SAM ELLIOT | 75
Sam Elliot is not just known for his exceptional talent but for his trademark appearance, too. He is best known for the movies A Star is Born, Tombstone, and Road House. With his excellent acting skill, he was once nominated for the Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. Of course, he also won some of them. Born on August 9, 1944, in Sacramento, California, Sam was the son of a teacher and a predator control specialist. His parents hailed from Paso, Texas, but when he turned 13 years old, his whole family moved to Portland, Oregon.
Sam won the National Board of Review Award and the Critics’ Choice Television Award. He also uses his voice as an investment in the industry, working for voice-overs for commercials, too. At 75 years old, Sam has no plans to retire yet. He probably still has the strength and ability to play every role that will come his way.
LONI ANDERSON | 74
People will always remember Loni Anderson as Jennifer Marlow from the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. You may think that her role as a receptionist is nothing but a simple character, but it earned her three Golden Globe awards and two Emmy Awards nominations—she’s that great! Ever since she was young, Anderson has always been one of the popular kids. In fact, she was voted “Valentine Queen” during the Valentine’s Day Winter Formal in 1963. Her mother was a model, so it did not come as a surprise that she got a lot of attention growing up, too.
Sadly, despite the accolades and fame, her shine started to fade. Her last TV appearance was in 2917’s My Sister is So Gay, while some of her few acting credits were So Notorious and Baby Daddy. Anyhow, although fans rarely see Loni on both the big and small screens, she still attends red carpet events.
JACK NICHOLSON | 83
Jack Nicholson is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. His career spanning over 60 years is a legendary one. He starred in different movies, leading an array of film genres that he could perfectly do so. With his great talent, he is said to be the most nominated male actor in the history of Academy award, having 12 nominations. He also won the prestigious award-giving body several times, totaling six wins. Jack was last seen in the 2010 movie How Do You Know. Although he has yet to officially announce his retirement, he is believed to have so.
He probably has a good fortune, letting him use his credit cards whenever he wanted. In case you didn’t know, Jack’s mother was a showgirl. Because of this, he grew up exposed to show business. When he came to Hollywood in 1954, he quickly got the hang of it. He started out as an office clerk in an animation company but knew from the start that acting was where he was headed. Thankfully, he trusted his instincts and look at where it got him!
SOPHIA LOREN | 85
Another living legend in her own right is Sophia Loren. Her acting and modeling career has inspired a lot of people from the early days until today. At 85, it cannot be denied that she still has it. Born Sofia Villani Sciocolone on September 20, 1934, the acting legend was a daughter to a piano teacher and a nobleman who was absent for most of her life. Because her mother was an aspiring actress, she, too, had a great interest in becoming a movie star early on.
Sophia started in the business by joining a pageant. At 16, she then began acting. She is one of the remaining stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She has received a lot of accolades and credits, thanks to her exceptional talents. She was named the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema by the American Film Institute in 1999, and the only living actress and the highest-ranked living person on the list.
ALAN ALDA | 84
Alan Alda is not just a great actor as he is also a director, screenwriter, and comedian. How talented of an actor is he? He just won six Emmy awards and Golden Globe awards. He perfectly portrayed his role as Jack Burroughs in the 1981 movie The Four Seasons and made an appearance in The West Wing, which helped him shot to prominence. In addition, he was also part of Crimes and Misdemeanor and wrote a few books. Yes, he’s an author, too.
Where does he get his versatility? We’re guessing it might be because Alda spent years of his young life traveling around America with his parents. His father was a performer, and his mother was a pageant queen. Soon, he, too, followed in his parents’ footsteps of being in the entertainment industry. Alan’s $40-million fortune only proves that he has a good money management skill. He’s not visible in the entertainment industry now, so he’s probably enjoying his much-deserved retirement.
BRIGITTE BARDOT | 85
Brigitte Bardot used to dream of being a ballerina star, but she ended up doing acting roles. With the fame she had attained, she never felt any regret for her decision. The 85-year-old actress has more than 40 movie credits to her name. She also tried to build a name in the music and modeling world—all at the same time.
With all the works she did when she was young, it was no surprised that she managed to accumulate a $65 million net worth that made her one of the wealthiest female role models of her time. The well-loved superstar retired in 1973 and instead turned her attention to more spirit-fulfilling things. She became active in her advocacy for animal rights and welfare, using her immense degree of influence to further causes and give out donations. If you ask us, she’s one true epitome of what it means to be beautiful both inside and out.
MAX BAER JR. | 82
Max Baer Jr. started his career on TV when he starred in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. From here, he was known professional for being part of Surfside 6 and The Beverly Hillbillies. When the show got canceled, he then ventured into movie production. He wrote and directed films, like Macon Country Line and Ode to Billy Joe. From the movie industry, Max transitioned to the gambling industry. Sadly, just like any business, he took the risk and experienced challenges with his investments. Anyhow, he is now retired and probably enjoying what’s left of his fortune. He probably has little savings for himself.
Like most stars, Max was exposed to the wonders of the limelight and heeded his calling at a very young age. His father was the professional boxing champion Max Baer, and his uncle was the actor and boxer Buddy Bear. He did not, however, pursue his father’s field and even took a degree in Philosophy when he went to college.
JANE FONDA | 82
Jane Fonda debuted in the Broadway play, There was a Little Girl, and captivated everyone with her good looks. Decades have passed; the 82-year-old star still looked incredibly beautiful, just like how she took everyone’s breath in her first public appearance. Not only that but she also quickly won an accolade, a Tony Award, for her first theater role. In a short while, she then became more famous when she did the movies Period of Adjustment, Cat Ballou, and Barefoot in the Park.
Aside from Tony Award, Jane also won seven Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and two Oscar Awards, to name a few. With her $200-million net worth, she probably has the proper insurance she needs when she retires. Everyone knows that Jane is a legacy. She is born to Frances Ford Seymour, a socialite, and Henry Fonda, a famous actor. Of course, it did not surprise anyone when she decided to pursue acting, too.
ROBERT REDFORD | 83
Robert Redford has been successful in everything he does—may it be acting, directing, producing, or making investments as a businessman. At the age of 83, Robert is already retired from the business. He probably also wanted to leave the entertainment industry while he is still known and famous.
His last movie was The Old Man and the Gun in 2018. But before he left, Robert left a legacy every actor wanted to follow. He had won several awards from prestigious award-giving bodies for his excellent performances. He also has a lot of contributions in the business, like founding the Sundance Film Festival. Other than his great cinematic legacies, Robert is also known for the kindness of his heart. He has championed a lot of advocacies, such as environmentalism, Native American rights, LGBT rights, and the arts. One of his core beliefs was that “art and nature combined make the world a better place.”
ANN-MARGRET OLSSON | 79
Ann-Margret Olsson became popularly known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Train Robbers, and The Cincinnati Kid, to name a few. She also made a name as a TV actress, appearing in Law and Order and Who Will Love, My Children? Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Olsson and her family moved to America in 1946. She then became a neutralized American citizen in 1949.
At the time, it seemed like fate was smiling down upon her because that monumental event in her life started paving the path to her eventual stardom. With her exceptional talent, it is no surprise that Ann earned five Golden Globe Awards. In addition to being an actress, the 79-year-old star is also a singer and a dancer. She also made an investment by releasing several hit songs and fast-selling albums. In her time in the business, she managed to accumulate a $20-million net worth, which is probably enough to prepare her for retirement life.
BOB BARKER | 96
Fans, both young and old, probably know Bob Barker as the host of the classic TV game show The Price is Right on CBS. The journey towards his prominence was not an easy one, though. Barker was not born affluent and was enlisted in the army to go off to the Second World War. It was in 1950 when he started working in the broadcasting industry and eventually found a love for hosting. Although he has been retired from the show for more than a decade, he is still best known for his time in the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history. In fact, he is an icon because of it.
In the later episodes, Bob started to end the show by reminding their audience to control the pet population by having their pets spayed or neutered. This showed his love of animals, which was followed by the series’ succeeding hosts, like Drew Carrey, Jack Barry, and Bert Convy. Credits to their effort, they help to change their viewers’ minds in caring for their pets.
PHILIP MICHAEL THOMAS | 70??
You’ll best remember Philip Michael Thomas as Detective Ricardo Tubbs on the 1980 hit TV series Miami Vice. He then hit further stardom when he appeared in the 1975 movie Coonskin and the 1976 film Sparkle opposite Irene Cara. Aside from his face, you will also find the actor’s voice familiar after voicing the character of Lance Vance in the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
After these projects, he decided to retire from acting. With his more than 30 years in the business with a $2.5 million net worth, Philip surely has investments, like his psychic business. Where did his love for the craft start, though? It has been revealed that the now 70-year-old’s interest in acting began when he participated in his church’s stage productions and became an active member of their theater group. Admirably, Philip is still very much in love with the craft until now.
HARRY BELAFONTE | 93
Harry Belafonte is one of the most successful pop stars in history. Born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr., the singer had a housekeeper mother and a chef father. His parents were both Jamaican, and they carried their culture with them as they raised him. Obviously proud of his heritage, Harold makes it a point to inflect tinges of Jamaica in his musical work. He was named the King of Calypso during his time for making the Caribbean musical style famous all over the world in the 1950s. In fact, his breakthrough album, Calypso, which was released in 1956, was the first million-selling LP by a single artist at the time.
He is best known for “The Banana Boat Song,” credits to his signature lyric “Day-O.” Aside from that, he also sang and recorded many genres, and it was all equally successful. Harry also appeared in movies, like the hit musical Carmen Jones, Island in the Sun, and Odds Against Tomorrow. He then retired from performing in 2017.
JOHN ASTIN | 90
John Astin is an industry genius. Aside from being an actor, appearing in several films and television series, he is also a television director and voice artist. He is best known as Gomez Addams from the TV series The Addams Family (1964-1966). With his effective portrayal, he then reprised his role in the movie version Halloween with the New Addams Family in 1977 and even voiced the same character in the animated series The Addams Family in 1992-1993.
Aside from trademark character, he also has credits in movies West Side Story, That Touch of Mink, Move Over Darling, Freaky Friday, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, Teen Wolf Too, and The Frighteners. His first directorial film, Prelude, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. With all his accolades, how does he manage to make the best out of his different characters? “There’s something about the human being that can manifest greatness,” the actor once stated in an interview. His relentless belief in the goodness of humanity is what makes his portrayals effective and relatable.
BETTY LYNN | 93
You will probably remember Betty Lynn as Deputy Barney Fife’s girlfriend, Thelma Lou, on The Andy Griffith Show. She also appeared in several movies from the 1940s to 1950s, like Sitting Pretty, June Bride, Meet Me in Las Vegas, and the original Cheaper by the Dozen.
Lynn was born on August 29, 1926, in Kansas City, Missouri. Her mother, Elizabeth Ann Lynn, was a skilled musician who introduced her to music early on in her life. Elizabeth founded the Kansas City Conservatory of Music when Betty was only five. Clearly, the interest to perform really came from her mom. In 2006, Betty eventually retired and moved to Mount Airy, North Carolina, Andy Griffith’s hometown and where Mayberry was said to be based despite Griffith’s claims. Although she then started paying her own mortgage here, she commended the saying that the longer she lived there, the more she saw things where Griffith took inspiration from.
