Celebrities From Hollywood’s Golden Age: How Are They Doing Now?

Time is a concept that seems simple but can be quite challenging to grasp when given thought. For some, time seems to pass very fast and doesn’t seem like it would be a taking a break anytime soon. While for others, time moves very slow and can take forever to progress. Regardless of who you may be, time will always catch up to us, and these celebrities are no exemption!

For one thing, the Golden Age of Hollywood might feel like it happened in another century altogether! So, let us take a look at this list of celebrities from Hollywood’s “Golden Age” and see how they are doing now!

BETTY WHITE, 96 YEARS OLD

We are insanely proud that Betty White is the record-holder of any woman in the biz with the longest-running entertainment career. The funny woman has come a long way since she was overlooked for parts because she was supposedly not photogenic enough for her!

KIRK DOUGLAS, 101 YEARS OLD

We know it’s difficult to believe that Kirk Douglas has survived a battle, a helicopter crash, and a stroke. We promise you it is real, though. All these things happened, but they didn’t stop him from pursuing a great career in acting. Many props for an outstanding actor!

HAL HOLBROOK, 93 YEARS OLD

Are you somehow unconvinced that Hal Holbrook is a great actor?  If so, by looking at his awards, acting credits, and accolades, you can prove yourself wrong! He first received critical acclaim in 1954 for a one-person stage show he developed, Mark Twain Tonight! He started on stage, but he also dominated the film and TV industries eventually.

CAROL CHANNING, 97 YEARS OLD

Carol Channing first shot to fame when she started doing musicals. She’s not only an actress, but she can even sing and make people laugh. In 1995, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award. In her autobiography, her fascinating life was written, so check it out.

SALMA HAYEK, 52 YEARS OLD

Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and starred in the film El Callejón de Los Milagros, for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. Salma Hayek is among the most famous actresses in the industry. She has managed to get to the top by starring in Frida. The star remains active in Hollywood and refuses to show any signs of stopping soon.

LAURA SAN GIACOMO, 56 YEARS OLD

Laura San Giocomo first made a name for herself when she starred in Sex, Lies, and Videotape. The Steven Soderbergh project also had her nominated by the Los Angeles Critics Association for a Golden Globe and a New Generation award.

SEAN CONNERY, 88 YEARS OLD

Quite several actors portrayed James Bond, but Sean Connery holds a special place in our hearts. Born on August 25, 1930, he has starred in numerous onscreen productions, but he was also a stage performer in the past. Let us hope that he will enjoy retirement!

BOLO YEUNG, 72 YEARS OLD

Professional martial artist Bolo Yeung used to be a competitive bodybuilder. While he stars in martial arts films, he also directs them. In general, he is often cast as the villain. He is best known for his performances as Bolo in Enter the Dragon, as Chong Li in Bloodsport, Chang Lee in Bloodfight, and his numerous appearances and long career in Hong Kong’s martial arts films.

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DORIS DAY, 96 YEARS OLD

We daresay that one of the best things about the 50s and 60s is Doris Day. Even in the past, her beauty, voice, and acting chops won her a sitcom of her own. She is an actress, singer, and animal welfare activist, so calling her an icon is not an exaggeration!

RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, 84 YEARS OLD

George Richard Chamberlain, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare, is an American actor and singer. He subsequently appeared in several TV mini-series, including Shōgun and The Thorn Birds, and in the 1988 made-for-TV film The Bourne Identity, he was the first to play Jason Bourne.

Richard Keith, 67 Years Old

Not many people can say that they started acting at the tender age of five, but Richard Keith is no ordinary guy. Did you know that at an even younger age, he began to play the drums? The actor-musician, along with his wife, also launched a dance company called Ballet Magnificat.

TONY BENNETT, 92 YEARS OLD

Anthony Dominick Benedetto is an American singer of popular pop standards, big bands, show tunes, and jazz, performing professionally as Tony Bennett. He is also a painter, producing works on permanent public display in many institutions under his birth name.

