The Best Of Hollywood’s Golden Age Celebrities

Published on 12/16/2020
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Had you ever thought about your favorite personalities? Like the person who was your favorite show star or the person who sang your most wanted song? Some of these celebrities continued their careers until it could not be carried by their bodies, while others retired because they achieved their desired life. It didn’t mean that if they were out of the public eye, they were dead. This list tackled the missing stars that were lost in the spotlight but were still breathing. Because these stars were still alive, there was no need for a lawyer or inheritance lawyer yet.

Olivia de Havilland – Age 103

Olivia de Havilland was the daughter of Lillian Fontaine, a British actress. She had great acting skills from her mother, which she inherited. In The Adventures of Robin, Gone with the Wind, and To Each of His Own, she was the star. Her first appearance was in the ’30s, and she was an actress who won an Academy Award. Due to how she was portrayed in the movie, she filed a complaint against the FX Networks, but the lawsuit settlement was considered unnecessary and resulted in a veto.

Olivia de Havilland – Age 103

Victoria Principal – Age 69

If you were a Dallas soap opera fan, you would probably have seen Victoria Principal in the play as Pamela Barnes Ewing. From 1978 until 1991, it was televised, but in 1987 she abandoned her act. She began her own business after leaving the play. The name of her business was Victoria Principal Production, where skincare products were sold. Victoria was an author as well. She wrote a book that addressed beauty, health, fitness, skincare, and well-being. In the Dallas Reunion TV special, her last performance was in 2004.

Victoria Principal – Age 69

Rhonda Fleming – Age 95

Rhonda Fleming was a 95-year-old actress who had the title of “Queen of Technicolor.” She was one of the most attractive celebrities in Hollywood. In her early ’40s and 50s, she directed forty films. In 1960, she gradually departed from her career. Other than acting, she had another source of income, and it was a real estate investor. She starred in a couple of movies in her 60s. She had spent $10 million on her savings on her future necessities since then, and she even donated some of her wealth to the charity.

Rhonda Fleming – Age 95

Jane Powell – Age 90

Jane Powell was a musical artist in her ‘40s. She had a contract with the same company as Arlene Dahl, with photos of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She was the star of Judy’s A Date, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Hit the Deck. She rarely performed in movies during the ’50s but concentrated on working in the theatre. Like Fred Astaire and Elizabeth Taylor, Powell performed with other legendary stars. After divorcing her fourth ex-husband, Jane married the previous child star actor, Dickie Moore. Until his dying day, Dickie stayed with her

Jane Powell – Age 90

Gene Reynolds – Age 96

In 1934, Gene Reynolds became an actor, and he played numerous roles in MGM films. When World War II broke out, he was in the army. After the war, he returned to Hollywood as a director. Gene was one of the creators who made M*A*S*H successfully. He has been nominated 24 times for Emmy awards. For 4 years, Gene became the leader of the Director’s Guild. In 1979, he married Ann Sweeny, who gave birth to a son. He had an income to enjoy his life that was worth $65 million.

Gene Reynolds – Age 96

Janis Paige – Age 96

On Broadway, Janis Paige was a skillful singer and actress. In Remains To Be Seen and The Game of Pajama, she had a role. She quickly became a TV show and movie celebrity, and she even got a star on Hollywood Boulevard. There were difficult times in her profession, such as when she was poorly coached, resulting in damage to her voice. Luckily, after some medical treatment, she recuperated. If we were in her shoes, we would try as much as we could to get our insurance company’s compensation. She wrote an article published by the Hollywood Reporter that Alfred Bloomingdale physically assaulted her at the age of 22.

Janis Paige – Age 96

Jacqueline White – Age 96

Jacqueline White was still alive and healthy at the age of 95. She was another celebrity we thought had been gone for a long time. Her career was short, and in the year 1950, she chose to retire. She decided to marry Bruce Anderson and retire. In Narrow Margin, she performed a role even though she had retired. She gave birth to her first child in LA, where Stanly Rubin offered her a role. She became active after several years. Even in 2005, at some events, she was usually seen.

Jacqueline White – Age 96

Chuck Yeager – Age 96

One of the celebrities who joined the army and became a pilot was Chuck Yaeger. He was a star who reached great heights, literally. He tested the latest aircraft model in which he was the first person to break the sound barrier. Because of his air force service, he was awarded several awards and got a total amount of $1.5 million that could make his life more comfortable. Still, because his younger wife was misusing him, he was troubled about his children’s affair. Because of this problem, he should call an inheritance attorney.

