My Favorite Celebrities Over 80

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Betty White
Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent. Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls...
“ Born: Betty Marion White
January 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Favorite Characters: Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls ” - rose77
 
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Lee Grant
Academy Award winner Lee Grant was born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal on October 31, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, to Witia (Haskell), a teacher and actress, and Abraham Rosenthal, an educator and realtor. Her father was of Romanian Jewish descent, and her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Lee made her stage debut at age 4 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City...
“ Born: Lyova Haskell Rosenthal
October 31, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
 
3.
Mel Brooks
Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television...
“ Born: Melvin James Kaminsky
June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
 
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“ Born: March 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA ” - rose77
 
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Jerry Stiller
As the short, hypertensive male counterpart of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara", Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on television variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show, on which they appeared 36 times...
 
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“ Born: August 30, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA ” - rose77
 
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Adam West
Actor, Batman
He breathed life into Batman. Adam West was born Billy (William) West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson and his wife Audrey. At age 10 Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man (a la Count Dracula) and part world's greatest detective (a la Charlie Chan and Sherlock Holmes)...
“ Born: William West Anderson
September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, USA ” - rose77
 
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Tippi Hedren
Actress, The Birds
Tippi Hedren was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Dorothea Henrietta (Eckhardt) and Bernard Carl Hedren, who ran a general store. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of German and Norwegian ancestry. Tippi was working as a New York fashion model when she married her first husband...
“ Born: Nathalie Kay Hedren
January 19, 1930 in New Ulm, Minnesota, USA ” - rose77
 
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“ Born: Virginia Cathryn Rowlands
June 19, 1930 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA ” - rose77
 
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Olympia Dukakis
Long a vital, respected lady of the classic and contemporary stage this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning perf as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck. Since then movie...
“ Born: June 20, 1931 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA ” - rose77
 
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James Tolkan
Fiery, forceful and intimidating character actor James Tolkan has carved out a nice little niche for himself in both movies and television alike as a formidable portrayer of fierce and flinty hard-boiled tough guy types. James Stewart Tolkan was born on June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan. His father...
“ Born: James S. Tolkan
June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan, USA ” - rose77
 
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Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden was born as Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, went on and become one of America's most endearing and enduring actresses. A graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California. Eden would go on to study at San Francisco's City College as well as the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre...
“ Born: Barbara Jean Moorhead
August 23, 1931 in Tucson, Arizona, USA ” - rose77
 
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Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a dancer until she was selected to be Gene Kelly's partner in Singin' in the Rain...
“ Born: Mary Frances Reynolds
April 1, 1932 in El Paso, Texas, USA ” - rose77
 
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“ Born: Loretta Webb
April 14, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA ” - rose77
 
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Bruce Glover
Actor, Chinatown
An instinct for acting showed very early for Bruce in 1935,he didn't know it was acting when at 3 he distracted his Mom from the worries of Depression Era Chicago by recreating stuff they'd seen at the movies like FDR struggling to walk, putting his little body thru it, to try to understand by experiencing it...
“ Born: Bruce Herbert Glover
May 2, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA ” - rose77
 
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Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
“ Born: Edna Rae Gillooly
December 7, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA ” - rose77
 
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“ Born: Joan Henrietta Collins
May 23, 1933 in Paddington, London, England, UK ” - rose77
 
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Julie Newmar
Julia Chalene Newmeyer (Chalane was her mother's maiden name) was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother was a star of the Follies of 1920. From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and classical ballet...
“ Born: Julia Chalene Newmeyer
August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
 
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Shirley MacLaine
Actress, The Apartment
Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on March 30, 1937. Her ancestry includes English and Scottish...
“ Born Shirley MacLean Beaty on April 24, 1934 ” - rose77
 
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Sophia Loren
Actress, Two Women
Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone)...
“ Born Sofia Scicolone in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934 ” - rose77
 
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“ Born: March 15, 1935 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
 
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Lee Meriwether
Actress, Barnaby Jones
Today, sexy Lee Mereiwether is best remembered for her roles in a few science fiction/fantasy cult productions made between 1966 and 1969. Batman: The Movie, Star Trek, The Time Tunnel and Land Of The Giants. Firstly Batman: The Movie, in this she played both evil Catwoman and not-so-evil Kitka who has a romance with Bruce Wayne (Adam West)...
“ Born: Lee Ann Meriwether
May 27, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
 
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Diane Ladd
Actress, Chinatown
Southern belle Diane Ladd was born Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi. Her mother, Mary Bernadette (Anderson), was a former actress, from a Norwegian and German immigrant family, and her father, Preston Paul Ladner, was a veterinarian, from a family with deep roots in the American South. Ladd has earned recognition for her Academy Award-nominated performance as the comical...
“ Born: Rose Diane Ladnier
November 29, 1935 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA ” - rose77
 
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Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ Born December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York ” - rose77
 
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Ursula Andress
Actress, Dr. No
The quintessential jet-set Euro starlet, Ursula Andress was born in the Swiss canton of Berne on March 19, 1936, one of six children in a strict German Protestant family. Although often seeming icily aloof, a restless streak early demonstrated itself in her personality, and she had an impetuous desire to explore the world outside Switzerland...
“ Born: March 19, 1936 in Ostermundigen, Bern, Switzerland ” - rose77
 
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“ May 2, 1936 in Woodstock, Illinois, USA ” - rose77
 
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Bruce Dern
Actor, Nebraska
Bruce Dern was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Jean (MacLeish) and John Dern, an attorney and utility chief. His paternal grandfather, George Henry Dern, served as Governor of Utah (1925-1933) and then U.S. Secretary of War (1933-1936). His ancestry includes German, English, Scottish, and Dutch. Bruce Dern had established himself as the movies' premier heavy...
“ Born: Bruce MacLeish Dern
June 4, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA ” - rose77