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February 19, 2015

30 Fascinating Vintage Photographs of Famous Dads With Their Daughters

The father/daughter relationship is a special one, a thought that's not lost on these famous fathers. Whether they're brand-new daddies just learning the ropes of parenthood or experienced family men, these busy showbiz dads make time for the lil lucky ladies in their lives. Scroll down for a selection of cute celebrity dads and their even cuter offspring.

John Barrymore and daughter Diana, 1942. (Eliot Elisofon—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Alfred Hitchcock and daughter Patricia, 1942. (Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Orson Wells, Rita Hayworth and daughter Rebecca, 1945. (Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Michael Redgrave and daughter Lynn, 1946. (Ian Smith—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Gary Cooper and daughter Maria, 1949. (Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Jackie and Rachel Robinson with their infant daughter, Sharon, Los Angeles, 1950. (J.R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Pablo Picasso and daughter Paloma, 1951. (Dmitri Kessel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Harry Truman and daughter Margaret, 1952. (George Skadding—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Desi Arnaz with daughter Lucie, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Jr., 1953. (Ed Clark—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Richard Burton and daughter Kate, 1957. (Gordon Parks—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

John F. Kennedy with daughter Caroline, 1958. (Ed Clark—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Dean Martin with daughter Gina Caroline, 1958. (Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Tony Curtis with daughter Jamie Lee, 1959. (Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

John Glenn with daughter Lyn, 1959. (Ralph Morse—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Ann-Margret with her father Gustav Olsson, 1961. (Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Burt Lancaster with daughter Sighle (pronounced Sheila), 1961. (Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Al Hirschfeld with his daughter Nina, 1961. (Bob Gomel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Astronaut Scott Carpenter with daughter Candy, 1962. (Ralph Morse—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

John Mills with daughter Hayley, 1962. (Ralph Crane—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Steve McQueen kisses his daughter Terry goodnight in 1963. (John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Robert F. Kennedy with daughter Mary, 1963. (John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Lyndon Johnson with daughters Lucy and Lynda, 1964. (Stan Wayman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton and daughter Hayley, 1965. (Stan Wayman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Frank Sinatra and daughter Nancy (with Yul Brynner), 1965. (John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Charlie Chaplin with daughters Josephine and Victoria, 1966. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Charles M. Schulz and daughter Jill, 1967. (Bill Ray—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Robert Redford and daughter Shauna, 1969. (John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Dustin Hoffman with his daughter Karina, 1969. (John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Jack Nicholson and daughter Jennifer, 1969. (Arthur Schatz—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Donald Sutherland and daughter Rachel, 1970. (Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)


  1. That's Robert Redford, not Dustin Hoffman

  2. These pics are amazing. i will share them on my blog here:

  3. That's Robert Redford and his daughter Amy in NYC in 1969 when he was doing publicity for Downhill Racer. It's not Dustin Hoffman.

  4. That's not a cigarillo. Kennedy definitely smoked weed.

  5. Happy Chinese New Year

    LOL - year of the goat

  6. Those pictures were taken in the day. If you've been downtown in the day, you'd know that it is still crowded. If Republicans had their way, downtown would still be a ghost town of almost exclusively white men... blacks and women would be subservient in order to keep white men clean, well dressed and rested. Only old white men and delusional white women are nostalgic for the early 20th century.

  7. Actually it's Robert Redford with his daughter Shauna.

  8. Mr. Loverman Shabba RanksFebruary 20, 2015 at 4:31 AM

    No Black dads were available huh?

  9. I seriously doubt those are Dean Martin's shoes...too girls flats.

  10. Happy Lunar New Year! Thanks for sharing these; I had a chance to share these with my family over New Year's dinner and we really enjoyed them.

    Point of clarification - the "monster" in the second of two photos dated 1895 (awesome that you have such photos going so far back!) isn't a monster at all. Actually, it's a Kirin (you may recognize the name since its a brand of Japanese beer referring to the same creature), which is a mythical creature from Chinese legend and lore. During New Year celebrations, you either lion dance, parade a dragon, or parade a Kirin. Typically, it's a combination of all three.

    Thanks again for sharing! I'm from San Francisco, so it's rather nice to see the history of other Chinese enclaves around the world. Cheers!

  11. Ran out of welfare and food stamps again ? ? ?
    How's that innercity treating you ???

  12. It's fine when I visit.

  13. Jacqueline Paninski NealFebruary 27, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    Wow!! Fabulous photos!!

  14. Read The Old Neighborhood by Ray Suarez and learn how it got that way.

  15. The suburban vs. city dweller gripe is stupid and pretentious, regardless of what side you take. When people get indignant about suburbia, do they bother to comprehend where all of those people would live in the city? What about the congestion?

  16. How many times a day do you bitch about "thugs"? Take your disgusting, bitter attitude someplace else.

  17. This isn't the place for conservative vs. liberal whining from one track minded internet commenters.

  18. Not everybody has to live in the city. However, there's room for far more people than live there currently. At one time the population was more than 800,000 and the city built out infrastructure assuming it would grow to 1 million. Now it's less than half the high water mark.

    What about the congestion? One of the advantages of urban living is that you don't have to drive to every place you need to go to, you can walk, bike, or take public transportation.

  19. Thanks for sharing the photos! Just enjoyed the view!

  20. disqus_f3kOOcGk4qMarch 1, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Look at how many stars are on the US flags and one can approximate the year these photos were taken...before Az and Ok became states for sure..

  21. "How many times a day do you bitch about "thugs"? "

    Every single day. Just like the news.

  22. Please. Stay in the city and suburbs. You don't fit in out in the country.

  23. Amen to that. They can keep their congestion both in the burbs and the city.


  25. Actually if you read any history of gangs and crime in the history of St Louis you will find that it has always been violent and in fact the gangs of the day make todays gangs look like a bunch of novices. StL has always been a fatally violent city.




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