Jackie Bassett, Sue Davis, and Lynn Johnson as seen through the years.
In 1964 the three girls attended the same elementary school in a working-class neighborhood in London. Jackie had divorced by the age of 35 and was a single mother. During filming of "56 Up" her ex died from injuries suffered in a car accident, but Jackie also saw the birth of her first grandchild.
At 24 Sue married and gave up her job to raise two children. By "42 Up" she had divorced and was supporting her family on her own. In "56 Up" Sue is still employed in the administrative department of a law school - and is engaged.
Lynn (who as a child said she wanted to work at Woolworth's) became a librarian, a profession she continued until recently, when she lost her job because of budget cuts. She is still married to her husband Russ; they have several grandchildren.
Credit: First Run Features