35 Classic Cinema Stars Final Films

by - September 17, 2015

Classic Film Stars Final Films

When you love movies as much as I do you tend to learn things the average movie goer may not know. One of those things is knowing what film was the last one for a classic film star. I knew about a few on this list but I wanted to learn more and share my findings with you. I find it interesting to know what was the last film for some of these iconic Old Hollywood stars.

For example, Edward G. Robinson's, final role in  Soylent Green. Towards the end of the film his character decides he is tired of living and enters a facility where he can be put to sleep in an ethical manner. In the scene where his character is saying goodbye to his friend, Edward actually tells Charlton Heston (his friend in the film) that he was indeed actually dying. The tears Charlton sheds in that scene are sincere as he realizes that soon he will lose his friend in real life.

Here is a list of  35 classic cinema stars and their final films:

Henry Fonda


Dorothy Lamour: Creepshow 2 (1987)

Edward G. Robinson: Soylent Green (1973)

Elvis Presley: Change of Habit (1969)

Lucille Ball: Stone Pillow (1985)

Rita Hayworth: The Wrath of God (1972)

Robert Mitchum: Pakten also known as Waiting for Sunset (1995)

Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, and Melvyn Douglas: Ghost Story (1981)

Lauren Bacall: The Forger (2012)

Faye Wray: Dragstrip Riot (1958)

John Wayne: The Shootist (1976)

Henry Fonda: On Golden Pond (1981)

Audrey Hepburn: Always (1989)

Barbara Stanwyk: The Night Walker (1966)

Sydney Greenstreet: Malaya (1949)

John Garfield: He Ran All The Way (1951)

Lana Turner: Witches Brew (1980)

Joan Fontaine: The Witches (1966)

Ship of Fools

Robert Taylor: Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968)

Spencer Tracy: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)

Clara Bow: Hoop-La (1933)

Louise Brooks: Overland Stage Riders (1938)

Jimmy Stewart: An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) Voice Only

Clark Gable: The Misfits (1961)

Vivien Leigh: Ship of Fools (1965)

Grace Kelly: High Society (1956)

James Dean: Giant (1956)

Charles Boyer: A Matter of Time (1976)

Mary Pickford: Love Happy (1950)

Bette Davis: Wicked Stepmother (1989)

George Sanders: Psychomania (1976)

Mickey Rooney: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2015)

Mary Astor: Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Natalie Wood: Brainstorm (1983)

Charlton Heston: My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 (2003)

James Cagney: Ragtime (1981)
Night Walker
Have you ever wondered what your favorite films stars last movies were? Are there any on this list that you found interesting? Would you like to know about more classic films stars and their last films? Which ones are you most curious about?


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2 comments

  1. Great idea for a post! I just watched The Night Walker a few weeks ago when it was on Svengoolie. It was good (music was delightfully creepy!), but overall it made me a little sad to think that it was the last movie she made.

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  2. What a fresh, wonderful idea for a post. Your passion for classic cinema is perpetually inspiring - and a super fun way to discover new (to me) movies or be reminded of old faves. Thank you!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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