Legendary celebrities are considered the pillars of the movie industry for the talents they have shown and the time they have spent in the entertainment world. They have inspired a lot of young artists and even gave birth to a new generation of actors and actresses that will follow in their footsteps. Although it may be hard to be cast on the shadow of their famous parents, their brood proves that they can also make a name for themselves. One great example is Kirk Douglas’ son, Michael Douglas.
Although some believe that a lot of movie stars from the Golden Age are now gone today, a lot of them are still alive – proving they still even got it and have no plans to retire. However, others already wanted to enjoy the fruit of their labor by securing their insurances to enjoy their retirement. So, here is the list of the legendary celebrities that you never know are still alive.
Mel Brooks is known for a lot of things. He is an actor, director, comedian, and producer. Over the long span of his career, his accolades have amounted to Grammy, Tony, Academy, and Emmy Awards. At 93 years old, Brooks still has no plan to retire, and it looks like there is no stopping Brooks from acting! He has been a part of Toy Story 4 and still has three movie projects coming up. With a net worth of $85 million, the star’s money will continuously grow, given his non-stop hustling.
Surely, Brooks and his family don’t need to make any loans in the future because of his massive wealth that wouldn’t run out for generations to come. He firmly believes that “in order to stay alive, work. Keep working no matter what.” The well-respected actor shared this creed in a previous interview. As a source of strength and motivation, he includes working in his daily routine.
Barbara Eden maybe 89 years old today, but she doesn’t even look half her age. She made her first-ever television appearance on The Johnny Carson Show. From there, her career began. The beloved actress has since been often seen on television and stage performances. It also opened the door for her to be in the movie industry, starring in different films like A Private’s Affair, Swingin’ Along, and Flaming Star, where she played opposite the rock legend Elvis Presley.
Eden was best known for the American sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, where she played the lead titular character. The actress has yet to retire and still has a movie coming up this year. Even at 89, she remains enthusiastic when it comes to working. Regardless of her age, the acting veteran is still motivated by the things she’s been doing for a long time. Given her excellent money management, she has undoubtedly saved enough money for her to enjoy retirement.
Sophia Loren started to make a name in the entertainment industry as a model when she joined a beauty pageant at the tender age of 15. In 1950, she decided to pursue a career in acting. After six years, the 85-year-old star’s career began to soar high when she signed a contract with Paramount Pictures. At 21 years old, Loren began appearing in different movies, and productions like It Started in Naples and The Pride and Passion.
Although we seldom see the actress today, she still has yet to announce her retirement. She even has a recent 2020 movie titled The Life Ahead. Released in November, the film is about a Holocaust survivor and a young immigrant. Loren might want to keep it low, moving forward. It seems like she is enjoying her $75 million net worth using her credit cards to indulge and splurge while she’s healthy and full of youthful spirit!
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke has a successful, award-winning career that spans seven decades. He is a great actor, comedian, writer, singer, and dancer. Of course, the 95-year-old star is best known for his own sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show. He also managed to make a lot of movies, like Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the 1960s. Years have passed, yet Dyke is still active in Hollywood.
In fact, the robust actor was a part of the recent movie, Mary Poppins Returns. He also has a film coming up, titled Capture the Flag. After working for more than half of his life in the industry to create his legacy, Van Dyke still cannot let go of his passion. With his love for acting, he became one of the most respected actors, and no one would question that he even brought himself to a staggering $80 million net worth. Of course, he wouldn’t make it without the right money management.
You may know Robert Conrad as the sophisticated actor behind the role of the Secret Service agent, James T. West, in the movie Wild Wild West, but he is also a singer and stuntman. Unfortunately, the star has retired after a road accident in which he suffered severe injuries. The incident caused the right side of his body partially paralyzed. Given his accumulated savings from being a part of Hollywood, everyone was sure that Conrad has the right insurance coverage that would give him financial aid for all his medical needs to complete his recovery.
