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Brock    3,362

In the last little while we've lost the three oldest surviving (by my calculations) "Lucy" TV co-stars as of December 2010 -- Bill Erwin, Jack LaLanne, and now Bruce Gordon.

 

Does anyone know who now takes top position? Is it Janet Waldo who was born circa 1918 - 1919, or Doris Singleton?

 

- Janet Waldo (born c.1918/19)

- Doris Singleton (born September, 1919)

- Shirley Mitchell (born November, 1919)

 

In terms of film, Lucy's Old Man Rhythm co-star, Barbara Kent, is still kicking at 104.

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HarryCarter    1,048

For Lucy guest stars:

Kirk Douglas was born in December 1916, so he is 94.

Patty Andrews will be 93 next month (born February 1918).

Cleo was born in May 1919.

 

 

Hopefully there are some more!

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HarryCarter    1,048

Other Lucy related people over the age of 90:

 

People who appeared on a Lucy series:

June Foray (93) - voice of Fred the dog

Marjorie Lord (92)

Sid Melton (90)

Mickey Rooney (90)

Jayne Meadows (90)

 

 

Others Lucy worked with:

Delores Hope (101)

Tony Martin (97)

Sherwood Schwartz (94)

Phyllis Dinner (93)

Betty Garrett (91)

Maureen O'Hara (90)

Nanette Fabray (90)

We can add Carol Channing to this list on Monday.

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C L A U D E    2,006

Other Lucy related people over the age of 90:

 

People who appeared on a Lucy series:

June Foray (93) - voice of Fred the dog

Marjorie Lord (92)

Sid Melton (90)

Mickey Rooney (90)

Jayne Meadows (90)

 

 

Others Lucy worked with:

Delores Hope (101)

Tony Martin (97)

Sherwood Schwartz (94)

Phyllis Dinner (93)

Betty Garrett (91)

Maureen O'Hara (90)

Nanette Fabray (90)

We can add Carol Channing to this list on Monday.

OMG, had no idea there were that many at such an advanced age. I'm willing to give up Rooney if it'll add time to the others on the list. Just joking, he USED to be a great performer, personality aside.

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Brock    3,362

Great list, HC!

 

Phyllis Dinner (93)

 

 

 

:lucywow::lucyhaha: Almost as good as Fabrary!

 

 

I'm willing to give up Rooney if it'll add time to the others on the list.

 

Seconded! LOL All those in favour?

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HarryCarter    1,048

:lucywow::lucyhaha: Almost as good as Fabrary!

 

 

:lucyhaha: I didn't notice. :marionstrong: I typed that whole post out and then it didn't go though and had to do it over again. I guess I was hungry at the time. lol. I was so careful about not typing "Fabrary."

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leenorman    506

I'll check my births and deaths graph and try to get back to you today with 'my research' into 'still alives'.... You folks on this Lounge are fantastic!!! Helps me in my 'editing' process, which is on-going as we speak, trying to get it to publisher in this momentus year in the life of Lucille and Company.... I've not heretofore run across Sherwood Schwartz; so, if NOT fictitious, will be researching today....

 

 

Stay tuned.... your list(s) here are a VERY GOOD START; you may, indeed, have them all. When it gets light here in WNY, it'll be easier for me to see my printed 'graph'.... JK

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leenorman    506

I'll check my births and deaths graph and try to get back to you today with 'my research' into 'still alives'.... You folks on this Lounge are fantastic!!! Helps me in my 'editing' process, which is on-going as we speak, trying to get it to publisher in this momentus year in the life of Lucille and Company.... I've not heretofore run across Sherwood Schwartz; so, if NOT fictitious, will be researching today....

 

 

Stay tuned.... your list(s) here are a VERY GOOD START; you may, indeed, have them all. When it gets light here in WNY, it'll be easier for me to see my printed 'graph'.... JK

 

Feels a bit strange replying to my own post; but, here goes:

 

FIRST, I have 'discounted' as 'too young', the 1920's stars and the 1921 star you consider the eldest - Channing, Fabray, Meadows, Melton, O'Hara, & Rooney;

 

SECOND, you gave me 'heads-up' on two I didn't previously have - THANK YOU - they go in the chronology today;

 

LASTLY, I can add the following to your great list:

 

Asher, Grauman, Kanter, Lear, Sandrich, Madelyn, of course; Schiller, Thorpe, Herman, Van Runkle; Tony Terran; and Art Gilmore

 

Then, Marge Champion, Richard Coogan, Joan Fontaine, Zsa Zsa, John Hart, Mary Healy, Celeste Holm, Don Keefer, Barbara Kent, Shirley Mitchell, Henry Morgan, Nehemiah Persoff, Luise Rainer, Doris Singleton, Audrey Totter, Janet Waldo, Eli Wallach, Joseph Wiseman, Alan Young, and Efram Zimbalist, Jr. - how'd I do? If I've repeated any of the above, don't have time today to go back and re-check; but, will, at some point....

