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’M too old to change. Like Pop­eye, ‘I yam, what I yam.’ Love me or hate me, just don’t be in­dif­fer­ent,” Kirk Dou­glas once said.

The cleft-chinned star of movies like Spar­ta­cus, Lust For Life and

The Vikings is 102 on De­cem­ber 9 and at­tended a cer­e­mony last month hon­our­ing his ac­tor son Michael Dou­glas with a star on the Hol­ly­wood Walk Of Fame in Cal­i­for­nia.

Born Is­sur Danielovitch to Jewish im­mi­grants from what is now Be­larus, Kirk went on to make more than 90 films and once ex­plained his suc­cess by say­ing: “I came from ab­ject poverty. There was nowhere to go but up.”

Gone With The Wind’s Olivia De Hav­il­land turned 102 on July 1.

She was born in Ja­pan in 1916 to Bri­tish par­ents and made her mark in films like Cap­tain Blood and The Ad­ven­tures Of Robin Hood.

She was made a Dame by Queen El­iz­abeth last year for ser­vices to drama – the old­est woman ever to re­ceive the hon­our – and is now the only sur­viv­ing ma­jor cast mem­ber of Gone With The Wind.

Olivia, who lives in re­tire­ment in Paris, once de­clared: “I con­sider every birth­day a vic­tory.”

Calamity Jane and Pil­low Talk film star Doris Day cel­e­brated her 96th birth­day on April 3 and says she still gets fan mail from all over the world.

Known as Amer­ica’s Sweet­heart, she was born Doris Mary Ann Kap­pel­hoff in 1922 and said last year: “I’ve al­ways said that age is just a num­ber and I have never paid much at­ten­tion to birth­days.”

The an­i­mal lover set up the Doris Day An­i­mal League in Cal­i­for­nia in 2008 and her Doris Day An­i­mal Foun­da­tion of­fers schol­ar­ships to ve­teri­nary stu­dents. She once said: “I’ve never met an an­i­mal I didn’t like – and I can’t say the same thing

An­gela Lands­bury in 1956 Dick Van Dyke as Bert in Mary Pop­pins, 1964

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