EVA MARIE SAINT, 94 YEARS OLD

Eva Marie Saint is an actress from America. She is best known for starring in Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront and Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, in a career spanning over 75 years. The former won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Amazing right?

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JACKIE MASON, 87 YEARS OLD

Jackie Mason is an American film and television performer and stand-up comic. On Comedy Central, he is ranked #63 among the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. The World According to Me, his 1986 one-person show, received an outstanding Tony Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Ace Award, an Emmy Award, and a nomination for a Grammy.

LOU FERRIGNO – 69 YEARS OLD

You still remember him from back in the day as the Amazing Hulk, but today, Lou Ferrigno is 69 years old, loving his life as an actor and a fitness trainer. He was a professional bodybuilder and won Mr. Universe titles, and participated in Pumping Iron, a bodybuilding documentary. Other than that, in The King of Queens, as well as in the comedy I Love You, Man, the legendary actor appeared.

BARBARA MANDRELL – 72 YEARS OLD

Barbara Mandrell, the American country singer, guitarist, and actress, is still going strong at age 72. In the 1970s and 1980s, alongside performing on her very own variety TV show on NBC, she released a long series of country hits. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009, while the singer retired from the music industry in 1997. She was also inducted into the 2016 Artists Hall of Fame and Museum on top of that.

BARBARA EDEN, 87 YEARS OLD

We are sure that no one will ever forget Barbara Eden, who starred in I Dream of Jeannie. It’s cool that she still makes money from the reruns. Now retired, she released a memoir back in 2011. Did you know that her first public performance was singing solos in the church choir?

ELIN NORDREGEN, 39 YEARS OLD

In 2009 the former model and nanny, Elin Nordegren, was devastated to learn that her husband Tiger Woods was cheating on her. In May 2014, Nordegren graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, receiving the outstanding senior award with a degree in psychology. Today, the beautiful woman is pregnant with another baby with her new husband, NFL star Jordan Cameron.

DENISE AUSTIN, 61 YEARS OLD

If you want to stop aging poorly, you should eat healthily and exercise on a regular. Take a look at the youthful Denise Austin for proof. Denise Austin is an American fitness instructor, author, columnist, and a former member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Her appearance is a great motivator to stay active as much as possible.

LEX LUGER, 60 YEARS OLD

Lawrence Wendell Pfohl is an American retired professional wrestler, television producer, bodybuilder, and football player, best known by the ring name Lex Luger (also known as the “Total Package”). He started to collaborate with WWE on their wellness policy in 2011. This wrestling superstar was prominent in the ‘80s and ‘90s. It’s cool that he used to be in the NFL too.

DEAN STOCKWELL, 82 YEARS OLD

With a career spanning over 70 years, Robert Dean Stockwell is a retired American film and television star. As a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he first came to the public’s attention in films such as Anchors Aweigh, The Green Years, Gentleman’s Agreement, and Kim.

ANN-MARGRET, 77 YEARS OLD

Ann-Margaret climbed the show biz ladder armed with her singing voice and acting chops. As an actress, Ann-Margret is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, The Cincinnati Kid, Carnal Knowledge, The Train Robbers, Tommy, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, and All’s Faire in Love. She also released songs of her own and received awards for her work! She is now 77 years old and retired.

CAREL STRUYCKEN, 70 YEARS OLD

Carel Struycken is known for playing the Giant/Fireman in Twin Peaks, Mr. Homn in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Lurch in The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion. He also appeared in the films Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep. He is a stage, film, and TV actor. Now 70 years old, he is a vegetarian who likes to take photos and garden. What a cool guy!

KRISTY MCNICHOL, 57 YEARS OLD

It is considered that Kristy McNichol is an American legend. In her years at work, she worked as a comedian, actress, producer, and singer. She’s also extremely famous for starring in Little Darlings, Only When I Laugh, and Empty Nest. McNichol does not act or work in the Hollywood area anymore.

