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Golden Age Actors/Actresses Who Aged Gracefully

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Widebrim, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. We've all seen/heard about thespians from the past who, for whatever reasons, did not have a good relationship with Father Time...Yet some Golden Age actors and actresses, again for whatever reasons, did make the transition to older age quite well. So here is a place to post their photos as proof that time is not always one's worst enemy (taking into account plastic surgery and make-up...).

    I'll start with Brian Aherne, that debonair gent who was about 60 when the below photo was taken:


    ...And continue with legendary Helen Hayes when she was about 78:

  2. Heather

    Heather Practically Family

    What a wonderful idea for a thread! I'd love to see some more encouraging examples! Its so sad seeing all the Kim Novak and Mary Tyler Moores lately.
  3. Omar Sharif ... maybe not quite Golden Era, but still has it.
  4. ^^Yes, he does.
  5. Chasseur

    Chasseur Call Me a Cab

    My favorite Golden Era actress, Ingrid Bergman aged very gracefully I thought:


  6. ^^Very much so...
  7. French Music Hall Diva Mistinguett (1875-1956)



    In these images she's in her 50s.



    and in here she is at age 60 in her only sound film (1936)

  8. Rathdown

    Rathdown Practically Family

    Debora Kerr, Myrna Loy, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Melvy Douglas, William Powell, Humphrey Bogart.... in fact, almost anyone who was any one before 1960. That's when movie stars started to become the insecure celebrities the entertainment industry is awash with today.
  9. Lillian Gish




    A great actress, and a woman of great dignity as long as she lived.
  10. Heather

    Heather Practically Family

    ^^^a beauty at any age!
  11. McMurdo

    McMurdo One of the Regulars

    Elizabeth Taylor

  12. Old Rogue

    Old Rogue Practically Family

    I've always thought Lauren Bacall has remained a very attractive woman into her golden years.
  13. Heather

    Heather Practically Family

  14. John Wayne never appeared as an old man to me. Even in the shootist, he still remained the presence he always was. He was close to 70.

  15. Hi All

    Dick Clarke seemed to age gracefully over the years.

    Barbra Eden always look great to me over the years.

    No pics however.

    Best regards and Happy Holidays
  16. Rick, What'd you give up?! Agh!;)
  17. Hi
    She was such a natural beauty.
  18. +1

    I've always thought Loretta Young aged beautifully
  19. Barbara Stanwyck was classy and sassy for all her years.
  20. Sophia Loren

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