BETTY LYNN – 93
Retired actress Betty Lynn rose to the pedestal of mainstream cinema from the 40s until the 80s. She delivered top-notch acting that made her one of the most sought after actresses during her time. Her career peaked after she portrayed the role of Thelma Lou in the hit television series The Andy Griffith Show, which aired from 1960 until 1968. At age 93, Lynn is now a retiree reaping the fruit of her investments from her active years in the industry.
She also received the Long Leaf Pine Order, the highest civilian honor presented in North Carolina due to her overall contributions to the state. She relocated to Mount Airy from Los Angeles and currently lives in a retirement home and still appear to her fans despite her agedness and signs autographs for her fans every third Friday of the month. Lynn appeared virtually in the 2020 Mayberry Days because of the current restrictions surrounding the ongoing pandemic.
TERRY KILBURN – 92
Terry Kilburn is a former child actor who rose to fame from the 30s until the mid-40s. He first started in small and uncredited roles back in his home country until he decided to step up his game and move to Hollywood. This investment turned out great for him as his name quickly rose to the top as one of the greatest actors during that decade.
Kilburn didn’t stay long in the movie industry since he opted to retire early to pursue another career. That time, it was the role of an artistic director for Oakland University’s Meadow Brook. He stayed there from 1970 until 1994. Kilburn resided in Minnesota with his longtime partner Charles Nolte until his passing on January 14, 2010. His last TV appearance was on the show Lolita in 1962. It’s unclear where Terry Kilburn went after his last TV appearance, but we’re sure he made a net worth of $400,000 by the end of his career.
MAGGIE SMITH – 84
Dame Maggie Smith is one of the most well-decorated English actresses in history, having earned over 50 film credits and various awards and nominations throughout her six-decade-long career. She’s a champion of both the performing arts and of humanitarian causes. In 2011, she was one of the leading figures who gave financial aid to rebuild the Court Theatre in Christchurch, New Zealand. She also became the patron of the International Glaucoma Association.
Her art investment was also vital during the 2012 Celebrity Paw Auction designed to raise funds for Cat Protection. She may be known internationally as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter franchise, but her range doesn’t stop there. Her passion for acting continues as she was featured in the stage play A German Life in 2019 and the upcoming 2020 film A Boy Called Christmas. Maggie Smith is a force to be reckoned with, and it seems like we’ll be getting more of her in the next few years.
PHILIP MICHAEL THOMAS – 70
Retired musician and actor Philip Michael Thomas made his way under the limelight after appearing in Coonskin’s 1975 film. His work on the 1976 musical film Sparkle also made him a film and TV sensation during the 70s. His career continued with commercially successful projects in the following years of his career, and TV producers used this chance to make bank off the actor’s fame. They included him in the successful Miami Vice series back in the 80s, and their investment paid off big-time.
He may be 70 years old, but his body does not seem to slow down, thanks to his healthy and active lifestyle. After his fame as Ricardo Tubbs in Miami Vice, he still appeared in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto Vice City as Lance Vance. In Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories, he reprised his voice role as Lance Vance with his brother Victor as the game’s main protagonist. He officially retired in his career after providing his voice in GTA games.
HARRY BELAFONTE – 92
Harry Belafonte is a living legend thanks to his contributions to the rise of Caribbean style music in the mainstream music scene. He was honored as the “King of Calypso” from his breakthrough album during the 50s. Aside from his contributions to the music industry, Belafonte also brought home prestigious awards, including two Grammy Awards and an Oscar. He’s also an active advocate and a leading supporter of the Civil Rights Movement.
At one point, Harry even became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. He sure deserves all the credit in the world for his music and his humanitarian efforts. Belafonte was known for his version of Banana Boat Song, or lyrically known as Day-O, and became an actor starting with Bright Road in 1953 and ending with the 2018 film BlacKkKlansman. He was paid tribute to on his 93rd birthday last March 1, 2020, in a celebration that ended with crowds singing his classic single Banana Boat Song.
JOHN ASTIN – 89
John Astin brought to life one of the most iconic characters in film and television history, Gomez Addams of the Addams Family. He first played the role during the 60s and was given the contract to reprise the character during the 70s. Since then, the following years were was nothing but good for the actor as he continued to star in hit films from the 60s up until the late 80s. Aside from acting, Astin was also busy running the Theater Arts and Studies Department at John Hopkins University, his alma mater.
He’s one of the few individuals that hold a drama degree from that university. Astin recently turned 90, and several of his fans shared some of his iconic roles throughout the years. One of those many roles was the mischievous Riddler on Adam West’s Batman replacing Frank Gorshin on two episodes. Astin made a fortune of $6 million throughout his career decades.
SALLY FIELD – 73
Sally Field is an American actress and director who has been honored with several accolades throughout her career. From Academy Awards to the Primetime Emmys to the Golden Globes, and down to the Tony Awards, Sally’s name has earned it all. There isn’t an award given body that didn’t recognize Field’s extraordinary works. On top of being a talented actress, Sally is also a staunch advocate for women’s rights and gay rights. She even had a run-in with the law in December 2019 after gracing Jane Fonda’s climate change protest in Washington, D.C.
In September 2018, Field published her memoir titled In Pieces, under Grand Central Publishing. With her $55 million net worth, Field might not need any loans to publish her work. Sally Field is scheduled to appear as a speaker on Guilford’s College Bryan Series but canceled due to the current coronavirus pandemic. It was, however, moved to February 2, 2021. She played Aunt May in Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2.
MICHAEL J FOX – 59
Michael Andrew Fox, professionally known as Michael J. Fox, is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors. He started his acting career in the 1970s and is mostly known for his role as Marty McFly in the iconic Back to The Future trilogy. Michael dominated during the 1980s until the early 2000s and appeared on Family Ties and Spin City. He has also won several accolades from the most prestigious award-giving bodies.
He also put some investment into writing, releasing a total of four books. In 2000, he was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame and appointed as the Officer of the Order in 2010. Fox had Parkinson’s disease in 1991. After learning his diagnosis, the actor immediately went to work and founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fight against Parkinson’s and help find a cure for it. He is still active in entertainment today and has even appeared on the fourth season of The Good Fight.
CORA SUE COLLINS – 92
Former child actress Cora Sue Collins entered the entertainment business during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She made her acting debut in the 1932 film The Unexpected Father, and success followed her after that. By 1934, she started making around $250 weekly. It may not sound like much, but $250 in the 40s meant you didn’t need to take any personal loans. Her last on-screen project was the 1945 comedy-drama film Weekend at the Waldorf.
Don’t get fooled by the number of years under her name. Although she only worked from 1932 until 1945, her name was part of 47 movie credits. She retired at the young age of 18. Just this 2019, Cora was interviewed about her life as an actress in MGM. She worked along with Greta Garbo and became friends until Garbo died in 1990. During her visit to Destin, she attended an event named “A Conversation with Cora Sue Collins” held in Pelican Beach Resort. That was the actress’s last public appearance.
JANE FONDA – 81
Jane Fonda is currently in her early 80s, but her looks are still reminiscent of a young and beautiful woman in her 40s. Not only does she look good, but she’s also talented. She received numerous awards throughout her career, including two Academy Awards, some BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe, and an AFI Life Achievement Award. Jane Fonda also produced several successful films during the 60s, and her success continued through the 70s.
Over the past few years, she found herself supporting charities and human rights organizations. We have to give her credit for that as Jane is one of the few people in the industry who are actually making a difference. Outside the spotlight, Fonda is a staunch environmentalist, and she recently released a book about climate change entitled What Can I Do? The Truth About Climate Change and How to Fix It and has charitable works as part of her Philanthropy.
GAVIN MACLEOD – 88
Gavin MacLeod continues to relish in his Hollywood career even after 60 long years. Besides being an actor, however, he is also a ship’s ambassador, an author, and a Christian activist. MacLeod began acting in shows like The Walter Winchell File and U.S. Marshal. He eventually went mainstream after appearing in films like The Sword of Ali Baba and A Man Called Gannon. During the 70s, his acting career peaked after playing Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat.
His fortune quickly increased during that time, and his topnotch money management skills saved him from facing any financial issues. MacLeod’s life doesn’t end there. He made a memoir in 2013 entitled This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life. There he talked about his life growing up in New York City, his life in the spotlight, and how he battled his unhealthy vices and changed his life through Christianity.
LEE MERIWETHER – 84
Lee Meriwether may be in her mid-80s, but she still looks youthful. What can you expect from a former Miss America titleholder, anyway? Not only does she have beauty and grace but wits and talent as well. Meriwether also made herself known after portraying the role of Betty Jones in the 1970s hit drama series, Barnaby Jones. Her performance in the famous TV series earned her some Golden Globe Award nominations and an Emmy. She also played the part of Catwoman in the 1966 film Batman: The Movie.
She hasn’t taken any significant roles recently, but her many investments and savings have kept her secure during her retirement. Meriwether continued to appear in various shows and events despite her old age. During the interviews, Meriwether would always reminisce her memories of playing Catwoman in Adam West’s Batman in 1966 and how she provided the voice of Big Mama in Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
DOLLY PARTON – 74
Dolly Parton is a famed singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, and so much more. Just name it, and Dolly Parton almost certainly do it. She is also an author, businesswoman, and humanitarian. Even at 74, nothing can stop Parton from gracing the stage and putting everyone in awe of her performance. Her contribution to country music is so undeniable that a lot of people give her credit for it. Just last month, Parton gave a live performance in Nashville and led a star-studded concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
Titled the Gift of Music, the show aimed to benefit music schools that provided free training to young singers and musicians. Dolly further showcased her charitable personality during the coronavirus pandemic. She donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University research to help produce the company Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine. Dolly is undoubtedly an angel on earth, and no other celebrity could rival the impact that she has made in the industry.
CATHERINE BELL – 51
If you’ve seen the television show Jag, then you are probably familiar with the 52-year-old actress Catherine Bell. In that show, Catherine played the role of Colonel Sarah Mackenzie. Although the series ended back in 2005, Catherine was still able to land several major and minor roles across Hollywood’s different sectors. Some of the notable roles she played were Cassandra Nightingale in The Good Witch and Denise Sherwood in Army Wives. Currently, she is 52 years old and an active Scientology member.
In 2018, Catherine surprised fans by reprising her role as Jag in season 10 of NCIS Los Angeles. Her former co-star, David James Elliot, also joined her after reprising his role as Harmon Rab. The two were able to join the cast from season 10 until season 11. Nowadays, Catherine busies herself with several different things. If she’s not busy expanding her acting portfolio, you can find her cozying up at home or busying herself with church activities.
ELIN NORDEGREN – 40
Elin Nordegren might have risen to prominence as the former wife of Tiger Woods, but she managed to make a name for herself. She is a former model who graced the cover of Café Sport magazine in the summer of 2000, years before she tied the knot with the legendary golfer. Nordegren also has a beautiful success story to share. She and her sister used to work odd summer jobs to fund their studies and make ends meet. Thanks to her hard work, Nordegren graduated with a degree in psychology from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She even received an Outstanding Senior award.
Today, she is a happy third-time mom to a beautiful son she shares with the NFL player Jordan Cameron. Another success story unfolded for Elin in September 2020, when she bought a Palm Beach Gardens Home for $9.9 million after selling her $28.6 million North Palm Beach mansion to Russell Weiner.
CICELY TYSON – 94
Former actress and fashion model Cicely Tyson was one of the premier icons of African-American culture in the United States. She may be marking her seventieth year in the industry soon, but this cultural icon hasn’t stopped garnering achievements just yet. In fact, she recently just received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in the hit series How to Get Away with Murder.
Besides her numerous awards and nominations in acting, Cicely also received honorary degrees from prestigious institutions such as Columbia University and Howard University. Tyson even got inducted into the Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1977. A school in New Jersey also paid tribute to the actress by dedicating the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts in her honor. Cicely has indeed lived a long and prosperous career, and it’s truly inspiring to see her pursue her craft after decades of cementing her status in the industry.
GOLDIE HAWN – 74
Goldie Hawn is one of the staple names in Hollywood. She was famously known for her part of the NBC comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, which ran from 1968 to 1970. In 1969, Goldie proved to the world that she’s a promising actress by earning two Best Supporting Actress awards from the prestigious Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for her movie Cactus Flower. For three decades, Goldie remained to be a bankable star.
However, if there was an investment that made Goldie truly rich in life, it was her kids Oliver and Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell, and her longtime partner, Kurt Russell. Aside from being a live-action actress, Goldie Hawn has also ventured into the world of voice acting by being the voice of Peggy McGee in the Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb. The actress also recently made a cameo appearance in the Netflix exclusive film The Christmas Chronicles, as Mrs. Claus. She is said to reprise the upcoming sequel’s role, proving that her acting career is well and kicking.
MEG RYAN – 58
Meg Ryan may have started her career with minor roles back in 1981, but it definitely did not take long before becoming a Hollywood household name. Just a year after she started, the then 21-year-old Meg got a break from the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. The show made her an instant hit, and from here on, Meg started gaining major supporting roles, beginning with the box office hit Top Gun. She also got recognition when she did the independent film Promised Land.
