Living Legends of Hollywood’s Golden Age

28 Mar
If you’ve heard Madonna’s 1990’s hit single “Vogue”, the only surviving classic entertainer cited on her song was Lauren Bacall. Now, she’s 87 years old. But listed below are some actors and actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age who are older than her – and still alive.

Kirk Douglas, 95
The bona fide superstar is also known as Issur Daielovitch Demsky was born in New York. His cleft-chinned and steely-eyed actor rose to fame from being “the ragman’s son” to a living legend in international golden cinema. Kirk Douglas is the father-in-law of gorgeous Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.  The classic leading man stars in numerous films such as Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), Lust for Life (1956) and Spartacus (1960).
ImageImageImageOlivia de Havilland, 95
Olivia de Havilland won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1946 and 1949. She’s known for portraying the role of Maid Marian in 1938 action-adventure film The Adventures of Robin Hood and 1948 drama flick The Snake Pit. Olivia is the elder sister of British actress Joan Fontaine who has been sisterly-clashed over roles, awards and lovers. They were both nominated for Best Actress in Oscar awards in 1941. Until today, they are still on bad terms. She’s famous for her court victory against film studio Warner Brothers and was dubbed as the “de Havilland decision”.
ImageImageImageJoan Fontaine, 94
The younger sister of Olivia de Havilland; Joan Fontaine was christened as Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1971. She was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved in California to improve their condition. The 94-year-old movie icon was recognized in movies like Rebecca (1940), Suspicion (1941), ad Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948).
ImageMickey Rooney, 91
The movie entertainer Mickey Rooney was born on September 23, 1920. He began his career as a child actor and performed in more than 200 full-length films from 1927 until 2011. Classic actor Rooney has been married eight times to Ava Gardner (1942-1943), Betty Jane Rase (1944-1949), Martha Vickers (1949-1951), Elaine Devry (1952-1958), Tara Thomas (1958-1966), Marge Lanne (1966-1967), Carolyn Hockett (1969-1975) and Jan Chamberlin (1978-present).
Esther Williams, 90
The America’s Mermaid Esther William is a swimming titleholder when she was a teenager. MGM talent scout spotted her while working in a department store. She made her first appearance in a 1942 film Andy Hardy’s Double Life and became Mickey Rooney’s love interest as Sheila Brooks. Esther Williams starred on her first swimming role in a 1944 movie Bathing Beauty and followed by Million Dollar Mermaid in 1952.



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