Buzz Aldrin (92)
Buzz Aldrin has been a fixture within the realms of pop culture, science, and astronomy since 1966. He along with Neil Armstrong became the first two humans to ever step foot on the moon. Since his days in NASA, Aldrin has been relatively present in the media’s eye. He’s written a number of books detailing addiction (among other things). Since the 1970’s he’s also played himself in a number of television shows (such as The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Numb3ers, and Dancing with the Stars).
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Robert Wagner (92)
We have to give credit to Wagner for still possessing a ridiculously good head of hair even as he turns 91 years of age. The longtime actor has been involved in a number of very noteworthy projects. Much of his success came in the arena of television. With that said, Wagner has had an iconic complementary role as Number Two in the Austin Powers franchise. Wagner most recently starred on NCIS in a reprising role.
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Bob Barker (98)
Bob Barker is truly an American treasure. For half a century, he delighted people of all ages as the host of the hit game show The Price is Right. A champion for conservation and animal rights, Barker endeared himself to millions around the globe. For the younger generation, Barker gained cult status when beating the snot out of Adam Sandler’s character in the titular comedy Happy Gilmore. Turning 98 this upcoming December, Barker still resides in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Bob Newhart (92)
A comedic genius, the 91-year-old actor continues to work on what’s been a 63-year professional career. Newhart began garnering plenty of praise as a stand-up comic. From there, as was the conventional path for successful comedians, Newhart became an actor (in addition to voice-over work). While we aren’t sure about future projects, Newhart did last appear in an episode of Young Sheldon in 2020.
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Angela Lansbury (96)
For 12 seasons, Murder, She Wrote was a phenomenon within the United States. The driving force behind the show was Angela Lansbury. She earned a whopping 10 Golden Globe/12 Emmy Awards nominations for her time on the show. While she’s most known in this capacity, Lansbury has acted since before World War II. This includes television work, film work, voice-over work, and also theater work. Most recently, Lansbury — at 93 years of age — performed as Lady Bracknell in the Broadway play The Importance of Being Earnest.
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William Daniels (95)
Yes, Mr. Feeny is still alive! The immortal educator of many childhoods, actor William Daniels starred during a later portion of his career on the hit show Boy Meets World. For those who were only old enough to see Daniels as the wise teacher, he actually won two Emmy Awards on the medical drama St. Elsewhere approximately a decade before his most famous role. At 93 years of age, you can catch Daniels on the popular video website Cameo — where even you can pay to hear some words of wisdom from Mr. Feeny himself!
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Barbara Walters (92)
Barbara Walters entered our television sets and newspapers for decades upon decades. In an industry traditionally dominated by men, Walters broke through and carved out a fantastic career for herself. This first came as a reporter/writer — but then later as the host of The View. She created this platform as a way to give women of all different backgrounds a voice. Walters left the show in 2014, and has since been living a quiet life away from the cameras.
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Dick Van Dyke (96)
At 95 years young, Dick Van Dyke continues to be a fixture on screen. Most recently, the award-winning actor used his voice for a role in the 2020 Jim Carrey-based drama Kidding. He’s also slated to star in the a film upcoming entitled Capture the Flag. Van Dyke will be in the film alongside John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr., Paul Dooley, Barry Corbin, and others. Of course, we all remember Van Dyke from Mary Poppins, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (among other roles).
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Mel Brooks (95)
Speaking of comedic geniuses, Mel Brooks was a pioneer in helping to shape how comedy has evolved over the last 50 years within the United States. Brooks’ fingerprints are all over virtually every comedic gem we’ve seen in recent memory. His influence as a performer has inspired a host of prominent A-List directors. To Brooks’ credit, he’s one of the few who’ve won an Oscar Award, a Tony Award, an Emmy Award, and a Grammy Award. At 94 years of age, Brooks reportedly lives in Los Angeles.
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Tony Bennett (95)
Singer Tony Bennett (born Anthony Benedetto) uses his voice to transport people back to a simpler time. The countless amounts of hits Bennett has produced really makes him among the most successful musicians of the last century. The height of his career sat in the 1950’s and ’60’s — though Bennett still has performed live well into his 90’s. Sadly, it was reported in February of 2021 that Bennett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago.
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Julie Andrews (86)
Miss Mary Poppins herself has enjoyed a marvelous career on stage and on screen. Julie Andrews has six major awards (two Emmys, three Grammys, one Oscar) under her belt. Her ability to both act and sing has made her highly sought-after for a number of projects throughout the years. For someone to star in both The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins is phenomenal on its own. But to be the lead — and also enjoy a career of 70+ years in the business — is even more spectacular. Andrew splits her time between Los Angeles and Long Island.
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Sophia Loren (87)
There are a few iconic actors who draw the attention of the American public despite predominantly having their career exist elsewhere. Sophia Loren is one of those people. She split her time between her native Italy and the United States. Aside from being a massive sex symbol, Loren also developed into one of the better actors from the 1950’s-onward. Most recently, Loren starred in a critically acclaimed Netflix film entitled The Life Ahead. Filmed in Italy, it was directed by her son (Edoardo Ponti).
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Born in Sweden and raised in Illinois, Ann-Margret first broke through as a singer before transitioning over full time to acting. Over the course of her career, Ann-Margret has been nominated for multiple Oscars and Grammy Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press recognized Ann-Margret’s brilliance immediately, as she’s won five Golden Globe Awards for her work. She currently is filming A Very Senior High alongside the likes of Christopher Lloyd, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn and Jane Curtain.
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Alan Alda (86)
Of all the actors in this list, we can make a case that Alan Alda’s collective body of work might be the most impressive. We know about his exploits in the television world on the show M*A*S*H (six-time Emmy/Golden Globes winner). However, the Italian-American actor has also spent a ton of time on the silver screen as an actor. He’s worked with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, David O. Russell, Woody Allen, and basically every big director under the sun. Most recently, Alda has starred in critically-acclaimed projects Ray Donovan and Marriage Story.
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Barbara Eden (90)
Barbara Eden is most well-known for her role as Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie. The San Francisco native has been appearing in movies since the 1950’s. However, without a doubt, her breakout role came with this television show (which lasted 139 episodes). Some of her other credits include I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke, Dallas, and multiple I Dream of Jeannie films. Eden most recently starred in the play Love Letters (2019). She also appeared on the show Long Island Medium roughly three years ago.
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Brigitte Bardot (87)
French actress Brigitte Bardot was the poster child when it came to pop culture emanating from overseas. Women wanted to be her, and men wanted to be with her. A dual singer-actress, Bardot participated in a number of projects which capitalized on her diverse skill-set. She is said to be living currently in Saint-Tropez with her fourth husband (a former political advisor).
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Yoko Ono (89)
Whether she broke up The Beatles or not, Yoko Ono still remains a fiercely prominent character in American pop culture. All her life, Ono has prided herself on being an extremely artistic person. This has continued into the new millennium — with her most recent installation coming in 2019. Her influence on both art and fashion has been world renowned. Currently, she lives a quiet life in New York City. In addition, Ono has been quite generous in donating money to various funds helping frontline health care workers.
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Gene Hackman (92)
Gene Hackman is one of the more accomplished actors still living today. At age 91, Hackman can point to a career chock-full of massive roles. We’re talking about his participating in hits such as The French Connection, The Birdcage, The Royal Tenenbaums, Hoosiers, Unforgiven, Bonnie and Clyde, Mississippi Burning, and The Replacements (among others). An affable and charming individual, Hackman really had the versatility to play virtually any role. Hackman decided to retire from acting in 2004, and instead turned to novel writing. As of 2018, Hackman resided in the state of New Mexico.
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