Can you believe how fast time flies? Even though this is true, there are certain things that feel like they are much further away in the past than they actually are. For example, it might feel like so much time has passed since the Golden Age of Hollywood. However, the truth is that it has only been a handful of decades since we saw the legendary stars dominate the scene. In fact, many of them are still alive and kicking!
JACLYN SMITH, 73 YEARS OLD
American actress Jaclyn Smith is also a talented businesswoman. However, most people will know her for portraying Kelly Garrett in Charlie’s Angels. She has appeared in other projects and even started her very own clothing and perfume brand back in the ‘80s. This senior citizen has said that she has aged gracefully thanks to her exercise regimen and healthy diet. We should all take a leaf out of her book!
BETTY WHITE, 96 YEARS OLD
We doubt that you have never heard of Betty White before. It is not a well-known fact that she first started out in the radio scene during the ‘40s. We cannot believe that the higher-ups did not think she was pretty enough for onscreen projects in the beginning! Regardless of what they thought, she went on to have the longest-running career of any female entertainer, which is no small feat whatsoever. The good news is that she does not seem to be interested in slowing down soon either.
KIRK DOUGLAS, 102 YEARS OLD
You would not believe the amazing life that Kirk Douglas has lived. He made a killing in the field of show business, but he also happens to be a survivor of different dangerous situations. During the Second World War, he served in the Navy. In 1991, he lived through a chopper crash. When he was 80, he survived a stroke! We are glad that he is still around despite everything. He is even active in Hollywood to this day.
HAL HOLBROOK, 93 YEARS OLD
We are not kidding at all when we say that Hal Holbrook is among the most talented Hollywood actors. It is interesting to hear that he got his big break when he played Mark Twain in some one-man play. After that, he started to land job offers left and right. If you want proof that he is a versatile actor, you only need to know that he has done stage, TV, and film work over the years. Let us not forget that he has won various awards as well.
CAROL CHANNING, 97 YEARS OLD
Carol Channing got the attention of the world with her fantastic singing voice. In fact, she would not have snagged parts in musical productions such as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Hello Dolly! without it. She sure looks great even though she is nearing the centenarian mark already. We bet that it has something to do with eating a healthy diet. If you want to look as great as she does, it’s time to eat your veggies!
DIAHANN CARROLL, 83 YEARS OLD
Did you know that Diahann Carroll is known for becoming the first non-white star on television? It is not surprising to learn that she is considered to be a role model among African-American women. She landed the incredible part of the lead star in Julia and delivered a wonderful performance. It is no wonder she received a lot of nominations and awards over the course of her career. She also had to deal with breast cancer and survived to tell the tale. The actress has retired and was last active in show business in 2014. Her legacy will forever be remembered, without a doubt.
CICELY TYSON, 94 YEARS OLD
Well, no one would be surprised to hear that Cicely Tyson had been working as a model before her acting career took off. She has since worked on both stage and onscreen projects. Maybe you even remember her spectacular performance in the critically-acclaimed film called The Help. She is now in her nineties, but she still remains active in the entertainment industry. We would not have been able to guess her age with any hint of accuracy whatsoever.
SEAN CONNERY, 88 YEARS OLD
While there have been a number of actors who have portrayed James Bond over the years, we have to say that Sean Connery is still number one in our hearts. There is simply no beating the original here! The actor actually got his start on the theater stage. The first film project he worked on was Dr. No, which was soon followed by six more James Bond installments. You can also see him in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and The Untouchables. He went into retirement when he was 77 years old.
LEX LUGER, 60 YEARS OLD
Lex Luger, also known as “The Total Package”, is a pro wrestler who reached the peak of his career back in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Those were the years when he was still competing in the World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Federation. Did you know that he used to play in the NFL as well? Yep, he actually played for the Miami Hurricanes! Sadly, he had to retire from both the field and the ring after he suffered a spinal stroke. He remains active in wrestling as a member of the Wellness Policy team.
RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, 84 YEARS OLD
Richard Chamberlain became a household name when he bagged the lead part in the NBC television show called Dr. Kildare. After this, he went on to star in The Bourne Identity, The Thorn Birds, and King Solomon’s Mines. The openly gay actor was, at one point, romantically involved with his Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold costar. In 2003, Richard Chamberlain released his autobiography under the title Shattered Love.
