The curtains may have closed and the spotlight may no longer be on them, but these celebrities are still living the best life even in retirement. Once having the busiest and most glamorous lives, these personalities are now comfortably settling into the quiet life of a retired celebrity. Some stars may not have the most picture-perfect life in retirement—as several deals with lengthy divorce proceedings or having to go through addiction or bankruptcy—but their ridiculously high net worth already has them set for life. Here are some celebrities who were living the Hollywood dream. Let’s find out more about their life and legacy.
Marsha Hunt is remarkable for her performance in the classic film, Born to the West. Her parents initially wanted her to obtain a college degree, however, Marsha Hunt became interested in theater when she was very young (3 years old), performing in schools and churches. she began modeling for the John Powers Agency and was later dubbed as one of the highest-earning models.She then pursued an acting career and made numerous films with Paramount Pictures.
Encouraged by people from all walks of life in New York, this hopeful young beauty moved to Hollywood in 1934. The studio quickly became interested in her and Paramount quickly signed her. Martha’s first film was the former “Virginia Judge” starring Robert Cummings and Johnny Downs. She showed the acuteness of the new face she was born with, then went straight to the second film, playing main character in “Tender Julia” with Tom Brown.
The TV series The Big Valley and The Six Million Dollar Man were starred by famous actor Lee Majors. Majors graduated with a degree in history and physical education and spent his college years as a football athlete. However, he suffered injury and changed his path to acting. His first major role was as Heath Barkley in the hit 1960s western series, The Big Valley. He became highly-acclaimed and was also hailed as the “blond Elvis Presley” because of the resemblance.
You may not know that he used to be a star athlete at Middlesbrough High School. The school named the football field Lee Majors Field and included him in the Sports Hall of Fame. He entered Indiana University with a football scholarship, but was expelled for participating in a fraternity fight two years later. After transferring to Eastern Kentucky University, a game injury paralyzed his waist for two weeks. That’s why he was forced to leave his path of a great football career.
Singer Vera Lynn became a prominent music icon in the Second World War. This was mainly because of her service when she toured the world to boost morale among troops. Her fame continued even after the war, and she became a worldwide phenomenon. She was appointed Dame by the Queen and continued to devote herself to charity and service, especially to war veterans. Dame Vera is indeed a living legend.
Her musical career is very successful. This included becoming the first British woman to top the list of American billboards with “the Forces’ Sweetheart” in 1952. On November 14 of the same year, her three hits won the top ten at the time. of the first public release of the official UK singles chart. In 1957, she came to the top of the British singles chart by singing “My Son, My Son”, in which Frank Weir Orchestra participated.
Ann-Margret Olson was first discovered in George Burns’ annual holiday show where she auditioned. She debuted her first song album in 1961 entitled, And Here She Is: Ann-Margret. She was dubbed as the female version of Elvis Presley due to her distinct singing voice. In the same year, she filmed her first film, Pocketful of Miracles, alongside Bette Davis. Throughout her career of 50 years, she garnered five Golden Globe Awards and numerous award nominations.
Ann-Margret arrived in the United States at the age of 6. She studied at Northwestern University and went to Las Vegas to pursue a singing career. After starring in Bye Bye Birdie and Viva Las Vegas in collaboration with Elvis Presley, she became a box office star, a teenage idol and even a Golden Globe nominated actress. She was known as the hottest young star in Hollywood and earned the nickname “Sexy Kitty” in the following years.
Actor James Drury is widely-acclaimed for playing the lead role in the Western TV series, The Virginian. Drury earned a degree at New York University and UCLA. In 1954, he signed a film contract with MGM and later on, with 20th Century Fox. He then appeared in the films Love Me Tender and Bernardine, and his other popular films are Good Day for a Hanging and The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw. He also landed roles in numerous TV shows.
James Child Drury was not born in the western United States, but in New York. His father is Irish and was a professor of marketing and advertising at New York University. Young James grew up on a family ranch in Salem, Oregon, where he learned to be a professional rider. At the age of twelve, James began performing in plays, touring in a theater company, and then studying acting at his father’s college.
Christopher Plummer serenaded his way into everyone’s heart as the beloved Captain Von Trapp in the timeless classic The Sound of Music. Since then, he has cemented his place as a Hollywood legend and an actor for the ages. Throughout his illustrious career, he received endless praise and numerous awards, including Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys. If there’s anything Christopher Plummer doesn’t have, it’s unpaid housing mortgage or loan.
Before announcing the 2009 Oscars, it can be said that Plummer was the best actor who did not win the Oscars during the post-world war II period. Because he followed in the footsteps of the late great John Barrymore by memorably playing John Barrymore in a solo show on Broadway, which earned him the second Tony Award.In 2010, Plummer finally won an Oscar for playing another legendary Leo Tolstoy in “The Last Stop”.
Marge Champion began her career as a dance model for Walt Disney Studios animated films including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, where her movements were copied to enhance the animation. Marge and his former husband, Gower, performed in MGM musicals such as Everything I Have Is Yours. Due to her contribution to the performing arts, she was credited into the National Museum of Dance’s Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame.
Marge has been dancing since she was a childr. She started learning under the guidance of her father Ernest Belcher since she was a child. Her father is a famous Hollywood ballet instructor. She studied exclusively with her father from the age of five until she left for New York. In 1930, she made her debut in the Hollywood Bowl in the ballet “Carnival of Venice” at the age of 11. By the age of twelve, she became the ballet instructor in her father’s studio.
Richard Chamberlain started his career early as a teen idol in the television show Dr. Kildare. He was known for his charm and impeccable looks and was one of the leading heartthrobs in the 1960s. In his memoir, entitled Shattered Love, Richard revealed that he was gay, but this did not stop many lady fans from adoring him up to this day. Thanks to his iconic film roles, he has solidified his mark as one of the most renowned actors in history.
George Richard Chamberlain, born in Beverly Hills on March 31, 1934. He is of English and German origin. Richard had an extremely unpleasant childhood and never went to school. During his studies at Pomona College, he developed a keen interest in theater. At first, he missed the opportunity to sign with Paramount Pictures, then regained interest in the studio. On December 7, 1956, he was drafted into the military for 16 months and served in South Korea.
John Astin is best known for bringing to life Gomez Addams in the 1960s television series The Addams Family. While well-loved as the patriarch of the Addams family, he was also criticized for being the campiest version of the Batman villain The Riddler. He portrayed the character in the ‘60s adaptation of the series, which also starred Adam West. Post-retirement, John is now practicing and teaching Buddhism and keeping a low profile.
John Astin was born on March 30, 1930 in Baltimore. He attended Johns Hopkins University and studied mathematics. However, he discovered his passion for the theater and began to perform in mini-dramas and dubbing commercials. He first gained attention for playing a small role in “West Side Story”, then appeared in several other films and was later dubbed the role of “Gomes Adams”. He is also a professor at John Hopkins University, where he also earned his drama degree.
Janis Paige first established a successful career in Hollywood before setting her sets on Broadway in the early ‘50s. However, her Broadway stint was brief and she returned to acting in front of the cameras for the movie Silk Stockings. Before enjoying the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, Janis worked as a stenographer for a plumbing services company. In the early 2000s, Janis underwent surgery for vocal-cord damage but has since recovered.
Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1922, her name was Donna Mae Tjaden and has been singing publicly in local amateur shows since the age of 5. After graduating from high school, she moved to Los Angeles and got a job as a singer at Hollywood Canteen during the war years. Hollywood Canteen is a studio-sponsored hangout for military personnel, where she was discovered by talent scouts from Warner Bros. and signed a contract.
JERRY LEE LEWIS
Jerry Lee Lewis was set to become the king of rock and roll following the release of his hits including Good Golly Miss Molly, Great Balls of Fire, and more. However, his career took a setback following his scandalous marriage to his first cousin, who at the time was only 13 years old. He was able to bounce back, although it never soared high. Jerry outlived many of his rival musicians and is currently enjoying touring despite his old age.
Jerry caused a sensation when he traveled to New York in April 1957. Many people predict that Jerry Lee will surpass the King of Rock-Elvis Presley. In the second half of 1957, the scene where he set the piano on fire in a performance swept the stage. It wasn’t until the spring of 1958 that Jerry arrived to visit the UK that the wedding became known to the press and fans. Most of his works are folk songs, possibly due to his frustration with his professional orientation.
Jack Nicholson is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood history, having appeared in iconic films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Shining. Although he hasn’t formally retired from acting, he is less and less visible in terms of film appearances. His last project was in 2010 with the movie How Do You Know. During his downtime, Jack spends time watching baseball and basketball games.
Nicholson’s first appearance was in the B-rated film The Cry Baby Killer. His rise to Hollywood is far from being an overnight celebrity. Nicholson’s first transformation as a director was Drive, He Said. His major breakthrough came from “Easy Rider” and his portrayal of drunken lawyer George Hansen, which made Nicholson his first Oscar nomination. Thanks to his outstanding performance in “Five Easy Works”, Nicholson’s film career increased in the 1970s.
Wesley Snipes is an African-American actor, producer and martial artist. He is obsessed with martial arts. He has started to practice martial arts at the age of 12. He has successively obtained the qualifications of the fifth black belt of karate Songtaokan and the second black belt of Aikido. He has studied Brazilian war dance with Mestre Jelon Vieira and has also performed Various martial arts trainings such as Chinese Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kick Boxing.
Wesley Trent Snipes grew up on the streets of South Bronx, New York, and decided to dance and act early on. He attended high school for the performing arts. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, he appeared in several soap operas and plays, as well as acclaimed Broadway shows. At the Broadway Theater, a scout saw him on stage and invited him to audition for his first feature film, and his acting career has since begun.
Award-winning actor Warren Beatty starred in several films such as Dick Tracy, Shampoo and Rules Don’t Apply. Throughout his career, Beatty has garnered numerous international award nominations. He is also a filmmaker, and eight of his films garnered 53 Academy nominations. He was awarded the Academy’s highest honor, the Irving G. Thalberg Award. His tremendous success in the industry surely makes him miles away from bankruptcy.
Born in Richmond, Virginia on March 30, 1937, Warren Beatty has lived in the film industry longer than any actor of his generation since he starred in his first movie “Glory on the Grass”. Few people take as much responsibility for all stages of film production as producers, directors, writers, and actors, and few use it to prove the high integrity of the work. He writes, produces, directs and stars in films in “Inapplicable Rules”. In 1982, he won the director’s Oscar.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS
All the Star Wars fans know who Billy Dee Williams is. He is popular for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film series. He also appeared in the film Brian’s Song, for which he garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Actor. Another remarkable role he played was as attorney Harvey Dent in the 1989 film Batman. He was instated into the Black Filmmaker’s Hall of Fame and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He is considered as one of the most promising movie celebrities in the 1973 book “Screen World” by John Willis, 1974 Film Annual. He is an excellent actor recognized by all. But what you might not know is that before he started his acting career he was a very competent art student. There were exhibitions in professional galleries, where his paintings sold for tens of thousands of dollars. He has appeared in music videos and sang in the “Voices That Care” choir.
