Stars Of The Golden Age Still Alive And Doing Well In Retirement!

Despite the Golden Age of Hollywood ending over 50 years ago, a few actors from that era still work in the industry today. These resilient individuals not only managed to survive the decline of the Golden Age, which was caused mainly by the rise of television, but they also embraced television roles to sustain their careers. Although older actors may still be alive, they either retired long ago or had relatively short-lived careers.

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Caren Marsh Doll – 103 Years

Caren Marsh Doll, also known as Caren Marsh, is an American actress and dancer specializing in modern dance and tap. She is one of the last surviving actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Despite initial disapproval from her parents, who were in the film industry, Caren gained attention through her roles in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films from 1937 to 1948. Her younger sister, Dorothy Morris, was also a notable figure in the film industry.

Terry Kilburn – 94 Years

Terry Kilburn, an English American actor, ventured into Hollywood at 10. He gained popularity as a child actor, featuring in well-known films such as Mr. Chips, A Christmas Carol, and Goodbye. His youthful charm and dedication brought him widespread fame by the age of 11. Kilburn went on to star as the lead in Lord Jeff and Swiss Family Robinson and also appeared alongside Basil Rathbone in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. His final film was Lolita, where he had a minor role. Currently, he resides in his Minneapolis home.

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William Daniels – 95 Years

William, a renowned American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, began his career as a member of the Daniels Family singing group in Brooklyn. He gained attention with his memorable portrayal of Dustin Hoffman’s father in The Graduate and as Mr. Feeny in Boy Meets World. Another notable role was as Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, for which he won two Emmy Awards. In his personal life, William married Bonnie Bartlett, also an Emmy Award winner, on June 30, 1951. The couple resides in their Los Angeles home with their two adopted children.