This article is written to eulogize the following stars of the golden age that showed their talent in show biz from the years of 1910s all through to the 1960s. What many people do not know is that these stars are still very much alive, although most of them now keep a very low profile which can be attributed to old age. Some of them are still also very relevant in the entertainment industry by doing what they love to do best, which is to entertain.
William Daniels, 94
Williams is famous for his character as Mr. Feeny who is featured on the 90s sitcom, Boy Meets World. Not many people are familiar with his real name but they of course remember this character he acted in those years. Williams also recently featured in the HBO Max film Superintelligence in 2020 and the year 2014, the star again replayed his role as Mr. Feeny for the Disney show, Girl Meets World.
Sophia Loren, 86
Known for Hollywood Golden Age’s “it” girls, Sophia Loren is famous for her roles in different films including, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow in 1963 and Two Women which was released in 1961. The Italian beauty went off the film scenes for a long time and she eventually made an appearance back in the scenes with the Italian film adaptation of the play The Human Voice. She has also starred in another Italian movie titled The Life Ahead in the year 2020. Sophia Loren just did not leave the entertainment scenes totally as people thought.
Anthony Hopkins, 83
Famous for his role in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs where he featured in the iconic role of Hannibal Lecter, Sir Phillip Anthony Hopkins is surely a great actor. The actor never completely left the entertainment scene and in 2017 he acted as Odin in Thor: Ragnarok. The actor is also set to portray the character of Dr. Phillip Lewis in the film, Elyse.
Bob Barker, 97
Bob Barker is a household name known to many and famous for his work as the host of The Price is Right which aired from years of 1972 to 2007. The show host is also famous for hosting Truth or Consequences which aired from the years of 1956 to 1974. Barker is the voice behind the character Bob Barnacle on an episode of the popular cartoon series, Spongebob Squarepants.
Julie Andrews, 85
Dame Julie Andrews has acted in so many films over the years of her active career. Now at 85, the actress continues to be applauded for her performances in film and notable ones include the classic film, The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. The actress went on to play Kara then in the Aquaman movie 2018. She is also set to voice the character Marlena in Minion: The Rise of Gru. Julie Andrews is just not ready to set out of the spotlight and entertainment industry any time soon as she continues to give her best for her chosen career.
Dick Van Dyke, 95
Dick Van Dyke is a known actor, singer, writer, comedian, and dancer. He began his show business when he worked on the radio and later on moved to Broadway. Dick also recently voiced Hopscotch the Sasquatch on the TV series Kidding.
Mel Brooks, 95
Mel Brooks has been in the entertainment industry for a very long time, spanning well over seven long decades. The entertainer was born Melvin Kaminsky, and he made it on the “EGOT” list of people who have won several awards including, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. He has also voiced the character of Dracula’s father Vlad in Hotel Transylvania.
Tony Bennett, 94
Tony Bennett has a great singing voice that has graced the hearts of many generations and he is still going strong. He recently also released an album with Lady Gaga in 2014, which he titled, Cheek to Cheek.
Jon Voight, 82
Jon Voight has refused to quit the entertainment industry as he recently played the role of Mickey in the Ray Donovan series in 2013. The actor is again set to star in the film Roe v. Wade in 2021.
Jerry Lee Lewis, 85
Known as “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis is a notable and influential pianist of the 21st century. The pianist was however involved in some series of scandals in his youthful years which for a while put a pause on his musical career. Jerry eventually came back to his music and in the end; he became a successful country music artist. He still performs sometimes and he is also working on recording a new album.
Loretta Lynn, 89
As one of the country music golden girls, Loretta Lynn has received many awards as a female country music songwriter and she still performs today. She was named by CMT as the Artist of a Lifetime in the year 2018.
Tommy Lee Jones, 74
Known for his roles in Batman Forever, The Fugitive, and Men in Black, Tommy Lee Jones has gained so many awards for his performances. Jones has also gotten roles as Duke Montana in the film, The Comeback Trail, and also as Jimmy Cleats in Wander.