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, 82 YEARS OLD

Billy Dee Williams, the American actor, and singer is most notable for his appearance in Star Wars as Lando Calrissian. His first appearance was in The Empire Strikes Back, the 1980 movie. He also took part in other famous productions in 1971, such as Brian’s Album. Aside from this, he played the Blues in Lady Sings and Batman in 1982. In addition to acting, Billy wanted to try his hand at music and published his jazz LP. It became a commercial accomplishment.

JULIE GIBSON, 105 YEARS OLD

Julie Gibson was an American singer, an actress for radio, television, and film; and a voice artist and coach who had a film career in the 1940s. In comparison to The Three Stooges, Gibson, who retired from the industry in 1984, was known for her work. She is now 105 years old, making her the oldest of the surviving ‘Golden Age’ stars. This performer got her start as a singer, but it was going into radio and then a movie that made her big.

MAX BAER JR., 80 YEARS OLD

Do you remember Jethro Bodine from The Beverly Hillbillies? If so, Max Baer Jr. is the one who deserves all the credit. Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr. has worked as an actor, producer, comedian, and director. As previously mentioned, he is best known for playing Jethro Bodine, the dim-witted nephew of Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies.

NORMAN LLOYD, 103 YEARS OLD

Norman Lloyd is an American actor, producer, and director with a nine-decade career in entertainment. With a career that began in 1923 and his last movie to date, Trainwreck, released in 2015, worked in every significant facet of the industry, including theatre, radio, television, and film.

ANN BLYTH, 90 YEARS OLD

Ann Marie Blyth is a retired American actress and singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals and successful in dramatic roles. Blyth was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Veda in the Michael Curtiz film Mildred Pierce in 1945. No one is surprised to hear she has gotten many awards for her work in the past.

CICELY TYSON, 93 YEARS OLD

Did you know that before she began acting, Cicely Tyson worked as a fashion model? Her career in show business is six decades-long, but when we say she was at the top of her game when she played Constantine Bates in The Help, no one can argue that she was at the top of her game.

SIDNEY POITIER, 91 YEARS OLD

The Bahamian-American actor, film director, and ambassador named Sidney Poitier KBE received the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964, making him the first male black and Afro-Bahamian actor to receive the award. He is the oldest living recipient of the Best Actor Academy Award and the earliest surviving one.

CARL REINER, 96 YEARS OLD

Carl Reiner, whose career spanned seven decades, was an American actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, and author. He acted on and contributed sketch material for Your Show of Shows and Caesar’s Hour during the early years of television comedy from 1950 to 1957, starring Sid Caesar’s Hour,

Rhonda Fleming, 95 Years Old

Back in the day, Rhonda Fleming became known as “The Queen of Technicolor.” Since then, the pale redhead has retired from acting. She is now busy with voluntary causes and has also launched the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Women’s Comprehensive Care.

NANCY SINATRA, 78 YEARS OLD

Nancy Sandra Sinatra is a singer and actress from the United States. Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra’s elder daughter is best known for her signature hit “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” in 1965. In 2013, she released yet another fantastic album.

SYLVESTER STALLONE, 72 YEARS OLD

Sylvester Enzio Stallone is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer from the United States. After his debut as a struggling actor after arriving in New York City in 1969 and later Hollywood in 1974, he won his first critical acclaim as an actor for his co-starring role as Stanley Rosiello in The Lords of Flatbush. Best known for starring in Rambo and Rocky, he also dipped his toes into directing and writing. His charms and good looks never faded!

JULIE ANDREWS, 83 YEARS OLD

We will always think of Julia Andrews as Mary Poppins, the iconic nanny. Not only is this woman timelessly stunning, but she is incredibly talented as well. Apart from acting and doing voiceover work, did you know that she writes children’s books as well?