CORA SUE COLLINS | 93
Cora Sue Collins is a child actress during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Cora was born in Beckley, West Virginia, but later moved to Los Angeles with her mom and older sister. Her first movie was made in 1932, titled The Unexpected Father. At the time, she was only five years old. In 1934, she started earning $250 per week. From the 1930s to 1940s, she appeared in several movies, like Queen Christina, Anna Karenina, and All This, and Heaven Too. In 1945, she made her last movie, Week-End at the Waldorf, and eventually retired from the show business when she was 18. Despite her brief time in the industry, she has 47 credits to her name.
Her filmography isn’t the only abundant thing in her life because it seems like she’s had a lot of experience in love. Cora got married to Ivan Stauffer, a rancher from Nevada, in 1944. That marriage eventually ended, and she got married to James Morgan Cox in 1961. We guess that third time’s the charm, though. The celebrity once again tied the knot, this time with Harry Nace, who unfortunately passed away in 2002.
GAVIN MACLEOD | 89
Born Allan George See in Mount Kisco, New York, Gavin MacLeod was a star in the making. He and his younger sibling grew up in Pleasantville, New York, and attended Ithaca College to earn a degree in Fine Arts. In 1952, he graduated and was able to bring all that he learned about acting with him.
The stud started his career in 1957. He appeared in the movie The Sword of Ali Baba, opposite Peter Mann. He also had the chance to work with the other greats, like Anthony Franciosa in the film A Man Called Gannon, Christopher George in The Thousand Plane Raid, and Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, and Carroll O’Connor in Kelly’s Heroes. Aside from being an actor, Gavin is also an activist and author. In addition to acting, he also often appeared on different talk show programs. His career spans six decades that give him $10 million net worth that he probably spends by following a good money management system.
LEE MERIWETHER | 84
Lee Meriwether is not just your ordinary film actress. She is also a former model and a titleholder for winning as the Miss America 1955. She is best known for her role as Betty Jones, Buddy Ebsen’s secretary and daughter-in-law, in the crime drama Barnaby Jones, which earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations in 1975 and 1976. She also got an Emmy Award nomination for it in 1977.
Aside from that, Lee also made a name as Lily Munster, Herman Munster’s long-haired wife, on the TV sitcom, The Munsters Today. And did you know that she also played Catwoman, replacing Julie Newmar, in the 1966 Batman movie? With her many projects when she was young, her financial advisor surely helped her to save for her retirement. Apparently, she also has more than enough to be an active participant in charities. The actress is involved with AbilityFirst, Women in Show Business, the American Cancer Society, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
MAGGIE SMITH | 85
Maggie Smith is one of the most famous English actresses today. She reached her international stardom when she played as the much-loved Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter movie series. She has been in the business since the mid-1950s and already has more than 60 movie credits to her name. Smith was born on December 28, 1934, in Ilford, Essex. When she turned four, she, her parents, and her older twin brothers moved to Oxford, where they spent the rest of their growing years. She ultimately went to Oxford High School and then Oxford Playhouse to get her education.
In 1990, Queen Elizabeth II named her Dame for her many contributions to the performing arts. She was also honored with a Companion of Honour in 2014 for her services to drama. Last year, Maggie returned to the London stage after 12 years to do Christopher Hampton’s new play, A German Life.
PAT PRIEST | 83
Patricia Ann Priest is famously known for playing the second Marilyn Munster on the television series The Munsters, replacing Beverly Owen. However, as early as the 1980s, the 83-year-old star retired from the business but continuously attends conventions, Munster revivals, and reunions across the country.
Born on August 15, 1936, in Bountiful, Utah, Priest had an interesting childhood. Her mother was the United States Treasurer for a time, so it was her signature that could be found on the money that circulated during that time. Priest and her mother lived in Washington D.C. back then because of her job. In the early days, Pat used to restore and sell homes in Idaho as part of her investments, but she is now also retired. She has been married twice and now has two sons. Sadly, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2001 and, fortunately, now in remission after a series of treatments.
RICHARD BEYMER | 82
Fans will probably remember Richard Beymer in the classic movies West Side Story, The Diary of Anne Frank, and television series Twin Peaks (both in the original version and the revival). After doing Sadie’s Waltz in 2008, he then focused on directing documentaries, like The Passing of a Saint, It’s a Beautiful World, Richard Beymer’s Before… the Big Bang, I Had Bad Milk in Dehradun, and Behind the Red Curtain.
He’s not just an actor and director but an award-winning one after his movie, The Innerview, which he directed, produced, and wrote, and edited, received the prestigious Josef von Sternberg Award at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival in 1974. Aside from film credits, Richard also self-published his first book, Impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer? in 2007. At this rate, the incredibly talented actor has not only gained millions in net worth, but a gazillion more fans as well.
RUSS TAMBLYN | 85
Russ Tamblyn used to be a gymnast when he was young. In fact, he was even trained for it. When he decided to pursue acting, Tamblyn did not have a hard time getting into Hollywood because his parents, Sally Aileen Triplett and Edward Francis Tamblyn, were already known actors. He was said to be an energetic child who never shied away from the stage.
Eventually, he began his career in the business as a child actor for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and appeared in the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He then earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for playing the role of Norman Page in Peyton Place in 1957. From here, he started to have leading roles, like in the movie High School Confidential and Tom Thumb. In 1956, he married Venetia Stevenson, but they ended hiring their divorce lawyers the following year. After another failed marriage with Elizabeth Kempton, he finally found love with Bonnie Murray Tamblyn.
JOAN COLLINS | 86
Joan Collins is a big name during the 1980s. After her stage debut at the age of nine, entering British films in 1951, she went to Hollywood as the 20th Century Fox’s artist in 1955. However, it was in 1981 when she played the role of Alexis Carrington in the prime time soap opera of the 1980s, Dynasty. Aside from international stardom, this show earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1982.
Aside from acting, Joan is known for his charitable works, and it didn’t go unnoticed. In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II named her a Dame for her services to charity. From here, she became a regular guest diarist for The Spectator in the 1990s, and in 2008, she had weekly opinions column in The Sunday Telegraph, and now occasionally writes for three British and one United States publications. So far, she hasn’t faced a lawyer for her written pieces. Now in her 80s, the celebrity icon continues to wow the public with her youthful energy and an even age-defying glamor.
TINA TURNER | 80
Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, but before she earned this name, she was once part of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, which helped her to gain fame. After her time with the group, the 80-year-old star then went to have her own solo career, and it was a very successful one. Thanks to the producers who made her songs as their investments, she managed to sell over 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.
Her energetic presence on the stage is often imitated by the mane, while a lot of performers envy her powerful vocals and career longevity. Right now, Turner’s number of faithful fans continue to grow because they all believe in her talent and innate goodness. Because of all the hard work she did through the decades, the trailblazer artist amassed great fame and a whole lot of fortune.
JUNE LOCKHART | 94
June Lockhart is one of the great actresses of the 1950s to 1960s television. She also had stage plays and movies at the time. She is best known in two television series, Lassie and Lost in Space, playing mother roles. She was also part of Petticoat Junction, to which he portrayed the role of Dr. Janet Craig. With her time in the business and great talent, she earned two Emmy Awards nominations and even won a Tony Award.
She first appeared in the movie A Christmas Carol, opposite her parents, Gene and Kathleen Lockhart. She also had small-degree roles in Meet Me in St. Louis, Sergeant York, All This, and Heaven Too, and The Yearling. Through the many projects that she has done, people all over the world from all walks of life were able to see what she was capable of doing. Even now, she is still highly respected in the industry.
MICHAEL CAINE | 87
Who doesn’t know Sir Michael Caine? He is one of the best English actors, film producers, and authors. He has more than 130 film credits to his name in a career spanning over 60 years. Hence, it is no surprise that he is considered a British film icon—a British cultural icon.
He got his cockney accent for being born in south-east London, and it became one of his best trademarks. He also brought to life some of British cinema’s most iconic characters and his own laid-back cockney gangster into pop culture. Thanks to his accent, he became known not just in Britain but all over the world. Because of this reputation, he was able to do many movies around the world. Being a very good actor, he became sought-after by producers and filmmakers. He brought joy and pride to Britain because of all his contributions to the film industry.
WILLIE NELSON | 86
Willie Nelson maybe 86 years old, but he remains to be one of the most recognized American icons. The critical and commercial success of his albums, Shotgun Willie that was released in 1973, Red Headed Stranger, which was in cinemas in 1975, and Stardust, which started showing in 1978, made him one of the most known artists in country music. Aside from singing, he also ventured into acting, having 30 film credits under his belt, and even co-authored several books.
With his numerous contributions to the industry, his name was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993. He even received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 and was inducted to the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2011 for his labor in Farm Aid and help to fund farmers. It is always inspiring to see an influential person use his voice for the betterment of the world.
DICK CAVETT | 83
Dick Cavett is known for many things. He is a television personality, comedian, and a former talk show host. He is famously known for his conversational style and in-depth discussions. People used to him on the small screens for five consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Later, Dick made a name in the publication world. He wrote a column for the New York Times online, promoted DVDs of his past shows, and a book of his Times write-ups. He also hosted replays of his TV interviews with great artists, like Salvador Dali, Marlon Brando, and others on Turner Classic Movies. This accumulated $100 million of net worth, thanks to all the investments he made in the industry. His hard work certainly paid off in his retirement. Though Dick is not as prolific in the industry anymore, his name is still respected, and newbies still look up to the TV personality for the work that he has done.
TED TURNER | 81
The Cable News Network (CNN) will never be the huge network it is today without Ted Turner. He is the founder of the famous news-based television channel, which is the first 24-hour cable news channel around the world. He is a media genius who also founded the WTBS, which started the superstation concept in cable television, which was later known as TBS.
With the investments he made on cable TV, he created a media empire. Despite being one of the wealthiest men in the world with a $2.1 billion net worth, he is also a known philanthropist. Ted donated $1 billion to the United Nations, which resulted in the building of the United Nations Foundation. His generosity is an act that many people admire. By sharing his blessings with those who need them the most, he continues to make the world a better place. Ted did not forget that ever since the beginning that his mission was really public service.
MEREDITH BAXTER | 72
Meredith Baxter rose to prominence when she joined the television series Family and did the 1976 movie All the President’s Men. Later, she once again graced the television screens from 1982 to 1989 with Family Ties. Sadly, despite all the fame she got, she was diagnosed with a severe illness. Fortunately, early detection helped to cure the disease, resulting in a full recovery.
After what happened to her, with $7 million of net worth, Meredith surely has a good insurance policy that covers her health. At 72, Meredith has yet to retire and still has projects coming, according to her IMDb page. Though she faced trials in her life, Meredith returned even stronger than before. Her struggles became learning experiences for her, and even if she is already in her advanced years, the lovely actress isn’t slowing down because she knows that she can handle anything. Certainly, we can all learn from her positive and can-do attitude!
