We all know how the saying goes about time working in mysterious ways. The Golden Age of Hollywood are some we admire, we long to see on screens, and some that shaped Hollywood today. These people have set the bar very high for actors today, writers today and basically anyone trying to make it in Hollywood today. After all, many of the biggest stars from that era continue to kick butt in this day and age! Classics are classics for a reason. Let’s see what they’re doing.
BETTY WHITE, 96 YEARS OLD
Betty White is the woman with the longest running career in show business. We cannot believe that executives once thought she was not pretty enough for an onscreen career. This funny lady showed them and continues to show us made she’s made of.
KIRK DOUGLAS, 101 YEARS OLD
Man, can you believe that Kirk Douglas somehow made it out of so many possibly fatal situations? He survived World War Two, a helicopter crash, and a stroke. None of these stopped him from enjoying an incredible acting career either! Props to this amazing man.
HAL HOLBROOK, 93 YEARS OLD
If you aren’t convinced that Hal Holbrook is a talented actor, we beg you to check all his awards, accolades, and acting credits. He got his start on stage but soon dominated film and television as well.
CAROL CHANNING, 97 YEARS OLD
Carol Channing is a talented singer, actress, and comedienne. She is best known for her work in musicals and her incredible voice. In 1995, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Find out more about her by reading her autobiography!
SALMA HAYEK, 52 YEARS OLD
Salma Hayek is yet another amazing actress in show business. She cemented her legacy in the industry when she starred in Frida. Currently worth $26 billion, the actress stays in LA with her husband and daughter.
LAURA SAN GIACOMO, 56 YEARS OLD
Laura San Giacomo first entered the scene when she appeared in Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Her performance even earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe. She received a Los Angeles Critics Association – New Generation Award on top of that.
DORIS DAY, 96 YEARS OLD
Doris Day was the biggest star on the planet through the ‘50s and ‘60s. The actress-musician became famous for her lovely voice and impeccable acting skills. It’s cool that age did not storm her from releasing a new album when she was 89!
RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, 84 YEARS OLD
Richard Chamberlain has gone down in history as Dr. Kildare. That is his most popular role, but do not forget his numerous other stage and film credits. He was last active in the industry in 2011.
Richard Keith, 67 Years Old
The world got to know Richard Keith when he was a little boy on I Love Lucy. Did you know he is musically gifted as well? The actor also serves as the executive director for Ballet Magnificat.
TONY BENNETT, 92 YEARS OLD
Now, it does not get any better than Tony Bennett when we talk about jazz. The talented crooner might no longer be in his prime, but you can bet that he can sing like nobody else on the planet can.
EVA MARIE SAINT, 94 YEARS OLD
Can you believe that Eva Marie Saint has a career that spanned seven decades? Whoa. If you ask us, the On The Waterfront actress deserves a break by now. We daresay she still looks amazing.
JACKIE MASON, 87 YEARS OLD
Jackie Mason is definitely one funny guy. The stand-up artist has appeared on Broadway in the past and took home various prestigious accolades. According to Comedy Central, he is the 63rd greatest stand-up artist in history.
LEX LUGER, 60 YEARS OLD
Lex Luger, also known as “The Total Package”, is a wrestler who reached the height of his career in the ‘80s and ‘90s. He played in the NFL for some time too! He is still with the WWE but no longer goes on stage.
DEAN STOCKWELL, 82 YEARS OLD
Remember Al from Quantum Leap? It was Dean Stockwell who brought him to life! The actor has been in the industry since he was 7 years old, which explains his lengthy list of acting credits.
CAREL STRUYCKEN, 70 YEARS OLD
Carel Struycken is an actor who shot to fame when he played Lurch in The Addams Family. The film, TV and stage actor is now an avid photographer, gardener, and vegetarian. How cool is that?
MAX BAER JR., 80 YEARS OLD
Do you remember Jethro Bodine from The Beverly Hillbillies? It was Max Baer, Jr. who portrayed the character. Not only is he an actor, but he has also worked as a screenwriter, director, and writer!
KRISTY MCNICHOL, 57 YEARS OLD
The 57-year-old iconic comedian, actress, producer, and singer . America knows and loves her, she is recognized for her roles in Little Darlings, Only When I Laugh and Empty Nest. Kristy McNichol whereabouts have changed and she no longer resides in Hollywood.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, 82 YEARS OLD
The American actor and singer made his debut in the famous movie franchise, Star Wars, in 1980 and was launched into stardom. His first appearance was in The Empire Strikes Back. Since then, he also played in movies like Lady Sings the Blues and 1982’s Batman. Aside from acting, Billy wanted to give music a shot. So, he released his own jazz LP. Later, the LP became a commercial success.
NORMAN LLOYD, 103 YEARS OLD
Not a lot of people live and work as long as Norman Lloyd has. This incredible director, actor, and producer has been in the industry for over ninety years! Whoa. He has yet to officially retire as well.
ANN BLYTH, 90 YEARS OLD
The Oscar Award-winning actress Ann Blyth is one of the few remaining celebrities from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The great lady has retired from acting and currently spends her days with her loved ones.
