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At age 79, actress Debbie Reynolds is still going strong in Lionsgate's One for the Money. Check out a few more of the most super seniors still rocking Hollywood.
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Date of Birth: Jan. 17, 1922
Betty White’s resume reads like a history of television: She had her own show, Life with Elizabeth in 1952, decades before career-making roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as the dim-witted Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. More recently, she’s taken on high-profile film roles in The Proposal and You Again and, in May 2010, gave in to a relentless Facebook campaign, and hosted Saturday Night Live, becoming the oldest person ever to do so.
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Date of Birth: May 31, 1930
The 80-year-old has three eras of greatness – the spaghetti Western era, the Dirty Harry era, then his auteur era, which resulted in two Best Picture Oscars and two Best Director Oscars (for 1992’s Unforgiven and 2004’s Million Dollar Baby). Bonus: He’s still working!
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Robert De Niro
Date of Birth: Aug. 17, 1943
This year’s winner of the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award has two Oscars (for 1974’s The Godfather Part II and 1980’s Raging Bull). More recently, the actor has entertained us with send-ups of his tough-guy roles with such films as Analyze This and the Fockers franchise.
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Date of Birth: Oct. 1, 1935
Andrews starred in classic musicals like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. More recently, the Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner appeared in The Princess Diaries franchise and as the voice of Queen Lillian in multiple Shrek movies.
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Date of Birth: June 1, 1937
The personification of gravitas, he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 2004’s Million Dollar Baby. His nominations include The Shawshank Redemption and Driving Miss Daisy. Fun fact! That’s his baritone that introduces Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News.
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Date of Birth: Sept. 25, 1944
Everyone’s favorite Gekko has two Oscars (Best Actor for 1987’s Wall Street and Best Picture for 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which he produced). Best of all, Douglas, who’s married to fellow Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, recently kicked throat cancer.
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Date of Birth: Dec. 9, 1934
Dench has starred as M in every James Bond film since GoldenEye, but the classically trained British actress wowed us with her Oscar-winning turn as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love and Oscar-nominated performance in Notes on a Scandal.
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Date of Birth: Dec. 21, 1937
After nabbing two Oscars in the 1970s for Klute and Coming Home, Fonda returned to film after 15 years of retirement with starring roles in Monster in Law and Georgia Rule. She’s also a fitness guru, who has produced and starred in more than 20 exercise videos, including most recently in 2010!
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Date of Birth: April 24, 1942
Let's check out Streisand's stats: two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, and a Peabody Award. She also played senior sex therapist Roz Focker in Meet the Fockers. So there’s that.
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Date of Birth: Aug. 25, 1930
The original James Bond left the 007 franchise to show his range as an actor, winning an Oscar for his supporting performance in 1987’s The Untouchables. How suave and sexy is he, still, at 80? Louis Vuitton features him in its ads.
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Date of Birth: Jan. 5, 1946
Keaton's film career took shape in the 1970s in four quirky roles in Woody Allen films (she scored an Academy Award for Annie Hall), but she has shown her versatility with more dramatic performances in Reds and Marvin's Room. She next stars in Tilda, an HBO pilot about a ruthless, agoraphobic entertainment reporter. Plus: She’s an opponent of plastic surgery and opts to age with grace. Tell it, sister!
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Date of Birth: April 24, 1934
MacLaine stole our hearts as an ingénue in Billy Wilder’s The Apartment and then broke it with her Academy Award-winning performance in Terms of Endearment. More recently, she played Coco Chanel for Lifetime.
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Date of Birth: March 22, 1931
Star Trek fans will always remember Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise, but the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor has since won over fans with his roles on The Practice, Boston Legal and the new CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says.
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Date of Birth: July 26, 1945
All hail the Queen! Mirren, who to date has portrayed three different British monarchs, captivated audiences with her roles in Gosford Park, The Queen and most recently, Julie Taymor’s gender-swapped adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
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Date of Birth: April 30, 1926
This firecracker/actress was once best known as Mary Richards’ nosy landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but after a stint on Dancing with the Stars, she’s back on TV as Maw Maw on Raising Hope.
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Date of Birth: April 12, 1946
While O'Neill just barely misses the 65 and older cut, he gets an honorable mention because the former Married… with Children funnyman has brought back his comedic gifts to prime-time as patriarch Jay Pritchett in ABC's hit comedy Modern Family.
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Date of Birth: Sept. 25, 1929
Babs never ceases to amaze us. The veteran journalist, who has interviews with a slew of world leaders, has hosted Today, 20/20, and was the first female co-anchor of ABC Evening News. When she's not chatting it up with the ladies of The View (which she co-created and produces), Walters still produces celebrity specials for ABC.
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Date of Birth: Aug. 14, 1945
The frequent Saturday Night Live guest has starred in many classic comedic films, including Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Father of the Bride. And it's kind of crazy to think that on top of all of this, he's won Grammys for playing the banjo, no?