Even with all the preparedness, Robert Conrad had met his creator on February 08, 2020, due to heart failure. We could all agree that he indeed spent his life sharing his talent with the public. Conrad’s last movie was Dead Above Ground in 2003, where he played the role of Reed Wilson. The show, Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, gave tribute to the actor and his iconic movie just recently, given his untimely passing.
From the 1960s to the 1970s, Ann-Margret Olsson, or simply known as Ann-Margret, had conquered the movie industry. She had made a name in the movies, like Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, and more. At 78 years old, Olsson is still active in the industry. She is a part of the Syfy comedy-drama series Happy! and even has a movie coming up. Aside from being an actress, Olsson is also a known singer and dancer in her time.
She has also won five Golden Globe Awards for her incredible acting talent. With her continuous projects, Olsson has no plans to retire yet. With the set of talent she had, there is certainly much for her to offer in the industry. We could still expect to see her exceptional talent while performing in the industry in the future. So, her financial advisor may also continuously work with her finances as long as she is still active.
When Kim Novak did the movies Vertigo, Pal Joey, and Middle of the Night, her career started to soar sky-high. At the time, she had the chance to work with the very best stars, like Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas. However, after she conquered the movie industry in the 1960s to the 1980s, she decided to remove her crown and ultimately retire in the 1990s. It might not be easy to accept by some of her fans, but they still choose to respect her decision and be happy instead.
Novak was last seen in the movie Liebestraum in 1991. Since then, she was no longer seen either on the big or small screen. She must be enjoying her break at her lavish house equipped with a sound home security system. We genuinely hope that she made some worthy investment in the past that would benefit her outside the limelight life after working in the industry for 37 years.
Tippi Hedren first joined the entertainment world as a fashion model. With her captivating beauty, director Alfred Hitchcock approached her, and the rest is history. The 90-year-old star started to pursue her acting career at the time. She began appearing on the silver screen in the 1960s in the movies like Marine and The Birds. Which eventually became one of the best choices in her life and could be the reason why Tippi Hegden is still living her luxurious life right now.
But behind her luck in the entertainment industry is her failed marriages. Hedren has called on the help of divorce lawyers several times after she parted ways with her former husband thrice. Now, she is enjoying her life as an animal rights activist and looking after her pets. She, too, is still active in the industry, appearing here and there. Indeed, her talent is still unstoppable, and ready to introduce herself to the modern generation.
Rhonda Fleming was the female icon from the 1940s to the 1950s. She was so famous she was known all over the world. The 96-year-old star appeared in more than 40 movies in her time, making her known as one of the most glamorous actresses during her prime. She was also named as the Queen of Technicolor for appearing in photographs beautifully using that medium. In the 1960s, Fleming described herself as semi-retired and had made some real estate investments.
She was last seen in the short Waiting for the Wind in the 1990s. At her age, Fleming is supposed to enjoying her retirement and the fruit of her hard work. Still, since tomorrow is uncertain for everybody, Rhonda Fleming is now living peacefully in the sky together with her creator without any trouble since October 14, 2020. Her fans and her loved ones would undoubtedly leave ample space in their heart for her.
Carl Reiner has been known in the entertainment world for working in front and behind the camera. Hence, he made a name as a multi-talented man. His career spanned seven decades, and he has made a fortune for being an actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, and published author. He even starred and produced The Dick Van Dyke Show. He is also known for the movie Ocean’s Eleven and the television series Two and a Half Men.
Although Reiner has yet to announce his retirement, his last work on IMDb was in 2011 for The Cleveland Show. With a $70 million net worth, his family will be enjoying all the money he had left on the earth. Because on June 29, 2020, he passed away. But you could still see that Carl would still be one of the most respected artists in the industry and will always remember his legacy.
Julie Gibson is a renowned singer and actress of her time. When she performed in the Jimmie Grier Orchestra, the 106-year-old star started to make a name in the music scene in the 1940s. From here, she also began doing small roles in movies. Despite her minor roles, she always played strong and feminine characters. Later, she started to have titular roles in western movies.
