Oldest Living Screen Stars 1911-25

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1. Urho Harkola

Actor | Huijarien huvittavat huiputtajat

Urho Harkola was born on September 13, 1911 in Tampere, Finland as Urho Fredrik Helin. He is an actor, known for Huijarien huvittavat huiputtajat (1945), Katariina kaunis leski (1961) and Rakas Wenander (1966).


2. Katsumi Tezuka

Actor | Gojira

Katsumi Tezuka was born on August 31, 1912. He is an actor, known for Godzilla (1954), Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) and Varan (1958).


3. Mary Ward

Actress | Prisoner

Mary Ward was born on March 6, 1915 in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress, known for Prisoner (1979), Blue Heelers (1994) and If This Be Sin (1949).


4. Yumeko Aizome

Actress | Hijôsen no onna

Yumeko Aizome was born on December 25, 1915 in Inawashiro, Fukushima, Japan. She is an actress, known for Dragnet Girl (1933), Sabakaruru onna (1939) and Tonari no Yae-chan (1934).


5. Sumiko Mizukubo

Actress | Hijôsen no onna

Born in Tokyo in 1916. In 1930, she joined the Tokyo Shochiku Drama Department, and in 1934 entered Shochiku Kamata along with Aizome Yumeko, who was supposed to have debuted in Fuji Films' America Koro. Mizukubo's debut at Shochiku Kamata was alongside Wakamizu Kinuko and Aizome Yumeko as one of ...


6. Marsha Hunt

Actress | Pride and Prejudice

Stardom somehow eluded this vastly gifted actress. Had it not perhaps been for her low-level profile compounded by her McCarthy-era blacklisting in the early 1950s, there is no telling what higher tier Marsha Hunt might have attained. Perhaps her work was not flashy enough, or too subdued, or ...


7. Caren Marsh

Actress | Navajo Kid

She began her career as a radio actress and professional dancer in 1937, shortly after her graduation from Hollywood High School. In 1939 she was signed under contract to MGM Studios and appeared as a dance stand in for Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939). She later became a free lance actress ...


8. Nehemiah Persoff

Actor | An American Tail

Born in 1919 in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929. Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction of his life.

He joined ...


9. Alfie Scopp

Actor | Fiddler on the Roof

Alfie Scopp was born on September 15, 1919 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) and Howdy Doody (1954).


10. Orlando Drummond

Actor | Mahha GoGoGo

Orlando Drummond was born on October 18, 1919 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Orlando Drummond Cardoso. He is an actor, known for Speed Racer (1967), SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984) and Bonga, O Vagabundo (1971).


11. Betty Brodel

Actress | Swing Hostess

Betty Brodel was born on November 25, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Elizabeth Brodel. She is an actress, known for Swing Hostess (1944), Too Young to Know (1945) and Signing Off (1936).


12. Don Kennedy

Actor | You Are There

Don Kennedy was born on June 8, 1920 as Donald Kennedy. He is an actor, known for You Are There (1953), The Stunt Man (1980) and Zane Grey Theatre (1956).


13. Jack Rader

Actor | The Blob

Jack Rader was born on February 23, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Blob (1988), Outbreak (1995) and Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988).


14. Geoffrey Chater

Actor | Gandhi

Chater starred in both film and television projects. His television credits include appearances in, among many other television shows, Crying Down the Lane (1962), Callan (1967), Mapp & Lucia (1985), Bognor (1981), Devenish (1977), Emergency-Ward 10 (1957), Mogul (1965), Tales of the Unexpected...


15. Wally Campo

Actor | The Little Shop of Horrors

Wally Campo was born on June 22, 1921 in Alameda, California, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), Mark of the Gun (1969) and Shock Corridor (1963).


16. Barbra Fuller

Actress | Alias the Champ

Barbra Fuller was born on July 31, 1921 in Nahant, Massachusetts, USA as Barbara Deane Fuller. She is an actress, known for Alias the Champ (1949), Harbor of Missing Men (1950) and Unmasked (1950). She was previously married to Lash La Rue.


17. Tom Felleghy

Actor | L'età di Cosimo de Medici

Posh-looking character actor Tom Felleghy excelled in playing numerous military officers, lawyers, doctors, and other officials in Italian films of the 1960s and 1970s. Born Tamás Fellegi on November 26, 1921 in Budapest, Hungary, Felleghy began his career in Hungarian theater, primarily as a ...


18. Jay Jacobus

Actor | Patch Adams

Jay Jacobus was born on December 7, 1921 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Patch Adams (1998), Copycat (1995) and The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004).


19. Betty White

Actress | The Proposal

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive for the Crouse-Hinds Electric Company. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic ...


