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Celebrities Turning 80 In 2021

January 8, 2021 34 items

Who will be turning 80 in 2021? As it turns out, there's a lot of living celebrities that were born in 1941. This list includes some of the most famous figures in politics, music, and film. Don't let their age fool you — many of these celebs are still active in their careers today.

One of the biggest celebrities born in 1946 is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. For more than five decades, Dylan has been a pop culture figure in American music. His work from the 1960's, including "Blowing in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", is still celebrated today. Dylan has toured virtually non-stop since then, up until the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, when nearly all concerts were canceled worldwide. One of Dylan's counterparts and friends, singer-songwriter Joan Baez, will also be 80 next year.

Other celebrities turning 80 next year include Swedish-born actor and singer Ann-Margret, Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, television personality Martha Stewart, and singer Neil Diamond. Each one of these actresses, singers, and politicians have certainly had an effect on society.

Keep reading to learn about all of the accomplished individuals who will be turning 80 in 2021. This list will help you answer the question, "What celebrity is born in 1941?"

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    Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty years. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. His lyrics during this period incorporated a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defied pop-music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. Following his self-titled debut album in 1962, which mainly comprised traditional folk songs, Dylan made his breakthrough...  more

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    • Ann-Margret Olsson (born April 28, 1941), known simply as Ann-Margret, is a Swedish-born, American actress, singer, and dancer. As an actress, Ann-Margret is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Viva Las Vegas (1964), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Carnal Knowledge (1971), The Train Robbers (1973), Tommy (1975), Grumpy Old Men (1993), Grumpier Old Men (1995), and All's Faire in Love (2009). She has won five Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and six Emmy Awards. In 2010, she won an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her singing and acting careers span five decades,...  more

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        Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Vermont's at-large Congressman from 1991 to 2007, he is the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history and a member of the Democratic caucus. Sanders ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president and is running again in 2020. A self-described democratic socialist and progressive, Sanders is known for his opposition to economic inequality. On domestic policy, he broadly supports labor rights, and has supported universal and single-payer healthcare, paid parental leave, and tuition-free tertiary education. On...  more

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          Martha Helen Stewart (née Kostyra; Polish pronunciation: [kɔ'stɨra]; born August 3, 1941) is an American retail businesswoman, writer, television personality, former model, and convicted felon. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and hosted two syndicated television programs, Martha, which ran from 2005 to 2012, and Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2004. In 2004, Stewart was convicted of charges related to the ImClone stock trading case. There...  more

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