Special Report

Actors With the Longest Careers

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26. Patty McCormack
> Age: 73
> Film credits: 34
> Most recent movie: “Barking Mad” (2018)
> Earliest movie: “Two Gals and a Guy” (1951)

Patty McCormack, born Patricia Ellen Russo, might be best known as the malevolent child in the 1956 film “The Bad Seed,” for which she was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar. She played Richard Nixon’s wife Pat in “Frost/Nixon” in 2008. TV viewers will recognize her work in the series “The Sopranos” during the early 2000s.

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25. Tippi Hedren
> Age: 88
> Film credits: 36
> Most recent movie: “The Ghost and The Whale” (2017)
> Earliest movie: “The Petty Girl” (1950)

Tippi Hedren, mother of actress Melanie Griffith and an animal rights advocate, was the prototypical “icy blonde” of Alfred Hitchcock movies in the 1950s and ’60s. Her most famous role was of a terrorized woman in “The Birds” in 1963. She also starred in Hitchcock’s “Marnie” (1964) and in Charlie Chaplin’s “A Countess from Hong Kong” (1967).

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24. Russ Tamblyn
> Age: 84
> Film credits: 63
> Most recent movie: “Chatty Catties” (2015)
> Earliest movie: “The Boy with Green Hair” (1948)

The athletic Russ Tamblyn will forever be remembered as the hot-tempered gang member Riff in the musical “West Side Story” (1961). He also distinguished himself with his dancing prowess in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954).

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23. Robert Wagner
> Age: 88
> Film credits: 67
> Most recent movie: “What Happened to Monday” (2017)
> Earliest movie: “The Happy Years” (1950)

Robert Wagner’s career includes sprawling epics like “The Longest Day” (1962), disaster flicks like “The Towering Inferno” (1974), and comedies like “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002). He also was a durable performer on television series such as “Hart to Hart” and “NCIS.”

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22. Jeff Bridges
> Age: 69
> Film credits: 73
> Most recent movie: “Bad Times at the El Royale” (2018)
> Earliest movie: “The Company She Keeps” (1951)

Jeff Bridges began his storied career in motion pictures as an infant on a train in “The Company She Keeps” in 1951. He won a best actor Oscar in 2010 for his role in “Crazy Heart” and has been nominated for an Academy Award six other times, including for roles in “The Last Picture Show” (1971), “True Grit” (2010), and “Hell or High Water” (2016).

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