Harvey Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952 in Flushing, New York. He is a filmmaker known for “Pulp Fiction”, “Shakespeare in Love” and “New York Gangs”. He is the co-founder of Miramax Films and Weinstein. Since 2005, Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob have served as co-chairs of the film production company The Weinstein Company. Harvey Weinstein won the Oscar for producing “Shakespeare in Love” and won 7 Tony Awards for producing various award-winning plays and musicals.
What you may not know is that Harvey Weinstein is a supporter of LGBT rights. He has publicly supported efforts to pardon gays prosecuted under recent sodomy laws in the UK and US, including a petition that Benedict Cumberbatch also supported. And he is six feet tall and weighed over 300 pounds in recent years. The character Harvey in Steven Soderberg’s Hollywood satire Full Frontal is apparently adapted from Harvey Weinstein and played by Jeff Garin. This character is as overweight as Weinstein and drank a lot of diet coke.
As an actor, director, producer, and writer Clint Eastwood has made his mark by appearing and overwhelming many great films. Since rising to stardom with his film Dirty Harry, Clint went on to appear in many iconic films over the years. Aside from his work in the entertainment industry, Clint also made waves in the world of business. Clint made a large investment in Pebble Beach, one of the country’s premier sites for championship golf.
Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco on May 31, 1930. Clint was interested in music and mechanics in school. At the age of 19, he studied at Los Angeles City College, but dropped out of school to become an actor after two semesters. Clint Eastwood ushered in a big screen breakthrough with Sergio Leone’s excellent spaghetti western trilogy “The Man with No Name”. His second big hit was with his first Western American film Hang’Em High.
Throughout her career, Rhonda Flemming has appeared in around 40 films, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound. She is famously known as The Queen of Technicolor due to her bright red hair and fair complexion that easily makes her a standout when Technicolor was first introduced in movies and television. Upon her retirement, Rhonda directed her focus to her involvement in charity and other causes such as healthcare and medical insurance.
In her private life, she was married to Ted Mann, producer and president of the Mander Theater, for 23 years, until his death in January 2001. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Olive Crest Child Abuse Center and Director of World Opportunity International. Together with her husband, she helped establish the Jerusalem Film Academy in Israel. In addition, she created the Rhonda Fleming Mann Fellowship at Hope City Hospital to advance research and treatment related to female cancer.
Glynis Johns, prior to her retirement, enjoyed a successful career in film and on Broadway. She is best known for working alongside Stephen Sondheim in the production of A Little Night Music, for which she received a Tony Award. She was also in Mary Poppins and The Sundowners, which earned her Academy Award nominations for her performances. Given her acting credits and the recognition she’s received, it’s expected that Glynis has earned a ton of money in the bank.
As for her private life, Grinnice was married and divorced four times, and her first husband, Anthony Falwood, was the father of her only child, Gareth Falwood. Her second husband, David Ramsey Foster, was a World War II veteran and later president of Colgate Palmolive International. Her marriage to her third husband, Cecil Peter L. Henderson, ended a year later. The fourth husband, Elliott Arnold, author and journalist, wrote “A Night of Watching”, “Camp Grant Massacre” and “Personal Combat”.
Award-winning actress Jacqueline Bisset started her film career in 1965. She debuted in the film Cul-de-sac and she is also popular for her role as Miss Goodthighs in the James Bond film, Casino Royale. Other films credited to her are The Detective, The First Time, Murder on the Orient Express, and Day for Night. She also appeared in TV shows Anna Karenina and In the Beginning. As an actress for many decades with more than 80 films, she received the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest honor.
Back in 2010. Bisset’s appearance and figure caused a stir in “The Deep”. Her underwater swimming scenes in that film sparked a craze for wet t-shirts around the world, and Newsweek magazine named her “the most beautiful movie actress of all time.” Bisset has never been married, but has a long-term relationship with Canadian actor Michael Sarrazin, Moroccan entrepreneur Victor Drai, Russian ballerina Alexander Godunov, Swiss actor Vincent Perez and Turkish martial arts trainer Emin Boztepe.
Dean Stockwell may have belonged to a family of entertainers, but he made a name for himself when he started as a child actor, appearing in the films The Green Years, Anchors Aweigh, and Gentleman’s Agreement. In his adult years, he portrayed as the lead actor in the film adaptation of Compulsion and Long Day’s Journey into Night. He is also credited for his performance in science fiction films such as Battlestar Galactica. Stockwell continued his acting journey until the 2000s.
His innocent breath, beautiful little face, dimples and sparkling eyes, and curly, furry hair must be one of the reasons for his getting popular. He is one of the few young actors who have enjoyed lifelong success in film industry. Given the maturity of the child actor, his career can only be compared to Natalie Wood, except for her star level. He was the first to win two performance awards at the Cannes Film Festival, but they should be shared with his co-stars.
Joan Collins debuted her Hollywood career in the 1950s. She is a recipient of a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her spectacular performance in the popular 1980s drama series Dynasty. Collins appeared in numerous films and TV shows series, but she also devoted her time to charity, especially for foster children. Aside from Hollywood, Collins also ventured into business investments and launched Joan Collins’ Timeless Beauty, her own brand.
In 1942, she made her first theatrical performance as a child actress. She played a role in Ibsen’s play “Doll House”. In 1949 Collins began to receive training in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In 1950, she signed a contract with a British film studio. In 1997 Collins was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, responsible for dramatic services. In 2015, Collins was promoted to Lord of the British Empire due to charity.
Actor and musician Johnny Crawford came to fame at the young age of 12 when he played the character of Mark McCain in the popular series The Rifleman, for which credited him an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His first television appearance was when he performed as a Mouseketeer on Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club. He has appeared in several TV series and films and pursued a music career in the 1950s and 1960s.
What you may not know is that he is of Russian, German, English and Irish descent. He was a member of the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Association) and AJRA (American Youth Rodeo Association) and competed in rodeo competitions across the country in the 1960s and early 1970s. baseball / movie actor Chuck Connors is his acting mentor and close confidant. He highly commended Chuck Connors for his acting skills. His first TV show with Connors was the “Rifleman” series.
Priscilla Presley is an American businesswoman and actress. She married Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973 and served as chairman of Elvis Presley Enterprises, which made Graceland, the mansion of Elvis Presley, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the United States. Priscilla Presley’s stepfather was an officer in the West German Air Force. Priscilla Presley met Elvis Presley in 1959 as a boy. After that, Elvis Presley quickly developed in the rock industry and served in the United States Armed Forces for four years.
With the end of her marriage, she began to learn karate and acting. She began working in the film and television industry and was known for her role as Jenna Wade in the popular television series “Dallas”. In 1988, five quarters later, she left Dallas because she was dissatisfied with the direction and role of the show. Presley starred Jane Spencer in three successful “Naked Guns” movies and in which she co-starred with Leslie Nielsen.
Thomas Selleck is an American actor and film producer who has appeared in many TV series and movies. His breakthrough role was to play Thomas Magnum, a private detective in the TV series “Magnum”. Since 2010, Salek has starred in the New York City Police Chief Frank Reagan in the “Blue Blood” series. Since 2005, he is based on novels by Robert B. Parker. He has also appeared in more than 50 film and television roles.
Selleck is a veteran of the California Army National Guard, a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association (NRA), a spokesperson for the National Review magazine advertisement, and the co-founder of Role Count! In addition, he received an honorary doctorate from Pepperdine University. He was chosen because of his exceptional character and moral style. He is a member of the board of directors of the not-for-profit Michael Josephson School of Ethics and co-founder of the Character Counting Alliance.
Erin Burnett is a US news anchor and is currently the host of the CNN show Erin Burnett OutFront. She has served as a host at CNBC. Burnett hosted broadcast of Erin Burnett OutFront on the borders of Mali, Afghanistan, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates and Israel. Throughout her career, she has been following reports in the Middle East. In addition to Pakistan, she has filed more reports in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen.
After graduating from Williams College in 1998, Irene Burnett worked at Goldman Sachs as an analyst. A year later, she wrote a letter to CNN’s Willow Bay. Bay hired her as a CNN assistant, but Burnett resigned shortly thereafter to work for an internet media startup at Citigroup. After leaving the Huaqi group, she moved to Bloomberg, started working as a producer and joined CNBC in late 2005.
Julie Andrews is highly regarded as one of the most gifted and timeless actresses to ever grace the acting industry. Thanks to The Sound of Music, she has easily become a household name and well-loved by cinephiles of all ages. Many years later, Julie continues to raise her already magnificent acting career, rendering her voice in recent films such as Aquaman and Despicable Me 3. Unfortunately, she lost her four-octave singing voice after her surgery went wrong, for which she hired a lawyer to sue her surgeons.
Julia Andrew performed in concert halls throughout her childhood and adolescence, and began her stage career in “Cinderella” produced by London Palladium at the age of 20. Andrew opened the door to Broadway through The Boy Friend in 1954, and became a real star in 1956 playing Elizabeth Doolittle in the unprecedented masterpiece “My Lady”. In 1963, Andrews got off to a good start in Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” and won the Oscar for Best Actress.
It is no question that Ali MacGraw is one of the biggest success stories of all time in Hollywood. Young Ali started as a production assistant, but it wasn’t long before she got noticed for her strong looks and started getting booked for roles through which she was able to showcase her amazing acting talent. Her most prominent performances were in the films The Getaway and Love Story. In 1991, she was selected as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine.
Despite her strong start, she eventually fell into alcoholism. She always felt uncomfortable in front of the camera, and once on the shooting place, she couldn’t perform due to excessive cocaine and tequila use. However, she managed to bounce back with the help of yoga and proper money management, eventually being able to sober up. Up to now she still practices yoga, which is the secret behind her youthful glow even at the age of 80!
phylicia Rashad is an American actress, singer and stage director. In 2004, Rashad became the first black actress to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in the theater industry. She won this honor for her regain in “Raisins in the Sun”. When she played the role of Raisin for the Sun in the 2008 TV adaptation, she won the NAACP Image Award. She is best known for the role of the lawyer Clair Huxtable in the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show”.
What you may not know is that Ahmed Rashard proposed to her on national television during NBC’s Thanksgiving halftime show while broadcasting the Detroit Lions and New York Jets game. Earlier the day, she was working on Macy’s Thanksgiving TV show on NBC. Within minutes of hearing Ahmed’s proposal, she came to NBC’s “NFL Live” midfielder and accepted his proposal on television.
