Best living actors over 80 years old

List of people born 1936 or earlier who are acting legends living as of 23/01/2016.

Of course this list is very subjective and I prefer adding ones I saw and especially ones I love for awhile. However, there are certain people that I didn't see yet, but still know they have to be here to make a proper list. I also welcome suggestions.




21. July 2012 Update:

- Deceased ones will be transferred to RIP 2012 list when made.

7. December 2012 Update:

- To make it more easy to locate someone, I decided to put them in the order by date of birth. Betty White stays the first to make an icon of this list cause she's one of my top 5 all time favorite actresses. Others go by date of birth, since they are all aproximately similarely awesome. Everyone on this list is someone I respect deeply.

30. December 2014 Update:

Actors are listed chronologically by age, although I will put some as icons of the list later on. It will change.
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1.
Lupita Tovar
Actress, Drácula
Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Lupita Tovar appeared first in silent Fox films before making the move to Universal and co-starring in the Spanish-language version of 1930's "The Cat Creeps" (La voluntad del muerto). For the same producer, Czech-born Paul Kohner, she appeared as Eva Seward (the Spanish-language counterpart of Helen Chandler's Mina) in Universal's Spanish Dracula...
“ b. 1910

This lovely lady starred as lead 'Eva' in 1931 Dracula. She is still very fit, although retired. Her daughter is actress Susan Kohner and her grandsons are directors Paul and Chris Weitz. ” - alirioaguero2
 
2.
“ b. 1911

Mostly journalist, but also supporting actress and film subject ” - alirioaguero2
 
3.
Norman Lloyd
Norman Lloyd was born Norman Perlmutter in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Sadie (Horowitz), a housewife and singer, and Max Perlmutter, a furniture store manager. His family was Jewish (from Hungary and Russia). He began his acting career in the theater, first "treading the boards" at Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory in New York...
“ b. 1914 ” - alirioaguero2
 
4.
Patricia Morison
Woefully misused while in her prime screen years at Paramount during the late '30s and '40s, Patricia Morison, lovely and exotic with Rapunzel-like long, dark hair, nevertheless became a star in her own right -- as a supremely talented diva on the singing stage. Born on March 19, 1915, in New York City...
“ b. 1914 ” - alirioaguero2
 
5.
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her surname comes from her paternal grandfather...
“ b. 1916

Woman who is perhaps the best living Diva of a Hollywood's Golden Age. She starred in Snake's Pit, Heiress and of course, Gone With the Wind. Also, she is such a delight to listen as a narrator. Extremely lovely lady and very beautiful. ” - alirioaguero2
 
6.
Kirk Douglas
Actor, Spartacus
Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born in Amsterdam, New York, in 1916. His parents, Bryna (Sanglel) and Herschel Danielovitch...
“ b. 1916

One of few remaining stars of Golden Age hollywood, great actor! ” - alirioaguero2
 
7.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actress, Moulin Rouge
Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career. Zsa Zsa Gabor was born Sári Gabor in Budapest...
“ b. 1917

Honorable mention, I mean she is a legend ” - alirioaguero2
 
8.
Danielle Darrieux
Actress, Persepolis
Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, but raised in Paris. She was only 14 when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal: she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. She had her first romantic lead in La crise est finie and scored an international...
“ b. 1917

French Diva of high note, saw her in 8 Femmes:) 80-year old carreer!! ” - alirioaguero2
 
9.
“ b. 1917

One of first Black actors in UK tv and film and still active. He was amazing in Inception, the Queen and the Interpreter ” - alirioaguero2
 
10.
June Foray
Actress, Mulan
June Foray was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 18. Various years of birth have been given for her--1917, 1919, 1920 and 1925--but 1917 seems to be the most plausible, since it was attributed to her in an interview that she did in 2000 when The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle was released. The 1920 US Federal Census shows June Lucille Forer (Foray) living with her family in Massachusetts...
“ b. 1917 ” - alirioaguero2
 
11.
“ b. 1919

I have to admit that Neron and Popeaea were most memorable characters in Quo Vadis and I'm proud to have Patricia, last living cast member, here on my list:) That role will always be in my memory! ” - alirioaguero2
 
