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Carol Burnett is about to have a good time her ninetieth birthday this yr on April 26 and was not too long ago celebrated by her well-known associates, together with Julie Andrews.

Andrews reunited together with her long-time pal for the taping of NBC’s “Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter and Love,” a two-hour particular celebrating the comedy icon. 

The occasion reunited the legends after they did three specials collectively again within the Sixties and 70s, “Julie and Carol at Carnegie Corridor,” “Julie and Carol at Lincoln Heart” and “Julie & Carol: Collectively Once more.”

Different stars in attendance included Amy Poehler, Invoice Hader, Bob Mackie, who designed the costumes for “The Carol Burnett Present,” Cher and plenty of extra. 

Carol Burnett, left, and Julie Andrews reunite decades after their Emmy award-winning "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall" special in 1963.

Carol Burnett, left, and Julie Andrews reunite many years after their Emmy award-winning “Julie and Carol at Carnegie Corridor” particular in 1963. (Kevin Winter)

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Although the particular serves as a retrospective of Burnett’s life and profession, the soon-to-be 90-year-old has not slowed down her profession as soon as over the previous seven many years. 

She will not be alone as a dwelling legend nonetheless ruling Hollywood into her 90s both. Here’s what different stars are as much as as they enter their ninth, or in a single case tenth, decade and why they proceed to dominate Hollywood.

Carol Burnett

Born in 1933 in San Antonio, Burnett made a reputation for herself in comedy.

She grew to become a breakout success within the 1959 manufacturing of “As soon as Upon A Mattress” earlier than starring in her personal sketch sequence, “The Carol Burnett Present” for 11 seasons.

“The Carol Burnett Present” was an unimaginable success, incomes 25 Primetime Emmy Awards throughout its run, together with three for Burnett herself.

In a scene from "The Carol Burnett Show," American comedienne and actress Carol Burnett portrays character Nora Desmond Oct. 13, 1972. 

In a scene from “The Carol Burnett Present,” American comedienne and actress Carol Burnett portrays character Nora Desmond Oct. 13, 1972.  (CBS Photograph Archive)

After the sequence led to 1978, Burnett transitioned to extra movie roles, most memorably Miss Hannigan in 1982’s “Annie.”

She was inducted into the Tv Corridor of Fame in 1985, was a 2016 Kennedy Heart Honoree, and in 2019, the Golden Globes created the Carol Burnett Award for excellent contributions to tv on or off-screen.

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The then 85-year-old was the primary recipient of the award and in her speech mirrored on her profession and the way issues turned out as they have been meant to be.

“I catch myself daydreaming about being younger once more and doing it throughout, after which I deliver myself up brief after I notice how extremely lucky I used to be to be there on the proper time,” she shared. “As a result of what we did then, it could not be performed immediately.”

Carol Burnett accepts the inaugural Carol Burnett TV Achievement Award during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2019.

Carol Burnett accepts the inaugural Carol Burnett TV Achievement Award throughout the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2019. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC through AP)

Although she has earned lifetime achievements and accolades, Burnett has continued a gentle stream of labor together with appearances on “Mad About You,” “Glee,” and most not too long ago AMC’s “Higher Name Saul.”

Burnett can also be set to look within the miniseries, “Mrs. American Pie” on Apple TV+, alongside Kristen Wiig, Allison Janney and Laura Dern.

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Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke has at all times been a hard-working entertainer.

Born in West Plains, Missouri in 1925, Van Dyke first made a reputation for himself on tv, taking part in Rob Petrie on the self-titled “Dick Van Dyke” present within the early Sixties. He additionally originated the function of Albert Peterson in “Bye Bye Birdie” on Broadway in 1961 and reprised the function on display in 1963.

The "Dick Van Dyke Show" also starred fellow TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, right.

The “Dick Van Dyke Present” additionally starred fellow TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, proper. (CBS)

He could also be greatest cherished for his function as Bert the Chimney Sweep in “Mary Poppins.” 

