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Dec 27 2013
Last Star Standing: A Comprehensive List Of The World's Greatest Living Stars 80 & Older Comments (0)

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Building on a post I ran in March of 2011 (I can't believe it's been so long ... this whole "time" thing sure is a slippery slope), and inspired by a William J. Mann (b. 1963) Facebook post, I wanted to come up with a list of the Top 40 “biggest” living stars age 80 or over. Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916), seen above at the peak of her fame and in several images below, figures prominently on my list!

This is a contentious sort of thing to debate, considering we all have our favorites and our opinions of what constitutes stardom. How do you compare Burt Reynolds (b. 1936) to Bill Cosby (b 1937) to Doris Day (b. 1922)?!

My list is most heavily weighted toward movies, but rewards actors affiliated with films or TV series that are iconic (get used to that word); offers a bonus if someone was dominant in more than just one field; and takes into account initial stardom as well as enduring name recognition. In this way, an old-timer who's still relevant with millennials can catch up a bit to a living legend who hasn't worked in decades.

Again, I am only including people 80 or older. I am including actors (movie, TV and stage), TV hosts/personalities, musicians and very high-profile directors.

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This is what I've come up with. I'm open to revisions, so for God's sake, please tell me if I'm forgetting people, and please feel free to tell me — in a civil manner — if you disagree with my rankings, and why.

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Finally, names in pink denote people who were on my list but have since died. It's damn depressing to see that see of ironically cheerful pink, isn't it?

UPDATED THROUGH JULY 1, 2017 — PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF ANY CORRECTIONS/UPDATES/DEATHS I'VE MISSED.

Enjoy, film and TV and music buffs...

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#40 George Takei (b. 4/20/37 = 80)

Though a list of the biggest stars in the world, 10 years ago, would not have included George Takei, the trailblazing actor who was an integral part of Star Trek (1966-1969; various later feature films) has aggressively re-invented himself as an outspoken LGBTQ rights advocate and all-around social-media superstar with well over 2 million Twitter followers and a catchphrase to end all catchphrases: “Oh, my ... !” Like Betty White (b. 1922), he has gotten exponentially more famous the longer he has lived — and long may he live long and prosper.

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#39 Carol Channing (b. 1/31/21 = 96)

In the same way Yul Brynner (1920-1985) simply was the King of Siam, S-l1600Carol Channing simply is Dolly Levi, the crafty matchmaker at the heart of the all-time classic 1964 Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! She originated the role on Broadway and played it numerous times over the following 30 years, including a return stint to the Broadway in 1995. Channing has done other work — notably, she originated the role of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on the Great White Way in 1949 and was nominated for an Oscar for her turn as a jazz baby in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) — but it is Dolly whom she personifies, even through countless other productions [and that awful Barbra Streisand (b. 1942) film in 1969] starring every actress over 40 who ever lived.

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#38 Cloris Leachman (b. 4/30/26 = 91)

With an incredible career that began on TV in the late '40s — when who the hell even Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 8.09.00 PM had a set? —and that continues on TV and in features some 70 years later, Leachman has been the bombshell, the harried wife, the middle-aged manipulatress and the crazy ol' grandma. At her best, she has displayed a uniquely nervy quality that works as well in comedy-classic Mel Brooks (b. 1926) movies as it does in straight drama, such as in her Oscar-winning performance in The Last Picture Show (1971). She has left her mark on some of TV's most important shows, including as a guest on a memorable The Twilight Zone (1961) and as a regular on Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977), her own spin-off, Phyllis (1975-1977), The Facts of Life (1986-1988) and Raising Hope (2010-2014).

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#37 Alan Alda (b. 1/28/36 = 81)

Some of the other actors on this list needed multiple roles to sink into our consciousness, but Alan Alda needed only one — Hawkeye Pierce in the TV version of M*A*S*H (1972-1983) — to become a liberal-lion emblem of dry wit with a moral core. He has worked, but choosily, since then, perhaps most memorably on quality shows like ER (1999), The West Wing (2004-2006) and 30 Rock (2009-2010).

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#36 Donald Sutherland (b. 7/17/35 = 82)

With over 200 acting credits on the stage and on the big and small screen, this Canadian actor has been nearly ubiquitous in entertainment from the '60s onward. Most impactfully, he starred in the hit films The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Klute (1971), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980), A Dry White Season (1989) and, more recently, was indispensable in those The Hunger Games films (2012-2015), a list that displays his comfort doing high and low art, terror and humor, drama and popcorn-selling tools. 

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#35 William Shatner (b. 3/22/31 = 86)

It may be hard to believe, but Captain Kirk of TV's Star Trek (1966-1969; various movie projects) is pushin' 90. For a guy often lampooned as a ham, Shatner is a trained, Shakespearean actor, one with oodles of early-TV experience, most importantly on a crazy-memorable episode of The Twilight Zone (1959-1964) in 1963, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” in which he uttered the immortal words, “There is a man on the wing of this plane!” After that, his role as Kirk guaranteed him sci-fi icon status, which ironically bought him a ticket to oblivion for a good, long while. Though constantly working, Shatner was considered a has-been until he revisited his most famous character in a series of Star Trek films starting in 1979. Then, his hit series T.J. Hooker (1982-1986) truly revived him, making use of his comic chops. Embracing self-parody, he went on to Emmy-winning glory on Boston Legal (2004-2008) and currently rakes in the dough at autograph conventions, as a TV pitchman and as a steadily working actor.

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#34 Judi Dench (b. 12/9/34 = 82)

As one of the most lauded actresses of her generation, Dench has seven Oscar nominations, but was able to win with the shortest performance ever to land the award for Best Supporting Actress, in 1998's Shakespeare in Love — she's that good. Dench began her career at the Old Vic Company in England in 1957, becoming one of England's most cherished stage stars on her way to originating the role of Sally Bowles in the 1968 London production of Cabaret. Making sporadic but pivotal TV and film appearances — A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968), A Room with a View (1985), Henry V (1989) — she became a pop culture fixture by playing M in the James Bond films, beginning with 1995's GoldenEye. The attention led to more and better — and leading — film roles, such as in Notes on a Scandal (2006), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) and Philomena (2013), all of which represented critical and popular success, and all of which helped cement her status as one of the first people of whom one thinks when one thinks of great acting.

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#33 Joanne Woodward (b. 2/27/30 = 87)

The widow of the great Paul Newman (1925-2008) was no slouch in the acting department herself, picking up the Oscar for one of the most admired female performances of all time, in the split-personality drama The Three Faces of Eve (1957). She'd met Newman when he starred on Broadway (and she understudied) in Picnic (1953), and married after working together in The Long, Hot Summer (1958), becoming a bicoastal couple equally comfy on Broadway as in Hollywood hits and prestige pictures, including co-starring in 10 films together, and Woodward acting in five projects Newman directed. Newman directed his wife in Rachel, Rachel (1968) and in The Glass Menagerie (1987), the latter a play in which she'd first appeared in her hometown fresh out of high school. Woodward's last on-screen role was with Newman (no scenes together) in HBO's Empire Falls. After that, she provided a voice for 2013's Lucky Them and ceased working. Closer Magazine reported in 2015 that this true example of Hollywood royalty is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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#32 Kim Novak (b. 2/13/33 = 84)

One of the famous cool blondes favored by Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), ravishing Kim Novak made her film debut in 1954 and gave her final big-screen performance (so far) in 1991. In-between, Novak — never seen as a great thespian — made remarkable impressions in Picnic (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Jeanne Eagels (1957) before giving her most famous performance, as the mysterious blonde/brunette in, arguably, Hitch's finest film, Vertigo (1958). She may have been a glamourpuss at heart, but no one can take that one away from her. Though she had other hits and interesting misses, appearing in the campy Just a Gigolo (1979) with Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) for the German legend's final  public appearance of any kind and in the deliciously catty The Mirror Crack'd the following year with fellow '50s giants Rock Hudson (1925-1985) and Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), Novak retired to a ranch to become a visual artist. Sadly, a gig as a presenter at the 2014 Oscars led to widespread mockery of her cosmetically enhanced features; she was 80, something sexy actresses aren't ever supposed to be.sss

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#31 Cicely Tyson (b. 12/18/24 = 92)

Cicely Tyson began her career as a model (who became a natural-hair trailblazer!), landing her first stage role in 1950, her first TV gig in 1951 and her first film, Carib Gold, in 1956. Hers was not an overnight success — how many black women had  that in the acting world? — but she gained a following over the years and acquired acting credits in a diverse array of projects, everything from a recurring part on East Side/West Side (1963-1964) to originating a role in Jean Genet's play The Blacks (1961). By the time she starred in the film Sounder (1972), she was a black icon, and earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. She won her first two Emmys two years later for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, typical of her work that has melded drama with activist history. That aspect of her impact, more than anything, is what made her a natural to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Into her nineties, she remains active on the Broadway stage, winning, in 2013, the Tony for Best Actress in a Play for her starring role in The Trip to Bountiful.

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#30 Vanessa Redgrave (b. 1/30/37 = 80)

Vanessa Redgrave — daughter of actors Michael Redgrave (1908-1985) and Rachel Kempson (1910-2003), sister of actors Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010) and Corin Redgrave (1939-2010), and mother to actors Natasha Richardson (1963-2009) and Joely Richardson (b. 1965) and director Carlo Gabriel Nero (b. 1969) — is the most esteemed actor in an acting dynasty. Ever since making a name for herself on the London stage in the early '60s, she has been a consistently powerful presence in the theater, in film and occasionally on TV. She has six Oscar nominations, winning for Julia (1977), at which time she took podium to denounce Israel in a speech that set her reputation as a leftist activist in stone. With all-time classic performances in A Man for All Seasons (1966), Blowup (1966), Camelot (1967), The Devils (1971), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Howards End (1993), If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) and on Broadway in Long Day's Journey into Night (2003) and The Year of Magical Thinking (2007), her place among the acting gods is secure.

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#29 Mel Brooks (b. 6/28/26 = 91)

A long-surviving humorist who has conquered multiple mediums — and earned the EGOT — with his broad, farcical approach to extricating laughs from the world, Brooks wrote for and worked on the seminal comedy series Your Show of Shows (1950-1954) with fellow future nonagerians Imogene Coca (1908-2001), Sid Caesar (1922-2014) and Carl Reiner (b. 1922). Howard Morris (1919-2005) just missed, dying at 85. With Reiner, he created the famous “2,000-Year-Old Man” sketch, and with Buck Henry (b. 1930) the sitcom Get Smart (1965-1970). By the 1970s, Brooks had really hit his stride as a film director, churning out the comic gems The Producers (1968), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Young Frankenstein (1974). He may have hit his peak with his 2001 Broadway adaptation of The Producers, which won more Tonys — 12 — than any other production before or since. Brooks was also known as the husband of leading lady Anne Bancroft (1931-2005), to whom he was married for over 40 years until her death.

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#28 James Earl Jones (b. 1/17/31 = 86)

One of the most acclaimed actors of all time, James Earl Jones is an Oscar short (unless you count his honorary one?) of being an EGOT, having won the Tony, Golden Globe and three Emmys for his work, which has been consistently fine for 60 years. Along with critical raves, Jones is baked into the culture for his famously deep voice, a tool that has served him well in commercials and, of course, in two of the most popular movies of all time — as Darth Vader in the Star Wars films (1977 onward) and ancillary projects, and as Mufasa in The Lion King (1994).

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#27 Eva Marie Saint (b. 7/4/24 = 93)

Eternally cool and just plain eternal — she debuted on TV in Campus Hoopla in 1946! — Eva Marie Saint is a leading lady from the '50s who has endured ever since, doling herself out judiciously rather than seeking saturation. Her career first revved up when she won acclaim, and a Drama Critics Award, for her role in The Trip to Bountiful (1953) on Broadway and an Emmy in 1955 for Middle of the Night on The Philco Television Playhouse. Her film work includes her stunning debut in On the Waterfront (1954), which nabbed her an Oscar. Rarely caught in a dud, Saint's choosiness paid off with appearances in the classic films A Hatful of Rain (1957), North by Northwest (1959) by director Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Exodus (1960) and The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1965). In her most recent film, the regal Saint played a centenarian magazine editor in Winter's Tale (2014).

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#26 Michael Caine (b. 3/14/33 = 84)

Cockney-accented Michael Caine has been a staple of British and American cinema since his stunning performances in the films Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), Alfie (1966), Gambit (1966), The Italian Job (1969) and Sleuth (1972), the latter with a controversial gay twist. By the 1980s, he was a bona fide acting legend, scoring a massive hit with Educating Rita (1982) and winning his first Oscar, for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). He would go on to win another for The Cider House Rules (1999), and to appear in a string of commercial and critical hits that have made him one of the biggest box-office draws in hisory. His sly delivery makes him outstanding as a cold spy, an authoritarian figure or a cut-up.

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#25 Bill Cosby (b. 7/12/37 = 80)

It's hard to know where to place a star on this list when he has almost completely destroyed his image in the eyes of the public — does bad behavior negate icon status? But it's also hard to imagine a list of 80-plus-year-old entertainers without Bill Cosby, who became one of TV's most positive forces in the '80s ... only to lose his place in the hearts of millions when multiple allegations of sexual impropriety finally caught up with him and left a mark 30 years later. Still, Cosby had what can only be described as an incredible run in popular culture, starting out as an inventive stand-up comic known for avoiding profanity and race jokes; scoring alongside Robert Culp (1930-2010) on the adventure series I Spy (1965-1968); gifting the world his ghetto-set children's series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972-1985); and, finally, achieving TV icon status as perenially bothered, warm-hearted, successful black doctor Heathcliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show (1984-1992), one of the most popular series of all time. Though accusations that Cosby had taken advantage of women sexually had been made public earlier, incredibly, a viral comedy performance by a fellow comedian — Hannibal Buress (b. 1983) — is credited with finally making the accusations Topic A in 2014, with over 50 women accusing Cosby of various acts, including rape, often via the use of drugs. Cosby has denied all and so far is only on the hook legally in one case — but it is a case that could send him to jail for the rest of his natural life. Hey, hey, hey.

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#24 Joan Collins (b. 5/23/33 = 84)

The “poor man's Elizabeth Taylor” (1932-2011) never achieved the acclaim, notoriety or awards of her backhanded namesake, but Collins did quite well for herself, first as a '50s starlet, then as a fortysomething strumpet in deliciously saucy '70s flicks, then as one of the most iconic characters in TV history — Dynasty's (1981—1989) Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan. The '80s boost allowed Collins to expand her reach via tell-all books, an age-defying nudie spread in Playboy (1983) and other endeavors ... like marriage, a hobby of hers for decades. She personifies old-school stardom, but has occasionally surprised with a hidden comedic ability, most unexpectedly on a 1993 episode of Roseanne (1988-1997; 2017-). The tireless glamourpuss continues to work in TV and film, including 2017's The Time of Their Lives, and makes gracious appearances at autograph conventions when she isn't performing delightfully gossipy one-woman shows.

