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Celebrities Turning 80 In 2021

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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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    Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. With 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. On the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, he has had ten No. 1 singles: "Cracklin' Rosie", "Song Sung Blue", "Longfellow Serenade", "I've Been This Way Before", "If You Know What I Mean", "Desirée", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "America", "Yesterday's Songs", and "Heartlight". Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Additionally, he...  more

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      Paul Albert Anka, (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actor. Anka became famous with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady". He also wrote the English lyrics to Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", which has been covered by many, including Elvis Presley. In 1983 he co-wrote the song "I Never Heard" with Michael Jackson. It was retitled and released in 2009, under the name "This Is It". An additional song that...  more

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        Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, and actor. He is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People's Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned eight Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he and Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2008, Garfunkel was ranked 86th in Rolling Stone magazine′s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time....  more

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          Robert Wallace Forster Jr. (born July 13, 1941) is an American actor, known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool (1969), Lebanese terrorist Abdul Rafai in The Delta Force (1986), and Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Forster's varied filmography further includes titles such as Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), The Black Hole (1979), Alligator (1980), Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Mulholland Drive (2001), The Descendants (2011), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), and its sequel London Has Fallen (2016). He has also had prominent roles in television series such as Banyon...  more