The emergence of television and film was proof that time worked in mysterious ways. It made it possible to memorialize our favorite celebrities from the Golden Age of Hollywood. However, even though the era seemed to happen a long time ago, it was a few decades ago. It was probable that the ones we looked up to were still alive, and we created a list of what the stars had been doing since then.
JACLYN SMITH, 75 YEARS OLD
Jaclyn Smith was an American personality that was famous for her portrayal of Kelly Garrett on Charlie’s Angels. The actress and businesswoman had appeared in numerous Hollywood movies and eventually started her clothing and perfume brand during the ’80s. The 73-year-old actress shared that the secret to her ageless beauty was her healthy diet and daily exercise. It seemed like it was working for her.
BETTY WHITE, 96 YEARS OLD
The famous Betty White began her entertainment career on the radio during the ’40s. The executives thought that Betty White was not pretty enough to appear on television, but they were proven wrong as the actress was now one of the female entertainers with the longest-running career. It also seemed like the actress would not be leaving the industry anytime soon. There might still be a lot going for the 96-year-old.
HAL HOLBROOK, 93 YEARS OLD
There was no doubt that Hal Holbrook was gifted, and the actor became famous for his portrayal of Mark Twain in a one-person play. Hal Halbrook started receiving job offers since the role and had performed for the stage, the big screen, and the small screen because of his flexibility. We would also like to remind everyone that Hal Holbrook was deemed one of the most talented men in Hollywood.
CAROL CHANNING, 97 YEARS OLD
Carol Channing caught everyone’s interest because of her mesmerizing singing voice. It even warranted her parts in numerous musical productions such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly!, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. The actress still looked dazzling despite being 97 years old, and it was cautious of what she ate. It had been proven that a balanced diet was essential to our health, and it would be best to follow that advice.
DORIS DAY, 96 YEARS OLD
Many people were unaware that Doris Day started as a singer before paving her way as a successful actress during the ’50s and ’60s. Doris appeared in numerous projects like Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk, and The Man Who Knew Too Much. The actress had a $200 million net worth, and we sincerely hoped that Doris would have a blast during her retirement.
CASSANDRA PETERSON – 67 YEARS OLD
Cassandra Peterson was the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history when the actress was 17 years old. Elvis Presley suggested that Cassandra travel to Europe to become a successful actress and singer. Cassandra starred in a musical comedy show titled Mama’s Boys when she flew back to the United States. Cassandra was also famous and instantly hit because of her role as Elvira in Macabre (1981).
ROBERT FULLER, 86 YEARS OLD
Robert Fuller was an American horse rancher and retired actor who started his career on television. Robert Fuller guest-starred on several western shows and appeared in numerous films like Return of the Seven (1986), Teenage Thunder, The Brain from Planet Arous, and The Hard Ride (1971). Robert was famous because of his deep, raspy voice throughout his 50-year career on television. Robert also co-starred as Jess Harper and Cooper Smith.
CHERYL LADD, 69 YEARS OLD
Cheryl Ladd was not just an American actress and was also a famous author and singer who became famous for her portrayal of Kris Munroe in Charlie’s Angels. The 68-year-old replaced Farrah Fawcett-Majors in the second season in 1977. The celebrity remained in the show until the year of its demise in 1981.
JOANNE WOODWARD, 89 YEARS OLD
The 89-year-old actress, producer, and philanthropist was famous for her part in The Three Faces of Eve that she even earned an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Joanne Woodward was married to Paul Newman, an actor, director, entrepreneur, IndyCar owner, philanthropist, producer, and race car driver. The two were together from 1958 until Paul Newman died in 2008.
Phoebe Cates, 56 Years Old
Those who grew up during the ’80s knew who Phoebe Cates was, and the actress starred in numerous exceedingly successful films. Some of the movies Phoebe appeared in were Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. And while it was confirmed that we have not recently seen Phoebe Cates in any film, we could be sure that the actress was happily married to Kevin Kline and their two children.
Raquel Welch, 78 Years Old
It was unfortunate that Raquel Welch’s love life was not as successful as her acting career because she had been divorced four times. Raquel Welch earned a Golden Globe Award last 1974 because of her part in The Three Musketeers, received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star after twenty years, and recently appeared on The O’Reilly Factor. The star proudly shared her conservative political views on the stage.