Michael Strahan is an American TV presenter, news reporter, and former professional football player. Strahan set the record for the most sacks in 2001 and helped the Giants beat the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLII in the last season of 2007. After retiring from the NFL, he became a media person. Strahan is a football analyst for Fox on Sunday. From 2012 to 2016, he co-hosted the daytime talk show Live with kelly ripa, and won two Daytime Emmy Awards together.
What you may not know is that he couldn’t play American football in high school until he went to high school at Westbury Middle School in Houston, Texas. In order to gain experience in American high school football games, his father arranged for him to live in Houston, Texas with his uncle Art Strahan. Art arranged for Micheal to attend Westbury High School in Houston, where he played one season of football, enough to get him a scholarship from Texas Southern University.
Kim Novak made a name for herself in the 1950s by starring in films The Man with the Golden Arm, Picnic, and Pal Joey. She is widely acclaimed for her portrayal of Madeline Elster or Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Vertigo. Despite her success, she gradually stopped accepting roles in 1966, stating that she was emotionally drained and no longer wanted to be in the spotlight. She wanted to go back to her first love, which is writing poetry and draw paintings.
When Kim worked with Fred McMurray in the 1954 film Pushover, this was her first film. Although her role as Lona McLane is not perfect, her classic beauty seems to have attracted the attention of critics. Later that year, King appeared in the film Phffft. More and more fans are eager to see this bright new star.Her legacy in the cinema was credited with an Honorary Golden Bear Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Mel Brooks is the man behind the variety show Your Show of Shows, and television series Get Smart. Brooks earned a degree in psychology in college but pursued comedy instead. He was hired by a friend to write jokes for the TV series, The Admiral. From then on, he worked his way in the field of writing and film-making and eventually, he produced award-winning films such as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and not to forget, The Producers, which was adapted into Broadway.
What you may not know is that as a child, Brooks was exposed to Broadway through his uncle. At 16 years old, he was hired as a drummer and a comedian. Besides, he once served in World War II, then played drums at a nightclub in the Catskills. Brooks started a comedy show before working on television, also worked in radio, and worked as a master actor at the Grozinger Resort.
Vanna White is an American actress but she is best known for having acted in the longest television shows in history, she has been hired as one of the three hostesses of the game Wheel of Fortune since 1982. Vanna White is also known for her magnetic beauty, she also participated in the Miss Georgia contest in 1978 but was not elected Miss. According to media and reporters, she had plastic surgery which may well explain how she was able to keep her good looks to this day.
What you may not know is that Vana White was born to Vana Marie Angie in Conway, South Carolina, the child of Miguel Angel and Joan Marie Rosic. Her biological father disappeared shortly after she was born, and her mother married Whitebot, who raised her. Vanna adopted her stepfather’s last name in the process. The family moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, and Herbert White became a successful real estate agent / owner of White Real Estate.
Kids these days probably have not seen a single episode of I Dream of Jeannie, but it is widely regarded as one of the most popular and iconic shows of all time. Barbara took on the titular role of Jeannie, and both the actress and the character became true female icons. Around the ‘70s, Barbara slowed down for a bit and started taking fewer acting roles, but she still continued to appear in several shows and films. In 1990, the University of West Los Angeles granted Barbara and honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Barbara Eden’s most recent work is the 2019 movie My Adventures With Santa. Besides film and television productions, Barbara Eden also operates large hotel complexes and casinos, including Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City and Las Vegas. It is also a featured attraction at the MGM Grand Hotel, Harrah’s, Caesars Palace, as well as the National Concert Stage and Legal Theater.
Actress Susan Dey rose to fame for her role as Laurie Partridge on the hit sitcom, The Partridge Family. She is most notable for her performance as the Deputy District Attorney Grace Van Owen on the TV series L.A. Law, for which she earned a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Dey has appeared in a total of 23 films and several TV shows. She was also credited as the writer of Susan Dey’s Secrets on Boys, Beauty and Popularity.
What you may not know is that Susan and her sister Leslie both worked as models and worked for the same company. Their interest in modeling can be attributed to their stepmom Gail. After reading the article about modeling in Seventeen Magazine, Gail submitted the photos of the sisters to a top model agency in New York City. The agency immediately signed an economic contract with them in 1968. Dey is now a board member of the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA.
Jamie Beth Gates is an American actress and investor. Gates is famous for her early roles in the movies “Crossroads”, “Lost Boys”, “Less Than Zero” and “Quicksilver”, as well as the TV series “Square Nails” in the 1980s and “Twister” in 1996. Played Judy Miller in the CBS sitcom Still and Debbie, and played Debbie Weaver in the ABC sitcom “Neighbor”. Gertz was born in Chicago. She has two brothers, Michael and Scott. Gates is Jewish and grew up in conservative Judaism.
What you might not know is that she and her husband Tony Resler are both shareholders of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. She is one of the richest women in America. Her husband is the main partner of an investment firm and is worth almost $ 1.5 billion. They are also co-owners of Milwaukee Brewers. In addition, Jamie and her husband also own the NBA Atlanta Hawks team.
Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, film director and producer. He has won two Oscars, two Golden Globes, a Time-lapse Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Costner started his acting career with Sizzle Beach U.S.A. Following some minor roles, he became famous as Eliot Nes in “The Untouchable”. In his career after this, he successfully starred in “No Way”, “Bull Durham”, “Dreams of Dreams”, “Dancing with Wolves” and so on.
Interesting things you may not know is that his father’s job required him to move regularly, which made Kevin a boy in the army, always a new kid on the block at school, which made him a dreamer. As a teenager, he sang in the Baptist Choir, wrote poems and took writing lessons. At the age of 18, he built his own canoe and paddled along the river to the Pacific Ocean. Despite his current height, he was only 5’2 ” tall when he graduated from high school.
David Rockefeller is an American banker and former chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He is the third generation of the Rockefeller family and the oldest member of the family’s ancestors. Rockefeller is the youngest son of John Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldridge Rockefeller, and the grandson of John Rockefeller and Laura Spelman Rockefeller. Rockefeller was born in New York City. He grew up in an eight-story house, which is the tallest private residence in the city’s history.
He is known for his extensive political connections and travels abroad, where he met many foreign leaders. In 2017, his fortune was estimated at 3.3 billion US dollars. In 1936, Rockefeller graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he was editor-in-chief of “Harvard Crimson”. He also studied economics at Harvard University and the London School of Economics for a year. What you may not know is that he met future President Kennedy at the London School of Economics and dated Kennedy’s sister, Catherine.
Phoebe Cates was born in New York City to a family of TV station and Broadway producers. She is an American film actress, model, and entrepreneur. She is well-known for a series of movies in the 1980s, such as “The Open American School” and “Pokemon”. In late 1982, she starred in “The Open American Academy”, which featured what “Rolling Stone” described as “the most memorable scene in movie history where you take off your bikini.”
In order to raise children, Cates withdrew from the film industry in 1994. In 2001, in order to support her good friend Jennifer Jason Lee, cates starred in her film “Tonight’s Carnival”. In 2005, cates started operating its own boutique on Madison Avenue in New York, called Blue Tree. You may not know that Phoebe’s grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Podonia, Ukraine. Phoebe’s mother was born in Shanghai, China to Russian Jews and of Chinese descent.
Woody Allen is an American director, comedian and writer. He has a professional career of more than 60 years and has won many Oscars. He began his career as a writer for Sid Caesar’s comedy variety show “The Show.” In the early 1960s, he worked as a comedian in Greenwich Village. There, he developed a monologue style. By the mid-1960s, Allen began to write and direct films.
His film Annie Hall is a romantic comedy, performed by Allen and his frequent collaborator Diane Keaton, and won four Oscars. Interesting thing you may not know about Woody Allen is that In May 2016, during the screening of Cafe Society on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival, host Laurent Lafitte said: “I’m glad you’ve made so many films in Europe, even though you have not been condemned of rape.” This “joke” did not resonate with the public.
Kobe Bryant, the 18-time All-Star who won five NBA championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career all with the Lakers, inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide unquenchable competitive fire and extraordinary skills in the sport. He earned Los Angeles’ respect during his two decades as “Black Mamba” of the beloved Lakers, and basketball fans from everywhere, including his native Philadelphia and childhood home, Italy, admired him.
What you may not know is that before the start of Kobe’s last game, Jeanne Booth, the Los Angeles Lakers’ executive vice president, presented memorial rings to Kobe and his wife Vanessa. Each ring are inserted with five big diamonds and twenty small diamonds, respectively symbolizing the five championships Kobe helped the Lakers win and his 20 years of playing for the same team Lakers.
Sophia Loren is an Italian film actress and singer from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Loren started her career as a beauty queen and shifted to an acting career in 1950 when she was just 16 years old. Loren has over a hundred films including Marriage Italian Style and The Gold of Naples, but it was her performance in the movie Two Women that credited her 22 international awards. Loren was hailed as the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema by the American Film Institute in 1999.
During her retirement, Sophia Loren has published her memoir Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life. What you may not know is that life hasn’t always been on Loren’s side, let’s say there were more lows than highs. Although the smile never left his face. She was convicted of tax evasion in 1974, and was put behind bars. Her meeting with a lawyer is not going to end there, as she will need one again for her divorce.
The legend Chuck Norris is a black belter in martial arts and started his career as a trainer for Hollywood celebrities. He was then offered to play the villain in one of Bruce Lee’s films. Because of his notable skills, he was offered to star in the 1977 action film Breaker! Breaker! which became a hit. Since then, he became an A-lister action star and had high-grossing action films. Norris is a recipient of numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Norris is also credited with the author of several Christian books and is dedicated to philanthropy, having established several non-profit organizations. He is said to have been invited but rejected to play the title role “Sensei Jon Kreese” in the movie “Karate Kid”. In fact, it’s a rumor. On a radio show, Norris said he was not invited to play the role at all.
The renowned broadcast journalist Barbara Walters started her career as a writer and producer of the “women’s segment” on The Today Show. Due to her incredible skills, she was given more airtime. Walters became co-host of the program in 1974 and was credited as the first woman to host a news program in the US. She also became the first female news anchor on the ABC Evening News.
Her unstoppable success in the field led her to start a daytime talk show, The View, in 1997. After she retired from The View in 2014, she served as the executive producer. What you might not know is that when someone asked her if the world was ending, who she would like to be with, her answer was to have an interview with Osama bin Laden considering family or friends not optional.
After Raquel Welch emerging from the sea wearing a deliberately damaged prehistoric bikini, the brand-new international symbol of the 1960s took the throne in the film industry. Raquel Welch is famous for her role in One Million Years B.C. and Right To die. Raquel Welch catered to her role in One Million Years B.C even though there were only three lines in the movie.
The poster of the deerskin bikini star she wore in the film was a bestseller, turning her into a sex symbol. Raquel Welch has a reputation for decades and is an icon of pop culture. At the age of 67, she was dubbed the icon of Mac cosmetics in 2007. Welch is now considered a powerful feminist. What you may not know is that before starting her acting career, she worked as a TV weather girl and cocktail waitress.