Another breakthrough came her way when she did the film When Harry Met Sally in 1989, which earned her her first Golden Globe nomination. Since then, Meg’s has filled her career with excellent films and TV series. She also tried spending her investment money into making quality movies and started directing. Her first film as a director, Ithaca, premiered in 2015. The film took inspiration from William Saroyan’s The Human Comedy and featured herself and her son Jack Quaid. There’s still no update about Meg’s next career step, but we’re looking forward to seeing more of her in the future.
PAT PRIEST – 83
Pat Priest is an American actress who enjoyed a prosperous television career from the 1950s to the 1970s. Her most significant break came when she replaced Beverly Owens in the show The Munsters after only 13 episodes. After getting hired on the show, Priest became the second actress to portray Marilyn’s role in that hit sitcom back in the 60s. The actress would enjoy a long and successful career until deciding to retire in the 1980s.
Unfortunately, this Hollywood legend was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or NHL in 2001. Good thing she was able to save enough money to afford great medical insurance coverage. Sources have also reported that her condition and treatment are going in the right direction. Pat Priest reportedly has a total net worth of around $3 million, making it possible for her to take good care of her health and avoid being sick. It sure is a blessing to the actress well and safe, and we’re looking forward to seeing more improvements from her condition in the future.
RICHARD BEYMER – 81
Richard Beymer is an American artist who started his career as a child actor and slowly made his way behind the scenes as a director, writer, and eventually, producer. He made his TV debut back in the early 50s on the TV series Sandy Dreams before moving to Hollywood for more mainstream TV work and to earn movie credits.Beymer’s most significant role was Tony’s portrayal in the 1961 film version of The West Side Story. He also appeared as Peter in The Diary of Anne Frank and continues to work as a director, editor, and cinematographer of short documentaries.
As a filmmaker, he is known for his 2017 work Behind the Red Curtain. After working behind the scenes for quite some time, Beymer returned to his acting career and starred in the film Paper Dolls as David Fenton. He also made an appearance in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, portraying the character Li Nalas. Beymer has also ventured into writing and published a book entitled Impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer?.
GLADYS KNIGHT – 75
If you know I Heard it Through the Grapevine, Midnight Train to Georgia, and Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, you are probably familiar with the American singer-songwriter Gladys Knight. Gladys was given the name “Empress of Soul” thanks to her soothing and soulful voice. Although she is already 75 years old, Knight continues to perform for her fans. The singer recently had a live concert performance in MPAC in Morristown, New Jersey, and the place was packed!
She sang her greatest hits as well as The Five Satins’ In the Still of the Night and Ed Sheeran’s hit song Perfect. This year, she will have more concert gigs. That’s why she has to take care of her voice since it is her most important investment. Despite her fame, Knight raised $400,000 for the benefit of Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield Country during the fundraising event held in Palace Theatre in 2017.
RUSS TAMBLYN – 84
Russ Tamblyn is an American actor and dancer who started his career when he was still young. His screen debut was in the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers back in 1954. A few years later, he landed the role of Norman Page in the hit drama film Peyton Place and earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in this show. When he was young, he trained in gymnastics, which served as an advantage when he portrayed the Jets gang leader in the hit 60’s musical The West Side Story.
He certainly deserves some credit for his performance since he was able to land multiple projects. The actor is now 80 years old and is still acting. Recently, he has been busy portraying Dr. Montague in The Haunting of Hill House. He also appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and played Dr. Lawrence Jacoby in Twin Peaks. His career did have its ups and downs, but nothing can stop this legend from pursuing his craft.
JOAN COLLINS – 85
With her title, we can expect that Dame Joan Collins had plenty of contributions to the entertainment industry. However, one of her most notable roles was Alexis Carrington in the hit soap opera Dynasty. The part not only broke Joan into the mainstream acting scene, but it also catapulted her into superstardom. Recently, she appeared in the TV series The Royals. After Dynasty ended, she was featured in Private Lives as Amanda in 1990. Besides her TV and movie credits, you’ll also find her name in various publications.
You might also be surprised to know that Dame Joan Collins is an avid supporter of charities and other institutions aiming to help medical advancements. She is also an honorary founding member of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Collins was honored and became an officer of Order of The British Empire for her performing arts contributions. Today, the actress spends most of her time hopping around her homes in London, New York City, France, and Los Angeles, California.
RICHARD BEYMER – 81
Richard Beymer is an American artist who started his career as a child actor and slowly made his way behind the scenes as a director, writer, and eventually, producer. He made his TV debut back in the early 50s on the TV series Sandy Dreams before moving to Hollywood for more mainstream TV work and to earn movie credits.Beymer’s most significant role was Tony’s portrayal in the 1961 film version of The West Side Story. He also appeared as Peter in The Diary of Anne Frank and continues to work as a director, editor, and cinematographer of short documentaries.
As a filmmaker, he is known for his 2017 work Behind the Red Curtain. After working behind the scenes for quite some time, Beymer returned to his acting career and starred in the film Paper Dolls as David Fenton. He also made an appearance in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, portraying the character Li Nalas. Beymer has also ventured into writing and published a book entitled Impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer?.
ROBERT REDFORD – 84
Robert Redford is a successful actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur who left a huge mark in the television and film industry. Before he reached his career’s peak, he started with TV credits in shows such as The Highest Tree and Tall Story during the mid-50s until the latter part of the decade.
During the ‘70s and ‘80s, he tried his luck behind the scenes, directing and producing shows. His investment in this part of the show business paid off as he won an Academy Award for Best Director for the critically-acclaimed Ordinary People. It seems that he is preparing for his retirement, but you would still see him in movies making guest and cameo appearances from time to time.
Redford also has an active contribution to his advocacy of various groups. It is evident that he supports any causes which have the potential to change the world morally. We just hope that Redford will hire a strong attorney to guide him in his endeavors.
JUNE LOCKHART – 95
With her amazing acting skills and timeless beauty, June Lockhart was able to captivate the audience easily. She rose to fame during the ‘50s and’ 60s, appearing on both the stage and screen. Some of her most well-remembered credits were in the shows Lost in Space and Lassie. As proof of her skills, she has numerous accolades, such as an Emmy nomination and a gold chip from the Tony Awards. But for her personal life, it wasn’t as smooth as her career. She had to finalize the separation from her two marriages.
Despite the situation, Lockhart continued to live her life to the fullest. She has longevity for wonderment for exploration of space and a lifelong love for NASA. She even said the award that NASA endowed her is the highest honor of her life. In her retirement, she can do regal space launches, exploration programs, and public events by NASA, but we hope that she has established herself a large sum for her life insurance.
MICHAEL CAINE – 87
English actor Sir Michael Caine is a successful producer and author. Even after seven decades of working in the industry, he is still active. He will also be leaving a legacy, especially since he has more than 130 film and movie credits. This record proves how talented this man really is. He also has plenty of awards and nominations, such as being one of the only two artists (the other one is Jack Nicholson) to be nominated for an Academy Award every decade from the ‘60s until the 2000s. He recently appeared in an action-thriller film, Tenet.
Now 87 years old, Sir Michael Caine still makes it big in Hollywood and has no plans of retiring just yet. All his projects with renowned filmmaker Christopher Nolan have raked in billions of dollars even if he only does cameo appearances and voice-overs like in Dunkirk. We do hope that he made a large investment for himself.
WILLIE NELSON – 87
One of the most multifaceted celebrities in the entertainment industry is Willie Nelson. Not only does he excel as a singer, songwriter, and musician, but he is also an amazing actor, producer, and writer. To prove his music prowess, his album Shotgun Willie was considered a critical and commercial success back in 1973. It didn’t stop there as he released three equally successful albums during the mid-’70s until the ‘80s. It earned him a spot as a leading artist in the country music scene, which probably increased his net worth.
Unfortunately, he had to sort out with lawyers his financial problems in the past. Thankfully, he was able to fix them and get on with his life. He has a lineup of concerts for next year. Even if he is already 87 years old, he continues to thrive. He doesn’t stop making music for his fans and entertains us with his concerts.
DICK CAVETT – 84
Actor and writer Dick Cavett rose to fame after hosting his very own talk show. His humorous and in-depth conversation kept his guests and viewers entertained. The Dick Cavett Show aired on different networks, both on television and radio, from the 1960s until the late 2000s. To prove his successful career, he earned multiple nominations and won a couple of awards. He became a writer, specifically, a columnist for the New York Times. He also co-authored a couple of books from the ‘70s until the ‘80s.
Even if he is already more than 80 years old, he hasn’t officially retired. But it has been four years since his last appearance, which was in the episode of Children’s Hospital back in 2016. Currently, he resides with his family in his real estate investment in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He enjoys being in the industry and would rather sit in front of the media and do interviews. With all of these things, we hope that he has an excellent plan for his future.
TED TURNER – 82
If you’ve ever wondered who founded CNN, or Cable News Network, one of the founders is Ted Turner. Thanks to this business venture, he became a media genius and increased his net worth. But it’s not all about money for this guy as he is also a bonafide philanthropist. One of his most generous donations is giving $1 billion to the United Nations, which led to establishing the United Nations Foundation. Turner also became the chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors.
For his personal life, it wasn’t easy also. The media mogul is no longer interested in putting up another media empire. Instead, he focuses on global significance issues that include amplification of nuclear weapons, global warming, and preservation of the environment. With a net worth running to US$2.2 billion, clearly, Ted Turner has plenty of insurance for himself and his children. He’s now 82 years old.
MEREDITH BAXTER – 73
Meredith Baxter was a popular actress who rose to fame back in the late ’70s. One of her most notable projects is in ABC’s hit drama series Family. Her career progressed through the ’80s as she landed a role in NBC’s Family Ties, where she received nominations for her performance. It seems as if she had more credits in television shows than on the silver screen. Recently, she appeared in an episode of Hell’s Kitchen.
Aside from being an actress, she is also known for supporting cancer research foundations. Way back from the 70’s up to recent years, the actress can be seen in a few episodes of hit television shows. Baxter has had challenges in life, including her five failed relationships that she has to engage the services of a few lawyers. Her $7 million net worth is not worth it if she will not use it wisely on her retirement plan.
ABBY DALTON – 87
Actress Abby Dalton rose to fame during the ‘60s. Some of her notable projects were the hit sitcom Hennessy, which ran from 1959 until 1962, and the 1962 sitcom called The Joey Bishop Show. It wasn’t all sitcoms for this actress as she also landed a role in the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest. She retired during the latter part of the 2000s, and the last film she worked on was the 2008 horror flick Prank. She had more credits on television than in movies, but it seems she made the right move as there was no news of her experiencing financial struggles.
However, the lack of news would not mean that we will not consider whether or not she put her money to good use through an excellent financial plan. After all, money is so fluid that you may never know its movement. Despite that fact, we still hope that she has several insurance policies for her future.
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER- 91
Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer has a long-spanning career, specifically, more than six decades. He rose to fame after landing a role in his debut film Stage Struck back in 1958. But he is most remembered for his iconic role of Captain von Trapp in the 1965 musical film The Sound of Music. When he was in his 80s, Plummer made history when he received his second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the movie Beginners. It was an iconic moment as he is the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award.
Plummer is proud of her English wife, with whom he is married for five decades already. He and his wife still do not have a plan for a nice, quiet retirement together because he believes that retirement is an understatement in his profession. With his degree of dedication to acting, Plummer is considered a living legend in the industry.
JULIE CHRISTIE – 80
For all the older folks out there, hearing the name Julie Christie will most likely trigger thoughts of the “Swinging Sixties.” Yes, she was one of the pioneers when it comes to the exciting swing era of London. Christie scored her big break after appearing in the movie Billy Liar. A few years later, she attracted international fame in the films Darling, which gave her an Academy Award. Her film Doctor Zhivago is the eighth highest-grossing film if we consider the adjustments for current financial conditions and inflation. She last appeared in the 2018 movie The Bookshop.
Christie has lived a wonderful life from her early years up to her marriage. She grossed a net worth of $10 million from all the work she did from the early ’60s up to recent years. We expect that she has already prepared for her future, with careful investment planning for her and her husband.
SOPHIA LOREN – 86
Sophia Loren is one of the last surviving artists from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She also perfectly encompasses beauty, wits, and talent, making her an icon back in her day. She began acting at only 16 years old, only raking in minor TV credits until she signed a five-movie contract with Paramount Pictures, catapulting her career to the top. Now in her mid-80s, Loren continues to glow with youthful exuberance, probably because of her ability to cope with stressful situations. She last appeared in a 2016 documentary featuring the TCM Classic Film Festival.
Most definitely, she has planned her future ahead, establishing for herself viable life insurance. She doesn’t have any plan to retire yet. She has a movie which starred her son Edoardo Ponti. Her movies and her legendary works are her idyllic masterpieces. As she ages, she will have a lot of happy and sad memories to look back to.
ROBERT ENGLUND – 73
Robert Englund portrayed one of the most iconic characters in the horror film genre, the infamous Freddy Kreuger in the classic Nightmare on Elm Street horror film franchise. He portrayed his character with perfection and even earned acclaim for it. In fact, he was one of the nominees in the 1987 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for the franchise installment A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Englund was last seen reincarnating his iconic role in a 2018 episode of The Goldberg. He also starred in the 2014 independent horror film The Last Showing and Fear Clinic.
