Can you recognize these classic TV elders in their younger days?

One of them was a child star in silent films!

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There are so many great characters in classic television that are, let’s say, of a certain age. Sometimes they bring a wise, caring presence to a show. Other times, they’re the wildest, kookiest one!

Can you identify these eleven older TV stars from when they first started in Hollywood decades before? Take the quiz below to find out!

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Can you recognize these classic TV elders in their younger days?

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Dario 6 days ago
8 out of 11! ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
BuddyHinton 9 days ago
There is absolutely no way that #11 isn’t Jonathan Harris.
I agree with you.
Hounddoggy 12 days ago
In the words of Apollo Creed “It’s a damn shame we gotta get old Stallion “ 🤓
MarkSpeck 19 days ago
7 out of 11. Some people were easily recognizable, others not so much.
Peter 20 days ago
No. 9 is not Milburn Stone. It's John Wayne.


DavidBarker 20 days ago
You got 6 out of 11
Better luck next time.
Great quiz, got 5 in a row correct, then fell apart! LOL
luckylady6400 21 days ago
Great quiz. Got 7 correct out of 11.
Thomas 22 days ago
8/11 Guessed wrong for Ward Bond (Lee Marvin), Will Gear (Jonathan Harris) and Barbara Pepper (Ann Sheridan).
MaryHelen 22 days ago
sometimes a star is recognized by his voice-- ever see a youg Nicolas colosanto-- fat, lots of hair-- coach on cheers-- it's the voice that I recognized
MrBill 22 days ago
7/11; tough quiz - I am glad I got a passing score
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