20. Margia Dean

Actress | The Return of Jesse James

Stunning, dark-haired '40s and '50s leading lady Margia Dean was the daughter of a Greek lawyer. Her parents moved from Athens to the US in 1913, a number of years before her birth on April 7, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois. The youngest of three girls, she was christened Marguerite Louise Skliris. Her...


21. Joan Copeland

Actress | Brother Bear

Joan Copeland, the sister of famed playwright Arthur Miller, is a renowned actress in her own right. She made her name on Broadway, debuting there in 1945 to begin a career that lasted more than 60 years. She also had a long career on television, where she appeared in a number of that medium's most...


22. Micheline Presle

Actress | If a Man Answers

Elegant, dark-haired Parisian Micheline Presle (billed in the U.S. as Micheline Prelle) was born on August 22, 1922, the daughter of a businessman whose surname was Chassagne. Taking acting classes as a teen, she was discovered by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and cast in Young Girls in Trouble (1939) (...


23. Eleonora Morana

Actress | Le avventure di Mary Read

Eleonora Morana was born on September 13, 1922 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. She is an actress, known for Queen of the Seas (1961), What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974) and Day of Anger (1967).


24. Janis Paige

Actress | Silk Stockings

Joyous scene-stealer Janis Paige started out playing rather bland film ingénues, but never seemed to be comfortable in those roles--she had too much snap, crackle and pop to be confined in such a formulaic way.

Born Donna Mae Tjaden in 1922 in Tacoma, Washington, she was singing in public from age 5...


25. Jacqueline White

Actress | The Narrow Margin

Warm, charming leading lady of 1940s films, Jacqueline White was under contract to both MGM (which wasted her in mostly unbilled bits) and then RKO, where she appeared in two classics--Crossfire (1947) and The Narrow Margin (1952). RKO used her as a second lead in A pictures and leading roles in Bs.



26. Marina Cacciotti

Actress | Pranzo di ferragosto

Marina Cacciotti was born in 1923 in Italy. She is an actress, known for Mid-August Lunch (2008) and La currybonara (2010).


27. Larry Storch

Actor | The Great Race

As a kid in the 1930s growing up in a tough New York neighborhood, kinetic wiseguy Larry Storch took in the multi-ethnic flavor of his surroundings and started blurting out various accents as a juvenile to provoke laughs and earn attention. Little did he know that this early talent would take him ...


28. Lino Murolo

Actor | Mordi e fuggi

Lino Murolo was born on March 18, 1923 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Pasquale Murolo. He is an actor, known for Dirty Weekend (1973), La mano spietata della legge (1973) and Dagli archivi della polizia criminale (1973).


29. Donald Elson

Actor | Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Donald Elson was raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, just a "whoop and a holler" from Hollywood. He was a young college student at the outbreak of WWII. After serving in the Air Force, he attended the Columbia Radio School of Broadcasting on the GI Bill and pursued a career as a radio ...


30. Carlo Giustini

Actor | The Siege of Pinchgut

Carlo Giustini was born on May 4, 1923 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Four Desperate Men (1959), Mistress of the World (1960) and The Savage Innocents (1960).


31. Jimmy Lydon

Actor | Strange Illusion

Born to a large Irish Catholic family (the fifth of nine children) and raised in New York City, Lydon overcame a birth defect and alcoholic father to begin a Broadway career in 1937, acting opposite Van Heflin, Sidney Lumet and Uta Hagen in separate productions. After a number of films with ...


32. Ray Boyle

Actor | Zombies of the Stratosphere

Ray Boyle was born on June 28, 1923 in Lisbon, North Dakota, USA as Raymond Cornelius Boyle. He is an actor and production designer, known for Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952), A Boy and His Dog (1975) and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955). He has been married to Jan Shepard since February...


33. María Martín

Actress | Alba de América

María Martín was born on July 14, 1923 in Marbella, Spain as María Martín Vargas. She is an actress, known for Dawn of America (1951), Lovers: A True Story (1991) and La venganza de Maria (1983).


34. Sam Gray

Actor | The Cowboy Way

Sam Gray was born on July 18, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Samuel E. Siegel. He is an actor, known for The Cowboy Way (1994), Wolfen (1981) and Naked City (1958).


35. Glynis Johns

Actress | Mary Poppins

Musical-voiced Glynis Johns is the daughter of actor Mervyn Johns. Best known for her light comedy roles and often playful flirtation, Glynis was born in South Africa while her parents were on tour there (her mother was a concert pianist) but was always proud of her Welsh roots and took delight in ...


36. Bob Harris

Stunts | Commando

Bob Harris was born on November 8, 1923 in Long Beach, California, USA as Robert L. Harris. He is known for his work on Commando (1985), The China Syndrome (1979) and The Deer Hunter (1978).


