What Actors From The Golden Age Of Hollywood Looked Like In Their First Role And Their Last Role

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Vote up the Golden Age stars who have always been and will always be great, regardless of age.

How did the most popular old Hollywood actors age from their first to the final film appearances? All of these actors and actresses are deceased, so there’s no chance of a Hollywood comeback. The movie bookends include only feature length films in which the actors receive a credited role. 

Which old Hollywood actors first roles were the most memorable? The sultry Lauren Bacall met her future husband Humphrey Bogart on the set of her debut feature To Have and Have Not. When we see her nearly 70 years later in the movie The Forger, the screen legend still maintains the essence of what made her a movie star. 

You may not remember just how handsome screen stars like Gary Cooper and Henry Fonda were back in the prime of their youth. Some of these final films of famous actors came after a long celebrated career in Tinseltown, while the journeys of others like Judy Garland were tragically cut short.

Check out how these Golden Age Hollywood actors aged from their first to their final film roles.  


  • 1
    1,826 VOTES

    Hotel Receptionist - One Wild Oat (1951)

    Hap - Always (1989)

    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1929-1993)
    • Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
    1,826 votes
  • 2
    1,777 VOTES

    Stephen Mathewson - This Is the Night (1932)

    Sir William Rutland - Walk, Don't Run (1966)

    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1904-1986)
    • Birthplace: Horfield, United Kingdom
    1,777 votes
  • 3
    1,796 VOTES

    Basil - The Silver Chalice (1954)

    John Rooney - Road to Perdition (2002)

    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)
    • Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America
    1,796 votes
  • 4
    1,366 VOTES
    Dorothy Dandridge
    Photo: Million Dollar Distributing Company / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Helen Fielding - Four Shall Die (1940)

    Gianna - Malaga (1960)

    • Age: Dec. at 42 (1922-1965)
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    1,366 votes
  • 5
    1,680 VOTES

    Marie 'Slim' Browning - To Have and Have Not (1944)

    Anne-Marie - The Forger (2012)

    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1924-2014)
    • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
    1,680 votes
  • 6
    1,515 VOTES

    Vladimir - Days of Glory (1944)

    Andrew Jorgenson - Other People's Money (1991)

    • Age: Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)
    • Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America
    1,515 votes