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#23 Morgan Freeman (b. 6/1/37 = 80)

For a guy who started out on TV's The Electric Company (1971-1977), Morgan Freeman (who now hates acknowledging that show) has done all right for himself, appearing in movies that have grossed a collective $4.3 billion at the box office. Prior to his success as a kids' entertainer on TV, Freeman was a classically trained stage actor, making his Broadway debut opposite Pearl Bailey (1918-1990) in the 1968 all-black version of Hello, Dolly! and winning awards for his work through the '80s. In the world of film, he made a big impression in 1987's Street Smart, in Glory (1989) and by recreating his stage role from Driving Miss Daisy in the 1989 film adaptation. In 1994, Freeman starred in The Shawshank Redemption, one of the most beloved films of the decade, and going forward restricted  his appearances to blockbusters or prestige pictures, rarely making a misstep and continuing to acquire an authoritative air that helped make his deep voice a calling card — in movies, in commercials, in political ads. He sounds like the voice of God — and has played that.

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#22 Tony Bennett (b. 8/3/26 = 90)

As the singer who is by far the highest on this list, what's Tony Bennett got that other singers don't got? Along with an ageless instrument, Bennett has a timeless quality that pleases the older set, who long for a return to yesteryear, and his clever management has for decades positioned him as the go-to guy for classic crooning. Bennett notched his first #1 smash with “Because of You” back in 1951, going on to achieve pole position again with “Cold, Cold Heart” (1951) and “Rags to Riches” (1953), and to make his mark with similar jazzy pop tunes like “I Left My Heart in San Francisco (1962) and “I Wanna Be Around (1963). When interest in his style dried up in the '70s, he nearly died of a cocaine O.D., but returned, sticking to his croots and staging a huge comeback in the '80s thanks to exposure on David Letterman's shows and even on MTV. His embrace of new talent for duets eventually led to his wildly successful album and tour with Lady Gaga (b. 1986), Cheek to Cheek (2014). How many other stars get prime-time TV specials honoring their 90th birthdays?

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#21 Jerry Lewis (3/16/26—8/20/17 @ 91)

Jerry Lewis is a living legend of comedy — probably even more so in France! The slapstick-oriented Lewis rose to fame in the '40s alongside his complementary comedy partner Dean Martin (1917-1995), achieving prominence as a nightclub duo before becoming one of the movies' most famous duos. The two made 15 movies together, starting with 1950's At War with the Army and ending with Hollywood or Bust (1956). They had a bad creative breakup the year their final film was released, not burying the hatchet until the '80s. Lewis did even better solo, both with comedy albums and movies (which he often directed), including The Bellboy (1960), Cinderefella (1960) and the smash hit The Nutty Professor (1963). Lewis had one of his greatest critical successes in Martin Scorsese's (b. 1942) The King of Comedy (1982), but to millions, he is best known as the ham who hosted a celebrity-studded Labor Day telethon each year for 44 years to raise cash for the Muscular Dystrophy Assocation. Like some of his choices in his films, Lewis's tactics in using children to help rake in the money, albeit for charity, have not aged well. Lewis was as high as #21 on my list before his death.

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#21 Dustin Hoffman (b. 8/8/37 = 80)

The most important new-generation actor of the '60s, Hoffman exploded on the scene with his all-time classic performance in The Graduate (1967). He was 30 playing 21. He was one of the actors renowned for looking ordinary while giving extraordinary performances, in stark contrast to the beauty-driven construct of Old Hollywood. He followed his breakthrough with his iconic 1969 perf as Ratso in Midnight Cowboy, and gave memorable performances in such films as Little Big Man (1970), Straw Dogs (1971), Papillon (1973), Lenny (1974), All the President's Men (1976), Marathon Man (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Tootsie (1982). Oscar-winning Hoffman's heyday has passed, but he is an undeniably important influence on each successive generation of actors, and still a household name.

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#20 Rita Moreno (b. 12/11/31 = 85)

The legendary Puerto Rican singer and dancer has been negotiating or knocking Rita-morenodown stereotypes since 1950, when she made her film debut in So Young So Bad. She worked relentlessly, popping up in one of the most beloved films of all time, Singin' in the Rain (1952) ahead of more tangible roles in films like The King and I (1956), all the while carrying on a passionate relationship with acting great Marlon Brando (1924-2004). She won the Oscar for her indelible performance in 1962's West Side Story — she took a second stab at her famously brief acceptance speech when she was presented with her SAG Career Achievement Award in 2014 — going on to become one of the only people to score the full EGOT. She still acts regularly, including a two-year stint at Fran Drescher's (Jewish) mom on the series Happily Divorced (2011—2013) and as the matriarch of a Cuban-American clan on Netfllix's reboot of the series One Day at a Time (2017-).

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#19 Burt Reynolds (b. 2/11/36 = 81)

A sensation on TV in Riverboat (1959-1960), Gunsmoke (1962-1965) and Smokey-And-The-BanditDan August (1970-1971), Burt Reynolds went on to become one of the greatest male sex symbols of all time, as well as the #1 box office draw from 1973-1984. After his most acclaimed performance, in 1972's Deliverance, he delivered mega-hits like White Lightning (1973), The Longest Yard (1974), Gator (1976), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The Cannonball Run (1981) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). His brand of machismo and sarcasm have inspired many others who came after, from Bruce Willis (b. 1955) to Ryan Gosling (b.1980), and his decision to pose nude for Cosmopolitan (see above, pic by Francesco Scavullo) helped to usher in the objectification of the male form — much to his everlasting chagrin. His love life was always the source of speculation, thanks to affairs with Dinah Shore (1916-1994) and Sally Field (b. 1946) and his glam, tempestuous marriage to and divorce from Loni Anderson (b. 1945). His Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance on TV's Evening Shade (1990-1994) and his Oscar nomination for Boogie Nights (1997) helped to remind latecomers that where there's Smokey, there's fire.

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#18 Maggie Smith (b. 12/28/34 = 82)

Active since the '50s, this distinguished thespian became a legend with her singular, Oscar-winning screen performance of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969). Equally adept at comedy and drama, she has racked up a number of unforgettable film roles in fare as diverse as California Suite (for which she nabbed Oscar #2, 1978), A Room with View (1985), The First Wives Club (1996), the Harry Potter series (2001—2011), the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films (2011 & 2015) and Lady in the Van (2015). She is even better on the stage, and she looks set to cement her legacy with her prickly dowager from TV's Downton Abbey (2010—2015).

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#17 Dick Van Dyke (b. 12/13/25 = 91)

Dick Van Dyke kicked off his career on the stage and on radio shows before headlining the comedy classic The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966). A bona fide TV icon by series' end, Van Dyke crossed over successfully into the movies with the enduring hits Mary Poppins in 1964 (his accent in which has often led to derision) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). Unbelievably, his 1990s series Diagnosis Murder (1993—2002), on which he appeared with his actor son Barry Van Dyke (b. 1951) had nearly twice as long a run as his '60s namesake series, which is regarded as one of the best of all time. Van Dyke continues to work, appearing on the sitcom The Middle in 2015, knockin' 'em dead with his dance moves at age 90 on a televised tribute to Disney in 2016 and campaigning loudly for Bernie Sanders that same year. If you like the idea that he's still active, go contribute to this IndieGoGo campaign for a new movie in which he hopes to star as a WWII vet.

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#16 Sean Connery (b. 8/25/30 = 86) 

The one and — for many — only “Bond, James Bond,” Scot Sean Connery rose from being 60s-sean a nude life model to being the prototypical lady-killer on the big screen. Though he had cut his acting teeth on the stage, it was the big screen that loved his effortlessly handsome air, and he and the caddish Bond were a match made in heaven, leading to seven appearances as the spy from 1962-1983. Along with his duties as 007, Bond starred in the love-it-or-hate-it Hitchcock psychodrama Marnie (1964), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Name of the Rose (1986) and The Untouchables (1987), the latter of which won him his Oscar. He was given the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award and retired from acting (aside from some voice work) with 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, an apt title.

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#15 Warren Beatty (b. 3/30/36 = 81)

Hollywood's greatest ladie's man, lothario Beatty always had talent to back up his Dick-tracy-warren-beattystunning looks. A heartthrob on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-1960), he became a major screen star opposite Natalie Wood (1938-1981) in Splender in the Grass (1961). He would go on to star in such memorable films as The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) opposite Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Shampoo (1975), Heaven Can Wait (1978), and his directorial masterpiece Reds (1981). Following the disastrous Ishtar (1987), he somewhat redeemed himself by directing and starring in Dick Tracy (1990) opposite Madonna (b. 1958), the last woman he dated  before settling down with leading lady Annette Bening (b. 1958). Since then, his film roles and directorial efforts have been few and far between, but he remains active, releasing Rules Don't Apply in 2016, the same year he and Faye Dunaway (b. 1941) accidentally ruined/saved the Oscars by handing the Best Picture Award to La La Land (2016) instead of Moonlight (2016). Beatty and his sis Shirley MacLaine (b. 1934) are the only relatives in this Top 40.

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#14 Carol Burnett (b. 4/26/33 = 84)

Destined to become known as a comedy great, Carol Burnett was famously the beneficiary of an unnamed sponsor who financed her moved to NYC, where she achieved fame and fortune, beginning with a star-making turn on Broadway in 1959's Once Upon a Mattress. Her skills on The Garry Moore Show (1950-1967) from 1959-1962 brought her into U.S. homes weekly, leading to an opportunity to display her range, from side-splittingly funny to painfully funny of a different kind, on her world-class variety series, The Carol Burnett Show (1967—1978). She reflected the culture's obsession with classic movies, skillfully mocked our excesses and shortcomings and created characters the likes of which the world will likely never see again. She did it in a clean way, yet with a mischievous wink that suggested she would laugh as hard as the next guy at blue material. A “Tarzan”-yelling singer, dancer, comic and dramatic actress, Burnett has continued working sporadically in soaps and on episodic TV. The movies almost never used her correctly, but her “Miss Hannigan” in Annie (1983) is likely to remain definitive even against the powerhouse that is Cameron Diaz (b. 1972). These days, Burnett acts on the stage and tours with a nostalgic one-woman tribute to her Carol Burnett Show. In 2017, she filmed the pilot Household Name under a deal with writer/producer Tina Fey (b. 1970), but ABC has yet to pick it up.

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#13 Angela Lansbury (b. 10/16/25 = 91)

A national treasure, Lansbury has been making movies since 1944, when she made her debut in the classic Gaslight. She followed that with sensational turns in National Velvet (1944) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). True film stardom eluded her, but Lansbury appeared in such classics as Till the Clouds Roll By (1947), The Three Musketeers (1948) and Samson and Delilah (1949). Often reading as older than her years, her greatest film performance was as a diabolically manipulative mommy in The Manchurian Candidate (1962), but her greatest successes overall were still in store — on the stage in the hits Mame (1966),  the London revival of Gypsy (1972) and Sweeney Todd (1979); and as the nosy sleuth at the center of Murder, She Wrote (1984—1996) on television. She's even lent her voice to video games.  This relatively new phrase is overused but she's, well, everything.

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#12 Shirley MacLaine (b. 4/24/1934 = 83)

Hollywood royalty almost from the get-go, Shirley MacLaine debuted as a Hitchcock (1899-1980) girl in his throwaway flick The Trouble with Harry (1955) and became a versatile lead, her talent boiling over in The Apartment (1960) and Irma La Douce (1963), which locked her legacy. Some of her juiciest roles have come in middle and old age, including in The Turning Point (1977), Being There (1979), perhaps her signature, Oscar-winning performance in Terms of Endearment (1983) and an irresistibly American stint on Downton Abbey (2012-2013). A triple threat whose razzle-dazzle stage shows were a sensation, she is a Kennedy Center honoree, not to mention Warren Beatty's (b. 1937) sis and the world's most famous proponent of all things mystical. Most recently, the indomitable and outspoken MacLaine headlined the film The Last Word (2017), in which she played an indomitable and outspoken broad who wanted to control her own obituary.

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#11 Woody Allen (b. 12/1/35 = 81)

Though his legacy has been stained by accusations that he molested his daughter — Allen contends she has been misled by her vengeful mother, his ex, Mia Farrow (b. 1945) — and by his controversial marriage to Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn (b. 1970), there is no denying the mark this consummate auteur has made on first, television, and foremost, the cinema. With a string of films that seemed to create their own new genre, Allen revolutionized the art of moviemaking in the '70s and '80s with indelible classics like Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Zelig (1983), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), and has enjoyed occasional returns to greatness ever since. Even the worst Woody Allen movie is, like an orgasm, still kind of on the money, if you're in the right mood.

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#10 Betty White (b. 1/17/1922 = 95)

Betty White would be an important figure if only for her contributions to early TV, appearing live in 1949 for hours on end as a co-host and later sole host of Hollywood on Television (1949-1953), filling air-time with aplomb. But her importance has only grown over time, first as the star of the genre-building sitcom Life with Elizabeth (1952-1955), which she produced, and expanding with unforgettable portrayals on Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977) for four of its seasons and The Golden Girls (1985-1992). Well into her eighties, White's appearances in TV commercials (thank you, Snickers!) and as a late-night talk show guest propelled her into It-(Golden-)girl status, leading to a long-term role on yet another highly successful series, Hot in Cleveland (2010-2015), as well as a rare memorable role on the big screen opposite Sandra Bullock (b. 1964) and Ryan Reynolds (b. 1976) in The Proposal (2009). The recipient of eight Emmys and a Grammy, the outspoken liberal has made activism on behalf of animals a major part of her life's work, and is easily one of the world's most beloved figures.

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#9 Robert Redford (b. 8/18/36 = 80)

The blond adonis who got his start in the early '60s on TV — don't miss him as a gorgeous Death in a 1962 Twilight Zone — quickly became a matinee idol, and later both a force to be reckoned with in filmmaking and a pop cultural touchstone. Some of his biggest hits include Barefoot in the Park (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Candidate (1972), The Sting (1973), The Way We Were (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975), All the President's Men (1976) and Out of Africa (1985), and he has been an at-times-interesting director, most notably with the 1980 hit Ordinary People, for which he won the Oscar. His career is going strong into his eighties — he's churned out at least one movie a year since 2012, and founding of the Sundance Film Festival will be as powerful a part of his legacy as his good looks.

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#8 Clint Eastwood (b. 5/31/30 =87)

Starting with a stint on TV's Rawhide (1959-1966) from the late '50s to the mid-'60s, stoic, chiseled-jawed Clint Eastwood has been rural America's favorite professional bad-ass. After he left the show, he went straight into a historically popular series of films as The Man with No Name, beginning with For a Few Dollars More (1965), becoming synonymous with spaghetti westerns. From 1971's Dirty Harry to 1983's Sudden Impact, he also played the brutally effective Det. Harry Callahan in a series of wildly popular films. Eastwood successfully expanded into directing, first with the creepy hit Play Misty for Me (1971), then with western-themed fare, and always with an increasing artistry. By the time he won his first of two (so far) Oscars for Best Director, for 1992's Unforgiven, he had become one of Hollywood's hottest, most revered auteurs. Nearing 90, he is currently in pre-production on yet another film he hopes to direct. Whether or not you liked that stunt with the chair in 2012, he's the real deal.

