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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Living Octogenarians

This is a long read from a mailing list that I am on. However I thought it might make for an interesting read, and you may be truly surprised by some of the names listed on here:

The following 248 living people are all at least 80 years old:
(*) indicates 90 to 99 (30 people on this list)
(!) indicates 100 or over (1 person on this list)

Marty Allen - game show panelist
Robert Altman - director, "M*A*S*H"
Richard Anderson - actor, "The Six Million Dollar Man"
Patty Andrews - singer, the Andrews Sisters
James Arness - actor
Eddy Arnold - country and western performer
Bea Arthur - actress, "Maude"
Arnold "Red" Auerbach - basketball coach
Lauren Bacall - actress
Howard Baker Jr. - U.S. senator/White House chief of staff
Conrad Bain - actor, "Diff'rent Strokes"
(*) Joe Barbera - cartoon producer
Bob Barker - game show host
Tony Bennett - singer
Ingmar Bergman - film director
Yogi Berra - baseball player
James Best - actor, "The Dukes of Hazzard"
Barbara Billingsley - actress, "Leave It to Beaver"
Joey Bishop - TV host
Ernest Borgnine - actor
(*) P. W. Botha - South African president
Ray Bradbury - science fiction author
Mel Brooks - director, "Young Frankenstein"
Helen Gurley Brown - editor, "Cosmopolitan"
Art Buchwald - columnist
William F. Buckley - political commentator
Barbara Bush - U.S. first lady
George Bush - U.S. president
Robert Byrd - U.S. senator
(*) Frank Cady - actor; "Green Acres"
Sid Caesar - actor
Pierre Cardin - fashion designer
(*) Kitty Carlisle - game show panelist
Scott Carpenter - U.S. astronaut (Project Mercury)
Jimmy Carter - U.S. president
Fidel Castro - Cuban dictator
Carol Channing - actress
Cyd Charisse - actress/dancer
Jack T. Chick - Christian cartoonist/publisher
Arthur C. Clarke - author
Robert Clary - actor, "Hogan's Heroes"
Mike Connors - actor, "Mannix"
Denton Cooley - heart surgeon
Jackie Cooper - actor
Walter Cronkite - TV news anchor
Tony Curtis - actor
Hal David - songwriter, "What the World Needs Now is Love"
Ann B. Davis - actress, "The Brady Bunch"
Doris Day - actress
(*) Michael DeBakey - heart surgeon
Dorothy DeBorba - actress, "The Little Rascals"
Yvonne DeCarlo - actress
Calvert DeForest - TV performer, "The Late Show with David Letterman"
(*) Olivia De Havilland - actress
Dino De Laurentiis - film producer
Jeremiah Denton - U.S. POW in Vietnam / U.S. senator
Little Jimmy Dickens - country singer
Phyllis Diller - actress
Anatoly Dobrynin - Soviet diplomat
Bobby Doerr - baseball player
Bob Dole - U.S. senator
Kirk Douglas - actor
Hugh Downs - TV host
Blake Edwards - film director, "The Pink Panther"
Queen Elizabeth II - British head of state
Nanette Fabray - actress
Al Feldstein - editor, "MAD"
Bob Feller - baseball player
Fyvush Finkel - actor, "Boston Public"
Joan Fontaine - actress
Betty Ford - U.S. first lady
(*) Gerald Ford - U.S. president
John Forsythe - actor
Jonathan Frid - actor, "Dark Shadows"
(*) Milton Friedman - economist
Zsa Zsa Gabor - actress
Joe Garagiola - major leaguer & TV host
Betty Garrett - actress, "Laverne & Shirley"
Estelle Getty - actress, "The Golden Girls"
Alice Ghostley - actress, "Bewitched"
Valery Giscard d'Estaing - French president
John Glenn - U.S. astronaut & senator
(*) Dody Goodman - actress
Michael Gough - actor, "Batman"
Billy Graham - evangelist
Andy Griffth - actor
Peter Graves - actor, "Mission: Impossible"
Shecky Greene - comedian
Merv Griffin - talk show host
Alexander Haig - U.S. general & cabinet member
Monty Hall - game show host
Larry Harmon - "Bozo"
Donald Harron - actor, "Hee Haw"
Ray Harryhausen - film producer, "Jason and the Argonauts"
Paul Harvey - radio news announcer/commentator
Hugh Hefner - publisher, "Playboy"
Neal Hefti - trumpeter/composer, "Batman Theme"
Jesse Helms - U.S. senator
Leona Helmsley - real estate mogul
Charlton Heston - actor
Edmund Hillary - mountaineer
Hal Holbrook - actor, "Lincoln"
Ernest Hollings - U.S. senator
Lena Horne - singer
E. Howard Hunt - Watergate conspirator
Lee Iacocca - automobile manufacturer
Monte Irvin - Hall of Fame baseball player
Al Jaffee - cartoonist, "MAD"
(*) Lady Bird Johnson - U.S. first lady
Russell Johnson - actor, "Gilligan's Island"
(*) Van Johnson - actor
William Wayne Justice - U.S. district judge
Bil Keane - cartoonist, "The Family Circus"
George Kell - Hall of Fame baseball player
George Kennedy - actor, "The Naked Gun"
Deborah Kerr - actress
Ralph Kiner - Hall of Fame baseball player
B.B. King - blues musician
