Happy Father’s Day to All… Classic Movie Dads and their Classic Movie Kids…

Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to all those Dads out there! And Celebrating the Day with a Quick Pictorial…

This is just a simple post with some pictures of Classic Movie Dads and their Classic Movie Kids. I’m sure I’m missing a whole bunch, so consider this ‘part one’ — and please feel free to chime in, and I will continue the list next year…

Father and Son Carl Reiner and Rob ReinerFather and Son, Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner – both actors, directors, writers and producers. Yes, you could say that the talent runs ‘all in the family’ (sorry, just couldn’t resist that). I saw them at the Handprint/Footprint Ceremony this year at the TCM Film Festival, and they seem like two peas in a pod! Very loving and funny together.


Father and Son Kirk Douglas and Michael DouglasFather and Son, Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas. Incidentally, Kirk Douglas turned 100 years old this year! Strictly speaking, Michael wouldn’t be considered a Classic Movie Kid (as his film career started in the 1970s), but his list of achievements is many, and I just couldn’t create this list without including the fabulous Kirk Douglas.


Father and Daughter, Vincente Minnelli and Liza Minnelli

Father and Daughter, Vincente Minnelli and Liza Minnelli. Of course Liza (with a Z :)) has two legendary parents, the other being none other than the one and only (understatement) Judy Garland!


Father and Son, Alan Hale Sr and Alan Hale JrFather and Son, Alan Hale Sr and Alan Hale JrFather and Son, Alan Hale Sr and Alan Hale Jr. I added the 2nd picture here because they just look so gosh darn alike :). For me, I know Alan Hale Sr. best as Errol Flynn’s trusty sidekick, and also from his hilarious bit part in In Happened One Night (“My tonsils won’t burn”), and of course his son will always be ‘the Skipper’ from Gilligan’s Island to me.


Father and Son Ed and Keenan Wynn

Father and Son, Ed and Keenan Wynn. The elder Wynn made his mark in Vaudeville (a star in the Ziegfeld Follies), Broadway (directing/producing too), Radio, TV and Film! Keenan on the other hand, made his mark as a character actor on TV and in film, with over 270 roles to his credit.


Father and Son Walter and John Huston

Father and Daughter John Huston and Anjelica Huston

This is a ‘two-fer’… Father and Son, Walter Huston and John Huston (upper photo) plus Father and Daughter, John Huston and Anjelica Huston (photo just above). And how’s this for an interesting tidbit: John Huston directed both his father, Walter Huston, and daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins in different films (respectively: Best Supporting Actor for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Best Supporting Actress in Prizzi’s Honor).


Father and Daughter Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth MontgomeryFather and Daughter, Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Montgomery.  Robert made his mark as actor, director and producer (including producing over 300 episodes of his own TV series Robert Montgomery Presents). Daughter Elizabeth started her career in the 1950s with a role on her dad’s, Robert Montgomery Presents, but most of us know her best as Samantha Stevens on Bewitched 🙂


Father and Son John Carradine and David Carradine

Father and Son, John Carradine and David Carradine (David is just one of John’s actor sons which also include Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine). A prolific character actor, John appeared in over 350 film and TV roles…drama, westerns, horror…and was also a member of John Ford’s stock company. Son David has over 230 acting credits to his name, but is probably best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s TV series Kung Fu.


Father and Son, Douglas Fairbanks Sr and Jr

Father and Son, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Jr.  What can you say about Douglas Fairbanks Sr? Actor, screenwriter, director, producer, silent film legend, co-founder of United Artist, and the list goes on… As for son, Douglas Jr., he was a star in his own right, with almost 100 credits to his name — and he was also a decorated Naval Officer of WWII and founder of the U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers (think Navy SEALS).


Father and Kids Henry Fonda Peter Fonda Jane Fonda

And a tri-fecter: Father and Kids, Henry Fonda, Peter Fonda and Jane Fonda. Another ‘what can I say’ here… Legendary and beloved actor Henry Fonda has been in too many iconic films to count, from westerns to dramas to comedies…  Pictured here with his two famous actor children, Peter and Jane. Henry is also grandfather to actors Bridget Fonda and Troy Garity.

Happy Father’s Day to your and your Families 🙂


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub


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11 Responses to Happy Father’s Day to All… Classic Movie Dads and their Classic Movie Kids…

  1. Bruce Baldwin says:

    Great photos and captions, Annmarie. Many thanks for an excellent Father’s Day post!

  2. Lovely pictures!

    For next year: Tyrone Powers (sr. & jr.), Jason Robards (sr. & jr.), and how about Robert Clarke (The Hideous Sun Demon) and voice actor son Cam Clarke.

  3. Marlene Hall says:

    Terrific idea, great photos — It was a lot of fun to see and read!

    For next year, how about Jose’ and Miguel Ferrer, the Barrymores (3 generations), Lon Chaneys (Sr. and Jr.), the Redgraves, John and Hayley Mills, Tony and Jamie Lee Curtis, Lloyd Bridges and sons Beau and Jeff, Alan and Adam Arkin, Bruce and Laura Dern, Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, and Charlie and Geraldine Chaplin?

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh my gosh! I cannot believe that I forgot all about the Barrymores and Chaneys! And Tony Curtis, John Mills… Wow, thanks so much… Those will be great to add to ‘part two’ 🙂

  4. I have the hots for Britt Ekland says:

    Peter Fonda wrote a book called Don’t Tell Dad, revealing that Henry Fonda was a terrible father.

  5. Michelle Amsili says:

    Love them all. Let’s not forget Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr as well as Nancy and Tina !

  6. Shelia says:

    Awww…what a good post! Thanks. Great pictures too.

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