12.
Noel Neill
Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to a contract by Paramount Pictures...
“ b. 1920 ” - alirioaguero2
 
13.
Carol Channing
Carol Channing was born January 31, 1921, at Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a prominent newspaper editor, who was very active in the Christian Science movement. She attended high school in San Francisco and later worked as a model in Los Angeles. She attended prestigious Bennington College in...
“ b. 1921 ” - alirioaguero2
 
14.
Muriel Pavlow
Lovely, delicate-looking actress Muriel Pavlow belongs firmly to the British cinema of the 1950s and often provided a nice counterbalance to the hectic goings-on in many comedies. Born in 1921 in Leigh, Kent, England, she was a dominant stage actress despite her petite frame and made her theatrical debut at age 15 with a production of "The Old Maid" (1936)...
“ b. 1921

Saw her in Glorious 39 and Poirot: Dumb Witness and she's amazing! ” - alirioaguero2
 
15.
Betty White
Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent. Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls...
“ b. 1922

The firstIcon lady for this list:)

One of best actresses EVER! How come she's never been nominated for Oscar? I love this woman! So gentle and yet so much spark in her eyes! She is in my top 10 overall. Seen her in Golden Girls, Lake Placid, You Again, Proposal, Lost Valentine...:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
16.
Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner is a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, three as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award for his "2,000 Year Old Man" album, based on his comedy routine with Mel Brooks...
“ b. 1922

Hilarious in Ocean Trilogy:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
17.
William Schallert
The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his film debut in The Foxes of Harrow...
“ b. 1922 ” - alirioaguero2
 
18.
Stan Lee
Writer, Iron Man
“ b. 1922

Ok, he's not an actor, but he is a legend and he did some acting, mostly funny cameos in films by his works. We owe him Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four among others:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
19.
Anne Jeffreys
Actress, Topper
The ever-lovely, poised and vivacious blonde Anne Jeffreys was born Anne Carmichael in 1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Firmly managed by her mother, she trained in voice at a fairly early age and received her first break in the entertainment field after signing with the John Robert Powers agency in New York as a junior model...
“ b. 1923 ” - alirioaguero2
 
20.
Peter Vaughan
Actor, Brazil
A true character actor in the best sense of the word, offbeat British thesp Peter Vaughan's hefty frame could appear intimidating or marshmallow benevolent; his beady, hollow eyes menacing or tender; his mere presence menacing or avuncular. Adept at playing both sides of the law, his characters usually possessed a strange...
“ b. 1923 ” - alirioaguero2
 
21.
“ b. 1923

Still active on Tv, great guy, amazing in Esmeralda ” - alirioaguero2
 
22.
Glynis Johns
Actress, Mary Poppins
Husky voiced Glynis 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 playing the female lead (opposite Richard Burton) in the classic Under Milk Wood...
“ b. 1923

Who doesn't remember the matriarch of the family in which Mary Poppins came in? ” - alirioaguero2
 
23.
James Karen
Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway productions...
“ b. 1923 ” - alirioaguero2
 
24.
Doris Day
One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Von Kapplehoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who died before she was born and Paul, a few years older...
“ b. 1924.

Leading lady of great thriller Man who knew too much. ” - alirioaguero2
 
25.
Leslie Phillips
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 impediment to an aspiring actor) and he attended the Italia Conti School...
“ b. 1924

Amazing actor from Harry Potter and Marple: By Pricking of my Thumbs, where he shared screen with amazing June Whitfield, who is also on this list. Nice to see them both so active ” - alirioaguero2
 
26.
Eva Marie Saint
She played two of the most famous female leads in movie history. Born in New Jersey in 1924, Eva Marie Saint graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1946 and spent the first seven years of her acting career working in the Golden Age of television. She made the leap to the big screen in 1954 with an Oscar-winning performance as Edie Doyle in Elia Kazan's masterpiece On the Waterfront...
“ b. 1924 ” - alirioaguero2
 
27.
Cicely Tyson
Actress, The Help
Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and painter. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and...
“ b. 1924