Richard Keith, 67 Years Old
Richard Keith got into acting when he was still very young. Isn’t that impressive enough on its own? Wait until you hear that he began to play the drums when he was only three years old. He became popular when he played Little Ricky in the hit TV show, I Love Lucy. He was also in The Andy Griffith Show as Paul Jason.
DORIS DAY, 96 YEARS OLD
Doris Day started out as a singer, although she also went into acting during the ‘50s and ‘60s. She has appeared in big-name projects such as Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane, and The Man Who Knew Too Much. She boasts of a net worth of about $200 million. We hope that her retirement had been a welcome respite after everything she had to go through in life.
NANCY SINATRA, 78 YEARS OLD
Nancy Sinatra is the daughter of the man, the myth, the legend: Frank Sinatra. When you consider such a lineage, it almost seems impossible that she would end up successful. In the ‘60s, she started to record her own albums. Her most recent one was released in 2013. There have been speculations that she has gone into retirement as she has been low-profile in the past few years.
CASSANDRA PETERSON – 67 YEARS OLD
At the tender age of 17, Cassandra Peterson established herself in the industry as the youngest showgirl in the history of Las Vegas. Upon the advice of Elvis Presley, she went to Europe to pursue an acting and singing career. She later returned to the United States and starred in a musical comedy of her own, Mama’s Boys. The performer is best known for the TV series Movie Macabre, which was the beginning of the cultural phenomenon that revolved around her character, Elvira. It has since become a highly successful brand. Moreover, the 67-year-old activist-actress is not retiring soon!
BOLO YEUNG, 72 YEARS OLD
Bolo Yeung is a former competitive bodybuilder, martial artist, and film director. Whenever he lands a role in a film, he is typically cast in the role of the villain. His most popular performances are for action films such as Bloodsport, Bloodfight, and Enter the Dragon. He has worked with legends in the industry like Bruce Lee, Yasuaki Kurata, Simon Yam, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Now 72 years old, his age has not stopped him from being active in the industry.
JOANNE WOODWARD, 89 YEARS OLD
Joanne Woodward is an actress, philanthropist, and producer. She is best known for her work in The Three Faces of Eve, for which she took home both a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for the Best Actress category. She and Paul Newman, actor and race car driver extraordinaire, got married in 1958 and remained happily together until he passed away in 2008.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, 82 YEARS OLD
An American actor and singer, “Billy Dee” Williams is most famous for his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars. He made his on-screen debut in the 1980 movie, The Empire Strikes Back. He was also involved in other popular productions like Brian’s Song in 1971. He also played in Lady Sings the Blues and 1982’s Batman. Other than acting, Billy wanted to try his hand in music, ending up releasing his own jazz LP that became a commercial success!
Debbe Dunning, 54 Years Old
Debbe Dunning is most commonly recognized from gracing our screens in Home Improvement where she starred as Heidi Keppert, also referred to as the “Tool Time” girl. Although having multiple other appearances this was her biggest claim to fame. Dunning is now 54 and retired. However, she looks fantastic. Dunning has 3 kids with volleyball player Steve Timmons, whom she was married to for 21 years.
Yasmine Bleeth, 52 Years Old
From Johnson &Johnson adverts at just 10 months old, Yasmine Bleeth was a household name in Hollywood. Having starred in arguably one of the most popular series of all time: Baywatch. Bleeth made her last Hollywood appearance in 2003 and since then lives with her husband in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is now 52-years old.
ERIN MURPHY, 55 YEARS OLD
Erin Murphy is best known for her role on Bewitched as Tabitha. Little Tabitha didn’t appear in many other works after her big stint other than in Lassie and numerous commercials. Erin Murphy also works as a motivation speaker, fashion stylist, casting director, acting coach, and swimsuit model.
CHERYL LADD, 68 YEARS OLD
Cheryl Ladd is an American singer, actress, and author. The 68-year-old is best remembered for her role as Kris Munroe on the hit TV show Charlie’s Angels. Cheryl replaced Farrah Fawcett-Majors during the show’s 2nd season in 1977. Cheryl played Kris until the show was canceled in 1981.
