The Golden Age of Hollywood produced some of the best actors and actresses who are now deeply rooted in the heart of one generation. Some of your favorite yesterday stars are amazingly still very much as strong, energetic, and beautiful as ever. Now please be ready for a blast from the past!
Joanne Woodward has had a 60-year film career, which landed her an Oscar, three Golden Globe Awards, one BAFTA, and three Emmy Awards, let alone her countless other nominations. She tied the knot with actor Paul Newman in 1958, and their marriage was full of love and ended only with Paul’s death in 2008.
Melissa Sue Anderson began her career as a child actress and is known for her role as Mary Ingalls on the series Little House on the Prairie. She married television writer and producer Michael Sloan, and the couple have two children.
Aside from his very famous role as Jay Pritchett in comedy show Modern Family, Ed O’Neill also starred as Al Bundy in the TV show Married… with Children for ten years. At 72, he is still active in the industry, showing up in a number of films and TV shows.
As one of Hollywood’s greatest actresses, Susan Sarandon has starred in many famous and critically acclaimed films, including Thelma & Louise, The Client, Lorenzo’s Oil, and Dead Man Walking. She now spends most of her time supporting progressive and liberal political causes.
Gladys Knight, or the “Empress of Soul,” is such an extraordinary singer-songwriter with a whopping 7 Grammy Awards. Her band, Gladys Knight & the Pips, even ruled the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Fans must be familiar with her voice when listening to That’s What Friends Are For, Midnight Train to Georgia, and License to Kill.
Kelsey Grammer rose to prominence starring on the hit NBC show Frasier. The role of Dr. Frasier Crane won him three Golden Globe, and five Emmys. In 2008, he had to deal with a heart attack that almost claimed his life.
Iconic singer Jerry Lee Lewis, nickname The Killer, has been described as “rock & roll’s first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the twentieth century.” He is still active and ready to rock and roll.
Jamie Farr is remembered for his role as the cross-dressing Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger in the hit TV sitcom M*A*S*H. After a long career in the entertainment business, he turned to host a travel feature of Radio called Travelin’ Farr. It is said that no one has seen Jamie Farr’s real-life partner until now.
Kim Novak is prominent for playing Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton in the film Vertigo. She retired early because of her eagerness to pursue visual art. People have speculated that she has undergone cosmetic surgery, as it seems to have altered her already gorgeous face.
Sam Elliott is known for his role as a cowboy and starred in many famous films like Gettysburg, Roadhouse, and Tombstone. He married actress Katharine Ross in 1984, and the two are living happily now at their ranch in Malibu.
Julie Andrews is as beautiful today as she was when she was much younger. Although she is 84 years old, she is still active on the screen. She voiced the character of Gru’s mother for Despicable Me 3 and was seen in Aquaman in 2018. She is so energetic and has co-written many books, like The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.
Height never limited Danny DeVito’s success in Hollywood. He has played so many iconic and memorable roles in films, like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Romancing the Stone, Get Shorty, and Batman.
Angela Lansbury is another legend who has aged gracefully. She was the original voice of the animated version of Beauty and the Beast (1991). So when she sang the song, in her 90s, for the live-action version of the film, fans were surprised and excited.
Michael Caine was once known as Michael White, the stage name he chose. He started his career when he was 20, and his most famous films include Alfie, Zulu, The Italian Job, and Educating Rita. He’s still acting today with his most recent film Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Katey Sagal was born into a family with a director father and a singer-writer mother. She is a famous actress and singer-songwriter, and her most famous roles are as Peggy Bundy in Married…with Children, and Gemma Teller in Sons of Anarchy. She is still active in the industry, and her latest work was the TV series Superior Donuts.
Reba McEntire was once the biggest selling female singer in her time. She is 63 years old but doesn’t seem to have slowed down one bit. She continually makes albums and even hosted the 53rd Country Music Awards in April of 2018.
Ann Blyth is well known for her role as Veda Pierce Forrester in the movie Mildred Pierce. She retired from acting in 1985 and now spends most of her time relaxing at home. She has aged gracefully and still looks beautiful as ever.
Ali MacGraw has appeared in many films, but the most memorable one is the 1970s’ Love Story, where she starred opposite Ryan O’Neal. She chose to age gracefully and was once included in People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
Richard Dean Anderson is always remembered for his role as Angus MacGyver, in the hit TV show, MacGyver. He has also appeared in several other TV shows, such as General Hospital and Stargate SG-1. He chose to retire at 68, and his last screen appearance was back in 2013.
Even at 93 years old, Tony Bennett can still sing his famous hits with his beautiful voice. He is either a musician or a painter and can boast a $200M fortune today. His most recent album with Diana Krall in 2018, titled Love Is Here to Stay, was the #1 US Jazz album that year.
Chuck Norris, a ‘true’ action star, who holds a black belt in Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, once served in the United States Air Force. He is well known for films such as Way of the Dragon and The Delta Force. Aside from acting, Norris is also a best-selling author.