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#7 Jack Nicholson (b. 4/22/37 = 80)

This three-time Oscar-winning actor, along with Dustin Hoffman (b. 1937 — he's going to be on this list soon!), exemplifies the shift in what movie stars were in the '60s and earlier, versus what they became in the '70s. His anti-glamorous, yet undeniably sexual, presence made him an excellent, sometimes snarky, sometimes sneering underdog hero, his style well-suited to low-key and over-the-top roles. With Easy Rider (1969), he redefined cool, taking the mantle from James Dean (b. 1931). He went on to become the ultimate actor's actor, with performances in films like Five Easy Pieces (1970), Chinatown (1974), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), The Shining (1980), Terms of Endearment (1983) and As Good as It Gets (1997). Inimitable and a true original, he has been Oscar-nominated in each of the past six decades. Though talk has circulated that Nicholson is all but retired — his last film being released in 2010 — he is apparently set to star opposite Kristen Wiig (b. 1973) in a remake of the German hit Toni Erdmann (2016).

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#6 Sidney Poitier (b. 2/20/27 = 90) 

This Bahamian-American actor floundered as an American Negro Theatre member, redoubled his efforts, and bounced back with a debut on Broadway. In 1949, he accepted a role in the classic noir film No Way Out (released 1950), playing a black doctor aiding a white bigot [Richard Widmark (1914-2008)]. Poitier's flair for handling sensitive, race-oriented material led to his big break in Blackboard Jungle (1955). With The Defiant Ones (1958), he became the first black, male actor nominated for an Oscar, an award he would go on to receive in 1963 with his Best Actor win for Lilies of the Field. Making further splashes with A Raisin in the Sun (1961), The Bedford Incident (1965) and A Patch of Blue (1965), Poitier became the #1 box-office draw of 1967 with three, back-to-back hits: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner; To Sir, with Love; and In the Heat of the Night (the latter of which spawned two sequels). As the first black leading man to cross over entirely, Poitier also became a successful director, and has long been a careful, thoughtful voice as a human-rights activist. Poitier is utterly iconic (a word I'm using a lot in this piece, but considering these 40 names, how can I not?), in spite of the fact that his final film (so far) was the 1997 Bruce Willlis (b. 1955)/Richard Gere (b. 1949) flick The Jackal, and his final acting role of any kind was in the 2001 TV movie The Last Brickmaker in America.

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#5 Sophia Loren (b. 9/20/34 = 82)

The Italian icon is one of the youngest people on the list, but couldn't be Cbe7d77267b078d5edf8015b4eb4675b more deserving. She might also qualified as one of the best-preserved sex symbols of all time. Loren began her career in Italy in 1950, but was backed internationally by Paramount in 1956. Immediately popular in commercial hits like Houseboat (1958), she became the first to win an acting Oscar for a foreign-language role, in the 1960 Italian classic Two Women. Her combination of bombshell beauty and acting depth made her irresistible in films like Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Marriage Italian-Style (1964) and Sunflower (1970). She has steadily decreased her workload over the past 40 years, her last major films being the so-so Nine (2009) and Cars 2 (2011), the latter a voice role. though her last big Hollywood film was 2009's so-so Nine. Whether for going to prison in the '80s for tax fraud, her storied marriage to director Carlo Ponti (1912-2007) or posing nearly nude past the age of 70, the ageless Loren never fails to receive media attention. Worth noting: On AFI's list of the 50 Greatest American Screen Legends of Old Hollywood— 25 male, 25 female — Loren (#21) is the only surviving female. Check out my run-in with Sophia in 2016!

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#4 Julie Andrews (b. 10/1/35 = 81)

One of the most admired singing stars of all time, Andrews became Princess-diaries-jewelry8 a movie icon after conquering Broadway with roles in The Boy Friend (1954) and My Fair Lady (1956), and TV with the massively viewed Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1957). With her starring role in the box-office and fan-favorite hits Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965), Andrews could have called it a day and remained a familiar face forever. Instead, she acted in a variety of other films, most surprisingly, her breast-baring turn in husband Blake Edwards's (1922-2010) S.O.B. (1981), and most winningly in the gender farce Victor/Victoria (1982). Andrews is still vital, even though she tragically lost her singing voice following surgery for polyps, an international news story when it broke. She's known to a younger generation for The Princess Diaries (2001) and other children's and/or animated fare, and as the nice woman who Lady Gaga (b. 1986) sang to at the Oscars in 2015.

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#3 Kirk Douglas (b. 12/9/1916 = 100)

This Oscar winner is the last great leading man from the Golden Age (#17 on AFI's list of male greats. Try to think of a contemporary of his caliber still living and you'll fail. 11aa51d8540639fafab737abcf5090d3 In a case of lightning striking twice, his son Michael Douglas (b. 1944) went on to match his fame and accolades. The elder Douglas made his film debut at the ripe old age of 30, in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), opposite Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) — hey, start at the top! He proved a winning combination of handsome (that hole in his chin), intense and cerebral, and his taste in parts, veering from westerns and other macho fare, to serious drama kept him high on the list of box-office stars for over 20 years. After breaking through in Champion (1949), he scored in the films Young Man with a Horn (1950), Detective Story (1951) and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). He won the Oscar playing Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in the 1956 biopic Lust for Life. Douglas was very successful as a producer as well, with hits from a director later identified as a genius of the cinema, the great Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) — Paths of Glory (1957) and the Technicolor epic Spartacus (1960). For the latter, Douglas battled the blacklist by hiring Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976). Douglas worked in less prestigious films as he aged, drawing fewer raves. His final filmed performance was in Illusion (2004). He is among the precious few genuine Hollywood stars — along with Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916), Luise Rainer (1910-2014), Bob Hope (1903-2003) and George Burns (1896-1996) — who have lived to the age of 100.

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#2 Olivia de Havilland (b. 7/1/1916 = 101)

Is she mad her sister Joan Fontaine (1917-2013) died first (as well as bearing a child first, getting married first and winning an Oscar first), or is she happy to have outlasted Olivia_marian_silverblue her lifelong nemesis? On whomever's team you were, de Havilland was the bigger movie star, is one of the last two surviving actors who appeared in the ultimate movie of all time, 1939's Gone With the Wind. [There are several actors claiming to have been in GWTW in uncredited parts; along with de Havilland, only Mickey Kuhn (b. 1932) had a credited part.] De Havilland fits the bill for this list, having been a popular leading actress in the '30s and '40s in classics like The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) and The Snake Pit (1948); having won two Oscars, for To Each His Own (1946) and Hushhushsweetcharlotte_stairs-1 The Heiress (1949); acting forever (1935-1988); and being embroiled in lots of juicy, gossip-worthy goings-on above and beyond her vicious feud with her sister [affairs with fellow legends Jimmy Stewart (1908-1997), John Huston (1906-1987) and Howard Hughes (1905-1976); and an unconsummated, mutual love for co-star Errol Flynn (1909-1959)]. As a grande dame of the cinema, de Havilland is familiar to slightly younger audiences via her appearances in the exploitation classic Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) opposite Bette Davis (1908-1989) and the disaster flicks Airport '77 (1977) and The Swarm (1978). Since retiring, the longtime resident of Paris has made GWTW-related appearances and granted many illuminating interviews — even offering a quote on the veracity of Ryan Murphy's (b. 1965) bitchy Feud (2017) series, noting, “... In principle, I am opposed to any representation of personages who are no longer alive to judge the accuracy of any incident depicted as involving themselves.” Murphy loved her quote, as did we all.

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#1 Doris Day (b. 4/3/22 = 95)

Doris Day first made her mark on the entertainment world in that magical year of 1939, the year of Gone with the Wind, the year of The Wizard of Oz. She did so as a Maxresdefaultteenage big-band singer for Les Brown & His Band of Renown and others, one who toured relentlessly before achieving star status with her 1945 rendition of “Sentimental Journey.” Though she never really gave up singing (she has recorded hundreds of popular songs, and presided over the release of her My Heart album in 2011), the beautiful blonde with the pipes was too in demand for movie work not to bite, making her debut in Romance on the High Seas (1948). Though excellent in the dramatic roles in Young Man with a Horn (1950) and Love Me or Leave Me (1955), Day — a natural on film — fared better in music-informed appearances, such as Calamity Jane (1953) and in the Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), in which her now-signature song “Que Sera, Sera” was a major plot point.

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Higher heights awaited in the late 1950s and the 1960s, when she was in her late thirties and early forties, as Day's girl-next-door wholesomeness combined with her sex appeal made her a #1 box-office draw for years in flirty comedies like Pillow Talk (1959), for which she received her only Oscar nomination; Lover Come Back (1961); Move Over, Darling (1963); and Send Me No Flowers (1964). Though she only made three movies with Rock Hudson (1925-1985), their chemistry led to their reputation as one of the silver screen's most iconic duos.

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Personal tragedy has haunted the preternaturally upbeat Day, whose first husband beat her, whose third husband frittered away her millions and whose only son was connected to murderer Charles Manson (b. 1934) and died well before her of cancer. Day's disastrous finances led to her success on TV — her husband had committed her to The Doris Day Show (1968-1973). Financially restored and ensconced in her cherished Carmel-by-the-Sea home, she has been one of the world's leading animal activists.

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still (Globe still runs death-watch cover stories), and is beloved by just about everyone. She's still capable of surprising us — she shrugged off her reputation as a near-recluse to appear at a public party in honor of her 90th birthday, even releasing an official 90th-birthday portrait, and going on to do the same thing for the next several years. In 2017, Day grabbed headlines by admitting she was really turning 95, not 93, and claiming she was just finding this out herself. Who says she isn't a great actress?

We can only hope that one fine Day, the living legend will make it to the Oscars to collect a much-deserved honorary award for the totality of her film work, or the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. 

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Missing my Top 40 but still familiar, 100+ (not counting the dead, in pink, who were were either in the Top 40 at the time of their death or were very close to the Top 40; keeping them here for reference) celebrated and/or historically significant figures from movies/TV/theater who are over 80 (arranged by age from oldest to youngest):

Luise Rainer—originally #19 on my Top 20 living list (1/12/1910—12/30/2014 @ 104)

Lupita Tovar (b. 7/27/1910—11/12/2016 @ 106)

Mary Carlisle (b. 2/3/1914 = 103)

Juanita Moore (10/19/14—1/1/14 @ 99)

Eli Wallach (12/7/1915—6/24/14 @ 98)

Zsa Zsa Gabor (2/6/17—12/18/16 @ 99)

Danielle Darrieux (b. 5/1/1917 = 100)

June Foray (9/18/1917—7/26/17 @ 99)

Marsha Hunt (b. 10/17/1917 = 99)

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Fay McKenzie (b. 2/19/1918 = 99)

Diana Serra Cary aka "Baby Peggy" (b. 10/26/1918 = 98)

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Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (1/30/1918—5/2/14 @95)

Marge Champion (b. 9/2/1919 = 97)

Jayne Meadows (b. 9/27/1919—4/26/15 @ 95)

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Alan Young (11/19/1919—5/19/96 @ 96)

Maureen O'Hara—originally #6 on my Top 20 living list (8/17/20—10/24/15 @ 95)

Nanette Fabray (b. 10/27/20 = 96)

Louis Jourdan (6/19/21—2/14/15 @ 93)

Nancy (Davis) Reagan (7/6/21—3/6/16 @ 94)

Carl Reiner (b. 3/20/22 = 95)

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Barbara Hale (4/18/22—1/26/17 @ 94)

Monica Lewis (5/5/22—6/12/15 @ 93)

Christopher Lee (5/27/22—6/7/15 @ 93)

Norman Lear (b. 7/27/22 = 94)

Sid Caesar (9/8/22—2/12/14 @ 91)

Janis Paige (b. 9/16/22 = 94)

Lizabeth Scott (9/29/22—1/31/15 @ 92)

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Ruby Dee (10/27/22—6/11/14 @ 91)

Stan Lee (b. 12/28/22 = 94)

Anne Jeffreys (b. 1/26/23 = 94)

Columnist Liz Smith (b. 2/2/23 = 94)

Franco Zeffirelli (b. 2/12/23 = 94)

Hugh O'Brian (b. 4/19/25—9/5/16 @ 91)

Rhonda Fleming (b. 8/10/23 = 93)

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Rose Marie (b. 8/15/23 = 93)

Betsy Drake (b. 9/11/23—10/27/15 @ 92)

Sir Richard Attenborough (8/29/23—8/24/14 @ 90)

Glynis Johns (b. 10/5/23 = 92)

Dewey Martin (b. 12/8/23 = 93)

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Bob Barker (b. 12/12/23 = 93)

Dina Merrill (12/29/23—5/22/17 @ 93)

Carole Cook (b. 1/14/24 = 93)

Stanley Donen (b. 4/13/24 = 93)

Theodore Bikel (b. 5/2/24—7/21/15 @ 91)

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Charles Aznavour (b. 5/22/24 = 93)

Joyce Randolph (b. 10/21/24 = 92)

Joseph Campanella (b. 11/21/24 = 92)

Joan Leslie (1/26/25—10/12/15 @ 90)

Elaine Stritch (2/2/25—7/17/14 @ 89)

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Dorothy Malone (b. 1/30/25 = 92)

Shelley Berman (b. 2/3/25 = 92)

Hal Holbrook (b. 2/17/25 = 92)

George Kennedy (2/18/25—2/29/16 @ 91)

June Lockhart (b. 6/25/25 = 92)

Gloria DeHaven (7/23/25—7/30/16 @ 91)

Arlene Dahl (b. 8/11/25 = 91)

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Mike Connors (8/15/25—1/26/17 =@ 91)

Honor Blackman (b. 8/22/25 = 91)

Dickie Moore (9/12/25—9/10/15 @ 89)

B.B. King (9/16/25—5/14/15 @ 89)

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Lee Grant (b. 10/31/25 = 91)

Doris Roberts (11/4/25—4/17/16 @ 90)

Kaye Ballard (b. 11/20/25 = 91)

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Gene Shalit (b. 3/25/26 = 91)

Peter Marshall (b. 3/30/26 = 91)

Roger Corman (b. 4/5/26 = 91)

Jane Withers (b. 4/12/26 = 91)

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Charlotte Rae (b. 4/22/26 = 91)

Ann B. Davis (5/3/26—6/1/14 = 88)

Don Rickles (5/8/26—4/6/17 @ 90)

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Carleton Carpenter (b. 7/10/26 = 90)

Harry Dean Stanton (b. 7/14/26 = 90)

Chuck Berry (10/18/26—3/18/17 @ 90)

Julie Adams (b. 10/17/26 = 90)

Barbara Rush (b. 1/4/27 = 90)

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Kenneth Anger (b. 2/3/27 = 90)

Harry Belafonte (b. 3/1/27 = 90)

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Jerry Stiller (b. 6/8/27 = 90) & Anne Meara (9/20/29—5/23/15 @ 85)

Gina Lollobrigida (b. 7/4/27 = 90)

Bill Daily (b. 8/30/27 = 89)

Rosemary Harris (b. 9/19/27 = 89)

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Roger Moore (10/14/27—5/23/17 @ 89)

Barbara Cook (b. 10/25/27—8/8/17 @ 89)

Estelle Parsons (b. 11/20/27 = 89)

