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They say age is just a number, but it seems that the world gets too caught up in prejudice. No one wants to age, but here are a bunch of celebrities that make being over 90 years old look amazing cool. Naturally, Betty White is a perfect example, but Christopher Plummer makes a great case for the men. There are several stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood you might want to take inspiration from like Tippi Hedren and Angela Lansbury. Let’s take a look!
The singer has had one of the most amazing careers in the music industry and has become a living legend. He was born on August 3rd, 1926, which means that he turned 95 in 2021. You might have heard him singing ‘I Left My Heart In San Francisco’, as well as other songs from the Great American Songbook. Additionally, Bennett has earned 18 Grammy.
Bob Barker was originally the host of ‘The Price Is Right’ before he retired and Drew Carey took over. He won 16 Daytime Emmys during his career, and you might also recognize him from ‘Truth or Consequences’. Barker was born on December 12, 1923, and turns 98 in 2021.
Angela Lansbury is one of the legendary actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 2014, she was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Most people recognize her best from ‘Murder She Wrote’, where she played Jessica Fletcher, but her career goes back to 1944. Lansbury was born on October 16, 1925, and turns 96 in 2021.
Harry Belafonte is a great inspiration for any dreamers that don’t think they can make it due to their circumstances. He grew up in a poor family in Harlem, but everything changed with the movie ‘Carmen Jones’ from 1954. Furthermore, Belafonte released songs like ‘The Banana Boat (Day-O)’ and ‘Jamaica Farewell’ to become a singing legend. He was born on March 1, 1927, and turns 93 in 2021.
Any fan of Hollywood knows who Betty White is. She was born on January 17, 1922, and turns 99 in 2021. She was been in the acting industry for 8 decades and continues her active career even at her age. You might remember her best from ‘The Proposal’, ‘The Golden Girls’, ‘You Again’, and many others.
Storch is a comedian and actor that you might recognize only by his voice. He is known for lending his vocals to cartoons such as ‘Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales’, ‘Underdog’, ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You’, and more. He was born on January 8, 1923, and just turned 98 in 2021. The actor also played Cpl. Randolph Agarn in ‘F Troop’.
Cicely Tyson is another legendary actress in Hollywood, especially because she broke ground in the business for other African-American women. You might have seen her in ‘Sounder’, ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’, ‘The Help’, and many others. In 2016, the actress was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was born on December 18, 1924, and turns 97 in 2021.
Everyone knows Atteborough best from all his nature documentaries. He is a legendary naturalist, and you should definitely check out his latest Netflix film ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’. He was born on April 9, 1926, and turns 95 in 2021. He was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1974.
Leachman is another legendary actress on this list. She has won 8 Emmy Awards during her career, which consisted of mostly comedies such as ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘High Anxiety’. However, her Academy Award is thanks to the drama film ‘The Last Picture Show’. Cloris was born on April 30, 1926, and turns 95 in 2021.
Eastwood is another actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood on our list. He was born on May 31, 1930, and turns 91 in 2021. His career took off with the TV show ‘Rawhide’ but became a household name thanks to spaghetti westerns like ‘A Fistful of Dollars’, ‘A Few Dollars Move’, and ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’.
Asner was born on November 15, 1929, and turns 92 years old in 2021. He is an Emmy-winning actor that you might recognize from ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ as well as ‘Lou Grant’. His career has continued even at his advanced age with 2020 appearances on ‘Modern Family’, ‘Briarpatch’, and ‘Blue Bloods’.
Newhart is another legendary comedic actor in Hollywood. He was born on September 5, 1929, and turns 92 years old in 2021. Younger fans might know him better from his appearances as Professor Proton in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Young Sheldon’. However, the actor had his own sitcom ‘The Bob Newhart Show’.
Parsons won an Academy Award in the 1960s for the movie ‘Bonnie and Clyde’. She continued her career on the big screen as well as in the theater. Younger fans probably know her from ‘The Good Wife’, ‘The Conners’, and ‘Grace and Frankie’. The actress was born on November 20, 1927, and turns 94 years old in 2021.
Plummer might be best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in the classic film ‘The Sound of Music’ alongside Julie Andrews. However, his career has transcended decades. He won an Academy Award for the 2010 movie ‘Beginners’ and was nominated years later for ‘All the Money in the World. He was born on December 13, 1929, and turns 92 in 2021.