CONNIE STEVENS, 81 YEARS OLD
Connie Stevens was famous for her line, “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” The actress, who was already 81 years old, was notable because of her role as Cricket Blake in Hawaiian Eye, a television series. Besides being an actress, Connie Stevens was also famous in other fields and was an established cinematographer, director, editor, producer, singer, and screenwriter.
AL PACINO, 79 YEARS OLD
Those who did not know Al Pacino were possibly living under the rock. Al Pacino was an American actor and filmmaker that had a successful career spanning more than five decades. The actor was already 79 years old, currently unmarried, and would appear in the upcoming movie titled The Irishman.
SAMANTHA FOX, 54 YEARS OLD
Samantha Fox was famous both in the music and modeling industries. The celebrity debuted as a model when she was sixteen but switched to the music industry after three years in 1986. Samantha Fox signed a contract with Jive Records, and her debut single ranked eighth in countries internationally. It became an instant hit, and the musician was nominated for Best British Female Artist in a Brit Award in 1988.
CHERYL TIEGS, 73 YEARS OLD
The 72-year-old Cheryl Tiegs posed in a swimsuit 40 years ago for Sports Illustrated in 1978. Since then, the celebrity’s modeling career has boomed and appeared on People’s cover four times. Cheryl Tiegs was named one of the 100 Hottest Women of All Time by Men’s Health in 2012. People loved her because of her principles, and was famous for speaking up about important issues.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, 82 YEARS OLD
Aside from being an actor, Billy Dee Williams Jr. also pursued other fields and was a famous artist and singer. Billy Dee was popular for his part in the Star Wars movie franchise with the role of Lando Calrissian. The celebrity’s first appearance was in The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and was known for his roles in Brian’s Song (1971), Lady Sings the Blues (1972), and Batman (1989) as Harvey Dent.
KIRK DOUGLAS, 101 YEARS OLD
The 101-year-old Kirk Douglas’ life was filled with memorable events. Aside from Kirk’s career as an actor, he survived numerous life-threatening situations, and we would list down a few. Kirk Douglas survived a helicopter crash when the celebrity was in the Navy during World War II. Aside from that, the star also lived when he had a stroke at 80, which made us wonder whether Kirk was blessed with nine lives.
CELINE DION, 51 YEARS OLD
Celine Dion was deemed a household name, and the singer’s achievements in the music industry remained unrivaled. Her most famous song was My Heart Will Go On. The music was used in Titanic, and it won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. The 51-year-old Canadian singer had been successful in her career as she created several songs and toured around the globe.
LEE MAJORS, 79 YEARS OLD
The 79-year-old Lee Majors was one of the famous stars during the ’80s and was recognized for his appearance in The Fall Guy and The Six Million Dollar Man. The celebrity used to date Farrah Fawcett and was considered to be a high-profile relationship. It was unfortunate that the two divorced but got in touch when Farrah was dying of cancer. Lee Majors was still active in Hollywood.
KRISTY MCNICHOL, 57 YEARS OLD
Kristy McNichol was an American legend and was famous for being an actress, comedian, producer, and singer. The 57-year-old celebrity was recognized for her roles in numerous movies like Little Darlings and Only When I Laugh. Kristy was also known for her appearance in Empty Nest, a television show, but was already retired from show business.
TONY BENNETT, 92 YEARS OLD
Reaching 92 years old was already a feat but what made Tony Bennet even more impressive was that he could still belt out his songs. It was proof of how talented the musician was, and he was well-known for his song titled I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Tony Bennett graduated from the School of Industrial Arts in New York and still performed to date.
Maureen McCormick, 63 Years Old
Maureen McCormick was famous for her portrayal of Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch, one of America’s hit television series. It aired from 1969 to 1974, but Maureen soon struggled from depression, drug use, and an eating disorder. It was fortunate that the celebrity was now doing better and married Michael Cummings for more than three decades. The pair had one daughter together.