He has a net worth of roughly around $16 million, amassed from being an actor, a director, and a musician. Most of his series and movies were a success. Englund should manage his wealth wisely, and he should hire a financial advisor for that matter. After all, it is not always true that viewers want to stick to classic films like Nightmare on Elm Street.
KYM KARATH – 62
Kym Karath appeared in the iconic movie musical The Sound of Music as Gretl, the youngest of the Von Trapp siblings. She was very young back then, but she was already earning an income for herself. Karath also retired early from acting to focus more on her college studies. This move was probably a wise one on her part as she earned a degree in Humanities at the University of Southern California. After graduating, she moved to France to further study art history.
During her stay in Paris, she took small modeling gigs that helped her build some retirement funds for the future. She went back to acting in the same year as her separation from her former husband. We’re pretty sure Karath employed a financial consultant to help her out in organizing her assets and liabilities as well as advise her of the necessary projects financed by her savings.
HONOR BLACKMAN – 94
Honor Blackman began acting during the ’40s, earning minor film appearances until she scored her big break being cast as John Steed’s assistant Cathy Gale in the 1960s TV series The Avengers. Her fame only grew further after she portrayed Pussy Galore in the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger. The actress didn’t only work for her acting career alone. She also ventured into singing and even released a few singles that made their way to the charts.
Reports suggest that she bought a summer house in Islesboro, Maine, which probably served as a holiday house for her and her family. She had two former spouses, with whom she employed lawyers for the legal proceedings needed. She rested in peace only last April 2020. It is imperative that she had made sure that her wealth was in proper order, like she had put her money to good use with insurance plans also.
RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN – 85
Richard Chamberlain began his career as many artists did- as a stage actor. He made the bold decision of moving into the silver screen, where he finally found the success he worked for. He became a teen idol after he starred in the 1961 TV series Dr. Kildare. He also takes credit for playing Jason Bourne in the 1988 film The Bourne Identity. Many of his peers agree that he’s one of those actors that ages gracefully. Now aged 86, he still gives that youthful aura. He recently appeared in the 2017 TV series Twin Peaks and the 2018 film anthology Nightmare Cinema.
Although he is already in his mid-80s, this has never prevented Chamberlain to continue accepting gifts and movie offers. He will not stop at $20 million assets, and expectedly he already has his investments in place. He may not need a financial consultant to give him advice, after all.
PAUL HOGAN – 81
Paul Hogan is one of the best artists from the Land Down Under. The actor’s talent showed when he played the outback adventurer Michael “Crocodile” Dundee in the 1986 action-comedy film Crocodile Dundee. Hogan’s excellent performance deserves major credit for the movie’s success, for which he eventually got nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the Academy Award.
His efforts also granted him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He may have faced a couple of financial and legal issues in the past, but he was able to overcome his situation with the help of his attorneys and his legal team. He should retain the services of a money manager now that his net worth roughly reaches $20 million. He would not want to repeat the legal issues and concerns that he faced in his earlier days. Additionally, he is active in the industry, which would mean inflation of his income.
BRIGITTE BARDOT – 84
Brigitte Bardot is a former singer, actress, and now a known animal rights activist. Many of her fans and peers once considered her to be Sophia Loren’s biggest rival in the entertainment scene. Throughout her career, her name was included in over 40 movie credits along with some modeling gigs, but her career peaked during the ’50s and ’60s. She was even called the most liberated woman of post-war France. Bardot hasn’t been active lately on-screen. She does have time to fight for animal rights.
Since retiring back in the 70s, she worked to help protect and shelter all kinds of animals globally. Bardot retired in the early ’70s, where she coined her retirement as “a way to get out elegantly.” Her net worth is $65 million, and she is willing to invest in animal welfare. She would go to lengths as writing to the Queen of Denmark to lobby the cessation of the killing of dolphins.
LORETTA SWIT – 83
Loretta Swit brought to life Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan’s character from the American war comedy-drama series “M*A*S*H.” Due to her natural talent and audience appeal, she collected two Emmy Awards for her performance. After the show ended, she then appeared in numerous TV shows in the ‘80s until the early 2000s. However, her career wasn’t as successful as it was before. Swit hasn’t appeared on-screen in the last few years.
However, we heard that the actress had a post-production project in the movie Play the Flute and has released a publication back in 2017 called SwitHeart. She kept up her TV visibility with episodic appearances. Her career spanned for 60 long years. In that period of time, she catapulted into a very successful career. She somehow ceased her acting and focused on writing. She surely won’t declare bankruptcy in the future because she knows how to manage her investment money.
BETTY WHITE – 97
You probably haven’t seen Betty White’s insane dedication to the industry and her craft where she’s been for the past 80 years! Yes, that’s eight decades of pure entertainment coming from one of Hollywood’s best female icons. White is considered the first woman who worked in major titles both on and off the camera. The 1953 sitcom Life with Elizabeth is the first Hollywood show produced by a woman. She was instated into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995.
Last year, the documentary Betty White: The First Lady of Television gave her due credit for her contributions to the industry. She turned 98 years old last January. Her age and her body should determine her weakness, but White doesn’t stop. She has proven that once again, just like Christopher Plummer, retirement is not true in the movie industry. Even at her age, she said she would love to take part in her acting. Albeit, retirement is indeed not on her plate.
JAMES LIPTON – 93
Most students would opt for a student loan, but James Lipton instead pursued acting to fund his studies. He helped produce some of the most popular soap operas in Hollywood, like Another World, Capitol, Return to Peyton Place, and The Edge of Night. He also worked as both an actor and a writer for over ten years on Guiding Light, the longest-running television drama in American television. Besides his television skills, he was also a certified pilot with over 1,000 hours of flight time as of 2013.
Now that is a new route to reach the top of Hollywood! James Lipton was a man of many characters. He has faced a struggle once with his former wife, for which hiring a lawyer is inevitable. He had a large sum of net worth amassed from his being an actor, writer, teacher, producer, lyricist, and host. Sadly, the actor passed away recently due to cancer.
DAWN WELLS – 82
Some older folks will remember the struggles and the comic adventures of Gilligan and his gang in the mid-60’s hit series Gilligan’s Island. They should also be familiar with Dawn Wells’ on-screen character Mary Ann Summers. Wells began her career after receiving her degree in theater arts and design at the University of Washington in Seattle. Later that year, she joined the Miss Nevada pageant and brought home the title, and the rest was history. Everything has gone well for the actress for a long time. She even ventured into a clothing business for people with limited mobility, and it was called Wishing Wells Collections.
However, recent news about the former actress shocked the industry after discovering that she passed away. Hopefully, things are going well for the former actress’s family. We also hope that the late actress was able to grant them a life insurance plan to help cover their needs.
EILEEN ATKINS – 85
Actress and screenwriter Eileen Atkins are naturally gifted when it comes to entertaining her fans and even her peers. Evidence of her handiwork can be found in many films, television, stage productions, and even on the radio. She earned a bounty of awards and recognition in her fruitful six-decade stay in the entertainment industry. Her most notable projects include the mini-series Cranford, the film The Unexpected Man, and the play Honour.
Over the years, we never heard her about any financial issues such as filing bankruptcy or taking huge personal loans, which is probably because of her excellent and smart financial sense. The only hope that all her fans have is that she will continue doing what she does best and will not go further astray into the wrong path. A lot of people also hope that she would invest some of her riches to help others who are in dire need.
GEORGE HAMILTON – 81
George Hamilton was a leading actor during the 1960s and 1970s who started in small roles until he landed his first major role in the 1959 film adaptation of the novel Crime and Punishment USA. His investment paid off, earning him multiple awards and nominations for his role. Major projects started coming his way during the ‘60s until the ‘70s. Up until this day, we can still see Hamilton doing what he does best, acting for the sheer joy of entertainment.
Since 2017, he has portrayed the sleazy new neighbor Spencer Blitz on the ABC TV sitcom American Housewife, and he made sure that every role that he partakes in will not be a disappointment in the industry and to all of his fans around the globe. At 81, he has not retired yet, so we should be able to see more of him on the big screen. Be ready!
JERRY MATHERS – 72
Jerry Mathers is one of the few artists in Hollywood who began his career early. He started working at only two years old as a child model for an advertisement and quickly worked with comedian Ed Wynn for a milk commercial. He later began filming for the hit sitcom Leave It to Beaver, where he played Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver from 1957 until 1963. Mathers eventually chose to focus more on his studies and temporarily retired from the industry.
It was a good choice for him since he was able to receive his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at the University of California. But the big question that all of his fans have is that if he will make a great comeback and will kill other roles in the future. If that happens again, we’re sure that there will be a lot of people who will be glad that he did that.
ROGER EWING – 77
Roger Ewing may not be a household name, but he was one of the most reliable supporting actors during the ‘60s until the early ‘70s. His most memorable acting gig was on the Western-inspired series Gunsmoke. After the show ended, his name appeared in some movie credits, including Smith, where he starred alongside Glenn Ford. He continued acting until his final film, Play It as It Lays. After his final project ended, the actor resumed working as a professional photographer.
His career was shorter than most others on this list, but we never heard of him needing an attorney, at least. This may be because of his great career and knowledge of managing his fortune in a good way. He really is an inspiration for most of us, and we hope that we will not hear some bad news about him and all of his projects in the near future.
LIV ULLMANN – 82
Liv Ullmann garnered a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in the 1971 movie The Emigrants, as well as four other nominations for her roles. She later starred in the miniseries Scenes from a Marriage and the film Face to Face, where she received several recognitions for her performance. Ullmann is also a bonafide advocate of various organizations that aid women and children. In fact, she’s a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
In 2005, she was given an honorary doctoral degree in philosophy by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology as well as the Order of St. Olav by King Harald V. Lately, there are no news that surround her personal life and even her relationships, which may be due to the help of her financial consultants and her counselors, who have guided her along the way. We just hope that we would not hear any news of the sort in the future.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – 83
Star Wars fans will instantly recognize Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in the 1980 installment The Empire Strikes Back. He also portrayed the infamous Harvey Dent in the 1989 Batman movie. However, only a handful knew that Williams started his career at Broadway during the mid-’40s, establishing his seven-decade stay in the industry. Williams will reprise his famous role as Lando in the upcoming Star Wars installment this year.
Because of all his hard work through all of those years that he has been in the industry, there is no doubt that there will be bad news regarding his financial status. However, behind the scenes, there is some bad news that surrounds him. Not because of his financial records but because of his love life. He had to hire lawyers twice for his two failed marriages, but he later landed a relationship that has been steady and happy since 1972.
DAVID CROSBY – 78
David Crosby was a prominent music icon back in the ‘60s until the ‘70s. His collaborations during the ‘70s with other stars mattered to their successes since most of his projects featuring other artists came out as certified hits and rewarded everyone with massive paychecks. For his personal life, it was not as pleasant as his music career. Life really has its ups and downs. During the ‘80s, his camp constantly worked with their attorneys just to settle some legal issues involving the musician.
Thankfully, Crosby has now recovered from his setbacks. We hope that he is now making wise decisions concerning his personal life. We just hope that he keeps it that way so that we would not hear anything bad about him in the future. Now 79 years old, he continues to perform on stage. He also has a son who is also happily making music with him.
GENE HACKMAN – 90
Gene Hackman’s career proved itself fruitful for over six decades. He worked on-screen as an actor and as a novelist during his free time. He really did his best during this time. That is why he bagged numerous accolades, including five Academy Award nominations, taking home one Best Actor Award for the 1971 movie French Connection, and a Best Supporting Actor Award for the 1992 movie Unforgiven.
In 2008, Hackman announced his official retirement, only considering projects that required little of him. A few years later, he shocked the industry after being hit by a car in Florida Keys. There have not been any major fatalities regarding this issue. However, we still hope he had good insurance coverage and only suffered minor injuries. If he could get back on his feet again and take some major roles, we know that he would still rock them even with his age right now.
SAM J. JONES – 65
Sam J. Jones was a popular action star back in the ‘80s. He began as a commercial model for sporting goods before hitting the mainstream media in 1979, where he first appeared in the romantic comedy film 10. He later finished ahead of Kurt Russell and Arnold Schwarzenegger for the role of Flash Gordon during the ‘80s. Jones may not have a lot of movie credits under his name, but his portrayal of Flash Gordon cemented his legacy in Hollywood.
This role was also the main reason why he made a fortune during his time in the industry. There is no major news about him or any of his personal life. However, the last we’ve heard of him, he’ll be appearing in two films that will come to theaters later this year. So be ready, because Sam J. Jones will be back and will definitely outwit any roles that will be given to him.
HENRY WINKLER– 75
Henry Winkler might have started his showbiz career a little later than most others, but he still bagged two Golden Globe Awards for the 1970s sitcom Happy Days. He is also a respectable and competent director and producer whose directorial portfolio included the 1988 comedy-drama film Memories of Me and the 1993 family movie Cop and a Half. Unlike other actors in Hollywood who had to go through multiple lawyers for their divorce proceedings, Winkler and his wife Stacey never suffered the same ordeal.
The success of their marriage may have motivated him to win the 2019 Best Supporting Actor for the comedy series Barry. Their relationship has been one of the main motivations of many of their fans. As of now, they are still happily married, and according to him, they are still “staying the course.” We hope that they will continue loving each other and will not need to file for a divorce.
