Hollywood’s Over 80 Club!
Stars — they’re just like us! They date, they marry, they break up, they have kids — and just like us, they grow old. Sometimes stars continue their reign in Hollywood until their later years, other times they fade into obscurity.
Even if they don’t remain as famous as they were in their peak during their later years, many of these older legends have racked up numerous accolades and recognition throughout their long careers.
If you were ever curious about who is ranking among the oldest living stars in Hollywood, you’ve come to the right place! Check out this list to see who is who in Hollywood’s 80+ club. The members might just surprise you!
Finding out Betty White is 97 years old is a complete shock, especially considering how full of life she is — even at such an old age. The Mary Tyler Moore Show star has the longest television career of any entertainer, spanning more than 80 years. In addition to starring on everyone’s favorite show, The Golden Girls, she was also known for appearing on many game shows such as Password and The Match Game. She even became the first woman to produce a sitcom — Life with Elizabeth. The star has won 8 Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award.
Cicely Tyson was one of the key individuals paving the way for African Americans in Hollywood, particularly African American women. Throughout her long television and film career, Tyson has been known for her portrayals of strong African American women.
Among her several notable roles, she is most well known for her role as Rebecca Morgan in the 1972 film Sounder in which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe. Such a long career has been decorated with many achievements, such as a Tony Award, and even a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Though she is 94 years old, Tyson is showing no signs of slowing down yet.
Dick Van Dyke
This list would not be complete without mentioning the legendary Dick Van Dyke. Even at 93 years old, Van Dyke remains one of the most influential stars of all time. Of course, he was most well known for his role as Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
In addition to that legendary television show, he was known for his roles in musicals such as Bye Bye Birdie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and of course, Mary Poppins. With so many beloved roles in his repertoire, it is no surprise that Van Dyke has won numerous accolades during his seven-decade career. His most notable achievements include five Emmys, a Tony, and a Grammy. All he needs is an Oscar to be an EGOT!
Of course, these are only some members of Hollywood’s 80+ club. There are many other legendary stars who we weren’t able to fit on the list.