Celebrities in their 90s & 100s

Sir David Attenborough (90)

Sir David Attenborough is an English veteran broadcaster and the godfather of nature documentaries. Because of his soothing British voice, you sometimes don’t realize that you’re watching a wild animal ripping a prey in pieces. He is the younger brother of late director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough, who played the professor of genetics in Jurassic Park.

Dick Van Dyke (91)

Van Dyke is a television pioneer and still a working actor. Known for the Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins and many more legendary works. He is married to a 44 year old woman and still has the energy and motor skills of a 20 year old man. For some weird reason, profanity filters on some television devices changed his name into “Van”.

Betty White (95)

Betty White is an actress, especially known for the 1980s sitcom Golden Girls. She received 8 Emmy awards in various categories, 3 Screen Actors Guild awards, 3 American Comedy Awards and a Grammy.

Doris Day (95)

Doris Day is an American actress, singer and animal welfare activist. She was nominated for an Oscar six times and she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Because of her, everybody knows the meaning of “que sera, sera”.

Vera Lynn (100)

When you read, “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when” there is a very big chance that you hear those words in the voice of Vera Lynn. Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ performed for soldiers in the Second World War.

Kirk Douglas (100)

Kirk Douglas is such a popular actor that when you type in Google the words “how many movies Kirk Douglas”, even Google gives up. The answer that appears is “at least 61”. Kirk Douglas (born as Issur Danielovitch) is the star of many classics, like Spartacus, Paths of Glory, Lust for Live and many more. He is the father of another talented actor, Michael Douglas.

Norman Lloyd (102)

Norman Lloyd is an American actor, producer and director with a career in entertainment spanning nine decades! He is the oldest working Hollywood actor. Young people may know him as Mr. Nolan in Dead Poets Society. Old people may know him as that guy who had a long professional association with Alfred Hitchcock.

Photo credits: David Attenborough Shojo, CCBY2.5, Dick van Dyke Dave Malkoff, CCBY3.0, Betty White David Shankbone, CCBY2.0, Doris Day Unknown, CC0, Kirk Douglas Unknown, CC0, Vera Lynn

Jo Luijten
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