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Celebrities Who Turned 60 in 2019

Updated January 3, 2020 21.2k views38 items

UPDATED: Check out the celebrities turning 60 in 2020!

Several famous people celebrated their 60th birthdays in 2019. Action heroes, pop stars and top athletes all joined the list of famous 60 year olds. Some sixty-year-old actors don't look a day over 50 while other famous people who are 60 haven't aged well. Many celebrities over 60 are at the top of their game both personally and professionally.

Who turned 60 in 2019? Simon Cowell turned the big 6-0 on October 7th. Maybe growing older will mellow Cowell when he judges contestants on America's Got Talent. Emma Thompson also celebrated her 60th birthday in 2019.

Magic Johnson's 60th birthday served as an inspiration to everyone as he continues to thrive after being diagnosed with HIV in 1991. Other celebrities who turned 60 this year included Sean Bean, Mike Pence, and Morrissey.

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  • Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an English actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian. One of the UK's most acclaimed actresses, she often portrays enigmatic and matronly characters with a sense of wit, frequently in period dramas and literary adaptations. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, three BAFTA Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. Born in London to English actor Eric Thompson and Scottish actress Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe. After appearing in several comedy programmes, she came to prominence in...  more

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      Shaun Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959), credited professionally as Sean Bean (), is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bean made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. Further roles followed, including Patriot Games (1992), GoldenEye (1995), Ronin (1998), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), Equilibrium (2002), National Treasure (2004), Odysseus in Troy (2004), North Country (2005), The Island (2005), Silent Hill (2006), Black Death (2010), Jupiter Ascending (2015) and The Martian...  more

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        Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 48th vice president of the United States, leaving office on January 20, 2021. He previously was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. He is the younger brother of U.S. representative Greg Pence. Pence was elected to the United States Congress in 2000 and represented Indiana's 2nd congressional district and Indiana's 6th congressional district in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. Pence described himself as a "principled conservative" and supporter of the Tea Party movement, stating that he was "a...  more

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        • Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s. Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the...  more

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