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER | 90
Canadian actor Christopher Plummer started his career in the entertainment business at an early age. Despite his advancing age—he is now 90—and a successful career which spanned for seven decades, he has no plans to retire yet. He still made new movies last year. With his several contributions to the industry, no one can match what he does. Plummer is well known for his performances in theater, TV, and the film industry. He made his debut on Broadway in 1954 and continued acting in starring roles on stage, playing Cyrano de Bergerac in the 1974 film Cyrano, Iago in Othello, and playing titular roles in King Lear, Barrymore, and Macbeth.
His first venture in the spotlight was when he did Stage Struck in 1956. He then appeared in classic movies, like The Sound of Music, Waterloo, The Insider, and All the Money in the World. However, he only won his first Academy Award when he was already 82. With his time in the business, he managed to save $20 million of net worth, probably, with the help of his financial advisor.
JULIE CHRISTIE | 80
Julie Christie is the icon of the Swinging London era in the 1960s. She is a living legend of the industry, being in the business for more than six decades. At 80, she has announced her retirement several times only to return to acting again, Pan and Slam noted. This just proves that once an actress, she will forever be an actress.
Julie got the attention of everyone through her wonderful performance in the 1963 movie Billy Liar. Later, she joined the film Darling, and her role earned her several accolades from Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and the New York Film Critics Circle Award. In the span of her career, she has been in six films that have been nominated in the British Film Institute’s BFI Top 100 British Films of the 20th century. With a career like her, it is no surprise that she must have a lot of credit linked to her name.
ROBERT ENGLUND | 72
Avid fans of horror movies surely know Robert Englund. He is one of the lead actors of the classic Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last Showing, and Fear Clinic. Nightmare on Elm Street is now co nsidered a cult classic and a favorite due to Robert’s compelling portrayal of the killer, villain Freddy Krueger. Englund received a nomination for the Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in 1987, a Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master in 1988, and won a Fantafestival Award in 1995 for The Mangler.
With his excellent acting and effectiveness, fans didn’t like how Jackie Haley acted in the 2010 reboot of the movie, replacing the character he brought to fame. At 72, Robert has no concrete retirement plan yet, but he is once again interested in making investments as Freddy Krueger in future Nightmare on Elm Street movies, Mental Floss noted.
KYM KARATH | 61
Kym Karath started in the business at the tender age of three. At the time, she worked with Veronica Cartwright and Henry Fonda in the 1963 drama Spencer’s Mountain. However, she is prominently known for her role as one of the Von Trapp family members in the classic film The Sound of Music. Born in Los Angeles, California, on August 4, 1958, Karath started her career in the industry as early as three years old. She had an appearance in the 1963 film with Veronica Cartwright and Henry Fonda in Spencer’s Mountain.
Aside from his movie appearances, Kym also graced the small screen with several TV projects. As reported, she has $1 to $5 million net worth today, as noted by Net Worth’s Pedia, she may have other investments that make her save this big. At 61, Kym has yet to announce if she has any plans to retire from the business.
RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN | 86
American singer and actor Richard Chamberlain started his career as a stage actor in the 1950s. He then started to do feature movies, and his first project was the Dr. Kildare show from 1961 to 1966, which helped him be a teen idol of his time. He then appeared in exciting films, like The Thorn Birds and The Bourne Identity. He appeared in The Drew Carey Show at the latter part of his career before moving to do television shows. He also had performances in musical theatres and classical stage roles.
Chamberlain co-founded Company of Angels, which is a Los Angeles based theatre group, and began having appearances in TV series during the 1950s. At 86, Richard has yet to announce his retirement officially. He still looks at life and continuously works. With $20 million net worth, which Celebrity Net Worth noted, he sure has insurance that will help him get through his future.
LORETTA SWIT | 82
Loretta Swit started in the business at the age of 30. However, she only reached the height of her career years later, when she joined the hit television series M*A*S*H*, playing Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan. Her time on the show was the highlight of her career. Her performance also earned her two Emmy Awards. Swit began her career by touring with the national company of Any Wednesday, starring Gardner McKay, in 1967. She then portrayed one of the Pigeon sisters opposite Ernest Borgnine and Don Rickles in a production of The Odd Couple.
Aside from acting, Loretta also tried writing. She published two books in 1986 and 2017, including SwitHeart: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit. She has mostly retired from acting, but she made a brief exception in 2019 to do the film Play the Flute. Her $4 million net worth probably means she will never experience bankruptcy as long as she has good money management skills.
SEAN CONNERY | 89
Sean Connery is famously known for his role as James Bond. He is the pioneer of the detective movie franchise, having played seven of its films from 1962 to 1983. Fortunately, he is not only known for these films. He made the equally successful movies, The Untouchables, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, The Rock, and Dragonheart. Before becoming the renowned actor that he is today, Connery started acting in small theatres and TV productions until he had his big breakthrough as Bond.
The success brought offers from famous directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, and Sidney Lumet. In the past, Sean used to be heavily regarded as “The Greatest Living Scot” and “Sexiest Man Alive.” However, he is not safe from any legal issues despite his fame. In 1999, he needed the advice of his attorney after he encountered tax-related issues due to the sales of his Marbella villa.
EILEEN ATKINS | 85
Eileen Atkins might have started her career in the 1950s, but it was in her 1999 movie, The Unexpected Man, that she won a Best Actress award from the Olivier Award. Atkins also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her performance in Cranford and the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress. Some of the 85-year-old star’s latest movies were Robin Hood and Magic in the Moonlight. Sadly, in 1995, Eileen was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she managed to beat the deadly disease and has fully recovered.
After receiving the right treatment, she made a complete recovery, making her fine today. At her age, Eileen has yet to announce her retirement plans. She has been part of the TV series Doc Martin last year and may have more projects coming in the future before she probably takes advantage of her insurance’s retirement plan.
GEORGE HAMILTON | 80
George Hamilton debuted his movie career in the 1959 film Crime and Punishment U.S.A., which earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award nomination. Not a bad feat for someone who was only starting at the time. He is also famously known as the “Extra Crispy Colonel” from the KFC ads and his debonair style and perpetual tan. Some of Hamilton’s notable films are Home from the Hill in 1960, Light in the Piazza in 1962, Zorro, The Gay Blade in 1981, The Godfather Part III, among others.
At 80 years old, George is one of the few actors from his generation that still acts until today. His IMDb page noted that he is part of the TV series American Housewife from 2017 to 2019 and has an upcoming movie credit titled All-Terrain, which is now in post-production and may be out soon.
JERRY MATHERS | 71
Jerry Mathers is one of the few stars who started young in the business. At the age of two, he already had a modeling career when he modeled for a department store advertisement and a commercial for PET Milk opposite vaudeville comedian Ed Wynn. He also ventured into the movie world, appearing in films like The Seven Little Foys and The Trouble with Harry.
However, he came to prominence when he joined the sitcom Leave it to Beaver, where he played Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver, the younger son of the suburban couple, Ward and June Cleaver. But as he planned to get a degree, he opted for early retirement and continued high school and fulfilled his dream to finish college at the University of California, Berkeley. Now at the age of 72 years old, and with a net worth of $3 million, we are pretty sure he is living a good life.
ROGER EWING | 78
Roger Ewing first graced the television screen on the ABC sitcom Bewitched. He then appeared in more sitcoms, like The Baileys of Balboa, The Bing Crosby Show, None But the Brave, Rawhide, and more. He is best known for his role in more than thirty episodes of Gunsmoke, a popular Western series. He then had the chance to work with the big names in the industry, like Frank Sinatra and Clint Walker, in the World War II movie None but the Brave.
Sadly, after making a few more movies, the shine of Roger’s star started to fade. So, Ewing made investments into photography to create a new hobby that would bring him a good income. Although he didn’t save much from working as an actor, at least, it seems he never filed for bankruptcy or any money loans. As of 2020, Roger is now 78 years old and is a member of the famous TV Actor list.
LIV ULLMANN | 81
Liv Ullmann might be a Norwegian actress, but she became internationally recognized when she appeared in the feature movie, The Emigrants, for which she earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for her performance. Her next film, Scenes from a Marriage and Face to Face, also earned her more recognition and accolades. She also received critical acclaim for directing the 2000 movie Faithless.
Before all the success, Ullmann started her acting career as a stage actress in Norway in the mid-1950s. She then continued to act in theatre for most of her career and became well-known for her portrayal of Nora in the play A Doll’s House. Besides Ullmann’s many talents, she is also multilingual and can speak Norwegian, Swedish, English, and some European languages. At 82 years old, she has already retired from acting and directing and must have called her financial advisor to fix her financial statements for her retired life.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS | 83
Billy Dee Williams is famously known today by the young and the young at heart as Lando Calrissian from the movie franchise Star Wars. But, this is not the only pop-culture movie he appeared in. He also played the role of an attorney, Harvey Dent, in the 1981 film Batman. Williams’ film debut was in the 1959 film The Last Angry Man, but he came to national prominence in the 1971 TV movie Brian’s Song, which earned him an Emmy nomination for Best Actor. In over six decades, Williams has appeared in at least 70 films.
At 83 years old, Billy seems to have no plans to retire yet. He recently appeared in the latest installment of the third Star Wars trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker, reprising Lando’s role after some decades. His IMDb page also noted that he was part of the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II and an upcoming TV series, Star Wars: Detours.
DAVID CROSBY | 78
Compared to other artists on the list, David Van Cortlandt Crosby made a name in the music world. He is best known as a singer-songwriter, and a musician, whose guitar tuning and jazz influence are genuinely remarkable. He co-founded the groups, The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. He is known for his use of alternative guitar tunings and his influence on jazz and has released six albums, five of which have charted. Crosby has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Face twice. One for his work with CSN, and another for his work with the Byrds.
Throughout his work with these bands, they managed to sell 35 million albums. However, David is proof that not everything is perfect. Despite having a successful career, his personal life tells otherwise. Anyhow, all is well now for the 79-year-old star. With $5 million net worth, per Celebrity Net Worth, he can make his investments to prepare for his retirement.
GENE HACKMAN | 90
Gene Hackman has been in the business for over six decades. Although he is now 90 years old, the veteran actor is still in the best of health. Aside from being an actor, Gene is also an author. He has a number of novels that he wrote himself. Throughout his career, Eugene Hackman has earned many accolades and awards, such as two BAFTAs, one Screen Actors Guild Award, two Academy Awards, and four Golden Globes. With all the success he has earned, he now has a total net worth of $80 million and some real estate investments.
Hackman is best known for starring as Jimmy Doyle in The French Connection, which earned him a Best Actor award, and, of course, as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. In 2008, Gene revealed he already retired from acting while promoting his third novel. His last film was the 2004 romantic comedy Welcome to Mooseport.
SAM J. JONES | 65
Fans will best remember Sam J Jones as Flash Gordon in the 1980 movie with the same title and performance in the short-lived TV series The Highwayman from 1987 to 1988. He managed to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kurt Russell to get the role. But if you’re not into films but magazines, he also made a name in the periodic world when he graced the cover of Playgirl in 1975. With its fame, it was eventually reprinted in 1981.
