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

July 29, 2020 26.1k votes 1.8k voters 168.1k views25 items

List RulesVote 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.  

  • Hotel Receptionist - One Wild Oat (1951)

    Hap - Always (1989)

    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1929-1993)
    • Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
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    32
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  • 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
    1,437
    50
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  • Basil - The Silver Chalice (1954)

    John Rooney - Road to Perdition (2002)

    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)
    • Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
    1,414
    63
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  • 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, United States of America
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    40
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