Chuck Yeager – Age 96

Mitzi Gaynor – Age 87

Mitzi Gaynor was known for being an actress, a dancer, and a singer. After she starred in 1954 in the film There’s No Business Like Show Business, she became famous. She was one of the South Pacific stars after 4 years, but this was not the only role she was capable of. She appeared in musical films such as Golden Girl, while in 1954, in the show Three Young Texans, she led the female acting. She appeared in several TV events in 1968 that earned $50 million in total. She was a legend indeed, and even younger celebrities like Mrs. Maisel refer to her as their inspiration.

Mitzi Gaynor – Age 87

John Astin – Age 89

If you remembered Gomez Addams, then you would also remember John Astin. The Addams Family was one of the most famous television shows from 1964 to 1966. He also performed his role on Halloween with his co-actors in Addams Family in 1977. John Astin, the actor and voice artist, taught his students how to act and direct a movie at John Hopkins University at 88. Astin lived with Valerie Ann, his wife, in Sandoval, Baltimore. They had five sons, and 2 of them followed in the footsteps of their dad. He was a hardworking actor who played a role in the 2017 film Justice League Action.

John Astin – Age 89

Ann Blyth – Age 90

One of the last stars of the Hollywood Golden Age was Ann Blythe. She was a famous actress and singer, and she was still gorgeous, even at the age of 89. In several musicals, she performed and was known for playing a role in the Mildred Pierce movie. In that movie, she was selected for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. She often performed on the other side of her life in some of her shows to concentrate on her family after being married to Dr. James McNulty. Until his dying days, she remained faithful to her husband.

Ann Blyth – Age 90

Christopher Plummer – Age 89

When he performed a part in The Sound of Music, Christopher Plummer became famous. He liked the long and fruitful career that made him a celebrity. He became the pride of Canada due to his success. At the age of 82, he won a Canadian Screen Award for Lifetime Achievement and an Academy Award. He was the oldest actor to have achieved this sort of accomplishment, aside from his acting performance. He was a scriptwriter, some of which he wrote for concert halls, stage plays, and TV shows. He received several doctorates from various universities and even attended McGill University. He had 50 years of experience and was truly worthy of rest.

Christopher Plummer – Age 89

Angela Lansbury – Age 93

Angela Lansbury was an official Dame and enjoyed her career in television shows on stage and acting. She was an American English and Irish combination. Murder, She Wrote, and Gypsy were some of her well-known performances. After all the years of her career, she still hasn’t retired. In the 2019 film Mary Poppins, she was seen and would play the movie called The Buddy Thunder’s Adventure.

Angela Lansbury – Age 93

June Lockhart – Age 94

In the 1950s and 60s, June Lockhart was an American actress who became famous. She played a part in the films Lost in Space and Lassie. Her fanbase increased in popularity, and there was an increase as well. She was featured on Broadway and, for her great performance, won a Tony Award. On Hollywood Boulevard, other Hollywood celebrities got a single star, while she got two in her career for her wonderful achievements. She was successful in her occupation but not in her relationship. To take care of her two failed marriages, she hired a divorce attorney. But on the bright side, in a year, she earned $10 million.

June Lockhart – Age 94

Peggy Stewart – Age 95

Peggy Stewart was a well-known B-movie star from the West. The role of tough women who could defend themselves and did not need to be saved was always portrayed by her. Her career failed in her ’60s, and she thought she was semi-retired because, in those years, she seldom performed a scene. But she became active in her career again in the year 2000 and appeared in some of the few scenes in The Office series in 2009 and 2010. Until his dying days in 2000, Peggy became faithful to her husband.

Peggy Stewart – Age 95

Arlene Dahl – Age 93

By signing a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Arlene Dahl kicked off her career. In 1948, she performed in The Bride Goes Wild. She became a director for a line of beauty products during the ’70s, where she earned $ 750,000 annually. However, in 1981, she nearly declared bankruptcy. She wrote various books about beauty and astrology after the incident.

Arlene Dahl – Age 93

Dick Van Dyke – Age 93

Dick Van Dyke had numerous appearances but was famous for his role in Mary Poppins. He had a counterfeit British accent, too. When he was 87, he had a serious auto accident. Since his Jaguar was immersed in flames while he was driving, he hired a car accident lawyer. Somehow, he escaped and was rescued just before the vehicle exploded.

Dick Van Dyke – Age 93

Mel Brooks – Age 93

Mel Brooks was deemed an EGOT, meaning the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards winner. Before pursuing acting, his profession began as a comedian. The Producers, which was a Broadway musical, was one famous piece he worked on. His son followed and pursued an acting career in his footsteps.