Jones married his wife, Ramona Lynn, on June 26, 1992, and is happily enjoying his life together with his three children and his $500,000 net worth that he has earned throughout his career. Sam Jones is now mostly retired from acting. To keep himself secured, he made investments in a security business, which offers safety for traveling executives. Although he’s not that old yet, he may now be focusing more on his personal life.
HENRY WINKLER | 74
Henry Winkler didn’t only make a name on Happy Days, but he also earned two Golden Globe Awards for the effectiveness of his role as Fonzie. Besides being a great actor, the 74-year-old star is also a director, producer, and author. What more can you ask for? Winkler first rose to fame in the sitcom Happy Days from 1974 to 1984, where he played Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, a greaser who became the breakout character. He got three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and won two Golden Globe Awards.
He has received various credit of his work to his name, along with several accolades and nominations. His stint in the HBO series Barry, as Coach Gene Cousineau, even earned him a Primetime Emmy Award. Nothing is much known about Henry today, but what people like the most about him is that he has remained married to Stacey since 1978.
JON VOIGHT | 81
Aside from winning the most prestigious awards, like Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards, Join Voight’s prize possession is the success of his children, Angelia Jolie, and James Haven. His kids are both famous in their rights in the entertainment world. His output became scant during the ’80s and the early ’90s. However, he was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Oscar “Manny” Manheim, a ruthless bank robber, in Runaway Train in 1985.
Jon started in the business in the 1960s. He first appeared in a few episodes of Gunsmoke. Sadly, it took him a while before he shot to a degree of prominence, not until he did Midnight Cowboy, where he played Joe Buck, a would-be gigolo, and received an Oscar Award nomination. Jon used to be estranged from his kids. But after his former wife’s death, they eventually reconciled, which no amount of investment could surpass.
RITA MORENO | 88
Rita Moreno remains to be a big name in Hollywood. She started in the business in the 1940s, which means her career already spans nearly eight decades. What a feat, right? Some of her notable acting work includes supporting roles in the musical films The King and I, Singin’ in the Rain, and the West Side Story. Also, she had a stint from 1971 to 1977 on a children’s TV series, The Electric Company, and a supporting role on the HBO series Oz from 1997 to 2003, where she played a supporting role as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo.
Rita is just one of the few artists that have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. Although Rita has been in a lot of relationships, she only tied the knot once. However, when her husband died in 2010, she decided to remain single. Surely, she will never experience the headache that comes in dealing with separation and a divorce lawyer.
SALLY STRUTHERS | 72
Sally Struthers shot to prominence as an actress and activist. She appeared in various television shows, like All in the Family, where she played Gloria Stivic and won two Emmy Awards, and as Babette in Gilmore Girls. Struthers was also the voice of Rebecca Cunningham on the Disney animated series TaleSpin, and Charlene Sinclair on the ABC sitcom Dinosaurs.
She started in the business and rose to fame during the late 1960s and early 1970s, where she was cast opposite Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces in a small yet memorable role. Her 40-year career is said to be a colorful one. Her activism in ChildFund is often the subject of satirical stints in Grey’s Anatomy and In Living Color. At 73, Sally has yet to announce her retirement officially and remains active in the business. She may be getting the help of her financial advisor to handle her finances.
TIM MATHESON | 72
One of the most distinct characters in the movie National Lampoon’s Animal House is Tim Matheson. Without his role as Eric “Otter” Stratton in the film, it wouldn’t be as successful today. Throughout his almost four decades in the business, the 72-year-old star has made several iconic characters, like in Hart of Dixie, 6 Balloons, and in The West Wing, which earned him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
Aside from acting, he also ventured into the world of voice acting. He is the man behind Jonny Quest’s voice from 1964 to 1965 and Sinbad Jr. and His Magic Belt. He is also a filmmaker, who directed the movie Covert Affairs and some episodes of The Good Guys. He is truly an entertainment genius who didn’t only make investments in acting but also other
BARBARA WALTERS | 90
Barbara Walters doesn’t only make a name as a television personality but also as a broadcast journalist and an author. She became more known for hosting television programs, like The View, ABC Evening News, and 20/20. Walters started her career in the early ‘60s on The Today Show as a segment producer and writer of women’s interest stories. Her fame with viewers resulted in her receiving more airtime. In 1996, Walters was given the No. 34 ranks on the TV Guide “50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time” list.
Although she is already 90 years old, Barbara is still one of the most inspirational women. She is the pioneer of female anchors, being the first woman co-anchor of the network evening news. She also gets credit for being the first woman to co-host NBC’s The Today Show, and many more. With everything that she attains, it is no surprise that she earns a Lifetime Achievement Award.
DENNIS HOLMES | 69
Holmes was a child actor who would have made a distinguished actor had he continued with his acting career. Holmes began his acting journey right from his uncredited appearance at six weeks old in Operation Pacific. As an actor, Holmes was greatly influenced by the American actor Robert Fuller. Fuller took him under his wing when he was still ten years old, and that friendship lasted for more than 55 years. His fame came with his role as Mike Williams in the 1959 TV series, Laramie.
His acting career lasted with more than 50 episodes of Laramie. He is also well known for his roles in Wire Service, Father Knows Best, Woman Obsessed, General Electric Theater, The Restless Gun, and Wagon Train. Although little is known about his present activities, we want to believe he had the foresight to make profitable investments armed with his excellent money management skills.
CAROL BURNETT | 87
Carol Burnett is a lot of things. She is a multi-talented actress, singer, writer, and comedian. It is a mystery as to what this 87-year-old woman and her seven-decade career can’t do. Burnett was shot into the limelight when she did The Carol Burnett Show on CBS, which at the time was a rare feat for a woman. She has attained success on film, television, and stage in various genres, portraying both comedic and dramatic roles. She also had appearances as a panelist on game shows and various talk shows.
Her success isn’t only limited to the television screen. In 2005, she was recognized as “one of America’s most cherished entertainers” and was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. When she did Once Upon a Mattress in 1959, we’re sure she didn’t realize she would reach such an astonishing degree of success that gave her more projects, appearances, and achievements that would cement her as a legend.
JOSEPH AND MICHAEL MAYER | 67
The identical twin brothers, Joseph and Michael Mayer will forever be etched on everyone’s minds for playing the role of Little Ricky in I Love Lucy Show as toddlers from 1953 to 1955. However, one of them decided to quit acting and continued having a normal life. Born and raised in Los Angeles, the twins were the sons of Eva June and Max Mayer. The Mayer twins made their TV debut on April 20, 1953, in the episode “No Children Allowed.”
Joseph returned from acting and decided to do missionary works. He is now an ICT. On the other hand, Michael continued his acting career but eventually left the show business, too. Now that they are both retired, Michael is currently working as a special education teacher. As they now have different careers and separate lives, they may be making some investments of their own to have something for themselves.
ALAIN DELON | 84
French actor and businessman Alain Delon already retired from acting, but his love for the business was stronger, so he returned seven years later. Despite being away for a lengthy time, the entertainment world still welcomed Alain with open arms. After Delon was dishonorably discharged from the military, he eventually returned to France. He spent his time working as a secretary, a porter, a waiter, and a sales assistant.
He is known as one of Europe’s screen sex symbols and most prominent actors from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Alain is most known for his projects, like Rocco and His Brothers, Lost Command, Once a Thief, The Leopard, Plein Soleil, and For a Cop’s Hide. Aside from acting, Alain is also a businessman who makes investments in his perfume, cigarettes, and stationery brand. From the looks of it, when he finally decides to retire for good, he will be secure knowing that he already made a fortune for himself.
TED LANGE | 72
Ted Lange doesn’t only use show business for acting. He also uses his talent as a director and screenwriter in the business. He is most known as the bartender Isaac Washington in the television series The Love Boat. He also appeared in other shows, like Glitch!, The King of Queens, and Are We There Yet? Straight out of college, Lange started appearing in theatres in local Oakland productions and as a guest artist at the University of Santa Clara. After that, Lange made his debut on Broadway in the music Hair and was featured in the first national touring.
As a director, he handled the drama For Love of Amy and wrote about 17 plays. In 2006, he joined VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, which helped him lose 28 pounds, paving the way for him to maintain a healthier weight and health. With his good money management skills, he managed to amass $4 million of net worth.
DON MCLEAN | 74
We can still hear Don McLean’s beautiful voice until today. With the timeless hits like “American Pie”, an 8.5- minute folk-rock “cultural touchstone” about the loss of innocence of the first generation of rock and roll. His songs will never be out of our playlists. His other hit songs include a rendition of Roy Orbison’s Crying entitled Dreidel, Vincent, and Wonderful Baby. Madonna even had a hit with her rendition of McLean’s American Pie in 2000.
With his fame and classic songs, Don managed to amass a $50 million net worth. The manuscript of his 1971 song, American Pie, alone was sold for a staggering $1.2 million. With his contribution to the music world, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004. But his fame didn’t save him from hiring a divorce lawyer. In 2016, he got officially divorced from his wife of almost 30 years, Patrisha Shnier.
LORETTA LYNN | 88
Another successful personality in the music industry is Loretta Lynn. With a musical career in country music that spans six decades, it is no surprise that she has sold 45 million albums. The 88-year-old star is the one behind the hit songs Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind), You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man), and Coal Miner’s Daughter. These songs alone earned her multiple gold albums. Lynn also has received many accolades and awards for her groundbreaking role in country music. Awards from both the Academy of Country Music as an individual artist and duet partner and the Country Music Association.
She has earned herself 3 GRAMMY Award nominations from her 18 nominations. Despite her advancing age, Loretta has no plans to retire or even slow down yet. As she experienced multiple health issues, like suffering from a stroke in 2017 and a broken hip in 2018, nothing could stop her, and she might have only applied for a good health insurance policy.
ABBY DALTON | 87
Aside from her famous stint on the TV show Hennessey, Gladys Marlene Wasden or professionally known as Abby Dalton was also renowned for her beautiful smile. She managed to win everyone’s hearts with her captivating, perfect smile that many had loved. Dalton has made many appearances on TV. In 1958, Dalton played the love interest of a gunfighter on Have Gun Will Travel.
At 88 years old, Abby still has that beautiful smile that she was known for. She also couples it with her excellent acting talent, appearing in different television shows and movies, like The Joey Bishop Show and The Plainsman. In 2008, Abby decided to retire from the business. With the success of her over a four-decade career, she surely made investments that she could use in her retirement. However, on November 23, 2020, the world was saddened by the unfortunate passing of Abby Dalton in Los Angeles, California, after a long illness.
QUINCY JONES | 87
Another music legend and an icon in the music industry is Quincy Jones. With a career spanning almost six decades in the entertainment industry, it is no surprise that he managed to secure 80 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammy awards, and one Grammy Legend Award back in 1992. To a certain degree, he is truly a legendary music artist.
Jones rose to fame during the 1950s, first working as a jazz conductor and arranger before going on to work on film scores and pop music. Besides being a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer, he is also a film and television producer. One of the other equally iconic stars he produced was the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. With his fame and contribution to the music world, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, continuously receiving credits until today. In 2020, he is worth a whopping amount of $500 million, which he earned throughout his entire career in the industry.
