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?

Your Result...

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121 Comments

frances3agape 1 month ago
WooHoo - only missed ONE - the last one
Several minutes of staring at pics and some guessing
Mimi1215 11 months ago
I got 9 out of 11. I missed #7 and #11.
ttenchantr 33 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 33 months ago
I thought so too but only Shemp played villains.
rycki1138 33 months ago
9 out of 11. Missed #s 6 & 11.
JHP 33 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 33 months ago
Had no clue on #10 (never heard of her), and I agree with you on #11.
Nadya92129 36 months ago
7 out of 11. STILL think Alfie looks exactly like Fred Mertz in his younger years!
JERRY6 38 months ago
5 of 11 considering i could not recognize a pic og myself from 20 years ago
39 months ago
Nine out of 11. Should have aced this!
Muleskinner 39 months ago
9/11. Who would have thought that Will Geer looked exactly like Johnathan Harris as a young man?
Dario 40 months ago
9 out of 11. Missed Nos. 7 & 11.
Mimi1215 Dario 11 months ago
Same here.
MarleenDavis 44 months ago
9 of 11. I just cannot believe that was Doris Ziffel!!!!!
ELEANOR MarleenDavis 39 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.
I remember Mom saying during an episode that the Ziffel actress used to be very pretty.
Her nose and mouth led me to guess correctlyu
EllisClevenger 46 months ago
You got 8 out of 11
You've got a keen eye!
Missed #6, #10, and #11.
Dario 47 months ago
8 out of 11! ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
BuddyHinton 47 months ago
There is absolutely no way that #11 isn’t Jonathan Harris.
TheDavBow3 BuddyHinton 47 months ago
I agree with you.
MarleenDavis BuddyHinton 44 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!
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