15 Oldest Celebrities That Are Surprisingly Alive Today
Hollywood has changed so much in the past century but some oldest celebrities from the Golden era of Hollywood are surprisingly alive today. The celebrities from the Golden age of Hollywood were purely based on talent, not followers. Most of them are out of the limelight in past years and most of the people think maybe they passed away. It may be hard to believe but these oldest actors, actresses, singers, and public figures are still alive today.
From these oldest stars, some celebrities have retired, some are working, and some are doing other things than entertainment like business, investment. Each of these celebrities has inspired a lot through their work and they are award-winning celebrities and fashion icons. Check out these 15 oldest celebrities that you did not know were surprisingly alive today. Read on to get to know about these nonagenarian stars.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Age: 86 years
Jerry Lee Lewis, American singer, musician, and pianist was also known as "The Killer." This title was given because of his talent and enthusiasm for playing the piano. Jerry was born on September 29, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana USA. He has exceptional and innovative piano skills due to which he was described as 'rock n' roll's first great wild man."
His great hit Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On made him a famous international star. Other renowned hits of Jerry include Breathless and High School Confidential and Great Balls of Fire. His incredible talent and high energy stage presence made him a historical figure and influential pianist in history.
Age: 98 years
Bob Barker was born on 12 December 1923. Everyone knows Bob for hosting CBS's The Price is Right from 1972 to 2007.He made history for hosting the longest-running game show in North America. Moreover, Bob also hosted the show Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975. Born in Darrington, Washington, Bob won the lifetime achievement Emmy award.
Also, he did a part-time job in radio during college life. Apart from surprising TV show host, he made a surprise entry in the movie Happy Gilmore. He had some health issues but his potential and dedication towards work never give up. Despite 98 years of remarkable age, Bob is living a life with great energy and joy.
Age: 91 years
Tippi Hedren, born on 19 January 1930, is one of the most stunning faces from the early ages of Hollywood until today. She is an American actress, fashion model, and animal rights activist. Hedren started her career as a fashion model, appearing on the covers of Life and Glamour magazines. Then, she ventured into the acting world after she was discovered by Alfred Hitchcock (famous film director).
She became a recognizable star and earned a Golden Globe due to her work in the film The Birds. After this film, she began to rise and become one of the successful actresses. Tippi sustained her career and appeared in many TV shows and over eighty films. Apart from entertainment, she was running her foundation which provides shelter and care to animals.
Dick Van Dyke
Age: 96 years
Dick Van Dyke, born on 13 December 1925, is the popular name every generation has heard. Dick is an American actor, singer, comedian, dancer, and writer too. He gained popularity from his classic musical films Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. His award-winning career has spanned seven decades. Today, 96 years old Van Dyke is an icon and legend. Also, he is healthy and still active in his work even at this age.
Age: 95 years
Mel Brooks, an American filmmaker, actor, writer, comedian, and composer was born on 28 June 1926. At the age of 95 years old today, he is still making people laugh. He started his career as a comic and writer due to which he is known as a comic legend. He directed his first best-known film, The producers, in 1976.
Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein were also his famous movies. In his middle age, he became a successful director with many international awards, when most of his films became the top moneymaker of the year.
Eva Marie Saint
Age: 97 years
Eva Marie Saint is an American actress who is still beautiful at the age of 97. The prominent actress was born on 4 July 1924. Her productive career has spanned more than 20 years and she won many awards throughout her career. She became known for her beloved films On the Waterfront and North by Northwest.
She won an Oscar for best-supporting actress for these films. Moreover, she is the recipient of the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for her film A Hatful of Rain. Eva Marie Saint is one of the oldest and legendary actresses from the Golden age of Hollywood.
Age: 96 years
One of the most beloved actresses of Hollywood, Angela Lansbury born on 16 October 1925. Angela has had a lengthy career as an actress as she appeared in theatre, TV, and film. Moreover, she is still active in the entertainment industry at the age of 96 years. Angela was born in London but she moved to the United States with her family due to WWII.
Her career has spanned eight decades and every decade has made the new generation her fans. She received Golden Globe and multiple Oscar nominations. Most recently, Angela was seen in Mary Poppins Returns. The legendary actress made a great contribution to the theatre and film industry.
