Lost Another Legend.

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Lost Another Legend.
Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 27, 2020 3:17 PM

But she had a good, good run!  

RIP Olivia DeHavilland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyQ3X80o4JM  

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 27, 2020 4:17 PM

104 is a good run. Regis Philbin has passed as well. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 27, 2020 8:36 PM

BaltACD
I guess 'The Captian' (Alan Hale) got lost in Dodge City before he ended up shipwrecked on Gilligan's Island.

An easy mistake to make, but you've got the wrong Alan Hale!

Those shots from 1939 are of Alan Hale Senior, the father of Alan Hale Jr., the "Skipper" of "Gilligan's Island" fame.  The resemblance between the two was remarkable, and even their voices were similar.

Speaking of Alan Hale Jr., anyone remember him from this TV show?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig3GcDBjQN4  

My hero when I was a little boy, the show that made me a steam freak for life, AND gave me a soft-spot for 19th Century steam locomotives!   

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, July 27, 2020 11:13 PM

Was De Havilland the last living link to that golden era of cinema?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:26 AM

SD70Dude

Was De Havilland the last living link to that golden era of cinema?

 

Pretty much so.  1930's child star Jane Withers is still alive at 94, other minor child actors from the period may still be living, but with Olivia's passing we can consider the era closed, all the major stars are gone now, she was the last survivor.

A unique time, the like of which we'll never see again.  So it goes.

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Posted by wjstix on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:05 AM

In just the last couple of days we also lost Peter Green, Rock'n'Roll Hall-of-Fame British guitarist (founder of band Fleetwood Mac, wrote Santana hit "Black Magic Woman") and Neil Besougloff, former editor of Kalmbach's Classic Toy Trains and Model Railroader magazines.

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:06 PM

Eva Marie Saint is the last now! 


Hollywoods now Oldest Movie Star 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:15 PM

Lady Firestorm, my movie maven, just informed me Norman Lloyd, the "Saboteur," is still alive at 105!  And I'm sure a lot of you remember him from the TV series "Saint Elsewhere."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Lloyd   

He did the Alfred Hitchcock film "Saboteur" in 1942.  Primarily a Broadway stage actor whether we can call Norman a product of Hollywood's "Golden Age" is pretty much a judgement call.  

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