KRISTY MCNICHOL, 57 YEARS OLD
The 57-year-old American comedian, actress, producer, and singer we all know and love is best known for performances in Little Darlings, Only When I Laugh and Empty Nest. Kristy McNichol is no longer in Hollywood.
TONY BENNETT, 92 YEARS OLD
We don’t know about you, but we don’t know a lot of 92-year-olds who can still sing their hearts out! There is no doubt that Tony Bennett is something else. He went to the School of Industrial Arts in New York and still performs nowadays. Of course, his best known song is “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”.
EVA MARIE SAINT, 94 YEARS OLD
Eva Marie Saint has been active in the industry for a long time by now. What makes it even more impressive is when you consider that she made her industry debut in the ‘40s. Her best-known work is her performance in On The Waterfront with Marlon Brando. She was so good in it that she won the Best Supporting Actress award in the 1955 Oscars. She was last active in the industry in 2014.
JACKIE MASON, 87 YEARS OLD
When it comes to stand-up artists, it does not get any funnier than Jackie Mason He has gone on the Broadway stage in the past. Comedy Central even called him the 63rd best stand-up artist in history. Let us hope that he is having the time of his blast now that he has retired.
JULIE GIBSON, 105 YEARS OLD
Julie Gibson was born in Washington and established herself in the entertainment industry with her singing and acting skills. She actually got her start with the Jimmie Grier Orchestra and later hopped on the Joe Penner radio program. She started out with small roles and climbed the Hollywood ladder. It is interesting to learn that she is one of the few surviving Golden Age stars.
ANN BLYTH, 90 YEARS OLD
The lovely Ann Blyth has appeared in various theater and film productions in the past. We daresay that she is best known for her portrayal of Veda Pierce Forrester in Mildred Pierce, however. She has since retired and now lives out her days at home. If you need proof of her excellence, you just need to know that she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
NORMAN LLOYD, 104 YEARS OLD
We have yet to meet anyone who does not adore Norman Lloyd! The 104-year-old actor is one of the most senior figures in the entertainment industry. Apart from acting, he also tried his luck as a producer and director. He has spent more than eight decades in the industry and even got the chance to work with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, and Alfred Hitchcock. He continues to act to this day!
DEAN STOCKWELL, 82 YEARS OLD
Dean Stockwell made a name for himself when he starred in Quantum Leap. This was not the first time he has appeared on the screen, however. In fact, he has been appearing in film since his appearance in Gentleman’s Agreement when he was just 7 years old. His most recent acting credit was for a project in 2015.
MAX BAER JR., 81 YEARS OLD
Actor, director, screenwriter and producer Max Baer Jr. brought Jethro Bodine to life in The Beverly Hillbillies. Even though he only starred in small screen productions, he went on to direct and produce various films over the years. He is the only surviving cast member of The Beverly Hillbillies.
SIDNEY POITIER, 91 YEARS OLD
Sidney Poitier is definitely one of the most talented men out there. The star actually went on to become the first African-American actor to bring home an Academy Award. He won in the Best Actor category for his portrayal in Lilies of the Field. In 1974, he received knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. He has since dabbled in production and direction work as well, but he is no longer in the industry.
CARL REINER, 96 YEARS OLD
There is no way we can deny just how talented Carl Reiner is. This man is an actor, writer, singer, and director all in one. In the past, he has collaborated with people like Dick Van Dyke and Mel Brooks. Most people know him best for playing Saul in Ocean’s Eleven nowadays. In 2016, he campaigned for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic Party presidential primaries. To this day, he continues to act.
Rhonda Fleming, 95 Years Old
Rhonda Fleming has worked on around forty films over the course of her career. She got her big break when she appeared in Spellbound. She was nicknamed “The Queen of Technicolor” for her bright red hair and pale white skin. When she stopped acting, she started to put her attention on charity work. In 1991, she opened the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Women’s Comprehensive Care.
BARBARA EDEN, 87 YEARS OLD
Best known for playing the title role in I Dream of Jeannie, Barbara Eden has since retired from the industry. However, the show still has its reruns going on, so you can still watch more of her. She published a memoir in 2011. Check it out if you are interested to learn more about her journey!
SYLVESTER STALLONE, 72 YEARS OLD
Whoa, how is it possible that Sylvester Stallone is 72 years old now? We cannot fathom it either. At any rate, his charms and good looks remain intact. While there have a number of death hoaxes about him before, we’re glad there was no truth in any of them. Make sure to watch the latest Rambo!