MICHAEL YORK | 77
Before Michael York shot to fame in the movie Accident, he first began acting in theater. York started acting while he was still in high school. He was going on tours with multiple youth theater companies everywhere in England. He started performing with the National Theatre in 1965 after he graduated from Oxford. He then went on to a very successful and busy career in film, stage, and television. After the film’s success, the 77-year-old star did several significant accomplishments, doing over 70 film projects and earning two Emmy Award nominations throughout his acting career, spanning over five decades.
Despite his age, there’s no stopping Michael from working and doing the thing he loves the most—movies. According to his IMDb page, he still has one movie credit coming up, Quantum Investigations: The Quantum Heist, which is now in pre-production. His last projects were voicing different characters in The Simpsons and the narrator in the 2014 Sleeping Beauty.
PETER WELLER | 72
Peter Weller started in the business in the early 1980s. His professional performance career started during the 1970s in the theater. He had appearances in the Broadway productions of Summer Brave and Full Circle. His first-ever movie was the 1984 film Firstborn, which helped him secure more acting roles in the future. Thankfully, he managed to star in over 70 films and television shows.
Outside the film industry, Weller is known for being one of the foremost experts on Renaissance and Roman history and art. He is a frequent donor on The History Channel, and he is undergoing a Ph.D. Master’s degree dissertation at UCLA on Italian Renaissance art history. The 72-year-old star was part of the Robocop movie franchise, along with Aphrodite. Despite his advancing stage, Peter has no plans to retire yet. He is still in the acting business. Anyhow, Peter still has it in him. He may even be saving for his future and retirement life by getting insurance that will truly serve him. Who knows, and we may one day see him again in another Robocop film.
GARY BURGHOFF | 76
With his outstanding take of Radar O’Reilly’s character in the hit 1970s to 1980s hit television series M*A*S*H, this became Gary Burghoff’s ticket to stardom. He is also famous for playing the role of Charlie Brown in the 1960’s Off-Broadway show, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and that is when he got his big break. His role shows how great of an actor Gary is at the time. Aside from this, he also made a mark in the movies Behind the Waterfall.
Burghoff is also a drummer for the band, The Relatives back in 1968 together with Linda “Wonder Woman” Carter. After the band broke up, Carter aided Burghoff in landing a role (for one episode) in the TV series, The Adventures of Wonder Woman. At 76 years old, Gary’s last appearance on screen was said to be in 2010. Since then, nothing is much known about the actor. He might probably retire unannounced, enjoying his hard-earned money worth $6 million. As he also has a patent for different products, he might have investments he uses until today.
KATHARINE ROSS | 80
Katharine Ross is not just beautiful; she is an incredibly talented actress, too. These two were her investments when she joined the entertainment world. It even paved the way for her to do more prominent roles, which earned her multiple accolades, such as a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Academy Award nomination. She started her career in the film in the Civil War-themed drama in 1965 entitled Shenandoah.
Some of the roles that earned her prestigious awards were Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Stepford Wives, and Voyage of the Damned. Ross became active in the industry in 1962, but eventually retired after four decades in 2006. She eventually made a return to the screen 7 years later, starring in the short film Wini ?+ George. Besides her successful career, she found her forever love in fellow actor Sam Elliott. For now, she has no plans to retire yet as she still has a new movie coming, proving she still has what it takes to be an amazing actress.
CINDY WILLIAMS | 72
Fans started to notice Cindy William in the television series Happy Days. However, it was when she played the role of Shirley Feeney in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, where she gained a certain degree of prominence. From here, she started to be a household name, appearing in other television shows like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Touched By An Angel, and the movie American Graffiti, which earned her a BAFTA nomination.
Williams started her professional career in the industry right after college by landing national commercials such as Foster Grant sunglasses and TWA. Some of her first TV roles were Love, American Style, Nanny and the Professor, and Room 222. She also did several Broadway shows. With her hard work, Cindy managed to amass a $10-million net worth. It’s probably thanks to her financial advisor that she was able to save a fortune for herself for retirement.
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON | 83
Kris Kristofferson is not only a talented actor but an amazing singer and songwriter, too. He composed his songs and also collaborated with other singers to do better projects. One of the most hit songs he is best known for is Help Me Make it Through the Night, Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down, For the Good Times, and Me and Bobby McGee. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists such as Johnny Cash, Willi Nelson, and Waylon Jennings in forming the country music supergroup, the Highwaymen.
Unknown to some, while under the pressure of his family, Kristofferson joined the U.S. Army, was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant, and eventually attained a rank of a captain. Kris might have been so busy during his prime. He launched a hit album titled Me & Bobby McGee and even got an acting credit for The Star is Born. But he doesn’t just concentrate on doing movies; he also does cartoons and live performances. Despite being diagnosed with Lyme disease, he remains active in the industry.
RITA COOLIDGE | 74
Rita Coolidge made it to the top of Billboard magazine during the 1970s and 1980s, and she gives all the credit to her beautiful voice. But that’s not all; she also won two Grammy Awards together with her fellow musician and then-husband Kris Kristofferson, proving her significant contribution to the music world. The 74-year-old has recorded a lot of beautiful songs like We’re All Alone.
During the early years, Coolidge was discovered after singing around Memphis by Delaney & Bonnie, who were working with her in Los Angeles. She is also one of the industry’s most prominent names, singing as a background singer for Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Graham Nash. She was given credits for being one of the first hosts of VH1. At 74 years old, Rita remains active and has no plans of stopping yet. Fans surely still want to hear her golden voice.
WILLIAM SHATNER | 89
William Shatner, who is sometimes referred to as Bill Shatner to his colleagues and friends, is known for his significant contribution to the Star Trek franchise. He played the iconic role of Captain James T. Kirk, which marked him as a character actor. He has written a series of books recording his experiences while playing the character, the life after Star Trek, and being a part of Star Trek. So, when the show ended in 1969, he had difficulty finding a new role during the 1970s has become somewhat a typecast for his role as Captain Kirk.
With very little money and few acting prospects, there was no insurance that he was ever going to return to the industry. Fortunately, after a while, he soon returned with more roles to play and even published a series of books. He also managed to win a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy and People’s Choice Award. As he once again managed to stand on his feet, William is undoubtedly far from bankruptcy. He even has a $150-million net worth today.
JUDD HIRSCH | 85
American actor Judd Seymore Hirsch made a name for himself by doing different television shows and movies. His rise to prominence began when he played John Lacey on Dear John, Alan Eppes on the CBS series Numb3rs, and Alex Rieger on the TV comedy series Taxi. He is also famous for his roles in films such as Independence Day: Resurgence, A Beautiful Mind, Running on Empty, and Ordinary People.
Despite his advancing age, Judd still appeared on The Big Bang Theory, where he portrayed Leonard’s father, Dr. Alfred Hofstadter. He also secured a leading role in the television series Superior Donuts. He last appeared on the Amazon Prime TV show Hunters. As Judd remains active until today, he may still be preparing for his future retirement, making investments here and there to save something for himself and his family’s needs.
JULIE ANDREWS | 84
When you say the name Julie Andrews, you’ll probably remember her as the Maria von Trapp of the iconic film, The Sound of Music. She is also the one behind the success of the original 1964 film Mary Poppins. Her role as Mary Poppins doesn’t only earn her the love of the people but also an Academy Award for Best Actress. Andrews began as a child singer and slowly worked her way into becoming an actress, appearing in theatre roles like West End back in 1948, and making her debut on Broadway in The Boy Friend, back in 1954.
From here, Julie became a staple in musical movies, television shows, and, not to mention, several award-giving bodies. With her beautiful voice, it was no surprise that she also ventured into voice acting like in Despicable Me and Shrek Forever After. She’s also a known author, publishing her autobiography and children’s books. All the things Julie probably does add up to her good credit score.
MIKE FARRELL | 81
With the effectiveness of his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the hit television series M*A*S*H from 1975 to 1983, Mike Farrell got everyone’s attention that helped him rise to prominence. It even paved the way for him to get a role in the Providence series. During the early years of his career, Farrell guest-starred in a few series and played notable roles, such as the young USFS ranger in the episode Never Look Back in Lassie.
Aside from acting, Mike also made an investment as a producer. He is the producer of the late Robin Williams’ hit movie, Patch Adams, which earned him a $10-million fortune and ultimately giving him a good credit score. Aside from these things, he also made a mark when he appeared in Desperate Housewives, Law and Order, and Supernatural. At 81 years old, Mike has yet to announce his retirement officially. So, there’s no doubt that his net worth will continue to increase as the years go by.
MARLA GIBBS | 88
Marla Gibbs is a multi-talented actress. She can sing, act, write, produce films, and even make people laugh. With a career spanning over five decades, Marla blessed us with the effectiveness of her portrayal of Florence Johnston in the CBS sitcom, The Jeffersons, from 1975 to 1985, which earned her five Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Gibbs got her first acting job in the 1970s, in the blaxploitation films Sweet Jesus, Preacherman, and Black Belt Jones. But before all that, she worked as a reservations agent for United Airlines before she relocated from Detroit to Los Angeles together with her children. She also made appearances in other features, like The Brothers and Grantham and Rose. With a $4-million net worth, Marla probably has a good credit report that will help her in the future. Anyhow, with everything she has, she is secured for her retirement.
JAMIE FARR | 85
American actor Jamie Farr earned his prominence in the hit CBS television series M*A*S*H* where he played the cross-dressing corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger. It helped him climb up the ladder of success and become the legendary actor that he is today. Aside from being a serious actor, Jamie is also a comedian, film and theater actor. He also contributed to the LPGA and hosted the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Golf Tournament for three decades.
He began acting when he was still in elementary school and won a local talent contest in the fifth grade. A talent scout from MGM saw him on stage while in the Pasadena Playhouse and gave him an opportunity for a screen test. Farr’s first professional role in the film was in the Blackboard Jungle in 1995, and as a fruit vendor in Kismet. With his $6-million net worth, Jamie is probably enjoying his retirement, living in the comfort of his own home with its good flooring. Of course, with his wife of over 50 years, Joy-Ann Richards, by his side.
MARION ROSS | 91
Marion Ross .is best remembered as Marion Cunningham in the ABC television series Happy Days, on which she starred from 1974 to 1984. She probably would never forget her role in the series as it earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Before her success on Happy Days, Marion Ross had an appearance in various films such as The Glenn Miller Story, Lust for Life, Sabrina, Teacher’s Pet, and Some Came Running.
She then did The Evening Star, which also helped her snatch a Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actress nomination. Aside from her incredible acting talent, Marion also used her voice for a voice-work on animated television series, beginning in the 1990s to 2018. She then retired with a good fortune, giving her no need for any kind of money loan. At 92 years old, she is probably enjoying her retirement with the money she has earned in her career.
