RIP Cy Grant, 8 November 1919 - 13 February 2010


Omer Denizkur2010-02-17 15:10:19
Doris Eaton 14 Mar. 1904, Mona Ray 17 Jan. 1905, Magda Foy 8 Mar. 1906, Dorothy Young 3 May 1907, Miriam Seegar 1 Sep. 1907, Dorothy Bartlam 8 Nov. 1908, George Beverli Shea 1 Feb. 1909.


Asa2010-02-17 16:49:39
RIP Frances Reid
9 December 1914 - 3 February 2010


Vande/Dez2010-02-18 02:11:04
Joyce Howard 1922


Vande/Dez2010-02-18 21:21:32
Jean Heywood 1921


Margaret F2010-02-19 11:51:26
RIP Kathryn Grayson, 9 February 1922 - 17 February 2010


Vande/Dez2010-02-21 21:07:18
Jimmy Grafton 1916


Vande/Dez2010-03-06 04:50:22
Jean Kent 1921


Asa2010-03-11 12:46:26
RIP John McCallum
14 March 1918 - 3 February 2010


Asa2010-03-19 09:29:54
RIP Fess Parker
16 August 1924 - 18 March 2010


Asa2010-03-26 12:08:34
RIP Dorothy Janis
19 February 1910 - 10 March 2010


Vande/Dez2010-03-27 20:37:38
Nicholas Selby 1925


Asa2010-03-30 12:07:57
RIP June Havoc
8 November 1913 - 28 March 2010


Vande/Dez2010-03-31 12:29:23
Patricia Kennedy 1917


Vande/Dez2010-04-02 19:24:54
Harry Rabinowitz 1916
Olga Lowe 1919
Michael Medwin 1923


Asa2010-04-03 21:11:06
RIP John Forsythe
29 January 1918 - 1 April 2010


Lori Muns2010-04-10 18:56:48
RIP Meinhardt Raabe
02 September, 1915 - 09 April, 2010


David2010-04-25 23:52:42
Marta Eggerth (born 1912) is still alive, as is Danielle Darrieux (1917), Mary Healy (1919), Ruth Terry (1920), Betty Jaynes (1921), Dusty Anderson (1918), Nova Pilbeam (1919), Olympe Bradna (1920), Patricia Medina (1920) and Cobina Wright Jr (1921


Vande/Dez2010-05-02 00:20:37
Brian Moll 1925


Asa2010-05-09 20:14:23
RIP Helen Wagner
3 September 1918 - 1 May 2010


Margaret F2010-05-10 11:21:57
RIP Lena Horne
June 30 1917 - May 9 2010


Vande/Dez2010-05-31 13:58:12
RIP Pat Evison 2 June 1924 - 30 May 2010


Asa2010-06-01 10:04:54
RIP Rosa Rio
2 June 1902 - 13 May 2010

RIP Doris Eaton
14 March 1904 - 11 May 2010

RIP Adele Mara
28 April 1923 - 7 May 2010

RIP Art Linkletter
July 17 1912 - May 26 2010


Vande/Dez2010-06-08 17:53:06
Risë Stevens 1913
Patricia Morison 1914
Olaf Pooley 1916
Phyllis Diller 1917
Lorna Gray/Adrian Booth 1917
Marsha Hunt 1917
Patricia Laffan 1919
Helen Shingler 1919
Dulcie Gray 1919


Vande/Dez2010-06-09 23:33:36
Peter Hughes 1922


Vande/Dez2010-06-23 15:10:23
According to IMDb, Chris Gittins who played Walter Gabriel in The Archers for 35 years is still alive at almost 108 years old . . . I can't find evidence of his death anywhere.


David2010-06-26 12:58:36
Dewey Martin is still alive at 86. He was born December 8th, 1923


Vande/Dez2010-07-03 17:48:51
Milton Reid 1917


Omer Denizkur2010-07-05 13:46:02
Dolores Hope 27 May 1909, Georgie Stone 3 Sep. 1909.


Vande/Dez2010-07-02 17:07:08
Elisabeth Kirkby 1921


Vande/Dez2010-07-12 11:48:00
Sara Gregory 1919


Vande/Dez2010-07-23 19:12:47
Betty Ford 1918


Vande/Dez2010-07-28 20:06:34
Margaret Garland 1921


Omer Denizkur2010-09-06 16:27:03
James Karen 28 November 1923.