JULIE ANDREWS, 83 YEARS OLD
Julie Andrews might be 83 years old, but her beauty and grace have never faded even once. She is definitely a prime example of beautiful aging. We are sure you remember her iconic performances in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. Nope, she has not retired either. She still acts and even portrayed Marlena Gru in the animated film Despicable Me 3.
BOB BARKER, 94 YEARS OLD
Bob Barker is probably one of the most popular game show hosts in TV history. For 35 years, he served as the host of The Price is Right. Apart from that, he also hosted various beauty pageants like Miss USA and Miss Universe. Now retired, it is probably for the best considering all of his health issues.
DEBBIE HARRY, 73 YEARS OLD
This 73-year-old actress boasts of a great musical resume. In the past, she has also done some acting and modeling. The lead vocalist of Blondie deserves a lot of credit for the smash hits Heart of Glass, Rapture, and Call Me. If you want to see her acting skills, go watch Cop Land, Deuces Wild, and Hairspray!
SALLY FIELD, 71 YEARS OLD
Can you believe that Sally Field has six decades in the biz to her name? She began to act when she was only 19 years old. She has starred in a number of film and television projects since then. She has won two Academy Awards for her performances in Norma Rae and Places in the Heart. While she is no longer in her prime, she continues to act in plays, shows, and films!
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, 102 YEARS OLD
Olivia de Havilland is another name that has been going around for a long time now. She starred in different classic films, the biggest of which would be Gone with the Wind. She also became known for the love team between her and Errol Flynn, who was her costar in Captain Blood, Dodge City, and The Adventures of Robin Hood. She is now retired.
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, 88 YEARS OLD
Now, let us take the time to discuss Christopher Plummer, who was the costar of Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. Of course, he played Captain Von Trapp in the musical film. Although he is now 88 years old, he does not seem to be interested in retirement. In 2017, he was even nominated at the Oscars for his portrayal of J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World.
LONI ANDERSON, 73 YEARS OLD
How could we possibly forget about the lovely Loni Anderson? The actress is best known for bringing Jennifer Marlowe of WKRP in Cincinnati to life. She was even nominated for all sorts of awards for this role. She was once married to Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds, although they ended up divorcing. She is currently in a great relationship with Bob Flick of “The Brothers Four”. Good for her!
ALI MACGRAW, 79 YEARS OLD
Ali MacGraw became a household name when she starred in the classic romance film Love Story. She has also aged as gracefully as possible! In fact, People named her one of the 50 Most Beautiful People. We definitely think she deserves such a status. Just look at her!
ROBERT FULLER, 85 YEARS OLD
Hollywood actor Robert Fuller achieved household name status when he appeared in Wagon Train and Laramie. He also portrayed Dr. Kelly Brackett in the TV show Emergency! Don’t you think it’s both funny and perfect that he opted to move to North Texas once he retired?
BERN NADETTE STANIS (THELMA), 64 YEARS OLD
Actress Bern Nadette Stanis reached the height of her career back in the ‘70s. This was the time she appeared in Good Times, of course. After this, she only went on to work in TV projects like The Paret Hood, The Cosby Show, and The Love Boat. Even though she still guest stars every now and then, she has mostly been inactive. In 2006, she published Situations 101: Bern Nadette Stanis.
TIPPI HEDREN, 88 YEARS OLD
If you have ever watched Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic The Birds, you cannot possibly have forgotten who Tippi Hedren is! Did you know that her daughter and grandkids are just as lovely as she is? Her daughter is none other than Melanie Griffith, while her granddaughters are Stella Banderas and Dakota Johnson. While she has largely retired, she takes on small parts every now and then. These days, she is busy with charity work.
LEE MAJORS, 79 YEARS OLD
During the ‘80s, it was hard to find a bigger star than Lee Majors. He established himself in the entertainment industry thanks to his performances in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy. He used to be in a popular relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett. The marriage ended in divorce, although he was there for her when she was battling cancer. He continues to be active in the industry.
