Mickey Rooney : Was he the final silent actor alive

Was he the final silent actor alive

Was he the final silent actor alive

Re: Was he the final silent actor alive

No, there are Lupita Tovar, Jean Darling, Baby Peggy and Carla Laemmle, who will turn 105 this year. But none of them is of Michey's calliber.

Re: Was he the final silent actor alive

Agreed

Re: Was he the final silent actor alive

He was the only actor left alive who could say he had starred in his own series of silent movies (Mickey McGuire).

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Re: Was he the final silent actor alive

Dickie Moore should be mentioned. He made several silents as a child and gave Shirley Temple her first on-screen kiss in Miss Annie Rooney (1942). He's currently married to Jane Powell.


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Living[edit]
Name Date of birth and age Notes
Manoel de Oliveira December 11, 1908 (age 105) Portuguese film director and screenwriter who appeared as an extra in the Portuguese silent film Fátima Milagrosa in 1928.[2]
Carla Laemmle October 20, 1909 (age 104) American actress and the niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle; played a few small roles in the 1920s and 1930s, including the lead ballerina in the original Phantom of the Opera (1925).
Mary Carlisle February 3, 1914 (age 100) American actress who debuted in the 1923 silent film Long Live the King with Jackie Coogan.[3]
Fay McKenzie February 19, 1918 (age 96) American actress who appeared in her first film in 1918.[4]
Diana Serra Cary October 29, 1918 (age 95) American child star under the name "Baby Peggy". Her first movie was in 1921.
Dorothy Morrison January 3, 1919 (age 95) American child actress who appeared in several Our Gang silent films. Her first movie was in 1923.[5]
Louise Watson November 22, 1919 (age 94) American child actress who debuted at the age of 8; along with Billy and Garry, the last of nine Watson siblings.
Lassie Lou Ahern June 25, 1920 (age 93) American child actress who was in many silent Our Gang films.[6]
Jean Darling August 23, 1922 (age 91) American child actress who appeared in the Our Gang series from 1927 until 1929.[7]
Hanna Maron November 22, 1923 (age 90) Israeli actress who appeared as a child in German silent films, before appearing in talkies.[8]
Billy Watson December 25, 1923 (age 90) American child actor who debuted at age 4; along with his siblings, Louise and Garry; the last of nine Watson siblings.
Mildred Kornman July 10, 1925 (age 88) American child actress who appeared in several silent Our Gang films. Later became a fashion model under the name Ricki VanDusen.[9]
Dickie Moore September 12, 1925 (age 88) American child actor, best-known for appearing in the Our Gang talkie films and for his marriage to Jane Powell, but also appeared in a couple of silent films in 1927 and 1928.[10]
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