Paul is an American comedian. He is famous for his character Pee-wee Herman. In 1982, Rubens began to appear in performances about the role he had developed for many years. The show was called the “Pee-Hellman Show” and it was sold out for five consecutive months. HBO also produced a successful special. Pee-wee became a fanatical figure of the moment. Over the next ten years, Reubens was fully committed to his role and participated in all public appearances and interviews as Pee-wee.
What you may not know is that because of negative media attention following his indecent behavior in 1991, Rubens decided to shelve his ego in the 1990s. Since 2006, Reubens staryed to make guest appearances and appearances in many projects. In 2016, Reubens co-wrote and starred in the Netflix original movie “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday”, replaying the role of Pee-Wee Herman.
Camille Cosby, born on March 20, 1944, is an American television producer, philanthropist and the wife of comedian Bill Cosby. The role in The Cosby Show Clair Huxtable is based on her. Camille Cosby avoided public life, but has been active in her husband’s business as a manager, and has participated in academia and writing. In 1990, Cosby received a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, followed by a doctorate in 1992.
She has a deep sense of reason and social responsibility, has been a long-term educational advocate, and has provided ongoing financial support to African American universities and colleges in American history. In 1988, she and her husband Bill Cosby donated 20 million US dollars to Spelman College, a prestigious and historic university for African-American women, located in Georgia, United States. According to statistics, this couple had donated more than 70 million US dollars to several universities and colleges by 1994.
Celine Dion is a Canadian singer. She is known for her powerful, skilled vocals, and is still Canada’s best-selling recording artist, with global record sales exceeding $200 million. She won international recognition by winning the 1982 Yamaha World Pop Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. In 1990, Dion released her first English album “Unison”, making herself a viable pop singer in North America and other English-speaking countries in the world.
You may not know that Celine is the youngest of 14 children. When she was young, she sang in her parents’ club. With these initial experiences, Céline gained expertise in performing arts. When Dion was 12 years old, she composed a French song and then sent it to a record company which respected manager René Angélil worked for and attracted his attention. Angélil was full of confidence in Céline, so he mortgaged his house to fund her first album.
Kirstie Alley is an American actress and endorsement model. She was recognized for the first time in 1982 due to playing Saavik in the science fiction film “Star Trek II: Khan’s Wrath”. Alley also played Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom “Cheers” and won the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards in 1991. From 1997 to 2000, she starred in the sitcom Veronica’s Closet and was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Alley received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995.
What you might not know is that she is John Travolta’s best friend and a close friend of Oprah Winfrey. When Travolta and Kelly Preston’s son Benjamin were born, Alley helped take care of this couple’s daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta. Later, she also became the first celebrity friend of John Travolta to see the newborn. Recently, the sixty-something actress and mother of two has lost about 50 pounds and looks 20 years younger.
Loni Anderson is best remembered for her role as the receptionist in the 70s to 80s sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, but her star continued to rise since then. She has received three Golden Globes and several Emmy nominations for her role in the sitcom. In 1966, she landed a role in Nevada Smith, starring opposite Steve McQueen. It appears that Loni isn’t thinking about fully retiring yet as she continues to act in shows such as the Amazon series Love You More.
However, she now spends her efforts and investment money in helping charities that provide awareness and care for those that suffer from lung disease. What you may not know is that Ronnie was only 21 years old when she married and divorced Bruce Hasselberg. She worked as a faculty member to support her youngest daughter Deidre and herself while finishing college.
MAX BAER JR.
Max Baer Jr. may have earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration but he initially pursued a career in acting. In 1949, he began acting in the Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Blackpool Pavilion in England, but he rose to fame when he played Jethro Bodine on the television sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillies. Baer also concentrated on directing and producing shows and films like Macon County Line which became the highest-grossing movie at that time.
What you may not know is that in the 1960s, Max Baer Jr. was one of Elvis Presley’s Hollywood friends, and the two often participated in impromptu football matches together with Elvis Presley’s friends and subordinates. Upon retirement in the film industry, Baer invested in the business of creating slot machines in casinos named after his show, Beverly Hillbillies.
The award-winning Joanne Woodward rose to prominence for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve for which she garnered an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. Having a degree in drama from Louisiana State University, she pursued an acting career and appeared in numerous films. Woodward married actor-director Paul Newman and the couple worked together in several films such as Winning and WUSA. Woodward was also instated into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2003, Woodward became the executive producer for the miniseries, Our Town. Her recent work is her narration for the 2011 film, All the World. What you may not know is that Joanne went to Atlanta to watch the opening of “Gone with the Wind” with her mother at the age of 9. During which, she hopped into Lawrence Olivier’s car and sat on his lap. Later, when the two worked together, Olivier claimed to remember it clearly.
Lex, whose real name is Lawrence Wendell Pfohl, is one of the most prominent figures in the WWF, now known as the WWE. The professional wrestler, despite being known for his aggressive behavior inside the ring, is actually known in real life as a soft person. Before rising to fame as a WWF act, he was a professional football player in the NFL, having played for the Miami Hurricanes. He was later kicked out of the team due to some discipline issues.
He came out of retirement in 2011 to devote his time to help with the WWE Wellness Policy, which is an organization that promotes healthy practices among wrestlers and encourages them to make investments that allow for a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. What you may not know is that after a serious traffic accident, a metal plate was inserted into his forearm. Since his forearm was considered “strengthened”, the board is used with a certain amount of wrestling force.
The world-renowned Cicely Tyson rose to stardom for her performance in the films, Sounder and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, for which she earned several Academy and Golden Globe Award nominations. She was discovered by a magazine photographer and later, became a model. Tyson’s other remarkable film is The Help as Constantine Jefferson, and she is also acclaimed for her performance in the TV drama, How to Get Away With Murder.
Due to her contribution to the industry, she was awarded honorary degrees from Columbia University, Howard University, and Morehouse College. Tyson received an honorary Oscar in 2018, making her the first African-American woman recipient. What you may not know is that her marriage with Miles Davis was at Bill Cosby’s house, and was hosted by Andrew Young. Bill Cosby was the one who walked the bride to the stage.
Robert Wagner’s claim to fame started when he appeared on the television series Hart to Hart and It Takes a Thief. Younger audiences, however, may remember him in the movie Austin Powers and the television series Two and a Half Men in which he took on a recurring role. Although he is already 90 years old, he is still active in the acting industry to this day.
Aside from acting, Wagner also became the television spokesperson for the Senior Lending Network, which is a reverse mortgage lender.In 2010, he also became the spokesperson for Guardian First Funding Group, also a reverse mortgage lender. What you might not know is that Jill St. John and Robert Wagner’s marriage lasted longer than the sum of their six marriages. Among which, Jill St. John got divorced 3 times, Wagner got divorced 2 times and got widowed once.
Honor Blackman is famous for her role as Pussy Galore in the James Bond film, Goldfinger, alongside Sean Connery. She was credited as the oldest actress to play a Bond girl since she was already 38 years old during this time. Her other well-acclaimed roles include Laura West in The Upper Hand and Julia Daggett in Shalako. Blackman was also passionate about theatre arts and starred in the musical play The Sound of Music.
She also began her music career and released the album Everything I’ve Got, after filming Goldfinger. The last song she released was in 2009, entitled The Star Who Fell from Grace. You may not know that Honor participates in an organization named Fairtrade, whose purpose is to make sure that producers from the third world are treated fairly and are able to earn a living with their work.
Caitlyn Jenner is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlon athlete. Jenner has six children with three consecutive wives. Since 2007, he has appeared in reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians with Kris, their daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, together with Kris’s other children Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian. Caitlyn Jenner was born as a male and appeared publicly as a transgender woman in April 2015.
In January 2017, she underwent sex intercourse surgery. Jenner is known as the most famous transgender woman in the world. What you may not know is that espite rumors that Caitlin Jenner rejected the role of Superman, David Michael Pietro’s “The Making of Superman” and an article in the February 1980 “People” magazine clearly show that Jenner Auditioned for the role and was denied, as a matter of fact.
Actress Julia Stiles, who was catapulted to stardom after the release of her breakout film Ten Things I Hate About YouI, where she starred opposite the late Heath Ledger, is now working in an office, earning a living on a meager income, and must work hard to protect her son from the collision between the complicated past and the weak present. Stiles began her career at a young age, acting for various stage plays.
The mid-’90s was when her career snowballed, and she found herself landing roles for the film left and right. To her credit, Stiles has used her celebrity status in the past to advocate for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that utilizes volunteer work to build homes for the needy. You may not know that she is a big fan of the New York Mets. She threw the opening pitch at Shea Stadium for the Memorial Day game between New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 29, 2006.
Maria Sharapova is a retired professional tennis player from Russia. Maria Sharapova entered the tennis world at the age of 17, and quickly jumped to number one in the women’s tennis world rankings. For several years, she has been one of the top players on the Women’s Tournament until her career was derailed by injuries and other problems. In March 2016, Sharapova revealed that she failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open.
She tested positive for meldonium, a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. In June 2016, she was suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation. Sharapova started her 2020 season in an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi, in which she defeated Ajla Tomglianović. That success turned out to be her final match because Sharapova announced her retirement on February 26, 2020, which stunned the public.
Lisa Michelle Bonnet was born in 1967 in California. As an American actress, her breakthrough came in the form of Denise Huxtable In 1984. Her role in the American TV sitcom The Cosby Show starring Bill Cosby – Denise – is the rebellious daughter of Dr. Cliff and Clair Huxtable. The Cosby Show has been running for 8 consecutive years, 5 of which have ranked first.
Lisa now is a happy married woman, considering she is married to “Game of Thrones” actor Aquaman Jason Momoa. In 2007, the two got married, but it was not legal until 2017, almost 10 years later. Now they have 3 children, namely Lola Iolani Momoa, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa and Zoë Kravitz. What you may know is that there are three songs written about her which are respectively “A Tribute To Lisa Bonet”, “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” and “Bob”.
Denise Austin is a popular fitness instructor, and a former member of President’s Council on Physical Fitness and sports who rose to fame between the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. She was most notably known for leading the ESPN2 fitness program Getting Fit with Denise Austin, which viewers can still watch on TV these days through re-runs. Although she is probably covered by a good medical insurance plan, she probably won’t be using it any time soon as she is still very healthy and fit to this day.
In fact, even at 63, her abs and body figure are still on point. Denise has an active channel on YouTube. She also has a personal website, deniseaustine.com, continuously inspiring a lot of women to be fit and healthy regardless of their age. It is no surprise that her daughter, Katie, also took the same path as her, launching her own fitness brand called Get Fit with Katie.
John Spencer was an American actor born on December 20, 1946 in New York City. Spencer began his television career on The Patty Duke Show. In 1999, he played a key part in the success of the much-loved classic NBC political drama series The West Wing. He played an exceptional portrayal of the lead role Leo McGarry, earning him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2002.
