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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 almost 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 ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 90
    • Birthplace: West Plains, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Radio announcer + 4 more
    • Credits: Mary Poppins, Night at the Museum, Dick Tracy, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Dick Van Dyke Show + 51 more
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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 embark on a solo career, Day started her ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 91
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Man Who Knew Too Much, Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, Calamity Jane, Move Over + 45 more
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    Ann-Margret is a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer. 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 Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Any Given Sunday, The Break-Up, Grumpy Old Men, Newsies + 65 more
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    Jerome Silberman, known professionally as Gene Wilder, is an 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 ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Writer + 1 more
    • Credits: Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Bonnie and Clyde, The Producers + 28 more
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    Sir Roger George Moore is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985 and he is the oldest actor to have played Bond. Moore also portrayed Simon Templar in The Saint from 1962 to 1969. He is a Goodwill Ambassador for the ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 88
    • Birthplace: Stockwell, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Live and Let Die, A View to a Kill, The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy, For Your Eyes Only + 71 more
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    Kim Novak is an American actress. She began her career in 1954 at age 21, and came to prominence almost immediately with a leading role in the film Picnic. Other films from this period of her career include The Man With the Golden Arm, The Eddy Duchin Story, Pal Joey, Jeanne Eagels, the Alfred Hitchcock ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Artist
    • Credits: Vertigo, Bell, Book and Candle, The Man with the Golden Arm, Picnic + 28 more
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    Melvin James "Mel" Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer, and songwriter. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. He began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became well ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice Actor + 6 more
    • Credits: Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, The Fly, The Muppet Movie + 43 more
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    Tippi Hedren is an American actress, former fashion model and an animal rights activist. She made her film debut in The Birds followed by the title role Marnie. She has been involved with animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983. Hedren was also ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: New Ulm, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion Model, Actor
    • Credits: The Birds, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, I Heart Huckabees, Pacific Heights, Marnie + 44 more
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    Kirk Douglas is an American film and stage actor, film producer and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 99
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Soldier, Film Producer, Author, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Spartacus, Paths of Glory, 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, Cinema Paradiso + 86 more
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    Jerry Lewis AM is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 3 more
    • Credits: The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy, The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Arizona Dream + 74 more
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    Olivia Mary de Havilland is a British-born American actress known for her early ingenue roles, as well as her later more substantial roles. Born in Tokyo to English parents, de Havilland and her younger sister, actress Joan Fontaine, moved to California in 1919. She performed as Melanie Hamilton in Gone ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 99
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Gone with the Wind, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Cinema Paradiso, The Guns of Navarone, Captain Blood + 55 more
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    Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. After making his film debut in 1958's Stage Struck, Plummer went on to successful film career that has spanned over five decades. Some of his most notable film performances include roles in films such as The Return of ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Up, The Sound of Music, A Beautiful Mind, 12 Monkeys, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo + 135 more
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    Carl Reiner is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and singer. He is best known for his role in a comedy duo with Mel Brooks. He is also known for his role on Your Show of Shows, as Alan Brady on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Saul Bloom in the Oceans Trilogy, as the voice of Shep ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 4 more
    • Credits: Ocean's Eleven, The Jerk, Ocean's Thirteen, Ocean's Twelve, The Dick Van Dyke Show + 66 more
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    Eva Marie Saint is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. She received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for A Hatful of Rain and won ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 91
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: On the Waterfront, North by Northwest, Superman Returns, Exodus, Grand Prix + 41 more
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    Edward "Ed" Asner is an American film, television, and stage actor, voice actor, and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Up, Elf, JFK, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gargoyles + 116 more
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    Carol Elaine Channing is an American actress, singer, dancer, comedian, and voice artist. She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Muzzy Van Hossmere in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other film appearances include playing the ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 94
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Thumbelina, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Addams Family, The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars + 16 more
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    Honor Blackman is an English actress, widely known for the roles of Cathy Gale in The Avengers, Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, Julia Daggett in Shalako, and Hera in Jason and the Argonauts. more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 90
    • Birthplace: Plaistow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Goldfinger, Bridget Jones's Diary, Jason and the Argonauts, The Avengers, A Night to Remember + 51 more
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    James Thurston "Jim" Nabors is an American actor and singer. Born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, Nabors moved to southern California because of his asthma. While working at a Santa Monica nightclub, The Horn, he was discovered by Andy Griffith and later joined The Andy Griffith Show, playing Gomer ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Andy Griffith Show, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Cannonball Run II + 7 more
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    Zsa Zsa Gabor is a Hungarian-born American actress and socialite. Gabor began her stage career in Vienna and was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936. She emigrated to the United States in 1941 and became a sought-after actress with "European flair and style", with a personality that "exuded charm and grace". more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 98
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Socialite, Actor
    • Credits: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Touch of Evil, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood + 37 more
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    Nelle Harper Lee is an American novelist widely known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird which deals with the racism she observed as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Though Lee only published this single book for half a century, she was awarded the Presidential ... more on Wikipedia

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Monroeville, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Credits: To Kill a Mockingbird
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