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Who Is America's Grandmother in 2019?

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You know how there are occasionally those lovable older female celebrities who give off that warm, fuzzy grandma vibe? Here you’ll have a chance to decide which popular older female celebrities are the most loved of all by casting your votes for who is America's grandmother in 2019. You’ll have the chance to look through a selection of the sweetest ladies over 70 and pick the ones that give you the most grandma-envy. They're the women who you feel like you could run to for advice or a hug - and maybe even when you need someone to back you up in the way only a grandma can.

These popular actresses, singers, and celebs offer a range of Nana possibilities with their talent, warmth, and all-around cool vibes, but Who is the most beloved of them all? Help us decide as you scroll through a list of handy pros and cons for each that will help you cast your vote for who should be America's grandma in 2019.

  • Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is America's Grandmother in 2019?
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    Why She's The Best:

    • She's hilarious, talented, and the Godmother of bluegrass, how can you go wrong?
    • Imagine gathering around the fire at Christmas to sing Christmas carols with this lady. 
    • She might even let you borrow some of her clothes if you're good. 
    • She's got the biggest heart and would do anything for you. 

    Maybe Not Grandma Material:

    • Having a grandma with a better rack than you is not for everyone. 
    • She grew up in a tiny shack in the Ozarks and actually did walk uphill in the snow to get to school. Your complaints are lost on her. 


    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Sevierville
  • Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is America's Grandmother in 2019?
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    Why She's The Best:

    • She sings, she writes, she's the funniest actress in the history of TV. You'll never be bored again. 
    • She's got that warm and fuzzy look blended with a mischievous gleam in her eye. 
    • She's insanely successful and would be a great source of business advice. 
    • Her passion for giving back to various charities and establishing scholarships around the country. 

    Maybe Not Grandma Material:

    • Your sass stands no chance against her wit. 
    • She's a TV legend. Good luck living up to her standards for your YouTube channel.


    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Why She's The Best:

    • She's soooo classy. Even in her 70's she's still got a wardrobe worth stealing clothes from. 
    • She's British. Everything she says sounds like Shakespeare. 
    • She's got a huge heart and became a Dame for her contributions to the arts. 
    • She's insanely talented and creative and would definitely never make for a boring conversation partner.

    Maybe Not Grandma Material:

    • She's class personified. God help you if you don't mind your manners. 
    • She's got a list of awards as long as her arm and might be hard to impress.


    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
  • Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is America's Grandmother in 2019?
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    Why She's The Best:

    • Look at that awesome smile, she looks like such a sweetheart. 
    • She's crazy talented and can pull off both the most serious or hilarious roles. 
    • She's a Dame. Who can say their grandma is a straight-up Dame?
    • Don't you just want to sit at her feet and ask her for advice?

    Maybe Not Grandma Material:

    • She knows the Queen and can probably get you kicked out of several countries if you misbehave. 
    • With over 100 credits to her name, she still works a lot and is not really the "stay at home and babysit your kids" type.


    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
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