the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually still alive

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Right?!

Apprentice Taintjazzler (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:36 (one year ago) link

She’s not famous herself exactly, but Serge Gainsbourg’s twin sister Liliane Ginsburg is still alive at 91 as far as I can tell.

similarly in the not famous stakes: lucette destouches (mrs l-f céline) recently had her 107th birthday

no lime tangier, Friday, 2 August 2019 11:13 (one year ago) link

Lloyd Price!

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 11 August 2019 00:05 (one year ago) link

Norman Lear

Come and Rock Me, Hot Potatoes (Old Lunch), Sunday, 11 August 2019 05:15 (one year ago) link

Not only Norman Lear, but also Bill Macy from Maude!

Michael Jones, Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:26 (one year ago) link

joe's sister:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2B3qWeSPSL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

(i mean i didn't really even know she existed till i saw a tweet earlier that you could win a nice supper with her in some joe-related thing)

mark s, Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:50 (one year ago) link

she was played by Julie Walters in Prick up your Ears.

calzino, Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:56 (one year ago) link

excellent memoir title

seven against feebs (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 11 August 2019 11:00 (one year ago) link

"Julie Walters as Elsie Orton"

or maybe I'm wrong, she played his other sister?

calzino, Sunday, 11 August 2019 11:00 (one year ago) link

it was Frances Barber that played Leonie.

calzino, Sunday, 11 August 2019 11:03 (one year ago) link

elsie is his mum, his other sister was called marilyn (i just looked this up)

i dimly remember a fond sister being part of the story: i probably remember the john lahr book better than the film, which i haven't seen since it came out

john lahr maybe belongs on this thread also, in that i'd assumed he was long-dead (fact fans: he's the son of the cowardly lion in the wizard of oz)

mark s, Sunday, 11 August 2019 11:29 (one year ago) link

I've half read the book a long time ago and seen the movie umpteen times. Barber is only 7 years younger than Walters is my excuse for the mixup

calzino, Sunday, 11 August 2019 11:42 (one year ago) link

Jeffrey Epstein

Trump, two days ago (Mark G), Sunday, 11 August 2019 12:02 (one year ago) link

i have some bad news for you, you might want to sit down

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 11 August 2019 13:02 (one year ago) link

whatta tube

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 11 August 2019 13:32 (one year ago) link

Spookily, Joe Orton’s sister is on the Antiques Roadshow tonight.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 11 August 2019 19:24 (one year ago) link

Not as an item being valued obviously.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 11 August 2019 19:24 (one year ago) link

:D

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 11 August 2019 19:45 (one year ago) link

just popping in to say that accusations of soup-taking would see blades drawn round my way, not sure whether ranking it vis a vis domestic violence is what id call an appropriate spend of anyone's time or w/e

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 12 August 2019 00:43 (one year ago) link

What kind of soup is it

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 12 August 2019 15:57 (one year ago) link

not esp interested in defending Sean Connery, but did he beat women, or just say it wasn't so bad (like Sam Kinison)?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 August 2019 16:01 (one year ago) link

Diane Cilento said he beat her.

tokyo rosemary, Monday, 12 August 2019 16:08 (one year ago) link

Jeffrey Epstein

― Trump, two days ago (Mark G), Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:02 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

i have some bad news for you, you might want to sit down

― Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:02 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Uh, the display name

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 06:25 (one year ago) link

Just watching Mark Eden in "Séance on a Wet Afternoon", still alive at 91.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5gpHqdmK2ac/T_a02yahrgI/AAAAAAAAC-Y/yOcxhX46MNc/s1600/Mark+Eden+Seance+on+a+wet+afternoon.JPG

... also it seems he's married to Sue Nicholls (Audrey in Coronation Street), so could also go in the Old Time Actors You're Surprised to Find Out Are/Were Married to One Another thread.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:41 (one year ago) link

... his first wife ended up marrying John Le Mesurier.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:43 (one year ago) link

Was checking out the different Little Women films on IMDB, and saw that Margaret O'Brien is not only still alive, but also still working!

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:47 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

She's not famous - well, she probably is in France - but Catherine Deneuve's mother, Renée Simonot, is still alive at 108!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9e_Simonot

Surely the oldest yet itt.

The Inner Mounting Phlegm (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:24 (eleven months ago) link

... just turned 108 on Tuesday, in fact.

The Inner Mounting Phlegm (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:27 (eleven months ago) link

... also she was the French dubbing voice for Olivia de Havilland, a mere slip of a girl at 103.

The Inner Mounting Phlegm (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:29 (eleven months ago) link

maybe I'll watch The Heiress tonight... but I don't want to jinx Olivia...

flappy bird, Thursday, 12 September 2019 20:47 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Silent film star ‘Baby Peggy’, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Serra_Cary

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 29 September 2019 16:59 (ten months ago) link

wow that's wild to contemplate

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 30 September 2019 23:44 (ten months ago) link

She went into residential care a couple years ago, but there's been no news since.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:13 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Julie Andrews

flappy bird, Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:11 (nine months ago) link

Tom T. Hall

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:43 (nine months ago) link

Martin LaSalle.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:57 (nine months ago) link

Andre Gregory. For some reason I thought he died 15-20 years ago.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 17 October 2019 23:00 (nine months ago) link

If I weren't such a fair-weather basketball fan I'd have known this, but I didn't realize Oscar Robertson was still alive (discovered while looking up the Kansas City Kings after buying my goddaughter's daughter a Kings hat). Actually just turned 80.

clemenza, Saturday, 19 October 2019 17:13 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Gorbachev

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 4 November 2019 14:49 (nine months ago) link

woah

Number None, Monday, 4 November 2019 17:14 (nine months ago) link

he always looked a bit older than he really was

Josefa, Monday, 4 November 2019 17:39 (nine months ago) link

Norman Lloyd, 105 today. (Not a surprise in the parts of the Internet I frequent.) Surprise: He is reported to be attached to a pilot in development for ABC.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Friday, 8 November 2019 15:41 (nine months ago) link

Mário Zagallo. Only 88, mind you, I thought he was older.

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Friday, 8 November 2019 16:00 (nine months ago) link

Dick Cavett. 82 but I would have thought older.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Saturday, 9 November 2019 03:14 (nine months ago) link

Pete Doherty

StanM, Saturday, 9 November 2019 03:36 (nine months ago) link

... 83.

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Saturday, 9 November 2019 13:11 (nine months ago) link

Vera Miles, 90.

flappy bird, Friday, 15 November 2019 20:28 (nine months ago) link

Margarita Pracatan

ailsa, Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:11 (eight months ago) link

Burt Young (thank you, Russian Doll

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Thursday, 28 November 2019 18:28 (eight months ago) link

As mentioned in some other thread, Ken Rosewall, 85.

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 November 2019 18:29 (eight months ago) link


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