YVETTE MIMIEUX | 78
Yvette Carmen Mimieux, born to a French father and a Mexican mother on January 8, 1942, is a three-time nominee for a Golden Globe Award. She became an actress because a talent manager, Jim Byron, suggested that she’d become a great actress. Her first appearance in the industry was in the TV shows One Step Beyond and Yancy Derringer. Even though she failed to have a role in Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock in 1957, she managed to have international fame in 1960 when she did Platinum High School for MGM. She also had a long-term contract with the media company. But, it didn’t stop there for Yvette.
She even attained great prominence when she took part in the 1960 movie, The Time Machine. After her successful years in the business, Yvette decided to retire in 1992. Although she was still young at the time, she might have felt secure about what she got. Sadly, she needed to hire a divorce lawyer when she parted with Stanley Donen in 1985.
SHIRLEY JONES | 86
Shirley Jones has been in the entertainment business for six decades, and it’s no easy feat. She has a successful career as a singer and an actress, taking the lead role in prolific musical films like Oklahoma, Carousel, and The Music Man. She was named after the child actress Shirley Temple. She was the first cast for a minor role in South Pacific, but it wasn’t long after that she was given a lead role in Romeo and Juliet, which received raving reviews in Chicago. In 1960, Jones received an Academy Award when she played a vengeful prostitute in Elmer Gantry.
She also had a role in the television series The Partridge Family, which also included her real-life stepson, David Cassidy. Shirley will surely retire with good fortune with her hit songs and equally successful movie and television projects. With her good money management skills, she will be secured to know that she can enjoy her hard-earned money.
JILL ST. JOHN | 79
American actress Jill Arlyn Oppenheim, popularly known as Jill St. John,, managed to have a Universal Pictures contract in the 1950s, which was rarely heard. Her seven-year contract made her earn $200 a week. As a child actress, Jill made an appearance in the 1958 movie Summer Love, alongside John Saxon. She started dancing when she was still a child and performed in Los Angeles with the Children’s Ballet Company. She went on to finish school in Hollywood Professional School and enrolled at UCLA.
However, she gained prominence when she did the Bond movie Diamonds are Forever, playing Tiffany Case’s role, and with her Golden Globe-nominated performance in Come Blow Your Horn. Opposite her successful acting career, Jill needed the help of her lawyer for going through three failed marriages. Anyhow, she got a settlement of $86,000 from her second divorce. She is now happily married to Robert Wagner.
FAYE DUNAWAY | 79
Faye Dunaway started her career in the early 1960s, and she showed her exceptional acting talent in her screen debut in the 1967 film The Happening. With her role’s effectiveness, film producers were willing to make investments in her, and she surely didn’t upset anyone. In the same year, she played her most decisive role as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde. She then appeared in Three Musketeers and Chinatown.
She has won many accolades throughout her career, including an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Award (Primetime), and a BAFTA Award. In 2011, she was made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by France’s government. No wonder Faye got involved in several male celebrities with her captivating beauty but had one failed marriage with Peter Wolf. Unfortunately, she had to hire another divorce lawyer for her second marriage with Terry O’Neil as well.
TYNE DALY | 74
Tyne Daly is one of the few actresses who took home several accolades, specifically six Emmy Awards and one Tony Award. She was even a 2011 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee. Despite her age, Tyne remains relevant until today. She also managed to join Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man: Homecoming back in 2017.
Daly began her career on stage in summer stock in New York, where he made her debut on Broadway in the play That Summer – That Fall back in 1967. She is famous for her role in the TV series Cagney & Lacey, where she played Detective Mary Beth Lacey from 1982 to 1988. Aside from movies, she also appeared in a series of projects in films, theaters, and cabarets. At 74 years old, Tyne remains active in the industry. She has no plans to retire yet, as she may still want to do many movies. She is probably making her future secure so that she can avoid applying for loans.
TOM SKERRITT | 86
Having 40 film credits and making over two hundred television episodes, it’s safe to say that Tom Skerritt is an accomplished actor. He started his acting career in 1962 and made a big name in the industry for his roles in M*A*S*H*, Alien, Up in Smoke, and Picket Fences, which earned him an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1993.
Skerritt made his debut in the film industry in War Hunt, which was produced by Terry Sanders in 1962. With a total estimated net worth of $8 million, we are pretty certain that the actor is living a happy retirement. Like others who have a successful career in the business, his love life wasn’t that lucky. His divorce lawyer handled his two failed marriages, but it still made him happy knowing that he has four kids. The separation also went easy as there were no legal battles for settlement.
DIRK BENEDICT | 75
Dirk Benedict is not only an actor but a best-selling author, too. You may probably know him for his role as Lieutenant Templeton “Faceman” Peck in the television series A-Team and Lieutenant Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica. But he is also famous for the books he published, And Then We Went Fishing and Confessions of a Kamikaze.
Born on March 1, 1945, Benedict’s debut in the industry was in Georgia, Georgia, in 1972. In 1978, Benedict starred in the TV movie Cruise into Terror and had an appearance in the ensemble movie Scavenger Hunt the following year. However, in the 1970s, Dirk suffered from a cancerous prostate tumor. But he is probably fine and well today, probably securing himself a health insurance policy that will help him later in life. After his divorce from Toni Hudson in 1995, it looks like Dirk has no plans to get married again.
BRITT EKLAND | 77
In the peak of Britt Ekland’s career in the 1960s to 1970s, she managed to appear in several films and television shows. She is known for her roles in William Friedkin’s The Night They Raided Minsky’s and the British crime film Get Carter in 1971. However, it was because of her role as Bond girl in the 1974 film Man with the Golden Gun. She also starred in various films such as the British cult horror movie The Wickerman in 1973.
Her high-profile social life and her marriage with actor Peter Sellers in 1964 gained a lot of attention from the public, and considerable attention from the press, leading to her being one of the most photographed celebrities on the planet in the 1970s. Although Britt is already in her 70s, she still managed to join Let’s Dance in 2018 on TV4. We hope she had insurance to make sure that she would be safe. Today, Britt remains to be single after undergoing a couple of failed marriages and relationships.
GRACE JONES | 71
Born on May 19, 1948, the Jamaican Grace Jones managed to set a high standard in modeling, singing, songwriting, and acting. She is an icon that entertainment aspirants look up to today. Billboard Magazine ranked her as the 40th most successful dance artist of all time. She also made auspicious time on the silver screen with her movies Conan the Destroyer, Vamp, and the 1985 James Bond film, A View to Kill.
In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd in the VH1 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was given the Q Idol Award. She was a big part in influencing the cross-dressing movement throughout the 1980s and is a big inspiration for artists such as Rihanna, Lorde, Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox, Nike Rodgers, and many more. Now at 72 years old, Grace may still have it, but she’s probably pouring all her attention into her family. Throughout her career, she has gained a total net worth of $7 million, and there’s a high probability that she’s using it for various investments.
SHARON GLESS | 76
American actress Sharon Gless shot to stardom when she played the role of Maggie Philbin on Switch from 1975 to 1978, Sgt. Christine Cagney in the drama series Cagney & Lacey, and Rosie O’Neill in The Trials of Rosie O’Neill. However, she is not just your ordinary actress. With her exceptional acting talent and passion, she earned ten Emmy and seven Golden Globe Award nominations. She wasn’t just nominated all the time, as she won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe eventually for her magnificent acting. In 1995, Gless received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
When she was 48 years old, Sharon tied the knot with Barney Rosenzweig, the producer of Cagney & Lacey, which she was also a part of. The two remain married until today. Although they have no kids, they probably will not need an attorney with their love for each other.
SHELLEY DUVALL | 70
You probably have sympathized with Wendy Torrance in the 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic The Shining. With the effectiveness of Shelley Duvall’s portrayal of the character, opposite the equally great actor Jack Nicholson, who could ever forget the 70-year-old actress? Shelley started acting in the 1970s, appearing in different Robert Altman films. Duvall is best known for her roles in various eccentric characters, which helped her receive several accolades such as a Peabody Award, two Emmy Award nominations, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and a BAFTA Award nomination.
In addition to being an actress, Shelley is also a producer, writer, and singer. She produced the Faerie Tale Theater, for which she received an Emmy Award. Ultimately, she left the limelight in 2002 and made her last appearance in the movie Manna from Heaven. She is probably enjoying all the investments she made when she was still in the entertainment business.
BARBARA BABCOCK | 83
Barbara Babcock’s role as Grace Gardner on Hill Street Blues, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress — Drama Series in 1981, paved the way for her to reach stardom. People started to love Barbara for her character, which earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. She also got an Emmy Award nomination for her role as Dorothy Jennings on the drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, in 1993.
Babcock’s began making TV appearances back in 1956, in which she appeared in several episodes of the original series of Star Trek, although most of her work in mostly consisted of voice roles, to which she was uncredited for. She made her big debut on the screen in MGM’s western Day of the Evil Gun. Barbara also had the chance to join the Fox drama series Pasadena for a year, from 2001 to 2002. But, as she has been away from the spotlight since 2004, it may be safe to assume that she already retired without officially announcing it. Anyhow, as she’s now 83 years old, she probably deserves to rest and enjoy her hard-earned money without worrying about any loans.
CHER | 73
Cherilyn Sarkisian or better known as Cher, already made a name as a music icon. She has been in the business since the 1960s, with a career spanning almost six decades. Also known as the Goddess of Pop, she proved that women could champion an industry mostly dominated by men. With her fame and number of years in the business, it is no surprise that she has made an excellent fortune for herself.
The actress gained widespread popularity starring as the wife of the folk-rock duo, Sonny and Cher, to which their song peaked number both in the US and UK markets back in 1965. It began when she came back into the business in 1979 with the disco album, Take Me Home. She even earned $300,000 a week for a two-year concert residency in Las Vegas. Cher probably has a financial advisor who helps her to secure all her earnings.
JOE PESCI | 77
It’s now common to see Joe Pesci in every Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese movies. He had been part of the fan-favorite classic films, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and Casino. After he announced his retirement in 1999, Joe couldn’t help but follow his calling and returned to the business again with a role in A Bronx Tale. Before all the fame and wealth he acquired, he started as a barber, following his mother’s footsteps. During that time, he attempted to start a career in the music industry, playing with several bands, including Joey Dee and the Starlifters.
He was also part of the recent Robert-Martin film, The Irishman. Despite a successful career, Joe underwent three failed marriages. Fortunately, he didn’t experience bankruptcy from the divorce he had been through. He is all well today and will probably be back on the big screen if another Robert-Martin movie is coming up.
ANNE BUYDENS | 101
Anne Buydens is a known philanthropist and producer who also does occasional acting. She is of German and Belgian descent, born with the name Hannelore Marx on April 13, 1919. However, she later decided to change her name due to her profession. She has been part of the International Best Dressed List since the 1970s and is the widow of Kirk Douglas. They tied the knot in 1954 and had been together for 65 years until his untimely passing in 2020.
The couple was blessed with two sons, Eric and Peter Douglas. She and her husband are well known for their efforts in restoring playgrounds in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Anne is best known for her contributions to the fight against women’s cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. She also has a degree from Switzerland. With her vast knowledge, she knows several languages—no wonder she has done a lot of film subtitling.
