Monday, April 6, 2009

May-December relationships

TCM showed Goodbye Again today, in which Ingrid Bergman falls for younger Anthony Perkins. In fact, the age difference between them was only 17 years. There have been lots of movies in which the actors playing the characters have much greater age differences.

Cary Grant was known for playing distinguished older gentleman types later in his career; having been born in 1904, this gave him a well over 20-year difference when starring opposite people like Eva Marie Saint in North By Northwest or Audrey Hepburn in Charade.

Gloria Swanson was 65 when she played Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd.; William Holden was only in his mid 30s.

And for a more interesting one, there was a good 30-year age difference between millionaire Joe E. Brown, and the object of his affection, Jack Lemmon, in Some Like It Hot.

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