interesting 22 Old Singers You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive  

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With the life expectancy (at least in the United States) now at 81 for women, and 76 for men, sometimes you just don't realize how far back that goes. That means people born in the 30s and 40s are quite possibly still alive and kickin'. You hear it's another famous singer's birthday and your first thought is, "wait they're still alive?" This is especially true when it comes to old singers you thought had passed away years and years ago.

Some singers from the classic era of radio are still around, and doing well. At a time when the main source of entertainment was sitting around the radio with your family and listening to your favorite singers, the famous vocalists on this list were huge celebrities. Who knew they were still alive?

From Loretta Lynn to Harry Belafonte, these classic voices are still here, though you might not have heard from them in a while. Cast your votes below for the old singers you had no idea were still alive.
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Doris Day


Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 22 Old Singers You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
Photo: Unknown photographer/via Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

Age: 93

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Actor, Singer

Credits: The Doris Day Show, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane

Also Ranked

#86 on The Best Singers of All Time

#80 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#66 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#31 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Loretta Lynn


Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 22 Old Singers You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
Photo:  Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Age: 85

Birthplace: Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor, Singer

Credits: Hee Haw, Johnny Cash's America, Be Cool, You Can Count on Me

Also Ranked

#41 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#14 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#89 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#100 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Julie Andrews


Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 22 Old Singers You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
Photo: Helga Esteb/Shutterstock

Age: 81

Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Profession: Theatre Director, Author, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, + more

Credits: Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Shrek 2, Despicable Me

Also Ranked

#15 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#67 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#12 on The Best Living English Actresses

#92 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Tony Bennett


Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 22 Old Singers You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
Photo:  Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Age: 90

Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Musician, Actor, Singer, Writer, + more

Credits: Bruce Almighty, Analyze This, Muppets Most Wanted, Goodfellas

Also Ranked

#57 on The Best Singers of All Time

#46 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#45 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#94 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

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