Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Monday, 2 January 2017


A nice shot of Kirk and Olivia back when - both 100 now. 
Coming up behind though are Danielle Darrieux, 100 in May; Micheline Presle 94, Franco Zeffirelli 93 as is Italian actress Valentina Cortese, and Glynis Johns and Muriel Pavlow. 92 year olds include Doris Day and Eva Marie Saint; Angela Lansbury and Dorothy Malone are 91; Jerry Lewis and Roger Corman are 90, as are Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Lina Wertmuller and Norman Jewison. Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte are 89 as are Emmanuelle Riva, Neil Simon, Rosemary Harris, Lee Grant and Estelle Parsons. 
88's include Burt Bacharach, Ennio Morricone, Stuart Whitman, James Ivory, Martin Landau, Nancy Olson, Ann Blyth, Jeanne Moreau, Gina Lollobrigida and Vera Miles. Andre Previn and Max Von Sydow are 87 as are Christopher Plummer and Joan Plowright. 86 year olds include Joanne Woodward, Gena Rowlands, Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Stephen Sondheim, Jean Luc Godard and Monica Vitti this year.
Leslie Caron is 85 as are Rita Moreno, Carroll Baker, Olympia Dukakis, Jan Troell, Frederic Raphael and Ian Holm. 84s include John Williams and Milos Forman.
Bubbling under in their early 80s are Anouk Aimee, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Jean Paul Belmondo, Jean Sorel, Robert Hossein, Elaine May, Slyvia Miles, Ellyn Burstyn, and Marisa Pavan - whose sister Pier Angeli died back in 1969.
Mere striplings include:
Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Julie Andrews, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, George Chakiris, Shirley Maclaine, Alan Arkin, Albert Finney, Robert Redford, Mary Tyler Moore, Bruce Dern & Diane Ladd, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Ridley Scott, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Faye Dunaway, Jane Fonda, Sarah Miles, Terence Stamp, Michael York. Phew!


  1. I was sure Glynis had passed on. Good to know she is still with us.

  2. Wow, thanks for all that research Mike! And I'd like to add Dick Van Dyke, b. 12/25. Happy 2017 to you!

  3. Thanks. There will always be additions to lists like this. Earl Cameron is also 99, and Virginia McKenna 86.

  4. After a year of celebrity death, good to know so many I grew up with are still alive.

  5. Claire Bloom -overlooked again! - 86 in February.