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Old 08-03-2013, 18:43
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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!
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:46
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Lauren Bacall.
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:50
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Doris Day is still alive.
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:52
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Kirk Douglas and Mickey Rooney are still alive
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:53
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Kirk Douglas
Shirley MacLaine
Shirley Temple
Maureen O'Hara
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:55
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Zsa Zsa Gabor will outlive us all.
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Old 08-03-2013, 19:00
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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.
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Old 08-03-2013, 19:04
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Clint Eastwood is in his 80s and still working
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Old 08-03-2013, 19:27
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Robert Redford
Sidney Poitier
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Old 08-03-2013, 19:41
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IIRC, Luise Rainer (who won two consecutive Best Across Oscars in the late 30s) is still around. Edit - yep, she's 103

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
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:57
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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?
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Old 08-03-2013, 21:37
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Esther Williams is still alive at 91 (just checked up on her) also Denna Durbin is still alive at 91.
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Old 08-03-2013, 21:46
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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!!!
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:10
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Joan Fontaine <Rebecca) and Olivia De Haviland(Gone with the Wind)
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:23
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Joan Fontaine <Rebecca) and Olivia De Haviland(Gone with the Wind)
Supposedly Hollywoods longest lasting feud.
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:50
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For me I think Bette middler in beaches.
Also someone mentioned dick van dyke
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:52
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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.
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Old 08-03-2013, 23:24
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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.

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Old 08-03-2013, 23:27
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:46
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:59
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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.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:03
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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.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:26
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Eva Marie Saint(north by northwest) now 88 and in a big film coming out soon Winter tale with Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe.
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Old 09-03-2013, 13:57
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Old 09-03-2013, 14:05
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