JON VOIGHT– 81
Jonathan Vincent Voight immediately proved himself a force to be reckoned with, working in small roles during the early ‘60s as he slowly built up his reputation. After just a few years, he was given credits by his peers, which allowed him to portray the character of Joe-Buck in the hit 1969 film Midnight Cowboy. Voight may be currently in his 80s, but he hasn’t seemed to slow down, especially in his craft.
In fact, he is currently working on a project where he will be surrounded by lawyers and other legal issues in the upcoming movie Roe V. Wade. He has not confirmed any retirement plans yet. But when that time comes, it would not be a problem for him since he has already invested great things and saved a lot over the course of his career in the Hollywood industry. Be ready to check out his upcoming film!
KENNY ROGERS – 81
When you think of classic love songs, more often than not, Kenny Rogers’ name will come into mind. He became a household name during his prime as he was responsible for charting more than 120 singles. Overall, he made a huge income from his singing career, and he was considered one of the best-selling music artists of all time. To give that number a perspective, he sold more than 100 million records globally. However, he officially announced his retirement in 2015.
He shocked the world when he went to his final concert in Nashville back in October 2017. We don’t want to see a great talent like this walk away from our doorsteps, but if you need to fuel your old school genres, you better gas up and just listen to his music anytime. Sadly, he gave up the ghost in March 2020. Even if he had gone already, Kenny Rogers’ music would always be there to help ease your mind.
RITA MORENO – 87
Rita Moreno is one of the few Puerto Ricans that made it big in Hollywood. Her career of over 70 years is also one of the longest. She started small by lending her voice to voice-overs in American films that were later dubbed in Spanish. When she turned 13 years old, she joined the cast of the Broadway show Skydrift in the role of Angelina. Moreno found mainstream success after playing a supporting role in The King and The West Side Story.
She made a lot of wise investments throughout her career. Though she has not announced it yet, all of those hard work and earnings altogether would be more than enough for her official retirement. However, as of the moment, there is some news that she has been working on a project which will blow everyone’s minds. So be sure to keep an eye on her since she will never disappoint you.
SALLY STRUTHERS – 73
After portraying Michael Stivic’s wife Gloria in the hit ‘70s sitcom All in the Family, Sally Struthers rose to prominence. She also appeared in Gilmore Girls. Aside from acting gigs in both films and TV shows, she also made a fortune from voice acting. Her most memorable voice acting job would be Pebbles in the animated series Fred Flinstone and Friends” Because of all her success, she has indeed made a name for herself and saved a lot of money.
She should not worry about her financial degree for a long time. Another great thing about her is that she dedicated her time off-camera by sending help to children suffering from poverty in developing countries. Now at the age of 73, Sally still invests her time, effort, and some of her resources to help the less fortunate. You can really say that she is a woman of power and motivation for all of her fans.
TIM MATHESON – 72
Tim Matheson is a talented actor, director, and producer whose fame skyrocketed after portraying Eric “Otter” Stratton in the 1978 comedy film “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and Vice President John Hoynes in the political TV series “The West Wing.” Tim Matheson’s work in Hollywood had been consistent since his debut in the ’60s up until today, so he and his financial advisor probably had a bounty to handle over the years.
Matheson, along with ‘Dan Grodnik’, bought National Lampoon in 1989, when the magazine was in financial decline. Now 73 years old, Matheson continues working with films. We recently saw him in the 2019 horror flick “Child’s Play,” which is enough proof that he won’t be retiring soon. You better watch out and keep an eye on this amazing actor since Matheson does his best when it comes to all the roles he portrays. We hope that he will have plenty of movies left before deciding to slow it down and rest.
BARBARA WALTERS – 90
Barbara Walters appeared on various news magazine shows as a capable journalist, author, producer, and television personality. She began as a writer and researcher for “The Today Show,” slowly building up her reputation as “Today Girl.” She later became the show’s female host in 1974. After pouring in much effort, time, and energy, Waters’ investments paid off, making her one of the industry’s premier hosts. In 1996, she was one of the “TV Guide” “50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time”.
She also claimed a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science for her 60 years of service. Now that is a career worth remembering. For all of those years that she has been working harder than anyone, she should have made enough money and investments to last her whole life. Now, she is content and living her life as happily as she could.
DENNIS HOLMES – 68
Dennis Holmes could have been one of the industry’s best actors if he had not retired early. He did earn a movie credit to his name at the age of six weeks. The most notable role in his career was of Mike Williams in the television series “Laramie.” His acting career only lasted for 14 years, which was relatively short compared to other stars on this list. After his early exit from the entertainment scene in 1964, there was barely any information on Holmes.
However, we haven’t seen any financial issues tied to him, so his retirement must’ve been a breeze. But since he is blessed with a kind heart, we all know that if he ever appears on the news again,we see that it would be doing such generous and kind things as funding his very own charity or helping all other people in need.
CAROL BURNETT – 86
Carol Burnett is another actress, comedian, singer, and writer with a long and successful career. Her professional career lasted roughly seven decades. Most of her peers acknowledge her as Hollywood’s Queen of Comedy, which was her trademark style. Carol Burnett’s musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” set her apart as one of the entertainment scenes’ top talents. Her talents reached every medium and platform possible during that time, including television, film, and on-stage.
Recently, she had earned herself a Golden Globe credit and was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award named after her. She did give all her best when it comes to her career, which is why there is no doubt that she would have a very proud family and would live a happy life, even being away from the spotlight. We know that she will do more amazing things in her life, and she will not be afraid to share them.
RICHARD KEITH – 68
Richard Keith was a famous child star back in the ‘50s and ‘60s. His fans started appreciating his skills after playing Little Rocky on the hit sitcoms “I Love Lucy” and “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.” Richard Keith also appeared on “The Andy Griffith Show” several times between 1962 and 1966. Things started to go not in plan a few years later when Keith joined the rock group David and the Giants. He eventually found himself in the middle of a personal issue that caused his exit.
Since then, everything has not been a walk in the park for Richard Keith. However, he did make his life better with some help from his family, loved ones, and fans. Let us give him credit for bouncing back from all his troubles after all he has experienced. Richard Keith deserves the happy and comfortable life that he is living right now. And fans should be pleased for him too.
JOSEPH AND MICHAEL MAYER – 67
Joseph and Michael Mayer both portrayed Little Ricky as a toddler on the famous 50s shows Season 3 to 5 – I Love Lucy. Joseph decided to retire early and focus more on his education and missionary work. Meanwhile, Michael continued to act in smaller films like the 1980s action movie, Kill and Kill Again later on in his career.
Neither twin has recently appeared in any Hollywood project as they are both busy in their personal lives. Reports state that Michael now has a degree in education and is thus a teacher, but little to no recent information is available for Joseph. Who would have thought that having a bright future in the limelight would shift into a stable career? As for Michael, it didn’t seem to come as a surprise as he managed to breeze through his life in being a teacher. Have you heard from Joseph? Do let us know your thoughts.
ALAIN DELON – 83
Alain Delon is a retired French actor who became famous in both France and the rest of Europe. His critically-acclaimed film performances during the 60s made him an international sensation. His choice to work with great directors like Luchino Visconti and Louis Malle proved to be one of the most incredible moves in his professional career because he only saw success in these notable filmmakers’ hands.
With his breathtaking good looks, he played tender lovers and romantic heroes, and he was a French personification of the type created in America by James Dean.
Delon’s money management skills are top-notch, and he had multiple investments in clothing, eyewear, watches, and even tobacco products. With all of these ventures under his name, he will not face any issues upon retiring from the industry. Aside from being an actor, it does pay to have another income security where you wouldn’t have to worry after leaving the limelight.
TED LANGE – 71
Ted Lange was a prominent star on the hit series Love Boat where he portrayed the bartender Isaac Washington which was probably his most notable TV role. He is also a talented stage director and screenwriter who had earned 17 stage directorial credits, including his production, George Washington’s Boy, and the classic comic play Lemon Meringue Facade. Ted Lange even directed a few episodes of Love Boat during the 70s. In his younger years, he did manage to do well in drama class.
We last saw our favorite bartender on-screen in a 2014 episode of the comedy series Maron. His most recent directing credit was in 2012, where he directed two TV episodes for the First Family. Though he’s no longer in the limelight, his works are still known and talked about across generations. From being an actor to becoming a prominent filmography, he indeed lived a fulfilled Hollywood life.
ROBERT CONRAD – 84
Richard Conrad was a top actor during the 60s. Most folks who saw the show The Wild, Wild West will instantly recognize Secret Service Agent James T. West, which Conrad portrayed. Some of his most notable roles were Pappy Boyington in Baa Baa Black Sheep. He also appeared in the 1966 TV series Mission: Impossible. Aside from his acting career, his voice talent is also commendable.
He previously did some music recording, which turned out to gather a stable fanbase. He performed as Bob Conrad in the 50s until the early 60s. Aside from acting and singing, his hosting skills are excellent as well. He managed to work on CRN Digital Talk Radio beginning in 2008.Conrad seemed to have it right until 2003 when he got involved in a car accident that paralyzed him. At least he had good medical insurance coverage since he could cope with the incident in no time.
DON MCLEAN – 73
Singer and songwriter Don McLean was one of the most famous folk-rock singers from the 1970s until the early 2000s. He produced multiple hits throughout his career, and some of his most recognizable songs are youth pop-cultural titles “American Pie” and “Vincent.” McLean’s songs portrayed in-depth stories about life in general, like his masterpiece that was partially inspired by the loss of some famous musicians during the late ’50s as referenced by the line “the day the music died.” He might have aged.
However, his music lived on as some of McLean’s songs managed to have remakes and is still hitting the sound waves. Talk about music legacy, some of his songs, including And I Love You So was sung by icons such as Elvis Presley, Helen Reddy, and Glen Campbell. As for his personal life, in 2016, he just got out of a divorce with the help of his lawyer.
LEE MAJORS – 80
Lee Majors made his way into Hollywood as one of the industry’s top-ranking actors in the 1960s Western drama series The Big Valley. His career only peaked even higher after portraying Colonel Steve Austin in the sci-fi action series The Six Million Dollar Man and stuntman Colt Seavers in action show The Fall Guy. The actor was born in Michigan, where he excelled in sports at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Aside from evolving in the film industry, he also did very well in sports,
If we pitted Majors’ acting career against his personal life, it’s safe to say that his career’s doing much better. He hired lawyers more than thrice for his three marriage proceedings. The first one was in 1964, the second in 1982, and the last in 1994. Though relationships were not something he is good at, keeping his finances at bay is something he mastered.
LORETTA LYNN – 87
Loretta Lynn is known as the face of country music for sixty years now. Her career was nothing short of spectacular. She has gotten multiple gold credits for her past albums over the years. Her hits made their way to the top of music charts, and some of her signature songs included “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
An icon during her time, she is still well-known to date. Lynn may have had some health issues lately, but they hardly affect her legacy. After suffering from a stroke, she went through a rough patch, which took her a while to recover. Thanks to her insurances that Lynn signed up for before, she haven’t experienced money-related problems. Aside from having to push back her album release, she needed to cancel her tours to get her health back up. In 2018, she was honored by CMT with the “Artist of a Lifetime” Award.
QUINCY JONES – 86
Many people often overlook Quincy Jones’ name when we think about legends, awards, and nominations. Those who are new to the music scene need to give this iconic artist credit for his mainstream music industry achievements. He had 80 Grammy Award nominations and brought home 28, which is the most in history. That figure alone can already explain for us just how iconic his career is.
Although Jones suffered from medical issues over the last couple of years, he’s still not showing any signs of slowing down. We recently saw him in a 2018 documentary about his life. As the years pass, however, he underwent another hurdle. As of 2020, it mentioned that he lost around $9 million worth of royalties. It was between Michael Jackson’s “This is IT” documentary and him as a producer. According to USA Today, “The (agreements) provided Jones with nothing more than a right to receive payments relating to a 10% basic royalty rate.”
ROBERT FULLER – 86
Robert Fuller is a retired American actor who became a horse rancher after announcing his retirement from the industry in the early 2000s. Though you may no longer see his newest films, there’s a high chance that his legacy still lives on. His name made it to many movie and television credits, but his most memorable roles were Laramie and Wagon Train. He also starred as Dr. Kelly Brackett in the 1970’s medical drama Emergency!
After his retirement, Fuller switched careers and found out that he is passionate about horses. He made this one of his excellent investments, and at one point, he even became the go-to guy for anyone who needs a quality horse. Having a reliable back-up in terms of finances kept him stable and continually thriving in whatever it is that he’s passionate about. Though he is not in the limelight, he still holds a substantial following.
MICHAEL YORK – 77
Michael York show originally named Michael Hugh Johnson, holds two Emmy Award nominations for The ABC Afterschool Special: Are You My Mother? He collected over 70 movie credits throughout his career, including 1968’s Romeo and Juliet, 1972’s Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, and the Austin Powers movie franchise. If we also counted his TV appearances, the list might fill up the whole page.
Despite his fame and success, fate had different plans. In 2013, York shocked the industry after stating that he is suffering from a rare disease called amyloidosis, requiring a lot of insurance coverage for proper treatment. Thankfully his healthy lifestyle managed to help him feel much better from this illness. Besides battling his health condition, he also managed to surpass the challenge as he willfully opened up about amyloidosis. In doing so, Michael York raised awareness across different platforms, which managed to have experts in additional research on the illness.