Mel Brooks – Age 93

Leslie Caron – Age 88

Leslie Caron, a Franco-American actress and a dancer appeared in around 45 films until 2003. She was well-known for her musical performances, such as An American in Paris, Daddy Long Legs, and Lili. She was also famous in multiple films such as Fanny and The L-Shaped Room for her roles. For her performance in Law & Order last 2006, she also earned an Emmy. She now owns a restaurant and a hotel 100 miles from Paris. In 2010, she published an autobiography entitled Thank Heaven. She left Paris last year and moved to England.

Leslie Caron – Age 88

Barbi Benton – Age 70

You’ve heard about Barbi Benton probably. In her career as well, the retired American model ventured into acting and singing. She’s actually most famous for her Playboy Magazine appearance. Not to mention, on the comedy show Hee Haw, she was a four-season regular. Additionally, back in the 1970s, she recorded several moderately successful albums. However, she decided in the 1980s to withdraw from the show business in favor of raising her kids.

Barbi Benton

Barbi Benton

Lou Ferrigno – Age 68

As an actor as well as a professional bodybuilder, Lou made a name for himself. He is, in fact, a fitness trainer and fitness consultant now! He won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles back in his bodybuilding days. Not to mention, in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron, he made an appearance. He’s most famous as an actor for his starring role in The Incredible Hulk, the CBS TV show. In subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations, he reprised the role.

Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno

Marlo Thomas – Age 82

Margo Thomas was a star of the ’60s whose nickname, Marlo, was always mispronounced. She decided, therefore, to stick with this name. She starred in That Girl as Ann Marie last 1966. She also performed in the award-winning kid’s franchise, Free to Be… You and Me. She was The Nobody’s Child actress, too. She became the Director of National Outreach for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which her father established.

Marlo Thomas – Age 82

Jonny Crawford – Age 74

Jonny Crawford is an American actor, singer, and musician. He started his career in 1955 as a child actor as one of Walt Disney’s original Mouseketeers. A few years later, he gained popularity for his role as “Mark McCain” in the classic western series The Rifleman.  It was all thanks to this that his legacy on stage, films, television was established. Crawford was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor at an impressive 13 years old. Unfortunately, the 74-year-old has been trying to stay out of the spotlight for many years already, as he has been battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Jonny Crawford

Jonny Crawford

Morgan Freeman – Age 82

Due to his distinct voice, Morgan Freeman became famous. He was one of the most respected actors in the whole world. Not only that, he was one of the wealthiest, with a net worth of $200 million. He received an Academy Award for his role in A Million Dollar Baby and some nominations for his other roles. He also narrated The Story of God documentary series. With his list of credits accumulating around 4.31 billion dollars, he ranked 5 on the list of top-grossing box office entertainers.

Morgan Freeman – Age 82

Jane Withers – Age 93

Jane Withers was still strong at the age of 93. She was an actress with a child, a model, and a singer. Throughout the ’30s until the’ 40s, she was famous all over. A Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award honored her. In 1955, she had her first divorce from film producer William Moss and remarried Kenneth Errair, who died last year in a plane crash in 1968.

Jane Withers – Age 93

Shirley MacLaine – Age 85

Shirley MacLaine, who made her debut back in 1955 in The Trouble With Harry, was an author, activist, actress, dancer, and singer. She had written quite a few autobiographical books and was known for her beliefs in the New Age and other subjects, including her travels worldwide. For her contributions, she received the Kennedy Center Honors last 2013. Just recently, she played Noelle in a fantasy adventure movie.

Shirley MacLaine – Age 85

Cicely Tyson – Age 94

Cicely Tyson, a former model, was an award-winning actress. After performing as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder in 1972, her fame began to boom. Up until now, one could still hear her name. In 2016, she performed in Last Flag Flying and was a House of Cards guest. For her age, she still looks endearing.

Cicely Tyson – Age 94

Glynis Johns – Age 95

The talented actress, dancer, and pianist was Glynis Johns. For her performance in the A Little Night Music musical, she won a Tony Award. In The Sundowners, she performed as well. She starred in Mary Poppins, and the 1999 movie Superstar was her last famous role. Her only son, Gareth Forwood, who also pursued an acting career, died in 2007.

Glynis Johns – Age 95

Terry Kilburn – Age 92

Terry Kilburn was a child actor who in 1938 performed way back in A Christmas Carol. In Goodbye and Mr. Chips, he also appeared. Before pursuing a career in Hollywood, he was from London and used to do unpaid work. He spent his life with Charles Nolte, who passed away in 2010. As the head of the Michigan-based Meadow Brooks Theater, he began to work behind the scenes. For more than two decades, Terry served as the director of the Oakland University Theater.

