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Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100  

Ann Casano
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List Rules Vote up your favorite age-defying celebrity and add any not listed!

Sometimes, age really is just a number. But these healthy old celebrities seem to be defying time like no others. These classic celebrities are vibrant, full of life, and absolutely refuse to take orders from Father Time. They sing, they run major corporations, they act in big-time movies, and they tell jokes to sold out stadiums. Nobody cares that they are all card carrying members of the AARP - they have more joie de vivre than most 30 year olds. 

It’s hard to believe that Tony Bennett is pushing 90 and is out touring with Lady Gaga. Or that Clint Eastwood is in his mid-eighties and still directs a film almost every year. And can you believe that Cher just landed a deal to become the new face of Marc Jacobs? 

Most Americans retire from their full-time job around the age of 65. But don’t tell that to media magnate Sumner Redstone, who is in his nineties, and still continues to run both Viacom and CBS. Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan can’t be dragged from life on the road, and they both sound just as good now as they did in their salad days in the 1960s.

This list may be about famous people who could live to 100, but for some of these hard-working folks, 100-years-old may not even seem like a challenge. Be sure to vote up your favorites, and let us know in the comments section if we missed any vivacious celebs who are aging well! 
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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 97
Betty White may be in her 90s, but the Golden Girl moves around like a woman half her age. The actress just finished her run five year run as Elka Ostrovsky on the comedy series Hot in Cleveland. White has well over 100 acting credits to her name.
Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with the longest television career of any entertainer, spanning 80 years. Regarded as a pioneer of ...more
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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
ColinBoddy added age 92
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke ...more
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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 81
Morgan Freeman could narrate the phonebook and it would sound like a symphony orchestra. The Academy Award winner may be nearing 80, but he still has five feature length film projects slated for release in 2015 and 2016.
Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he ...more
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Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 93
Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and dancer, whose entertainment career has spanned seven decades. He first gained recognition on radio and ...more
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Brigitte Bardot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 84
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (French: [bʁiʒit baʁdo]; born 28 September 1934), often referred to by the initials B.B., is a French former actress and singer, and animal rights activist. Famous for ...more
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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 88
Not a lot of directors work past their 60s. Although the Hollywood legend stated that he was done with acting after 2012's Trouble with the Curve, Eastwood shows no signs of slowing down behind the camera. In 2014 the Academy Award winner helmed two large scale films, the musical, Jersey Boys, and the war movie, American Sniper
Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with ...more
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Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 93
The British born actress may be in her nineties, but that hasn't stopped her from continuing to perform. The two-time Tony Award winner is known for her work on stage, screen, and of course television (Murder She Wrote.) Lansbury is currently in her eighth decade of entertainment.
Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury (born October 16, 1925) is a British-American-Irish actress who has appeared in theatre, television, and film. Her career has spanned eight decades, much of it in the ...more
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Stan Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
voting closed at #6 Ferry73 added age 96
Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber ; December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of a family-run ...more
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Kirk Douglas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
voting closed at #5 Ferry73 added age 102
Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; Yiddish: ישור דניאלאָװיטש‎; December 9, 1916) is an American actor, filmmaker, and author. A centenarian, he is one of the last surviving stars of the film ...more
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinbur... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
ColinBoddy added age 97
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921), is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Philip ...more
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Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 92
Who has a sweeter singing voice than Tony Bennett? The nearly 90-year-old singer still has that smooth sound today. Bennett is still touring and has recently teamed up with Lady Gaga to sell out crowds around the country.
Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, ...more
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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 85
Sir Michael Caine successfully made the transition from leading man to supporting player. The British star has over 160 acting credits and two films already planned for 2016.
Sir Michael Caine, (; born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr., 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning 70 years and is ...more
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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 88
"Luke, I am your father" may be the most famous line from any movie in cinema history. Not only did Jones provide the iconic voice of Darth Vader, but his pipe's also provided the voice for Mufasa in The Lion King. He is currently filming the television series Agent X starring Sharon Stone.
James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more than seven decades, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and ...more
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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 88
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, one being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, and three ...more
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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 78
Sir Patrick Stewart (born 13 July 1940) is an English actor whose work has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning almost six decades. He has been nominated for ...more
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 76
Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the Star Wars film series and as the title character of the Indiana Jones ...more
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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 92
The comedy legend (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs) is approaching 90. However, Brooks is still popping up in projects. He recently made an appearance on Billy Chrystal's television show, The Comedians.
Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky, Yiddish: מעלווין קאמינסקי‎; June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic ...more
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Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 84

Dame Judi Dench continues to be one of the most prolific actresses working today. The Academy Award winner may be 80-years-old, but she already has two film projects planned for next year.

Dame Judith Olivia Dench (born 9 December 1934) is an English actress. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years, she performed in several ...more
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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 81
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins ...more
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Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 89

Barbara Walters paved the way for women in the world of journalism. She was the first ever female co-anchor of a network evening news show. The icon worked for 11 years on The Today Show and also created The View. She may have recently retired from her co-hosting duties on The View, but doesn't mean that she retired from journalism.

The 85-year-old is set to work on a six-part series for ABC called American Scandal. The show will revisit stories that Walters had previously covered. The former co-anchor will share her personal experiences and insights on the famous crimes of people like Jean Harris and Mark David Chapman.


Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. Walters has hosted a variety of television programs, including Today, The ...more
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Christopher Plummer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
age 89
Canadian born actor Christopher Plummer took home a Best Supporting Academy Award at the age of 82 for his performance in 2010's film, Beginners. He was the second oldest actor (Charlie Chaplin is the oldest) to ever win an Oscar. But, not even Academy gold and over 200 acting credits can slow Plummer down.
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian actor whose career has spanned six decades, beginning with his film debut in Stage Struck (1958). He is known for ...more
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 73
Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers ...more
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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 62
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch ...more
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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 73
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and is one of the few performers who have achieved the ...more
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Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100
Ferry73 added age 89
Eugene Allen Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Hackman was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best ...more