Saw her in The Help and she was really a scene stealer. ” - alirioaguero2
 
28.
Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television...
“ b. 1925

Excellent actor, shined in Lincoln, at 87 ” - alirioaguero2
 
29.
Angela Lansbury
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ b. 1925.

Lovable actress, very charming in Murder: She Wrote episodes. ” - alirioaguero2
 
30.
Robert Hardy
One of England's most enduringly successful character actors, Robert Hardy is noted for his versatility and depth. Born in Cheltenham in 1925, he studied at Oxford University and, in 1949, he joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon. Television viewers most fondly remember him...
“ b. 1925

I know him as Cornelius Fudge from Harry Potter and as Winston Churchill from Marple: Nemesis and he also starred in Frankenstein with De Niro and Branagh. His good friend was Sir Richard Burton. He is still active:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
31.
June Whitfield
June Whitfield has had a long and successful career that has included musical theatre, films and numerous radio and television performances. Her mother was into amateur dramatics and June had elocution and dancing lessons from an early age. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked in theatre...
“ b. 1925

OBE June Whitfield is a British tv legend and still active as well. She completely charmed me in Marple: By Pricking of my Thumbs as Mrs. Lancaster. Also has great sense of humor in all her interviews:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
32.
Honor Blackman
Actress, Goldfinger
Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure over the years cannot be denied. One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End to a statistician father employed with the civil service and a homemaker mother...
“ b. 1925 (some sources say 1927)

Still one of best Bond girls and she has a personality. And she's still active as an actress. If 1925 stands as her DOB, then she is the oldest main Bond girl is history yet, being the only one to be 40 at the time of the film. ” - alirioaguero2
 
33.
Dick Van Dyke
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 is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had small roles beforehand...
“ b. 1925

Loved him in Mary Poppins and Night at the museum! Hilarious! ” - alirioaguero2
 
34.
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work...
“ b. 1926.

Excellent comedian, as I know. Didn't see anything with him yet, though. ” - alirioaguero2
 
35.
“ b. 1926

She is IMO the best Mexican actress of older generation, superb in everything. She can play a cold villainess or a wacky granny anyday. Really underrated as well. I saw her in: Sin Pecado Concebido, Cuidado Con el Angel, Los Anos de Greta, Ni Contigo Ni Sin Ti, Alondra, Peregrina ” - alirioaguero2
 
36.
Cloris Leachman
Actress, The Croods
The record-breaking actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars. Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She is of Czech (from her maternal grandmother) and English descent...
“ b. 1926

An excellent and underrated comedian. She was brilliant in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Also saw her in Scary Movie and You Again where she had an encounter with another great comedian Betty White and it was epic! ” - alirioaguero2
 
37.
Mel Brooks
Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television...
“ b. 1926

Amazing actor too, but first and foremost one of the biggest cinematic intellectuals of our time. His films are so hilarious on the outside and yet so smart on the deeper level. And he's still got it! ” - alirioaguero2
 
38.
Sidney Poitier
A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother...
“ b. 1927

I don't think I ever saw anything with him, but I know who he is and this list just wouldn't be full without him. ” - alirioaguero2
 
39.
Pat Carroll
She has played everything from chatterbox wives to wicked stepsisters on TV, and from Gertrude Stein to Shakespeare's Falstaff on stage. At age 80 plus, the plucky comedienne shows no signs of stopping any time soon. The riotous Pat Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1927, the daughter of Kathryn Angela Meagher and Maurice Clifton Carroll...
“ b. 1927

Legendary Disney star, Ursula from Little Mermaid. ” - alirioaguero2
 
40.
Geoffrey Palmer
Born in London on June 4th, 1927, Geoffrey Palmer worked in an imports office and then as an accountant before his girlfriend persuaded him to join the local amateur dramatics society. Eventually he became assistant stage manager at Croydon's Grand Theatre, and then spent several years touring with rep...
“ b. 1927

He was first added by suggestion, but I did saw him later in Poirot: Clocks as Admiral and he was fantastic! ” - alirioaguero2
 