Gibson also narrated and dubbed for niche films. With her great voice, she also worked as a dubber in international movies until she retired from the industry in 1984. In 2018, she was announced as the oldest living celebrity. Indeed, she has received a lot of credits for her contributions to Hollywood. With all the awards she achieved in the industry, it is safe for her to retire and enjoy the fruit of hard work that she had been investing in for herself all her time.
Ed Asner is popularly known as Lou Grant in the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore. With incredible acting skills, his role got a spinoff series of its own, titled Lou Grant. Aside from being an actor and voice actor, the 89-year-old star was also the former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is also an activist and is heavily credited for his charity works. Asner has been involved in different organizations that help children and adults with Autism.
This cause is close to his heart because one of his grandchildren has the condition. Despite his age, there’s nothing that can stop Asner from working. He still has a long list of upcoming projects. By the looks of it, he doesn’t have to worry about his age as he indeed has insurance that will cover it and the fact that she had still the capability to entertained work whenever she wants to.
Christopher Plummer has a career that spanned for six decades. The peak of his career started when he did the movie Sage Struck in 1958. He is also known for the films, like The Sound of Music, Waterloo, and The Insiders. With his exceptional talent, it is no surprise that Plummer received a lot of accolades. His critically acclaimed performance earned him two Tonys, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe, among others.
At 89 years old, Plummer has no plans to retire yet, and he can still pay for his home insurance. He still has a couple of movies coming out. He could inspire many teenagers today to strive even harder for their future, just like Christopher Plummer did. And based on his previous interview, it is still amazing to see him enjoying everything she’s been trying to have since then and keep on insisting that there would never come a time where he would choose to retire anytime soon.
Eva Marie Saint
There is no wonder why Eva Marie is still famous in the industry for acquiring to have a successful career spanning 75 years. She started acting in 1947. When she did Grand Prix and The Russians are Coming, Saint’s stardom quickly rose. Her incredible performance in the movie On the Waterfront also earned her numerous Academy Awards after years of working.
At 96 years old, Saint has yet to announce her retirement and is still willing to face all the possible projects they would offer to her. However, her latest project was in 2014 with the television series The Legend of Korra. Anyhow, even if she doesn’t do movies and television works anymore, with her $20 million net worth, she can still pay her mortgages and live a luxurious life. No matter what her plan may be, we could always expect the best for Eva Marie.
You may recall Angela Lansbury when she sings Beauty and the Beast. She is the voice behind Mrs. Potts and has been a part of other children’s movies like Nanny McPhee, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and more. At 95 years old, the actress’ career has impressively spanned without any thoughts of retiring from the industry. You would probably notice her in her latest project, “Mary Poppins Returns”, and assumed to have more in the future.
Just a little back story, Lansbury started with Gaslight when she moved into doing Hollywood movies in 1942. Since then, her career soared high. Her works have attracted international acclaims. She also earned several awards and recognitions for her contribution to the movie industry. Despite her age, she still has the strength to pay for her home-owners insurance as she remains active in the industry and continues to create a legacy that only she could attain.
Honor Blackman started to make a name in Hollywood in the 1940s. She made her appearance in the movie Fame is the Spur. After that, she made The Virgin, The Gypsy, A Night to Remember, and The Square Peg. Although these films have made a mark in her career in the entertainment world, her most famous role of them all was as Cathy Gale in the television series, The Avengers. The show helped her establish a name in the industry.
Ever since she played the role of Cathy, her career started to soar. From here, she was cast in the movie Bond Girl, opposite Sean Connery. Blackman’s last project was the TV series You, Me & Them in 2015. Although after living her glorious days in the industry, Honor Blackman already met her creation at the age of 94 on April 06, 2020, with sudden death. She will be sorely missed but continue to admire by many.
Compared to other amateur singers, the beginning of Vera Lynn’s career has a colorful story. She started singing for the soldiers during World War II and said her performance was the only way to show her support for the troops. Hence, her recordings were top-rated during that time. When the war ended, Lynn began to further her career by appearing on television and guesting on radio shows. From here, she became famous all over the world.