BURT WARD | 74
The Batman franchise would never be complete without Burt Ward. The television series, theatrical film features, and Sunday morning animated series of the fictional superhero sidekick Robin were the best-known roles of the 74-year-old actor. He was so well-recognized as Robin that he had a hard time finding new roles. However, he finally had a unique role to play and managed to do more than 40 television films altogether.
Ward first auditioned for Robin’s role together with Adam West and was up against Peter Deyell and Lyle Waggoner for the roles of Batman and Robin. When he was selected for Robin’s role, Ward thought that people would find it difficult to pronounce his original name, Bert John Gervis Jr. As a result, he decided to change it into his mother’s maiden name, Ward. Fortunately, he never experienced bankruptcy despite fears that he wouldn’t have new projects anymore, which only proves that he has amazing money management skills. Burt has been happily married to Tracy Posner since 1990.
KAREN GRASSLE | 78
Karen Grassle was born in Berkeley, California, and got her degree in Dramatic Art and English at the University of California in the mid-1960s. She then received a scholarship in London to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Karen Grassle debuted on Broadway in the 1968 theater play The Gingham Dog. This had been Karen’s stepping stone to enter the movie and television world, giving her a colorful acting career.
However, the 78-year-old star only shot to prominence when she played the role of a mother, named Caroline Ingalls, in the hit television series Little House on the Prairie. They say you can’t have it all, and this rings true for Karen as well. After getting married three times, she needed the help of her divorce lawyer as many times. Despite her age, it seems she has no plans to retire yet as she is still enjoying her life in the industry.
JANE WITHERS | 94
Jane Withers started in the business at the tender age of three during the Golden Age of Radio. She hosted her own children’s radio program just in the comfort of her home city in Atlanta, Georgia. She was one of the most famous child actresses from the 1930s to the early 1940s, with her films ranking in the list of top ten box-office gross in 1937 and 1938. She and her mother moved to Hollywood back in 1932, where she had an appearance as an extra in many films until she landed her breakthrough role as the obnoxious and spoiled Joy Smythe in the 1934 film Bright Eyes. Allegedly, the story about the movie Small Town Deb was about her.
She has achieved and earned a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star “Lifetime Achievement” Award with her excellent acting talent. Sadly, she experienced disappointment and heartache when her second husband died in a plane crash in 1968. On the other hand, her first marriage made her seek the help of an attorney after it ended with a divorce.
MARCY MCGUIRE | 94
Born as Marilyn Jeanne McGuire, the 94-year-old star decided to change her name to Marcy McGuire when she grew up. McGuire took advantage of her brief career. She made noise from the 1940s to the 1950s as an actress and a contralto singer before she decided to retire. Her penultimate movie before deciding to retire from Hollywood was with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin in the 1952 film, Jumping Jacks. Additionally, she had a minor uncredited role in the family musical film by Disney Productions, Summer Magic.
Although she’s a product of a broken family, after her parents got the help of a divorce lawyer when she was a child, she didn’t let it stop her dreams. She pursued her acting career and starred in a few shows, alongside the great actors and actresses of the time. She even had the chance to work with Frank Sinatra for Higher and Higher.
JACQUELINE WHITE | 97
Jacqueline had some issues with her origin that she decided to change her looks and her name. She used to be Jackie Lynn until she made it Jacqueline White. The American actress is probably best known for her appearances in The Narrow Margin and Crossfire. She worked for both RKO and MGM throughout the 1940s and the 1950s.
Her acting career started when a casting director saw her work in the production of Ah, Wilderness! in UCLA. She was probably working on her degree at the time, but she later joined the movie Song of Russia. However, after she got married to Bruce Anderson in 1948, she eventually retired in 1950. But, she once again returned to the limelight to play a role in the movie The Narrow Margin in 1952. White’s first leading role was with Laurel and Hardy in the 1943 film Air Raid Wardens, and her first western film was when she left MGM for RKO and had a starring role in Return of the Bad Men in 1948.
GLORIA HENRY | 97
When Gloria Henry played Alice Mitchell’s role in the classic CBC family sitcom, Dennis the Menace, she became an instant fan favorite. She stayed on the show for four years, from 1959 to 1963. But her career went on a slow pace after that. She was only doing occasional TV roles at the time, with only minor characters. She was even part of another classic soap opera, Dallas. Henry went into the film industry after getting a contract at Columbia Studios back in 1946, and and she got her breakthrough career as a lead female in the film Sport of Kings in 1947.
Other roles Henry played were in the romantic comedy film Miss Grant Takes Richmand in 1948 and Rancho Notorious in 1952, alongside Marlene Dietrich. Gloria also made a brief return to the silver screen with the romantic comedy, Her Minor Thing. Now, at 97 years old, she can rarely be seen on TV or in movies. She is probably enjoying her time doing the things that she loves with her family, taking advantage of all the investments she had made when she was young.
DICK VAN DYKE | 94
Dick Van Dyke has been in the business for over 70 years. He is a known actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His time on the radio and Broadway helped him climb up the ladder of success and become the famous movie actor he is today. His popularity was cemented by the hit CBS television sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, where he played Rob Petrie’s role from 1961 to 1966.
He gained widespread critical acclaim for his performances in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, back in the 1960s. He received several accolades for his acting skills, like five Primetime Emmys, a Tony, and a Grammy Award. He is also a television Hall of Fame. Dick has yet to announce his retirement officially, but with his time in the business and investment, maybe, he will surely have a comfortable life when he decides to quit.
ROBERT FULLER | 86
From a celebrated actor to a horse rancher, Robert Fuller is probably satisfied with his life after he retired from the entertainment industry. When he was still a famous actor, he made a name as Dr. Kelly Brackett in the TV series Emergency. He started his career on TV, mostly guest-starring on Western programs, while having several appearances in movies such as The Brain from Planet Arous, Teenage Thunder, Return of the Seven, Incident at Phantom Hill, and The Hard Ride.
Throughout his five decades in television, Fuller was well known for his raspy, deep voice and co-starring roles as Jess Harper in Laramie and Cooper Smith in Wagon Train. He also made a cameo in the 1994 movie Maverick. In his time in the business, he played numerous characters that made a mark in everyone’s mind. In 2001, he decided to retire and make investments on a ranch, which he and his family now enjoy living in.
TIPPI HEDREN | 90
Tippi Hedren’s name still makes noise until today. She is an icon in her own right. At 90 years old, Tippi is still as glamorous as ever. She started in the business as a fashion model. She was only in her 20s at the time, gracing every cover of posh magazines, like Glamour and Life, among others. In 1952, Tippi Hedren met and married the 18-year-old future advertising executive, Peter Griffith.
They were blessed with a child, Melanie Griffith, who is also an actress, on August 9, 1957. After a movie director discovered her, she appeared in a successful television commercial in 1961. She then rose to stardom when she did Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film The Birds, for which she received a Golden Globe credit. Tippi has yet to announce her official retirement, but she truly deserves a rest after her contributions and success in the industry.
DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT | 59
Canadian actor David James Elliott became famous for his portrayal of Harmon Rabb Jr. in the hit television show JAG, wherein he played the character for over a decade. As a young man, he decided to drop out of high school to focus on his music career. After not reaching the success he desired, he returned to school again, and eventually went to college so that he could earn a degree.
In 1986, Elliott appeared in the film Police Academy 3: Back in Training. Later on, he played the role of Bill Nolan in the TV series Street Legal, Knots Landing, and as Agent Paul Robbins in the 1993 crime drama series The Untouchables for two seasons. He also landed an acting gig in the television show Melrose Place and appeared in a guest role in Seinfeld. Now 60 years old, David has mostly retired from acting. However, in 2019, he reprised his JAG character on the tenth season of NCIS: Los Angeles.
DIANA ROSS | 76
Who will ever forget Diana Ross? Her classic hits “I’m Coming Out”, “Endless Love”, and “It’s My Turn”, among others, are just one of the few things that will remind us of her greatness. The 76-year-old star started to shower us with her excellent talent in the 1960s. She was a member of the pop and soul trio The Supremes before she began a solo career. She even has an acting credit, appearing in the movies Lady Sings the Blues and The Wiz. In 1976, Diana Ross was labeled as the “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard.
She is also the only female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 to have number-one singles as a solo artist, as a trio member, and as the other half of a duet. At 76 years old, there is no stopping Diana from performing and singing. She is still headlining some concerts, effortlessly hitting the high notes.
BARBARA MANDRELL | 71
Barbara Mandrell is a renowned American country singer, musician, and actress. Aside from being a famous performer, she had also made headlines due to the car accident she got involved in. The mishap resulted in multiple fractures in the right leg, broken thigh bone, knee, and ankle. She also had lacerations, abrasions, and a severe concussion that eventually developed into temporary memory loss, confusion, and speech difficulties.
Fortunately for her, she had an agreement with her insurance company. After her horrific accident, she finally recovered and returned to the business as if nothing happened. Mandrell won two Grammy Awards, four Academy of Country Music Awards, seven American Music Awards, and four Country Music Association Awards, making her one of the most decorated singers. She was also the first performer to achieve the Country Music Association Award for “Entertainer of the Year” twice, both in 1980 and in 1981.
LEE MAJORS | 81
Lee Majors is an American film, TV, and voice actor Lee who became widely known for his popular roles in projects such as The Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy, and The Bionic Woman. His portrayal of Colonel Steve Austin earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Lee used his rugged good looks to his advantage, making it his trademark style, which was instrumental to his success as an actor in an industry that heavily favors good looking celebrities. He was even called once the “blond Elvis Presley” as they are said to have a close resemblance during the height of Majors’ career. Majors is also widely known for his role as Heath Barkley in the American TV Western series The Big Valley from 1965 to 1969 and in the TV action series The Fall Guy as Colt Seavers from 1981 to 1986.
GLADYS KNIGHT | 75
With her soulful voice and music, it is not a surprise that Gladys Knight is known as the Empress of Soul. But aside from being a singer and a songwriter, she is also an actress, businesswoman, and author. She has many talents that she can use to earn a living and avoid opting for any kind of loan. Knight became widely popular known for the songs she recorded with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which earned them seven Grammy Awards from the 1960s to the 1980s.
She also has two number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles for the songs “That’s What Friends Are For” and “Midnight Train to Georgia”. Moreover, she has six number-one R&B albums and eleven number-one R&B singles. Gladys decided to retire and began a farewell tour in Manchester. But, as her love for performing never died, she once again returned to the stage and showed everyone that she still had what it takes to make everyone’s jaw drop with her performance.
JOANNE WOODWARD | 90
You will probably remember Joanne Woodward in the 1957 critically-acclaimed psychological thriller movie The Three Faces of Eve. At the time, Joann was in a relationship with Paul Newman, who she eventually tied the knot with back in 1958. Woodward is an American producer, actress, and philanthropist. In her six decades in the entertainment industry, she already won three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and an Academy Award. She also received countless nominations from many prestigious award-giving bodies.
Upon the untimely passing of Olivia de Havilland in July 2020, Woodward became the oldest living actress who won an Academy Award Best Actress in a Leading Role. Due to her old age and fragile health, she is now well taken care of by her second daughter, Melissa Newman. Fortunately, as one of the best actresses of the early days of Hollywood, she must have had health insurance that she can now use.
