It takes a movie expert to recognize these Golden Age Hollywood stars on TV

They were movie stars in the '20s and '30s — and celebrity cameos in the '60s and '70s.

 

They were Hollywood's earliest icons, the stars of silent and black-and-white cinema. Names like Chaplin, Garbo, Bogart and Dietrich. 

These celebrities were on marquees in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s — before television became a household habit. 

But they still turned up on TV from time to time. Below, we've gathered some TV cameos made by Golden Age Hollywood stars. You're practically a film scholar if you can recognize them all. Good luck!

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  1. This comedy duo was massive in the 1930s — and turned into a cartoon in 1966.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  2. She appeared on The Red Skelton Hour in 1963.
     Image: CBS / Wikimedia Commons
  3. The Three Stooges appeared on The Ed Wynn Show in 1950. Who is the Stooge in the middle of the three?
  4. The silent slapstick star appeared on The Twilight Zone in the episode "Once Upon a Time".
  5. He made one of his final screen appearances on Battlestar Galactica in 1979.
  6. She was in the Gunsmoke episode "The Jailer".
  7. That's Spanky on the left. The Little Rascal on the right would go on to play which 1970s TV detective?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  8. This Casablanca actor turned up in an episode of Rawhide.
  9. She turned up alongside Lucille Ball in an episode of The Lucy Show.
  10. She appeared in the My Three Sons episode "The Fountain of Youth".
     Image: The Everett Collection
  11. She appeared in the Columbo mystery "Étude in Black."
  12. She portrayed the Batman villain Black Widow.

It takes a movie expert to recognize these Golden Age Hollywood stars on TV

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tbrian 5 months ago
You got 11 out of 12

A few were lucky guesses not knowing some of the names.
CaroleThorpe 9 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Well some of those were certainly surprising! How did you do?
itsGretchen 15 months ago
Some lucky guesses, but I got 'em all 🍀
LynCarceo 21 months ago
11/12. Missed #11 because I never saw her to know what she looked like.
RedSamRackham 21 months ago
* When Tallulah Bankhead was on Batman episode Grady Sutton was a bank employee but didn't use name Og Oggilby (his bank employee name in W C Fields movie THE BANK DICK)! ☺
PulsarStargrave 28 months ago
12/12 Number 11 gave me trouble because I wasn't sure if it was CLAUDETTE COLBERT who was married to CLARK GABLE and later died in a plane crash! I didn't see anything special about her eyes so that left out CLARA BOW, who had a rep for beautiful eyes, therefore...
Snickers 37 months ago
11 out of 12, never heard of Myrna Loy.
Dario 38 months ago
ACED IT!!!!! A PERFECT 12!!!!! 👌👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
CaroleThorpe 38 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Well some of those were certainly surprising! How did you do?
DerekBird 38 months ago
You got 11 out of 12
Well some of those were certainly surprising! How did you do?
Missed #11. I should have know better than to get swerved by the French in the question.
Snickers DerekBird 37 months ago
Same one I missed.
EllisClevenger 39 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Well some of those were certainly surprising! How did you do?
RoberttheWallace 46 months ago
Nailed 'em--just a movie buff, that's all Folks!
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