5 Hollywood Legends Explain What Kept Them Working Past 90

One day I will be looking back on life as I attempt to retire at the age of 65, feeling as if I hopefully did something productive with my life. I feel like that is a great age to sit back and start to enjoy life for what it truly is, but realistically, the younger I can retire, the better.

These actors and actresses don’t seem to be of the same mindset, working well into their golden years, all of them hitting the big 90th birthday.

How did they do it, and why are they content to continue working as hard as they do?

Don Rickles recently passed away at the age of 90. I include him on this list because up until the time of his death he was still hard at work as a voice actor and comic. He is most known for his insult comedic style, and for being the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movie franchise. With the fourth flick in the story already in the works, it makes you wonder who they will get to step in, or will they just kill off his character?

Before his death he had this to say, “What keeps me going is that young people still want to see me, which is flattering and great.”


Betty White seems to be the ageless wonder. She has been working for so long, that every generation that currently has people still living knows, and has enjoyed her work. She made her breakout on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 70s, and exploded into fame on The Golden Girls in the 80s. Her most recent recurring project was on the comedy sitcom, Hot In Cleveland. At 95 years old, she is still going strong.

When asked about why she is still working away like the professional she is, I think when you’re doing something you love to do, that’s got to be a healthy thing,” White said. “I just love working. I always expect each job is going to be my last one – but then another one comes up.”


Dick Van Dyke will turn 92 later this month, and the iconic Hollywood actor hasn’t decided to hang up his acting shoes just yet. Just last year he signed on to be part of the Mary Poppins Returns project. Over his career he has won five Emmy awards, a Grammy, and a Tony Award.

When he was asked about his thoughts on retirement he had an interesting answer. “I think it’s the worst thing you can do,” Van Dyke said. “Certain people who do retire suddenly age. I think you have to stay active.”


These three aren’t the only celebrities who passed the age of 90 and decided to keep working.

Science Says Old People Have A Smell, And Here’s How To Fix It

There are a lot of things that start to become more and more of a concern as you get older. Your joints aren’t moving quite as well as they used to, you find yourself getting tired more often than you once did, and even your memory starts to go a little bit at a time. Suffice it to say, it can be pretty stressful.


Of course, something that all of us are more than aware of is the concept of “old people smell.” It’s hard to describe on its own, but just about everybody can think of it, especially if they’ve dealt with aging relatives before. Many describe it as “musty” or “medicinal,” but ultimately, it’s something most people find really unpleasant.

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Fortunately, researchers have isolated several of the causes of “old people smell,” and as a result, we’ve compiled a handy guide of tips to minimize how much of it you develop…

14 Reasons Why Love Only Gets Better As You Get Older

It’s often said that only kids can have fun, but here are the grey foxes that prove your age doesn’t matter if the fire still burns just as bright!

What’s better than a hubby who will join you for a pedicure date?

Get you someone who will kiss you no matter who is watching!

When you recreate the happiest day of your 70 years together

You’re never too old to have fun!

For when you share everything, literally

Just agree to those dancing lessons early on, okay?

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But really, who’s counting? Okay they are, and it’s awesome!

Want even more golden love? Keep reading for more tender lovin’ care!

15 Celebrities Who Had Children Later in Life

There’s never been a perfect age to become a parent, and like us, celebrities aren’t going to let the ticking of their biological clock dictate when they’ll expand their family.

With the recent birth of Billy Joel’s third daughter, here are some of the other oldest new parents in Hollywood.

A proud father of six, Robert De Niro’s children are between the ages of six and 46. In 2011, De Niro was 68-years-old when a surrogate gave birth to his daughter, Helen Grace he shares with wife Grace Hightower.

Halle Berry was 47-years-old when she gave birth to son, Maceo, with then-husband, Oliver Martinez in 2013.

The Academy Award winner also has a 9-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubrey.

Despite playing a father in many of his hit movies, Steve Martin finally became a father at 67-years-old when his wife, Anne Stringfield, gave birth to their daughter in 2012. While Martin has not revealed her name, he jokingly dubbed her “Conquistador,” during a 2013 interview on The Late Show With David Letterman.

Following the death of her oldest child, Jett, Kelly Preston gave birth to son, Benjamin at the age of 48 with husband John Travolta in 2010. They also share daughter, Ella, who was born in 2000.

George Lucas became a father for the fourth time at the age of 69 when he and his wife, Mellody Hobson, welcomed daughter, Everest, into the world via surrogate.

The Star Wars creator is also the father of three other children, with the most notable being Amanda Lucas, a professional mixed martial artist.

Janet Jackson gave birth to her first and only child at the age of 50 with estranged husband, billionaire Wissam Al Mana. Their son, Eissa, was born in 2016.

Mick Jagger became a father for the eighth time at the age of 73 when his son, Deveraux, was born in 2016 to ballerina Melanie Hamrick.

The Rolling Stones singer is also the grandfather to five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Some of Jagger’s famous brood include his daughters Elizabeth, Jade, and Georgia May, all of whom are models.