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Mark C Bale
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I recall a thread on the old MC forum reflecting on veteran actors/actresses who are still with us, although in some cases no longer working. I thought I would restart the thread after mentioning on Roobarbs that Dora Bryan was 90 a few weeks ago.

Others over a certain age (both UK and US and Euro stars) include

Sir Christopher Lee
Nehemiah Persoff
Martin Landau
Barbara Bain
Patrick Macnee
Honor Blackman
Elena Verdago
Peter Lupus
Terry Becker
Richard Bull
David Hedison
Tim O'Connor
Adam West
John Astin
Max Baer Jr
June Lockhart
Barbara Steele
George Cole
Wanda Ventham

no doubt more stars can be added

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Iris Russell (Jean Skinner in Timeslip) turned 91 last week.

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Olivia de Havilland (96) and Joan Fontaine (95)
Nova Pilbeam (93)

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the ultimate legend that is.....bernard cribbins.

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Mickey Rooney
Jean Kent
Luise Rainer

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stanbutler wrote:Olivia de Havilland (96) and Joan Fontaine (95)
Nova Pilbeam (93)
Nova Pilbeam? Goodness, she might have rare and wonderful memories of 30s Hitchcock. Young and Innocent is sheer pleasure - and wonderful model trains!

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Donald Sinden
Brian Rix
Ken Dodd
Richard Johnson

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Sir Peter O'Sullevan (95 today!)

Cliff Michelmore (93)

Peter Sallis (92)

John Freeman (Face to Face) (98)

William Russell (88)

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andrew baker wrote:
stanbutler wrote:Olivia de Havilland (96) and Joan Fontaine (95)
Nova Pilbeam (93)
Nova Pilbeam? Goodness, she might have rare and wonderful memories of 30s Hitchcock. Young and Innocent is sheer pleasure - and wonderful model trains!
Alive and well and living in Hampstead.
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Tom Baker
Bill Pertwee (contrary to recent reports)
David Warner

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DavidT wrote: Ken Dodd
Going to see him in Dudley next Saturday. Have sleeping bag and flask prepared.

I'd add

Bill Kerr
Frank Thornton
Chris Barber
Melvyn Hayes
If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, eight o'clock, Day One!

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Geoffrey Bayldon (89)

Valerie Lush (95)

Could I suggest that only people aged, say, 85+, are listed here? David Warner, for example is only 71 - nice that he's still around but hardly remarkable!

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andrew baker wrote:
stanbutler wrote:Olivia de Havilland (96) and Joan Fontaine (95)
Nova Pilbeam (93)
Nova Pilbeam? Goodness, she might have rare and wonderful memories of 30s Hitchcock. Young and Innocent is sheer pleasure - and wonderful model trains!
I understand as of sometime in the 90s she no longer gives interviews about her career or films. Several docmentary-makers and book-writers have tried contacting her about speficic projects and she is no longer interested in taking part, which is a great shame. Although she hasn't worked since 1948 she could probably tell us a lot about Hitcock, British Gaumont and early other British cinema.

Here's an interview she did in 1990;
http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/Inter ... (Jun/1990)

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Tom Baker truly seems immortal, despite all those years carousing in Soho! Thank heavens! The world's a more colourful place with Tom in it.

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Graham Stark now 91 years old.
I always remember him in a sketch with Ken Dodd using a Hilda Baker like emphasis on the words,
"Have yooou got a bluuue, baloooon"
"You what?"

This went on for quite sometime.
I mentioned this to Ken Dodd last year and he came straight back and said that was Graham Stark.

That single sketch must have been over 50 years ago, but Ken recalled it instantly.

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Nicholas Parsons - still presenting Just a Minute at 89. Hard to believe he's that old.

As far as I know, Stanley Baxter is still working at 86.

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Peter Lupus (of TV's Mission Impossible & Police Squad) is 80 - and up to a few years still doing weight lifting events.

