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Old 10-19-2016, 03:32 AM
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Last Actors to appear in the 1890s and 1900s


As of October 19, 2016 there is only one living actor that I know of who appeared in a movie from the 1910s: Fay McKenzie, who appeared in the 1918 movie "Station Content" as a baby. Now that we're moving out of the 1910s, I was starting to wonder who were the last actors to appear in a movie from the 1890s and 1900s.

After a bit of research, these two are the latest actors that I could find for each decade: 1890s: Harold Smith VIII (1889-1975), appeared in the 1898 movie "Santa Clause". 1900s: Barbara Hepworth (1904-1997), appeared in "Rescued by Rover" in 1905 and in "The Dog Outwits the Kidnapper" in 1908. Did anyone live longer than these two ?
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As an update,

1910s: Don Marion Davis (b. 1917) is the last former actor to appear in a movie during the 1910s, having been in 3 shorts made in 1919. He is preceded by Fay McKenzie (1918-2019), who is mentioned above as appearing in an 1918 movie. Interestingly, her film career lasted a full 100 years, having made her last filmed appearance in a project in 2018. This surely has to be one of the longest known careers in this field.

1900s: I have still not found another performer from this decade that has outlived Barbara Hepworth (1904-1997) who appeared in two shorts between 1905-08.

1890s: I have found an actor named Colin Williamson (1887-1976) who appeared in 3 shorts made in 1898. He is the latest surviving actor from this decade I know of right now.
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:56 PM
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ironically a Reddit TIL started just an hour ago on Fay.
https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearn...career_lasted/
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Norman Lloyd is 105 and still acting. Best known for St. Elsewhere and Dead Poets Society. He did not act until the 1930s.
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