Henry Kissinger - U.S. Secretary of State
Jack Klugman - actor
Ed Koch - mayor of New YorkC.
Everett Koop - surgeon general
(*) Frankie Laine - singer(*)
Jack LaLanne - fitness guru
(!) Charles Lane - actor
Lyndon LaRouche - U.S. presidential candidate
Angela Lansbury - actress, "Murder, She Wrote"
Cloris Leachman - actress, "Phyllis"
Norman Lear - TV producer
Christopher Lee - horror film actor
Stan Lee - comic book writer, "Spiderman"
Len Lesser - actor, "Seinfeld"
(*) Claude Levi-Strauss - anthropologist
Jerry Lewis - actor, "The Nutty Professor"
(*) Art Linkletter - TV host and pitchman
June Lockhart - actress, "Lost In Space"
Hank Locklin - country singer
Herbert Lom - actor, "The Pink Panther"
Edward Lorenz - scientist, discovered the "butterfly effect"
Lee MacPhail - baseball executive
(*) Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - spiritual guru
Norman Mailer - writer(
*)Karl Malden - actor
Nelson Mandela - South African politician
Benoit Mandelbrot - mathematician, fractals
Marcel Marceau - mime
Rose Marie - actress/game show panelist
Dick Martin - TV host, "Laugh-In"
George Martin - music producer, The Beatles
George McGovern - U.S. senator
Jim McKay - sportscaster
Ed McMahon - TV announcer
(*) Robert McNamara - U.S. secretary of defense
Allan Melvin - actor, "The Brady Bunch"
Howard Metzenbaum - U.S. senator
Robert Michel - U.S. congressman
Marvin Miller - baseball players negotiator
(*) Mitch Miller - bandleader
Al Molinaro - actor, "Happy Days"
Ricardo Montalban - actor
(*) Harry Morgan - actor
Stan Musial - basball player
Yasuhiro Nakasone - Japanese prime minister
Leslie Nielsen - actor, "The Naked Gun"
Edwin Newman - newscaster
Paul Newman - actor
James Noble - actor, "Benson"
Hugh O'Brian - actor, "Wyatt Eartp"
Maureen O'Hara - actress
Bettie Page - pinup model
Jack Palance - actor
Don Pardo - TV announcer, "Saturday Night Live"
Fess Parker - actor, "Davy Crockett"
Joe Paterno - college football coach
(*) Les Paul - guitarist
Shimon Peres - Israeli prime minister
Bum Phillips - NFL football coach
(*) Augusto Pinochet (Ugarte) - Chilean president
Tom Poston - actor, "Newhart"
Ray Price - country singer
Charlotte Rae - actress, "The Facts of Life"
Joyce Randolph - actress, "The Honeymooners"
Nancy Reagan - U.S. first lady
Carl Reiner - actor/director
Don Rickles - comedian
Phil Rizzuto - baseball player
Oral Roberts - preacher
Robin Roberts - Hall of Fame baseball player
Cliff Robertson - actor, "Charly"
(*) David Rockefeller - chairman, Chase Manhattan bank
Andy Rooney - TV news commentator
Mickey Rooney - actor
Al Rosen - baseball executive
Jane Russell - actress & bra spokeswoman
Soupy Sales - comedian & TV host
J. D. Salinger - author
Wally Schirra - astronaut
Phyllis Schlafly - activist, Eagle Forum
Arthur Schlesinger Jr. - historian
Helmut Schmidt - W. German chancellor
Red Schoendienst - baseball manager
Robert Schuler - preacher
Sherwood Schwartz - TV producer
Earl Scruggs - banjo player, "The Ballad of Jed Clampett"
Pete Seeger - folk musician
Ravi Shankar - sitar player
(*) George Beverly Shea - gospel singer
Sidney Sheldon - screenwriter
(*) Sargent Shriver - U.S. political candidate
George Shultz - U.S. cabinet secretary
Duke Snider - Hall of Fame baseball player
Alexander Solzhenitsyn - Soviet dissident and author
Jean Stapleton - actress, Edith Bunker
John Paul Stevens - U.S. supreme court justice
Larry Storch - actor, "F-Troop"
Gale Storm - actress
Mollie Sugden - actress, "Are You Being Served?"
Suharto - ruler of Indonesia
Margaret Thatcher - British prime minister
Hank Thompson - country singer
Frank Thornton - actor, "Are You Being Served?"
Grant Tinker - TV executive (NBC)
Abigail Van Buren - advice columnist
Dick Van Dyke - actor
Gloria Vanderbilt - fashion designer
Gore Vidal - novelist, "Lincoln"
Abe Vigoda - actor, "Barney Miller"
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - novelist
Kurt Waldheim - U.N. secretary-general
Mort Walker - cartoonist, "Beetle Bailey"
Mike Wallace - TV journalist
(*) Eli Wallach - actor
Joseph Wapner - television judge
Kitty Wells - country singer
Betty White - actress
Slim Whitman - country singer
James Whitmore - actor
(*) Richard Widmark - actor
Esther Williams - swimmer
Roger Williams - composer, "Born Free"
Jonathan Winters - comedian
(*) John Wooden - NCAA basketball coach
Jim Wright - U.S. speaker of the House
(*) Jane Wyatt - actress
(*) Jane Wyman - actress
Chuck Yeager - test pilot
Alan Young - actor, "Mister Ed"
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. - actor