Actress Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, left, in a scene from the movie "Mary Poppins."

Actress Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, left, in a scene from the film “Mary Poppins.” (Photograph by Donaldson Assortment/Getty Photographs)

From there, he appeared in different movies like “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Dick Tracy” and the “Evening on the Museum” films. He additionally starred within the long-running sequence “Prognosis: Homicide.”

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Over the course of his profession, Van Dyke has earned 4 Emmys, a Tony, and a Grammy, and was an honoree on the 2020 Kennedy Heart Honors.

In 2018, he wowed audiences when he appeared in “Mary Poppins Returns,” showcasing his nonetheless intact dancing abilities as an aged chairman of a financial institution. The actor was 93 on the time.

Van Dyke has continued to showcase his unstoppable vitality.

Final month, he shocked audiences and the judges on FOX’s “The Masked Singer,” when he was unmasked throughout the premiere episode.

The now 97-year-old was performing because the Gnome, bringing the gang to its toes and bringing a tear to the attention of many, together with choose Nicole Scherzinger.

Dick Van Dyke, right, alongside Nick Cannon for his reveal on "The Masked Singer." Van Dyke performed on the show at 97 years old.

Dick Van Dyke, proper, alongside Nick Cannon for his reveal on “The Masked Singer.” Van Dyke carried out on the present at 97 years outdated. (Michael Becker/FOX )

Not lengthy after the reveal, the icon spoke with Yahoo! Leisure, and stated “genes” play a task in his longevity, together with his spouse, Arlene Silver.

“Having a good looking younger spouse half my age to deal with me — that works,” he joked.

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Dick Van Dyke married in 2012. 

Dick Van Dyke married in 2012.  (Photograph by Paul Morigi/Getty Photographs)

Nonetheless, he did supply a sensible secret to his vigor–exercise. “I counsel all people to do this, as a result of that is what ages folks — it is only a stiffening up and never exercising their muscle mass and their lungs,” he stated. “Train is the reply.”

Van Dyke will not be capping his profession with the singing competitors although. He’s slated to look in an upcoming movie titled “Seize the Flag,” a couple of group of vets competing for the privilege of elevating the flag of their neighborhood every morning.

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Rita Moreno

Born in Puerto Rico in 1931, Rita Moreno moved to New York together with her mom in 1936 earlier than ultimately transferring to Hollywood to start her appearing profession.

After appearances in movies like “Singin’ within the Rain” and “The King and I,” the multi-talented Moreno scored her breakout function as Anita within the huge display adaptation of “West Facet Story.”

Rita Moreno performs "America" in "West Side Story."

Rita Moreno performs “America” in “West Facet Story.” (Getty Photographs)

Her efficiency earned her an Oscar in one of the best supporting actress class and set her on the trail to grow to be one of many illustrious few to realize EGOT standing, which refers to performers and creators who earn an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Moreno was the third individual to choose up all 4 awards, and the primary Latina girl to take action.

Rita Moreno won her Academy Award in 1962.

Rita Moreno received her Academy Award in 1962. (Bettmann / Contributor)

She has additionally acquired a Kennedy Heart Honor in 2015, a Display screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and a Peabody Award in 2019.

Her life and profession have been chronicled in a 2021 documentary for Netflix, aptly titled, “Rita Moreno: Only a Woman Who Determined to Go For It.”

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Talking concerning the documentary to Folks in 2021, Moreno stated, “I am nonetheless energetic and nonetheless working. I fear and stress rather a lot much less now as a result of I am so grateful,” including, “I cease and scent the roses.”

She additionally instructed the outlet, “I like to be amused and I like to amuse. I like to make folks snicker,” she says. “And you must have a humorousness about your self otherwise you’re f—ed!”

Rita Moreno broke barriers throughout her carrier and achieved EGOT status.

Rita Moreno broke obstacles all through her service and achieved EGOT standing. (Steve Granitz)

That angle appears to maintain Moreno going past the awards and retrospectives, as her star continues to shine. 

