When you think "Hollywood," whose immortal faces spring to mind? Clark Gable? Tony Curtis? Elizabeth Taylor? These stars were some of the leading actors in what's known as the Golden Age of Hollywood – the time in cinematic history that took place between the 1920s and the early 1960s. It's an era marked by glittering excess and eyebrow raising scandal, and some of the most memorable films of all time.
There are many descendants of Golden Age stars, some of whom also pursued entertainment careers and have recognizable names. Old Hollywood stars' kids include Mariska Hargitay (the daughter of blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield), Michael Douglas (the son of leading man Kirk Douglas), and Melanie Griffith (the daughter of Alfred Hitchcock's muse Tippi Hedren). These celebrities with famous parents were able to carve out their own careers independent of their families' success.
The Golden Age of Hollywood is remembered through rose-colored glasses, despite the often grim realities of studio system abuses and rampant racism and sexism. Nevertheless, countless stars carved out places for themselves, and seemingly passed on their talent and good fortune to their children and grandchildren.
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