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Jeanne Moreau (1/23/28—July 31, 2017 = 89)

Conrad Janis (b. 2/11/28 = 89)

Fats Domino (b. 2/26/28 = 89)

James Garner (4/7/28—7/19/14 @ 86)

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Burt Bacharach (b. 5/12/28 = 89)

James Ivory (b. 6/7/28 = 89)

Martin Landau (6/20/28—7/15/17 @ 89)

Katherine Helmond (b. 7/5/28 = 89)

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Nancy Olson (b. 7/14/28 = 88)

Ann Blyth (b. 8/16/28 = 88)

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George Maharis (b. 9/1/28 = 88)

Earl Holliman (b. 9/11/28 = 88)

Adam West (9/19/28—6/9/17 @ 88)

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Ann Morgan Guilbert (10/16/28—6/14/16 @ 87)

Marion Ross (b. 10/25/28 = 88)

Dick Van Patten (12/9/28—6/23/15 @ 86)

Terry Moore (b. 1/7/29 = 88)

Arte Johnson (b. 1/20/29 = 88)

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Jane Powell (b. 4/1/29 = 88)

Max Von Sydow (b. 4/10/29 = 88)

Don Murray (b. 7/31/29 = 87)

Pat Harrington Jr. (8/13/29—1/6/16 @ 86)

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Vera Miles (b. 8/23/29 = 87)

Bob Newhart (b. 9/5/29 = 87)

Barbara Walters (b. 9/25/29 = 87)

Fernanda Montenegro (b. 10/16/29 = 87)

Joan Plowright (b. 10/28/29 = 87)

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June Squibb (b. 11/6/29 = 87)

Ed Asner (b. 11/15/29 = 87)

Robert Loggia (1/3/30—12/4/15 @ 85)

Frances Sternhagen (b. 1/13/30 = 87)

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Tippi Hedren (b. 1/19/30 = 87)

Gene Hackman (b. 1/30/30 =87)

Robert Wagner (b. 2/10/30 = 87)

Marni Nixon (2/22/30—7/24/16 @ 86)

Stephen Sondheim (b. 3/22/30 = 87)

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John Astin (b. 3/30/30 = 87)

Bradford Dillman (b. 4/14/30 = 87)

Richard Donner (b. 4/24/30 = 87)

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Jim Nabors (b. 6/12/30 = 87)

Gena Rowlands (b. 6/19/30 = 87)

Robert Evans (b. 6/29/30 = 87)

Polly Bergen (b. 7/14/30—9/20/2014 @ 84)

Lois Smith (b. 11/3/30 = 86)

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Jean-Luc Godard (b. 12/3/30 = 86)

Maximillian Schell (12/8/30—2/1/14 @ 83)

Buck Henry (b. 12/8/30 = 86)

Christopher Plummer (b. 12/13/20 = 86)

Armin Mueller-Stahl (b. 12/17/30 = 86)

Robert Duvall (b. 1/5/31 = 86)

Rip Torn (b. 2/6/31= 86)

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Mamie Van Doren (b. 2/6/31 = 86)

Claire Bloom (b. 2/15/31 = 86)

Gavin MacLeod (b. 2/28/31 = 86)

Hal Linden (b. 3/20/31 = 86)

Leonard Nimoy (b. 3/26/31—2/27/15 @ 83)

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John Gavin (b. 4/8/31 = 86)

Barbara Barrie (b. 5/23/31 = 86)

Carroll Baker (b. 5/28/31 = 86)

Jackie Mason (b. 6/9/31 = 86)

Marla Gibbs (b. 6/14/31 = 86)

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Olympia Dukakis (b. 6/20/31 = 86)

Leslie Caron (b. 7/1/31 = 86)

Della Reese (b. 7/6/31 = 86)

Tab-Hunter-Picture-Shirtless-SpeedoTab fab

Tab Hunter (b. 7/11/31 = 85)

Barbara Eden (b. 8/23/31 = 85)

Mitzi-GaynorThe glory 'a Gaynor: Glitzy Mitzi

Mitzi Gaynor (b. 9/4/31 = 85)

Ian Holm (b. 9/12/31= 85)

Silvia Pinal (b. 9/12/31 = 85)

Anita Ekberg (9/29/31—1/11/15 @ 83)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb09a0003a970d-800wiPepper sashay

Angie Dickinson (b. 9/30/31)

Dick Gautier (10/31/31—1/13/17 @ 85)

Dan Rather (b. 10/31/31 = 85)

Monica Vitti (b. 11/3/31 = 85)

Jaye P. Morgan (b. 12/3/31 = 85)

Dabney1Who's the boss?

Dabney Coleman (b. 1/3/32 = 85)

Piper Laurie (b. 1/22/32 = 85)

Milos Forman (b. 2/18/32 - 85)

Piper-Laurie.I can see her dirty pillows.

Robert Mandan (b. 2/2/32 = 85)

John Williams (b. 2/8/32 = 85)

Debbie Reynolds—originally #7 on my Top 20 living list (4/1/32—12/28/16 @ 84)

Omar Sharif (4/10/32—7/10/15 @ 83)

Joel Grey (b. 4/11/32 = 85)

Billie Hayes (b. 4/11/32 = 85)

Billie-HayesWitchy woman Billie Hayes

Loretta Lynn (b. 4/14/32 = 85)

Elaine May (b. 4/21/32 = 85)

Anouk Aimée (b. 4/27/32 = 85)

Abby Dalton (b. 8/15/32 = 84)

Carol Lawrence (b. 9/5/32 = 84)

Sylvia Miles (b. 9/9/32 = 84)

Sylviamiles-midnightcowboy-beMidnight cowgirl

Dick Gregory (b. 10/12/32—8/19/17 @ 84)

Mary Louise Wilson (b. 11/12/32 = 84)

Robert Vaughn (11/22/32—11/11/16 @ 83)

Diane Ladd (b. 11/29/32 = 84)

Ellen Burstyn (b. 12/7/32 = 84)

Little-RichardLittle Richard, big star

Little Richard (b. 12/5/32 = 84)

Nichelle Nichols (b. 12/28/32 = 84)

Inga Swenson (b. 12/29/32 = 84)

Charles Osgood (b. 1/8/33 = 84)

Chita RiveraChita Rivera leaps before she looks!

Chita Rivera (b. 1/23/33 = 84)

Yoko Ono (b. 2/18/33 = 84)

Barbara Feldon (b. 3/12/33 = 84)

GiphyGive 'em “Hell,” Yoko!

Quincy Jones (b. 3/14/33 = 84)

Phyllis Newman (b. 3/19/33 = 84)

Renée Taylor (b. 3/19/33 = 84) & Joe Bologna (12/30/34—8/13/17 @ 82)

Jean-Paul Belmondo (b. 4/9/33 = 84)

Tumblr_lzrt9bxcRh1r8y1seo1_500This kitten has nine lives.

Willie Nelson (b. 4/30/33 = 84)

Constance Towers (b. 5/20/33 = 84)

Joan Rivers (6/8/33—9/4/14 @ 81)

Gene Wilder (6/11/33—8/28/16 @ 83)

Edd Byrnes (b. 7/30/33 = 83)

Constance Towers The Naked Kiss (1964)Mirror, mirror on the wall, Constance Towers slays them all!

Julie Newmar (b. 8/16/33 = 83)

Debra Paget (b. 8/18/33 = 83)

Roman Polanski (b. 8/18/33 = 83)

Tom Skerritt (b. 8/25/33 = 83)

Zoe Caldwell (b. 9/14/33 = 83)

Hollywood-or-Bust-CrowleyMrs. Please Don't Eat the Daises as a budding actress

Pat Crowley (b. 9/17/33 = 83)

Robert Blake (b. 9/18/33 = 83)

David McCallum (b. 9/19/33= 83)

Jackie Joseph (b. 11/7/33 = 83)

Larry King (b. 11/19/33 = 83)

Wink Martindale (b. 12/4/33 = 83)

Tim Conway (b. 12/15/33 = 83)

S-l1000A mile of Lyle

Sylvia Syms (b. 1/6/34 = 83)

Rip Taylor (b. 1/13/34 = 83)

Anne Wedgeworth (b. 1/21/34 = 83)

Granted Tina is the ultimate GingerGranted, Tina is the ultimate ginger

Tina Louise (b. 2/11/34 = 83)

George Segal (b. 2/13/34 = 83) 

 Florence Henderson (b. 2/14/34—11/24/16 @ 82)

Barry “Dame Edna Everidge” Humphries (b. 2/17/34 = 83)

Dame-ednaBeing on this list is a drag!

Van Williams (2/27/34—11/28/16 @ 82)

Willard Scott (b. 3/7/34 = 83)

Alan Arkin (b. 3/26/34 = 83)

Richard Chamberlain (b. 3/31/34 = 83)

7c5be658fa5850a02317acd3c74956b6Truth or Kildare

Shirley Jones (b. 3/31/34 = 83)

Frankie Valli (b. 5/3/34 = 83)

Pat Boone (b. 6/1/34 = 83)

Jamie Farr (b. 7/1/34 = 83)

Louise Fletcher (b. 7/22/34 = 82)

80212wssbernardoHey, there, George-y boy ...

George Chakiris (b. 9/16/34 = 82)

Leonard Cohen (9/21/34—11/7/16 @ 82)

Wilford Brimley (b. 9/27/34 = 82)

Brigitte Bardot (b. 9/28/34 = 82)

Tumblr_ns7ddqyr4H1u2megbo1_500Can we talk?

Nana Mouskouri (b. 10/13/34 = 82)

Garry Marshall (11/13/34—7/19/16 @ 81)

Laurence Luckinbill (b. 11/21/34 = 82)

Russ Tamblyn (b. 12/30/34 = 82)

Sally Jessy Raphael (b. 2/25/35 = 82)

RC05dWild, wild chest

Robert Conrad (b. 3/1/35 = 82)

Judd Hirsch (b. 3/15/35 = 82)

M. Emmet Walsh (b. 3/22/35 = 82)

Herb Alpert (b. 3/31/35 = 82)

John SaxonGet your John Saxon!

Lyle Waggoner (b. 4/13/35 = 82)

Bobby Vinton (b. 4/16/35 = 82)

Charles Grodin (b. 4/21/35 = 82)

Lee Meriwether (b. 5/27/35 = 82)

Ruta-Lee-1963Ruta legs

Ruta Lee (b. 5/30/35 = 82)

Monte Markham (b. 6/21/35 = 82)

Steve Lawrence (b. 7/8/35 = 82)

Diahann-carrollThe sensuous nurse

Diahann Carroll (b. 7/17/35 = 81)

John Saxon (b. 8/5/35 = 81)

William Friedkin (b. 8/29/35 = 81)

Johnny Mathis (b. 9/30/35 = 81)

540_2Sing it, sister!

Jerry Lee Lewis (b. 9/29/35 = 81)

Alain Delon (b. 11/8/35 = 81)

7e72a051f799bfd5cc34a8706a57024c... but you'll never be Alain Delon.

Dharmendra (b. 12/8/35 = 81)

Phil Donahue (b. 12/21/35 = 81)

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 9.01.14 PMDern-near creamed my panties over this one!

Ursula Andress (b. 3/19/36 = 81)

Glen Campbell (b. 4/22/36—8/8/17 @ 81)

Engelbert Humperdinck (b. 5/2/36 = 81)

Albert Finney (b. 5/9/36 = 81)

Glenda Jackson (b. 5/9/36 = 81)

Anna Maria Alberghetti (b. 5/15/36 = 81)

3392000069_239a205341Drop and give me 80!

Louis Gossett Jr. (b. 5/27/36 = 81)

Keir Dullea (b. 5/30/16 = 81)

Bruce Dern (b. 6/4/36 = 81)

James Darren (b. 6/8/36 = 81)

Kris Kristofferson (b. 6/22/36 = 81)

Nancy_dussault.jpg-12935You're terrible, Muriel!

Nancy Dussault (b. 6/30/36 = 81)

Shirley Knight (b. 7/5/36 = 81)

Ruth Buzzi (b. 7/24/36 = 80)

Mike Henry (b. 8/15/36 = 80)

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 4.28.25 PMUpside down you're turnin' me!

Pat Priest (b. 8/15/36 = 80)

Anita Gillette (b. 8/16/36 = 80)

Walter Koenig (b. 9/14/36 = 80)

Stella Stevens (b. 10/1/36 = 80)

Ezgif-com-gif-makerI can't put my Goldfinger on it, but there's something sexy about Shirley Bassey ...

Brian Blessed (b. 10/9/36 = 80)

Dick Cavett (b. 11/19/36 = 80)

Hector Elizondo (b. 12/22/36 = 80)

Mary Tyler Moore (12/29/36—1/25/17 @ 80) — Was Top 20 for less than a month.

Dyan Cannon (b. 1/4/37 = 80)

Shirley Bassey (b. 1/8/37 = 80)

6e034321c3c851f0901b13192ebc376eSuch a kidder!

Margaret O'Brien (b. 1/15/37 = 80)

Philip Glass (b. 1/31/37 = 80)

Don Everly (b. 2/1/37 = 80)

GiphySaturday Night Live and let live!

Garrett Morris (b. 2/1/37 = 80)

Tommy Smothers (b. 2/2/37 = 80)

Robert Flack (b. 2/10/37 = 80)

Polly-HolidayI kissed a grit ... and I liked it!

Billy Dee Williams (b. 4/6/37 = 80)

Sally Kellerman (b. 6/2/37 = 80)

Polly Holliday (b. 7/2/37 = 80)

Ned Beatty (b. 7/6/37 = 80)

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Catherine Deneuve's mom, Renée Simonot, who is now 105 years old.

Other performers in movies and/or on TV and/or on the stage and/or in music of note who are in their eighties and older (arranged by age, but not arranged by age down to the day and month):

Arthur Gardner (appeared uncredited in 1930's All Quiet on the Western Front, 6/7/1910—12/19/14 @ 104), Renée Simonot Donlusk-main(b. 9/10/2011 = 105), Urho Harkola (b. 9/13/1911 = 105), Sally Sweetland (9/23/1911—2/9/2015 @ 103 according to Wikipedia), Mártha Eggerth (4/17/1912—12/26/2013 @ 101), Zohra Segal (4/27/1912—July 10, 2014 @ 102), Léo Marjane (8/27/191212/18/2016 @ 104), Katsumi Tezuka (b. 8/31/1912 = 104), Lukas Ammann (9/29/1912—May 3, 2017 @ 104), Connie Sawyer VIDEO BELOW (b. 11/27/1912 = 104) ...