SIDNEY POITIER, 91 YEARS OLD
The first African-American actor to win an Oscar is none other than Sidney Poitier. Did you know he has been an author, diplomat, and director as well? Man, when you got it, you got it.
CARL REINER, 96 YEARS OLD
Carl Reiner is yet another versatile talent who can act, direct, write, and make us all laugh. This Hollywood veteran has accumulated a lot of acting credits and awards over the years. Talk about iconic!
Rhonda Fleming, 95 Years Old
Rhonda “The Queen of Technicolor” is a wonderful actress known her pale skin and red hair. The actress retired from the biz in 1991. Among other things, she also launched the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Women’s Comprehensive Care.
BARBARA EDEN, 87 YEARS OLD
Barbara Eden will always be remembered for her role in I Dream of Jeannie. The author and actress must be fine with it since she continues to receive royalties from all the reruns of the show.
NANCY SINATRA, 78 YEARS OLD
When you are the daughter of Frank Sinatra, it was a given that you would be talented yourself. This was the case for Nancy Sinatra, a talented performer on her own. No one is sure if she has retired already.
SYLVESTER STALLONE, 72 YEARS OLD
Sylvester Stallone will always be Rocky or Rambo to us. Aside from his acting chops, the talented actor is also known for his good looks. We daresay that he is still as charming as ever!
JULIE ANDREWS, 83 YEARS OLD
Julie Andrews is simply a timeless beauty! This older lady has numerous acting credits to her name. We are sure you are familiar with her for Mary Poppins and Sound of Music at the very least.
BOB BARKER, 94 YEARS OLD
Bob Barker is best known for his 35 years of hosting The Price is Right. The game show host also works on beauty pageants and other game shows. He retired because of his various health issues.
DIAHANN CARROLL, 83 YEARS OLD
Diahann Caroll is a true legend. She was the first woman of non-white heritage to appear on television. She went on to star in Julia, a move that inspired other African-American women. More power to her!
DEBBIE HARRY, 73 YEARS OLD
Debbie Harry is best known as the singer-songwriter of Blondie. The punk icon also went into modeling and acting in the past. She is now in her seventies, but age has not stopped her from doing anything.
SALLY FIELD, 71 YEARS OLD
The world first got to know Sally Field when she starred in the film Gidget. Since then, she has starred in various projects and won different awards. This iconic star keeps acting to this day!
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, 102 YEARS OLD
Actress Olivia De Havilland made a name for herself when she appeared in Gone With The Wind. Among other things, she was assigned Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by none other than the Queen herself.
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, 88 YEARS OLD
Christopher Plummer might have been in the show business for six decades already, but he shows no sign of slowing down. The actor recently appeared in All the Money in the World just this 2017.
LONI ANDERSON, 73 YEARS OLD
Loni Anderson is most famous for playing Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. She has won various awards and starred in various projects over the years, though many probably know her as Burt Reynolds’ ex-wife.
ALI MACGRAW, 79 YEARS OLD
Ali McGraw is an actress, author, and model who made a hit when she starred in the hit film, Love Story. Doesn’t she look beautiful no matter how old she is? She has such a timeless face!
ROBERT FULLER, 85 YEARS OLD
We doubt that any other actor will be able to overthrow Robert Fuller when it comes to the Western genre. The Emergency! and Laramie actor might be in his eighties now, but his charm and good looks never faded.
BERN NADETTE STANIS (THELMA), 64 YEARS OLD
Bern Nadette Stanis got her big break when she appeared in Good Times. The actor also moved onto different projects when the CBS show came to an end. She has since written 4 books too.
TIPPI HEDREN, 88 YEARS OLD
Tippi Hedren is the wonderful actress who made The Birds so enthralling to watch. Can you believe she has appeared in over eighty projects for TV and film? Her daughter and granddaughter have decided to go into show business too.
LEE MAJORS, 79 YEARS OLD
Lee Majors was a big star back in the ‘60s to the ‘80s. The actor got married to Farrah Fawcett back in the day. Although it ended in divorce, the two kept in touch. He continues to act to this day.
PRISCILLA PRESLEY, 73 YEARS OLD
Priscilla Presley was nothing more than a teenager when she and the King fell in love. They later tied the knot, welcomed a daughter into the world, and got a divorce. She later took over Elvis Presley Enterprises.
LINDSAY WAGNER, 69 YEARS OLD
When we talk about Lindsay Wagner, the odds are good that Bionic Woman is the first that comes to your mind. She is still passionate about the industry, though she dabbles in it as a professor at the San Bernardino Valley College instead.
MARK HARMON, 67 YEARS OLD
We are glad that Mark Harmon continues to act to this day. He is a regular on the popular TV show NCIS and also appeared on The West Wing. He sure is one handsome man.
TINA LOUISE, 84 YEARS OLD
If you know Tina Louise, it is probably because of Gilligan’s Island. After all, she only snagged minor parts after the show. However, she later said no when she was offered to reprise to role.