BOB BARKER, 94 YEARS OLD

Robert William Barker is the host of a retired American television game show. He is famous for hosting The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007 on CBS, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history. He was also known from 1956 to 1974 for hosting Truth or Consequences. He has since retired due to health issues.

DIAHANN CARROLL, 83 YEARS OLD

Diahann Carroll was an actress, artist, model, and activist from the United States. In some of the earliest major studio movies with black casts, including Carmen Jones and Porgy and Bess, she rose to prominence. She became known as the first non-white actress to star in her very own television show. Aside from starring in Julia, she also survived breast cancer! She is an inspiration to so many people out there.

DEBBIE HARRY, 73 YEARS OLD

Deborah Ann Harry, known as the band Blondie’s lead singer, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. From 1979 to 2017, her albums with the band reached number one in the U.S. and UK charts. Not only is she a great singer-songwriter, but she is also a talented actress and model. Although she is now 73 years old, she has not shown us any interest in quitting just yet.

SALLY FIELD, 71 YEARS OLD

Sally Margaret Field is an actress and director from the US. She has won numerous honors, including two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Guild Award for Screen Actors. She was nominated for a Tony Award and two BAFTA Awards. She continues to act despite her current age.

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, 102 YEARS OLD

The British-American actress was Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE. Her film career spanned from 1935 to 1988 with significant works. In 49 feature films, she starred and was one of the leading actresses of her period. She and Errol Flynn had a love team together too. The actress has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, 88 YEARS OLD

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC is a Canadian actor whose career has spanned seven decades, beginning with his film debut in Stage Struck. He will forever be Captain Von Trapp in our hearts. The actor has a career that spans sixty years now. He continues to act in this day and age, even if he is almost 90 years old by now.

LONI ANDERSON, 73 YEARS OLD

Loni Kaye Anderson is an actress from America. On the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, which gained her three Golden Globe Awards and two Emmy Awards nominations, she is known for her role as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe. Her former marriage to actor Burt Reynolds was once very publicized.

ALI MACGRAW, 79 YEARS OLD

Elizabeth Alice MacGraw is an actress from the United States. She rose to prominence with her role in the film Goodbye, Columbus, for which she received the Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe Award. She is best known for starring in Love Story opposite Ryan O’Neal. It was a role that opened many avenues for her. She might be 79, but she is still stunning.

ROBERT FULLER, 85 YEARS OLD

Robert Fuller is a horse rancher and a former American actor. He started his television career, starring mostly on Western shows while acting in many films, including The Brain from Planet Arous; Teenage Thunder; Return of the Seven; Incident at Phantom Hill; and The Hard Ride.

BERN NADETTE STANIS (THELMA), 64 YEARS OLD

Bernadette Stanis is an American actress and author, also billed as Bern Nadette Stanis. Stanis is best known for her role as Thelma Ann Evans–Anderson, the only daughter of Florida and James Evans Sr. on the Good Times CBS sitcom that initially aired from 1974 to 1979. She has penned four books on top of that.

TIPPI HEDREN, 88 YEARS OLD

If you know who Tippi Hedren is, there is a good chance because of her appearance in The Birds. However, it is also possible that you know her as the mother of Melanie Griffiths instead. She was a successful fashion model who appeared on the front covers of Life and Glamour magazines. Hedren became an actress after discovering by director Alfred Hitchcock while appearing on a television commercial in 1961.

LEE MAJORS, 79 YEARS OLD

Born on April 23, 1939, as Harvey Lee Yearey, “Lee Majors” is best known for starring in several series such as The Big Valley, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Fall Guy. He was also known for his relationship with Farrah Fawcett. They got married but eventually got a divorce.

PRISCILLA PRESLEY, 73 YEARS OLD

Priscilla Ann Presley is a businesswoman and an actress from America. From 1967 to 1973, she was married to Elvis Presley and served as chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises. This business converted Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion into one of the United States’ most significant tourist attractions. She and Elvis have a daughter called Lisa Marie together.


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