... Alice Ludes (12/20/1912—February 12, 2017 @ 104), Pappukutty Bhagavathar (b. 3/29/1913 = 104), Julie Gibson (b. 9/6/1913 = 103), Herb Jeffries (9/24/1913—5/25/14 = 100), Don Lusk (PICTURED, b. 10/28/1913 = 103), Margery Mason (9/27/1913—1/26/14 @ 100), Ellen Albertini Dow (11/16/1913—5/4/15 @ 101)Marc Platt (12/2/1913—3/29/2014 @ 100)Irving Benson (1/31/1914—5/19/16 @ 102), Olaf Pooley (3/13/1914—7/14/15 @ 101), Gisèle Casadesus (b. 6/14/1914 = 102), Irwin Corey (7/29/1914—2/6/17 @ 102), Patricia-MorisonNorman Lloyd (b. 11/8/1914 = 102), Amelia Bence (11/13/1914—2/8/16 @ 101), Gertrude Jeannette (b. 11/28/1914 = 102), Alicia Rhett (Gone With the Wind, 2/1/1915—1/3/14 @ 98), Wally Cassell (b. 3/3/1915—4/2/15 @ 101), Meg Mundy (1/4/1915—1/12/16 @ 101), Leslie H. Martinson (1/16/1915—9/3/2016 @ 101), Danuta Szaflarska (2/6/1915—2/19/17 @ 102), Vladimir Zeldin (2/10/191510/31/16 @ 101), Patricia Morison PICTURED, RIGHT (b. 3/19/1915 = 102), Renée Asherson (5/19/1915—10/30/14 @ 99), sole surviving Minsky's star Betty Rowland, PICTURED, ABOVE LEFT (b. 1/23/16 = 101), Arnoldo Foà (1/24/16—1/11/14 @ 97)Movita [Castaneda] (4/12/16—2/12/15 @ 98), Kevin O'Morrison (5/25/1916—12/11/2016 @ 100), Jean Rouverol ("Dizzy" from 1937's Stage Door, 7/8/1916—3/24/2017 @ 100), Don Keefer (8/18/1916—8/7/14 = 98), Robert Boon (b. 10/26/1916—1/13/15 @ 98), Vivian Nathan (10/26/19164/3/15 @ 98)Birgitta Valberg (12/16/1916—3/29/14 @ 97), Elisa Stella (b. 1916 = 100), Shannon Bolin (b. 1/1/1917—3/25/16 @ 99), Dorothy Barrett (uncredited bit player in The Wizard of Oz and Mildred Pierce, b. February 1917 = 100), Vera Lynn (b. 3/20/1917 = 100), Ambroise Schindler (stunt double for The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, b. 4/1/17), George Gaynes (5/17/1917—2/15/2016 @ 98), Lee Miller (b. 5/18/1917 = 100), William Woodson (b. 7/16/1917 = 99), Lorna Gray (7/26/1917—4/30/2017 @ 99), Earl Cameron (b. 8/8/1917 = 99), Suzy Delair PICTURED BELOW RIGHT (b. 12/31/17 = 99), Don Pardo (2/22/1918—8/18/14 @ 96), Suzy-delairMary Anderson (1939's Gone with the Wind, 1944's Lifeboat, 4/3/1918—4/6/14 @ 96)Mary Healy (4/14/1918—2/3/15 @ 96), Ivy Bethune (b. 6/1/1918 = 98), Patachou (b. 6/10/1918—4/30/15 @ 96), Ruth Duccini aka Ruth L. Robinson (last female munchkin from The Wizard of Oz, 7/23/18—1/16/14 @ 95), Marjorie Lord (7/26/1918—11/28/15 @ 97), Jane Adams (8/7/18—5/21/14 @ 95)John Zacherle ("Zacherley the Cool Ghoul," 9/26/1918—10/27/2016 @ 98), Murray Westgate (b. 4/16/1918 = 98), Eloise Hardt (b. 1918 = 98), Margaret McGrath (b. 2/11/19), Patricia Laffan (3/19/1919—3/10/14 @ 94), Joachim Tomaschewsky (b. 3/31/1919 = 98), Than Wyenn (5/2/1919—1/30/15 @ 95), Pete Seeger (5/3/1919—1/27/14 @ 94)Al Molinaro (6/24/1919—10/29/15 @ 96), Nehemiah Persoff (Some Like It Hot survivor, b. 8/2/1919 = 97), Grace Albertson (b. 8/4/19 = 97), Helen Mueller (b. 8/?/19 = 97 Rico Alaniz (10/25/1919—3/9/15 @ 95), Nova Pilbeam (long-surviving Hitchcock leading lady, 11/15/1919—7/17/15 @ 95), Edward "Teddy" Johnson (b. 9/4/19 = 97), Judge Joseph Wapner (11/15/1919—2/26/17 @ 97), Norma Miller (b. 12/2/19 = 97), Meredythe Glass (b. 12/3/19 = 97), Douglas Wilmer (1/8/20—3/31/16 @ 96), Pamela Cundell (1/15/20—2/14/15 @ 95)Jerry Maren VIDEO BELOW (last surviving Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz (b. 1/24/20 = 97) ...

... Zoe Gail (b. 2/20/20 = 97), Kay Morley (b. 4/17/20 = 97),  Clifton James (5/29/20—April 14, 2017 @ 96)Janet Waldo (2/4/20—6/12/16 @ 96), Michèle Morgan (2/29/20—12/20/16 @ 96), Anita Kert Ellis (b. 4/12/20 = 97), Yolande Donlan (6/2/20—12/30/14 @ 94), Don Kennedy (b. 6/8/20 = 97), Setsuko Hara (6/17/20—9/5/15 @ 95), Mark Dana (6/27/20—1/26/15 @ 94), Eileen Bennett (b. 7/8/20 - 97), Kathryn Tve9181-19690119-231Adams (7/15/20—10/14/16 @ 96), John Horsley (7/21/20—1/12/14 @ 93), Franca Valeri (b. 7/31/20 = 96), Jeffrey Segal (8/1/20—2/5/15 @ 94)Carole Mathews (9/13/20—11/6/14 @ 94), Jason Wingreen (10/9/20—12/25/15 @ 95), Noah Keen PICTURED RIGHT (oldest living actor to have appeared on The Twilight Zone, b. 10/10/20 = 96), Ruth Terry (10/21/20—3/11/16 @ 96), Kate Murtagh (b. 10/29/20 = 96), James Sheldon (11/12/20—3/12/16 @ 95), Douglas Dick (11/20/20—12/19/15 @ 95), Noel Neill (11/25/20—7/3/16 @ 95), Jake-lamotta-wallpapersJohn Bartha (b. 1920 = 96), Herbert Ellis (b. 1/17/21 = 96), Bill (b. 1/22/21 = 96) & Patricia (10/24/26 = 90) Loud, Peter Sallis (2/1/21—6/2/17 @ 96), Betty Jaynes (b. 2/12/21 = 96), Hugh Downs (20/20, b. 2/14/21 = 96), Jack Rader (b. 2/23/21 = 96), Abe Vigoda (2/24/21—1/26/16 @ 94), Josip Elic (b. 3/10/21 = 96), Harry Landers (b. 4/3/21 = 96), Elizabeth Wilson (4/4/21—5/10/15 @ 94), Janine Sutto (4/20/21—3/28/17 =@95), Muriel Pavlow (b. 6/27/21 = 96), Jake LaMotta PICTURED LEFT (b. 7/10/21 = 96), Jean Heywood (b. 7/15/21 = 95), Monty Hall (b. 8/25/21 = 95), Marjorie Stapp (9/17/21—6/2/14 @ 92), Pearl Carr (b. 11/2/21 = 95), Gene Saks (11/8/21—3/28/15 @ 93), Ninón Sevilla (11/10/21—1/1/15 @ 93)Patricia Barry (11/16/21—10/11/16 @ 94), Tom Felleghy (b. 11/26/21 = 95), Jackie Stallone (b. 11/29/21 = 95), Peter Hansen (12/5/21—April 9, 2017 @ 95), actress Liz Smith (12/11/21—12/24/16 @ 95)Edna Doré (5/31/21—4/11/14 @ 92), Jean Gaven (1/16/22—5/5/14 @ 92), Ellen Vogel (1/26/22—8/5/15 =@ 93), Patrick Macnee (The Avengers, b. 2/6/22—6/25/15 @ 93), William Phipps (b. 2/4/22 = 95), Steven Hill (2/24/22—8/23/16 @ 94), James Noble (Benson, b. 3/5/22—3/28/16 @ 94), Marty Allen (b. 3/23/22 = 95), Margia Dean (b. 4/7/22 = 95), Audrey Long (4/14/22—9/19/14 @ 92), Bill Macy (Maude, b. 5/18/22 = 95), Joan Copeland (b. 6/1/22 = 95), Umberto Raho (6/4/22—1/9/16 @ 93), Sheila Sim (6/5/22—1/19/16 @ 93), Bill Kerr (6/10/22—8/28/14 @ 92)Jack Carter (6/24/22—6/28/15 @ 93), William Schallert (7/6/22—5/8/16 @ 93), Buck Kartalian (8/13/22—5/24/16 @ 93), Micheline Presle (b. 8/22/22 = 94), Miriam Nelson (b. 9/21/22= 94), Louise Latham (b. 9/23/22 = 94), Eileen Essell (10/8/22—2/15/15 @ 92), Fyvush Finkel (Picket Fences, 10/9/22—8/14/16 @ 93), Coleen Gray (10/23/22—8/3/15 @ 92), Michel Galabru (10/27/22—1/4/16 @ 93), George S. Irving ("Heat Miser" from The Year Without a Santa Claus,  11/1/22—12/26/16 @ 94), Madeleine Sherwood (The Flying Nun, b. 11/13/22—4/23/16 @ 93), Jacqueline White (b. 11/23/22 = 94), Dilip Kumar (b. 12/11/22 = 94), Larry D. Mann ("Yukon Cornelius" from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 12/18/22—1/6/14 @ 91), Bill Fletcher (b. 1922 = 94), Valentina Cortese (b. 1/1/23 = 94)... 

...Larry Storch VIDEO ABOVE (F Troop, b. 1/8/23 = 94), Wright King (1951's A Streetcar Named Desire, b. 1/11/23 = 94), Diana Douglas (1/22/23—7/3/15 @ 92), Dora Bryan (2/7/23—7/23/14 @ 91), Bob Elliott (3/26/23—2/2/16 @ 92), Donald Elson (b. 3/31/23 = 94), Gloria Henry (Dennis the Menace, b. 4/2/23 = 94), Peter Vaughan (4/4/23—12/6/16 @ 93), Lydia Clarke (b. 4/14/23 = 94), Elizabeth Sellars (b. 5/6/23 = 94), Roy Dotrice (b. 5/26/23 = 94), Jimmy Lydon (b. 5/30/23 = 94), Peggy Stewart (b. 6/5/23 = 94), Madeleine Lebeau ("Yvonne" in Casablanca, 6/10/23—5/1/16 @ 92), Barbara Perry (b. 6/22/23 = 94), Michael Medwin (b. 7/18/23 = 92), Val Bettin (b. 8/1/23 = 93), John Stephenson ("Dori" in 1977's The Hobbit, b. 8/9/23—5/15/15 @ 91), Gustavo Rojo (b. 9/5/23 = 93), Nicholas Amer (b. 9/29/23 = 93), Donald Sinden (10/9/23—9/12/14 @ 90), Nicholas Parsons (b. 10/10/23 = 93), Richard Venture (b. 11/12/23 = 93), James Karen (b. 11/28/23 = 93), Vincent Ball (b. 12/4/23 = 93), Jo-Carroll Dennison (b. 12/16/23 = 93), Mike Nussbaum (b. 12/29/23 = 93), Geoffrey Bayldon (1/7/24—5/10/17 @ 93), Ron Moody (b. 1/8/24—6/11/15 @ 91), Machiko Kyô (b. 3/25/24 = 93), Joseph Ruskin (Star Trek vet and voice of the "Kanamits" in Twilight Zone's "To Serve Man" episode, 4/14/24—12/28/13 @ 89) ...

 

... Jean Veloz VIDEO ABOVE (dancer, b. 3/1/24 = 93), Leslie Phillips (b. 4/20/24 = 93), Priscilla Pointer (b. 5/18/24 = 93), Tony Britton (b. 6/9/24 = 93), June Elvin (b. 6/23/24 = 93), Virginia Patton (b. 6/24/24 = 93), Richard Bull ("Mr. Olesen" on Little House on the Prairie, 6/26/24—2/3/14 @ 89), Lola Albright (7/20/24—3/23/17 @ 92), Robert Horton (7/29/24—3/9/16 @ 91), Martha Hyer (b. 8/10/245/31/14 @ 89), Diana Decker (b. 9/1/24 = 92), Mary Grace Canfield ("Ralph" on Green Acres, 9/4/24—2/15/14 @ 89), Don Harron (9/19/24—1/17/15 @ 90), Glorea Robb (b. 9/28/24 = 92), Bill Dana (10/5/24—6/15/17 @ 92), Ted Hartley (b. 11/6/24 = 92), Russell Johnson ("The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, 11/10/24—1/16/14 @ 89), William Russell (b. 11/19/24 = 92), Marge Redmond (b. 12/14/24 = 92), Anne Triola (b. 1924), Scottie MacGregor PICTURED RIGHT ("Mrs. Olesen" from Little House on the Prairie, b. 1/12/25 = 92), Eefb0de5123b4174fcfc4afc325da0d2Selma Archerd (b. 2/26/25 = 92), Gabriele Ferzetti (3/17/25—12/2/15 @ 90), Kim Kendall (b. 3/31/25 = 92), Tommy Kelly (4/6/25—1/26/16 @ 90), Robert Phillips (b. 4/10/25 = 92), Elena Verdugo (b. 4/20/25—5/30/2017 @ 92), George Cole (4/22/25—8/5/15 @ 90), Colette Marchand (4/29/25—6/5/15 @ 90), Angela Stevens (5/8/25—3/17/16 @ 90), Warren Frost (b. 5/25/25 = 92), Alec McCowen (b. 5/26/25 = 92), Richard Erdman (b. 6/1/25 = 92), Bill Hayes (b. 6/5/25 = 92), Jackie Lynn Taylor (6/29/25—5/5/14 @ 88), Charles Tyner (b. 6/8/25 = 92), Robert Fyfe (b. 6/19/25 = 92), John Fujioka (b. 6/29/25 = 92), Cara Williams b. 6/29/25 = 92), Lori Talbott (b. 9/10/25 = 91), Morgan Woodward (b. 9/16/25 = 91), Anne Jackson (9/3/25—4/12/16 @ 90), Bradley Bolke (b. 10/1/25 = 91), Bernard Hepton (b. 10/19/25 = 91), Glyn Houston (b. 10/25/25 = 91), Robert Hardy (b. 10/29/25 = 91), Michel Bouquet (b. 11/6/25 = 91), June Whitfield ("Mother" on Ab Fab, b. 11/11/25 = 91), 10397643416_bc7890fb36_bMark Miller (Please Don't Eat the Daisies, b. 11/20/25 = 91), Peggy Cummins PICTURED RIGHT (1950's Gun Crazy, b. 12/18/25 = 91), Nicole Maurey (12/20/25—3/11/16 @ 90), Michel Piccoli (b. 12/27/25 = 91), Fritz Weaver (1/19/26—11/26/16 @ 90), Nancy Gates (b. 2/1/26 = 91), Allan Rich (b. 2/8/26 = 91), Joe Garagiola (2/12/26—3/23/16 @ 90), Robert Clary (b. 3/1/26 = 91), Bill Henderson (3/19/26—4/3/16 @ 90), Beatriz Aguirre (b. 3/21/26 = 91), Shecky Greene (b. 4/8/26 = 91), John O'Leary (b. 5/5/26 = 91), Val Bisoglio (Quincy, M.E., b. 5/7/26 = 90), Marilyn Knowlden (b. 5/12/26 = 90), Margaret Barton (b. 5/26/26 = 91), James Best (7/26/26—4/6/15 @ 88), Rae Allen (b. 7/3/26 = 91), Marian Carr (b. 7/6/26 = 91), Nita Bieber (b. 7/18/26 = 90), Helen Gallagher (b. 7/19/26 = 90), Meg Randall (b. 8/1/26 = 90), Frank Finlay (8/6/26—1/30/16 @ 89), Richard Anderson (b. 8/8/26 = 90), Lina Wertmüller (b. 8/14/26 = 90), Georgann Johnson (b. 8/15/26 = 90), Angus Scrimm (8/19/26—1/9/16 @ 89), Betty Lynn (b. 8/29/26 = 90), Irene Papas (b. 9/3/26 = 90), James Lipton (b. 9/19/26 = 90) ...