At 103 years old, everyone assumes that nothing could stop Lynn from singing. Even if they wished to see her performs up to this day, continue to join charity works to help women with breast cancer and disabled children the way she used to do. But unfortunately, she passed away recently and officially ended her career in the industry. But, to her family and fans, she will forever have a space in their memories and their heart.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis is dubbed as the rock & roll’s first great wild man. He is the pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music. At the peak of his career, he was popularly known as The Killer. You may remember him in the songs “Great Balls of Fire,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and “Crazy Arms”. However, Lewis had some controversies. He made a noise when he decided to marry his cousin, who was just 13 years old.
Fortunately, he managed to redeem himself and restore his career when he returned with new country music. Lewis has sought the help of his attorneys for a number of times since he got divorced seven times. Regardless of his roller coaster journey in the industry, no one would argue that he is indeed a talent for singing. It would not surprise anyone that he could still manage to showcase his talent continuously.
Compared to other artists on this list, Beverly Cleary is no actress, singer, or producer. She is a famous author. She is a writer of children’s books and young adult fiction. She is one of America’s most successful living authors, selling 91 million copies of books worldwide since she published her first novel in 1950. Before she became a writer, Cleary got her degree from the University of Washington. She then worked as a librarian. With her hard work, she now has $20 million net worth.
She also has several awards for her contribution to literature and children’s reading. Even though everybody is excited and wants to read more of her works, Beverly Cleary still chooses to resign in 2016 and indulge herself with the peaceful surroundings she worked so hard to achieve. Moreover, even until now, with the kind of net worth and being a best seller author for over the decades in the industry, she will continuously live a trouble-free life.
Jackie Mason is one of the best-known comedians of his time. His comedy sketches often tackled issues about politics, religion, and other controversial topics. However, with his culturally grounded humor, he was often accused of being politically incorrect. But, that doesn’t stop Mason from being included on Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. He ranked number 63.
His one-person comedy show, The World According to Me, also won a Special Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Ace Award, Emmy Award, and a Grammy nomination. Today, Mason is still voicing some characters in The Simpsons. At 89 years old, he knows he still has it to continue his work and save money investment. And even without money involved, just his talent alone, we could all see that Jackie Mason indeed loves his job, and his love in his passion is the only thing that would keep his work at this age.
Loni Anderson started to make a name in Hollywood in the late 1970s ’til the 1980s. She is best known for her role as Jennifer Marlowe on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, which gave her three Golden Globe and two Emmy Award nominations. With these accolades, Anderson surely has a good credit score at the time. She also made an appearance in other television series like S.W.A.T. and Vigilante Force.
Her movie career started when she did Stroker Ace and The Lonely Guy. She made her starring role in The Jayne Mansfield Story, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, there are still rumors spreading all over the platform, saying that she will soon retire. But she is last seen in the television series; My Sister is so Gay. And until today, her presence alone is enough to show everybody that she is still unstoppable in following her dreams.
Sidney Poitier is not only an actor but a film director as well. He started in Hollywood in the 1950s. From here, he began to be an icon for the African-American people across the United States and the world. During his time, he appeared in several movies, like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Lilies of the Field, In the Heat of the Night, and many more. With his great talent and incredible performance, Poitier won an Academy Award for Best Actor.
At 91 years old, he is now taking it slow. With a $25 million net worth, he must be enjoying the fruit of his labor, not minding paying his insurances. And after decades of working in the industry, no one would argue that he deserves to live a trouble-free life. Even today, he is still one of the industry’s respected artists and continues to shine without the spotlight.
Bob Newhart made a name in the world of stand-up comedy with his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery of jokes. His career began to soar high when his comedy monologues, called The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, were unveiled in the 1960s. After his success as a comedian, Newhart ventured to the world of acting. One of his first television shows was his own series, The Bob Newhart Show. Later, he also made appearances in Elf, Catch 22, Legally Blonde 2, and The Big Bang Theory.
In his time in the business, he has made a whopping $65 million net worth, enough for him to live without working and not experiencing bankruptcy. Based on that appearance alone, there is still so much to expect from Bob Newhart in the industry, especially today that he already makes himself known to the modern generation. Indeed, retirement would never run in his thoughts anytime soon.