ANN-MARGRET OLSSON – 78
Ann-Margret Olsson is a popular actress, singer, and dancer who worked her way up to the top with roles in films like Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, and The Cincinnati Kid back during the ’60s. In the 70s, many thought she would slow down, but she proved them wrong, appearing more frequently in TV shows and garnering many movie credits like Carnal Knowledge, The Train Robbers, and Tommy. Olsson became a household name for her nominations and awards for Grammy’s, Golden LAurel, and the Golden Globes. With recurring nominations, she does have what it takes to become a legend.
Now that she’s 79 years old, Olsson still looks pretty good. We’ve last seen her in the 2018 film Papa, and we’ll be seeing her again in the upcoming comedy movie Welcome to Pine Grove! Amazing how she still managed to make her way into the spotlight with her achievements.
PETER WELLER – 72
Peter Weller has made a legacy for himself both on-screen and on-stage. Aside from his acting career, he also directed a few shows like some episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, Monk, and Sons of Anarchy. Peter Weller also built up a reputation thanks to the 1987 and the 1990 Robocop films. Versatile that he is, he managed to earn several nominations and awards. Thriving both on and off camera, he is one of the biggest names in this time. Peter Weller also loves traveling and learning about other cultures from around the world.
Weller’s placed a great value on education. Even after retiring from acting, he continued to educate himself. Peter Weller was able to get a Masteral degree in Roman and Renaissance Art at Syracuse University. He has since been working as a part-time instructor of ancient history. Loving what he does, he managed to teach young creatives and help them thrive in the arts.
GARY BURGHOFF – 76
Gary Burghoff’s fame took off when he portrayed Charlie Brown in the 1967 off-Broadway musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His performance in the hit show M*A*S*H as Corporal Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly earned him six Emmy nominations, winning one of them in 1977. Though it may be a long time, the show is still being viewed and loved by many as it managed to reach several generations, gaining appreciation across age groups.
Burghoff may have been a pro at his craft, but instead of pursuing more fame and wealth, he opted to spend his time with his family by softly retiring from Hollywood. Though he didn’t have many movies and TV credits under his name, he’s one of the most talented in the entertainment industry. Burghoff is living a quiet life, and his fans can help but wonder what he’s up to, nor what happened to him when he closed the Hollywood curtains.
Raquel Welch – 79
Raquel Welch rose to fame after playing a role in the sci-fi flick Fantastic Voyage. Before she became a famous actress, she was a young girl studying ballet and drama in Chicago. Welch even joined beauty pageants and won Miss Contour and Miss Photogenic. In 1958, she graduated high school but did not pursue a degree as she ended up pregnant and wed to her child’s father, James Welch. They eventually got divorced, and sometime later, three more of her marriages failed.
Her most recent divorce was from ex-husband Richard Palmer. Welch’s now 80 years old and hasn’t caught the public eye in years. She might have stayed away from the limelight, but she does have a few appearances now and then. As of her last debut, fans were quite impressed as she did not age one bit. It’s impressive to see her age like fine wine, with healthy glowing skin.
CINDY WILLIAMS – 72
Cindy Williams remembered as Lavern’s perky best friend Shirley Feeney on the hit sitcom Laverne and Shirley, but she too started small by appearing in short commercials and endorsements. Her career started picking up after being cast in shows like Room 222 and Love, American Style. In the early ’70s, she worked on promising projects that helped secure her spot at the top of the Hollywood celebrity hierarchy. Though her best effort and hard work, things paid off as she started to gain recognition among her peers.
Williams’ past projects helped her build up a $10 million fortune under her credit report. Her most recent project was the 2018 film Waiting in the Wings: Still Waiting. In 2018- Williams also expressed her grief at the loss of her co-star, Penny Marshall. Williams mentioned that Marshall is “one in a million.” and revealed how saddened she is by her loss.
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON – 83
Kris Kristofferson was once a soldier-turned-singer and songwriter. He even had some acting credits under his name, making him an all-around performer. Coming from a family full of military service members, his family dreamed of him fighting for his country. He did and even managed to find success in the military. He even reached the rank of Captain, but he left the service to pursue music.
Kristofferson made the right choice at that time, and his track record shows the results. We recently saw him in a concert as one of the guest performers for Barbara Streisand in 2019. At his age, it is no surprise that he still managed to dominate the airwaves and still wowed his fans. Pairing up with Barbra for the tour had him re-live and enjoyed the limelight once more. As he continually makes music, there are no updates yet on his retirement.
RITA COOLIDGE – 74
Rita Coolidge was a famous recording artist who peaked during the 70s and 80s era. She received two Grammy Awards with her husband-to-be Kris Kristofferson. James Bond theme song “All-Time High, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” and “We’re All Alone” was her most memorable hits.
Rita Coolidge’s relationship with Kris resulted in a marriage in 1973. Everything appeared to be in the right place for the two until they decided to call their lawyers and settle for a divorce in 1980. We recently heard her incredible voice again on her 2018 album Safe In The Arms of Time. She may have accomplished a lot during her era, but it’s refreshing to hear her dominate the sound waves to his date. Her songs are still loved and played on the radio. Aside from thriving in the music industry, she also managed to write and publish a book.
WILLIAM SHATNER – 88
Star Trek is an iconic sci-fi show, and many fans will instantly recognize William Shatner for portraying Captain James T. Kirk. Until today, identified fans across ages realized his iconic character. Though he may have made it big on screen, Shatner is also one of the most versatile talents. The Canadian actor and singer was also a director and producer with a few book credits under his name. It seemed like everything was going well for him until the show’s cancelation in 1969.
Poor advice from a seasoned financial advisor and typecasting were the main issue for Shatner, who led himself and his family to the worst financial status possible. He managed to get back up on his feet and will probably work hard to prevent that thing from happening to him again. Wo would have thoughts tied would change? With the hardships he went through, he surpassed them all.
JUDD HIRSCH – 84
Judd Hirsch was a consistently prolific actor with multiple TV and movie credits under his name, but he did not start acting until he was 36 years old. His journey to stardom was one of the smoothest ones. His most notable projects included Taxi, Dear John, and NUMB3RS, where he portrayed Alan Eppes. He also appeared in critically acclaimed films like A Beautiful Mind, where he played Helinger. There are no signs of him quitting, and calling it done is one of the industry’s household names to date in terms of leaving the limelight.
We recently saw Hirsch in the 2019 crime-thriller film Uncut Gems and the 2018 sitcom Superior Donuts as Arthur Przybyszewski. He’s currently 84, but his excellent health along with proper nutritional habits kept him in top-notch shape this whole time. He does not seem to age one bit with his age as he still is active without hints of leaving Hollywood anytime soon.
JULIE ANDREWS – 83
Being one of the famous names in Hollywood, Julie Andrews played the iconic Hollywood female lead, Maria von Trapp, in the classic movie musical The Sound of Music. Andrews’ made her first debut credit in the film musical Mary Poppins where she was the magical nanny. She claimed her Academy Award for Best Actress and made her like she was born to embody some of the most legendary characters in the entertainment scene. Having been nominated in different awards and winning each nomination is something that makes her great.
Recently, we can hear Andrews’ voice in animated films like Shrek and Despicable Me. She had also imparted her voice to the character of the Kraken in the 2018 movie Aquaman. Moving forward to 2020, Andrews is still acting as she managed to have Netflix shows that are making it big in terms of viewership.
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND – 103
English actress Olivia de Havilland was active in the industry from 1935 until 1988. She was one of her time’s premier actresses whose name was included in over 49 film credits, showcasing her impact on the entertainment scene. She’s also one of the few surviving stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Versatile and successful with her craft, de Havilland does not have any signs of aging.
De Havilland became a sensational hit after appearing in the 1935 adventure film Captain Blood. In the 1938 swashbuckler flick The Adventures of Robin Hood and the 1939 historical romance movie Gone With The Wind. In 2017, she was honored as the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The actress eventually took her Hollywood journey to an end when she passed away in July 2020 with full death insurances with her financial advisors’ help. She was 104 years old when she died, where she proved that her legacy lives on, even after her death.
MIKE FARRELL – 80
Mike Farrell got his ticket to stardom after playing Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the hit war comedy-drama M*A*S*H. Many of his peers believed that Captain Hunnicutt’s performance was one main reason behind the show’s massive success. He also presides over Family Motion Pictures, an organization that strives to promote films suitable for family viewing. Years may have passed after the show aired, but his fandom still lives on. Fans in different age groups are always watching the show, though it’s been a very long time.
Farrell had also spent much of his time working behind the scenes. In 1988, he was the producer for Patch Adams. We recently saw him in two NCIS episodes. He probably doesn’t yet have a well-placed investment in mind to help him retire, but we’re sure he saved a lot of money throughout his career. To date, there is no information about his next projects or if he’s still making appearances in the limelight.
MARLA GIBBS – 88
Marla Gibbs is known and blessed with talents that helped her become a successful actress, singer, and comedian, with a few credits as a writer and a producer. Her 50-year career in the industry proved that she is one of the most dependable actresses of her time. Gibbs’ most notable projects were The Jeffersons, where she got five Primetime Emmy Award nominations. We recently saw her in the movie Love Jacked and the show The Neighborhood.
She is to appear in the 2020 film HeadShop. Now aged 88, she doesn’t seem to slow down, nor has she given a hint on retiring. Her success will also give her financial advisors quite a work in all money involvements. It looks like acting and thriving in Hollywood is indeed her passion. Though she may have aged, Gibbs is still slaying the screen on the series Scandal, where her fans can’t help but wild about her character portrayal. At the age of 89, she is performing reasonably well, considering her age.
JAMIE FARR – 85
Jamie Farr’s career was an excellent product of the hit television show M*A*S*H. He is a television and film comedian and theatre actor. Since the show ended, he made himself a good actor and comedian with a few theater acting gigs under his name. Since the 1980s, he worked as a host for the annual women’s professional golf tour, helping him fund local charities.
We recently saw Farr promoting classic shows like M*A*S*H on MeTV. He probably has good money management skills because he could rack up around $7.5 million under his name as of September. They all seem to have loved the spotlight as they continually strive. Along with the rest of his co-stars from the show, Corporal Maxwell will live-on among fans. Aside from his acting on screen, he is also one of the best theatre actors. Comedy may be his first love in terms of genre, but his versatility emerges across different platforms.
MARION ROSS – 90
Marion Ross had just recently announced her retirement, and we can still feel her achievements and contributions to the industry. Marion Cunningham’s portrayal on the hit sitcom Happy Days took her fame and financial status to another level. It earned two Primetime Emmy nominations for her performance in the show. Aside from her former hit series, she also dominated TV screens in the 90’s with Gilmore Girls.
Ross also worked as a voice talent during the ’90s, earning voice credits on animated series like King of the Hil and SpongeBob SquarePants. She gained a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6420 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, in 2001. She has made wise investments and allowed her to retire from the industry with little to no worries. Fast forward to 2020; Ross would make a few interview appearances now and then. Through her interview, fans can’t help but wonder what her self care methods are because she didn’t seem to age.
YVETTE MIMIEUX – 77
Yvette Mimieux has been retired for almost 20 years, but her contributions to the film industry are still memorable. She is also an anthropologist; and a very successful businesswoman, particularly in real estate. Before Mimieux got into acting, she auditioned for one of Elvis Presley’s films and eventually got into the final four before being overlooked for the role. Her fate changed after she signed a long-term contract with MGM, and her career peaked thanks to the movie Platinum High School.
Nominated to three Golden Globes, Yvette Mimieux reached the height of her career. Though things may have worked well for her, tough times eventually took their turn. Mimieux’s career seemed to slow down as he is starting to receive fewer projects. She even hired an attorney and sued her agent for the lack of projects and her fear of bankruptcy. At the age of 78, however, she still looks stunning as she remains flawless and glowing.
SHIRLEY JONES – 85
Shirley Jones has been working in the industry for almost seven decades now as a singer and actress. She was a featured performer at the 1988 Republican National Convention. After playing roles in movie musicals like Oklahoma, Carousel, and The Music Man, she rose to fame. Shirley Jones also brought home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress thanks to her performance in the 1960 movie Elmer Gantry. During the ’70s, she continued making noise in the hit sitcom The Partridge Family.
Jones received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Valentine’s Day, 1986. Although she’s like her wholesome public image in many ways, she does have another side to her personality, which shows in her liking books on true crime.
Jones also released a few albums under her name, and it was a good investment on her part. She consistently became a successful singer in that field as well.
JILL ST. JOHN – 85
Jill St. John became a top artist after portraying Tiffany Case in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever. However, she began performing when she was just six, appearing in numerous stage shows before making her film debut when she was nine. During the ’60s, she went on to become a successful comedian.
During the late ’50s until the late ’60s, St. John was involved in several marriages that did not end well. On the philanthropic front, she is the Aunts Club founder, a Rancho Mirage-based group of special women who contribute at least $1,000 per year to provide financial support for a child. We last saw her portraying Mrs. Santa in the 2014 movie Northpole. At the rate of going in terms of her career, she seems to do perfectly fine. Though there are no updates on her most recent whereabouts yet, it looks like she’s living a quiet life outside the limelight for now.
