The Golden Age of Hollywood lasted from the 1910s to the 1960s, with the period shaping Western cinema as we now know it. The era also gave us movies that are still beloved today: Citizen Kane, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Wizard of Oz, to name just three. But while that time may now be long over, there are still some people alive today who were once Golden Age stars. Not only that, but some actors who found fame in Hollywood over the decades also reached 100 years old or more before passing away – with many having lived utterly extraordinary lives.
20. Connie Sawyer
Connie Sawyer had a remarkable career – and a remarkably long one to boot. Encouraged by her mother to get into showbiz, she began appearing in vaudeville and on television in the ’50s. In 1959 she even featured alongside Frank Sinatra in comedy movie A Hole in the Head. But fame wasn’t necessarily the path she’d have chosen for herself. Indeed, her 2017 autobiography was even named I Never Wanted to Be a Star — and I Wasn’t.