The Last Surviving Golden Age Hollywood Actresses Who Prove Their Position Irreplaceable

Leela Adwani |Jan 20, 2021

The golden age of Hollywood has some of the most iconic screen stars of all time -including these amazing actors who are still alive.

Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, and Humphrey Bogart, without a doubt, are three of the most prominent names in Hollywood’s history. One thing they share in common is that they were Golden age of Hollywood actresses. Here is the list of the last surviving Hollywood actresses from the period and a brief about the rise and fall of the Golden Age.

Surviving Golden Age Hollywood Actresses

1. Angela Lansbury

Born on October 16, 1925, Angela Lansbury is a British-American actress whose career had spanned for almost eight decades. She worked mainly in the United States with several different roles in television, theaters, and films.

Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury: during her heyday VS present

The 95-year-old senior has garnered so much international attention for her excellent work and her beauty. She has won six Golden Globes, one Olivier, and five Tony Awards. Especially, Angela Lansbury is one of the few last surviving actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

2. Betty White

The list of the golden age of Hollywood actresses cannot complete without mentioning Betty White. Like Lansbury, Betty White’s career in the telly world had spanned more than 80 years. She is also known to be the first woman who is able to produce a sitcom. For those who are unversed, White has received 8 Emmy Awards, one Grammy Award, and many other prestigious trophies.

Betty White Young
Betty White when she was young

The name of the evergreen actress has also found on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

3. Virginia Patton

Unlike the above-mentioned golden age of Hollywood actresses, Virginia Patton decided to leave the film industry just six years after her debut.

Virginia Patton Young
One of the most striking stars of the golden age

After starring in many movies in the early 1940s, her breakthrough came in It’s A Wonderful Life in the year 1946. However, Patton soon retired from acting to focus on other business.

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4. Margaret O'Brien

Starting her prolific career as a child artist when she was only four years old, O’Brien was no stranger to the American film, television, radio, stage audiences.

Margaret Obrien
Margaret O'Brien's beauty when she was young

She is one of a few golden age of Hollywood actresses who was honored with not one but two stars on the high-profile Hollywood Walk of Frame.

5. Kathryn Beaumont

Born in 1938, the 82-year-old English-American actress was considered a legend in the heart of millions of kids. In fact, she is best known for voicing over the well-known Disney roles of Alice in the 1951 version of Alice In Wonderland and of Wendy Darling in the 1953 blockbuster Peter Pan.

Kathryn Beaumont
Kathryn Beaumont started her career as a star kid

In 1998, she was touted as a Disney Legend. However, in 2010, the actress decided to quit the film industry as she wanted to retire from acting.

6. Janis Paige

The list of golden age of Hollywood actresses will continue with the name of Janis Paige. She is 98 years old now. During her heyday, Paige left a mark on the mind of the audience. Making her acting debut in the year 1944, her stardom came in 10 years later with the role of Babe in The Pajama Game.

Janis Paige
Janis Paige made men go weak at their knees with her hot images

She was also given one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Motion Picture section.

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7. Ann Blyth

Blyth (92) is also one of the Golden Age of Hollywood actresses who are still alive in 2021. She has devoted her life to the film industry and her contribution is way too enormous. That’s understandable when she also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ann Blyth
The iconic look of Ann Blyth

8. Jane Powell

Born on April 1, 1929, Jane Powell shot to prominence in the mid-1940s with her work in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals.

Jane Powell
Jane Powell's photoshoot on the beach

She got the initial fame for her singing talent rather than acting as people thought. Her film career started at the end of the 1950s.

About Golden Age of Hollywood (1910s - 1960s)

From the 1910s to the 1960s, Hollywood witnessed an influx of new experimental filmmaking. These years were also considered a revolution of the film industry when welcoming a generation of exceptional talents, new camera technologies, and especially scriptwriters who had more freedom to be creative.

The golden age of Hollywood
A film scene from the golden age of Hollywood

Even though this thriving period of Hollywood seemed to last forever, it inevitably came to an end. By the 1910s, Hollywood filmmakers started to learn how to alter time and space on the screen. From the late 1920s to the 1960s, the film industry entered a new chapter which was called the sound era.

Many people said that the 1927 film The Jazz Singer marked the beginning of this era but others believe that it started in 1929. The golden age of Hollywood finally came to an end because of two reasons: the development of television and antitrust actions.

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