Last Surviving Sitcom Stars

Are you fond of classic TV shows or were you one of the people who did not miss an episode of Sitcoms from the 20th century? Maybe you have come to hear about these shows and just like the people who watched them, you may be wondering if there are any cast members that are still alive. Curious about their whereabouts? Read on and find out.

Image Credit: Getty Images/CBS via Getty Images | Still of Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale, Jr. as The Skipper, Jonas Grumby and Russell Johnson as Professor Roy Hinkley from the pilot episode of Gilligan's Island

Image Credit: Getty Images/CBS via Getty Images | Still of Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale, Jr. as The Skipper, Jonas Grumby and Russell Johnson as Professor Roy Hinkley from the pilot episode of Gilligan's Island


SURVIVOR OF GILLIGAN’S ISLAND

On September 26, 1964, Gilligan’s Island was aired on television. It was a story of a shipwreck that involves seven castaways. One of the castaways was a curvaceous movie star named Ginger Grant. The character was played by Tina Louise who first burst on the national scene when she starred on Broadway’s “Li’l Abner”.

Image source: Youtube/rick nineg | Still from the intro of Gilligan's Island

Image source: Youtube/rick nineg | Still from the intro of Gilligan's Island

She is now 86 years old for she was born on February 11, 1934. She resides in New York City and she is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She advocates for the improvement of child literacy. She and Dawn Wells are the only two remaining cast of Gilligan’s Island that is alive until today.

Image Credit: Getty Images/Keystone | Portrait of Tina Louise from 1960

Image Credit: Getty Images/Keystone | Portrait of Tina Louise from 1960


THE OTHER SURVIVOR

Another member of the Gilligan’s Island cast is Dawn Wells who played a simple farm girl named Mary Ann Summers. She is turning 82 this year and she’s still going strong, not to mention gorgeous! She believes that Gilligan’s Island just has a timelessness about it that cannot be overlooked.

Image source: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain | Portrait of Dawn Wells from Gilligan's Island

Image source: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain | Portrait of Dawn Wells from Gilligan's Island

“It was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. We all knew how special it was at the time,” she told Palm Beach Post. The actress is now sadly suffering from an illness and needs some court help with an overzealous fan who desires to marry her. Don’t worry! The judge granted some protection and she’s in good hands.

Image Credit: Getty Images/Robin Marchant | Dawn Wells visiting SiriusXM in 2016

Image Credit: Getty Images/Robin Marchant | Dawn Wells visiting SiriusXM in 2016


THE ENDURING JEANNIE

I Dream of Jeannie was a TV show that premiered in 1965 and ended in 1970. It was about an astronaut who found a 2000-year-old blonde genie in a bottle after he landed on a deserted beach. The genie named Jeannie was played by Barbara Eden who was very innocent and dedicated to her new master.

Image Credit: Getty Images/Hulton Archive | Promotional photo of Barbara Eden from "I Dream of Jennie"

Image Credit: Getty Images/Hulton Archive | Promotional photo of Barbara Eden from "I Dream of Jennie"

After the death of her fellow actors, Larry Lagman, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke, it seems like Eden will compete with her character when it comes to an enduring life. She is now 89 years old and she still starred on a holiday movie My Adventures with Santa in 2019.

Image Credit: Getty Images/WireImage/Jean Baptiste Lacroix | Barbara Eden attends the Paley Honors: A Special Tribute To Television's Comedy Legends 2019

Image Credit: Getty Images/WireImage/Jean Baptiste Lacroix | Barbara Eden attends the Paley Honors: A Special Tribute To Television's Comedy Legends 2019


OFFICER JIM REED IS STILL SURVIVING

Kent McCord played the role of a rookie who was fresh out of police academy on Adam-12. He was that picture-perfect street cop who worked with Officer Pete Malloy after the officer’s young partner was killed on the line of duty.  After his work in Adam-12, he became an important power-player in Hollywood unions.

Image Credit: Getty Images/Michael Ochs Archive | Martin Milner and Kent McCord co-stars of the hit 1970's TV show Adam 12

Image Credit: Getty Images/Michael Ochs Archive | Martin Milner and Kent McCord co-stars of the hit 1970's TV show Adam 12

The actor is about to turn 78 this September 26. He was actively involved in the Screen Actor’s Guild during the series run of Adam-12 and he is still active there until today. He has his own website and he continues to work on that, and he keeps busy by doing voiceovers for commercials and documentaries.

Image Credit: Getty Images/Getty Images for Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach/Michael Kovac | Kent McCord arrives at the 2019 Festival of Arts Celebrity Benefit Event 2019

Image Credit: Getty Images/Getty Images for Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach/Michael Kovac | Kent McCord arrives at the 2019 Festival of Arts Celebrity Benefit Event 2019


SUPERMAN’S PARTNER LIVES ON

Phyllis Coates is the second actress who portrayed a female reporter named Lois Lane who is Superman’s love interest. She starred alongside George Reeves in 1951 in Superman and the Mole Men. That movie served as the pilot for the television series and the production began in 1951.

Image Credit: Getty Images/Silver Screen Collection | George Reeves as Superman and Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane

Image Credit: Getty Images/Silver Screen Collection | George Reeves as Superman and Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane

Coates became a trendsetter at that time on behalf of women in the ‘50s. She is now 93 years old and she is the last surviving regular cast member from the Adventures of Superman TV series after Noel Neill died last July 3, 2016. She was married 4 times and has 2 daughters and a son.

Image Credit: Getty Images/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Acey Harper | Image of Phyllis Coates from 1994

Image Credit: Getty Images/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Acey Harper | Image of Phyllis Coates from 1994


THE LAST OF THE HILLBILLIES

In 1962, the first American comedy series that features a "fish out of water" genre was aired, and it is no other than "The Beverly Hillbillies". It’s about a nouveau rich family who got their wealth from luck and moved to Beverly Hills where they shook up the privileged society with their country ways of living.

Image Credit: Getty Images/Hulton Archive/Silver Screen Collection | Portrait of the cast of Beverly Hillbillies

Image Credit: Getty Images/Hulton Archive/Silver Screen Collection | Portrait of the cast of Beverly Hillbillies

One of the cast was Max Baer Jr. who played the role of the dim-witted Jethro Bodine who was the nephew of Jed Clampett. Well, he is now the last one left of the Hillbilly clan after Donna Douglas, who played Baer’s character’s cousin on the show, died in 2015.

Image Credit: Gettty Images/WireImage/Bobby Bank | Max Baer Jr. attends the 2016 Chiller Theater Expo

Image Credit: Gettty Images/WireImage/Bobby Bank | Max Baer Jr. attends the 2016 Chiller Theater Expo

These iconic classic stars will forever be remembered for their roles that gave color to the television screens from the 50s-80s. As the younger generation may not know them anymore, it would be good if they will be introduced to them as the legends who have played their roles perfectly. Do you remember these stars? Leave us a comment and let us know! 

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