Oldest Living Screen Stars 1911-25by salvatoreguardo | created - 7 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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).
Actor | Gojira
3. Mary Ward
Actress | Prisoner
Actress | Hijôsen no onna
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 ...
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
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
12. Don Kennedy
Actor | You Are There
13. Jack Rader
Actor | The Blob
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
34. Sam Gray
Actor | The Cowboy Way
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
37. Gianna Piaz
Actress | Il mulino del Po
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
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 ...
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
Actor | 8½
Francesco Rigamonti was born on September 25, 1924 in Milan, Italy. He is an actor, known for 8½ (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 ...
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).
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!
Actress | The Waltons
61. Ray Hastings
Actor | Highway Patrol
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
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
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
70. Petra Unkel
Actress | Sensation in San Remo