Robert Fuller (of the 70s US TV series Emergency!) is 79

Welsh born Bernard Fox (Bewitched's Dr Bombay) is 85

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I noticed 84 year old John Bluthal in the Vicar of Dibley sketch for Comic Relief.

Could he have been one of the oldest ever contributors to this charity event?
If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, eight o'clock, Day One!

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Ex ARMY GAME star Michael Medwin is 89, though it seems he retired in 2008

Jane Adams, who played the hunchback nurse in 1945's HOUSE OF DRACULA is 91

Marjorie Lord, who co starred in the sitcom MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY is 94

Rose Marie, of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW is 89

Peter Mark Richman (frequent 60s and 70s TV guest star) is 85

Comic legends Bob Newhart is 83 and Sid Caesar is 90

Douglas Wilmer (my favourite Nayland Smith), 93

Carl Reiner is 91, Mickey Rooney is 92

Don Matheson (LAND OF THE GIANTS) is 83

Milo O'Shea is 86, seems he retired in 2005

Bill Dana, best known as Jose Jiminez is 88

Betty White, last surviving member of THE GOLDEN GIRLS is 91

George Gaynes, of the POLICE ACADEMY films is 95

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Sir Run Run Shaw (chop-socky maestro) producer of over 300 features (including EP on Blade Runner) is still with us at age 105.

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Patricia Morison
Renee Asherson
Eli Wallach
Kirk Douglas
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Danielle Darrieux
Adrian Booth
Marsha Hunt
Audrey Totter
Efram Zimbalist Jr
Marge Champion
Alan Young
Michele Morgan
Yolanda Donlan
Maureen O'Hara
Carole Mathews
Louis Jourdan
Muriel Pavlov
Esther Williams
Deanna Durbin
Doris Day
Audrey Long
Barbara Hale
Sheila Sim
Eleanor Parker
Micheline Presle
Lizabeth Scott
Coleen Gray
Valentina Cortese
Peter Vaughan
Rhonda Fleming
Janis Paige
Elizabeth Sellers
Jimmy Lydon
Richard Attenborough
Glynis Johns
All major 20th century film stars in their 90's or 90 this year
Norman Lloyd
Earl Cameron
Character actor nonagenarians
Oh and nearly forgot
Vera Lynn

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Mark C Bale wrote:Ex ARMY GAME star Michael Medwin is 89, though it seems he retired in 2008

Jane Adams, who played the hunchback nurse in 1945's HOUSE OF DRACULA is 91

Marjorie Lord, who co starred in the sitcom MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY is 94

Rose Marie, of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW is 89

Peter Mark Richman (frequent 60s and 70s TV guest star) is 85

Comic legends Bob Newhart is 83 and Sid Caesar is 90

Douglas Wilmer (my favourite Nayland Smith), 93

Carl Reiner is 91, Mickey Rooney is 92

Don Matheson (LAND OF THE GIANTS) is 83

Milo O'Shea is 86, seems he retired in 2005

Bill Dana, best known as Jose Jiminez is 88

Betty White, last surviving member of THE GOLDEN GIRLS is 91

George Gaynes, of the POLICE ACADEMY films is 95

Sad to report the death today of MILO O'SHEA.

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Allan Arbus (M*A*S*H)
Tom Lehrer will turn 85 next week.

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Radio rather than TV, but I've just learned that Sir Jimmy Young will be 92 next week.

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Margery Mason - who always illuminated anyy television role she played, and particularly when she was performing a neurotic character ('Talking to a Stranger', 'A Family At War') - will be 100 on the 27th!

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Denis Healey, one of the few politicians to make a fair stab at the occasional crossover into entertainment, is hanging in there at 96.

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Can I add Glyn Edwards? (82)

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Philly wrote: Deanna Durbin
Sadly no longer with us since that post was made.

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Gerald Harper 84
"Now listen you guys, I don't wish to alarm you but there's some pretty weird things going on out here..."

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Leonard Fenton is also still with us, currently aged 87
Murray Melvin who turned 81 in August

Research throws up some wonderful distractions, don't it?

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