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... John Ericson PICTURED ABOVE (b. 9/23/26 = 90), Earle Hyman (b. 10/11/26 = 90), Biff McGuire (b. 10/25/26 = 90), Betsy Palmer (Friday the 13th, 11/1/26—5/29/15 @ 88), Don Gordon (11/13/26—4/24/17 @ 90), Robert Brown (b. 11/17/26 = 90), Terry Kilburn (b. 11/25/26 = 90), Naomi Stevens (b. 11/29/26 = 90), Allyn Ann McLerie (b. 12/1/26 = 90), Henrietta Edwards (b. 1926 = 90), Phyllis Coates (b. 1/15/27 = 90), Marvin Kaplan (1/24/27—8/25/16 @ 89), Betty Harford (b. 1/28/27 = 90), Elizabeth Hoffman (b. 2/8/27 = 90), Ann Gillis (b. 2/12/27 = 90), H.M. Wynant (b. 2/12/27 = 90), June Brown (b. 2/16/27 = 90), Emmanuelle Riva (b. 2/24/27—1/27/17 @ 89), Monique van Vooren (b. 3/25/27 = 90), Jill Freud (b. 4/22/27 = 90), Bernard Fox (last surviving adult from Bewitched, 5/11/27—12/14/16 @ 89), William Daniels (St. Elsewhere, Knight Rider & Boy Meets World, b. 3/21/27 = 90), Rita Gam (4/2/27—3/22/16 @ 88), Lee Farr (b. 4/10/27 = 90), Peter Mark Richman (b. 4/16/27 = 90), Hedison_gallery_38_stdCora Sue Collins (b. 4/19/27 = 90), Pat Carroll (b. 5/5/27 = 90), Barbara Dane (b. 5/12/27 =90), David Hedison PICTURED RIGHT (b. 5/20/27 = 90), Michael Constantine (b. 5/22/27 = 90), Clint Walker (b. 5/30/27 = 90), Jerry Antes (b. 6/2/27 = 90), Geoffrey Palmer (b. 6/4/27 = 90), Tim O'Connor (b. 7/3/27 = 90), Doc Severinsen (b. 7/7/27 = 90), Ed Ames (b. 7/9/27 = 90), William Smithers (b. 7/10/27 = 90), Steven Marlo (b. 7/13/27 = 89), Joe Turkel (b. 7/15/27 = 89), Roberta Haynes (b. 8/19/27 = 89), L.Q. Jones (b. 8/19/27 = 89), Freddie Jones (b. 9/12/27 = 89), Beverly Polcyn (b. 9/13/27 = 89), Norm Crosby (b. 9/15/27 = 89), Joy Wurgaft (b. 9/19/27 = 89), Jeannette Charles (b. 10/15/27 = 89), Eileen Ryan (b. 10/15/27 = 89), Cleo Laine (b. 10/28/27 = 89), Fenella Fielding (b. 11/17/27 = 89), Jane Wenham (b. 11/26/27 = 89), Geneviève Page (b. 12/13/27 = 89), Lisa Lu (b. 12/19/27 = 89), Chuck Hicks (b. 12/26/27 = 89), Robert Hossein (b. 12/30/27 = 89), May Wynn (b. 1/8/28 = 89), Mitchell Ryan (b. 1/11/28 = 89), David Sheiner (b. 1/13/28 = 89), Joanne Linville (b. 1/15/28 = 89), Peter Donat (b. 1/20/28 = 89), Michael Craig (b. 1/27/28 = 89), Nancy Valentine (b. 1/21/28 = 89), Stuart Whitman (b. 2/1/28 = 89), Jack Larson (2/8/1928—9/20/15 @ 87), Paul Dooley (b. 2/22/28 = 89), Barbara Lawrence (2/24/28—11/13/13 @ 85), Joss Ackland (b. 2/29/28 = 89), Douglas Rain (b. 3/13/28 = 89), Jan Shepard (b. 3/19/28 = 89), Article-2442028-1878AA8E00000578-744_634x441Roxanne (b. 3/20/28 = 89), Vernon Gray (b. 3/26/28 = 89; presumed dead, as I acquired a lot of his personal photos), Estelle Harris PICTURED RIGHT (b. 4/4/28 = 89), Bruce Kirby (b. 4/4/28 = 89), Hardy Krüger (b. 4/12/28 = 89), Dee Hartford (b. 4/21/28 = 89), Brigitte Auber (b. 4/27/28 = 89), Hazel Ascot (b. 5/10/28 = 89), Yvonne Furneaux (b. 5/11/28 = 89), Alice Drummond (5/21/28—11/30/16 @ 88), Agnès Varda (b. 5/30/28 = 89), Vic Damone (b. 6/12/28 = 89), Ralph Waite (The Waltons, 6/22/28—2/13/14 @ 85),  Tp4Moray Watson (b. 6/25/28 = 89), Patricia Hitchcock (b. 7/7/28 = 89), Laurie Mitchell (b. 7/14/28 = 88), Sue England (b. 7/17/28 = 88), Orson Bean (b. 7/22/28 = 88), Michael Sinelnikoff (b. 8/1/28 = 88), Tom Reese (b. 8/8/28 = 88), Allene Roberts (b. 9/1/28 = 88), Henry Silva (b. 9/15/28 = 88), Ed Setrakian (b. 10/1/28 = 88), Bill Maynard (b. 10/8/28 = 88), Don Collier (b. 10/17/28 = 88), Jack Donner (b. 10/29/28 = 88), Dianne Foster (b. 10/31/28 = 88), Kathleen Hughes (b. 11/14/28 = 88), Clu Galager (b. 11/16/28 = 88), Rance Howard (b. 11/17/28 = 88), Rex Holman (b. 11/19/28 = 88), Pauline Brailsford (b. 12/7/28 = 88), Terry Carter (b. 12/16/28 = 88), Bunny Levine (b. 12/22/28 = 88), Dick Miller (b. 12/25/28 = 88), Bernard Cribbins (b. 12/29/28 = 88), Shirley Ann Russell (b. 1928 = 88), Jerry Adler (b. 2/4/29 = 88), Claude Rich (b. 2/8/29 = 88), Lee Fierro (b. 2/13/29 = 88), Allan Miller (b. 2/14/29 = 88), Patricia Routledge (b. 2/17/29 = 88), James Hong (b. 2/22/29 = 88), Rebecca Schull (b. 2/22/29 = 88), Queta Lavat (b. 2/23/29 = 88), Raymond Allen (b. 3/5/29 = 88), Alice Hirson (b. 3/10/29 = 88), Joseph Mascolo (3/13/29—12/7/16 @ 87), Liz Sheridan PICTURED ABOVE RIGHT (b. 4/10/29 = 88), Jack Betts (b. 4/11/29 = 88), Michael Forest (b. 4/17/29 = 88), Evangeline Elizondo (b. 4/28/29 = 88), Margaret Kerry (b. 5/11/29 = 88), Peggy Pope (b. 5/15/29 = 88), Corinne Conley (b. 5/23/29 = 88) ...

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... Ann Robinson PICTURED ABOVE (b. 5/25/29 = 88), Chuck Barris (6/3/29—3/21/17 @ 87), Marion Marshall (b. 6/8/29 = 88), Gastone Moschin (b. 6/8/29 = 88), John Quarmby (b. 6/18/29 = 88), Thelma Barlow (b. 6/19/29 = 88), Bonnie Bartlett (St. Elsewhere, b. 6/20/29 = 88), Pat Crawford Brown (b. 6/29/29 = 88), John Woodvine (b. 7/21/29 = 87), Don Matheson (8/5/29—6/29/14 @ 84), Betty Ruth (b. 8/1/29 = 87), John Bluthal (b. 8/12/29 = 87), Joseph Sirola (b. 10/7/29 = 87), Liselotte Pulver (b. 10/11/29 = 87), Colin Jeavons (b. 10/20/29 = 87), Jean Allison (b. 10/24/29 = 87), Mort Drescher (b. 10/29/29 = 87), Bud Spencer (b. 10/31/29—6/27/16 @ 86), Rachel Ames (b. 11/2/29 = 87), John McMartin (11/18/29—7/16 @ 86), Etchika Choureau (b. 11/19/29 = 87), Jerry Hardin (b. 11/20/29 = 87), Jack Hogan (b. 11/25/29 = 87), George Touliatos (b. 12/9/29 = 87), Kathleen Crowley (12/26/29—4/23/17 @ 87), Matt Murphy (b. 12/27/29 = 87), Tommy Rall (b. 12/27/29 = 87), Ty Hardin (b. 1/1/30—8/3/17 @ 87), Mara Corday (b. 1/3/30 = 87), Rosemary Prinz (b. 1/4/30 = 87), Angela Paton (1/11/30—5/26/16 @ 86)Rod Taylor (1/11/30—1/7/15 @ 84), Paula Tilbrook (b. 1/16/30 = 87), Pamela Curran (b. 2/6/30 = 87), Lieux Dressler (b. 2/27/30 = 87), John Cullum (b. 3/2/30 = 87), Mary Costa (Sleeping Beauty, b. 4/5/30 = 87), Andrew Sachs (b. 4/7/30—11/23/16 @ 86), Lee Weaver (b. 4/10/30 = 87), Clive Revill (b. 4/18/30 = 87), Tommy-CookAlan Oppenheimer (b. 4/23/30 = 87), Lynn Hamilton (b. 4/25/30 = 87), Jean Rochefort (b. 4/29/30 = 87), Lois De Banzie (b. 5/4/30 = 87), Will Hutchins (b. 5/5/30 = 87), James McEachin (b. 5/20/30 = 87), Morgana King (b. 6/4/30 = 87), Diana Sowle (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, b. 6/19/30 = 87), Tommy Cook PICTURED RIGHT (b. 7/5/30 = 87), Susan Cummings (Twilight Zone's "To Serve Man," b. 7/10/30 = 86), Fred Lee (b. 7/10/30 = 86), Gordon Pinsent (b. 7/12/30 = 86), Burt Kwouk (b. 7/18/30—5/24/16 @ 85) ...

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... Sally Ann Howes PICTURED ABOVE (b. 7/20/30 = 86), Eric del Castillo (b. 7/22/30 = 86), Annie Ross (b. 7/25/30 = 86), Barbara Jefford (b. 7/26/30 = 86), Nita Talbot PICTURED BELOW RIGHT (Hogan's Heroes, b. 8/8/30 = 86), 4813dd9595d0bc18b025043ac029adafLiz Fraser (b. 8/14/30 = 86), Bruce Allpress (b. 8/25/30 = 86), Windsor Davies (b. 8/28/30 = 86), Mario Adorf (b. 9/8/30 = 86), David Huddleston (9/17/30—8/2/16 @ 85), Philip Bosco (b. 9/26/30 = 86), Skip Homeier (10/5/30—June 25, 2017 @ 86), Lou Cutell (b. 10/6/30 = 86), Anna Lee Carroll (b. 10/7/30 = 86), James Olson (b. 10/8/30 = 86), Jack Angel (b. 10/24/30 = 86), Jack Hedley (b. 10/28/30 = 86), Larry Gelman (b. 11/3/30 = 86), Peggy McCay (b. 11/3/30 = 86), Richard Davalos (b. 11/5/30—3/8/16 @ 85), Nancy Kilgas (b. 11/7/30 = 86), Adrienne Corri (11/13/30—3/13/16 @ 86), William Sargent (b. 11/28/30 = 86), Ronnie Corbett (12/4/30—3/31/16 @ 85), Rolf Hoppe (b. 12/6/30 = 86), Jean-Louis Trintignant (b. 12/11/30 = 86), Chus Lampreave (b. 12/11/30 = 86), Tatsuya Nakadai (b. 12/13/30 or '32 = 86 or 84), Donald Moffat (b. 12/26/30 = 86), Chris Wiggins (1/13/31—2/19/17 @ 86), Joan Carroll (1/18/31—11/16/2016 @ 85), Jack Grinnage (Rebel Without a Cause, b. 1/20/31 = 86), Dean Jones (1/25/31—9/1/15 @ 84), Glynn Edwards (b. 2/2/31 = 86), Patti MacLeod (b. 2/15/31 = 86), Dominic Chianese (b. 2/24/31 = 86), Lawrence Montaigne (b. 2/26/31 = 86), Josephine Tewson (b. 2/26/31 = 86), Mary Lou Harrington (b. 3/11/31 = 86), Eunice Gayson (b. 3/17/31 = 86), John Fraser (b. 3/18/31 = 86), Marguerite Ray (b. 3/18/31 = 86), Kenneth Haigh (b. 3/25/31 = 86), John Clarke (b. 4/14/31 = 86), Robert Morse (b. 5/18/31 = 86), James Greene (b. 5/19/31 = 86), Trevor Peacock (b. 5/19/31 = 86), Michael Lonsdale (b. 5/24/31 = 86), Virginia McKenna (b. 6/7/31 = 86), Joe Santos (6/9/31—3/18/16 @ 84), Kenneth Cope (b. 6/14/31 = 86), James Tolkan (b. 6/20/31 = 86), Juanita Quigley (b. 6/24/31 = 86), Robert Ito (b. 7/2/31 = 86), Frank Williams (b. 7/2/31 = 86), Joanna Merlin (b. 7/15/31 = 85), Robert Colbert (b. 7/26/31 = 85), Que el cielo la juzgue2Jerry Van Dyke (b. 7/27/31 = 85), Darryl Hickman PICTURED LEFT (b. 7/28/31 = 85), Marianne Koch (b. 8/19/31 = 85), Don King (b. 8/20/31 = 85), Marian Collier (b. 8/23/31 = 85), Regis Philbin (b. 8/25/31 = 85), Ann E. Todd (b. 8/26/31 = 85), Michael Dante (b. 9/2/31 = 85), Philip Baker Hall (b. 9/10/31 = 85), Barbara Bain (b. 9/13/31 = 85), William O'Malley (b. 9/18/31 = 85), Karl Held (b. 9/19/31 = 85), Haya Harareet (b. 9/20/31 = 85), Malachy McCourt (b. 9/20/31 = 85), Peter Palmer (b. 9/20/31 = 85), Vivian Pickles (b. 10/21/31 = 85), Hank Garrett (b. 10/26/31 = 85), Gilbert R. Hill (11/6/31—2/17/16 @ 84), Gloria LeRoy (b. 11/7/31 = 85), Barbara Darrow (b. 11/18/31 = 85), Jack Ging (b. 11/20/31 = 85), Nadja Regin (b. 12/2/31 = 85), William Reynolds (b. 12/9/31 = 85), Ronnie Schell (b. 12/23/31 = 85), Jacqueline Scott (b. 1/1/32 = 85), Alfonso Arau (b. 1/11/32 = 85), Jon Cypher (b. 1/13/32 = 85), Gino Conforti (b. 1/30/32 = 85), Barbara Shelley (b. 2/13/32 = 85), Harriet Andersson (b. 2/14/32 = 85), Don Francks (2/28/32—4/3/16 @ 84), Edward Faulkner (b. 2/29/32 = 85), Jean-Pierre Marielle (b. 4/12/32 = 85), William Roache (b. 4/25/32 = 85), Bruce Glover (b. 5/2/32 = 85), Robert Osborne (5/3/323/6/17 @ 84), Phyllida Law (b. 5/8/32 = 85), Christiane Kubrick (b. 5/10/32 = 85), Kenji Sahara (b. 5/14/32 = 85), Shane Rimmer (b. 5/28/32 = 85), Jan Malmsjö (b. 5/29/32 = 85) ...