Age: 91 years
Clint Eastwood, one of the iconic actors in Hollywood was born on May 31, 1930. Clint is a prolific performer as an actor and musician. His classic hits include Million Dollar Baby, Man with No Name Trilogy, and Dirty Harry. Moreover, he is the star that won four Oscar awards.
Apart from acting, his career as a director is still active. Also, he put up his own production company, known as Malpaso Productions. The legend star takes care of his health properly and is fit today even at the age of 91 years. Also, he is still working hard and his net worth is incredibly good.
Age: 95 years
Legendary singer, Tony Bennett was born on 3rd August 1926. He made a distinctive mark in the music industry. Tony has many talents and hobbies. He is also a talented painter and his paintings are exhibited in various galleries in the world. Bennett suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
Therefore, he retired just now from stage performances at the age of 95 after a doctor's order. Tony is one of the talented stars with a commendable seven-decade career. Tony was nominated for 34 Grammy awards and he won 19 Grammy and two Emmy awards. Furthermore, he is living a happy and comfortable life with his wife Susan. Also, the star is active on Instagram as @itstonybennett, so if you're his fan you can get his updates there.
Age: 99 years
Betty White, the longest female entertainer born on 17 January 1922. She started her entertainment career in her 30. Betty spend a highly productive life because she was impressively good at everything she has done in her life.
Her best-known and Emmy-winning role was as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls and as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Betty is not retired yet rather she voiced a character in Toy Story 4 in 2019. The beloved cultural icon is considered to be the grandma of this century. Apart from acting, Betty is an advocate for the health and interest of animals.
Queen Elizabeth II
Age: 95 years
Queen Elizabeth, born on 21 April 1926, is the queen of the UK and Commonwealth realms. She has a 69-year long-lasting legacy, beginning her reign in 1952. Moreover, Queen Elizabeth is the longest-lived British monarch and longest-serving current head of state. Queen's husband Prince Philip died in April 2021. He had been his husband for more than seven decades.
Queen is one of the richest and influential women in the world. Moreover, the queen has a wonderful collection of corgis. Also, she remarkably served in the woman's Auxiliary Territorial Service even at the age of 95 years.
Age: 94 years
Sidney Poitier is one of the oldest major stars from the Golden era of Hollywood. Bahamian-American actor and film director born on 20 February 1927. Sidney grew up in poverty as a son of farmers and he worked as a dishwasher before coming into the entertainment industry. Despite this, he achieved a successful acting career and became one of the few ones who made history.
Sidney was the first black performer to win the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for best actor. Now, he is one of the influential male stars by the American Film Institute who received sensational credits and continued to break ground with his performances.
Age: 94 years
William Daniels is the oldest surviving American actor who was born on 31 March 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. William started his acting career at the age of 16 in TV. He is one of the oldest celebrities from the golden age of Hollywood who is surprisingly alive today.
His best-known and beloved role was as Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World. Moreover, the greatest star has been married to Bonnie Bartlett for over 70 years. Even at the age of 94, he is still fit and he said in an interview on his birthday that “Love and Family keep him going.”
Age: 104 years
Marsha Hunt is one of the oldest living celebrities in Hollywood who is now over a century 104 years old. Marsha is a former actress and model who has been engaged in humanitarian work. She started her career as a model at age of 17.Marsha appeared in many films like The Human Comedy, Pride, and Prejudice, and Born to the West.
Her last project was a role in the TV movie Empire State Building Murders. During the McCarthy era, she became a Hollywood backlisted actor. Then, she got involved in activism and humanitarian work. Her career bounced back but she remained an activist to help people. Throughout her successful acting and modeling career, marsh lived a selfless life.
Age: 99 years
TV writer and producer, Norman Lear is about to a century 99 years old. Norman was born on 27 July 1922. He had a long career in entertainment, political and social activism, and philanthropy. At the age of 99, Norman still works as a writer and producer.
Recently, he created a beloved Netflix reboot of One Day at a Time and a documentary about longtime friend Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It. He is the legendary icon of the Hollywood era and his shows were ranked in the top ten shows.
All of these celebrities and influential figures are the greatest stars of their time. These nonagenarian and award-winning stars are surprisingly alive in 2021. They have gone through many struggles to succeed in their career and inspired everyone by their work. Furthermore, they amazed the world with their spectacular work and left lasting impacts in their respective industry.