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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Ratt1959 17 hours ago
12 of 12. I guessed at one though.
Berrot 8 days ago
Google "Joan Crawford nude", see results
EllisClevenger 26 days ago
You got 12 out of 12
Well some of those were certainly surprising! How did you do?
Kathleen 27 days ago
12/12
I'm a big fan of those old movies
Got so many on roku
olddogg 1 month ago
I dun good maw...paw,... can I kiss the pig now.
Angela 1 month ago
11/12. Didn't recognize Tallulah Bankhead.
daDoctah 1 month ago
We need a special Batman-guest-villain edition of this category, with Rudy Vallee, Walter Slezak, Carolyn Jones, Ethel Merman, and of course Ida Lupino (who also impressed us behind the camera as director of the Gilligan's Island episode that starred Phil Silvers).
KENDALL 1 month ago
NOW THIS QUIZ WAS PRETTY EASY FOR ME.
Utzaake 1 month ago
12/12.
8.

12. She loved her New York Baseball Giants!
bnichols23 1 month ago
Give me a Myrna Loy or a Myrna co-star any day.
Love Myrna Loy!
She & Powell were perfect together. Better screen chemistry than even Bogie/Bacall.
Amazing chemistry! Can watch any movie they are in over and over again. Oh course my favourite is The Thin Man.
"Are you packing?" "Yes, dear, I'm putting away this liquor." That one totally cracks me up every time. OK, OK, it was actually in "After the...." Still, it's heinous funny! Anything with either of them is worth watching. "My Man Godfrey" is sadly underrated to my way of thinking.
Lol so witty! Watched My Man Godfrey last week.
DerekBird 1 month ago
You got 11 out of 12
Well some of those were certainly surprising! How did you do?
AllisonWunderland 1 month ago
Well, got 10 correct...hmmm, and that's with guessing on a couple 😳😟
Sometimes you feel like a wiz, sometimes you don't .
His daughter was quite the cook.
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