FAYE DUNAWAY – 78
Faye Dunaway’s career brought her numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, three Golden Globe awards, a BAFTA, and an Emmy. Her ticket to stardom came about when she portrayed Bonnie Parker in the 1960s film Bonnie and Clyde, launching her iconic career and making her a magnet for success. With all the investments made, she also has a small production company named Port Bascom, named for her hometown.
Throughout her life, Dunaway had to hire an attorney to help her through her two marriage proceedings. The first one took place in 1979 while the last one happened in 1987. Today, she continues to be active in the entertainment scene, primarily focusing on television and stage shows. As of these dates, she may have encountered canceled projects as she shifted from TV to Broadway, but it didn’t stop her from thriving one bit. We’ll say that she aged like fine wine as she remains glowing and flawless in terms of her aging.
TYNE DALY – 73
Tyne Daly is considerably one of the industry’s greatest entertainers who has received numerous awards and nominations that include six Emmy Awards and a Tony Award. She was also one of the celebrities inducted into the 2011 class of the American Theater Hall of Fame. Daly had turned into one of pop culture’s top feminist icons in the 1980s series Cagney and Lacey. Aside from her latter performances, she did manage to show up in several hit series, including Grey’s Anatomy, where she became the mother of Dr. Shepherd.
Throughout the years, Daly’s smart investments helped her save up a fortune that amounted to $6 million. At the age of 74, she is active in the industry and has even made an appearance in the recent Murphy Brown revival. At her age, she does not seem to have signs of slowing down. Though there are no projects lined up yet, she will surely emerge anytime soon.
TOM SKERRITT – 86
Tom Skerritt is another bonafide talent produced from the the1970s film M*A*S*H. Since entering showbusiness back in 1962, he had proven to be one of the best, snagging several accolades that include a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the hit program Picket Fences. Aside from the series’ he starred in, he also became one of the most popular actors of his time, mostly when he starred in one of the hit movies Top Gun. Skerritt has appeared in five films for the National Film Registry.
Skerritt’s marriage life can hardly compare to his otherwise successful professional career. He had to hire lawyers to fix the marriage papers on two separate occasions— the first in 1972 and the last in 1992. However, his current relationship with his recent wife, Julie Tokashiki, has been going strong since 1998. At the age of 84, his digital media company Heyou Media seems to be doing very well.
DIRK BENEDICT – 74
Dirk Benedict is a retired actor who’s also a gifted writer, releasing two publications, namely And Then We Went Fishing and Confessions of a Kamikazee. Dirk Benedict is known for portraying Lieutenant Templeton “Faceman” Peck in the ’80s action-adventure series The A-Team and acting Lieutenant Starbuck in the original sci-fi film and TV series Battlestar Galactica. As for his A-Team project, news has been circulating that he’s eventually leave the series. Followed by a huge fanbase, Benedict managed to gain recognition as the series continually keeps its viewers hooked.
During the ’70s, various sources reported that he had a prostate tumor that affected his medical insurance coverage. Thankfully, he managed to overcome the diagnosis, and it eventually posed no threat. He is now living healthy and seen in some recent shows and movies. In terms of his time in the limelight, no announcements are made yet on how he’ll move forward.
BRITT EKLAND – 76
Britt Ekland was a popular Swedish actress who can speak English, Italian, French, and German whose career peaked during the ‘60s and ‘70s. She joined the cast of William Friedkin’s movie The Night They Raided Minsky’s and appeared in the 1971 British crime film Get Carter. Her movie credits also include The Wicker Man and the James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun.
Ekland was recently spotted in Let’s Dance in 2018 as a contestant. She also showed no signs of slowing down, even if she is already in her mid-70s. Though Ekland traded her life on the big screen for a smaller one, she opened up about her mental health struggles, which paved the way for raising awareness. Things may have taken a different turn for her, but she is continually working on becoming better. We can say that there is more to life than facing lost opportunities.
GRACE JONES – 71
Grace Jones was a top model, singer, songwriter, and record producer back in the days, with several movies and TV credits under her name. During her career, Billboard ranked her as the 40th most successful dance artist of all time. She also raised the bar for aspiring models and improved their craft by popularizing new techniques incorporated into their repertoire. Jones’ supposed to appear in the upcoming 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die (2021) but quit the role just minutes after arriving on set when she discovered how minimal her screen time was.
Jones built up a factual financial credit report over the years because of the success and the income she accumulated from her past projects. She may not have been active recently, but her presence still lingers in showbiz. Not only does she thrive, but she is also tagged as an icon as she does have signature poses.
DIANA RIGG – 81
Diana Rigg has been around the industry since the mid-’50s, garnering her share of achievements and contributions under her belt. She became a global sensation after portraying Emma Peel in the hit ’60s television series The Avengers. The show provided the on-screen exposure she needed that time to attract more projects.
Younger audiences will recognize Rigg’s more recent roles, especially in the popular HBO TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s book Game of Thrones, where she played Olenna Tyrell. Her acting prominence in the industry got her credited as Dame in 1994 to contribute to drama and performing arts. The GOT season may have ended, and her legacy continues to live on as the actress peacefully passed away. At the age of 82, she lay hold of her last bow last September 2020 in her London home. With her film achievements, she will not be forgotten, especially by her fans.
SHARON GLESS – 76
Sharon Gless began working in the industry in 1970. She became a household sensation after she portrayed the part of Maggie Philbin in the hit series Switch. She also played the role of a police officer named Sgt. Christine Cagney on the 1980s police procedural drama series Cagney and Lacey. Her more recent parts were Debbie Novotny in Queer as Folk and Madeline Western in Burn Notice. Gless got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 29, 1995.
Gless never needed any legal assistance from a lawyer. She and her husband Barney Rosenzweig have been married since 1991, and their relationship is not showing any signs of slowing down either. There have been no updates in terms of her projects, but she does have appearances now and then. In most of the interviews, she remained animated, posied, and glowing despite her age. With the latter, it just goes to show that she’s not slowing down.
SHELLEY DUVALL – 70
Shelley Duvall had been an actress, singer, producer, and writer since 1970 until her retirement back in 2002. She began to work with director Robert Altman in films like Brewster McCloud, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, and Thieves Like Us. Duvall managed to wow her audience every time the seasoned actress that she is, giving her more room in the limelight.
During the 80s, Duvall worked behind the scenes on children’s shows. Her imagination deserves credit for earning her an Emmy Award nomination for her show Tall Tales; Legends, which in turn brought children’s shows to the mainstream entertainment scene. Duvall was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame too. From being an actress for the children’s performance to Stephen King’s The Shining, she demonstrated her versatility for her craft. She shocked her peers when she revealed that she had a mental illness. We hope this iconic performer gets better.
BARBARA BABCOCK – 82
Barbara Babcock started making money by playing small roles during the ’50s. She even appeared in Star Trek. Her investments paid off when Babcock received a signed contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She starred in films like Day of the Evil Gun and Heaven With A Gun, dominating her roles; she did gather a considerable amount of recognition in terms of her craft, where she managed to thrive and do very well. Having been nominated in different Hollywood Awards is not something to be taken lightly. She was ranked in People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1994.
Babcock’s most notable role was Grace Gardner on the hit series Hill Street Blues. Her peers started noticing her talents, and she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1981. In 2004, she officially retired from acting and enjoying her private life with her family and close friends.
BURT WARD – 74
Burt Ward is known for his nickname “Sparky” because every time he does his skating routines in high school, his shoes spark whenever it hits the floor. He is a passionate reader of comic books, and he wanted to become a superhero. At 17, he tried to audition for Robin’s role in Batman and immediately got the part. Burt once portrayed the Boy Wonder in the 1960s Batman series, which served as one of his career’s main highlights. He also voiced Robin for the animated series The New Adventures of Batman, The Legends of the Superhero, and the latest Batman animated films in 2016 and 2017.
Ward suffered through his past relationships, hiring three divorce lawyers over 20 years. His first divorce proceeding was in 1967, the second in 1969, and the latest in 1989. His current relationship with his wife Tracy Posner is quite strong, and they haven’t hinted at slowing down anytime soon.
KAREN GRASSLE – 78
Karen Grassle’s most iconic role was her portrayal of Caroline Ingalls in the 1970s classic series Little House On The Prairie that runs 182 episodes. However, she spent most of her career as a stage actress. When she was interviewed about her audition with Michael Landon for Caroline’s role, Karen stated that she’d watched Bonanza, but she didn’t know which “Cartwright” Michael Landon had played. She loves to act on the stage and participate in different plays. Being a writer and an actress at the same time is never an easy thing to do, but because of this, she became victorious in both areas.
Unlike her successful career, some of Grassle’s fans didn’t consider their star to succeed in her married life. Happily ever after does not work for her. She needed legal advice from a divorce lawyer three times. We recently saw her in 2017, where she starred in the films Lasso and the short film Where’s Roman?
JANE WITHERS – 94
Jane Withers was a popular child actress back in the ’30s and ’40s, where her career as a child star peaked. She began performing and became the host during the Golden Age of Radio, and she was only three years old at that time, yet she pulled it off. As a child actor, Withers did voices in Looney Toons for Warner Brothers and Willie Whopper series.
Her name often appeared in movie credits from Ginger, Kid Millions, Paddy O’Day, Little Miss Nobody, Bright Eyes, and Farmer Takes A Wife. “Young Artist, Lifetime Achievement Award” is given to Jane because of his tremendous effort to enhance her acting skills.
During the ’50s and early ’60s, Withers’ career started to slow down, but that doesn’t stop her from getting jobs outside her comfort zone. Many of her fans look forward to seeing Jane in films again. But for now, let’s hope that her investments are enough to provide for her needs.
MARCY MCGUIRE – 94
Marcy McGuire’s career may not have lasted long, but she was one of the most talented actresses during the ’40s, starring alongside big names like Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Dean Martin, and Jerry Lewis. Some of her most famous films include “Higher and Higher,” “Sing Your Way Home,” “Career Girl,” and her debut movie “Seven Days’ Leave.”
In 1947, McGuire married actor Wally Cassell and slowly stepped away from the limelight to focus more on her personal and family life. They’ve decided to take a rest from their acting career and prioritize their family first. Together, they made smart investments, which turned out great for them. Unfortunately, Cassell passed away in 2015, which was a sad moment for Marcy and their family. It was a devastating moment for Marcy, and it was a hard one. We don’t know what will happen next, but Marcy’s fans wanted to see her act again.
JACQUELINE WHITE – 98
Jacqueline White was a prime actress during the ’40s and ’50s, achieving international fame thanks to her performances in the 1947 drama films “Crossfire “and “The Narrow Margin.” She also worked in Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc and Radio Pictures Incorporated or better known as RKO. At the beginning of her career, she only played small uncredited roles, but her perseverance and talent would help her find the right way. Her investments paid off, and her first mainstream appearance in “Song of Russia” was a big success. It was her first film that made her famous during her time.
At the peak of her career, she fell in love with Neal Bruce Anderson and got married. After marrying Bruce, she slowly moved away from the spotlight, and the two decided to start a family. Unfortunately, her husband passed away in 2002, and she’s now living happily with her daughter and four sons in Texas.
GLORIA HENRY – 97
Gloria Henry’s glory days happened in the ’60s when she appeared as Alice Mitchell in the hit sitcom Dennis the Menace. Before she rose to fame, she started acting in films like Sport of Kings, The Arkansas Swing, and Keeper of the Bees. However, her career started slowing down, save for the occasional role in television shows and films. She often attends film festivals and conventions, yet she no longer acts on the big screen.
Henry’s career later saw a resurgence when she starred in the popular soap opera Dallas. She also made it big on the silver screen thanks to her performance in the romantic comedy film Her Minor Thing. We last saw her on TV in 2012 in Parks and Recreation. In the “Campaign Shake-Up” episode, she played the role of Mary-Elizabeth Clinch. She must have a good investment plan to be able to retire early from acting.
BARBARA EDEN – 89
For those who enjoyed humor back in the days, Barbara Eden’s name sounds familiar. She became famous worldwide after portraying Jeannie in the 1960s show I Dream of Jeannie. In this TV show, Barbara proved to every fan that she is a good actress with excellent comedy chops. Aside from acting, she also released an album, Miss Barbara Eden, in 1967. She also sang two songs on the Harper Valley PTA soundtrack, a film she starred in. Eden also has an impressive background in theater. She was last seen playing the lead role in a production of the play Love Letters.
Judging from her projects back then, Eden probably had an excellent financial advisor since we never heard her needing any financial assistance or personal loans over the last few years. Barbara is now 89 years old and continues to look gorgeous.
LINDA KOZLOWSKI – 62
Linda Kozlowski made her film debut in 1985 in the film version of Death of a Salesman, a year after she played Miss Forsythe on Broadway. It wasn’t until she starred in Crocodile Dundee that she made it big. In 1987, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance. Her chemistry with Crocodile Dundee co-star Paul Hogan was so palpable that they married a few years later. The film would spawn two more sequels, with the third Crocodile Dundee film being Kozlowski’s final role before she quit acting altogether.
