Making a mark in Hollywood is no easy feat. Actresses and entertainers are a dime a dozen, and while they may all have talent, the sheer probability of breaking through the noise is slim to none. But there are some celebs who have been able to shine amongst all of their constituents, and create lasting careers in the public eye. This is an impressive accomplishment that few celebrities are able to say they have achieved. What’s even more rare is to live to the ripe age of 90 and above, seeing the evolution of the industry that they broke ground in themselves. There are a select few iconic entertainers who we are lucky enough to still have with us. These nonagenarians have the unique perspective to be able to look back over so many decades over the span of their careers, and see just how much they have impacted almost a full decade of entertainment, media and popular culture and society itself. To see just how amazing these celebs are, check out these 10 iconic stars who are now in their 90’s.
James Earl Jones: 90
The legendary actor joined the 90’s club at the beginning of 2021. “Looking back at my life and extensive career, I am so proud of my work and accomplishments. I love growing older and wiser with time,” he said of his 90th birthday.
Rita Moreno: 90
Rita has several decades of iconic work under her belt and is one of very few actors to have earned an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards). She joined the 90’s club in 2021.
Tony Bennett: 95
Tony Bennett is a beloved and iconic singer who had to retire due to Alzheimer’s. But that hasn’t stopped him from performing. Despite his ailing memory, he performed and recalled perfectly the words to his greatest hits in the “One Last Time” Radio City Music Hall performances, alongside Lady Gaga.
Dick Van Dyke: 95
Dick Van Dyke is a historic actor who has many amazing films under his belt, like the original Mary Poppins, Bye Bye Birdie, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He was also the host of popular show The Dick Van Dyke show.
Henry Belafonte: 94
Henry Belafonte, who is a legendary actor, activist and musician, came out of retirement back in 2018 for Spike Lee’s Oscar nominated film BlacKkKlansman. It was said that when he walked in on set, the whole room was completely star struck.
Angela Lansbury: 95
Angela Lansbury is known for her roles in films and television shows for several decades, including Murder She Wrote, Beauty and the Beast, and Marry Poppins Returns.
Sidney Poitier: 94
Sidney Poitier is a legendary actor who made history in 1964 as the first black man to win an Academy Award. He has made his most recent appearances at the red carpets in 2017.
William Daniels: 94
William Daniels played everyone’s beloved but hated teacher Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World. Back in 2019, he posed for a really cool photo with the rest of his cast mates from the popular show.
Barbara Walters: 91
Barbara Walters is an iconic journalist whose work is historical. She made her latest public appearance back in 2019 when she joined the ladies of The View.
Bob Newhart: 92
Bob Newhart is 92 years old and still very much so active. He celebrated his 90th birthday in Las Vegas. Only a few days later, he was acting in a skit at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Like many of the other entertainers on this list, it looks like Bob is still young at heart.