37. Gianna Piaz

Actress | Il mulino del Po

Gianna Piaz was born on December 9, 1923 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Giovanna Piaz. She is known for her work on Il mulino del Po (1971), Il crogiuolo (1971) and Atom Age Vampire (1960).


38. Jimmy Weldon

Actor | The Phantom Planet

Former host of "The Webster Webfoot Show" at KJEO-47 in Fresno, California during the 1960s (KJEO is now KGPE-47). Webster Webfoot was a squat duck (ventriloquist's dummy), who was the eternal Webelo Cub Scout, including hat, scarf and Boy Scout emblem choker. Later produced children's Christian ...


39. Mike Nussbaum

Actor | Men in Black

Mike Nussbaum was born on December 29, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Men in Black (1997), Fatal Attraction (1987) and House of Games (1987). He was previously married to Annette Brenner.


40. Carole Cook

Actress | Sixteen Candles

Actress Carole Cook showed a knack for comic timing from early on, so much so that the legendary Lucille Ball took her on as a protégée. Cook would make many appearances on Ball's TV shows The Lucy Show (1962) and Here's Lucy (1968), as well as other shows like Magnum, P.I. (1980), Dynasty (1981), ...


41. Raymond Mason

Actor | Nicholas Nickleby

Raymond Mason was born on April 17, 1924 in Great Bridge, Staffordshire, England. He is an actor, known for Nicholas Nickleby (1977), The Brothers Karamazov (1964) and Sense and Sensibility (1981).


42. Leslie Phillips

Actor | Venus

A much-loved comic actor who has specialized in playing plummy, quintessentially English stereotypes, Leslie Phillips' heart was in acting from a very young age. He received elocution lessons as a child in order to lose his natural cockney accent (at that time a regional British accent was a major ...


43. Priscilla Pointer

Actress | Blue Velvet

Though character actress Priscilla Pointer may be better known as the mother of Amy Irving, she has enjoyed a major stage, film and TV career herself for over four decades. The New York-born performer was trained on the stage and appeared in several tours and Broadway shows, including "A Streetcar ...


44. Eva Marie Saint

Actress | On the Waterfront

Actress and producer Eva Marie Saint was born on July 4, 1924 on Newark, New Jersey. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). Her film career also includes ...


45. Tullio Altamura

Actor | Ursus gladiatore ribelle

Tullio Altamura was born on July 18, 1924 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on Rebel Gladiators (1962), Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964) and Poppea's Hot Nights (1969).


46. Renato Vicario

Actor | Rosalba, la fanciulla di Pompei

Renato Vicario was born in 1923 in Milan, Italy. He is an actor, known for Rosalba, la fanciulla di Pompei (1952), The Island Monster (1954) and La schiava del peccato (1954).


47. Francesco Rigamonti

Actor |

Francesco Rigamonti was born on September 25, 1924 in Milan, Italy. He is an actor, known for (1963), While There's War There's Hope (1974) and The Hours of Love (1963). He was previously married to Princess Ama Tasca di Cutò.


48. Joyce Randolph

Actress | The Honeymooners

Lovely, sweet-natured Joyce Randolph will forever be etched in the minds of "Golden Age" television viewers as the Bowery-like fourth party of the classic husband/wife quartet on the enduring TV family comedy The Jackie Gleason Show (1952) starring Jackie Gleason as the irrepressible hothead bus ...


49. June Lockhart

Actress | Lost in Space

Born in New York City on June 25, 1925, the daughter of actors Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart, June Lockhart made her professional debut at age eight in a Metropolitan Opera production of "Peter Ibbetson", playing Mimsey in the dream sequence. In the mid-1930s, the Lockharts relocated to ...


50. Cara Williams

Actress | The Defiant Ones

This perky, talented, blue-eyed redhead had acting aspirations from the get-go. She was born in Brooklyn on June 29, 1925, as Bernice Kamiat, to an Austrian Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother. Cara began performing as a child and continued into her teens. After her parents' divorce, she ...


51. Arlene Dahl

Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Elegance and femininity are fitting descriptions for Arlene Dahl. She is considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the screen during the postwar period. Audiences were captivated by her breathtaking beauty and the way she used to it to her advantage, progressing from ...


52. Angela Lansbury

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

In 1925, Angela Lansbury was born in Regent's Park, one of the Royal Parks of London. The park was developed by John Nash (1752-1835), James Burton (1761-1837), and Decimus Burton (1800-1881), with construction starting c. 1818. It was first opened to the general public in 1835. It was named after ...


53. Lee Grant

Actress | In the Heat of the Night

Academy Award-winner Lee Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal on October 31, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, to Witia (Haskell), a teacher and actress, and Abraham Rosenthal, an educator and realtor. Her father was of Romanian Jewish descent, and her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Lee ...


