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How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 03:32
by webmaster
With news of the death of Dom Deluise, I was wondering how many of Doris' co-stars - or any actors in her film career - are still alive?

I can think of:

James Garner
Louis Jourdan
Robert Morse (Mad Men)
Polly Bergen (Desperate Housewives)
Rod Taylor
Peter Graves
Edie Adams
George Kennedy,
Allyn Ann McLerie
Billy Gray (http://www.billygray.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Can anyone add to the list?

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 08:19
by ellenarden
I hate to sound like my sister (I'll explain later) but didn't Edie Adams pass away last year?

Small aside - about my sister - We were in line waiting for the doors to open for Guys & Dolls last month. This older, very well dressed, woman walked past me and I said "That's Ruta Lee" to which my sister replied, "No it isn't, she dead." Well, it was Ruta Lee, she ended up sitting right in front of us and we had a lovely conversation at the intermission. Very personable lady. :D

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 08:43
by webmaster
Yes, you are right - Edie Adams (April 16, 1927 – October 15, 2008) - I thought she was still alive.

I suppose it's not uncommon for people to assume that actors who haven't made films for many years have passed away. Doris still has a lot of 'contemporaries' around though, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Kim Novak, Tony Curtis, Eva Marie Saint, Mitzi Gaynor... can you think of any more?

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 10:16
by howard
Jane Russell, Maureen O'Hara, Jane Powell, and Tippi Hedren are the ones that come quickly to mind.

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 15:40
by Theodomus
We had that topic last summer. ;)

John's list:

Janis Paige
Kirk Douglas
Lauren Bacall
Bill Gray
Allyn Ann McLerie
Philip Carey :(
Martha Hyer
Dorothy Malone
Louis Jourdan
Steve Forrest
John Gavin
Edie Adams :(
Ann D. Davis
James Garner
Polly Bergen
Rod Taylor
Dom Deluise :(
Irene Tsu
Robert Morse
Peter Graves
George Kennedy
Don Stroud
Pat Carroll
Barbara Hershey
Rose Marie
Paul Smith
Jackie Joseph
and many children from her films and TV show as well.

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Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 15:50
by Jas1
Isn't Dorothy Malone still with us?

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 17:02
by littlepinetree
As many of you know when it comes to the kids, little Tobby from The Doris Day Show was killed on his motorcycle. He was only 22. :(

:D Alive
Dorothy Malone

Field: Entertainment

Info: She appeared in numerous movies in the 1940s and 1950s and also appeared in the TV series "Peyton Place"

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 17:33
by ellenarden
As a contempory, Jean Simmons.
I've recently really discovered what a talented actress she is. The Big Country was great and I cannot fathom why she did not get an Oscar nomination for Elmer Gantry. The Grass is Greener is another good vehicle with an outstanding cast (Grant/Kerr/Simmons/Mitchum)

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 17:49
by howard
Barbara Rush and Arlene Dahl are still with us.

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 17:59
by John M
Sadly, Philip Carey is now gone, too. (So I just edited the above list.)

As another contemporary, Mickey Rooney is still alive and kicking.

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 20:36
by littlepinetree
Shirley Temple Black is still alive, and turned 81 in April. Of course she wasn't in a Doris Day movie, but I like it when people include any classic actor/actress.

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 06 May 2009, 21:58
by pillowtalk
This is kind of a random co-star, but Sergio Fantoni, who played Paul in Do Not Disturb is apparently still alive, LOL. :lol:

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 11 May 2009, 13:13
by howard
Patrice Wymore, who appeared in "Starlift," "Tea For Two," and "I'll See You in My Dreams" is still on the right side of the grass!

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 11 May 2009, 17:01
by ellenarden
howard wrote:...still on the right side of the grass!
That reminds me of a Maxine (the grouchy cartoon lady) quote
"Every day I wake up on the right side of the flower bed is a good one" :lol: :lol:

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 13 May 2009, 06:15
by webmaster
Shirley Jones, still going strong

The star of stage and screens big and small shows she's still not afraid of the dark side. May 13, 2009
Shirley Jones does wholesome as well as anybody in the business (with the possible exception of Doris Day). She played the loving mom Shirley Partridge in the 1970-74 musical sitcom "The Partridge Family" and the lovable girl next door in such movie musicals as "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel."
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Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 13 May 2009, 07:19
by ellenarden
Shirley Jones is great. And, I'm proud to say, a Pennsylvania girl like myself. :D

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 13 May 2009, 11:05
by webmaster
Great that she is still working at 75. I think that if you have a creative interest there is no reason why you shouldn't continue as long as you want to and are in good health. I hope I'm still able to do photography and websites when I'm in my 70s.

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Rod Taylor is still working, playing a small part in the upcoming film "Inglourious Basterds".
"Rod Taylor plays Winston Churchill in this WWII film scheduled to be released Aug. 21, 2009. Rod's role is a "cameo," but it's a cool tribute for him to be chosen. The film is written and directed by renowned Rod Taylor enthusiast Quentin Tarantino. Rod filmed his part in the fall of 2008 in Berlin. Brad Pitt headlines the ensemble cast."
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Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 13 May 2009, 16:30
by daybyday08
He is great he is my 2nd favorite costar besides Rock with her. I find him so funny! He is great in The Birds too :)

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 24 May 2009, 21:17
by pillowtalk
webmaster wrote:Shirley Jones, still going strong

The star of stage and screens big and small shows she's still not afraid of the dark side. May 13, 2009
Shirley Jones does wholesome as well as anybody in the business (with the possible exception of Doris Day). She played the loving mom Shirley Partridge in the 1970-74 musical sitcom "The Partridge Family" and the lovable girl next door in such movie musicals as "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel."
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ne ... 8427.story" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I love Shirley Jones!!! She is one of my favorites. :D It's great that she's still working.
Her husband, Marty Ingels, is really bizarre though. A while ago he shoplifted a $500 hat from some store. And currently is is urging her to do playboy at 75. :shock: Oh well, she has more sense than to do that anyways. :lol:

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 24 Jan 2010, 17:31
by melancholy
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not a co-star,but going good..

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 24 Jan 2010, 17:34
by melancholy
Angela Lansbury comes to mindImage

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 24 Jan 2010, 17:54
by melancholy
ImageAt 88 getting an award for Betty White!!

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 24 Jan 2010, 19:43
by howard
Betty White was presented with the SAG (Screen Actor's Guild) Lifetime Achievement Award last night. The show was televised, and they showed highlight clips from Ms White's career. They Included a few seconds of our gal on BW's Pet series from back in the 70s. Made me smile!

Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 08:51
by melancholy
Came across this lovely picture I want to share of Kirk Douglas and his wife arriving at the Vanityfairparty last week.He is now 93!!!!
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Re: How many of Doris' film co-stars are still alive?

Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 17:35
by Jas1
That's a nice pic of Kird & Anne Douglas. I really admire him, especially how he fought back to health after his stroke.