PRISCILLA PRESLEY, 73 YEARS OLD
Did you know that Priscilla Presley was only a teen when she and Elvis Presley first met? The two later married, welcomed a daughter, and divorced in 1973. After the separation, she went into acting and started a number of businesses. Lisa Marie only had an inheritance worth a million bucks from her father, but Priscilla managed to bring it up to $100 million on her own!
LINDSAY WAGNER, 69 YEARS OLD
How could anyone possibly forget about Lindsay Wagner when she was the one who brought the “Bionic Woman” to life? We all know she did a fantastic job when she brought Jaime Sommers to life in Bionic Woman. She continues to be passionate about acting even though she no longer acts these days. Instead, she writes self-help books and works as a faculty member at the San Bernardino Valley College.
MARK HARMON, 67 YEARS OLD
Mark Harmon is smart, talented, and gorgeous. Did you know that he studied at UCLA on a football scholarship? In fact, he was even conferred with the All-Round Excellence Award courtesy of the National Football Foundation. He must have had a busy schedule, but it did not stop him from finishing with top marks. He is best known for working on The West Wing and NCIS.
TINA LOUISE, 84 YEARS OLD
Many are familiar with Tina Louise because she played Ginger Grant in Gilligan’s Island. When the show went off the air, she took on bit roles in various television and film projects. It is interesting to hear that she turned down the chance to play her old role in Gilligan’s Island once more. Right now, she and Dawn Wells are the only cast members of the show to still be around.
KIM NOVAK, 85 YEARS OLD
Kim Novak appeared in a number of Hollywood movies opposite men like Fred MacMurray, William Holden, and Frank Sinatra. However, her best-known performance is easily for the Hitchcock thriller, Vertigo. After starring in it, she then retired to focus on another passion of hers: visual art. Do you think she looks different? It might have something to do with rumors about her surgery.
DIANA SERRA CARY, 99 YEARS OLD
If this name does not sound familiar to you, it might be because the actress in question became famous under a different name. She used to go by Baby Peggy, her screen name. The silent film actress boasts of 150 acting credits! We know it’s unbelievable, but she started acting as an infant. She left the industry because she did not enjoy the environment. She eventually went into writing instead.
VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, 68 YEARS OLD
This list would not be complete if we did not talk about Pamela Barnes Ewing. Actress Victoria Principal became famous after starring in Dallas. It’s no wonder she made it big with that face and figure! She also launched a skincare line and published books about fitness, beauty, and wellness.
Billie Jean King
In 1973, the “Battle of the Sexes” happened between tennis icons Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. The latter ended up victorious, which then shot her into both fame and fortune. She also became the first gay female athlete to ever come out in public in 1981. She got a divorce from Larry King in 1987. As a testament to how iconic she is, she got inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They are also making a movie of the legendary tennis game with Emma Stone portraying her.
Ann-Margret is most popular for her appearance in the film adaptation of Bye Bye Birdie. Of course, she portrayed Kim Mcafee in the movie. Can you believe that she remains active in Hollywood until now? In 2017, she brought Annie to life in Going in Style, where she starred opposite Morgan Freeman. In 2018, she also played Barbara in Papa. Did you know she was nominated for a Grammy award at one point as well?
Teri Garr is best known for her portrayal of Igna in Young Frankenstein. After this, she went on to have a highly successful career in such a difficult industry. Some of the big screen projects she worked on are Tootsie and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. She revealed that she has multiple sclerosis in 2002. Five years later, she quit acting. She is currently the National Ambassador of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the National Chair of Women Against MS.
Paula Prentiss began her career by doing comedic roles, although she only became extra famous when she delivered her spectacular performance in The Stepford Wives. She is best known for the characters she brought to life in movies like What’s New Pussycat and The Black marble as well as in television shows like He & She. The actress most recently appeared in a 2016 horror movie with the title I am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House.
Loretta Swit is most popular for her portrayal of Major Margaret in the hit show M*A*S*H. Did you know that she also wrote A Needlepoint Scrapbook in 1985? She decided to quit acting back in the 1990s, but she did do voice work for a recent film called Play the Flute. Check it out!
