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Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

Updated July 27, 2020 20.2k votes 1.6k voters 47.0k views309 items

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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 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.

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    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.

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    Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and...  more

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    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.

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    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

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    Kirk Douglas

    Age: 103
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    Stan Lee

    Age: 97
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    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    Age: 99
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    "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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Mel Brooks

    Age: 94
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    Judi Dench

    Age: 85

    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.

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    Sir Sidney Poitier, (; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian-American actor and film...  more

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    Sean Connery

    Age: 90
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    Christopher Plummer

    Age: 90
    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.

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