Can you guess what decade these classic TV stars were born?

Were these actors born in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s or 1960s?

Sometimes, it can be hard to guess a person’s age, especially if they’re an actor. More often than not, actors play characters younger than themselves. But once in a while, like in Mama’s Family, an actor will play a character way older!

Can you guess when these classic television actors were born? Don’t worry, it’s nothing specific — just pick what decade you think they came into the world.

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  1. In what decade was Ron Howard born?
  2. In what decade was Donna Douglas from 'The Beverly Hillbillies' born?
  3. In what decade was Tom Lester from 'Green Acres' born?
  4. When was Johnny Crawford from 'The Rifleman' born?
  5. When was Keith Thibodeaux A.K.A. Richard Keith from 'I Love Lucy' born?
  6. In what decade was Jim Nabors born?
  7. In what decade was Carol Burnett born?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. What about Vicki Lawrence?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. In what decade was Mary Tyler Moore born?
  10. When was Eve Plumb from 'The Brady Bunch' born?
  11. What about fellow 'Brady Bunch' star Mike Lookinland?
  12. In what decade was Tony Dow from 'Leave it to Beaver' born?
  13. When was Buck Taylor from 'Gunsmoke' born?
  14. When was Nichelle Nichols born?
  15. In what decade was Henry Winkler born?
  16. In what decade was another member of the 'Happy Days' gang, Anson Williams, born?
  17. When was Michael Landon from 'Bonanza' born?
  18. In what decade was Mary Beth McDonough from 'The Waltons' born?
  19. In what decade was Gary Burghoff from 'M*A*S*H' born?
  20. In what decade was another 'M*A*S*H' star, David Ogden Stiers, born?

Can you guess what decade these classic TV stars were born?

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macsjoy 2 months ago
Love MeTV. I remember situations during my high school days like happen on "Happy Days". I graduated high school in '60. Very happy memories. And I can almost lip sync every episode of "M*A*S*H" as I have watched it over anything else whenever there are reruns available. Thank You, MeTV for making that possible.
AllisonWunderland 3 months ago
11/20...Never have been good at guessing someone's age, apparently I still can't 😂
KellyShort 3 months ago
You got 10 out of 20
Not good with ages
TheDavBow3 3 months ago
17/20. I'll take it. Missed Little Rickey, Vicki Lawrence and The Waltons girl (of course)
apache65 3 months ago
I suck at this quiz😥💯😠
MaryAnn apache65 3 months ago
Me, too...7/20 😳
Debbie apache65 2 months ago
Same here. I got 9/20
stephaniestavr5 3 months ago
As those of you may have figured out, there is a reason METV highlighted DOS: his MASH episodes started airing tonight.
JoelFogelsanger 3 months ago
You got 17 out of 20
Did you prove yourself on this quiz?
texasluva 3 months ago
18 of 20. I just guessed their age in the picture and subtracted age from guessed year. I missed Little Ricky because I was not sure of the year the pic was (I guess around 1953 and thought he was at least 5). Also thought David Ogden Stiers was older then being born in the 1940s.
stephaniestavr5 texasluva 3 months ago
Lucy gave birth to Little Ricky the same month, date and year she did Desi jr. January 19, 1953. She talks about it in her autobiography: "Love, Lucy," which I recently finished reading. I recommend Lucy fans who haven't read this, to do so. It's short {200 or so pages.} She stopped {don't have the book handy, so I'm guessing} doing the book late '60's early '70's. She talked into a tape recorder. But she talks and goes into details about everything: Where she grew up, her early years in Hollywood, working life in NY, her relationship w/Desi SR. I think the Lucy show was talked about a little bit, but not Here's Lucy. Short read, but she managed to pack a lot into the book. The other books that have been published about her that claim to have everything, I think even they missed touching upon a few topics that Lucy did touch upon.
Oh, and of course she went into details about I Love Lucy!
texasluva stephaniestavr5 3 months ago
My guess was based on assuming the picture was 1954 or before. Which would make him born in the 1940's. Though actually he was only in episodes 1956-1957. That makes him born in the 1950's instead. Of course I did not check this until after the quiz was taken. I Love Lucy ran from 1951-1957. Richard Keith: Little Ricky Ricardo, Little Ricky was born Dec 1st 1950. My thinking was correct just the years he played the part was off 3 years. Making him about 335 days shy of being a 1940's baby. You learn something new everyday and MeTV helps
Big3Fan 3 months ago
15/20 Knew a few, guessed a few.
teire 3 months ago
11/20, yikes. Mostly I erred on the side of younger, so I guess the actors wouldn’t mind.
Moriyah 3 months ago
12/20! I barely passed
Pacificsun Moriyah 3 months ago
But did you get #6 right?
UTZAAKE Moriyah 3 months ago
Same score.
12. Fear the Sneer!
cperrynaples 3 months ago
16/20! missed 3, 13, 16 & 18!
Pacificsun cperrynaples 3 months ago
Well at least you're honest! 😉😉 LOL!!
hermanstein2015 3 months ago
You got 10 out of 20. My finger killed me a few times. Gollee that was bad.
Runeshaper 3 months ago
Did terrible on this 1 LOL All great actors and actresses here! :)
Pacificsun Runeshaper 3 months ago
The actors presented were all much older than I guessed. I was surprised.
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