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

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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

Connie Francis, 81.

flappy bird, Saturday, 30 November 2019 02:46 (eight months ago) link

Infamous Hollywood producer Joel Silver, 67.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:20 (eight months ago) link

Chanson singer Juliette Gréco. She joined the French Resistance in her teens, turned 92 this year.

Tuomas, Sunday, 1 December 2019 11:10 (eight months ago) link

M. Emmet Walsh, who I genuinely thought had died until I saw Knives Out last night. (He's 84.)

I don't get wet because I am tall and thin and I am afraid of people (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 14:41 (eight months ago) link

I get him and J.T. Walsh mixed up all the time.

Also, I knew J.T. was dead, but thought he had died, like, in 2014 or something. Not 1998!

pplains, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 15:34 (eight months ago) link

Happy birthday Kirk Douglas!

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 9 December 2019 14:46 (eight months ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_McGee_(pilot)

Tuskegee Airman Colonel Charles McGee, 100 on 12/7/19.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:26 (eight months ago) link

As mentioned in some other thread, Ken Rosewall, 85

And Rod Laver, 81. What a doubles pair

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:39 (eight months ago) link

If we're partnering up, Fred Stolle (two Slams w/Rosewall '68-'69) and Roy Emerson (three Slams w/Laver '61-'71) are still knocking around too. Rosewall/Laver were US Open finalists in '73. Almost all of the Aussie greats from that period are still going. Lew Hoad (who died in 1994) is maybe the only one missing?

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:56 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Kreskin still alive at 83!

Almost 85 now... and I didn't know until I saw him open for Yo La Tengo tonight.

(no joke)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 December 2019 06:26 (seven months ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzy_Delair

Suzy Delair, 102

Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Thursday, 2 January 2020 16:18 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 100 today

Alba, Sunday, 19 January 2020 12:15 (six months ago) link

Betty White just turned 98.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 19 January 2020 12:49 (six months ago) link

For the occasion Charo tweeted out a picture of herself with Betty White and I thought, we don't really know how old Charo is do we

Josefa, Sunday, 19 January 2020 15:26 (six months ago) link

Will we ever know?

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 19 January 2020 16:07 (six months ago) link

That said, she did share a story from her childhood that made more sense if took place in the 40s rather than the 50s.

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 19 January 2020 16:09 (six months ago) link

Wikipedia says 69

but Charo has always been

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 19 January 2020 16:14 (six months ago) link

if she's 69 she was married to Xavier Cugat at age 15 which I doubt

Josefa, Sunday, 19 January 2020 16:28 (six months ago) link

hmmm, I find it plausible if unlikely

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 19 January 2020 16:32 (six months ago) link

I think it's awesome Suzy Delair is still "parmi nous".

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 19 January 2020 16:47 (six months ago) link

mike yarwood -- in fact he's only 78

mark s, Sunday, 19 January 2020 20:14 (six months ago) link

was surprised to find christopher biggins is only 71, could have sworn he was 40 at least in the early 80s.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 19 January 2020 20:16 (six months ago) link

Shecky Greene (93)

Οὖτις, Monday, 20 January 2020 16:06 (six months ago) link

Jean-Luc Godard (89)

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Friday, 24 January 2020 12:17 (six months ago) link

Ivry Gitlis (97)

pomenitul, Friday, 24 January 2020 14:46 (six months ago) link

rod laver (81)

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Friday, 24 January 2020 16:12 (six months ago) link

g k chesterton

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Friday, 24 January 2020 16:27 (six months ago) link

Ole "Gunner" Solskjaer

GK Chessington's World of Adventure (Noodle Vague), Friday, 24 January 2020 16:35 (six months ago) link

Dracula

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 24 January 2020 16:43 (six months ago) link

Beverly Cleary still going strong at 103!

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 24 January 2020 17:26 (six months ago) link

henry woolf of rutland weekend TV (90)

mark s, Sunday, 26 January 2020 12:41 (six months ago) link

Colin Jeavons, oftimes weaselly British character actor, 90.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Sunday, 26 January 2020 12:59 (six months ago) link

Oh wow to both of those

GK Chessington's World of Adventure (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 26 January 2020 13:10 (six months ago) link

tom lehrer

― norway srna (nakhchivan), Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:27 PM (four years ago)

Tom Lehrer.

Come to think of it, this phenomenon would make good subject matter for a Tom Lehrer song.

― a defense for Euro-Blackface (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:28 AM (three years ago)

Still alive!

it's after the end of the world (Matt #2), Sunday, 26 January 2020 13:42 (six months ago) link

Only Stanley Baxter has more mentions I think.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Sunday, 26 January 2020 13:46 (six months ago) link

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mark s, Sunday, 26 January 2020 13:52 (six months ago) link

Rhonda Fleming (96)

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Sunday, 26 January 2020 13:53 (six months ago) link

Jules Feiffer (91 today!)

... (Eazy), Sunday, 26 January 2020 14:22 (six months ago) link


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