Moreover, he also got the credit for being the popular illustrator of some best-selling books such as Walloobani: A Story From Australia, The Wild Animals: A Story From Russia and so much more. Unfortunately, four days before his birthday, John Spencer passed away in Los Angeles Hospital on December 16, 2005. He was 58 years old. Anyhow, he managed to create a wonderful life for him and for his family as well as the undying memory that everyone would forever remember of him.
Noriyuki or also known as Pat Morita was a phenomenon voice actor, outstanding comedian and a Japanese- American actor. He got his first ever break in the industry when he played the role of a restaurant owner Matsho “Arnold” Takashi on the popular sitcom Happy Days. Fans of the Karate Kid series will surely recognize Pat Morita for his role as Mr. Miyagi. The movie series was popular during the ’80s and ’90s. His performance earned him a number of nominations.
Aside from the iconic Mr. Miyagi, he also appeared in many movies during his career in Hollywood. He was also known as the voice of the Emperor in the 1998 classic animated film Mulan. Overall, he had more than 100 screen credits under his name. Undoubtedly, Pat was able to make his own legacy in the industry for over the decades before he took his last breath at 73 years of age.
Morton David Alpern is considered one of the greatest comedians in the industry. He had several experiences in the performing arts, playing as a comedy headliner in nightclubs and then a dramatic actor on TV before appearing on the big screen. He made more than 700 appearances on the small screen and also produced 16 comedy albums. His most popular projects were Night Gallery, The Naked Face, and Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein.
Marty was known to be a philanthropist as well, going out of his way to visit military hospitals and provide support to the brave men. He worked together with many health associations, even insurance companies, to improve the general well-being of the people. Moreover, he also joined the air corps during WWII, in which he attained sergeant rank and earned the Soldier’s Medal for Bravery. Regardless of his success, his legendary career ended when he passed away on February 12, 2018, in Las Vegas.
Former actress and businesswoman Virginia Patton is popularly known as Ruth Dakin Bailey in Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, a Hollywood classic film that we still watch today. She was only able to work on a few films such as Thank Your Lucky Stars, Black Eagle, Hollywood Canteen, and Grandfather’s Follies. This is mainly because she got married to Cruse W. Moss in 1949 and decided to retire early to focus on their family. Her final film credit was the comedy crime film, The Lucky Stiff.
Despite her retirement in the film industry, Virginia still goes to interviews for the 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life. Now that she has a lot of free time in her hand, she is probably enjoying the view from her house in Ann Arbor together with her dearest family. She also attended the University of Michigan after she left the entertainment industry. Virginia has only been married once, proving Cruse is her one true love.
Antoine Ashley was popularly known for her other name, Sahara Davenport. She was an American drag queen, singer, and reality TV personality. Did you know that she is also a well-trained classical dancer? However, her most popular stint is when she joined the reality competition series, RuPaul’s Drag Race, captivating the audience with her talent and showing her full potential. Believe it or not, but she got a degree in Fine Arts, which may have helped her in her exemplary performance, landing her on the top spot always.
Her partner for six years, Manila Luzon, was certainly very proud of her. Unfortunately, just when she was already planning to make a big name in the entertainment industry, Antoine untimely passed away at the young age of 27. As part of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars family, it dedicated an episode of It Takes Two to celebrate and honor the wonderful life she had shared with many people.
Actress Cara Williams rose to prominence for her performance in the film The Defiant Ones, for which she earned a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress when she played the role of Billy’s mother. Her other lead role was in the TV series Pete and Gladys, where she was again nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy. Later on, Cara retired in the late ’70s with her last TV show, Visions, and her last film, The One Man Jury.
After her retirement from acting, she had investments to work on as an interior designer and it seemed to be the best choice she had made. Now, she is able to enjoy her enormous free time together with her children and family. Cara proved it is never too late to follow your dream as long as you continue to pursue it no matter what happens!
Mildred Kornman may belong to a family of actors, but she made a name for herself as a prominent actress and model. Mildred first appeared in the film The Fourth Alarm with her sister at the age of nine months old. She also portrayed lead roles in the silent film series, Our Gang. However, she took a break from the show business industry to concentrate on her studies. After graduating, she became an actress under 20th Century Fox.
She also accomplished a degree of fame as a high fashion model under the name Ricki VanDusen. Before her retirement, she got into photography. Certainly, at 95 years old, she will remain as one of the most influential women in the industry because of her talents and willingness to expand her expertise in the business. Mildred perfectly knows how to plan for her future, thinking of the things that may come along her way that makes her prepared for whatever may come.
Former film and television actress Carla Balenda attended a summer stock theatre in her youth where she enriched her passion for acting. She appeared in a total of 13 films under RKO Pictures and Columbia Pictures. She gained prominence when she portrayed as Mickey Roo ney’s love interest in the TV show, The Mickey Rooney Show. Other films and TV series credited to her are Outlaw Women, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, Lassie, The Whip Hand, and The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu.
Her last film prior to retirement in 1966, was Seconds, portraying the role of an operating room nurse. Now that Carla is 95 years old, we hope that she invests some of her earning into some worthy investment. Now that she has a lot of free time all for herself, there is no doubt she is indulging with the things she wants to do with her family. Carla has made a life worth living.
American beauty queen and actress Dawn Wells became popular for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the hit sitcom, Gilligan’s Island. Having a college degree in theater arts and design, Dawn pursued her passion by mostly working in musical theater productions. Dawn now has more than a hundred theatrical productions to date! She had a one-woman show in Las Vegas in the ’80s but also played small acting roles in films since the theatre was still her priority.
Moreover, she also joined Miss America in 1960 as the Miss Nevada contender. In addition, Dawn owned a business, called Wishing Wells Collections, putting her investment money into good use by making clothing for people with limited mobility. She also founded the Idaho Film and Television Institute – a not-for-profit educational organization for the people of Idaho. If there were not enough, Dawn organized SpudFest, an annual family movie festival also in Idaho.
Olivia Hussey gained international fame for her role as Juliet in the film adaption of Romeo and Juliet in 1968. Her performance in the film credited her with a Golden Globe and the David di Donatello Award. She then took a 2-year hiatus to recuperate from agoraphobia. Olivia is considered as one of the most beautiful women in the world and has outstanding talent in acting. It is no surprise that she appeared in numerous TV series and movies including international ones like the Japanese film Virus, and the Australian film, Turkey Shoot.
Olivia also provided voice roles in multiple Star Wars video games. She recently published her memoir entitled, The Girl on the Balcony: Olivia Hussey Finds Life After Romeo and Juliet. Aside of her works in the entertainment industry, Olivia is also an animal rights activist, which is probably one of the many reasons why a lot of people love her.
Actress Jacqueline White worked for both MGM and RKO productions in the ‘40s and ‘50s. She was first discovered by a casting director in the Broadway production, Ah, Wilderness!, and arranged her to have her first film appearance in the film, Song of Russia in 1944. Her greatest films were Crossfire, Mystery in Mexico, and The Narrow Margin. However, Jacqueline retired in 1950 after her marriage to Bruce Anderson and want to focus on raising a family with him and their investment in the oil business.
However, in 1952, she was offered a co-starring role in The Narrow Margin, which became her last film and considered to be the classic of “film noir” for two years. Now, Jacqueline is 98 years and rarely seen either on the small or big screen. She doesn’t even make an appearance in any film festivals and entertainment conventions. Here is to hoping that Jacqueline is living a fulfilled life with her family and a big business on the sideline.
Lindsay Wagner is celebrated for her role as Jaime Sommers in the 1976 sci-fi TV series, The Bionic Woman, for which the 1977 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Dramatic Role was credited to her. This honor even made her the youngest actress who won that award before Jodie Comer and Zendaya. She then signed a contract with Universal Studios and appeared on numerous TV shows including Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law and The F.B.I., Sarge.
Her incredible talent on TV also resulted in winning a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Spring Walk of Stars in 2012. In 2013, Lindsay started teaching acting, directing, and film producing at San Bernardino Valley College. Lindsay is also the author of a few books such as High Road to Health: A Vegetarian Cookbook and 30-Day Natural Face Lift Program. At 71, fans can expect to see more from Lindsay with her knowledge and ability in the industry.
Award-winning film and stage actress Katharine Ross is praise-worthy for her performance in The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Stepford Wives, and Voyage of the Damned. Her acting prowess credited her a lot of awards such as a BAFTA Award, Saturn Award, Golden Globe, and Academy Award. Throughout her career, Katharine has appeared in almost 30 films and also in several TV shows such as Murder by Natural Causes, The Wild Wild West, and Secrets of a Mother and Daughter.
Katharine also made a name for herself as a renowned author, having published many children’s books, guiding kids with her words of wisdom. Katharine spent most of the ‘90s in semiretirement. However, in 2001, she once again graced the big screen with the Richard Kelly cult classic movie Donnie Darko. In 2016, she lent her voice for the animated comedy series American Dadi and starred alongside her husband, Sam Elliott, in the comedy movie The Hero.
Sean Connery may or may not be your favorite James Bond, but there’s a reason why he is popularly known as The Greatest Scot. Having achieved a prolific career over his 50-year run as an actor, he deserved every bit of merit and recognition. However, the Scotland-born actor was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth and had to work hard to make his way to the top. Sir Sean was not to be crossed when it comes to the subject of money.
In the early 1980s, he sued his former financial advisor after he felt that he was receiving less than he should for his role in the Bond movies. Regardless, he still managed to donate half of his fortune to his Scottish Charity. However, that did not stop Sean to achieve more. In fact, he created his own film production company, called Fountainbridge films, which could be found in the area where he was born.
Morgan Freeman is perhaps one of the most recognizable faces and voices in Hollywood history. Not only is he an acclaimed actor, but he is also known for doing voice overs in various films. Given his track record, it’s no question that Morgan has earned a lot during his active years as an actor as well as a long list of awards. In fact, he managed to earn a total of 63 prestigious awards and 79 nominations throughout his time in the industry.
Certainly, if he ever decides to retire, he has a jaw-dropping $150 million net worth to use – and it is continuously growing. What’s more amazing aside is that Morgan was once a clerk typist who manages to turn his world upside down and has now become one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. Even if he is no longer as visible in films as before, he still continues to enjoy the life of a superstar. For sure, Morgan doesn’t have to worry about opting for a money loan.
Gene Hackman is a renowned actor and novelist, having received multiple acting awards during his six-decade career, including two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. However, before that, he was only 25 years old when he had his breakthrough project in the industry. Since then, he become one of the most decorated and well-respected actors in the business.
He made his mark in Hollywood in the critically acclaimed Bonnie and Clyde, but many films and awards have gone forth. He then decided to step down from the limelight. At 90 years old, Gene now spends more time writing his novels. In fact, he now has 5 titles under his name. He also loves to paint in his free time. Given his work and experience, there is no doubt that he is enjoying his work-free life and worrying about paying his mortgage is probably the least of his concerns.