41.
Jerry Stiller
As the short, hypertensive male counterpart of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara", Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on television variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show, on which they appeared 36 times...
“ b. 1927 ” - alirioaguero2
 
42.
“ b. 1927

One of the most beautiful old ladies I've seen. I saw her in Spiderman and she gave the most touching amazing performance in her every scene and also she was good in action scenes in her late 70s. ” - alirioaguero2
 
43.
Roger Moore
Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down. Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. He first wanted to be an artist...
“ b. 1927

Even if it was bit cheesy, Moore's Bond films are simply film history anthology and they have certain charm to them ” - alirioaguero2
 
44.
“ b. 1927

It takes stomach to snog that disgusting cat Jinxters.. Rofl:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
45.
Jeanne Moreau
Actress, Jules and Jim
When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows immediately followed by The Lovers, he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie Française in her 20s...
“ b. 1928 ” - alirioaguero2
 
46.
Martin Landau
Actor, Ed Wood
Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also worked for cartoonist Gus Edson on "The Gumps" comic strip...
“ b. 1928 ” - alirioaguero2
 
47.
Adam West
Actor, Batman
He breathed life into Batman. Adam West was born Billy (William) West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson and his wife Audrey. At age 10 Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man (a la Count Dracula) and part world's greatest detective (a la Charlie Chan and Sherlock Holmes)...
“ b. 1928

Amazing voice and he'll always be first notable Tv Batman:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
48.
“ b. 1928

Although almost always plays very small roles (Jonah Hex, Angels and Demons, CSI New York), I really love him! Has great sense of humor and has a very talented family, his son Ron and his granddaughter Bryce, who is, by the way, one of my top fav actresses. ” - alirioaguero2
 
49.
“ b. 1929

Great and undereared Tv actress ” - alirioaguero2
 
50.
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ancestry...
“ b. 1929

Also one very underrate actor. I love this man, he is a legend. Even when he plays in predictable comedies like Rush Hour, he is a screen presence. I saw him in Flash Gordon, Minority Report, Shutter Island, The Exorcist, Star Wars: The Force Awakens... ” - alirioaguero2
 
51.
“ b. 1929

Simply maestral in Walk in the Clouds and scene-stealer in amazing series 'Cuando Seas Mia'. ” - alirioaguero2
 
52.
“ b. 1929 ” - alirioaguero2
 
53.
Vera Miles
Actress, Psycho
Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she attracted the attention of two master directors...
“ b. 1929

Starred in 1960 Psycho ” - alirioaguero2
 
54.
Fernanda Montenegro
Arlette Pinheiro Esteves da Silva was born on 16th October 1929 in Rio de Janeiro. She adopted the name "Fernanda" because she thought it sounded good. "Montenegro" came after her family doctor. In late 40s she was translating and adapting famous theater plays to radio. She begun her artistic life in the theater with the play "Alegres Canções nas Montanhas" in 1950...
“ b. 1929

Brazilian tv and movie diva, also nominated for Oscar ” - alirioaguero2
 
55.
Joan Plowright
Dame Joan Ann Plowright, the Baroness Olivier, is one of the most distinguished actors of her generation. She may be best remembered as the third wife and widow of Laurence Olivier, generally considered the greatest anglophone actor of the 20th Century, but she had a distinguished career of her own on stage and screen spanning six decades...
“ b. 1929

Interesting trivia: She is the widow of Sir Laurence Olivier ” - alirioaguero2
 
56.
Edward Asner
Actor, Up
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award...
“ b. 1929

I know him as voice actor, especially Granny Goodness from Superman TAS, so natuarlly when I see him on some event, I just love him:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
57.
Christopher Plummer
Actor, Up
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the only child of Isabella Mary (Abbott), a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University, and John Orme Plummer, who sold securities and stocks. He is a great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third Prime Minister (from 1891 to 1892)...
“ b. 1929

One of my favorite elder actors, he's such a gentleman. Also, unlike many on the list, he was quite attractive as a young man and got some main roles, like in Sound of Music. Also saw him in Thorn Birds, Dr. Parnassus, National Treasure...