Vande/Dez2010-08-12 16:47:43
Jackie Stallone 1921
Geoffrey Bayldon 1924


Vande/Dez2010-08-12 16:56:18
William Schallert 1922


Vande/Dez2010-08-17 12:32:57
Bill Erwin 1914


Omer Denizkur2010-08-23 15:51:01
Michael Gray 1917, Dulcie Gray 1919.


Vande/Dez2010-09-03 12:27:42
Gene Reynolds 1923


Vande/Dez2010-09-14 12:57:07
RIP Kevin McCarthy
After a 66 year film career


Vande/Dez2010-09-14 17:30:05
Clifton James 1921


Vande/Dez2010-09-20 08:43:27
Peggy Stewart 1923


Vande/Dez2010-09-22 22:45:51
It is Mickey Rooney's 90th Birthday tomorrow . . . and an 84 year acting career and counting!


Margaret F2010-09-23 13:34:50
Louis Jourdan's year of birth is 1921 not 1919.


Alan2010-09-27 22:04:12
R.I.P. - Gloria Stuart (1910 - 2010)


Asa2010-09-28 09:45:33
Who is this actor: Michael Gray (1917)?

RIP
Grace Bradley
21 September 1913 - 21 September 2010

Kevin McCarthy
15 February 1914 - 11 September 2010

Harold Goldstein
10 December 1923 - 11 September 2010


Asa2010-09-30 14:27:04
RIP

Joe Mantell
21 December 1920 - 29 September 2010

Tony Curtis
3 June 1925 - 29 September 2010


Margaret F2010-10-01 13:44:56
RIP Gwen Gaze 1915 - 29 August 2010


Margaret F2010-10-05 01:16:24
RIP Norman Wisdom 4 February 1915 - 4 October 2010.


Jay Payton2010-10-06 02:48:53
Actress Dorothy Malone 01/30/1925


Asa2010-10-18 14:53:18
RIP Barbara Billingsley
22 December 1915 - 16 October 2010


Asa2010-10-21 15:46:40
RIP Graham Crowden
30 November 1922 - 19 October 2010


Margaret F2010-12-01 00:21:27
RIP 'Baby' Marie Osborne
5 November 1911 - 11 November 2010


Asa2010-12-03 19:48:20
RIP Irvin Kershner
29 April 1923 - 27 November 2010


David2010-12-05 10:42:00
You have forgotten the lovely Coleen Gray, born October 23rd, 1922


Vande/Dez2010-12-07 15:12:37
RIP Palle Huld
2 August 1912 - 26 November 2010


Margaret F2010-12-13 11:24:15
RIP
Joyce Howard (28 Feb 1922 - 23 Nov 2010)
Simona Pakenham (25 Sep 1916 - 17 Nov 2010)


Omer Deniz2010-12-22 15:26:14
Cid Caesar 2 September 1922, Bill Macy 18 May 1922, Regina Resnik 30 August 1922, Steven Hill 24 February 1922, Monty Hall 25 August 1921, Philip Finkel 9 October 1922.


Margaret F2010-12-31 18:06:35
RIP Neva Patterson, 10 February 1922 - 14 December 2010


Asa2011-01-03 14:51:08
RIP Hugues Cuenod
26 June 1902 - 6 December 2010
He was the oldest on the list.

RIP Bill Erwin
2 December 1914 - 29 December 2010


Vande/Dez2011-01-09 19:31:30
Sam Beazley, March 1916


Vande/Dez2011-01-12 00:14:46
RIP Miriam Seegar
1 September 1907 - 2 January 2011


David2011-01-14 09:12:33
Peggy Cummins was born December 18th, 1925


David2011-01-14 09:20:44
PS
Hugh O' Brian, Jean Porter, Jacques Sernas, Virginia Welles - all born in 1925


Vande/Dez2011-01-30 16:27:33
If Aliza Sommer-Herz was eligible for this list, she would now be the oldest person on it.


Vande/Dez2011-02-02 02:16:19
Fred Cox 1920


Vande/Dez2011-02-04 23:23:25
Morris Perry 1925


Rand Noel2011-02-08 11:47:20
Frederica Sagor Maas July 6, 1900 An American playwright, screenwriter, memoirist and author, the youngest daughter of Russian immigrants. Maas is best known for her incredibly detailed, tell-all memoir of her time spent in early Hollywood. She is also one of very few supercentenarians (persons of 110 years of age or older) known.