Norman Lloyd is one of Hollywood’s last surviving centenarians and is considered a living legend. Why? Throughout his career, he has experienced a lot of historic moments and has worked with some of the most iconic stars in Hollywood history. With a career spanning almost ten decades, there is no doubt that he already has a fortune worth millions and millions. In fact, he has worked with Hollywood legends Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles and was even friends with Charlie Chaplin.
Not only is he a solid actor, but he is also known for his work as a producer and director. Norman may already be 106 years old, but he remains active as an actor to this day, appearing in the television series Fly and her most recently film was Train Wreck, which was released in 2015. Certainly, even at his age, Norman still maintains a reputable credit score and still unstoppable when it comes in acting.
The phenomenon, American singer-songwriter Harry Belafonte was credited as the “King of Calypso” for his unique and distinct Caribbean musical style. Since the 1950s, he has recorded songs in multiple genres such as gospel, blues, and Caribbean folk. He also released some worldwide hit albums such as Calypso, Beetlejuice and many more. Aside from being proficient in singing, Harry also pursued acting and appeared in several films.
Throughout his career in the music and film industry, he has garnered three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. He is also a proud activist and known as an avid supporter of the Civil Rights Movement and was a close associate of the late Martin Luther King Jr. He also has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 1987 until now. Undoubtedly, Harry managed to create a worthy investment with the amount of money he has been working for over a decade.
Comedian Carl Reiner is renowned for being the creator of the ‘60s hit sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he also starred in. He is also successful in being the director and screenwriter of numerous films and TV shows. Carl wrote several books including his memoir entitled My Anecdotal Life. His accomplishments include an award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety, and he was also given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and managed to win 11 prestigious Primetime Emmy awards.
After being in the limelight for a span of seven decades, the world was shocked to know of Carl’s demise on June 29, 2020. Although some felt sorry for losing a great actor like Carl, they knew he had lived a glorious life. Together with his success in the industry, the legacy that he left would be forever remembered by his fans, family, and friends.
Tippi Hedren was a success in the modeling industry, where she was discovered by director Alfred Hitchcock while appearing in a TV advertisement. She became a world-renowned actress, having outstanding performances in films The Birds and Marnie which credited her several awards, including a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. Throughout the years, she has starred in over 80 films and TV shows such as The Harrad Experiment and A Countess from Hong Kong, which was Charlie Chaplin’s final film.
Tippi also devoted her time and resources to charity and animal welfare and even established a non-profit organization called the Roar Foundation. Now at 90 years old, she is still active in the industry and motivated as always to give back to the people who needed some help. With whatever she wants to do with her life, Tippi will always glow starting from her genuine soul to her gorgeous personality.
EVA MARIE SAINT
The big star behind the crime drama film On the Waterfront is none other than the recipient of the Oscar Award Best Supporting Actress, Eva Marie Saint. She studied acting in her youth and began her career in a few NBC TV and radio shows. Her success became unstoppable when she began acting. Most of her films were best-sellers, thanks to her award-winning performance. Films credited to her are Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and A Hatful of Rain, with actor Don Murray, among others.
She has worked for numerous films and TV shows for almost 70 years already. Despite that, retirement is yet to cross her mind. Now at 96 years old, we hope that she is truly enjoying the fruit of her hard work with her two kids, Laurette and Darrell Hayden. After the passing of Olivia de Havilland, Eva became the oldest living and surviving earliest Academy Award winner. She is also one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
Keith Thibodeaux, who is also called Richard Keith, began as a child actor and came to fame for playing the character Little Ricky on the popular sitcom I Love Lucy, alongside actress Lucille Ball. He got the part as Little Ricky because of his talent in playing drums at a very young age which impressed his co-stars. After the sitcom, he pursued a music career and joined the rock band David and the Giants in Mississippi and has produced a total of 10 song albums.
The group became one of the nation’s top contemporary Christian bands and started going on world tours. Eventually, Keith then decided to start his own career and go solo. Later on, Keith became the executive director of his wife’s investment in a dance company called Ballet Magnificat, which toured internationally. Undeniably, with proper financial management, Keith maintains his expensive way of living without worrying about any financial problems in the future.
Clu Gulager came to the limelight as Billy the Kid in the television series The Tall Man and as Emmett Ryker in The Virginian. He is known for his films Houston and Into the Night. Clu also directed A Day with the Boys, which was nominated in the Palme D’Or – Cannes Film Festival as Best Short Film. Clu’s nickname was given to him by his lawyer father because of the clu-clu birds that were nesting at the time of his birth.
Clu is now 92 years old today. With his advancing age, he has decided to step down from the limelight. He has now passed his Hollywood legacy on to his two sons – Tom who is also an actor, and John, a film director. Certainly, being one of the veterans and respected stars in the industry, it is highly possible that he plays as the inspiration for the modern generation who also wants to have a successful career in the business.
BERN NADETTE STANIS
Actress Bern Nadette Stanis made a name for herself when she portrayed Thelma Ann Evans–Anderson on the sitcom, Good Times. Bern started as a beauty queen and was awarded, Miss Brooklyn. She then went on to acting and appeared on TV shows such as The Cosby Show and The Love Boat. Aside from being proficient in the acting industry, she is also credited as the author of several books: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly; The Last Night, Situations 101: Relationships, and Situations 101: Finances.
In honor of Black History Month, she was recently featured on the Color TV to talk about her memories of Good Times. The versatility of her talent is indeed the proof that Bern is not just beautiful face in the business. People love her even more for her incredible acting talent. At 67, fans and critics alike still have a lot to see from this beautiful star.
Singer-songwriter Toni Tennille made it big with her songs Love Will Keep Us Together and Do That To Me One More Time. Toni and her former husband Daryl Dragon formed the duo Captain & Tennille and released their debut song, The Way I Want to Touch You, which paved the way for them to sign a contract with A&M Records. The couple recorded a cover version of Love Will Keep Us Together which credited them the 1975 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
Toni then performed successfully as a solo artist and was also given her own talk show. At the age of 80, the gorgeous blonde is able to maintain her youthful looks and body. Toni also has this positive aura that is highly contagious to the people around her, even to her supporters from far away. We should give this highly gifted lady all the credits that she deserves.
Jane Withers started as a child actress at the age of 3. She stole the limelight when she starred in numerous movies including Paddy O’Day, The Farmer Takes a Wife, and not to forget, Bright Eyes, alongside Shirley Temple. She then gained fame as an adult when she played Josephine the Plumber in several TV commercials for Comet cleanser. Being one of the prominent child stars of the ‘30s and ‘40s, a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement was credited to her.
Jane also voiced Laverne in the Disney animation The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She has proven to the world that she has been a part of iconic projects during her entire career as an actress and worked with iconic people. At 94 years old, this classy brunette lady is still one of a kind when it comes to spreading her positive energy into the world. Jane makes sure she still invests all of her passion to the business she loves –showbiz.
Tina Louise’s claim to fame was portraying the role of Ginger Grant in the hit sitcom, Gilligan’s Island. She began as a model and was hailed as the “World’s Most Beautiful Redhead” by the National Art Council and appeared in magazines, Modern Man and Playboy. Louise started her acting career in the mid-‘50s and starred in films The Hangman, For Those Who Think Young, and Day of the Outlaw. As a singer, she released her record album, It’s Time for Tina, in the ‘50s. The books Sunday: A Memoir and When I Grow Up is also credited to this author.
Although there may be just a few redhead legends in Hollywood, two great examples are Tina and America’s favorite redhead Lucille Ball. The two have managed to hold records and be big icons like no one else can. Although, Lucille was more on the artificial red while Tina’s was more natural. Tina invested her moments during the height of her career by giving it all that she can. This ginger, who also starred in The Stepford Wives, is one to remember.
Marilyn Knowlden was a celebrated child actress whose acting career began at the age of 4. Her first film was Women Love Once by Paramount Pictures. She starred in numerous films throughout the ‘30s and ‘40s and worked with high-profile actors like Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, and Bette Davis. Marilyn retired from acting in 1944 to focus on her studies. She earned her college degree, majoring in music and drama. Since then, she worked as a reputed musician, songwriter, and playwright. She also published her autobiography entitled, Little Girl in Big Pictures, which recounts her experiences as a child actress.
Just like many actors and actresses who made it far, Marilyn invested at her passion and love for the entertainment industry at a very young age. Although this may not be the case for everyone, since some celebrities didn’t start off this young but are still successful, for this dark haired beauty, her baby days seem to have paid off! At 94 years old, she seemed to have a very impressive list of projects under her name.
Loretta Lynn is a living legend when it comes to country music. She is famed for her hit songs You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man), and One’s on the Way. Lynn Loretta her career, thanks to her husband’s encouragement. Her husband bought her a $17 guitar and she taught herself how to play it. She then started her own band called Loretta and the Trailblazers, which included her brother. As a soloist, three Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 13 Academy of Country Music, to name a few, were credited to her.
Until now, she’s producing music and releasing albums. Even the smallest things can mean so much, especially when coming from someone who loves you and who you love back. For Loretta’s case, she didn’t want to disappoint her husband’s belief in her, and according to her, his love was always one of the first things that kept her going in reaching for that star. We’re guessing the love of her life can have all the credits for her success then.
Actress and singer Marcy McGuire was well-admired in the ‘40s. She signed a contract with RKO Pictures at the age of 16. Her first film was entitled Seven Days’ Leave, along with famous actress Lucille Ball. Prior to her retirement in 1963, she starred in a total of 11 films including Career Girl, Sing Your Way Home, and It Happened in Brooklyn. One of her notable films was Higher and Higher with singer Frank Sinatra, for which they recorded songs together. At the age of 94 years old, we’re pretty sure Marcy has saved up for her health insurance.
There are so many living legends on this list, and compared to the first few ones, Marcy didn’t have too much projects under her name. However, she is still one of the greatest actresses out there worth to be remembered by. She was not only big in acting in the ‘40s, she was also a contralto singer. She should have all the credits in the world for being able to maintain a healthy and non-controversial life at her age.
Stand-up comedian Bob Newhart was famous since the ‘60s for his deadpan comedy style. His first comedy album, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, was a bestseller that landed number one on the Billboard pop album chart. He subsequently released another album which also became a hit. Due to his success, he was offered shows including The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart. His most recent TV appearance was in The Big Bang Theory. Bob is not only a great actor but a great person, too.
Everyone who knows this guy well knows the fact that he is a loyal man. He’s been married to his wife since 1963. Some of his quotes include, “I’m most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don’t have that, you really don’t have very much.” We also owe him credits for the saying that laughter gave people distance, allowing them to step back, deal with it, and move on. Aside from show business, Bob also had an investment in establishing Rotijefco Inc. and purchased a radio station. What a wise move in preparing for his retirement!
