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With the life expectancy (at least in the United States) now at 81 for women, and 76 for men, sometimes you just don't realize how far back that goes. That means people born in the 30s and 40s are quite possibly still alive and kickin'. You hear it's another famous singer's birthday and your first thought is, "wait they're still alive?" This is especially true when it comes to old singers you thought had passed away years and years ago.

Some singers from the classic era of radio are still around, and doing well. At a time when the main source of entertainment was sitting around the radio with your family and listening to your favorite singers, the famous vocalists on this list were huge celebrities. Who knew they were still alive?

From Loretta Lynn to Harry Belafonte, these classic voices are still here, though you might not have heard from them in a while. Cast your votes below for the old singers you had no idea were still alive.
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Kris Kristofferson


Kris Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 22 Old Singers You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
Photo: John Arundel/flickr/CC-BY-NC 2.0

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Age: 80

Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Military Officer, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Credits: Blade II^! Blade^! Blade: Trinity^! Watchmen

Also Ranked

#43 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#42 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#91 on The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

#52 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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Doris Day


Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 22 Old Singers You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
Photo: Unknown photographer/via Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

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Age: 93

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Actor, Singer

Credits: The Doris Day Show, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane

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#76 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#72 on The Best Singers of All Time

#80 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#63 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

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Loretta Lynn


Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 22 Old Singers You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
Photo:  Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

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Age: 85

Birthplace: Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor, Singer

Credits: Hee Haw, Johnny Cash's America, Be Cool, You Can Count on Me

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#44 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#14 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#86 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#99 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Julie Andrews


Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 22 Old Singers You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
Photo: Helga Esteb/Shutterstock

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Profession: Theatre Director, Author, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, + more

Credits: Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Shrek 2, Despicable Me

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#16 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#12 on The Best Living English Actresses

#67 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#92 on The Best Singers of All Time

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