We all love watching movies and TV shows, especially when they feature our favorite actors and actresses. But have you ever wondered how old some of these stars are? Well, you might be surprised to learn that some of them are still alive and kicking well into their 90s and even 100s! In this facts-packed video, we will reveal the 11 oldest living actors in the world, listed in order of their age. These stars are oldest living star in hollywood who have entertained us for decades with their talent, charisma, and charm.
Throughout their storied careers, they have witnessed the evolution of cinema and television from black-and-white to color, from silent to sound, from analog to digital. They have worked alongside some of the most iconic directors and co-stars in history, have made us laugh, cry, think, and dream, and are the living proof that age is just a number and that art is timeless.
Join us as we celebrate these amazing actors and their remarkable careers.
Facts Verse Presents: At 102, He is the Oldest Living Star in Hollywood
June Lockhart – 97
June Lockhart is an American actress who was born on the 25th of June, 1925, in New York City. She comes from a renowned family of actors, as her parents were Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart, who both shared the screen with her in the 1938 film A Christmas Carol.
Lockhart began her career on stage at the age of eight and later won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in For Love or Money in 1947. She also starred in several films, such as Meet Me in St. Louis, Sergeant York, The Yearling, and Son of Lassie. However, she is famous for her television roles as Ruth Martin on Lassie, which airs from 1958 to 1964, Maureen Robinson on Lost in Space (1965-1968), and Dr. Janet Craig on Petticoat Junction (1968-1970). She receives a nomination for two Emmy Awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Lockhart is still active as an actress and has made guest appearances on shows like Grey’s Anatomy as well as in 2021s Lost In Space reboot.
Joyce Randolph – 98
Born on October 21, 1924, the ever-lovely Joyce Randolph will remember by fans of the Golden Age of television for her portrayal of Trixie Norton on the classic television sitcom The Honeymooners. Randolph selects by Jackie Gleason for the sitcom and appears in all 39 episodes. As of 2023, she is the last living cast member of The Honeymooners.
In addition to her iconic role in that series, she has also acted in some other TV shows such as Hi Honey I’m Home, The Doctors and the Nurses, and Everything’s Jake. For her work, she has received many awards and accolades, including the coveted Jackie Gleason Award.
Eva Marie Saint – 98
This American actress was born on July 4, 1924, in Newark, New Jersey. Saint started her career in radio and television in the late 1940s and early 1950s, earning two Emmy Award nominations for her early work. She made her film debut in 1954s On the Waterfront, directed by the legendary Elia Kazan and starring the late Marlon Brando, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also, she plays in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller North by Northwest, opposite Cary Grant and James Mason, which considers one of the greatest films of all time. She has appeared in many other films, such as 1960s Exodus, 1966s The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, 1986s Nothing in Common, 2006s Superman Returns, and 2014s Winter’s Tale.
Priscilla Pointer – 98
Priscilla Pointer is an American actress who was born on May 18, 1924, in New York City. She started her career in theater and Broadway, co-founding the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop with her first husband, director Jules Irving. Also, she appeared in several TV shows and films, often playing motherly roles. She played the mother of her daughter Amy Irving in 1976s Carrie, as well as Diane Keaton in 1977s Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Sean Penn in 1985s The Falcon and the Snowman and Kyle MacLachlan in 1986s Blue Velvet.
She also had recurring roles on television series such as Dallas, L.A Law, and ER. After Jules Irving’s death in 1979, she married actor Robert Symonds, with whom she performed on stage until his death in 2007. Pointer retired from acting in 2014.
Vincent Ball – 99
Vincent Ball is an Australian retired character actor who has appeared in many radio, stage, and screen productions, mostly in Britain and Australia. He was born on December 4, 1923, in Wee Waa, New South Wales. He served as a wireless air gunner with the Royal Australian Air Force during the second world war. After the war, he pursued his dream of becoming an actor and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He made his film debut as a stand-in for Donald Houston in 1949s The Blue Lagoon
Some of his notable films include 1956s A Town Like Alice, 1957s Robbery Under Arms, 1958s Sea of Sand, 1983s Phar Lap, and 1994s Muriel’s Wedding. He also appeared in many TV shows such as Rush, The Young Doctors, and A Country Practice.
