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21stCenturyBoy 08-03-2013 18:43

Living Hollywood Legends
Sparked by watching some old Audrey Hepburn interviews on YouTube yesterday (not only was she beautiful, she was also had an incredibly lovely personality), it struck me that we don't really have stars of her magnitude anymore, and that most of the stars of Hollywood's golden era are now long gone.

Who, from that classic age, is still knocking around?

I'll start with the warring sisters Joan Fontaine & Olivia de Havilland. A feud to end all feuds!

Hound of Love 08-03-2013 18:46

Lauren Bacall.

Imploding Voice 08-03-2013 18:50

Doris Day is still alive.

Eddie Badger 08-03-2013 18:52

Kirk Douglas and Mickey Rooney are still alive

Saltydog1955 08-03-2013 18:53

Kirk Douglas
Shirley MacLaine
Shirley Temple
Maureen O'Hara

rosco2010 08-03-2013 18:55

Zsa Zsa Gabor will outlive us all.

spearce8 08-03-2013 19:00

Eli Wallach, 97
Shirley Temple, 84

Not from the Golden age, but Richard Attenborough, 89, James Garner, 84, George Kennedy 88, off the top.

Still find it hard to believe Sean Connery in his 80's, been watching the early Bonds on Blu of late, those FIlms could of been made yesterday......Quality wise.

Eddie Badger 08-03-2013 19:04

Clint Eastwood is in his 80s and still working

bookaddict 08-03-2013 19:27

Robert Redford
Sidney Poitier

Grabid Rannies 08-03-2013 19:41

IIRC, Luise Rainer (who won two consecutive Best Across Oscars in the late 30s) is still around. Edit - yep, she's 103 :eek:

Fans of Carrie and Twin Peaks might find this interview with Piper Laurie by turns entertaining and enlightening. Aged 80, she's I think remarkably sprightly in both physical appearance and mental acuity. For context's sake, I'd better note that she enjoyed a moderate spell of Hollywood fame in the 50s :)

21stCenturyBoy 08-03-2013 20:57

Also, Zsa Zsa Gabor- maybe not a Hollywood "legend", but an iconic face from that time. Along a similar line, Tippi Hedren is still alive and well, and best remembered as Hitchock's muse/ object of his obsession.

Audrey Hepburn would still only have been early 80's now- I wonder how she would have aged from that point on, and whether she'd have made any more films?

Lesley_Ann_McAr 08-03-2013 21:37

Esther Williams is still alive at 91 (just checked up on her) also Denna Durbin is still alive at 91.

sheila blige 08-03-2013 21:46

Dick Van Dyke is a sprightly 88 years old! And I think its about time he was forgiven for the cockney accent in Mary Poppins! I think he's a fabulous entertainer - he was great in Night at the Museum playing a baddie and I'm not ashamed to say that Diagnosis Murder is one of my (guilty) pleasures!!!

Borefest 08-03-2013 22:10

Joan Fontaine <Rebecca) and Olivia De Haviland(Gone with the Wind)

Bungitin 08-03-2013 22:23


Originally Posted by Borefest (Post 64672952)
Joan Fontaine <Rebecca) and Olivia De Haviland(Gone with the Wind)

Supposedly Hollywoods longest lasting feud.

mrsbadger 08-03-2013 22:50

For me I think Bette middler in beaches.
Also someone mentioned dick van dyke

21stCenturyBoy 08-03-2013 22:52


Originally Posted by Bungitin (Post 64673259)
Supposedly Hollywoods longest lasting feud.

Apparently it's nowhere near as bad as is made out.

There is a lot of resentment on Joan's part, but whenever Joan is in Paris, or Olivia is in LA, they are known to visit each other.

Bungitin 08-03-2013 23:24


Originally Posted by 21stCenturyBoy (Post 64673816)
Apparently it's nowhere near as bad as is made out.

There is a lot of resentment on Joan's part, but whenever Joan is in Paris, or Olivia is in LA, they are known to visit each other.

I hope so, they are two very classy actresses.


bbnutnut 08-03-2013 23:27

Maureen O'Hara

mizhog 09-03-2013 10:46

betty white

*Topaz* 09-03-2013 11:59

I think she's known more as a British film star than a Hollywood star but she has had success in America - to me Julie Christie is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses. She's still around and working nowadays too, although we don't get to hear much from her because she's a very private person, and that's the way I like it - I've always been drawn celebrities that have a bit of mystery about them.

Walter Neff 09-03-2013 12:03

Two MGM musical stars are still with us, Jane Powell, who will be 84 in April, and Leslie Caron, who will be 82 in July. Jane is married to former child star Dickie Moore, 88 this year.

I feel very fortunate at 75 to have seen all of these stars in their hey day on the big screen, when cinema's was rightly referred to as "Picture Palaces". I am also lucky to have met many of them, including Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Deborah Kerr, Joan Fontaine, and Gloria Swanson, and directors Frank Capra and William Wellman. They were all larger than life and had a Star Quality that is sadly missing in the favourites of today. I would not go to the end of the street to see any of them.

bronson 09-03-2013 12:26

Eva Marie Saint(north by northwest) now 88 and in a big film coming out soon Winter tale with Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe.

rionia 09-03-2013 13:57

Robert Vaughn

Madonna38 09-03-2013 14:05

Lauren Bacall.

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