Brooks is a big name in Hollywood, and one of his best works is writing the show ‘Get Smart with Buck Henry’. He was born on June 28, 1926, and turns 95 years old in 2021. Additionally, Brooks is one of the few EGOTs in Hollywood, which means that he won an Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Grammy.
Sidney Poitier is another legend in Hollywood, especially because he was the first African-American person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. It was for the 1964 film ‘Lilies of the Field’. He was born on February 20, 1927, and turns 94 years old in 2021.
Buzz Aldrin is best known around the world as the second man to walk on the moon. Alongside Neil Armstrong, they flew on the 1069 Apollo 11 mission. He was an astronaut for NASA, engineer, and fighter pilot. The astronaut was born on January 20, 1930, and turns 91 years old in 2021.
Sondheim is one of the greatest composers and lyricists that the world has ever seen. His work is mostly Broadway musicals such as ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, ‘Sunday in the Park with George’, ‘Gypsy’, and many others. He was born on March 22, 1930, and turns 91 in 2021.
Hedren is recognized as one of the great American actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She won a Golden Globe for 1963’s ‘The Birds’. You might also know her daughter, Melanie Griffith, and granddaughter, Dakota Johnson. The actress was born on January 19, 1930, and turns 91 in 2021.
Dick Van Dyke is another huge legend in the acting industry. He is also an EGOT winner with a 7-decade career. Most people recognize him best as Best from ‘Mary Poppins’, and he also made a cameo in the recent reboot with Emily Blunt. The actor was born on December 13, 1925, and turns 96 in 2021.
Any fan of classic TV and movies can probably recognize Wagner’s name. He appeared in ‘It Takes a Thief’ as well as ‘Switch’. The actor also was in ‘A Kiss Before Dying’, ‘The Pink Panther’, ‘The Towering Inferno’, ‘The Concorde…Airport ‘79’. Wagner was born on February 10, 1930, and turns 91 in 2021.
Hackman was born on January 30, 1930, and turns 91 years old in 2021. The actor won the Best Actor Oscar for 1971's ‘The French Connection’. He later received one for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Unforgiven’. Gene also won several Golden Globes, a SAG, and two BAFTAs.
Smith is another actress on this list that will turn 91 in 2021, as she was born on November 3, 1930. The actress appeared in movies such as ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’, ‘Dead Man Walking’, ‘Twister’, ‘Fatal Attraction’, and many others. Lois was on TV shows like ‘True Blood’ and ‘The Americans’.
His real name is Senor Abravanel and was born on December 12, 1930. The Brazilian television host will turn 91 in 2021 and has been working on the show ‘Programa Silvio Santos’ since the early 1960s. Santos is one of the richest and most famous people from Brazil.
The actress has been in Hollywood for more than 7 decades. She was born on July 4, 1924, and turns 97 years old in 2021. Saint won an Academy Award for ‘North by Northwest’. You also received nominations for the Golden Globe and BAFTA thanks to the film ‘A Hatful of Rain’.
Woodward is another huge name from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She has won an Oscar, three Primetime Emmys, and three Golden Globes. The actress was born on February 27, 1930, and turns 91 years old in 2021. Since Olivia de Havilland died in July 2020, Woodward is known as the oldest living recipient of the Best Actress Academy Award.
Withers was born on April 12, 1926, and turns 95 years old in 2021. She was one of the best child actors of the 1930s and also hosted children’s talk radio. You might recognize her best from the film ‘Bright Eyes’ where she appeared alongside Shirley Temple as her sort of “nemesis”.
The actress was born on August 29, 1926, and turns 95 years old in 2021. You might recognize her best from ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, where she played Thelma Lou. However, Lynn was also in many films such as ‘Meet me in Las Vegas’, ‘Sitting Pretty’, ‘June Bride’, and the original ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ from 1950.
Barbara Rush was born on January 4, 1927, and turned 94 years old in 2021. She received a Golden Globe Award in 1054 for the film ‘It Came From Outer Space’. You might also recognize her from ‘Peyton Place’, ‘All My Children’, ‘7th Heaven’, and more. Her movies include ‘The Young Lions’, ‘Hombre’, and others.