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... Bob McGrath PICTURED ABOVE (b. 6/13/32 = 85), Peter Lupus (b. 6/17/32 = 85), Marisa Pavan (b. 6/19/32 = 85), John Cunningham (b. 6/22/32 = 85), Prunella Scales (b. 6/22/32 = 85), Clifford David (b. 6/30/32 = 85), Rosey Grier (b. 7/14/32 = 84), Helga Liné (b. 7/14/32 = 84), Nina van Pallandt (b. 7/15/32 = 84), Betty Carvalho (b. 7/22/32 = 84), Connie Buck (b. 7/23/32 = 84), Tony Tanner (b. 7/27/32 = 84), Mel Tillis (b. 8/8/32 = 84), Murray Melvin (b. 8/10/32 = 84), Melvin Van Peebles (b. 8/21/32 = 84), William Morgan Sheppard (b. 8/24/32 = 84), Edward de Souza (b. 9/4/32 = 84), Mitzi McCall (b. 9/9/32 = 84), Mickey Kuhn (1939's Gone With the Wind, b. 9/21/32 = 84), Richard Tyler (b. 9/23/32 = 84), Brian Murphy (b. 9/25/32 = 84), Richard Herd (b. 9/26/32 = 84), Delores Taylor (b. 9/27/32 = 84), Felicia-farr-02Antoinette Bower (b. 9/30/32 = 84), Felicia Farr PICTURED LEFT (b. 10/4/32 = 84), Anna Quayle ("Baroness Bomburst" in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, b. 10/6/32 = 84), Virginia Leith (b. 10/15/32 = 84), William Christopher (M*A*S*H, b. 10/20/32 = 84), Stéphane Audran (b. 11/8/32 = 84), Colleen Miller (b. 11/10/32 = 84), Jerry Douglas (b. 11/12/32 = 84), Petula Clark (b. 11/15/32 = 84), Tatsuya Nakadai (b. 12/13/32 = 84), Abbe Lane (b. 12/14/32 = 84), Roger Smith (12/18/32—6/4/17 @ 84), John Hillerman (b. 12/20/32 = 84), Roxane Berard (b. 1/21/33 = 84), Johnny Russell (b. 1/25/33 = 84), Sally Kemp (b. 2/7/33 = 84), Ronnie Claire Edwards (2/9/33—6/14/16 @ 83), Caroline Blakiston (b. 2/13/33 = 84), Patrick Godfrey (b. 2/13/33 = 84), Sheila Hancock (b. 2/22/33 = 84), Tomas Milian (b. 3/3/33 = 84), Arlen Dean Snyder (b. 3/5/33 = 84), Sandra Milo (b. 3/11/33 = 84), May Britt (b. 3/22/33 = 84), William Smith (b. 3/24/33 = 84), Tinto Brass (b. 3/26/33 = 84), George Morfogen (b. 3/30/33 = 84), Dudley Sutton (b. 4/6/33 = 84), Shani Wallis (b. 4/14/33 = 84), Roy Clark (Hee Haw, b. 4/15/33 = 84), George R. Robertson (b. 4/20/33 = 84), Alex Cord (b. 5/3/33 = 84), Roger Perry (b. 5/7/33 = 84), Françoise Fabian (b. 5/10/33 = 84), Siân Phillips (b. 5/14/33 = 84), Richard Libertini (5/21/33—1/7/16 @ 82), John Karlen (b. 5/28/33 = 84), Danny Aiello (b. 6/20/33 = 84), Brett Halsey (b. 6/20/33 = 84), Bernie Kopell (b. 6/21/33 = 84), John Aniston (b. 7/24/33 = 83), 15756575602_3c10b2a147_bKen Swofford (b. 7/25/33 = 83), Kathryn Hays (b. 7/26/33 = 83), Robert Fuller (b. 7/29/33 = 83), Anne Rogers (b. 7/29/33 = 83), Joan Weldon (b. 8/5/33 = 83), Lynn Cohen (b. 8/10/33 = 83), Richard Franchot (b. 8/15/33 = 83), Lori Nelson PICTURED LEFT (b. 8/15/33 = 83), Gary Clarke (b. 8/16/33 = 83), William O'Connell (b. 8/20/33 = 83), Peter Wyngarde (b. 8/23/33 = 83), Henry Darrow (b. 9/15/33 = 83), Ronnie Ralph (b. 9/23/33 = 83), Kathleen Nolan (b. 9/27/33 = 83), Robert Hogan (b. 9/28/33 = 83), Ben Cooper (b. 9/30/33 = 83), The_love_bug_2_herbie_rides_againCissy Houston (b. 9/30/33 = 83), Barrie Chase (b. 10/20/33 = 83), Ken Berry PICTURED RIGHT (b. 11/3/33 = 83), Karl-Otto Alberty (b. 11/13/33 = 83), Kathryn Grant (b. 11/25/33 = 83), Nicolas Coster (b. 12/3/33 = 83), Rosalind Knight (b. 12/3/33 = 83), Brandon Maggart (b. 12/12/33 = 83), Lou Adler (b. 12/13/33 = 83), Marilyn Eastman (b. 12/17/33 = 83), Elizabeth Hubbard (b. 12/22/33 = 83), Caroll Spinney ("Big Bird" from Sesame Street, b. 12/26/33 = 83), George Loros (b. 1/9/34 = 83), Bob Dishy (b. 1/12/34 = 83), John Richardson (b. 1/19/34 = 83), Tom Baker (b. 1/20/34 = 83), Audrey Dalton (b. 1/21/34 = 83), Lou Antonio (b. 1/23/34 = 83), Carmine Caridi (b. 1/23/34 = 83), Bernard Lloyd (b. 1/30/34 = 83), Tammy Grimes (1/30/34—10/30/16 @ 82), Annette Crosbie (b. 2/12/34 = 83), Linda Cristal (b. 2/23/34 = 83), Michael Fairman (b. 2/25/34 = 83), James Sikking (b. 3/5/34 = 83), Joyce Van Patten (b. 3/9/34 = 83), Don Hastings (b. 4/1/34 = 83), Shirley Douglas (b. 4/2/34 = 83), James Drury (b. 4/18/34 = 83), Alan Bennett (b. 5/9/34 = 83), Andre Gregory (b. 5/11/34 = 83), David Burke (b. 5/25/34 = 83), Millicent Martin (b. 6/8/34 = 83), Eileen Atkins (b. 6/16/34 = 83), Bill Cobbs (b. 6/16/34 = 83), George Hearn (b. 6/18/34 = 83), Wendy Craig (b. 6/20/34 = 83), Josef Sommer (b. 6/26/34 = 83), Jean Marsh (b. 7/1/34 = 83), Joan Evans (b. 7/18/35 = 82), Jacques D'Amboise (b. 7/28/34 = 82), Keith Barron (b. 8/8/34 = 82), Chuckmae2crop
Cynthia Harris (b. 8/9/34 = 82), Vernon Dobtcheff (b. 8/14/34 = 82), Pierre Richard (b. 8/16/34 = 82), John Standing (b. 8/16/34 = 82), Kenny Baker (8/24/34—8/13/16 @ 81), Chuck McCann PICTURED RIGHT WITH MAE WEST (b. 9/2/34 = 82), Karen Sharpe (b. 9/20/34 = 82), Claude Jarman Jr. (b. 9/27/34 = 82), Mary Peach (b. 10/20/34 = 82), Timothy West (b. 10/20/34 = 82), Lisabeth Hush (b. 11/3/34 = 82), Judith Bess Jones (b. 11/3/34 = 82), Suzanne Lloyd (b. 11/11/34 = 82), Joanna Barnes (b. 11/15/34 = 82), Sven-Bertil Taube (b. 11/24/34 = 82), Björn Gustafson (b. 11/30/34 = 82), Judith Roberts (b. 11/30/34 = 82), Morten Grunwald (b. 12/9/34 = 82), Aki Aleong (b. 12/19/34 = 82), John Considine (b. 1/2/35 = 82), Giovanna Ralli (b. 1/2/35 = 82), Jeremy Kemp (b. 1/3/35 = 82), Ronnie Hawkins (b. 1/10/35 = 82), Melvyn Hayes (b. 1/11/35 = 82), Ghita Nørby (b. 1/11/35 = 82), Nick Clooney (b. 1/13/35 = 82), Soumitra Chatterjee (b. 1/19/35 = 82), Seymour Cassel (b. 1/22/35 = 82), Richard Evans (b. 1/23/35 = 82), Bob Uecker (b. 1/26/35 = 82), Nicholas Pryor (b. 1/28/35 = 82), Elsa Martinelli (1/30/35—7/8/17 @ 82), Brian Bedford (b. 2/16/35—1/13/16 @ 80), Javier López (b. 2/17/35 = 82), Christina Pickles (b. 2/17/35 = 82), Jed Allan (b. 3/1/35 = 82), Sandra Warner (b. 3/4/35 = 82), Paul Sand (b. 3/5/35 = 82), Lisa Gaye (3/6/35—7/14/16 @ 81), Nancy Kovack (b. 3/11/35 = 82), Leslie Parrish (b. 3/13/35 = 82), Weiron Holmberg (b. 3/18/35 = 82), Tom Urich (b. 3/26/35 = 82), Julian Glover (b. 3/27/35 = 82), Diane Jergens (b. 3/31/35 = 82), Sharon Acker (b. 4/2/35 = 82), Yvonne Lime (b. 4/7/35 = 82), Doug McGrath (b. 4/13/35 = 82), Gitte Lee (b. 4/20/35 = 82), Gary Raymond (b. 4/20/35 = 82), Franco Citti (4/23/35—1/14/16 @ 80), Milena Vukotic (b. 4/23/35 = 82), Salome Jens (b. 5/8/35 = 82), David Hartman (b. 5/19/35 = 82), George Roubicek (b. 5/25/35 = 82), Richard Harrison (b. 5/26/35 = 82), Anne Reid (b. 5/28/35 = 82), 326663_oriGlenn Beck (not that one, b. 6/1/35 = 82), Irma P. Hall PICTURED LEFT (b. 6/3/35 = 81), Diana Millay (b. 6/7/35 = 81), Peter Renaday (b. 6/9/35 = 82), James Bolam (b. 6/16/35 = 82), Darren Nesbitt (b. 6/19/35 = 82), Robert Downey Sr. (b. 6/24/35 = 82), David Prowse (b. 7/1/35 = 82), Isabel Sarli (b. 7/9/35 = 82), Dorothy Ann Seese (b. 7/10/35 = 82), Ken Kercheval (b. 7/15/35 = 81), Andra Martin (b. 7/15/35 = 81), Lisa Gastoni (b. 7/28/35 = 81), Carol Arthur (b. 8/4/35 = 81), Wanda Ventham (b. 8/5/35 = 81), Enid Jayne (b. 8/12/35 = 81), Jim Dale (b. 8/15/35 = 81), Janet Henfrey (b. 8/16/35 = 81), Blackie Dammett (b. 8/19/35 = 81), Ron Falk (b. 8/23/35 = 81), Sonny Shroyer (b. 8/28/35 = 81), Rosenda Monteros (b. 8/31/35 = 81), Johnny Briggs (b. 9/5/35 = 81), Dieter Hallervorden (b. 9/5/35 = 81), Nadim Sawalha (b. 9/9/35 = 81), Topol (b. 9/9/35 = 81), Marco López (b. 9/10/35 = 81), Amanda Barrie (b. 9/14/35 = 81), Newell Alexander (b. 9/20/35 = 81), Sean McCann (b. 9/24/35 = 81), Mylène Demongeot (b. 9/29/35 = 81), Peter Brown (10/5/35—3/21/16 @ 80), Carol Coombs (b. 10/15/35 = 81), Mary Black (b. 10/26/35 = 81), Frank Adonis (b. 10/27/35 = 81), Michael Jayston (b. 10/29/35 = 81), Charles Cioffi (b. 10/31/35 = 81), Billy Green Bush (b. 11/7/35 = 81), Judy Parfitt (b. 11/7/35 = 81), Pippa Scott (b. 11/10/35 = 81), Bibi Andersson (b. 11/11/35 = 81), Tom Atkins (b. 11/13/35 = 81), Michael Callan (b. 11/22/35 = 81), Amanda Walker (b. 11/29/35 = 81), Shelly Desai (b. 12/3/35 = 81), Al Harrington (b. 12/12/35 = 81) ...

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... Barbara Leigh-Hunt PICTURED ABOVE (b. 12/14/35 = 81), Rosemary Leach (b. 12/18/35 = 81), Wayne Maunder (b. 12/19/35 = 81), William Bassett (b. 12/28/35 = 81), Jack Riley (12/30/35—8/19/16 @ 80), K Callan (b. 1/9/36 = 81), Ron Harper (b. 1/12/36 = 81), Linda Lawson (b. 1/14/36 = 81), Jerry Fogel (b. 1/17/36 = 81), Juliette Mayniel (b. 1/22/36 = 81), Arlene Golonka (b. 1/23/36 = 81), William Bogert (b. 1/25/36 = 81), Mariclare Costello (b. 2/3/36 = 81), Gary Conway PICTURED BELOW (b. 2/4/36 = 81) ...