Did you know that Debbie Harry of Blondie had been born under the name Angela Tremble? In 1976, the rock band released their first ever record, which was positively received. After spending a number of years in the industry, they went on break for fifteen years. They only decided to make more music in 1997. It is interesting to hear that she was inspired by the charitable nature of Elton John, which is why she now advocates for people with cancer and endometriosis. She explained, “After witnessing Elton John and his tireless efforts against HIV/AIDS. These things are important to my life now. I have the privilege of being able to get involved, so I do. I applaud people like Elton John, who have used their position to do so much good.”
Jane Seymour brought Solitaire to life in Live and Let Die. After this, she got to enjoy a very successful career. She went on to star in films like Battlestar Galactica and The Four Feathers. Not only that, but she also wrote several self-help books and now helps people who suffered from both child abuse and neglect. In a Playboy interview, she reported that she was once harassed by a Hollywood producer back in the ‘70s. In 2018, she became the oldest woman to pose for the magazine at the age of 67!
Diane Keaton made her debut when she appeared in The Godfather. However, the actress is better known for collaborating with director Woody Allen. She starred in several of his films like Annie Hall, Play It Again Sam, Sleep, and Love and Death. Her Annie Hall performance even earned her an Academy Award! Outside of these films, she also appeared in The First Wives Club, The Family Stone, and Father of the Bride. We daresay it is amazing that she has also worked as a photographer, author, singer, and real estate developer on top of that!
Faye Dunaway started her acting career on the Broadway stage. In 1967, she made her film debut by appearing in The Happening. However, it was her portrayal of Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde that shot her into stardom. She even won an Academy Award for her performance! The actress recently appeared in the film Inconceivable with Gina Gershon and Nicolas Cage. Even though she likes to stay private about her personal life, we do know that she has been married twice in the past. Her second marriage was to Terry O’Neill, with whom she has a son.
Karen Lynn Gorney
Karen Lynn Gorney played Tara Martin on All My Children, although she is best known for her starring opposite John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. She took a short hiatus from acting back in the ‘80s. When she returned, she took on roles in television shows like The Sopranos and Law & Order. Among the acting credits she has to her name, she recently appeared in the film H.O.M.E..
Lorraine Gary is most popular for taking on the lead role of Ellen Brody in the classic horror film Jaws. After starring in a movie called 1941, the actress decided to retire. She made a comeback to reprise her old role for its 1987 sequel, Jaws: The Revenge. These days, she is busy working with philanthropic initiatives such as the Human Rights Watch Women’s Rights Advisory Committee and the Human Rights Watch Africa Advisory Committee.
Ellen Burstyn is certainly among the most critically acclaimed stars on the list. She got two nominations for her performances in The Last Picture Show and The Exorcist. She also earned an Academy Award for her playing the title character in the Martin Scorsese in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Aside from this, she also starred in Resurrection and Requiem for a Dream. Most recently, she appeared in the HBO movie Tale, which came out in 2018.
Talia Shire earned most of her fame in her performances in the hit films The Godfather and Rocky. Thanks to her acting chops, she was nominated for the Academy Awards for both of these performances. She recently starred in the TV series Kingdom. For the big screen, she appeared in Palo Alto, Dreamland, and Con Man.
Diana Ross, the legendary lead singer of The Supremes, eventually started her very own solo career. She released singles such as “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. Did you know that she has starred in movies as well? Did you know that The Supremes have since been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? We daresay that the band is still one of the best rock bands America has ever seen. In 2016, Diana Ross received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Cybill Shepherd is yet another multitalented celebrity on the list. In 1971, she kicked off her career when she starred in The Last Picture Show. She later starred in other films like Taxi Driver and The Heartbreak Kid. She went up the Broadway stage when she appeared in The Best Man with James Earl Jones. In the past she also worked in shows like The L Word, Rose, and Psycho with the likes of James Brolin and Pam Grier.
There is no way that anyone can deny that ABBA, the Swedish pop sensation, has definitely made its mark on the world. Some of the band’s hits are “Waterloo” and “Dancing Queen”, which people from different parts of the globe have been listening to for decades. Agnetha Faltskog, who makes up one of the A’s in the name of the band, made it big when she became part of the band. Sadly, ABBA broke up in the ‘80s. The band released new music 35 years later, however. Faltskog, meanwhile, found more success as a solo artist. In 2016, she also penned an autobiography.
