Throughout the 1970s, Gary Burghoff was among the most recognized and adored old actors on television. He played the delightfully nerdy Radar O’Reilly om M.A.S.H., but Burghoff seemed to disappear not just from TV, but the planet when the show ended.
Many think Burghoff is dead, but the actor is very much alive today at age 73. He rarely works on stage or screen anymore, however. He spends much of his time engaged in his passions for painting wildlife and collecting stamps.
She starred in Gone With the Wind way back in 1939, and believe it or not, Olivia de Haviland is still alive. The actress turned 100 last year and will reach age 101 in July of 2017.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1916 to British parents, de Havilland became one of the brightest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She appeared in 49 films, including some of the biggest, including The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn.
Dick Van Dyke is not only alive and well at age 91, he recently married 40-something beauty Arlene Silver. Van Dyke still enjoys a rigorous professional life as an actor, singer and dancer.
The actor enjoyed tremendous success in the 1960s starring opposite Mary Tyler Moore (deceased) in the Dick Van Dyke Show. He is also beloved for his roles opposite Julie Andrews (alive) in such films as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Dick Van Dyke has popped up recently in such shows as The Middle and Micky Mouse Clubhouse.