Billy Dee Williams, 84
Billy Dee Williams is still very much alive as opposed to what many people believe. He recently featured in the film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019 where he portrayed the character of Lando. He has also acted in other films throughout the years and he has been praised for his performances.
Marla Gibbs, 90
Marla Gibbs is best known for her character on the TV show, The Jeffersons, which aired from the years of 1975 through 1985. The actress has also won lots of prestigious awards in her acting career and she also has recent recognition for the film, Please Stand By and Love Jacked.
John Astin, 91
Often referred to as “usually mustachioed” by IMDB, John Astin is famous for the character of Gomez Addams on the sitcom, The Addams Family. John Astin holds a degree in math from Johns Hopkins University before venturing into acting. In 2017, the actor starred as Uncle Dudley in Justice League Action.
Tippi Hedren, 91
Tippi Hedren started as a model before being found by Alfred Hitchcock and being projected in The Birds in 1963. From that point forward she’s shown in more than 80 films and TV shows, with her latest tasks being in the TV show Cougar Town in 2013, and the film The Ghost and the Whale in 2017.
Clu Gulager, 92
Clu Gulager, star of The Virginian is currently in his mid-90s and a long time ago resigned from Hollywood. He played a part in 1985’s The Return of the Living Dead, but greater jobs weren’t as normal for him from that point. He was, notwithstanding, a repetitive visitor on shows like Texas Ranger, Murder, MacGyver, She Wrote, Walker, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Kim Novak, 88
Born into the world in 1933, Kim Novak was initially ready to be the next Rita Hayworth for Columbia Pictures. She featured in the 1954 film Pushover, yet is most popular for depicting Judy Barton/Madeleine Elster in Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo. Novak is done acting yet he is a picture taker, writer, and visual craftsman.
George Hamilton, 81
George Hamilton has acted in 120 motion pictures during his vocation, most prominently Love Possessed and Love at First Bite. All the more as of late, in 2019 he played Jack in the TV show Grace and Frankie, and Spencer Blitz in American Housewife.
Eva Marie Saint, 97
Eva Marie Saint is most popular for her work in Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, as well as Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. She is one of the last-enduring stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. A holy person required over 10 years off from acting yet in the end returned in 1986 to play Tom Hanks’ personality’s mom in Nothing in Common. All the more as of late, she voiced the older Katara in Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra.
This Swedish-American entertainer is known for her singing and moving abilities – to such an extent that she acquired the moniker “The Female Elvis.” She’s featured in Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, and has likewise played out a few fronts of Elvis tunes, including “Misfortune Hotel.” She was on the TV series Ray Donovan and Happy!
Angela Lansbury, 95
English American entertainer Dame Angela Lansbury’s most memorable film jobs included Gaslight (1944) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). Her acting vocation has crossed almost 80s years and she has won a privileged Oscar, and five Tony Awards. As of now, she is set to play Mrs. Garrington in The Adventures of Buddy Thunder.
Chubby Checker, 79
Aside from having the best name ever, Chubby Checker is most popular for promoting the “twist” dance style as a rowdy vocalist and artist. He’s delivered singles to a great extent all through the 2000s, and in 2015 he created “Rock and Roll to the Rescue”, a show intended to assist with protecting creatures.
Bob Newhart, 91
Bounce Newhart is a professional comic known for his empty conveyance, but on the other hand, he’s done his reasonable portion of acting. He featured as Robert Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show and has since been in Elf, Catch-22, voiced in The Rescuers, and showed up on The Big Bang Theory. All the more as of late he’s been in the TV shows Young Sheldon, and Filthy Rich.
Norman Lear, 98
You’ll know Norman Lear for the extraordinarily renowned works he’s delivered and composed, remembering All for the Family, Sanford and Son, and One Day at a Time. These days he’s a political dissident, and in 2017 he filled in as leader maker for the reboot of One Day at a Time. He’s likewise been the host of a webcast, entitled All of the Above With Norman Lear, since May of 2017.