Bob Barker is popularly known as the game show host of the longest-running show, The Price Is Right. He also worked for the game show Truth or Consequences which aired for 18 years. Bob was offered several hosting gigs including beauty pageants such as Miss Universe and Miss USA. He is also credited for being an animal rights activist. He ended every episode of The Price Is Right with the phrase: “This is Bob Barker reminding you to help control the pet population — have your pets spayed or neutered.”
This legend retired back in 2007, ending his 50-year career. In the year 2013, he was still able to be a part of the film Lion Ark. Today, at the age of 97, Bob recalls the most memorable days of his career by looking back at his favorites. He invested the rest of his time maintaining a low key non-controversial life, he doesn’t need it anymore anyway, he is already a legend.
Angela Lansbury has been a Hollywood superstar for almost eight decades. In 1942, her first film Gaslight earned her two Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe Award. Following her success, she was given countless films, and she also entered a career in Broadway. She was awarded for her notable performance in the musical, Mame. Lansbury was credited as the “First Lady of Musical Theatre” by The New York Times. Her legacy in the entertainment industry, charity, and philanthropy was honored by many.
This includes her appointment to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014. We all loved her when she was the voice of Mrs. Pots in the undying Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. Not so many years ago, Angela sang her iconic song Tale as Old as Time in a theater packed with viewers, tearing up as she gave out a heart melting performance of the same hit she sang decades ago. Credits to her natural angelic voice and an irreplaceable rendition of that hit song, Angela still sounds the same.
Jamie Farr stole the limelight for playing a cross-dressing corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger in the hit sitcom, M*A*S*H. Farr began acting at the age of 11 by winning in a local contest. He was then discovered by a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer talent scout and was offered a role in the 1955 film, Blackboard Jungle. Farr also worked as a panelist in several game shows including The Gong Show, Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour, The Magnificent Marble Machine, and Tattletales.
Jamie hosted the $250,000 Game Show Spectacular until 2008. He is also a writer. A children’s book to his credit is entitled Hababy’s Christmas Eve. In the year 2019, Farr had a Youtube special (a documentary of a sort) which allowed him to look back on his sitcom days. He is gray and somewhat different than he was on the show but at the same time, Jamie is still very much the same – dashing, handsome, charming, and passionate.
Terry Moore is one of the last surviving stars from the Hollywood Golden Age and, although retired, she continues to be widely recognized in the industry. She stamped her mark in the acting world with the films Mighty Joe Young and Peyton Place, but it was her acting performance in Come Back, Little Sheba which earned her an Academy Award. When she reached her 60s, she slowed down in terms of acting and took on smaller roles in B-movies.
However, thanks to her earlier success in her career, she is still regarded with a great degree of honor and given a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. At 92 years old, she has quite the contribution to Hollywood. In Twitter, she has the collection of art being honored in her name, filled with works and paintings of her projects in the past, even pictures. She has one of the prettiest faces back when she was a little girl. Now, Terry is not doing badly by investing on more positive things in her life as while growing older. The redhead beauty is still very attractive.
Jackie Mason’s long-standing career as a comedian has earned him millions of dollars that probably merit him an outstanding credit score with his bank even in retirement. Despite receiving criticism for his politically incorrect humor and other controversies which even led to a court trial, Jackie is still able to live comfortably as a retired star. To this day, he is considered by peers and colleagues as one of the best in the industry, having been voted in 2005 as one of the Top 50 comedy acts of all time.
He was also given the 63rd spot on the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time by Comedy Central. We should give Jackie all the praise for having a substantial amount of strength by recovering and bouncing back from what happened to him in the past. He has resilience beyond compare. At 92 years old, he maintains a youthful radiance with his wife of 3 decades, Jyll Rosenfeld. His sense of humor also followed him even in his golden years.
Arlene Dahl became a hugely successful actress when she appeared in the classic film Journey to the Center of the Earth. However, it was not long after when she shifted her focus to starting her own lingerie business. The venture did not go well, and in 1981, she declared personal bankruptcy. Unfortunately, she also lost a huge part of her fortune from burglaries in her Manhattan Apartment. She eventually had to let go of her lingerie business, and later ended up pursuing a career in advertising.
Although her fame was short-lived, she continues to be one of the most notable actresses of her time. At the age of 95 years old, with 3 children and 6 grandchildren, this redhead beauty is doing just fine, credits to her joyous aura. Arlene even helps people by participating in philanthropic works from time to time. She still has her incomparable beauty with her – Dahl is truly a doll!
Julie Kavner came to the spotlight from the ‘70s to the ‘80s. Her debut role was in the sitcom Rhoda, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She is also credited for the voice of Marge Simpson on the animated series The Simpsons, for which she garnered a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992. Julie also starred in the comedy Bad Medicine and Surrender, and she worked in several films for Woody Allen.
When asked about her retirement, she answered she is considering it but added, “except for doing three days a year for Woody Allen.” Clearly, she hasn’t lost her sense of humor and her being blunt. She should have all the credits in the world for being courageous. Her previous long dark hair is just as beautiful as her present short dark hair. At the age of 70 years old, Julie has a ton of documentaries and also articles that were inspired by her. Today, she only has her eyes set on one man, David Davis, her partner since 1976.
Retired actor Robert Fuller first catapulted to fame thanks to his performance in Western programs and several movies like Teenage Thunder, The Brain from Planet Arous, Return of the Seven, and Incident at Phantom Hill. Fuller is a recipient of multiple international awards including a Best Actor Award in Japan and the Japanese Golden Order of Merit, and he was credited as the first American to garner this award. In the 1990s, he retired from the film industry.
Since then, he became the celebrity panel of the annual Festival of the West, where die-hard fans can ask questions about their favorite Western films and shows. He might not have enough internet search results under his name. Some might even confuse him with other Robert Fullers, but this actor who was born in 1933 is one of a kind. The world has never known and will never know anyone like Robert nor his long time loyalty and affection for the love of his life. He is not only an actor, but he is also an American horse rancher. Credits to the handsome legend for all the contributions he’s made in the world of entertainment.
American actress Linda Hunt started as Mrs. Oxheart in the 1980 Popeye film. However, she was credited as the first person to win an Oscar portraying a character of the opposite sex in the film, The Year of Living Dangerously, which she earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for. From then on, she starred in numerous films such as Dune, Waiting for the Moon, and If Looks Could Kill.
Aside from acting, she also did the voice and narration for the video game, God of War. She currently stars as Henrietta Lange on the television series NCIS: Los Angeles. This beautiful and joyful actress is not only legendary due to her acting skills, she is also given credits for introducing to us her small voice and her incredibly small stature. She stands 4 feet and 9 inches tall. Linda is a rare gem to Hollywood and a gift to us all.
The talented Shirley MacLaine can do about almost anything – she can act, sing, dance, and write! Her debut film was The Trouble with Harry which was Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 creation. MacLaine is a recipient of several Best Actress nominations for movies Irma la Douce, The Apartment, and The Turning Point. Her Best Actress award was for the film, Terms of Endearment.
Due to her vast contribution to the film industry, she was honored with a Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute. Her book credits are I’m Over All That, Out on a Limb, and Dancing in the Light. This redhead beauty does not only invest in amazing acting skills, she is also big in activism. Not so many years ago, she starred in a Christmas movie alongside talented actress Anna Kendrick in Noelle. It was undeniable that Shirley still hasn’t lost her charm and quirkiness on screen.
Betty Lynn’s claim to fame was her portrayal of Thelma Lou on the hit sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show. As a child, she was trained as a singer in the Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She was then discovered in Broadway by a talent scout who signed her with 20th Century Fox. Her first film was Sitting Pretty, and then followed by June Bride alongside A-lister, Bette Davis. Other films credited to Lynn are the original Cheaper by the Dozen and Mother Is a Freshman. Now that she’s retired, she goes to Andy Griffith Museum every month to meet with her fans.
Just recently, Betty revealed on one interview that the only social media which she knows how to use is Facebook. It is undeniably cute and a bit of unfortunate at the same time since Facebook has been known to be the platform with the most negativity. Were just glad that she’s still on social media at the age of 94, and pretty sure Facebook is going to be fine to a legend like her. Besides, there’s nothing that Betty can’t handle, credits to her experiences under the spotlight.
Actor and singer Leonard Whiting became world-famous for playing the character of Romeo in the film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in 1968. He was then credited with a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year for his performance. Whiting was first discovered by a talent scout at a wedding where he sang an opera song entitled Summertime. Since then, he went on to perform in musical plays until he pursued an acting career and starred in several films.
Whiting retired as an actor in the mid-1970s but continued his theatrical career as a writer and actor. Back in the days, Leonard’s profile was meant to be the Romeo that the book has described and the Romeo Montague that we’ve all dreamed of. Today, at the age of 70 years old, he’s still got that dashing charm in him, credits to him living a full and happy retirement, plus, choosing to maintain a fine lifestyle.
Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, known for his collaboration with Marvel Comics. He created many popular fictional characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Night Witch, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch and Ant-Man. The superhero he created seems more meaningful and realistic. Therefore, he pioneered a more naturalistic way to write superhero comics in the 1960s, and challenged the restrictions of comics regulators in the 1970s, which indirectly led to changes in its policies.
After retiring from Marvel in the 1990s, he was still a public figure in the company, and based on Marvel’s role, he often appeared in guest performances in movies and TV shows, and was therefore appointed as an executive producer. Stan was the man who needed no introduction. The year 2018 was a gloomy year for so many Hollywood personalities. His passing was a misery to many. He was honored as a legend, as he should be. Not just that, Stan was honored as a great person, credits to this royalty for bringing us some of the best movies of all time.
Born Hugh John Mungo Grant on September 9, 1960, in London, United Kingdom, Hugh Grant is one of the most famous faces in the UK. He is equally entertaining on screen and in real life, and has enough sense of humor to survive the media frenzy. He is known for his roles in “Four Weddings and Funerals”, and his other works include Andie MacDowell, Julia Roberts’ Notting Hill and Drew Barrymore’s Music and Lyrics.
Grant had this undeniable boyish charm which is perfect for romantic comedies. Let’s face it, nobody could’ve pulled off an innocent leading man better than him, but, in many ways, Grant is also suitable for all other sorts of role. He’s been a villain in a few movies. Regardless, Grant still makes the movie more worthy of our time if he’s on it. All credits to his British accent, great acting skills, and undying good looks.
Don Knotts was famous for playing the notorious and bug-eye deputy Barney Fife in the TV series “The Andy Griffith Show.” Don Knotts had achieved success in his acting career for half a century, including 7 TV shows and 25 movies, along with 5 Emmy Awards. Despite a difficult childhood, he never lost his sense of humor. He was making his family laugh even when he was in his deathbed, and his daughter Karen needed to run out of the room so that she could laugh. That’s what comedians live for! He was one of the most remarkable actors of his time.