Jayne Kennedy, 67 Years Old
Jayne Kennedy was an actress who was also successful in other fields. The celebrity was not just a model, philanthropist, and television personality but was also a pageant titleholder. The 67-year-old became multiple magazine’s covers like Ebony, Essence, Jet, and Jayne donated billions of dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network. Her professional career was successful as Jayne Kennedy had been married to her husband since 1985 and had four children together.
LEX LUGER, 60 YEARS OLD
The 60-year-old Lex Luger was a professional wrestler who was famous during the ’80s until the ’90s. The celebrity fought in the World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Federation during the boom of his career. Lex Luger also pursued playing as a professional football player and became a Miami Hurricanes member, an NFL team. It was unfortunate that Lex Luger suffered from a spinal stroke and had no choice but to retire from the sports industry.
Richard Keith, 67 Years Old
Richard Keith was one of those celebrities who started early in their stardom career, and it was quite fascinating that Richard played the drums when he was three years old. Additionally, the 67-year-old played in I Love Lucy with the role of Little Ricky. His appearance in the program The Andy Griffith Show as John Paul Jason was also notable.
VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, 68 YEARS OLD
It did not matter how old or young we were because we would still know about Pamela Barnes Ewing. The 68-year-old Victoria Principal became famous due to her Dallas appearance and made her way towards the top because of her pretty face and slim figure. The celebrity launched her skincare product line and wrote books related to beauty, fitness, and wellness.
LISA BONET, 51 YEARS OLD
Most of us would recognize Lisa Bonet because of her role as Denise Huxtable in The Cosby Show. The 51-year-old was famous because of her fantastic performance in the mentioned program plus its spinoff titled A Different World. It seemed like the celebrity had already retired because the last role Lisa acted in was in Ray Donovan, a film in 2016.
BOLO YEUNG, 72 YEARS OLD
Bolo Yeung was a famous bodybuilder, martial artist, and martial arts actor. Bolo was always an enemy in the movie, but he was known for his outstanding performance in the Bloodsport with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bloodfight with Yasuaki Kurata and Simon Yam, and Dragon with Bruce Lee. Bolo might be 72 years, but he was still working in the world of entertainment.
NANCY SINATRA, 78 YEARS OLD
Nancy Sinatra was the daughter of Frank Sinatra. It might be her destiny to follow in his father’s footsteps. Nancy had started producing her album in the year 60s and ended it in 2013. After a few years, Nancy decided to have a low-profile life. It was the reason why some people believed that she stopped working in the industry.
BARBARA EDEN, 87 YEARS OLD
Barbara Eden was known for her best performance in I Dream of Jeannie. However, the actress is currently retired. If we wanted to see the actress, we could watch her show that it was a rerun. In the year 2011, Barbara had produced her memoir. It was about her journey in her life.
NORMAN LLOYD, 104 YEARS OLD
Norman Lloyd was now 104 years and was one of the oldest celebrities in the world of entertainment. Norman was not only an actor but also a skilled director and producer. The talented man had worked in the industry for eighty years. The actor also played a role with celebrities like Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, and Charlie Chaplin. Norman was still active in the industry.
DEAN STOCKWELL, 82 YEARS OLD
Dean Stockwell was known for his Quantum Leap role, but it was not his first project in his career. Dean entered the industry at the age of 7. He was featured in Gentleman’s Agreement. However, the last time we could see Dean acted was in the year 2015.
MAX BAER JR., 81 YEARS OLD
Max Baer Jr was a famous actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. The talented man was known for his performance playing Jethro Bodine in The Beverly Hillbillies. Max might have featured in some television shows, but he also made various movies. He was the only cast member of Beverly Hillbillies who was alive today.
SIDNEY POITIER, 91 YEARS OLD
Sidney Poitier was the first African American celebrity that earned an Academy Award. He got the Best Actor award because of his fantastic performance in Lilies of the Field. Queen Elizabeth II also knighted the actor in the year 1974. Sidney also tried directing and producing a movie. However, the African American actor did not work in the world of entertainment for a long time.
CARL REINER, 96 YEARS OLD
Carl Reiner was a talented man in the industry and was a well-known actor, singer, writer, and director. He played a role with celebrities like Mel Brooks and Dick Van Dyke, and the talented man was known for playing Saul’s role in Ocean’s Eleven. Carl had supported Bernie Sanders in 2016, and we were in awe that he was still active in the industry.
