Really?? He/She is still alive?!

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Posted: 8/26/12 at 3:55pm
Are there stars from Broadway's 'Golden Era' that you were ever surprised to hear are still with us? I know it may seem like an odd question.. but it got me thinking after I heard of the passing last month of Celeste Holm, who originated the role of Ado Annie in OKLAHOMA! (who knew a lead from that landmark musical was still alive in 2012). She was 95!

I think many may also be surprised to hear Jack Klugman, the original Herbie in GYPSY, is still kicking.
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Posted: 8/26/12 at 7:19pm
I saw Mickey Rooney on stage two years ago. He played Baron Hardup in Cinderella at Milton Keynes Theatre in England - he was 89 at the time!
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Posted: 8/26/12 at 7:32pm
I am surprised to hear about Klugman. Good for him!
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Posted: 8/26/12 at 7:36pm
Though not a Broadway star....Abe Vigoda is still alive!
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Posted: 8/26/12 at 7:39pm
Thing about Klugman, Tony Randal alway told Jack smoking would kill him at an early age. Guess Jack showed him! Keep kicking Jack, you ROCK!
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Posted: 8/26/12 at 7:50pm
Jack Klugman is not only alive, but still active!

He starred as juror number nine in Twelve Angry Men at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ only a couple of months ago.
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Posted: 8/26/12 at 8:02pm
Loretta Swit is still touring the dinner theatre circuit.
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Posted: 8/26/12 at 8:07pm
Jay, that is freaking awesome to hear! Have always liked him! Used to see him all the time eating at the Rivera Cafe in the West Village in the mid eighties when I lived there.


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Posted: 8/26/12 at 8:12pm
Of course this thread has probably jinxed him, and he will croak it any day now. Hopefully not! Really?? He/She is still alive?!
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Posted: 8/26/12 at 8:20pm
Eli Wallach's still with us.
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Posted: 8/26/12 at 8:56pm
Luise Rainer (The Lady from the Sea; A Cinderella Story) is 102.

Olivia De Havilland (Romeo & Juliet; Candida; A Gift of Time) is 96.

Her sister, Joan Fontaine (Forty Carats; Tea and Sympathy) is 94.

Stephen Douglass (Carousel; Damn Yankees; 110 in the Shade, etc) is 90.

George S. Irving and Gene Saks (numerous plays and musicals) are 89.
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Posted: 8/27/12 at 1:51am
Great to hear that Jack was in another production of Twelve Angry Men. I loved his subtle performance in the film.
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Posted: 8/27/12 at 7:46am
Patricia Morison, the original Kate from "Kiss Me, Kate" and the replacement Anna (with very little notice) when Gertrude Lawrence passed away during the original run of "The King and I" is 97.

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Posted: 8/27/12 at 8:03am
She's not a stage star (IBDB only has a two month credit for her) but Ellen Albertini Dow is 99 this November.

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Posted: 8/27/12 at 8:22am
Sono Osato, the original Ivy Smith from "On the Town" is 92.

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Posted: 8/27/12 at 8:26am
Not that she's ancient, but Pat Suzuki ("I Enjoy Being a Girl"), the original Linda Low from "Flower Drum Song" is 81.

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Posted: 8/27/12 at 8:31am
Glynis Johns will be 89 this October
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Posted: 8/27/12 at 8:33am
bobs3---Stephen Douglass passed away in 2011.


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Posted: 8/27/12 at 8:37am
Although not a Broadway star, she still has heavy ties to musical theatre (the Baroness in the film version of "The Sound of Music"), but Eleanor Parker is 90.
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Posted: 8/27/12 at 8:43am
Speaking of Oklahoma!, Joan Roberts, who played Laurey in the original Broadway production, passed away a couple of weeks after Mrs. Holm. She was also 95 years old.
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Posted: 8/27/12 at 9:06am
Lauren Bacall is 87!
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Posted: 8/27/12 at 9:44am
As far as I can tell, the original Maria, Anita, Riff, and Bernardo from WSS are still with us (and Chita's still working it!)
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Posted: 8/27/12 at 10:02am
Really? Is this insulting ageist thread necessary? Oh wait. It's broadwayworld.com. I guess it is.
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Posted: 8/27/12 at 10:05am
If you think honoring someone's apparent great health and longevity in their careers (like Jack and Chita) is insulting, wait til you see us actually be insulting.
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Posted: 8/27/12 at 10:07am
Oh please, hag.