He had a unique look, and he also had his determination to credit for everything that he had accomplished throughout his career. He’s been in about a hundred projects and everything he did, he never failed to have brought along his magic. He had his Frank Sinatra Jean Kelly aura in his previous projects. Even to his very last days he didn’t fail to smile on camera and made the people around him smile with joy as well.
Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman, mainly known for her work in country music. After successfully composing songs for others, Parton released her album Hello, I’m Dolly in 1967. She achieved steady success for the rest of the 1960s, and her sales and rankings peaked until the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Interestingly, the biggest star in the country music industry seems to have a secret up her sleeves. For many years, people have been speculating about the reason why she always wears long sleeves, and they think it is because she is covered by tattoos. A reporter asked Parton that question eventually.
Parton denied the tattoo rumors, but still did not raise her sleeves to end the rumor. She is best known for being the queen of country music. She made quite the impression during her time especially when it comes to duet performances. She was always partnered by the also legend, Kenny Rogers, who was also dubbed as a country royalty. Together, they have made some of the most memorable performances of all time. No two voice in the world could’ve matched better than theirs. Dolly continues to shine even at an advanced age, credits to her music, her gorgeous looks, and her famous hour glass figure.
Tommy Chong was born on May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a Canadian-American actor, writer, director, musician, cannabis activist and comedian. He is known for making marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin, and for playing Leo in Fox’s That’70s Show. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in the late 1980s. At the age of 82, he hasn’t lost a single bit of his charm and beauty on and off screen.
He’s a total charmer. He is on Twitter and he has a few things to say about previous POTUS Donald Trump as well. His comedies were marijuana themed, and credits to that, Chong’s name never went old in showbiz. He was also made famous because of his incredibly large and unique voice spoken in low tone in his comedies. He has a Canadian culture mixed with American. His comedies are not only of stoner ones bit of politics as well.
Sylvester Stallone was born in Manhattan, New York City, USA. He is an actor, director and producer. He was nominated for Golden Globe and Grammy Awards. Sylvester Stallone established his position as a martial arts star in Hollywood in movies such as Rocky, First Blood, and The Expendables. He received an actor’s first critical acclaim for playing Stanley Rossillo in President Flat Bush. Since 1976, Stallone played the role of boxer Rocky Balboa (Rocky Balboa) in the first film of the successful Rocky series and received the actor’s greatest criticism and commercial success. In the film, Rocky is described as a weak boxer fighting against many cruel opponents and has won the world heavyweight championship twice.
Nowadays, Stallone passed on his greatness in playing a legendary boxer on screen to the 2020 sexiest man alive – Michael B. Jordan. It has been known that Jordan and Stallone have quality time together off screen and that he actually picked Jordan to play in the Rocky installment sequels. Were pretty sure he’s been training the actor as well. All credits to the fresh face of Jordan and the legend himself, Mr. Stallone, the Creed were such huge hits. We can’t wait for the coming movies!
John Travolta is an American actor, and is the Scientology believer. In the 1970s, He became famous for the TV series Welcome to the Return of Kettle, and also the movies Weekend Night Fever and Grease. In the 1980s, his acting career declined and he was later revived with Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction. Travolta was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for Weekend Night Fever and Pulp Fiction, and his performance in Dwarf Things earned him a Golden Globe Best Actor in a Musical and Comedy Movie.
In 2014, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Indian Film Awards. In 2016, he participated in the crime TV series The Public vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and played the role of lawyer Rob Shapiro. Travolta is best known as his role as Danny Zuko is the most successful musical of all time and it doesn’t get any better than that. Aside from Grease, he has more iconic moments in his career as well. In fact, he is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Some of these iconic moments are when he danced with the late Princess Diana, his affair with Olivia Netwon John, and his being active in his beliefs which made him create a closer bond to his fellow stars Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise, and more. All credits for Travolta as well for being such a great husband to his late wife.
Gwen Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, actor and music producer. She is also the lead singer of the rock band No Doubt. Her earliest success was in the album Tragic Kingdom released in 1995. This album sold more than 10 million copies in the United States, and gave birth to Just a Girl, Spierwebs, Don’t Speak, and other hit songs. Gwen recorded and wrote lyrics for her first solo album Love·Angel·Music·Baby in 2004. The songs of this album are mainly pop music and dance styles, including hip hop and R&B style songs.
The third single Hollaback Girl sold one million copies. In 2006, Gwen released his second solo album Sweet Exit. The media often refer to Gwen as a fashion leader. In 2003, Gwen launched her own fashion brand L.A.M.B., launching many different styles of clothes. Gwen might have had dealt with a heart breaking experience in the past due to his ex husband’s infidelity, but today, she stated that the main reason why she stayed this happy and beautiful is her fiancé, country singer Blake Shelton. We owe Blake some credits for our girl is clearly going B-A-N-A-N-A-S over him!
Steve Harvey is an American comedian and writer. He hosted The Steve Harvey Morning Show and Fox’s New Year’s Eve. Harvey did stand-up comedy in the early 1980s. He also appeared in The King of Comedy. Harvey has been the host of Family Dispute and Celebrity Family Dispute since 2010. As a writer, he has written four books, including the bestsellers Like a Lady and Like a Man. In 2017, Harvey founded the entertainment company Steve Harvey Global. He and his wife Marjorie are the founders of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth education.
He has won the Daytime Emmy Award six times, the Marconi Award twice, and the NAACP Image Award 14 times. Harvey is not only famous for his mistake during announcing who the Miss Universe winner was, he is also famous by having a beautiful daughter named Lori, who has dated quite a few of the Hollywood giants, including Future, P. Diddy, and Michael B. Jordan. All credits to Harvey for being a good father and be supportive of her daughter’s wants, at the same time protecting her.
Fans would always associate Laura Branigan with her hit signature song, the platinum-certified 1982 single Gloria. This classic favorite was certified platinum in 1982. After this, she released another cover, titled Self Control, which also topped the charts. Both songs were a huge hit worldwide, becoming much-loved classics up to this day. One of her investments during her career was real estate.
Just recently, her single Gloria became trending since it was the song that the Trump family wanted to play during a very specific and controversial event. Speaking of which, Laura’s beauty was a controversy itself. She had long dark wavy hair, she had a face that could launch a thousand ships, and even after her more advanced years, she maintained a flawless look, all credits to her genes for her having such beauty. With her musical contributions to the world, she will always be one of the Latin Hispanic artists that will forever remain a legend.
Marcia Wallace was one of the most hardworking actresses in the entertainment industry, and her life story is both interesting and inspirational to many. She reached rock bottom when she graduated after college, almost in bankruptcy, with only $148 in her account. This pushed her hard to look for a job, working as a script typist and a part-time theater actress. She found a big break on The Merv Griffin Show, where she appeared more than 75 times. If there’s one thing her life story taught us, it’s about not giving up.
Marcia not only proved to us that shes got what it took to become a fighter and a great actress, she also showed the world a glimpse of something that we almost didn’t deserve from her. She applied multiple hairstyles during her time and even more after that. She has tried the puffy blown up hair, she has tried the red pixie cut with an elevated twist. She rocked all of her looks no matter what age she had them. She was one of a kind.
Bill Nunn was the son of Frances Nunn. His grandfather was the first African American football player. Bill Nunn had an investment of four decades in the entertainment industry. While he was active in the business, he appeared in more than 70 different shows and movies. The most notable, perhaps, were his roles as Radio Raheem in Do the Right Thing, and as Robbie Robertson in the Spiderman trilogy.
2016 was a sad year for so many celebrities. Bill’s passing was one of the most honored of all time, he was deeply missed since he was one of those actors ho, even though he didn’t really achieved much form his career, he was always a good person and always had a huge heart for extending his helping hand to people in need. He was engaged in philanthropy, and as far as we’re concerned, that’s all that really matters. All credits to the Spidey movies for making him such a familiar face, and an undying one at that, to all of us.
Nelsan Ellis rose to fame after starring in the American fantasy horror drama television Series, True Blood. His character was only supposed to appear for a few episodes but the producers kept him until the series ended. Ellis was also an American playwright, who also appeared in the popular drama series Elementary. While he had issues with alcohol, he had quit by himself. He received credits for his magnificent portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds in the hit HBO series, having won Satellite Award from the International Press Academy.
His passing was sort of in an earlier side, since he was not that old during the time. He left behind him a legacy that will forever be treasured and remembered by. He received a lot of accolades during his active times in his career. Aside from that, he is also a good person and an even better brother. He might have experienced some alcohol withdrawal struggles but what matters most at the end of the day was that, he tried to live his life to the fullest and left us with some of the most outstanding performances of all time.
James Rebhorn, formerly known as James Robert Rebhorn, was a well-known American character actor. The most famous roles include Mr. Chask, the principal in the 1992 Scent of a Woman, and the US Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Albert Nimitzki in the 1996 film Independence Day. James Rebhorn was a seasoned actor, having more than 100 movie and television credits to his name. He also starred on the Showtime hit Homeland.
He was exemplary in his performances and was considered to be a legend. He appeared on more legendary films that can even be counted by a human hand; more of these are Scent of a Woman, Meet the Parents, and again, so much more. His unique looks are what made him always stand out, and somehow, he always managed to land a role in some of Hollywood’s biggest projects. He was a loyal man too, with only one woman in his life.
Ron Glass was a popular face on-screen during the ’70s and early ’80s thanks to the sitcom Barney Miller. Although he appeared in many films and TV shows, most of his fans may remember him as Detective Ron Harris in this sitcom. He also appeared as Shepherd Derrial Book in Firefly and its sequel, Serenity. We can say that his degree in arts, drama, and literature definitely helped him hone his acting chops.
Glass was one of a kind, just like each of the artists on this list. He had his fair share of showing us his talents and gifts and the world certainly didn’t regret giving him a change at that. His Lionel Richie styled hair was so suitable for him in his younger days, and his grayish hair suited his bronze complexion more during his more mature days. He always looked like a half breed to some people. He was big on giving back as well, he invested in philanthropy at some point in his life.
Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist is the real name of Michael Nyqvist, one of Sweden’s most prominent actors. Did you know that he pursued a degree in the prestigious Malmö Theatre Academy? It helped him refine his skills, ultimately becoming one of the best actors recognized internationally. He was known for his exceptional performance in 2001’s film Grabben I, Graven Bredvid, and the Millennium series. He also appeared in the blockbuster hit movies John Wick and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
His direct stares and most handsome face were suited for often times playing as the villain. However, we are certain that whatever role this veteran actor might have taken on, he would have been able to not just pull off, but to nail it. All credits to his education in acting and his passion for it. He will always be remembered not just by his contributions to Hollywood, but also in his extracurricular involvements outside of films. He was big in philanthropy as well, and he is a great person to his family.