Oh my goodness, let’s see if ANYONE remembers this legendary actor. Today he is 95 years old and he is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood

Earl Holliman’s journey to Hollywood is a tale of determination and dreams. At just 14 years old in 1943, Holliman was determined to become a movie star. Growing up in Oil City and Mooringsport, not Shreveport as often mentioned, he made his way to Hollywood through a series of stops. First, he traveled to relatives in Camden, Arkansas, then took a bus to Texarkana, Texas. From there, he hitchhiked to Hollywood.

Holliman had saved some money from working as a theater usher and on the night shift at a cafe near Barksdale Air Force Base. He even had a lead on a place to stay from a serviceman he met at the cafe, which turned out to be in El Monte, California, quite far from Hollywood.

Reflecting on his journey, Holliman admits it was a risky move, one that wouldn’t be advisable today.