UPDATED: Check out the celebrities turning 80 in 2021!
In 2020, celebrities born in 1940 turn 80 years old. This is a huge milestone, and what's even more impressive is that a few of these famous actors and TV personas are still working today. Retirement is an unknown concept for them, so it seems.
Alex Trebek has been hosting the game show Jeopardy! for 35 years now, and never failed to deliver the perfect amount of sass. Actor Al Pacino is gaining a lot of attention for his work in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, in which he stars alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
This list features famous people from all over the world, with a few very popular faces from the UK. The 80 year old British celebrities include musician Cliff Richard, actor Patrick Stewart, and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. Other 80 year old celebrities include Tom Jones, Martin Sheen, and Nancy Sinatra. James Caan is one of the famous actors born in 1940, and Anna Karina is one of the actresses born in 1940 that you will find on this list.
Some of these famous 80 year olds might surprise you. Keep reading to learn more about all the famous people born in 1940 who are celebrating 80 years of life in 2020.
- Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), known professionally as Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career began with a string of top-ten hits in the mid-1960s. He has toured regularly, with appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011), and has had several career comebacks, such as his high-profile coaching role on the television talent show The Voice UK from 2012 (with the exception of 2016). Jones's powerful voice has been described as a "full-throated, robust baritone".His performing range has included pop, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel. In 2008, the New York Times called Jones a musical "shape shifter", who could "slide from soulful rasp to pop croon, with a voice as... more
- George Alexander Trebek (July 22, 1940 - November 8, 2020) was a Canadian-American television personality. He was the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since it was revived in 1984, and also hosted a number of other game shows, including 'The Wizard of Odds', 'Double Dare', 'High Rollers', 'Battlestars', 'Classic Concentration', and 'To Tell the Truth'. Trebek was contracted to host Jeopardy! until 2022. Trebek has also made appearances in numerous television series, in which he usually played himself. He received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host seven times for his work on Jeopardy!. A native of Canada, he became a naturalized American citizen in 1998.... more
- Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (born August 3, 1940), known professionally as Martin Sheen, is an American actor who first became known for his roles in the films The Subject Was Roses (1968) and Badlands (1973), and later achieved wide recognition for his leading role in Apocalypse Now (1979) and as President Josiah Bartlet in the television series The West Wing (1999–2006). In film, Sheen has won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance as Kit Carruthers in Badlands. Sheen's portrayal of Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Sheen has worked with a wide variety of film directors, including... more
- Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940) is an American singer and actress. She is the elder daughter of Frank Sinatra and Nancy (née Barbato) Sinatra, and is widely known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". Other defining recordings include "Sugar Town", the 1967 number one "Somethin' Stupid" (a duet with her father), the title song from the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, several collaborations with Lee Hazlewood such as "Jackson", "Summer Wine" and her cover of Cher's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". Nancy Sinatra began her career as a singer and actress in November 1957 with an appearance on her father's ABC-TV variety series, but initially achieved... more