PS. He is the oldest actor EVER to win Oscar (he won in 2012) ” - alirioaguero2
 
58.
“ born 1929

Stunning performance of a very unusual character in La Mujer de Judas ” - alirioaguero2
 
59.
“ Nobody knows his actual D.O.B., but he most probably is over 80.

* * * Randomly put at the end of 1920-s, but I might rearrange him if I find out his real D.O.B. ” - alirioaguero2
 
60.
Frances Sternhagen
Actress, Misery
Raised in Washington, D.C., Frances Sternhagen taught acting, singing and dancing to school children before first performing herself with the Arena Stage Group. Since that time, she has been seen in numerous Broadway show, has been nominated five times for a Tony Award and received one for "The Good Doctor"...
“ b. 1930

Loved her in Misery:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
61.
Tippi Hedren
Actress, The Birds
Tippi Hedren was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Dorothea Henrietta (Eckhardt) and Bernard Carl Hedren, who ran a general store. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of German and Norwegian ancestry. Tippi was working as a New York fashion model when she married her first husband...
“ b. 1930

Leading lady from Birds and mother of Melanie Griffith. ” - alirioaguero2
 
62.
Gene Hackman
Actor, Unforgiven
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ b. 1930

One of the great ones, for sure. Oscar winner who earned it! Too bad he is retured now. I know him from Unforgiven, Superman, Enemy of the State, Absolute Power... Is it just me, or he played crooked politicians a lot? ” - alirioaguero2
 
63.
Robert Wagner
Robert John Wagner, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner, Sr., a traveling salesman. His paternal grandparents were German and his maternal grandparents were Norwegian. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven. Always wanting to be an actor...
“ b. 1930

Awesome in Austin Powers trillogy! ” - alirioaguero2
 
64.
Clint Eastwood
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood finished high school at the comparatively late age of 19 and worked odd jobs for several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ b. 1930

A man who doesn't have to be introduced. Actor, director, writer, producer, Oscar winner and living legend. I saw him in many excellent films, from Dirty Harry to Unforgiven and Gran Torino. ” - alirioaguero2
 
65.
“ b. 1930

Always amazing and touching in her performances, even when her character is supposed to be unlikeable. Even so, she mostly plays nice grannies. Her performance in Notebook is my fav of hers. ” - alirioaguero2
 
66.
“ b. 1930 ” - alirioaguero2
 
67.
Sean Connery
Actor, Dr. No
Connery's breakthrough came in the role of secret agent James Bond. He was reluctant to commit to a film series, but understood that if the films succeeded his career would greatly benefit. He played the character in the first five Bond films: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball...
“ b. 1930

Sir Sean Connery certainly deserves great amount of respect for his remarkable contribution to movie history! He was the first James Bond, also starred in Indiana Jones and In the Name of Rose, both in which he stole the scenes he was in:) ” - alirioaguero2
 
68.
“ b. 1930

Gave a great performance in excellent and underrated movie Angels and Demons ” - alirioaguero2
 
69.
Robert Duvall
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953...
“ b. 1931

Need I say more? From Godfather to Broken Trail, he has left a permanent marker on movie history and truely is one of the living legends of cinema. ” - alirioaguero2
 
70.
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. He is...
“ b. 1931

He is definitely one of the best screen presences today! That voice alone! Mufassa! Darth Vader!!!! Also, in Conan he was awesome as the main villain. Amazing actor!! ” - alirioaguero2
 
71.
Claire Bloom
Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as a septuagenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever. She was born Patricia Claire Bloom on February 15...
“ b. 1931

Saw her in Kings Speech, gave a great supporting role of Queen Mother, also great in Marple: By Pricking of my Thumbs, as another grumpy granny! ” - alirioaguero2
 
72.
William Shatner
Actor, Star Trek
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc...
“ b. 1931

There is only one Shatner!! Who'd say he's already 84? ” - alirioaguero2
 
73.
John Gavin
Actor, Psycho
John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born John Anthony Golenor. The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth generation Angeleno on the side of his father Herald, who was descended from the Golenor family of Spain. The Golenors were early landowners in Spanish California...
“ b. 1931