Margaret F2011-02-10 14:23:40
RIP Hideko Takamine
27 March 1924 - 28 December 2010


Margaret F2011-02-14 18:29:02
RIP Betty Garrett
23 May 1919 - 12 February 2011


Margaret F2011-02-24 16:40:46
RIP Alfred Burke
28 February 1918 - 16 February 2011


Margaret F2011-02-24 16:47:11
RIP David Frank Friedman
24 December 1923 - 14 February 2011


Asa2011-02-27 09:57:03
RIP
Jack LaLanne (1914-2011)
Bill Erwin (1914–2010)
Joyce Howard (I) (1922–2010)
Neva Patterson (1920–2010)


Asa2011-03-01 10:06:36
RIP
Jane Russell (1921-2011)


Vande/Dez2011-03-01 21:24:49
Edward Burnham 1916


Vande/Dez2011-03-07 00:19:01
Edna Doré 1921


Margaret F2011-03-14 18:59:22
RIP Betty Paul, 21 May 1921 - 27 February 2011


Margaret F2011-03-15 15:39:02
RIP Jean Bartel, 26 October 1923 - 6 March 2011


Hudson Jones2011-03-21 01:42:16
RIP
Michael Gough
November 23 1917- March 17 2011.
Note Neva Patterson February 10 1920 - December 10 2010, still shown in list as living with birth date as February 10 1922.


Hudson Jones2011-03-21 01:57:33
RIP--- (recent)
Paul Picerni December 1 1922-January 12 2011 (88)
Bruce Gordon February 1 1916-January 20 2011.(94)
Note: Correction Neva Patterson Death date was December 14 2010.


Barry Bamberg2011-03-24 02:59:28
RIP
Dorothy Young
May 3 1907-March 20 2011
Helen Stenborg
January 24 1025- March 22 2011


Barry Bamberg2011-03-25 02:32:09

Helen Stenborg
Adjustment to Date
1/24/1925 - 3/22/2011


Vande/Dez2011-03-25 13:59:44
Dennis Ramsden 1918


Asa2011-03-29 20:51:35
RIP Farley Granger - 1925-2011


Vande/Dez2011-04-06 13:57:35
Ralph Nossek 1923
Dennis Edwards 1916


Vande/Dez2011-04-18 03:34:54
Allan Arbus 1918


Asa2011-04-25 09:44:32
RIP
Dorothy Bartlam - 1907-1991
Georgie Stone - 1909-2010
Nicholas Selby - 1925–2011
Jane Russell - 1921–2011


Margaret F2011-05-06 13:26:59
RIP Jackie Cooper, September 15 1922 to May 3 2011


Vande/Dez2011-05-07 02:04:18
Hansford Rowe 1924

I also saw these lists, and there may be some more names on those:
http://www.imdb.com/list/1bx_qawEVQ4/
http://www.imdb.com/list/1ij0Tjox6V8/


Omer Deniz2011-05-24 17:04:51
Rico Alaniz, October 1919.


Vande/Dez2011-05-27 18:27:46
RIP Janet Brown
1924-2011


Alan2011-07-16 04:17:33
Jake LaMaotta (b. 10 July 1921) was played by Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull, but owns several acting credits in his own right. Still alive and punching!


Margaret F2011-07-17 01:21:55
RIP Googie Withers
12 march 1917 - 15 July 2011


Omer Denizkur2011-08-04 15:25:30
Ellen Rose Albertini 16 Nov.1918
Renee Asherson 19 May 1915
Frances Bay 23 Jan. 1919
İrving Fein 12 Jun. 1911
Norrie Woodhall 17 Dec. 1905



Margaret F2011-09-12 13:23:04
RIP Cliff Robertson, September 9 1923 - September 10 2011


Hudson Jones2011-09-21 05:16:04
R.I.P. Dolores Hope
May 27 1909 - Sept.19 2011
It is noticed that this list has not been updated since April 2011.
Names such as Jane Russell, Miriam Karlin,etc.; are still listed in the living list.
ASA, Have you lost interest in keeping this list up-to-date ?


Glenn Hall2011-09-25 04:04:35
RIP-Paulette Dubost
8th October 1910 - 21 September 2011. one of last silent film Stars.


Barry bamberg2011-09-25 04:07:23
RIP - Paulette Dubost.
8th October 1910 -21st September 2011. on of the last silent film stars


Omer Denizkur2011-10-04 12:44:54
Norrie Woodhall 18 Dec. 1905,
Mae LaBorde 13 May. 1909.