Terry Kilburn – Age 92

Cora Sue Collins – Age 92

When she performed in The Unexpected Father, Cora Sue Collins began her career at five. At the age of 18, she retired and married a rich rancher. It didn’t work out for them, and they had a few more weddings that were unsuccessful. Her last connection was with Harry Nace, who was the theater owner but died in 2002.

Cora Sue Collins – Age 92

Ed Asner – Age 89

Ed Asner performed for several years on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. His character loved the audience, and later, he got his own series. He was a voice actor as well and was one of Up’s voice actors. He was active in charity work and helped survivors of the Holocaust. For several years, he was the president of the Screen Actors Guild. Thanks to his autistic grandchild, he devoted his time to helping people with autism.

Ed Asner – Age 89

Conrad Janis – Age 91

Conrad Janis, 91 years old, was a jazz trombonist and actor. He was born to a talented and artistic family with a father who worked both as an art dealer and a writer while his mother was a writer. In Mork & Mindy, Conrad was famous for Frederick and appeared in The Golden Girls. He had a passion for jazz and put together a jazz band performed on the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson a few times. His net worth was reported to have been $15 million.

Conrad Janis – Age 91

Peggy Dow – Age 91

Peggy Josephin Varnadow, also known as Peggy Dow, was a philanthropist and a retired actress. Before pursuing a career in the movie industry, she briefly modeled and worked for the radio. After marrying an oil driller named Walter Helmerich III, who was the family business president, Peggy signed a contract but quit three years later. They spent 60 years together until he died in 2012.

Peggy Dow – Age 91

Nancy Olson – Age 91

In the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard, Nancy Olson, aged 91, became known for her role. This earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in Son of Flubber and The Absent-Minded Professor at the Airport in 1975. She retired early, even though she was able to have a successful acting career. She did have several returns, however. She was in Dumbbells in 2014, and she appeared four years earlier in an episode of Big Love. She was a Democrat and multiple times donated money to the party.

Nancy Olson – Age 91

Darryl Hickman – Age 87

Darryl Hickman, 87, was an actor, acting coach, and executive on television. He was born in Hollywood and chose to go there to pursue his career. In the 1937 film The Prisoner of Zenda, he landed his first role. He became a screenwriter and was the author of The Unconscious Actor: In Full Command, Out of Control. He also worked, aside from that, as a director and producer.

Darryl Hickman – Age 87

Queen Elizabeth II – Age 93

Queen Elizabeth was now considered to be the longest-reigning British monarch. In 1952, she began her rule over the UK. She dominated Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and other nations of the Commonwealth, but all have now gained independence. It was obvious that it would still take a long time for her throne to be handed over to the next in line. Six hundred million dollars was not worth her estimated value.

Queen Elizabeth II – Age 93

Eva Marie Saint – Age 85

Eva Marie Saint worked for seventy years in the industry and began her TV career. Later, in leading roles, she started to appear and even co-starred with Marlon Brando. She remained down-to-earth despite her fame and only took on roles she was interested in. For 65 years, she had been married, and divorce was never considered. Thanks to her golden years, she now has a fortune worth twenty million dollars.

Eva Marie Saint – Age 85

Jackie Mason – Age 88

Jackie Mason was a comedian who, due to his humor, made a fortune. His jokes ranged from being controversial political, racial, to using his Jewish upbringing as a basis for his jokes, not thinking twice. His jokes bordered on being funny and offensive multiple times, which was why he hired his personal lawyer. He continued to be a comedian and had a net value of $9 million.

Jackie Mason – Age 88

Margaret O’Brien – Age 82

At the young age of four, Margaret O’Brien began her career as a child star and developed her fame as an actress by appearing in numerous films and television shows. On the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Margaret had two stars, one for motion pictures and the other for television. She had no plans to leave her career yet and appeared last 2018 in Impact Event, Pepper’s Grove, and This Is Our Christmas.

Margaret O’Brien – Age 82

Michael Caine – Age 86

Also known as Michael Caine, Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr. was renowned for being an English actor, author, and producer. Within the entertainment industry, he had set his status. For his role in Hannah and Her Sisters, Michael earned an Academy Award. He legally switched his name to Michael Caine in 2016. Just recently, he sold his South Beach property. Michael was still on-screen and was in the King of Thieves and Going In Style films in 2018.