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Clive Swift (b. 2/9/36 = 81), Barbara Young (b. 2/9/36 = 81), Joe Don Baker (b. 2/12/36 = 81), Joan O'Brien (b. 2/14/36 = 81), Andrew Prine (b. 2/14/36 = 81), Jim Brown (b. 2/17/36 = 81), John Leyton (b. 2/17/36 = 81), Marj Dusay (b. 2/20/36 = 81), Elizabeth MacRae (b. 2/22/36 = 81), Federico Luppi (b. 2/23/36 = 81), Jess Conrad (b. 2/24/36 = 81), Georgina Spelvin (b. 3/1/36 = 81), Sue Ane Langdon (b. 3/8/36 = 81), Josephn Ragno (b. 3/11/36 = 81), José Mojica Marins (b. 3/13/36 = 81), Bruce M. Fischer (b. 3/20/36 = 81), Jerry Lacy (b. 3/27/1936 = 81), Lisa Davis (b. 4/20/36 = 81), Mason Alan Dinehart (b. 4/30/36 = 81), Norma Aleandro (b. 5/2/36 = 81), Don Marshall (5/2/36—10/30/16 @ 80), Quinn K. Redeker (b. 5/2/36 = 81), Anthony Zerbe (b. 5/20/36 = 81), Charles Kimbrough (b. 5/23/36 = 81), Claude Brasseur (b. 6/15/36 = 81), Tommy DeVito (b. 6/19/36 = 81), Gemma Cuevo (b. 6/22/36 = 81), Ron Masak (b. 7/1/36 = 81), James Hampton (b. 7/7/36 = 81), Lisa Seagram (b. 7/7/36 = 81), Screen Shot 2017-06-30 at 10.52.10 AM
Richard Wilson (b. 7/9/81), Lino Banfi (b. 7/11/36 = 80), Mark Goddard PICTURED RIGHT (b. 7/24/36 = 80), Saginaw Grant (b. 7/20/36 = 80), Buddy Guy (b. 7/30/36 = 80), Edward Petherbridge (b. 8/3/36 = 80), Elizabeth Shepherd (b. 8/12/36 = 80), Carolee Campbell (b. 8/13/36 = 80), Vyjayanthimala (b. 8/13/36 = 80), Sondra Blake (b. 8/17/36 = 80), Miriam Colon (8/20/36—3/3/17 @ 80), Frances Cuka (b. 8/21/36 = 80), Bruce Gray (b. 9/7/36 = 80), Charles Dierkop (b. 9/11/36 = 80), Sharyn Moffett (b. 9/12/36), Joe E. Tata (b. 9/13/36 = 80), Anna Karen (b. 9/19/36 = 80), Teresa Gimpera (b. 9/21/36 = 80), Robin Gammell (b. 9/22/36 = 80), Art Metrano (b. 9/22/36 = 80), Joel Fabiani (b. 9/28/36 = 80), Robert Wolders (b. 9/28/36 = 80), Lelia Goldoni (b. 10/1/36 = 80), Rogelio Guerra (b. 10/8/36 = 80), Jim McMullan (b. 10/13/36 = 80), Peter Bowles (b. 10/16/36 = 80), Tony Lo Bianco (b. 10/19/36 =80), Bill Wyman (b. 10/24/36 = 80), Masako Nozawa (b. 10/25/36 = 80), Shelley Morrison PICTURED BELOW (b. 10/26/36 = 80) ...

GiphyOut of the mouths of housekeepers — Shelley Morrison as Will & Grace's Rosario

... Charlie Daniels (b. 10/28/36 = 80), Pari Leventi (b. 10/29/36 = 80), Jan TrÍska (b. 11/4/36 = 80), Susan Kohner (b. 11/11/36 = 80), John Reilly (b. 11/11/36 = 80), Mala Sinha (b. 11/11/36 =80), Ljubisa Samardzic (b. 11/19/36 = 80), Matt Clark (b. 11/25/36 = 80), Evans Evans (b. 11/26/36 = 80), Lucha Villa (b. 11/30/36 = 80), Melissa Jaffer (b. 12/1/36 = 80), John Erwin (b. 12/5/36 = 80), Cliff Emmich (b. 12/13/36 = 80), Tommy Steele (b. 12/17/36 = 80), Frederic Forrest (b. 12/21/36 = 80), Maureen Hingert (b. 1/9/37 = 80), Felix Silla (b. 1/11/37 = 80), Shirley Eaton (b. 1/12/37 = 80), Inger Stratton (b. 1/12/37 = 80), Stuart Damon (b. 2/5/37 = 80), Benjamin Whitrow (b. 2/17/37 = 80), Nancy Wilson (b. 2/20/37 = 80), Gary Lockwood (b. 2/21/37 = 80), Tom Courtenay (b. 2/25/37 = 80), Barbara Babcock PICTURED BELOW LEFT (b. 2/27/37 = 80), Paolo Bonacelli (b. 2/28/37 = 80), Vitina Marcus (b. 3/1/37 = 80), Maurice Roëves (b. 3/18/37 = 80), Jordan Charney (b. 4/1/37 = 80), Lawrence Dane (b. 4/3/37 = 80), F9afdf5a7932f5ef7f685a355d9deecdWilliam Gaunt (b. 4/3/37 = 80), Eldon Quick (b. 4/4/37 = 80), Terrence Hardiman (b. 4/6/37 = 80), Marty Krofft (b. 4/9/37 = 80), Claudette Nevins (b. 4/10/37 = 80), Jill Gascoine (b. 4/11/37 = 80), Edward Fox (b. 4/13/37 = 80), Rochelle Oliver (b. 4/15/37 = 80), Robert Hooks (b. 4/18/37 = 80), Elinor Donahue (b. 4/19/37 = 80), Una Stubbs (b. 5/1/37 = 80), John Martino (b. 5/5/37 = 80), Susan Hampshire (b. 5/12/37 = 80),  Zohra Lampert (b. 5/13/37 = 80), Beverley Owen (b. 5/13/37 = 80), Trini López (b. 5/15/37 = 80), Thomas Pynchon (b. 5/8/37 = 80), Jocelyn Lane (b. 5/16/37 = 80), Timothy Brown (b. 5/24/37 = 80), Deanna Lund (b. 5/30/37 = 80), Luciana Paluzzi (b. 6/10/37 = 80), Johnny Brown (b. 6/11/37 = 80), Tom Simcox (b. 6/17/37 = 80), Patricia Quinn (b. 6/20/37 = 80), Carol Byron (b. 6/24/37 = 80), Bette Ford (b. 6/24/37 = 80), Richard Petty (b. 7/2/37 = 80), Tom Stoppard (b. 7/3/37 = 80), Brooke Hayward (b. 7/5/37 = 80), Carol Nugent (b. 7/7/37 = 80), Joseph Walsh (b. 7/11/37 = 80) ... and (thankfully!) many more.

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Jane-fonda-barbarellaJane Fonda hits 80 in 2017? Far out! (Image via Paramount)

Some big names will be added to the upper reaches of my list this year, including:

Jo Anne Worley (b. 9/6/37 = 79), Linda Lavin (b. 10/15/37 = 79), Loretta Swit (b. 11/4/37 = 79), Marlo Thomas (b. 11/21/37 = 79), Ridley Scott (b. 11/30/37 = 79), Jane Fonda (b. 12/21/37 = 79) and Anthony Hopkins (b. 12/31/37 = 79).

Also coming up: Paul Collins (b. 7/25/37), Sab Shimono (b. 7/31/37), Steven Berkoff (b. 8/3/37), Richard Foronjy (b. 8/3/37), Barbara Windsor (b. 8/6/37), Tom Georgeson (b. 8/8/37), Carol Eve Rossen (b. 8/12/37), Lorraine Gary (b. 8/16/37), Spiros Focás (b. 8/17/37), Tommy Sands (b. 8/27/37), Martin West (b. 8/28/37), Warren Berlinger (b. 8/31/37), Derek Fowlds (b. 9/2/37), Cüneyt Arkin (b. 9/8/37), Brian Murray (b. 9/10/37), Maria Cooper Janis (b. 9/15/37), Yvonne Wilder (b. 9/21/37), José Sacristán (b. 9/27/37), Peter White (b. 10/10/37), Ron Leibman (b. 10/11/37), James MacKrell (b. 10/12/37), Sami Frey (b. 10/13/37), Chesty Morgan (b. 10/15/37), Tony Anthony (b. 10/16/37), Paxton Whitehead (b. 10/17/37), Edith Scob (b. 10/21/37), Steve Sandor (b. 10/27/37), Harris Yulin (b. 11/5/37), Albert Hall (b. 11/10/37), Kader Khan (b. 11/12/37), Barbara Lord (b. 11/21/37), Christopher Riordan (b. 11/25/37), Rodney Bewes (b. 11/27/37), Stewart Moss (b. 11/27/37), Chuck Low (b. 12/1/37), Max Baer Jr. (b. 12/4/37), David Bailie (b. 12/4/37), Donnelly Rhodes (b. 12/4/37), Patricia Carr (b. 12/6/37), Kenneth Colley (b. 12/7/37), Burke Byrnes (b. 12/9/37),  Stephen Moore (b. 12/11/37),  Joyce Bulifant (b. 12/16/37), Albert Moses (b. 12/19/37), Sheila Reid (b. 12/21/37), Barbara Steele (b. 12/29/37)

Close to my list, but no cigar, are several stars who would potentially be in a Top 40 or even, in some cases, a Top 10 (arranged by age) ... but they're simply too young:

Al Pacino (b. 4/25/40 = 77), Raquel Welch (b. 9/5/40 = 76), Barbra Streisand (b. 4/24/42 = 75), Robert De Niro (b. 8/17/43 = 73), Diana Ross (b. 3/26/44 = 73), Liza Minnelli (b. 3/12/46 = 71), Cher (b. 5/20/46 = 71), etc. Many others, obviously.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 3.12.49 PMDorothy Morrison Green, one of the last surviving silent actors.

Also of note: Wikipedia lists the following as being the only known living silent-movie "stars." (Most appeared in silent movies, but none were anything close to "stars.") Baby Peggy belongs on this list as well, but is included in my larger list above, as are Mary Carlisle and Fay McKenzie, and as were Dickie Moore and Mickey Rooney. All are important by virtue of the fact that they are the last of a dwindling group:

Aa5cf056db13a038c5e502530f2ca935Lassie Lou Ahern is a child actress from the Silent Era who's still going strong at 97!

Manoel de Oliveira (1928's Fátima Milagrosa, was the last surviving silent actor who appeared in his first silent film after the age of 18, 12/11/1908—4/2/2015 = 105); Carla Laemmle (was the last survivor of 1925's The Phantom of the Opera & 1932's Dracula, 10/20/09—6/12/14 @ 104); Shep Houghton (1927's Underworld, extra in Gone with the Wind and many other classics—great article on him here—6/4/14—12/15/16 @ 102); Dorothy Morrison Green (Our Gang shorts, last known surviving black actor from silents, b. 1/3/19 = 98), Louise Watson (1928's Taxi 13, member of the Watson Family, b. 11/22/19 = 97); Lassie Lou Ahern (1923's Call of the Wild, Our Gang shorts, b. 6/25/20 = 97); Jack C. Edwards (shorts and uncredited roles, b. 9/26/20 = 96); Jean Darling (1927's Bring Home the Turkey, Our Gang shorts, 8/23/22—9/4/15 @ 93); Hanna Maron (allegedly appeared in German silents as a child, 1931's M, 11/22/23—5/30/14 @ 90); Billy Watson (1928's Taxi 13, member of the Watson Family, b. 12/25/23—4/25/07 @ 83, recently confirmed dead); Kathleen O'Malley (1926's My Old Dutch, b. 3/31/24 = 93); Donnie Smith (Our Gang shorts, b. 9/17/24 = 92); Mildred Kornman (1926's Thundering Fleas, Our Gang shorts, b. 7/10/25 = 92). The same article points out that there is no information as to the status of: Marguerite Allan (8/30/1905—1/29/94 @ 88, recently confirmed dead); Manuel Silos (Filipino actor/director b. 1906, so almost certainly dead); Maggie Calloway (Filipina actress, b. circa 1910, almost certainly dead); Baby Ivy Ward (b. circa 1914, so very likely dead); Vonda Phelps (1922's The Jungle Goddess, circa 1913/14—9/2/04 @ 89, recently confirmed dead)Loni Nest (1918's The Story of Dida Ibsen, 1920's The Golem, 8/4/15—10/2/90 @ 75, recently confirmed dead); Virginia Marshall (1924's Cornered, 10/1/18—1/30/82 @ 63, recently confirmed dead); and Helen Rowland (1922's Silas Marner, b. 10/23/18—5/13/78 @ 59, recently confirmed dead).

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Trivia with thanks to Mark Kirby: I find it interesting that the two female leads from Gentle Julia (1936)—Jane Withers and Marsha Hunt—are still living over 80 years after filming the movie!

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For more reading on this topic, check out "100 of the Oldest Living Screen Stars of Note" and also "Everyone's Alive: Suspended in Cultural Time."

 
 
Dec 18 2013
98 Degrees Of Separation: A Night With MEN OF THE STRIP Comments (0)
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98-Degrees-Popstar-Magazine-coverThe first photo shoot I ever assigned and oversaw was in fall of 1998. I hadn't launched the teen-entertainment mag Popstar! yet, but was in the planning stages, and—not knowing shit about teen mags other than loving the luxe, all-color British ones—I decided the first issue would be themed: The hottest men in music.

Teen girls don't really like men, they like boys. That was my first mistake.

However, gay male magazine editors do like men, so I was frantically searching for someone who would be cover-worthy, and yet would agree to pose for a non-existent magazine.

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98-DegreesLucky for me, the boy band craze was in full swing. It didn't take much persuading to get 98°—a new act, but a cute one that actually straddled the boy/man line pretty well—to agree to a shoot, so we met at a seedy bar on Houston Street and in my photographer-of-choice's considerably less boozy studio to take a series of pretty spectacular images that would've been as much at home in a men's fashion magazine as in a teenybopper mag.

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The guys were supernice, if somewhat...nervous? See, Chiun-Kai Shih, already making a name for himself as a fashiony shooter, was documenting the entire shoot, complete with candids of them changing, and the guys were somewhat reluctant to go shirtless. (Many boy bands would start shirtless and quickly cover up once they decided it felt "gay" or "cheesy.) The 98° member with the hottest body, baby-faced Jeff Timmons, was, along with Nick Lachey, the one most often asked to disrobe, so he was pretty reluctant. We got a precious few full-on shirtless shots and some fun peekaboos. The cover looked sensational, and I would wind up working with them steadily for years.

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Bearyoncé: Venfield 8's Laflamme Stocking Stuffer Comments (0)

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Mystery artist Venfield 8 is the Beyoncé of photography, surprising fans with a last-minute holiday must-have: His first book, Bear Hill ($130, 500 copies only), features amazing images of hubba-hubba cub supermodel David Laflamme.

You'd be stupid not to invest in this.

And I think it's safe to say we're supposed to pick up on the Bruce Weber references in the title and in the samples available. This is one pomo homo, and one hell of a photographer.

 
 
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Who can't relate to the ugly-Christmas-sweater meme? Here, the Cream Pies (a group featuring adorable singer Stevie Brock) sings it, sister, via a song called "My Sweater"...

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Dec 01 2013
Singin' In The Pain: Debbie Reynolds Fights AIDS Comments (0)
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As seen in In Touch for Men (December 1983), a Lynda Burdick snapshot of Debbie Reynolds that reveals just how early on the Hollywood legend from a more conservative era was hoofing on behalf of people with AIDS, a disease that was only a couple of years old and was considered richly deserved by a large number of Americans.
 
 


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