Currently, Kozlowski is 62 years old and enjoying her life away from the limelight. According to rumors, she does not need to earn because she has several millions of dollars from good investments. She must be spending a lot of time with her son Chance. Well, by the looks of it, she knows how to handle her money well.
ALI MACGRAW – 81
Ali MacGraw rose from being an assistant photographer from Harper’s Bazaar magazine to an influential actress during the late 60s until the early 70s. Her exceptional performance in the 1969 film Goodbye, Columbus gained worldwide acclaim and earned her the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Her career peaked further thanks to the romantic-drama flick Love Story, where she was nominated for another Golden Globe, this time for Best Actress.
She saw even more success when she joined the ABC soap opera Dynasty, playing Lady Ashley Mitchell for 14 episodes. MacGraw was also voted as the top female box office star in the world, proving her talent and worth. She now devotes her life to animal protection and practices Hatha Yoga. Her yoga video, Ali MacGraw Yoga Mind And Body became a bestselling video that made the practice popular in the United States. She must have made some good investments early on since she retired so early.
MELANIE GRIFFITH – 63
Melanie Griffith was born to famous actress Tippi Hedren and former child actor Peter Griffith, so you know where she gets her excellent acting abilities. She started as a child model and appeared in different advertisements. Griffith is also into film production and knows about screenwriting. She may have inherited her parents’ talents, but she established her career on her own and achieved a massive degree of mainstream success by appearing in several thriller films, including Body Double, Fear City, and Shining Through.
Now at 63 years old, Griffith hasn’t retired from the industry yet. She still has the dedication and fire in acting. In fact, she recently appeared in the 2019 comedy series SMILF. Apart from Hollywood, she also supports Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by helping in raising funds for the hospital’s opening of a pediatric inpatient facility. Also, did you know that she is the mom of the famous Fifty Shades actress Dakota Johnson?
LINDA LUSARDI – 62
Linda Frances Elide Lusardi was a famous glamour model before she began acting. She appeared in various TV shows, such as The Bill and Emmerdale. In 2014, she made a brief appearance in the BBC sitcom Detectorists, where she played herself. She has also starred in various productions, playing Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion and is an avid supporter of pantomimes. She has also joined various reality TV shows, from Dancing on Ice to Celebrity Masterchef. She’s got quite an extensive list of television credits!
Currently, Linda Lusardi is in a great place with her happy marriage and two beautiful kids. She might be in her 60s, but she is still gorgeous for her age. It looks like she’s made investments in some beauty treatments to look as stunning as when she was young. She’s also got a generous heart to match and regularly supports two charities, the Willow Foundation and the Rhys Daniels Trust.
CHUCK NORRIS – 80
Chuck Norris remains to be a significant part of pop culture to this day. He is an icon in his own right, being a martial artist, actor, film producer, and screenwriter. He also served in the United States Air Force in his early days. When he returned from serving, he started to win several martial art competitions, which led him to create his own discipline called Chun Kuk Do. Chuck ranks as a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo. He also gets credits for training celebrities in martial arts.
After he started doing movies in the 1960s, he became a famous action film star. His first appearance was in the film A Force Of One, where he portrayed Matt Logan, a world karate champion who joins the police force to hunt a serial killer.
Recently, Chuck Norris became an internet sensation and went viral on the internet because of his different memes. At the age of 80, he is still capable of doing his thing in acting.
MAYIM BIALIK – 45
Actress Mayim Bialik might be known for her role as the neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, but she’s also a pure genius in real life! She holds a doctorate degree in neuroscience from UCLA. And though we get befuddled by her dissertation about the Prader–Willi syndrome (we’re not sure what that is!), it’s pretty clear that she’s also a talented actress! Bialik is now 45 years old.
Outside acting and academics, she’s a founding member of an organization that advocates for the ethical treatment of animals. She is also an author, having written four books: a parenting book called Beyond the Sling, a cookbook entitled Mayim’s Vegan Table, and science books Girling Up and Girling Up, Boying Up.
Indeed, she’s a very talented woman. Mayim Bialik is a combination of beauty and brains.
ALAN ALDA – 84
Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo, or Alan Alda in short, is a famed actor, director, author, and screenwriter who has accumulated six Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. He was also a part of the legendary cast of “M*A*S*H” as Hawkeye Pierce, which provided him a stable income from 1972 until 1983.
Alda’s career is a long and fruitful one. He showed consistency and had always placed his best foot forward, making him one of the premier actors in Hollywood. The Screen Actors Guild recently awarded him with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the industry. Besides acting, he has also done extensive charity work on which he continues his father’s project for cancer patients in St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Alda also joined a project for women’s rights together with other well-known actors. Alda is not only a great actor and an exceptional director; he is also a person with a generous heart.
CHER – 74
At 74, Cher is one of the iconic singers of today. Aside from being the “Goddess of Pop”, she is also an actress and a renowned television personality. Cher is an unapologetic diva who managed to embody feminine grace in an industry dominated by men. Despite her age, Cher is still the epitome of beauty and grace.
She wowed everyone in her film credit, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, in 2018, along with her ABBA song cover album, Dancing Queen. In 2019, she launched her perfume line, Cher Eau de Couture. This year, she became the face of Dsquared2. She is also currently fronting her Here We Go Again Tour. Cher is well known for her distinctive contralto voice. In her six decades in the industry, she adapted very well and mastered her forte. Truly, age is just a number for Cher.Over the years, Cher has experimented with various musical styles, and her investments have paid off – she became one of the pillars of modern music. She even uses social media platforms to promote her recent projects.
LINDA EVANS – 78
Linda Evans is well known for her roles on television. She was a great actress during her time, and she makes sure that she will give justice to whatever role she will portray. Some older folks may have seen the hit series The Big Valley and Dynasty, where Evans portrayed Audra Barkley and Krystle Carrington, respectively.
Throughout her career, she received multiple accolades, including a People’s Choice Award and a Golden Globe. She was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress at the Primetime Emmy Awards and for Outstanding Actress in a Prime Time at the Soap Opera Digest Awards. However, her career slowed down when Dynasty ended, and she partially retired. Luckily, Evans had a good sense for business and decided to come up with a chain of fitness centers. Her investment paid off, and she even released a fitness book to go with her venture. She returned to Hollywood a few years later before officially retiring in 1997.
KATHARINE ROSS – 80
Katharine Juliette Ross was a screen actress who began going mainstream after portraying Elaine Robinson in the 1967 film The Graduate. All of her efforts and investments paid off, and she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. After two years, her career picked up when she portrayed Etta Place in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, where she brought home the BAFTA Award for Best Actress. She also received two Golden Globes, a Laurel Award, and a Saturn Award for her other roles.
Although the ’60s marked the beginning of her prosperous career, Ross went into semi-retirement in the following decade and appeared in some television films. She got a career boost after starring in The Stepford Wives. She bounced back strong and continued her life in the limelight. She has been married to actor Sam Elliot since 1984.
DICK VAN DYKE – 93
Dick Van Dyke is an award-winning actor, comedian, writer, and singer who has collected over seven decades of experience under his resume. His career started over the radio while simultaneously performing on stage skits as part of a comic duo. He slowly made his way to Broadway until his name got recognized as one of the industry’s best talents. Fortunately, all of his hard work paid off like a significant return on investments from a risky business.
He reached the mainstream scene in the 1963 film Bye, Bye, Birdie, followed by his role in Mary Poppins. Before rising to fame, Dyke joined the US Air Force during the ongoing second World War and was transferred to Special Services to entertain soldiers. He started appearing on TV in 1954 on Chance of a Lifetime starring Dennis James. Van Dyke got inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995, and he is likely enjoying the rest of his life after decades of working in entertainment.
PHOEBE CATES – 57
In the early ’80s and early ’90s, most boys had a massive crush on this brunette beauty. Phoebe Cates is the daughter of the major Broadway producer Joseph Cates and Broadway insider Lily Cates. She started as a model and dancer, but she rose to prominence for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins.
It was her appearance in Fast Times at Ridgemont High that made her a global phenomenon. As Rolling Stone described, her bikini scene in the film was “the most memorable bikini-drop in cinema history.” After taking a hiatus in Hollywood, she had investments in putting up a boutique called Blue Tree that sells a variety of products from jewelry to clothing and antiques. Her business is a successful one, but we hope that we can still see Phoebe’s gorgeous face on the screen.
KEELY SHAYE SMITH – 57
She might be famous for being actor Pierce Brosnan’s better half but Keely Shaye Smith has an impressive background of her own. She established her career as a journalist, actress, and author long before she met Pierce. Her writing credits include six articles in Los Angeles Confidential magazine. She also briefly joined show business and starred in one season of the medical drama General Hospital in the ’90s. In recent years, she focuses on promoting environmental causes. One of her projects includes hosting the show Home Green Home, where she featured eco-friendly homes and gardening tips. By the way, she’s a gardening expert and has been honored by the Earth Communications Office. She won the Genesis Special Achievement Award at the Environmental Film Festival in 1991.
Besides a successful hosting career, she also has an active job in some environmental groups and invested in International Animal Welfare. Keely is not just a beauty and a good journalist, she also cares for our environment.
GARY DOURDAN – 53
If you’re a fan of the lawyer-crime TV series CSI, you would probably recognize actor Gary Dourdan. He portrayed the investigator Warrick Brown in the hit series. Before that, however, he appeared in some music videos, including Janet Jackson’s 1993 music video of the song, Again. That’s how Dourdan began his career in Hollywood. In recent years, he continues to appear in film and TV, though more sporadic than his work in CSI.
Gary Dourdan is currently a collector of classic cars. His collection is so vast and impressive that it got featured on the reality series Street Customs. As a car collector, one of his notable vehicles is the Dodge Charger. Isn’t he a cool man? After his life on CSI, he appeared in TV shows like Glee, Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman, and Kim Possible. He reprised his role in CSI video games as Warrick Brown and played as Christie in Alien Resurrection.
BOB BARKER – 97
There’s a high chance that you have seen the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, The Price is Right. Who would forget its iconic television game show host Bob Barker? He may have left the show in 2007, but he definitely left a mark in audiences. Before becoming famous, he first pursued his broadcasting dream and worked part time in some radio stations. Bob was given his own radio show, The Bob Barker Show, which ran for six years, and it all started there. He went on to host many more shows after that.
Currently, at 97 years old, Barker is retired, and there are reports that he is resting in his Los Angeles home after two health scares. He made the headlines after getting hospitalized due to back pain, and then he was back in the hospital after a month for the same reason. We hope that he has health insurance to help with his medical needs.
STEFANIE POWERS – 78
Stefanie Powers is famously known for her role as Jennifer Hart in the mystery series Hart to Hart, working alongside Robert Wagner. The show lasted for five seasons from 1979 to 1984. With their fame, it was no surprise that they returned to do eight television movies. Stefanie made people fall in love through her beauty and made them stun with her excellent acting talent. She received a couple of accolades, like two Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe nominations.
Stefanie started acting in several movies in the 1960s like If A Man Answers, McLintock and Experiment In Terror. Unlike other celebrities, her acting journey was never easy because she didn’t rise to fame quickly and needed to start in small and secondary roles. Little by little, she became well-known and deserves her reputation.
Although she’s already 78, Stefani continuously acts and even got a stage play credit in the 2018 adaptation of Helene Hanff’s novel, 84 Charing Cross Road.
BO DEREK – 64
Bo Derek made fans fall in love with her beauty and laugh at her wits in the 1979 comedy film 10. Her role as Jenny Hanley was considered to be the breakthrough character that helped her gain prominence. She was nominated for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globe Awards and won three Golden Raspberry Awards. She went on to star in her late husband John Derek’s films: Fantasies, Tarzan, the Ape Man, Bolero, and Ghosts Can’t Do It. Aside from being an actress, Bo is also making an investment in films by being a film producer. She also used to be a model.
Since 2002, Bo has been dating fellow actor John Corbett. You can still see Bo occasionally in some films and documentaries. She also supports various advocacies like WildAid and the Animal Welfare Institute. She is also active on the California Horse Racing Board.
BARBARA MANDRELL – 72
The Mandrell sisters are a well-known musical family whose fame rose in the ’70s and ’80s. The eldest among them, Barbara, showed immense talent by playing several musical instruments despite her young age. It led her to a career that skyrocketed in the country music scene. She is also an excellent actress and won numerous awards, including two Grammys, seven American Music Awards, and four Country Music Association Awards. From 1971 to 2014, she was the recipient of 47 awards. She consistently proves to her fans that she deserves popularity and fame.
Now retired, Barbara holds numerous accolades to her name and also business investments, which include converting her mansion into a tourist attraction. She’s now 72 years old and is living a happy life with her family. In case you’re wondering what instruments she can play, let her wow you with her abilities in playing the saxophone, banjo, accordion, and guitar.
ELINOR DONAHUE – 83
The 1950s were the heydays of actress Elinor Donahue. Her role in the American sitcom Father Knows Best helped launch her acting career. She was best remembered as Betty Anderson, the eldest child of Margaret and Jim Anderson. She actually started acting at a young age and played numerous roles up to her teenage years. Elinor was active in the film industry from 1943 to 2014.
