Do you ever find yourself thinking about a TV program that you enjoyed years ago or a favorite movie star? Maybe you haven't read lately about a particular politician who was a world leader or a musician who used to appear on every stage. Many of the famous people from the 1940s through the 1960s have passed on, but some surprising celebrities are still alive and active.
Norman Lear is 99 years old and he isn't planning to retire, despite his long career in television and movies, social activism and doing good for others. Most people remember the ground-breaking series "All in the Family," but Lear has recently re-imagined a Cuban-American version of the old show "One Day at a Time." He's also been planning television comedies that feature senior citizens.
Henry Kissinger, the former United States Secretary of State and National Security Adviser, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973. He's still with us, aged 99. He recently spoke at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting, giving his highly-informed views on the current conflict in Ukraine.
Everyone knows that Bob Barker, now 98, hosted "The Price is Right" TV game show. He did it for 35 years, making it the longest-running game show ever, as well as the highest-rated. Despite some health concerns with skin cancer, Barker still actively promotes the care of animals, a vegetarian diet and physical exercise.
June Lockhart, born in 1925, was acclaimed on Broadway, won multiple theater awards and went on to a successful career in television, best remembered for the 1954 series "Lassie," and 1965's "Lost in Space." Only a year ago, she was voicing a role in a Netflix series of "Lost in Space."
Age brings limitations, but some of the real "stars" never stop shining.
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