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.

  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?

Your Result...

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macsjoy 47 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 48 months ago
11/20...Never have been good at guessing someone's age, apparently I still can't 😂
KellyShort 48 months ago
You got 10 out of 20
Not good with ages
TheDavBow3 48 months ago
17/20. I'll take it. Missed Little Rickey, Vicki Lawrence and The Waltons girl (of course)
apache65 48 months ago
I suck at this quiz😥💯😠
MaryAnn apache65 48 months ago
Me, too...7/20 😳
Debbie apache65 46 months ago
Same here. I got 9/20
jerseyguy2468 48 months ago
You got 17 out of 20
Did you prove yourself on this quiz?
texasluva 48 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.
texasluva 48 months ago
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stephaniestavr5 48 months ago
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texasluva stephaniestavr5 48 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 48 months ago
15/20 Knew a few, guessed a few.
teire 48 months ago
11/20, yikes. Mostly I erred on the side of younger, so I guess the actors wouldn’t mind.
Moriyah 48 months ago
12/20! I barely passed
Pacificsun Moriyah 48 months ago
But did you get #6 right?
UTZAAKE Moriyah 48 months ago
Same score.
12. Fear the Sneer!
cperrynaples 48 months ago
16/20! missed 3, 13, 16 & 18!
Pacificsun cperrynaples 48 months ago
Well at least you're honest! 😉😉 LOL!!
hermanstein2015 48 months ago
You got 10 out of 20. My finger killed me a few times. Gollee that was bad.
Runeshaper 48 months ago
Did terrible on this 1 LOL All great actors and actresses here! :)
Pacificsun Runeshaper 48 months ago
The actors presented were all much older than I guessed. I was surprised.
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