She appeared within the Oscar-nominated 2021 remake of “West Facet Story,” directed by Steven Spielberg in a brand new function created particularly for her. She additionally served as an government producer on the movie, offering contemporary enter on the Puerto Rican characters within the story.

This yr, at 91 she has confirmed herself to nonetheless be a field workplace draw. Together with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Sally Subject, she starred in “80 for Brady,” a comedy about 4 older ladies who make a journey to see Tom Brady within the 2017 Tremendous Bowl.

From left to right, Rita Moreno Jane Fonda, Sally Field and Lily Tomlin showcase their friendship in "80 for Brady."

From left to proper, Rita Moreno Jane Fonda, Sally Subject and Lily Tomlin showcase their friendship in “80 for Brady.” (Scott Garfield/Paramount Footage)

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Moreno stated in an interview, “I believe what it does that’s most uncommon is that it enlightens the viewers about what it’s wish to be an older individual, an older girl. You simply don’t normally see that.”

Later this yr, Moreno can also be becoming a member of the “Quick and the Livid” franchise in “Quick X,” taking part in grandmother to Vin Diesel, John Cena and Jordana Brewster’s characters. 

She can also be slated to be in a comedy for Netflix, “Household Go away,” alongside Jennifer Garner.

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William Shatner

Canadian-born William Shatner entered the halls of popular culture royalty along with his function as Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek” within the Sixties, in addition to the later movie diversifications of the sequence.

William Shatner, right, starred alongside Leonard Nimoy in the seiminal "Star Trek" series.

William Shatner, proper, starred alongside Leonard Nimoy within the seiminal “Star Trek” sequence. (Photograph by CBS through Getty Photographs)

After “Star Trek,” Shatner starred in sequence like “T.J. Hooker” and hosted exhibits like “Rescue 911” and “The UnXplained.” He additionally made appearances in films like “Miss Congeniality” and made a number of cameos in exhibits like “The Large Bang Idea” and “Futurama,” nodding to his sci-fi background.

His mid-career function on “The Observe” and its spin-off “Boston Authorized” earned him two Emmy Awards.

In whole, the actor has 250 credit to his title, together with internet hosting exhibits as himself and creating documentaries like “Get A Life!,” which have a look at the “Star Trek” fandom. 

William Shatner has been a prolific actor and host, with 250 credits to his name.

William Shatner has been a prolific actor and host, with 250 credit to his title. (Kris Connor/Getty Photographs)

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He has additionally launched 11 albums and even appeared on “The Masked Singer” in 2022.

The actor, born in 1931, has additionally been awarded a Life Profession Award from The Saturn Awards, placed on by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Movies, and a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the very best honor NASA awards to anybody who was not a authorities worker when the service was carried out.

The NASA honor got here a number of years earlier than his historic 2021 journey into house aboard the Blue Origin spacecraft. Shatner was 90 on the time and the oldest individual to make the journey into sub-orbital flight.

William Shatner was invited by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to fly to space on Oct. 13, 2021.

William Shatner was invited by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to fly to house on Oct. 13, 2021. (Mario Tama)

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In 2021, Fox Information Digital spoke with Shatner about his milestone birthday and what retains him motivated to proceed working.

“The whole lot is a discovery,” he stated. “… What’s fascinating is to find not solely [things] about your self, however concerning the world round you, there’s at all times steady discovery.”

The now 91-year-old additionally has no less than three initiatives within the works this yr alone, together with a brand new sequence titled “The Elevator.”

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood has held his icon standing for nearly seven many years in Hollywood.

Born in 1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood grew to become a staple of the Western style first as Rowdy Yates on the TV sequence “Rawhide,” earlier than cementing his standing as an icon with the “Man with No Title” trilogy of movies. He later took on the function of Harry Callahan within the “Soiled Harry” movies. 

Clint Eastwood became a star in films like "A Fistful of Dollars" and "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly."