Carly Simon first released an album in 1971. One of the tracks on it was the hit single “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be”. The album was such a big success that she came out with a new album in several months! She only became a household name when she released “You’re So Vain” in 1972, however. She still performs today and even went on tour with Taylor Swift. In 2015, the musician released her memoir, which came with intimate details about her life from her childhood to her marriage.
Shelley Duvall started her career by starring in Robert Altman films. After starring in these projects, she caught the attention of other producers in the industry. She later appeared in films like 3 Women, Nashville, Thieves Like Us, and McCabe & Mrs. Miller. However, she was shot into international stardom when she appeared in The Shining and Popeye. During the early 2000s, the actress quit acting, although she now works as a producer for different kid’s shows. In 2016, USA Today and Dr. Phil called the actress mentally ill, which did not go unnoticed by fans.
Before the ‘70s, Cloris Leachman was already a rising star in the industry. However, this was the decade when her career truly took off. This is thanks to her Academy Award-winning work in The Last Picture Show. She later went on to portray Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and even won a number of awards for her performance. Now 90 years old, the actress boasts of over 300 acting credits under her belt.
Are you aware of the fact that Sigourney Weaver got her start when she played a bit role in the Woody Allen film Annie Hall? This small part helped her the major part of Ellen Weaver in Alien, which expanded into a franchise with several installments. She was also in Holes, Avatar, and Ghostbusters. Did you know that she has also performed on the Broadway stage and received a Tony nomination?
Pam Dawber began to make waves during the ‘70s and ‘80s when she brought Mindy McConnell to life. Aside from starring in Mork & Mindy opposite Robin Williams, the actress also became more famous when she played Samantha Russell in My Sister Sam. She is now retired and lives a quiet life with her actor husband Mark Harmon.
Catherine Bach is yet another actress who has left a mark on the entertainment industry. She starred in Dukes of Hazzard. Here is a fun fact for you – did you know that she was the one who made the “daisy duke look” so popular? You can see more of her in The Young and the Restless.
Joe Pesci first caught the attention of others when he was just a child. He got his big break when he worked on a film called Raging Bull. It would take one whole day to list down all of his acting credits so let us just name the most popular ones. He appeared in Casino, Lethal Weapon 2 & 3, Once Upon a Time in America, Goodfellas, Home Alone and Easy Money. Color us impressed!
Are you aware that Tony Danza was born under the name as Antonio Salvatore Iadanza? The star made it big when he starred in Who’s the Boss? and Taxi. Over the years, he was able to bring home 4 Golden Globes and an Emmy. To this day, he continues to act even though he has not been cast in a leading role as of late.
Do you know who Pat Sajak? We will start to think that you have been living under a rock if you tell us that the answer is ‘no’! He is none other than the great host of the game show Wheel of Fortune. He has served as the host of the show since the ‘80s! It might be unbelievable that he did not think it was going to be a hit, but it is the truth. We are glad that he was wrong about that.
If you do not remember who Kelly McGillis is, let us remind you that she played Rachel Lapp in Witness, Charlie in Top Gun, and Kathryn Murphy in The Accused. In the past, the ‘80s film star has worked with some of the greatest stars in the industry like Harrison Ford and Jodie Forster. Recently, she worked on a small screen project called Mother of All Secrets.
Rebecca De Mornay
Rebecca De Mornay got her big break when she bagged the role of Lana in the 1983 film Risky Business. Since then, she has worked on various projects such as the classic ‘80s films The Trip to Bountiful and Runaway Train. We think it is nothing short of impressive that she continues to be active in the industry.
Lola Falana impressed the entire world with her dancing, singing, and acting skills when she was active in the industry from 1964 until 1997. Even though she boasts of talent and potential, her multiple sclerosis made her life difficult. In those days, she turned to religion when she needed to overcome her condition. She has opted out of Hollywood and instead talks about the spiritual journey she took.
Did you know that Melanie Griffith has been active in the entertainment industry since 1969? However, she only got her big break fifteen years later in 1984. Since then, she has been enjoying a lengthy and successful career. If you are interested in seeing her recent works, make sure to check out the 2017 film Dabka.
Come on now – there is no way you do not remember Charlotte Rae, who starred in projects like The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes. In 2009, the actress came out victorious after her battle with pancreatic cancer. Sadly, she got a bone cancer diagnosis in 2017. In August 2018, she succumbed to the disease at 92 years old.