Can you recognize these classic TV elders in their younger days?

One of them was a child star in silent films!

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There are so many great characters in classic television that are, let’s say, of a certain age. Sometimes they bring a wise, caring presence to a show. Other times, they’re the wildest, kookiest one!

Can you identify these eleven older TV stars from when they first started in Hollywood decades before? Take the quiz below to find out!

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Can you recognize these classic TV elders in their younger days?

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ttenchantr 6 months ago
10/11 Guessed on a few and blew the last one. I would have bet money that Alfred Hitchcock picture was actually Curly Howard!
Corey ttenchantr 6 months ago
I thought so too but only Shemp played villains.
rycki1138 6 months ago
9 out of 11. Missed #s 6 & 11.
JHP 6 months ago
8/11

man oh man -two curve balls for sure
#6 sure the hell looks like carl reiner
#11 sure looks like Dr Smith
LynCarceo JHP 6 months ago
Had no clue on #10 (never heard of her), and I agree with you on #11.
Nadya92129 9 months ago
7 out of 11. STILL think Alfie looks exactly like Fred Mertz in his younger years!
JERRY6 11 months ago
5 of 11 considering i could not recognize a pic og myself from 20 years ago
11 months ago
Nine out of 11. Should have aced this!
Muleskinner 12 months ago
9/11. Who would have thought that Will Geer looked exactly like Johnathan Harris as a young man?
Dario 13 months ago
9 out of 11. Missed Nos. 7 & 11.
MarleenDavis 17 months ago
9 of 11. I just cannot believe that was Doris Ziffel!!!!!
ELEANOR MarleenDavis 12 months ago
Hers was a sad story. She gained a lot of weight due to an incident (maybe a car accident?) and could no longer do the roles she used to do.
EllisClevenger 19 months ago
You got 8 out of 11
You've got a keen eye!
Missed #6, #10, and #11.
Dario 20 months ago
8 out of 11! ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
BuddyHinton 20 months ago
There is absolutely no way that #11 isn’t Jonathan Harris.
TheDavBow3 BuddyHinton 20 months ago
I agree with you.
MarleenDavis BuddyHinton 17 months ago
I thought so as well, he was one of the 2 I missed, the other was Doris Ziffel and she would have been my last guess!
Hounddoggy 20 months ago
In the words of Apollo Creed “It’s a damn shame we gotta get old Stallion “ 🤓
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