Alive and kicking! These iconic stars are pushing 100

It is always important to greet the stars that are still among us, many from the Golden Age and opposites. They are beloved personalities who have brought us countless hours of pleasure in recent decades.

From the Golden Age of Hollywood to the classic era of the sitcom, from the newsroom of the network to the Broadway stage, these lamps have real endurance. And although they are all older than 90, they are timeless to us. Here are just a few stars that are still alive and pushing 100 or even more!

Kirk Douglas, 102

Born: December 9, 1916

Kirk Douglas is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of the film. He is best known for his appearances in films such as The Champion (1949), Spartacus (1960), Lust for Life (1956) and many more. He has received a number of awards for his work, including various Academy Awards, Golden Globes and even a Lifetime Achievement Award that is clearly well deserved.

Doris Day, 96

Born: 3 April 1922

Doris Day started her career as a big-band singer in 1939 and finally ventured into acting around the 1960s. In 2012 she was in sixth place among box office artists for films such as Calamity Jane in 1953, The Thrill of It All in 1963 and even her own show, The Doris Day Show which ran from 1968 to 1973. She has been nominated and earned various prizes ranging from Oscar nominations to Golden Globes awards.

Sidney Poitier, 91

Born: February 20, 1927

Sir Sidney Poitier was the first Bahamian and first black actor to win an Academy Award for best actor and the Golden Globe Award for best actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. Poitier has also directed a number of films, such as Uptown Saturday Night, Let’s Do It Again and A Piece of the Action. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974 and was also awarded the presidential medal of freedom by former President Barack Obama.

Marsha Hunt, 101

Born: October 17, 1917

Marsha Hunt is a former actress whose career lasted more than 70 years. She is best known for her appearance in films such as Born to the West (1937), Pride and Prejudice (1940), Raw Deal (1948), The Happy Time (1952) and Johnny Got His Gun (1971). Many remember her because they were blacklisted by Hollywood movie studio executives in the 1950s, making it difficult for her to find work. She has spent much of her later life working in the field of activism.

Fay McKenzie, 100

Born: February 19, 1918

Fay McKenzie is best known as a child star in various silent films, but is also known for appearing in several Gene Autry films in the 1940s. She also appeared on Broadway shows and also entertained the troops alongside Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, James Cagney and more. Some notable films in which she appeared are Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1960) and S.O.B. (1981).

Olivia de Havilland, 102

Born: July 1, 1916

In the upcoming 103rd birthday of this summer, after a few months, Olivia de Havilland survived the rest of her remaining Gone with the Wind cast members. She appeared in 49 feature films and is one of the few remaining Golden Age stars. She retired in 1988, but is still involved in the acting and film industry, such as the appearance of a presenter at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. In 2017, she was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Birthday Honors for 2017 services to drama by Queen Elizabeth II.

Written by Tommy Kilmer

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