54. Michel Bouquet

Actor | Renoir

Michel Bouquet is an actor born in the 14th arrondissement of Paris on the 6 November 1925. His father, Georges Bouquet, was a World War One veteran and a wine-maker. His mother Marie was a milliner. He had three older brothers: Georges, Bernard and Serge. Michel's father was always a shadowy ...


55. Dick Van Dyke

Actor | Mary Poppins

Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother was entertainer Jerry Van Dyke. His ancestry includes English, Dutch, Scottish, German and Swiss-German. Although he had ...


56. José Manuel Martín

Actor | The Castle of Fu Manchu

Interpretation takes its first steps in the TEU, with José Luis López Vázquez, María Jesús Valdés and Valeriano Andrés. After obtaining a scholarship at the Lope de Rueda, starts as a professional theater under the command of Alejandro Ulloa with simultaneous functions broadcaster Radio Nacional of...


57. Raymond Guth

Actor | Silver Streak

Raymond Guth was born on May 29, 1924 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA as Raymond John Guth. He is known for his work on Silver Streak (1976), Emperor of the North (1973) and The Incredible Petrified World (1959).


58. Barbara Collentine

Actress | Everglades!

Barbara Collentine was born on June 17, 1924 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Barbara Ann Collentine. She is an actress, known for Everglades! (1961), Hunter (1984) and The Streets of San Francisco (1972). She was previously married to Richard Bull.


59. Sarita Vara

Actress | Che!

Sarita Vara was born on July 23, 1924. She is an actress, known for Che! (1969), The Wild Wild West (1965) and Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957).


60. Eunice Christopher

Actress | The Waltons

Eunice Christopher was born on July 26, 1924 in the USA. She is an actress, known for The Waltons (1972), The Other Side of Midnight (1977) and Audrey Rose (1977).


61. Ray Hastings

Actor | Highway Patrol

Ray Hastings was born on August 10, 1924. He is an actor, known for Highway Patrol (1955), Hogan's Heroes (1965) and The Flying Nun (1967).


62. Bob Herron

Stunts | L.A. Confidential

Stuntman and actor Bob Herron was born on September 23, 1924 in Lomita, California. Herron grew up with his father in Hawaii. After his parents divorced, Bob's mother remained in California and married Ace Hudkins, who was a famous supplier of horses for movies. Following service in the Navy in the...


63. Ted Hartley

Actor | High Plains Drifter

Ted Hartley was born on November 6, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Theodore Ringwalt Hartley. He is an actor and producer, known for High Plains Drifter (1973), Race to Witch Mountain (2009) and Mighty Joe Young (1998). He was previously married to Dina Merrill.


64. William Russell

Actor | The Great Escape

William Russell was born William Russell Enoch on 19 November 1924, in Sunderland, County Durham, England, to Eva Compston (Pile) and Alfred James Enoch. He became interested in acting at an early age. He was involved in organizing entertainments during his national service in the Royal Air Force ...


65. Billy Watson

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Billy Watson was born on December 25, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), In Old Chicago (1938) and The Winning Ticket (1935).


66. Pauline de Chalus

Actress | The Mill on the Floss

After appearing in two motion pictures, World War Two started in England, and teenage Pauline volunteered to drive a delivery truck that had been modified to become an ambulance. London was in flames with the nightly Blitz bombings, and with bombs dropping all around her, she bravely drove the ...


67. Maria Riva

Actress | Scrooged

Maria Riva was born on December 13, 1924 in Berlin, Germany as Maria Elisabeth Sieber. She is an actress, known for Scrooged (1988), The Scarlet Empress (1934) and Target (1958).


68. Helen Grayco

Actress | Cha-Cha-Cha Boom!

Helen Grayco was born on September 20, 1924 in Tacoma, Washington, USA as Helen Greco. She is an actress, known for Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956), That Certain Age (1938) and The Spike Jones Show (1957). She was previously married to Spike Jones.


69. Mildred Kornman

Actress | Fish Hooky

Mildred Kornman was born on July 10, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mildred Gene Kornman. She is an actress, known for Fish Hooky (1933), The Nickel-Hopper (1926) and Dog Heaven (1927).


70. Petra Unkel

Actress | Sensation in San Remo

Petra Unkel was born on March 3, 1925 in Hungary. She is an actress, known for Sensation in San Remo (1951), Love's Carnival (1955) and Salzburg Stories (1957).


71. Donnie 'Beezer' Smith

Actor | Cat, Dog & Co.

Donnie 'Beezer' Smith was born on September 17, 1924 in Kern County, California, USA as Donald R. Smith. He is an actor, known for Cat, Dog & Co. (1929), Little Mother (1929) and Boxing Gloves (1929).


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