Michael Caine – Age 86

Gena Rowlands – Age 89

Gena Rowlands, aged 89, had a career spanning more than six decades and had a very desirable portfolio. She was married to John Cassavetes, the actor-director. For ten years, the couple worked together in films. Four Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards went to Gena. For her contributions and performances, she even got an Honorary Academy Award three years ago. John died last year in 1989, and only after more than two decades had she remarried. In 2012, she married a retired businessman named Robert Forrest.

Gena Rowlands – Age 89

Lily Tomlin – Age 79

Lily Tomlin, a 78-year-old, was an actress, comedian, producer, singer, and writer who had become popular over the years. As a stand-up comedian, she began her career and performed for quite a few years with Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Her first role in the film was in 1974 in Nashville, and she was nominated for several awards. Last 2013, she was married to Jane Wagner and had spent 42 years living together.

Lily Tomlin – Age 79

Donald Sutherland – Age 84

Donald Sutherland has appeared in a lot of successful films over the course of five decades. He first gained his reputation after appearing in a series of popular movies such as Eye of the Needle, Kelly’s Heroes, and M*A*S*H. He had earned enough money to ensure that he would never need a loan in his entire life and had preserved his status by starring in A Time to Kill. He acted in the Hunger Games franchise as well. His son, Kiefer Sutherland, followed in his footsteps and was known for his 24 and Designated Survivor roles.

Donald Sutherland – Age 84

William Shatner – Age 88 

After acting as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, William Shatner became a cultural icon. He had accumulated a hundred million dollars in his bank account because of his role in this film. However, once the franchise had ended, his fame subsided, and he was almost going to become bankrupt. He was an author, a director, and a producer as well. He had been married four times, and Elizabeth Anderson Martin had been his current wife since 2001.

William Shatner – Age 88

Anthony Hopkins – Age 81

In The Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins was infamous for his role as Hannibal Lector. He was an actor, a director, and a process, and due to his acting abilities, he earned his prestige. He had one hundred and sixty million dollars in net worth. For his role as Hannibal and in the prequel, Red Dragon, he won Academy Awards. He was still active, and last 2015, he starred in The Dresser. In fact, he also appeared in the 2018 TV movie King Lear and Westworld last 2018 as Dr. Robert Ford.

Anthony Hopkins – Age 81

Loretta Lynn – Age 87

Loretta Lynn, now 87, is renowned for her country music. She was a sensation and had accumulated 60 years of highly awarded country singing. She chased after her dreams independently and sold 45 million albums. While resting in Tennessee last 2017, she still had an endearing voice but had a stroke. Since then, her health has been going downhill.

Loretta Lynn – Age 87

Vera Lynn – Age 102

The 102-year-old Vera Lynn is forever in the hearts of the soldiers of the Second World War. With her charming face and enchanting voice, she warmed their hearts. A British War Medal was awarded to her, and she became an official dame of the United Kingdom. When she was seven years old, Vera started singing and left school at 11 for a tour. Vera had disappeared from the limelight and was now committed to helping women fight cancer and children with disabilities.

Vera Lynn – Age 102

Sidney Poitier – Age 92

Sidney Poitier, aged 92, paved the road for Bahamian-American actors. He was famous internationally and had appeared from multiple theatres, and was an on-screen Academy Award-winning actor. He was the very first actor from African America to earn a prestigious award. He decided to pursue recording, directing and ultimately became a diplomat when he retired from acting. A British knighthood was awarded to him. The Presidential Medal of Freedom was also awarded to him. He had always been outspoken against racism and had led various charitable activities.

Sidney Poitier – Age 92

Henry Kissinger – Age 96

Henry Kissinger fled Germany and fled to the US, where he pursued a diplomatic and political career. He even became the advisor of President Nixon and Ford. He won the Nobel Peace Prize, but the public did not think he deserved it and claimed that he was unsuccessful in his negotiations with Vietnam. He did not think twice about returning his award when it was discovered that the people were right. Henry was also well-known for being a political scientist and diplomat. He was astute. He had accumulated around twenty million dollars that he was now enjoying during his retirement throughout his career.

Henry Kissinger – Age 96

Jimmy Carter – Age 94

Jimmy Carter was born in Georgia and worked on submarines for the Navy. Carter was strongly opposed to racial segregation and was motivated to be a Civil Rights Movement activist. In 1977, he became President and enforced the creation of the education and energy departments. From his political career, he shifted to supporting charitable causes. Up until now, via the Carter Center, he was still championing civil rights.

Jimmy Carter – Age 94

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