Glynis Johns – 99
Glynis Johns is a British former actress, dancer, musician, and singer who was born on October 5, 1923, in Pretoria, South Africa. She is the daughter of actor Mervyn Johns and the cousin of actor John Geoffrey Jones. She began her esteemed career as a child performer on stage and made her big screen debut in 1938 with South Riding.
Johns became famous for her roles in films such as 1948s Miranda, 1955s The Court Jester, 1964s Mary Poppins and 1995s While You Were Sleeping. She also starred in Broadway musicals such as A Little Night Music, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1973. She is famed for her distinctive husky voice and her songs such as “Sister Suffragette” and “Send In the Clowns”. Johns retired from acting in 1999.
Janis Paige – 100
Janis Paige is another American retired actress and singer who was born on September 16, 1922, in Tacoma, Washington. She starts her prolific decades-spanning career as a singer at the Hollywood Canteen during World War II, where she spots by a Warner Brothers talent scout. She signed a contract with the studio and appeared in several musicals and comedies, often co-starring with Dennis Morgan or Jack Carson.
Paige left Hollywood in 1951 to pursue theater work and became a Broadway star with her role as Babe in 1954s The Pajama Game. She also had success as a cabaret singer and a TV performer, appearing in shows such as It’s Always Jan, Lanigan’s Rabbi and Trapper John, M.D. Paige is noteworthy for being one of the last surviving stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Micheline Presle – 100
Micheline Presle is a French actress who was born on August 22, 1922, in Paris. She started her film career at the age of 15 and won the coveted Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as the most promising young female actor in French cinema in 1938. Throughout her career, she stars in over 50 French and English language films in Hollywood and in France, such as Devil in the Flesh, American Guerrilla in the Philippines, If a Man Answers, and Les Misérables.
She was married twice, first to Michel Lefort and then to William Marshall, with whom she had a daughter, Tonie Marshall, who became an actress and director. She also appeared on stage and controversially yet courageously signed the Manifesto of the 343, publicly declaring she had an illegal abortion.
Margia Dean – 100
Margia Dean is an American former beauty queen and actress who was born on April 7, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois. She started acting as a child on stage and won several pageants, including Miss San Francisco and Miss California. She also competed in Miss America 1939, placing fifth.
Dean made her film debut in 1944s Casanova in Burlesque and went on to appear in over 50 films – most of which were B movies for studios such as Republic Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Lippert Pictures. Some of her notable films include 1955s The Quatermass Xperiment, 1958s Villa!! and 1964s Moro Witch Doctor, which was her last film.
She also worked as a producer for 1961s The Long Rope and some TV pilots. Dean retired from show business after marrying her second husband Felipe Alvarez in 1965.
Iris Apfel – 101
Iris Apfel is an American businesswoman, actress, interior designer, and fashion icon who was born on August 29, 1921, in Queens, New York. Apfel studied art history at New York University and then attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. She and her husband Carl Apfel founded a textile company called Old World Weavers in 1950 and worked on design restoration projects for the White House for nine presidents. She also became known for her eclectic and colorful personal style, mixing high-end and low-end fashion items with accessories from around the world.
Apfel has been featured in several films, exhibitions, documentaries, and books celebrating her unique aesthetic. She is also a model and signed with IMG in 2019 at age 97.
Jack Rader – 102
Jack Rader is an American actor who was born on February 23, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. While modern audiences might not be very familiar with him, Rader is noteworthy for being the oldest living actor as of 2023.
He has appeared in over 80 films and TV shows since 1950, mostly in supporting roles as authority figures or villains. Some of his notable films include 1988s The Blob, 1995s Outbreak, and 1988s Braddock: Missing in Action III. He has also guest-starred in popular TV series such as The X-Files, Chicago Hope, and 7th Heaven.
Honorable Mention: Norman Lear – 100
While he’s not really known for being an actor, this legendary Hollywood star definitely deserves a shoutout.
Norman Lear is a widely celebrated American producer and screenwriter, who has written, produced, created, or developed over 100 shows, including some of the most iconic ones to ever grace the small screen. He is best known for producing many popular and beloved 70s sitcoms, including the award winning All in the Family as well as Sanford and Son, Maude, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, and Good Times.
Lear has received countless awards, including five Emmys, the National Medal of Arts, and the presitigious Kennedy Center Honors. He is also known for his political activism and funding of liberal and progressive causes and politicians.
Well, that about does it. Were you surprised to see that any of the stars featured in this video are still alive, and can you think of any other living actors who are getting up there in years? Let us know in the comments.