She has continued working in the subsequent years and has over 100 acting credits to her name. She also published a memoir in 1998, which contained her 150 unique recipes (she loves cooking, by the way) and her Hollywood memories. In recent years, she portrayed Judge Marie Anderson in The Young and the Restless, her last known TV role. Donahue has been married to Lou Genevrino since 1992, and she has four children with her former husband, Harry Ackerman.
MATTHEW LABYORTEAUX – 54
Matthew Labyorteaux is a television and voice actor. As his surname seems to be complicated to spell, he sometimes receives credits as “Laborteaux” or Matthew Charles for his work in animation. He is best known for his role as Albert Quinn Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. In voice acting, he is popularly known as Jaden Yuki and The Supreme King in Yu-Go-Oh! GX.
Matthew also had guest appearances on different TV shows. He played as a voice actor in the 2019 video game Star Wars: The Old Republic – Onslaught. He was also an additional voice in the 2018 film Next Gen. He was discovered at the young age of 7 because he accompanied his brother to a casting call. That was his stepping stone, and little by little, his acting career levelled up. He was nominated thrice for Best Young Actor at the Young Artist Awards.
MCKAYLA MARONEY – 25
Remember the time when McKayla Maroney was the subject of an internet meme? It was her photo at the 2012 Olympics where she competed and won silver. Maroney was a member of the American gymnastics team dubbed Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was also a member of the Gold-winning American team at the World Championships in 2011, where she got a gold medal in team and vault competitions.
Now a retired athlete, one might think what McKayla Maroney is up to. As it happens, she ventured into music and acting. Just recently, she released two singles entitled “Wake Up Call” and “Covid Lockdown”. She also appeared in the TV show Superstore and in the crime drama Bones. To her credit, she is indeed a woman of many talents. McKayla is too young to stop her acting career. Her fans hope that she will continue to accept movie projects and create more music in the future.
YASMINE BLEETH – 52
Yasmine Bleeth is one of the prominent actresses of her time. Her first film project was the movie Hey Babe! where she played Theresa O’ Brian. A lot of projects popped up for her then, and even the awards came flowing in. She rose to prominence, thanks to her different roles on Baywatch as Caroline Holden, Ryan’s Hope as Ryan Fenelli, and One Life to Live as LeeAnn Demerest. She was nominated for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress on a Daytime or Prime Time Serial for her performance in Ryan’s Hope and Hottest Female Stars for her performance in One Life to Live.
Yasmine officially retired from acting in 2003. However, she returned to the big screen in 2014 as Baroness in the film Beautiful Evil. Today, Yasmine has been living with her husband of 18 years, Paul Cerrito, who has investments in a strip club. They tied the knot in 2002 and now live in Los Angeles and Arizona.
MACAULAY CARSON CULKIN – 40
Macaulay Culkin rose to prominence when he starred as Kevin McCallister in the movie Home Alone. In the film, he played a kid who cleverly handled burglars after he was mistakenly left behind by his family. He even got a Golden Globe for Best Actor nomination for it. He reprised his role in the movie sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
He also has other film credits, like Getting Even with Dad and The Pagemaster, among others. In 1994, he took an acting hiatus and returned in 2003. Macaulay is a talented artist who also excels in the field of music; he has a great voice and is skilled at playing the percussion. At 40, he is now the CEO and publisher of the website and podcast Bunny Ears. He is set to star in the upcoming tenth season of American Horror Story.
SAM ELLIOT – 76
Sam Elliot has a unique trademark, which he uses to get more projects while he is in Hollywood. His signature thick mustache and deep, rich voice were his selling points for portraying a majority of cowboy and rancher roles in the industry. He also has a massive collection of awards and nominations under his belt, including a couple of nominations for the 1991 film Conagher. In 2018, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A Star is Born. Sam is living proof that people may age, but acting skills never get old. Until now, his dedication to acting remains the same.
We saw a current resurgence in Elliot’s career in the last couple of years, and studios thought of him as a sure-hit investment. They were spot-on! He recently grabbed a couple of critically-acclaimed titles in some of his new projects.
JACK NICHOLSON – 83
Jack Nicholson can be associated with greatness and sheer entertainment because it’s what he gives his fans. His career’s been quite legendary. With over sixty years of experience in Hollywood, this actor has seen it all, and this knowledge allowed him to venture behind the scenes as a filmmaker. He has portrayed different kinds of roles throughout his career, from romantic and comedy leads to anti-heroes and villains. Because of this wide range of characters, he has received numerous awards and nominations from the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Grammys, and even the Screen Actors Guild.
We haven’t seen Nicholson in mainstream movies in the last couple of years, and some reports suggest that the actor was suffering from memory loss. However, he’s since denied it and explained that he was less motivated than before. Even with that, we still need to give the man all the credits that he deserves. The fans are still waiting for Jack Nicholson’s extraordinary acting skills to make a return on their screens.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS – 50
If Giada De Laurentiis’ last name sounds familiar, it’s because it is. She is the host of the famous cooking show, Giada at Home, on Food Network, and a regular contributor and guest co-host of Today on NBC. With her love for food and cooking, Giada made it her business and spent her investment money, founding a catering service called GDL Foods, after her name’s first letters. The place opened in 2018, and lucky are those people who get to taste her recipes.
Today, Giada is already in her 50s, so she may continue gracing the TV screens with her incredible talent for a long time. She still has a long way to go before she even considers retiring. So, fans may learn more about cooking from Giada. Aside from cooking shows, De Laurentiis also appeared in Scooby-Doo! And the Gourmet Ghost voicing herself and her cooking program Giada Entertains won a Daytime Emmy Award.
TINA TURNER – 81
One of the most iconic artists in the music industry is Tina Turner. She has been hailed the queen of the rock and roll genre, and rightfully so! We credit her success to her style and appeal as she was able to sell more than 200 million records around the world. This makes her one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She even held a Guinness World Records in 1988 for the largest paying audience for a solo performer. Tina Turner has garnered numerous nominations and awards from the Golden Globes, the American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and many more.
She reached the peak of her career during the ‘60s and ‘70s when she kept releasing hit after hit in a short span of time. She probably earned a lot and increased her net worth that she doesn’t need to get personal loans. Tina Turner was recently awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the music industry.
SUSAN BOYLE – 59
Susan Boyle has this friendly and welcoming aura, but when she begins to sing on stage, it’s like she’s about to break the roofing! She rose to fame for joining Britain’s Got Talent, and her remarkable performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables immediately captured the hearts of the listeners. Her performances on the stage gave goosebumps to the judges and fans, and she got second place overall in the talent show. However, after the show, she reached immense success, and her debut album became one of the best-sellers in the United Kingdom.
To this day, Boyle continues to perform and has released eight studio albums as of 2019. Did you know she holds the Guinness World Record for Fastest-selling Album by a Female (UK)? Her first six albums stayed on the Billboard charts for six consecutive years. Susan has sold over 19 million albums worldwide and even received two nominations from the Grammy Awards.
KATE BUSH – 62
Kate Bush is a known British singer, songwriter, and record producer. At the tender age of 19, she already topped the U.K. Singles Chart for one month with her debut song, “Wuthering Heights”. She became the first female artist that achieved a U.K. number one with a self-written song.
Since then, she has released 25 U.K. Top 40 songs. All of her ten studio albums also reached the U.K. Top 10. With these feats, she became the first British solo female artist to top the United Kingdom album charts and was the first female artist to be on the number one spot on the album chart list. There’s a lot of awards and credits on her list, including numerous nominations like the 13 British Phonographic Industry, Grammy Awards, and 2018 Rock and Roll Fame. Her last album was in 2011 and entitled 50 Words for Snow, with seven songs set against a background of falling snow.
APRIL BOWLBY – 40
April Bowlby rose to prominence for playing Kandi’s role on the hit comedy series Two and a Half Men. She then became part of Drop Dead Diva and Doom Patrol, portraying the characters Stacy Barrett and Rita Farr. Since then, April became an essential part of the entertainment world, particularly on TV. She has several TV credits to her name and is even part of a slew of current TV series like Tacoma FC, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Titans, and many more.
At 40, it is too early for April to retire from the spotlight. She still has a comedy family film that is about to drop, titled Father Christmas is Back. Here, April works with some of the best in showbiz, such as Elizabeth Hurley, Talulah Riley, and Kelsey Grammer. It’s safe to say that the actress is far from retiring as she still has several entertainment projects like playing as Elasti Woman in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
MAX BAER JR. – 83
Max Baer Jr. is one of the most talented American artists in the industry. He excels in acting, directing, producing, and comedy. Talk about a quadruple threat! Max’s career has come a long way since his first acting gig in 1949 in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Blackpool Pavilion. He also appeared with some minor credits in shows like Maverick, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, The Roaring 20s, and 77 Sunset Strip.
Two years later, Baer’s career started to gain momentum after he joined the cast of The Beverly Hillbillies as Jethro Bodine. The show lasted nine years, which means nine consistent years of paychecks for his bank account. His last film appearance was in the TV show Murder, She Wrote in 1991. In this episode, he portrayed State Trooper Boone Willoughby. After the show went off the air, he focused more on off-screen roles, which he’s good at, such as writing, producing, and directing shows. Who never thought that Max Baer is now 83 years old and still manages to do what he loves.
KALEY CUOCO – 35
She’s not the Penny Lane from The Beatles’ tune, she’s Penny from the CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. The role of Penny gave actress Kaley Cuoco the breakthrough role she needed. Cuoco was a supporting actress for decades, but she reached widespread critical acclaim when she landed the lead role in the hit sitcom.
And that’s not all! It was known that she was paid a staggering $1 million per episode from the show’s final two episodes. Aside from being an actress, she has made wise investments too. From 1992 up to the present, she is still making her name in the industry. She began acting at the young age of seven and at the same time doing her thing in sports. Kaley is also an amateur tennis player, a very good one at that, but she decided to stop at the age of 16. At 34 years old, she founded a production company called Yes, Norman Productions.
CONNIE STEVENS – 82
Connie Steven made a name when she played Cricket Blake in the 1950s crime series Hawaiian Eye. She is a multi-talented woman who has a passion for directing, producing films, writing screenplays, editing, and singing. In 1997, Connie wrote and directed the documentary A Healing, followed by Saving Grace B. Jones in 2006. She also has her business loans, being the head of a successful cosmetic company, Forever Spring. Her last movie projects were Just Before I Go in 2014, Search Engines in 2016, and By the Rivers of Babylon in 2019.
During her days in the industry, she rose to fame and even had a spot in the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in California, a Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6429 Hollywood California, and a star in the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario. Now at 82 years old, she is living happily with her family.
PAULEY PERRETTE – 51
Fans will best remember Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto from the long-running TV series NCIS. Although her time on the show has come to an end, her role has undoubtedly left a mark on everyone’s mind. Outside of acting, Pauley is a writer, singer, and civil rights, advocate. As a poet and author, she published her short story, titled Cheers, as part of an anthology. She is also a photographer and spoken-word artist. She is a music lover who appreciates all genres.
Perrette also produced a documentary about US civil rights attorney and author Marke Lane that took her six years to complete. In July 2020, she officially announced her retirement from acting. Her appearance was on the 2020 CBS sitcom entitled Broke, and it marked her last appearance as an actress as the show got canceled. Nowadays, Pauley Perrette is busy expanding her acting portfolio by involving herself with different roles and genres of TV and film.
MELISSA GILBERT – 56
Melissa Gilbert is an American actress who rose to fame back in the 1960s. She started as a child actress, doing different commercials and guest-starring roles. To some degree, people began to notice her on the famed NBC series Little House on the Prairie, while playing the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Since then, she began starring in heavier movies, like The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker.
She also lent her voice for the animated version of Batman: The Animated Series. In 2012, she joined season 14 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Gilbert used to be the President of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001 to 2005. In November 2020, she underwent successful neck surgery, making her cancel her Thanksgiving plans. The actress initially had dreams of running for congress, but after being advised by her doctors to avoid stress or anything that might cause it, Melissa had no choice but to give up her political hopes. Her Hollywood career, on the other hand, is thriving.
SUSAN DEY – 68
When Susan Dey was a teenager, she became famous after landing the role of Laurie Partridge on the hit sitcom The Partridge Family. She later appeared as Grace Van Owen on the drama series L.A. Law which ran from 1986 until 1992, receiving multiple accolades for this series like the Golden Globe for Best Actress Award in a Drama Series and six Golden Globe nominations and three Emmy Award nominations.
Susan began acting when she was 17 years old and admitted that she has no previous acting experience, yet she got the directors’ eyes because of her raw talent. Later on, she received many movie projects and became comfortable acting in front of the screen. Susan had last been seen by her fans in 2004 and has not appeared on television or the big screen since that year. She must probably be enjoying her retirement, spending her investment money.
TIPPI HEDREN – 89
Tippi Herden may be an animal rights activist nowadays, but she was more than that during her prime. She was a top model during her twenties, where she appeared several times on the front cover of Life and Glamour. After spending a few years as a magazine model, Hedren was offered to work alongside one of the best filmmakers in history. She collaborated with director Alfred Hitchcock in the 1963 film The Birds, in which she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress, and the psychological drama Marnie. Tippi earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Jules Verne Award for her passion and contribution to the industry.
The Hedren-Hitchcock pairing worked out in their favor, like business partners reaping out their return of investment. Tippi is still doing endorsement deals to this day, but we hope to see her act on the big screen.