NANCY SINATRA | 79
People will surely know Nancy Sinatra as the eldest daughter of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra. However, she is more than just a child of an iconic performer. Nancy didn’t let herself be stuck behind her father’s shadow. She made a name for herself and became famous for her 1965 hit song “These Boots are Made for Walkin’”, which is still widely popular today. In the mid-1960s, Sinatra ventured into acting, starting with a co-starring role in the movie Speedway with Elvis Presley, and in Wild Angels together with Peter Fonda.
Frank and Nancy Sinatra also played a fictional daughter-and-father duo in Marriage on the Rocks. It has become Nancy’s signature that whenever you hear her songs, you will know and think that it’s her who’s singing. Interestingly, Nancy tried to earn a degree from the University of California when she was just starting in the industry. However, she decided to drop out and focused on her career instead.
LINDA EVANS | 77
American actress Linda Evans was shot into the limelight when she joined The Big Valley from 1965 to 1969 and Dynasty from 1981 to 1989. However, when the latter ended, she somehow became inactive from acting although she still made some occasional television appearances. She was diagnosed with idiopathic edema, which incited her to make investments in fitness programs, which eventually led her to build her chain of fitness centers.
Evans’ first guest-starring role was in the episode of Bachelor Father in 1960, which starred John Forsythe, with whom she would co-star on Dynasty 20 years later. After several guest roles between 1960 and 1962 in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, she gained her first regular role in The Big Valley. No wonder that even in her 70s, Linda remains to be fit and sexy. With a business and career that she has, she surely made a fortune for herself, enough to sustain her needs in the event that she decides to retire.
RAQUEL WELCH | 79
American singer and actress Raquel Welch made a name in Hollywood through her good looks and excellent talent. She’s a versatile star who can do both singing and acting. The 80-year-old star became an international icon due to her portrayal of strong female characters that dominated the big screen during the 1960s and 1970s.
She first won attention for her role in The Fantastic Voyage in 1966, where she won a contract with 20th Century Fox. Her unique persona in the films immediately made her an icon during the ‘60s and the ‘70s due to her strong female characterization and her departure from the archetypal sex symbol’s mold. The extent of her influence and charisma even earned her recognition as one of the “100 Sexiest Stars” in film history. In 2011, she was credited as the second Hottest Women of All Time by Men’s Health Magazine. At the time, she was already in her 70s, but she managed to maintain her beautiful body.
BETTY WHITE | 98
Betty White has been in the business since the 1930s, having a career that spans over eight decades. She has the longest career of any female entertainer in Hollywood. She is widely regarded as one of the foremost movers of TV and film. White was one of the first women to exercise control behind and in front of the camera. She is also given credit as the first woman to produce a Sitcom for Life with Elizabeth, which earned her the honorary title Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.
She received credit for her role in the sitcom Life with Elizabeth, and it gave her the high respect that she is experiencing today. Betty also has several accolades, from Emmy and Grammy awards. Aside from acting, her love for animals can’t also be measured. The proceeds of the clothing line she opened directly go to different animal charities that she supports.
BARBARA EDEN | 88
You probably know Barbara Eden as Jeannie in the hit TV series I Dream of Jeannie. Barbara is famous for being an actress and a singer, who released an album, titled Miss Barbara, for the record label Dot Records. Eden’s first public performance was singing for the church choir, where she did solos. Eden started her career on television as a semiregular in 1955’s The Johnny Carson Show.
In the Hollywood sense of discovery, she came to prominence when she starred in a play with James Drury. With her contribution to the industry, Barbara received critical recognition in 1988—a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She had been through a lot of heartaches throughout her life, but what broke her heart the most was when she lost her son, Matthew Ansara. No amount of recognition or credit can take the pain Barbara felt, but we hope she has been feeling better since.
PAUL HOGAN | 80
Paul Hogan made a name by perfectly portraying his every role. His first public appearance was in 1971 on the Australian TV show New Faces. He also received praise for his excellent acting talent, which he showed in the Crocodile Dundee movie series. His portrayal and performance as the outback adventurer Michael “Crocodile” Dundee earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
He didn’t merely do acting as he also worked as the movie’s screenwriter, which also got him an Oscar nomination. He also met Linda Kozlowski on the set of Crocodile Dundee and later married her in 1990. Although Paul is more prominently known for this movie franchise, he also ventured into making people laugh. He tried doing stand-up comedy to have an extra income, and it was a success. As he sincerely wanted to earn more, he might be following a good money management system to make it happen.
DAWN WELLS | 81
Fans will surely remember Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers in the sitcom Gilligan’s Island. In 1960, she graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a degree in theater arts and design. In addition to being an actress, the 82-year-old star was also a former beauty queen. In 1959, Wells was given the crown for Miss Nevada and represented the state of Nevada in the Miss America 1960 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Dawn was also well-known for her philanthropic works. She made investments in making clothes for people with limited mobility and supported the Denver Foundation. She was also the founder of Idaho Film and TV Institute, which had various educational programs. With her generous heart, it’s not a surprise that she has many fans who supported her. Sadly, just days before New Year of 2021, Dawn passed away in Los Angeles, California at the ripe age of 82.
CONNIE STEVENS | 81
She might be best known for her role as Cricket Blake in the TV series Hawaiian Eye, but Connie Stevens is so much more than just an actress. She also received credits as a director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and singer. In her younger years, Connie was in various singing groups, including The Fourmost and The Three Debs.
Born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia, she signed with Paramount Pictures in 1957 and made her feature film debut in Young and Dangerous. Just a year before, she released her debut album, Concetta. The seven-year contract helped her earn $600 a week, which was eventually increased to $1,500. Just a year after, Connie got her big break in Rock-A-Bye Baby, followed by the 1958 drama film The Party Crashers. Stevens has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a star on the Italian Walk of Fame, and a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
JOHNNY CRAWFORD | 74
One of the youngest award-winning actors in the ’60s is Johnny Crawford. His claim to fame is his role in the Western series, The Rifleman. We know that it’s such a rare occasion that a boy of only 13 years old has garnered an Emmy Award. But Crawford made it, and he made it big back in the day! Credits to his dedication, he was able to bag the prestigious award at a young age. Crawford had a short-lived career as a recording artist throughout the ’50s and the ’60s.
Although he continued to act in films and on TV as an adult. Starting in 1992, he led the vintage dance orchestra called the California-based Johnny Crawford Orchestra in performing in various special events. Now, the former child star is 74 years old and is no longer active in show business. It was reported that he had been struggling with his health since 2019. But with the help of his insurance, we are sure that he is getting all the help he needs.
TERRY KILBURN | 93
Terry Kilburn is better known as a child actor. He moved from London to the United States when he was only ten years old and eventually appeared in movies A Christmas Carol and Goodbye, Mr. Chips in the late 1930s and the early 1940s. Aside from acting, Terry also loves teaching. He used to be the artistic director of Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Theater in Rochester, Michigan, for anyone interested in getting a degree in theater at the time.
Kilburn is known for his adorable, angelic features, which helped him achieved fame at a very young age. After graduating from high school, Kilburn focused on stage work and studied drama at UCLA. He then debuted on Broadway as Eugene Marchbanks in the revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Candida in 1952. Meadow Brook Theater is said to be the only LORT theater in Michigan. Here, they present classic plays, comedies, and musicals. It is also known for its adaptation of a Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, made possible by Terry’s late partner, Charles Nolte, every year. Sadly, Terry is now facing health problems due to his age.
CICELY TYSON | 95
In her career spanning over seven decades, Cicely Tyson made a name for portraying strong African-American women roles. She is not just an ordinary actress. Her great talent earned her three Primetime Emmy Awards, four Black Reel Awards, one Actor Guild Award, one Tony Award, one Peabody Award, and an honorary Academy Award.
Although she had a low degree of attention when she started her career in minor TV and film roles, she gained critical acclaim when she did Sounder back in 1972. Here, she played Rebecca Morgan’s role, which earned her a nomination for Best Actress in the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Award. In her next titular role in the 1974 television film, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, she gained more praises and several accolades, like two Emmy Awards and a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
ALI MACGRAW | 81
Ali McGraw’s excellent portrayal of her role as Brenda Patinkin in the 1969 movie Goodbye, Columbus didn’t just put her in the spotlight but helped her earn a Golden Globe award, too. Besides winning accolades for her excellent acting skills, she also gained people’s love. She had a cult following when she was young. At the peak of her career, Ali did the 1970 romance/drama Love Story, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and winning a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.
Before all the fame and success, MacGraw had a humble beginning in 1960. She spent six years working at Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Ali blessed us with her talent until the late 1990s. Now that she’s 81 years old, she may be spending all her gas traveling to all the places she wants to go without worrying about her schedule.
RICHARD KEITH | 69
Richard Keith managed to make a mark that everyone would remember as Little Rick in the television series I Love Lucy and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. Keith is the last living regular appearing cast member of I Love Lucy. He is a former child actor and a musician who already knew how to play drums and acting at the tender age of three. He was earning a weekly salary of $500 while touring with the Horace Heidt Orchestra, an impressive amount for a toddler!
He also made numerous appearances on The Andy Griffith Show when he was still a child between 1962 and 1966, as Opie’s friend, Johnny Paul Jason. He was given the name Richard Keith because his Cajun French surname “Thibodeaux,” was considered too hard to pronounce by producer Desi Arnaz. With his talent in acting and playing music, Richard surely has good money management skills that saved him a fortune.
STEFANIE POWERS | 77
Stefanie is best known for her performance in the mystery series Hart to Hart, which she starred in with Robert Wagner. She portrayed Jennifer Hart for the entire five seasons of the show and would later reunite with Wagner for the Hart to Hart TV movies. The actress is a five-time Golden Globe Award Nominee and was also nominated twice for an Emmy. She was born Stefania Zofya Paul but switched to a screen name after signing with Columbia Pictures.
Powers had appearances in secondary roles in various movies during the early ‘60s, such as If a Man Answers, McLintock!, and Experiment in Terror. In 1966, her “tempestuous” beauty led her to be cast in the starring role as the demure and passive April Dancer in the T.V. series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Aside from T.V. work, Stefanie has also received plenty of film credit throughout her career. Expect her in The Artist’s Wife, scheduled for a 2020 release.
JANE POWELL | 91
Jane Powell was one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s best stars in the 1940s. She led some of the studio’s musicals as a singer, dancer, and actress herself. Although Jane experienced the hardship of making a name in Hollywood at an early age, she didn’t let it deter her. She showed everyone that she could make it, making her every performance upbeat and energetic. At the age of five, she appeared on Stars of Tomorrow, a children’s radio program.
However, when the era of Hollywood musicals ended in the 1950s, the studio system started to disappear. They needed a hefty loan to fund musical productions, and nobody could provide that at the time. Her film career slowed, leading her to move to theatres with performances in different touring shows and two Broadway productions. Thankfully, MGM classics remain popular until today, and a lot of people still love to watch old musicals.