Rhonda Fleming, 95 Years Old
Rhonda Fleming had played forty different movies in her career. However, she was well-known for playing a role in Spellbound. Rhonda was also called “The Queen of Technicolor” because of her light-colored skin and bright red hair. After she decided to retire, Rhonda had concentrated on charity. In 1991, the actress had started Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Women’s Comprehensive Care.
SYLVESTER STALLONE, 72 YEARS OLD
Sylvester Stallone might be 72 years, yet he still had a healthy body. The actor’s appearance and appeal did not change. However, some people were spreading the fake news that the actor was dead. Sylvester was currently working on a new Rambo movie, and many fans were excited to watch it.
JULIE ANDREWS, 83 YEARS OLD
Julie Andrews still got a lovely appearance even though she was now 83 years old. The actress was known for her fantastic performance in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Julie was still active in the industry. She was still playing various roles and even featured in Despicable Me 3 as Marlena Gru.
BOB BARKER, 94 YEARS OLD
Bob Barker was known for being a fantastic game show host. For 35 years, Bob had hosted the show The Price is Right. He also hosted beauty pageants like Miss USA and Miss Universe. The host might have decided to retire, but it was the best decision he made. Bob should focus more on his health.
EVA MARIE SAINT, 94 YEARS OLD
Eva Marie Saint had been working in the world of entertainment for many decades, started her career in the year 40s, and was known for her outstanding performance in On The Waterfront opposite Marlon Brando. Eva had gained an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the year 1955. The last time she had played a role was in the year 2014.
JACKIE MASON, 87 YEARS OLD
Jackie Mason was known as an outstanding stand-up artist in the world of entertainment, and the actor had featured in different Broadway productions. The Comedy Central had called him the 63rd greatest stand-up comedian of all time. Jackie might have retired in his career, but we were sure he was having a great time relaxing.
JULIE GIBSON, 105 YEARS OLD
Julie Gibson was born in Washington, and the actress has made it big when it’s about acting and singing. Julie had started her career in Jimmie Grier Orchestra and became a part of Joe Penner’s radio program. After different experiences, she got a chance to feature in a small role until she worked her way to get a better position. Julie was considered as one of the oldest “Golden Age” celebrities.
ANN BLYTH, 90 YEARS OLD
Ann Blyth had a successful career in the industry for many years, but she was known for her outstanding performance as Veda Pierce Forrester in Mildred Pierce. The actress might have decided to retire, but she was currently enjoying her time in her home. The famous actress had her place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
DEBBIE HARRY, 73 YEARS OLD
Debbie Harry was a talented musician, actress, model, the lead vocalist of Blondie, and the actress had an outstanding performance in Call Me, Rapture, and Heart of Glass to life. Debbie was also featured in movies like Hairspray, Cop Land, and Deuces Wild. The 73 years old actress had been successful in the industry.
SALLY FIELD, 71 YEARS OLD
Sally Field was working in the industry for almost six decades. Sally had entered her career when she was 19 years old. The actress was featured in different television and movie projects. After a fantastic performance in Places in the Heart and Norma Rae, Sally had gained two Academy Awards. The actress might be 71 years old, but she was still active in the world of entertainment.
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, 102 YEARS OLD
Olivia de Havilland was an actress who played in multiple classic movies, but she was known for her role as Melanie in Gone with the Wind. Olivia and Errol Flynn were a favorite love team in The Adventure of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, and Dodge City. The actress was now retired and enjoying her luxurious life.
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, 88 YEARS OLD
Christopher Plummer played as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music with stars like Julie Andrews. The actor was still active in the world of entertainment. He might be 88 years old, but we could tell that the actor was still enjoying working in the industry. In 2017, he gained an Oscar nomination because of his fantastic performance in All the Money in the World.
LONI ANDERSON, 73 YEARS OLD
Loni Anderson was also included in our list. The actress was known for playing Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. Her skills in acting had gained multiple nominations. Loni was linked to Burt Reynolds. However, it did not take long before they got divorced. She was currently happy with her partner Bob Flick who was a part of “The Brother Four.”