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10 Comments:

Blogger Stan Matuska said...

What's the big deal? My Dad's 82 and I didn't even see his name on the list... Fine. I get it.

People are living longer and longer whether they like it or not =)

title="comment permalink">October 02, 2006 11:16 PM  
Blogger Human said...

Hell of a list. I thiught I'd be eighty before I finished reading it:)

title="comment permalink">October 02, 2006 11:28 PM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

My Grandmother turned 90 in March. The single person on your list over 100 may not seem like a familiar name right off to bat, but when I saw Charles Lane's name, it brought a grin to my face. In fact every single time I see him pop up I smile. Back int he '60s he looked like he was already nearing 100. Any Baby Boomer who ever watched Petticoat Junction will remember Mr. Lane as Homer Bedloe, the old coot who was forever trying to shut down the Cannonball Express train. In fact Lane was a favorite of Producer/Creator Paul Henning who used Lane's talents on all three of his big '60s sit-coms. In addition to P.J., Lane appeared on Henning's Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres.

He always played cantankerous, even way back in 1946's "It's a Wonderful Life", Lane played the rent collector. Frank Capra, like Henning was enamoured of Lane's talent, using him in "Arsenic and Old Lace", "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town", "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", "You Can't Take it With You" and the aforementioned "It's a Wonderful Life".

I didn't realize Lane was still alive. So I looked Lane up on IMDb and found out he turned 101 on Jan. 26, of this year. Very cool!

title="comment permalink">October 02, 2006 11:50 PM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

OK...way too much to focus on. Though I did find it interesting to see that Ray Bradbury was there. I really thought that Arthur C Clarke was the last of the great SciFi writers. Interesting.

Farenheit 451...awesome book.

title="comment permalink">October 03, 2006 12:10 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

LOL at what human said. :)

title="comment permalink">October 03, 2006 4:01 PM  
Blogger Human said...

hehe

title="comment permalink">October 03, 2006 8:32 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

I'm glad everybody got something out of this.

You're right, Human! But you WERE warned!! =)

title="comment permalink">October 03, 2006 8:37 PM  
Blogger trying2hide said...

Nice list, but I thought Doris Day was dead.

title="comment permalink">October 03, 2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Nope. Just her career. ;)

title="comment permalink">October 03, 2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I thought Ingmar Bergman was dead...and a few others...but who's counting!

title="comment permalink">October 04, 2006 2:41 AM  

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