 

JK

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Neil    1,345

, Henry Morgan, Nehemiah Persoff, Luise Rainer, Doris Singleton, Audrey Totter, Janet Waldo, Eli Wallach, Joseph Wiseman, Alan Young, and Efram Zimbalist, Jr. - how'd I do? If I've repeated any of the above, don't have time today to go back and re-check; but, will, at some point....

 

JK

 

I think you mean HARRY Morgan.

Janet Waldo has been successful at muddying up her actual YOB. I've heard anywhere from 1917 to 1927. The facts say 1917 (or thereabouts) but she looks SO much younger, then and now. 35 as teenager Peggy? 45 as Lucy's sister? I saw her at a Lucy convention and she didn't look anywhere near 80, her age at the time.

This is all such great stuff. Thanks to everyone for keeping track.

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Brock    3,362

I've heard anywhere from 1917 to 1927. The facts say 1917 (or thereabouts) but she looks SO much younger, then and now.

 

 

Census information for Janet and her sister indicates she was born in 1918, or 1919 at the very latest. It is almost as much fun not knowing for sure! lol

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HarryCarter    1,048

I was shocked to learn the other day that Irving Fein, Jack Benny's longtime manager who produced the Jack Benny specials Lucy appeared in, is still alive at 99! He's mentioned in "Lucy and Jack Benny's Biography."

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leenorman    506

Joyce, It's Celeste HOLM, not Holmes.

 

Sorry, Claude, fingers must have taken over; I have it correct in my 'births and deaths chart'... thanks for keeping me posted on thin's....

 

Added another yesterday, Mary Stewart 1/14/14....

 

JK

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leenorman    506

I think you mean HARRY Morgan.

Janet Waldo has been successful at muddying up her actual YOB. I've heard anywhere from 1917 to 1927. The facts say 1917 (or thereabouts) but she looks SO much younger, then and now. 35 as teenager Peggy? 45 as Lucy's sister? I saw her at a Lucy convention and she didn't look anywhere near 80, her age at the time.

This is all such great stuff. Thanks to everyone for keeping track.

 

 

Thanks, Neil, I have Harry Morgan in my 'births and deaths chart'; forgot to add him as well as HENRY, who Lucille appeared with in I've Got A Secret, or was he What's My Line? Either way, he's up there, as well.

 

Thanks for giving me the 'heads-up', though. I appreciate it.

 

JK

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C L A U D E    2,006

Thanks, Neil, I have Harry Morgan in my 'births and deaths chart'; forgot to add him as well as HENRY, who Lucille appeared with in I've Got A Secret, or was he What's My Line? Either way, he's up there, as well.

 

Thanks for giving me the 'heads-up', though. I appreciate it.

 

JK

I've got a secret.

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leenorman    506

I've got a secret.

 

Oddly enough, he appeared on What's My Line, as well. I also added yesterday, Hal Kanter, 12/18/18, many Lucille Ball references.... Isn't this fun?

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Brock    3,362

Yes, Henry Morgan appeared multiple times on What's My Line?, much to everyone's chagrin on the show -- particularly Bennett Cerf and John Charles Daly. lol

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Neil    1,345

Thanks, Neil, I have Harry Morgan in my 'births and deaths chart'; forgot to add him as well as HENRY, who Lucille appeared with in I've Got A Secret, or was he What's My Line? Either way, he's up there, as well.

 

Thanks for giving me the 'heads-up', though. I appreciate it.

 

JK

 

For Henry's sake, I certainly hope that he's UP THERE---somewhere! He died in 1994.

 

To further confuse the Harry/Henry Morgan mix-up, they were both born the same year: 1915. And Harry Morgan went by the name Henry Morgan early in his career!

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leenorman    506

Thanks, Neil - Henry Morgan, went back and checked, yesterday, discovered my error in printing, here, as alive, did pass over many years ago, the year before my husband, in fact. I guess I DID mean Harry Morgan, who I think, YES, is still with us..... JK

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C L A U D E    2,006

Thanks, Neil - Henry Morgan, went back and checked, yesterday, discovered my error in printing, here, as alive, did pass over many years ago, the year before my husband, in fact. I guess I DID mean Harry Morgan, who I think, YES, is still with us..... JK

He is? Must be 104.

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C L A U D E    2,006

He will be 96 in April.

Unfriggin believable, wish there was a recent picture of him, he was so great in everything he did. LOved him from December Bride on, all the way to MASH and the later work he did.

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C L A U D E    2,006

I know of at least 2 that were able to do intros for Here's Lucy episodes, before they past away. Art Linkletter and Peggy Rea.

Yes, Art was a great friend of hers and lived to see his nineties. What about the two young ones who were infatuated with Lucy and Ricky, Richard Crenna and the lady who played his girlfriend?

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HarryCarter    1,048

Yes, Art was a great friend of hers and lived to see his nineties. What about the two young ones who were infatuated with Lucy and Ricky, Richard Crenna and the lady who played his girlfriend?

 

 

Richard Crenna died in 2003. Janet Waldo is still active at an undetermined age (possibly 93).

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