Larry Storch, 98
Larry Storch started on Broadway when he functioned as a professional comedian for $12 each week as opposed to graduating from secondary school because of difficult situations during the Great Depression. That wound up turning out for him, as he proceeded to depict Corporal Randolph Agarn on F Troop, as well as innumerable other TV shows and motion pictures. These days Storch is semi-resigned, however, he goes around the country to welcome fans, and keeps a huge web-based entertainment presence.
Harry Belafonte, 94
Harry Belafonte is one of the best Jamaican-American popular stars in music diversion history. He is renowned for the recording of the well-known melody, “The Banana Boat Song.” The performer has likewise been found in a progression of movies as he shows his acting abilities. Harry Belafonte likewise made famous the Calypso style of music. Getting away from media outlets, Harry has become significantly more associated with political activism, showing up in different narratives. He additionally filled the role of Jerome Turner in the 2018 film BlacKkKlansman.
Nancy Sinatra, 81
Nancy Sinatra is the daughter of legendary swooner Frank Sinatra and she was also famous for her works. One such work is “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” which of course is an undeniably era-defining sound. At the age of 81, the delectable Nancy Sinatra has taken a back step out of fame to live her life peacefully and quietly after rquietlyment.
Max Baer Jr., 83
Max Baer Jr. was best known for his role in Beverly Hillbillies. The actor did not amass his fortune only from acting as he is also a screenwriter and producer. Max has a net worth of over $65 million. At 83 years old, the actor has taken a back step from the entertainment industry.
John James, 65
John James is famous for the original Dynasty series, where he played the character Jeff Colby. Now at 65 years of age, the actor selects the kind of films he appears in and he has appeared in a few movies since 2010. In 2018, John took up a role in Hallmark’s Christmas Camp, and the actor also was a star producer for the 2020 sci-fi film Accelerator.
Kris Kristofferson, 85
Kris has been away from the spotlight for some time and this has made many believe that he was probably not alive. He retired recently in 2020 with possible chances of working on smaller projects in the future. Kris is now 85 and his manager was quoted to say that his retirement is an evolution, a template for new things to occur.
Marsha Hunt, 103
Hunt has maintained a very low profile life following her 1950s McCarthy-era blacklisting. Her most noticeable work involves sentimental comedy and war dramas which came from MGM and she signed with the studio in 1939. She was offered film roles which included a featured role as one of the sisters in the film, Pride and Prejudice. In the 1960s, Hunt focused more on TV and stage. She also went on to get herself involved in humanitarian and civil rights issues working with UNICEF, The Red Cross, and The March of Dimes.
Nehemiah Persoff, 102
Persoff is famous for the film Galileo which was produced in 1947 and Naked City in 1948. He was discovered by Charles Laughton who went on to feature him in the production of Galileo. Persoff has played several roles including joseph Stalin in The Harder They Fall, and Gene Conforti in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Wrong Man among other numerous TV appearances
Jack Rader, 100
Born on February 23, 1921, in Los Angeles, Jack Rader is a prominent actor known for featuring in the films, The Blob in 1988, Outbreak, in 1995, and Baddock: Missing in Action III in 1988. Currently, not many people know about the whereabouts of the actor as he has fallen off the radar and lives his life quietly.
Iris Apfel, 100
The actress is famous for her acting in several movies including, The Will Iris Apfel, 2019, Iris, 2014 and Bill Cunningham: New York, 2010. Iris Apfel was born on august 29, 1921in Astoria, Queens, New York and she is now 100 years old. The actress was formerly married to Carl Apfel but the union did not last as the pair separated.
Walter Mirisch, 99
Notable as one of the most successful producers in Hollywood together with his brothers, Walter Mirisch is an iconic figure. Their producing company named Mirisch Company has produced notable hit films such as The Magnificent Seven in 1960, Some like it hot, in 1959, West side story, in 1961, The pink panther, and The great escape in 1963. This team of producer brothers is known to have been responsible for creating a template for other upcoming producers and directors in the entertainment industry, particularly Hollywood.