Sahl is one of the best comedians in American history, as he pioneered the genre of social satire with political jokes. He was born on May 11, 1927, and turns 94 years old in 2021. The comedian inspired many other stand-up acts that came afterward such as Lenny Bruce, Jonathan Winters, and Woody Allen.
Mamie Van Doren was born on February 6, 1931, and turns 90 years old in 2021. She was recognized as one of the biggest sex symbols in Hollywood. Her most popular film is ‘Untamed Youth’, released in 1957. Her other movies include ‘Girls Town’, ‘High School Confidential’, ‘Teacher’s Pet’, and others.
Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, and turned 90 years old in 2021. His 6-decade career in Hollywood resulted in several nominations and one win at the Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, BAFTA, SAG, as well as an Emmy. His film credits include ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, ‘MASH’, ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Captain Newman, M.D.’, and more.
Rowlands is another Hollywood treasure on our list. She won four Emmys and two Golden Globes during her career. The actress also starred alongside her husband, John Cassavetes, in several films such as ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ and ‘Gloria’. You also remember her from ‘The Notebook’, which was directed by her son, Nick Cassavetes. Rowlands was born on June 19, 1930, and turns 91 in 2021.
Sally Anne Howes performed on the stage as well as on the big and small screen for more than six decades. Her most popular role was in 1968’s ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, where Howes played Truly Scrumptious. The actress was born on July 20, 1930, and turns 91 in 2021.
Lloyd was born on November 8, 1914, and turns 107 years old in 2021. His career started almost a century ago in 1923. He appeared in ‘Spellbound’, ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’, ‘The Age of Innocence’, ‘Dead Poets Society’, and countless other films.
Mueller-Stahl was born on December 17, 1930, in Germany and turns 91 in 2021. Aside from acting, he is also a painter and an author. The actor was nominated for an Oscar for the film ‘Shine’. His other works include ‘Eastern Promises’, ‘Angels & Demons’, ‘Night on Earth’, and many others.
Astin was best recognized as the original Gomez Addams from the 1960s TV series ‘The Addams Family’. The actor was born on March 30, 1930, and turns 91 years old in 2021. His other credits include ‘West Side Story’, ‘Teen Wolf Too’, ‘That Touch of Mink’, ‘National Lampoon’s European Vacation’, and many others.
Jackson was born on May 4, 1930, and turns 91 years old in 2021. She is best known as the mother of many amazing entertainers, including Michael and Janet Jackson. Over the last decade, Katherine has spent her time defining the late King of Pop from the accusations that continue to surface almost every year.
Mary Costa was born on April 5, 1930, and turns 91 years old in 2021. She is best known as the voice of Princess Aurora in 1959’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’. The rest of her career was spent in Opera. However, she is also known for the films ‘The Great Waltz’ and ‘The Merry Widow’.
Murray was born on July 31, 1929, and turns 92 years old in 2021. The actor is most recognized by the 1956 film ‘Bus Stop’ with Marilyn Monroe. He was even nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. You might also remember him from ‘Baby the Rain Must Fall’, ‘Conquest of the Planet of the Apes’, and many others.
Ross was born on October 25, 1928, and turns 93 years old in 2021. People know her best from the sitcom ‘Happy Days’, where she played Marion Cunningham. Her other credits include ‘Sabrina’, ‘Teacher’s Pet’, ‘The Glenn Miller Story’, ‘Honky’, and several more.
Holliman was born on September 11, 1928, and turns 93 years old in 2021. He was a big part of Westerns during the 50s and 60s. The actor also won a Golden Globe for his work on the 1956 film ‘The Rainmaker’ and played Bill Crowley on the 70s series ‘Police Woman’.
Jones was born on August 19, 1927, and turns 94 years old in 2021. Fans know her best for appearing in the films of Sam Peckinpah, which consisted of many Westerns. You might remember him from ‘Cheyenne’, ‘Gunsmoke’, ‘The Virginian’, ‘Two Faces West’, and more.
These people are beautiful, and it’s like their experience is written on their faces. Let us know which celebrity you think is aging more gracefully. If you liked this article, share it with your friends that cannot get enough of the Golden Age of Hollywood. See you next time!