With a career spanning over nine decades, Norman Lloyd has over 60 different television shows. He has a beautiful job as an actor, producer, and director, and he is best known for the movies Limelight, Dead Poets Society, Spellbound, and many more. Since then, Norman Lloyd undoubtedly created a legacy that only he could attain. With his talent and prioritizing his health, there is much he could do.
Aside from that, He is also known for striking a close friendship with the late director Alfred Hitchcock. The two collaborated for several years and developed an incredible bond. Unfortunately, Hitchcock, who is regarded as one of the most influential and extensively studied filmmakers in cinema history, passed away in 1980. On the other hand, Lloyd is now enjoying his life and his $5 million net worth, which is enough to pay off his mortgages even if he stops working.
Betty White has a colorful career, spanning 80 years. Hence, she is one of the television pioneers. She is one of the first actresses who got everyone’s attention in front and behind the camera. She has contributed her talents as a comedian, producer, and writer in the industry since she started her career in 1939. Despite her age that she is now 98 years old, nothing can stop White from doing what she wants.
She was part of the recent Toy Story 4, voicing the role of Bitey White. She could pay all her credit cards with this amount with no issues, so she could now retire if she wanted to. Still, there is no way she would because you could see her celebrating her seven decades in the industry through Netflix Documentary, which soon to release to the public.
Chuck Yeager may not be a celebrity, but he became famous for his work as a United States Air Officer. He was a pilot of too many planes for the American army. He, too, is the first person who flies faster than the speed of sound. During his time in the United States Air Force, Yeager received credits for his works and got several medals and recognitions for his contribution, bravery, and service to the country. In 1975, Yeager officially retired. He is now enjoying his $1.5 million net worth, which is the result of his hard work.
And even if he retired early in following his passion, I bet we could all assume that he wisely managed all the net worth he earned for working in the industry and would provide himself enough financial stability. Chuck Yeager is one of the aspiring influencers that could inspire everyone that they don’t have to be a celebrity to become successful. You have to have perseverance and passion in whatever you do.
Bob Barker made a name as a television game show host. He is best known as the host of the CBS famed game show The Price is Right, which is the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, from 1972 to 2007. But before that, he hosted Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974. This gave Barker a good fortune, giving him the ability to pay for his mortgage. Apart from these shows, he was also the host of Miss Universe and Miss USA in the early days.
Now that Barker is 97 years old, he can now sit back, relax, and enjoy his $70 million net worth. But just a quick backstory, Bob Barker announced his retirement when he was 83 years old after living and working in the industry for approximately 50 years. Everything he had today is what he deserves, and people continue to respect his decision and continue to support him.
He may not be a famous celebrity, but Jimmy Carter is known around the world for the changes that he made for being the 39th U.S. President. He served the country from 1977 to 1981. He started as a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. As a child, Carter grew up in the southern state of Georgia and experienced racial segregation when he was growing up. He also served the Navy.
Now that he’s out of politics, Carter receives credits for continuously working on charities despite his age. He is now 96 years old. He is also an active activist for Civil Rights and founded the Carter Center to raise awareness about human rights. Therefore, retirement thoughts are also an advantage for him because he would also enjoy the benefits of working under the government for years.
With a career spanning for over 70 years, Hal Holbrook remains active in the industry. He is known as an actor, television director, and writer. Holbrook first received critical acclaim for his one-man stage show, Mark Twain Tonight, where he played as Mark Twain in 1954. At the time, he was still studying at Denison University, working on his degree. Holbrook’s incredible talent didn’t go unrecognized after he won five Emmy Awards and Tony Award for his excellent performances.
At 95 years-old, Holbrook has no plans to retire yet. The only retirement he ever made is his one-person show Mark Twain Tonight that runs for approximately 63 years. There’s a rumor he will be part of the new movie, The Secrets We Share, which is still in the pre-production stage. Regardless of which career he would soon want to pursue, surely the Holbrook project will always be popular since he is already well-known in the industry.