Starred in 1960 Psycho ” - alirioaguero2
 
74.
“ b. 1931

Main villain Hugo Drax from Moonraker! Also gave great performance in Munich! ” - alirioaguero2
 
75.
Leslie Caron
Actress, Gigi
Actress and dancer. Gene Kelly got her to the movies for the film An American in Paris in 1951. Got a world-wide reputation for her roles in Lili (1953) and Gigi (1958).
“ b. 1931 ” - alirioaguero2
 
76.
Ian Holm
Sir Ian Holm is an Academy Award-nominated British film and stage actor who was a star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and played more than 100 roles in films and on television. He was born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, UK, to Scottish parents who worked at the Essex mental asylum...
“ b. 1931

Sir Ian Holm is also one worth mentioning. He was never a big star, but as good actor as those who are. Saw him in From Hell, LOTR, Aviator... and he was superb in his roles, big or small. ” - alirioaguero2
 
77.
Silvia Pinal
Now a living legend and still very active, Silvia Pinal began her career in theater and became a leading lady in her first movie roles, in the late 1940s. Always a smart urban girl, she belongs to the second and most versatile generation of Mexican movie stars of the Golden Era, together with Pedro Infante...
“ b. 1931

Legendary Mexican actress of big screen and television ” - alirioaguero2
 
78.
Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno has had a thriving acting career for the better part of six decades. One of the very few (and very first) performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, she was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on December 11, 1931, to seamstress Rosa María (Marcano) and farmer Francisco José "Paco" Alverío...
“ b. 1931 ” - alirioaguero2
 
79.
Piper Laurie
Actress, Carrie
Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, to Charlotte Sadie (Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs, a furniture dealer. Her father was a Polish Jewish immigrant and her mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Her father moved the family to Los Angeles, California, when she was 6-years-old...
“ b. 1932

Great as a demon mother to Carrie in Stephen King's horror classic! ” - alirioaguero2
 
80.
Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a dancer until she was selected to be Gene Kelly's partner in Singin' in the Rain...
“ b. 1932 ” - alirioaguero2
 
81.
Anouk Aimée
Actress,
She is the daughter of the actress Geneviève Sorya. In 1948 she played the part of Juliette in Les amants de Vérone. In the following years (fifties and beginning sixties) she made various films (e.g. Modigliani of Montparnasse and La Dolce Vita) but had only with Lola of Jacques Demy and A Man and a Woman of Claude Lelouch major success...
“ b. 1932 ” - alirioaguero2
 
82.
“ b. 1932

Great actress and mother to two more great actresses, Emma and Sophie Thompson. ” - alirioaguero2
 
83.
“ b. 1932 ” - alirioaguero2
 
84.
Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
“ b. 1932

- Interstellar, Age of Adaline ” - alirioaguero2
 
85.
Nichelle Nichols
Actress, Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols was born Grace Nichols on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois. She began her show business career at age 16 as a singer with Duke Ellington in a ballet she created for one of his compositions and later sang with his band. After switching to acting, she was twice nominated for the Sarah Siddons Award for best actress in "The Blacks" and "Kicks and Company"...
“ b. 1932

Original Nyota Uhura in Star Trek. ” - alirioaguero2
 
86.
“ b. 1933

Mon Mothma in Star Wars ” - alirioaguero2
 
87.
Kim Novak
Actress, Vertigo
Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933 with the birth name of Marilyn Pauline Novak. She was the daughter of Joseph Novak, a former teacher turned transit clerk and his wife, Blanche Kral Novak, also a former teacher. Throughout elementary and high school, Kim did not get along well with teachers...
“ b. 1933

Legendary actress of Film Noir of 1950s and 1960s (Vertigo) ” - alirioaguero2
 
88.
Michael Caine
Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War, where he saw combat...
“ b. 1933

Perfect actor, amazing, amazing guy. He was a legend in his younger days and still is.
Best roles I saw: Alfred in TDK trilogy, Inception, Quiet American, Dressed to Kill, Get Carter, ect. ” - alirioaguero2
 