Ray Anthony, 99
Ray Anthony is famous for having played for Glenn Miller and his orchestra from the years 1940 to 1941. He also recorded capital records for more than 19 years before going on to run another record company known as wood records for about nine years as well. Ray was married to the actress, Mamie Van Doren before they went their separate ways. Ray is known for some of his biggest hits including Dragnet, 1951, and Peter Gunn 1958.
Joan Copeland, 99
She is a well-known actress who made a great name for herself on Broadway when she debuted her career in 1945. Her career went on for more than 60 years and she featured in so many TV programs and soap operas. She is not able to have played the villain Andrea Whiting in the film search for tomorrow which was aired in 1951. She also appeared in other works including, love life 1951, the edge of night 195,6, and so on. The actress mentioned that she prefers TV and the stage over films but this does not mean that she did not feature in a few films during her career.
Bert Gordon, 99
Nicknamed “Mr. B.I.G” by Forrest J. Ackerman, Gordon is known to have directed and produced well over 25 sci-fi and horror films. Some of the films include the magic sword released in 1962, the village of the giants, 1965, the amazing colossal man, 1957 and the Cyclops 1957. He is also known to have produced comedies like, how to succeed with sex, 1970 and the food of the gods 1976. In 1977, the producer was awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Paris Fantastique.
Jacqueline White, 98
Jacqueline was one of the leading ladies of Hollywood in the 1940s and she is notable for films like Crossfire and the narrow margin. The actress retired in 1950 from acting when she got married to Bruce Anderson and the couple subsequently relocated to Wyoming where her husband had an oil business. Her film, the Narrow margin was widely acknowledged to be one of the classics of film noir. After many years of retiring from the film scenes, Jacqueline has recently been seen at film festivals and conventions.
Henry Kissinger, 98
Henry is popular for his German accent with his deep voice. He has been awarded many accolades and prizes notable among all is the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973. Henry Kissinger served as the secretary of state for Richard Nixon for the last eleven months he used in the office before he moved on to serve that same position under Gerald Ford. He was also known to be Nixon’s national security advisor. Now at 98, Henry lives his life quietly as he wishes.
Mike Nussbaum, 97
If you are familiar with these movies, men in black, fatal attraction, and the house of games then the name Mike Nussbaum should ring a bell. The actor’s acting career began in the 1950s when he was with a community theater. David has gone on to appear in several plays on and off Broadway and in Chicago. The actor recently retired from the entertainment scene when he was 95 years of age.
Joyce Randolph, 96
Famous for the Jackie Gleason show, Joyce Randolph can never be easily forgotten in the minds of those from the golden age era. The actress featured in over 100 episodes of the TV show before it went off the screens in 1957. She went on to maintain her career in musicals and commercials where she appeared on the shows “the jack benny show” and “the doctors and the nurses”. The actress has however retired from acting to live her life quietly and peacefully away from the spotlight.
Shecky Greene, 95
The comedian was inducted into the National Comedy Hall of Fame on March 24th, 2020 for his hard work and consistency in the industry. His induction was approved and voted for by 100 Hollywood luminaries and the members of the Friar’s club. Shecky’s engraved plaque can be seen at the National Comedy Hall of Fame museum in holiday, Florida. At 95, the comedian left the stage for other comedians to make a name for themselves as well.
Rosemary Harris, 94
Rosemary Harris is the person many of us remember as Aunt May in Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man. She has won 4 Drama Desk Awards and has been nominated for 9 Tony Awards. Spider-Man was a box office success, grossing around $822 million at the worldwide box office. She continued her roles in the sequels Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).
There you have it! We have compiled a list of some of the old celebrities who you didn’t know were still very much alive. Although many of them have retired and stepped back from the spotlight due to old age, they are all still very relevant whenever their names are mentioned in the entertainment world.