Margaret F2011-10-17 15:43:08
RIP Betty Driver, 20 May 1920 - 15 October 2011


Nick2011-10-25 18:30:04
All of these have appeared in movies or tv at some point:

Jimmy Lydon-1923
Mickey Moore-1914
Mildred Kornman-1925
Arthur Gardner-1910
John Calvert-1911
Jerry Tucker-1925
Richard Coogan-1914
Jeni Le Gon-19116
Herb Jeffries-1913
Janet Waldo-1924
Conrad Bain-1923
Michèle Morgan-1920
Harry Lewis-1920
Noel Neill-1920
Diana Dill-1923
Barbara Hale-1922
Mike Road-1918
Marc Platt-1913
Kevin O'Morrison-1916
Jean Rouverol-1916
Maxine Stuart-1918
Shirley Mitchell-1919
Doris Singleton-1919
Elliot Reid-1920
Elizabeth Wilson-1921
Mickey Knox-1922
Lizabeth Scott-1922
Steve Hill-1922
William Windom-1923
Martha Hyer-1924
Lola Albright-1925
Betsy Drake-1923
Richard Erdman-1925
Sickan Carlsson-1915

Hope this helps!


hud.jon@hotmail.com2011-10-27 03:12:45
RIP
Barbara Kent
December 16 1907-October 13 2011
(age 103)
Are these listings still active.? No Updates since April 2011.The IMDB list is more up to date with the names.


Vande/Dez2011-10-31 16:36:15
Elizabeth Sellars 1923


Nick2011-11-02 14:41:07
*Priscilla Moran-1917
*Leon Holmes-1913
Dickie Moore-1925
Jason Wingreen-1919
Don Keefer-1916
Ellen Albertini Dow-1918
Gloria Henry-1923
Juanita Moore-1922
Madeleine Lebeau-1923
Cara Williams-1925
Dale Robertson-1923
Margaret Field-1923
Nehemiah Persoff-1919
*Vondell Darr-1919
Peggy Ahern-1917
Jack Carter-1923
*Jane LaVerne-1922
Russell Arms-1920
*Billy Butts-1919
Irwin Corey-1914
Zohra Sehgal-1912
Isuzu Yamada-1917
Bruce Guerin-1919
*Doreen Turner-1918
Lassie Lou Ahern-1920
Lisbeth Movin-1917
*Don Marion-1917
*Tad Alexander-1922
*Louise Watson-1919
*Billy Watson-1923

*)Not alot of info about these people. lt's possible that they're dead, kind of like Magda Foy and Pola Illery.


joelricha@hotmail.com2011-11-05 02:53:08
RIP
SID MELTON
May 22 1917 / November 2 2011
Aged 94
The birth date of May 23 1920 on the above List is incorrect.


barrbamberg@hotmail.com2011-11-05 02:57:55
SID Melton / RIP
May 22 1917 / November 2 2011
Aged 94
The Birth Date of May 23 1920 on the above List is incorrect


Margaret F2011-11-16 14:54:43
RIP Dulcie Gray
20 November 1915 (Wiki), 1919 (IMDB) - 11 November 2011


Margaret F2011-12-05 16:36:28
RIP Dev Anand, 26 September 1923 - 3 December 2011


Margaret F2011-12-08 11:25:27
RIP Harry Morgan, 10 April 1915 - 7 December 2011


Nick2011-12-20 22:42:37
Dorothy Morris-1922
Jane Kean-1924
Robert Horton-1924
Louise Currie-1913
Audrey Long-1922
Marjorie Stapp-1921
Lee Miller-1917
Harry Landers-1921
Marie Harmon-1923
Carole Matthews-1920


Nick2011-12-25 00:25:47
RIP Johannes Heesters


Vande/Dez2012-01-22 17:38:25
The oldest person on the list (by far), that's a shame.

Also a shame the author, Asa has been AWOL for so long. Think he REALLY has died this time!


Brad2012-02-24 01:15:49
He probably didn't realize how long this list was actually gonna be. A list that is intended to be "exclusive", becomes uninteresting the longer it gets. How about narrowing it down by removing all performers who debuted in the 50's or later? And also removing the foreign actors, since it's "Hollywood" OAPs. Remove the 1925 limit, and you got a list of actors who were part of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Which is more interesting than just actors who happen to be old...


Vande/Dez2013-02-24 01:12:53
Here's something similar, on IMDb itself. Not as much fun as the dates are not instantly viewable, but a still-updated alternative now this one has stopped: http://www.imdb.com/list/Uwiqspx_Wuc/


Nick2013-08-30 21:15:53
Leila Danette - 1909
Stein Grieg Halvorsen - 1909
Yvette Lebon - 1910
Julie Gibson - 1913
Margery Mason - 1913
Vladimir Zeldin - 1915
Danuta Szflarska - 1915
Vera Gebuhr - 1916
Suzy Delair - 1916
Bea Wain - 1917
Barbro Kollberg - 1917


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