KIM NOVAK, 85 YEARS OLD
During the ‘50s and ‘60s, this Vertigo star was extremely popular. Kim Novak was known for appearing in films opposite the biggest hunks in the business. She later left acting to focus on visual art.
DIANA SERRA CARY, 100 YEARS OLD
If Diana Serra Cary does not sound familiar, this is probably because she is better known as Baby Peggy. The former child actress is one of the few surviving silent film stars. She left Hollywood at a young age.
VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, 68 YEARS OLD
Now, Victoria Principal also deserves a spot on our list. She brought Pamela Barnes Ewing to life in Dallas. Can you believe she is actually a senior citizen now? She looks so good for her age!
HONOR BLACKMAN, 93 YEARS OLD
The actress got to kick off her screen career when she played Cathy Cale on The Avengers. Despite this, the British star was shot into fame after she played Pussy Galore in the Bond film Goldfinger.
NANETTE FABRAY, 97 YEARS OLD
Isn’t it cool that Nanette Fabray began to perform when she was 3 years old? Before she went onscreen, she got her start in musical theater. The award-winning actress also fights for deaf people’s rights.
JIMMY CARTER, 94 YEARS OLD
Did you know that former POTUS Jimmy Carter is doing just fine? Now in his nineties, the biggest achievement under him was his foreign policy. He continues to advocate for human rights to this day.
DAWN WELLS, 79 YEARS OLD
Dawn Wells is yet another star from the hit show Gilligan’s Island. Even though she has since retired, it remains her passion She shows this is true by helping out local productions and teaching it.
ANN-MARGRET, 77 YEARS OLD
Thanks to her lovely singing voice and good acting skills, Ann-Margaret ended up becoming a star. She released a few songs and even won several awards for them! Don’t you wish you were that talented?
VERA LYNN, 101 YEARS OLD
Back in the day, the English musician was dubbed “The Forces’ Sweetheart”. This was because she sang to the soldiers during the war. On her 100th birthday, the legend released the ‘Vera Lynn 100’ album.
GENE REYNOLDS, 95 YEARS OLD
Gene Reynolds was on the way to becoming a big film and TV star. However, the army recruitment office put a stop to it. After he was done with service, he created the show M*A*S*H.
SALLY STRUTHERS, 71 YEARS OLD
Sally Struthers became famous for playing Gloria Stivic on All in the Family. The actress is no longer in her prime, but that has not stopped her from acting some more! She is also a philanthropist.
ADRIENNE BARBEAU, 73 YEARS OLD
We can’t believe that so much time has passed yet Adrienne Barbeau still looks the same. Did you know she was the original Rizzo in Grease? Her most famous role has to be for Maude, however.
DENISE AUSTIN, 61 YEARS OLD
If you fear the aging process, we recommend exercise and diet. After all, this was what worked for Denise Austin! The former Getting Fit with Denise Austin host looks amazing even now that she is in her sixties.
BEVERLY CLEARY, 102 YEARS OLD
Beverly Cleary is probably the most beloved kid’s book author in this day and age. This National Book Award winner has influenced countless kids all over the planet. She leads a quiet life with her cat.
JUNE LOCKHART, 92 YEARS OLD
June Lockhard is one incredibly talented person. The actress is phenomenal at what she does, and she has a Tony to prove it. Did you know she has two spots on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame?
ROBERT CLARY, 92 YEARS OLD
Did you know that Robert Clary was once in a Nazi concentration camp? As a young boy there, his singing voice made things a bit easier. It made the actor-artist focus more on the present, apparently.
PATRICIA MORISON, 102 YEARS OLD
Patricia Morison is not only a talented actress, but she is also a wonderful soprano singer. We bet her lovely looks only made it even easier to land parts! She is best known for starring in Kiss Me.
KATHARINE ROSS, 78 YEARS OLD
Over the years, Katharine Ross appeared in different iconic films. She remains relevant now, if you can believe it! The actress also guest stars on various shows. Her husband is none other than Sam Elliot.
JIMMY LYDON, 95 YEARS OLD
Jimmy Lydon decided to go into acting because he wanted to make some money to help his family. The actor did just that and became a producer along the way. He is a co-creator of M*A*S*H.
CAREN MARSH-DOLL, 99 YEARS OLD
Professional actress and dancer Caren Marsh-Doll was active during the silent era. She served as a dance double in various films. She was once involved in a plane crash where she lost her foot. Regardless, she continued to dance!
MARGE CHAMPION, 98 YEARS OLD
We were all impressed by the dancing we saw in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when we were little. Apparently, Marge Champion, the model, is the one who deserves to be thanked for it!
BOB NEWHART, 89 YEARS OLD
Well, we cannot deny that Bob Newhart is good at making us all laugh! The comedian has hosted all sorts of shows in the past and recorded monologue albums. Although he is not getting any younger, he is more or less healthy.
BOLO YEUNG, 72 YEARS OLD
Bolo Yeung is a martial artist and former competitive bodybuilder who is best known for playing villains in different movies. He is normally cast in villain roles, however. Despite his age, he continues to act.