Television has come a long way since its inception. Hollywood has adapted to each era very well, and some celebrities have witnessed the transition. They have been fortunate enough to have had careers spanning many decades. In that time, many of these aged celebrities have seen the ground beneath their feet shift. However, the famous men and women on this list have moved on with the times well. Many of them have worked with the best in the business decades ago and are working with the best industry today. Many of the celebrities on this list belong to the Golden Age of Hollywood. They are now welcoming the new golden generation.
Betty White – 99 Years Old
Betty White began her career as a radio personality in LA not long after graduating from high school. She’s an actress, comedian, author, and advocate for the welfare and health of animals. Most people in the industry regard White as a pioneer in television. Betty White paved the path for women looking to join the television industry. She was one of the first women to take charge in front of and behind the camera. White was also the first woman to produce a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth). For her work, the former radio personality was even given the name “Mayor of Hollywood” by her peers. Her most recent work includes a voice-over for Bitey White (named after her) in Toy Story 4. Betty White is ninety-nine years old today and is no longer active in Hollywood. She’s had a long and successful career spanning over seventy years.
Tony Bennett – 94 Years Old
Tony Bennett is a traditional pop, big band, and jazz singer. Bennett is also a painter and has produced works under his birth name. Many of his works are on public display in several institutions. Bennett also attended the Frank Sinatra School of Music in Astoria, Queens, New York. Bennett signed with Columbia Records and released his first popular song in 1951. He also fought in the Second World War as a US Army infantryman. Bennett remains a critically praised recording artist to this day. He made a comeback in the late ’80s and ’90s and produced gold albums. The pop and jazz legend even managed to attract the younger generation of listeners without changing his style. Bennett won a Grammy Award in 2014 with Lady Gaga for Best Traditional Vocal Album.
Billy Dee Williams – 84 Years Old
Star Wars fans will know all about Billy Dee Williams. The aged celebrity is best known for his portrayal of Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise. Williams was born in Harlem, New York, and made his Broadway debut in 1951. The star made his film debut in 1959. However, Williams established himself when he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1971. Billy Dee Williams also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He returned to play Lando Calrissian in 2019 in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. Williams returned to play the character after forty years.