89.
Renée Taylor
Actress, The Producers
Renée Taylor was born in the Bronx, New York to Frieda (née Silverstein) and Charles Wexler. She worked as a comedian in the early 1960s at the New York City nightclub Bon Soir. Her opening act was a then unknown Barbra Streisand. She earned notice for her portrayal of Eva Braun in Mel Brooks's The Producers...
“ b. 1933

Mama Sylvia from ''The Nanny'' ” - alirioaguero2
 
90.
Carol Burnett
The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood that set the stage for her comedy...
“ b. 1933

Famous comedienne, ''The Carol Burnett Show'' ” - alirioaguero2
 
91.
Siân Phillips
Actress, Dune
Veteran stage actress Sian Phillips is forever identified on television as the tarantula mother/empress Livia in the classic BBC series I, Claudius, and as the Reverend Mother in the science fiction epic film Dune. Her broad range of roles went from endearing to downright deadly. Phillips was born Jane Elizabeth Ailwên Phillips in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen...
“ b. 1933 (several sources cite 1934)

One of best British stage, tv and movie actresses, most notably as Livia in I Claudius and as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen in Dune. Also starred in tv series such as Poirot and Midsomer Murders. ” - alirioaguero2
 
92.
“ b. 1933

Legendary tv actress, Alexis from Dynasty, the original soap opera 'b*tch'. ” - alirioaguero2
 
93.
Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Wilder caught his first big break playing...
“ b. 1933

Great character actor, Willly Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dr. Frankenstein in Young Frankensten and many more. ” - alirioaguero2
 
94.
Elisa Stella
Venezuelan veteran actress Elisa Stella was born in 1916. She spent many years working in theatre and made her film debut in 1971 and TV debut in 1975. Through the years she gave some of the finest performances in series such as Mi Gorda Bella (as Dona Elena), Soberana (as Inginia Dominguez) and La Mujer de Judas (as Isabel)...
“ b. 1933 (some sources cite 1916)

Venezuelan tv. actress (La Mujer de Judas, Mi Gorda Bella) ” - alirioaguero2
 
95.
Julie Newmar
Julia Chalene Newmeyer (Chalane was her mother's maiden name) was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother was a star of the Follies of 1920. From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and classical ballet...
“ b. 1933

Catwoman from old Batman series. ” - alirioaguero2
 
96.
David McCallum
Actor, NCIS
Since David McCallum's father, David McCallum Sr., was first violinist for the London Philharmonic and his mother, Dorothy Dorman, was a cellist, it's not surprising that David was originally headed for a career in music, playing oboe. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Music. He left that, however...
“ b. 1933 ” - alirioaguero2
 
97.
Sylvia Syms
Actress, The Queen
London-born Sylvia Syms hit major film appeal at a relatively young age. Born on January 6, 1934, she was educated at convent schools before receiving dramatic training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. A repertory player by the time she was discovered for films by the British star Anna Neagle and her director/husband Herbert Wilcox...
“ b. 1934

Lovely character actress, known for The Queen playing Elizabeth Lyons, the Queen Mother. ” - alirioaguero2
 
98.
Tom Baker
Actor, Doctor Who
The British character actor Tom Baker, best known as the fourth incarnation of The Doctor, was born in 1934 in Liverpool, England, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. His father was of English and Scottish descent, while his mother's family was originally from Ireland. Tom, along with his younger sister...
“ b. 1934

The Fourth Doctor Who ” - alirioaguero2
 
99.
Annette Crosbie
Besides brilliantly playing "Margaret Meldrew" on the acclaimed BBC Series One Foot in the Grave, Annette is a tireless supporter of animal rights. Nothing enrages her more than cruelty to animals. She is a member of the Retired Greyhound Trust Charity and loves her three Greyhound dogs Tatti, Honey and Bonny...
“ b. 1934 ” - alirioaguero2
 
100.
Alan Arkin
Actor, Argo
Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer. He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946 the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles...
“ b. 1934

Great character actor, excellent in Argo, Get Smart and Edward Scissorhands. It is great to see him still so active. ” - alirioaguero2