25 Old Celebrities You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive People
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25 Old Celebrities You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive

List of famous people you didn't realize are still alive. These old actors and actresses were stars decades ago, but have dropped off the face of the planet in recent years. Maybe you thought it was because they died. It wasn't. They just had other things to do. This list includes some of the oldest living actors who were once acclaimed by critics and nominated for many prestigious awards, including Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, and Gene Wilder.

Just because these stars are out of the limelight doesn't mean they've passed on. Many are still working hard in their old age, though not necessarily in entertainment. Some, like Doris Day now dedicate their time to nonprofits and causes close to their hears. Day fights for animal rights and welfare.

Which old actors are still alive? You might be surprised to find out.

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    Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning seven decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and in ... more on Wikipedia

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    Age: 90
    Birthplace: West Plains, Missouri, United States of America
    Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Radio announcer + 4 more
    Schools: Danville High School
    Children: Barry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke
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    Doris Day is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her popularity began to rise after her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey", in 1945. After leaving Les Brown & His Band of Renown to try a solo career, she started her ... more on Wikipedia

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    Age: 91
    Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    Profession: Television producer, Actor, Singer
    Children: Terry Melcher
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    Maureen O'Hara is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, 'Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and ... more on Wikipedia

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    Age: 95
    Birthplace: Ranelagh, Republic of Ireland
    Profession: Actor, Singer
    Children: Bronwyn FitzSimons
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    Ann-Margret Olsson is a Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer whose professional name is Ann-Margret. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, The Cincinnati Kid, Carnal Knowledge, and Tommy. She has won five Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for two ... more on Wikipedia

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    Age: 74
    Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer
    Schools: Northwestern University, New Trier High School
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    Gene Wilder is a retired American stage and screen comic actor, director, screenwriter, author, and activist. Wilder began his career on stage, and made his screen debut in the TV-series Armstrong Circle Theatre in 1962. Although his first film role was portraying a hostage in the 1967 motion picture ... more on Wikipedia

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    Age: 82
    Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Writer + 1 more
    Schools: Washington High School, University of Iowa, HB Studio
    Children: Katharine Wilder
    Medical Conditions: Sexual assault, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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    Sir Roger George Moore, KBE, is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in the official film series for seven films between 1973 and 1985, and Simon Templar in The Saint from 1962 to 1969. He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity organisation ... more on Wikipedia

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    Age: 88
    Birthplace: Stockwell, London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Television director, Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor + 1 more
    Schools: Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Durham University, College of St Hild and St Bede
    Children: Deborah Moore, Geoffrey Moore, Christian Moore
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