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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ttenchantr 12 months ago
10/11 Guessed on a few and blew the last one. I would have bet money that Alfred Hitchcock picture was actually Curly Howard!
Corey ttenchantr 12 months ago
I thought so too but only Shemp played villains.
rycki1138 12 months ago
9 out of 11. Missed #s 6 & 11.
JHP 12 months ago
8/11

man oh man -two curve balls for sure
#6 sure the hell looks like carl reiner
#11 sure looks like Dr Smith
LynCarceo JHP 12 months ago
Had no clue on #10 (never heard of her), and I agree with you on #11.
Nadya92129 15 months ago
7 out of 11. STILL think Alfie looks exactly like Fred Mertz in his younger years!
JERRY6 17 months ago
5 of 11 considering i could not recognize a pic og myself from 20 years ago
17 months ago
Nine out of 11. Should have aced this!
Muleskinner 18 months ago
9/11. Who would have thought that Will Geer looked exactly like Johnathan Harris as a young man?
Dario 19 months ago
9 out of 11. Missed Nos. 7 & 11.
MarleenDavis 23 months ago
9 of 11. I just cannot believe that was Doris Ziffel!!!!!
ELEANOR MarleenDavis 18 months ago
Hers was a sad story. She gained a lot of weight due to an incident (maybe a car accident?) and could no longer do the roles she used to do.
EllisClevenger 25 months ago
You got 8 out of 11
You've got a keen eye!
Missed #6, #10, and #11.
Dario 26 months ago
8 out of 11! ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
BuddyHinton 26 months ago
There is absolutely no way that #11 isn’t Jonathan Harris.
TheDavBow3 BuddyHinton 26 months ago
I agree with you.
MarleenDavis BuddyHinton 23 months ago
I thought so as well, he was one of the 2 I missed, the other was Doris Ziffel and she would have been my last guess!
Hounddoggy 26 months ago
In the words of Apollo Creed “It’s a damn shame we gotta get old Stallion “ 🤓
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