Clint Eastwood grew to become a star in movies like “A Fistful of {Dollars}” and “The Good, The Unhealthy, and The Ugly.” (Silver Display screen Assortment/Hulton Archive)

Eastwood additionally made a reputation for himself as a director, with movies like “Play Misty for Me,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and “Bronco Billy.”

The “Each Which Manner however Free” director has been virtually consistently working all through his lifetime, usually directing two films a yr, like “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters From Iwo Jima” in 2006, “Changeling” and “Gran Torino” in 2008, “Jersey Boys” and “American Sniper” in 2014, and most not too long ago 2018’s “The 15:17 to Paris” and “The Mule.”

Although his profession by no means slowed, he didn’t earn his first Oscar nominations till 1992’s “Unforgiven,” at age 62, wherein he starred, directed and produced. “Unforgiven” took house greatest image and greatest director, a feat he would repeat 12 years later with “Million Greenback Child.”

Clint Eastwood won best director and best picture for "Million Dollar Baby."

Clint Eastwood received greatest director and greatest image for “Million Greenback Child.” ( Ron Galella/Ron Galella Assortment through Getty Photographs)

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His newest mission was 2021’s “Cry Macho,” which he once more starred, directed and produced. The then 91-year-old grew to become the oldest individual ever to behave in and direct a movie. 

In an interview with The Los Angeles Instances in 2021, Eastwood admitted he typically wonders about nonetheless working at his age, now 92.

“What the hell am I nonetheless working for in my 90s?” he stated. “Are folks going to begin throwing tomatoes at you? I’ve gotten to the purpose the place I puzzled if that was sufficient, however to not the purpose the place I made a decision it was. In the event you roll out a number of turkeys, they’ll let you know quickly sufficient.”

Eastwood additionally stated on the time he didn’t have any initiatives lined up, however stated, “If one thing comes alongside the place the story itself, the telling of it, is enjoyable, I’m open to it.”

Clint Eastwood arrives at the AFI Awards on Jan. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. 

Clint Eastwood arrives on the AFI Awards on Jan. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles.  (AP, File)

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Norman Lear

In the event you title a traditional sitcom, there’s a likelihood Norman Lear was behind it.

The prolific producer and author dominated the Seventies and 80s on tv with exhibits like “All within the Household,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Instances” and “Maude.”

Television producer Norman Lear has created dozens of TV shows, including classics like "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son" and "The Jeffersons."

Tv producer Norman Lear has created dozens of TV exhibits, together with classics like “All within the Household,” “Sanford and Son” and “The Jeffersons.” (Getty Photographs)

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He has additionally produced traditional films like “Fried Inexperienced Tomatoes” and “The Princess Bride.”

Lear additionally oversaw the reboot of “One Day at a Time” on Netflix, which starred Moreno.

Over his profession, Lear has earned six Emmys and has been inducted into the Emmy Corridor of Fame in 1984. 

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Lear was additionally a Kennedy Heart Honoree in 2017, received a lifetime achievement award from the Peabodys in 1977, and earned the Nationwide Medal of Arts from President Clinton in 1999.

Even with an already-storied profession lasting many years, Lear, who turned 100 final yr, exhibits zero indicators of stopping.

“I’ve by no means chosen something to do this I didn’t want to do,” he instructed Folks in 2022. “My awards and accolades imply a terrific deal to me, however they don’t imply as a lot because the drive to the studio immediately. I nonetheless explode with pleasure, pleasure, curiosity and utter delight each time.”

Norman Lear won the Carol Burnett Award at the 78th Annual Golden Globes in 2021. 

Norman Lear received the Carol Burnett Award on the 78th Annual Golden Globes in 2021.  (Photograph by NBC/NBCU Photograph Financial institution through Getty Photographs)

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Lear at the moment has 23 initiatives in growth with Brent Miller, his enterprise companion and president of his manufacturing firm, Act III. They embrace a reboot of “Who’s the Boss?” and “Good Instances,” amongst others.

“Bringing pleasure to folks is what it’s all about,” Lear instructed the outlet. “Laughter and pleasure add time to at least one’s life.”



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