June Lockhart made waves during the 1950s and 1960s television. She was known as a major part of acclaimed television series like Lassie, Lost in Space, and Petticoat Junction. With her great acting talent, Lockhart received several recognitions. She also got a Tony Award for her contribution to Broadway. However, behind her successful career in the entertainment world, she had a couple of failed marriages. She sought the help of divorce lawyers after parting ways with her two husbands. But now, she is enjoying her time with her loved ones.
She, too, is still active in the industry and voiced the character of Mindy the Owl in the movie Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm. After experiencing the joy and sadness in her roller-coaster career, all of them would eventually become worth it, especially when she decided to retire from the industry in 2017. Even today, people are expecting that she is now enjoying her remarkable life.
Robert Clay used his acting skills to entertain people like him trapped in a Nazi concentration camp. The 94-year-old actor was also a victim of the Holocaust but fortunately survived the genocide. After the tragedy, Clary joined the entertainment world and became a known actor in France and the United States. He is best known as Corporal Louis LaBeau in the television series Hogan’s Heroes.
Clary’s last acting project was on the television short Matisse & Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry in 2001, voicing the character of Henri Matisse. Now that he is mostly enjoying his time after his horrific experience, he can take advantage of his labor fruit without filing for bankruptcy even when he retired in the same year. Today, he is the only surviving cast of Hogan’s Heroes and enjoys the rest of his life together with his family and close friends.
People started to know Cloris Leachman when she joined Miss America. However, she became more recognized when she joined the entertainment world as an actress and comedian. Now, she has an acting career spanning over seven decades. Leachman began to be a household name when she appeared on the television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. She was also a part of Malcolm in the Middle, Young Frankenstein, and The Beverly Hillbillies.
At the age of 94, Leachman still has no plans to retire. She has a line of movie and television productions coming up; thus, she can continuously pay her homeowners insurance without asking for anyone’s help. Based on her exceptional talent in the industry and her striking looks, there is more project to expect from Cloris Leachman without having any second thoughts of slowing down, especially when it comes to pursuing her career.
David Attenborough is one of the most respected figures in the United Kingdom. He is a famed broadcaster and natural historian. He is a known avid animal welfare activist. He also travels the world to represent BBC’s Blue Planet and other natural history and animal television shows. With his contribution to the environment and world of broadcasting, he is considered to be a “natural treasure” himself.
He is a self-confessed nature and animal lover and a pro-people person. He also gets credits for his charity works, like the Refugee Children’s Movement. Indeed, David Attenborough is not just a fantastic artist in the industry. He also had a genuine personality to give back to the people who need some support. Perhaps that is also one reason why he is blessed in his career and with no plans of retiring soon.
I bet even the modern generation today would know Tony Bennett as a legendary singer, whose career has spanned more than seven decades. Although he started in the 1940s, his career skyrocketed in the 1950s, thanks to his incredible voice and voice interpretation skills. He is a singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. Some of his most notable songs are I Left my Heart in San Francisco, The Lady is a Tramp, Rags to Riches, and The Good Life.
He is also a painter, and all of his works are good investments. He uses the name of Anthony Benedetto, and his creations are on permanent public display in different institutions. With the set of awards and based on his numerous achievement, there is no doubt that his talent will always glow when it comes to showing his artistic side. Therefore, it is understandable for someone like Tony Bennett to continue his passion regardless of his age.
Max Baer Jr
One of the fantastic and living legends in the industry is no other than Max Baer Jr, and he started to create his career when he is known for different things. He is a screenwriter, producer, director but is best known as an actor. The veteran star rose to fame as Jethro Bodine, the dim-witted nephew of Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebsen), on the long-running television series Beverly Hillbillies. The 83-year-old star is said to be the last living cast member of the classic show after the death of his co-star, Donna Douglas, in 2015.
However, before he joined the entertainment world, he graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Thus, it is no wonder it is easy for him to leave the acting industry because many plans lie inside his head. Having an educational background is indeed a wise investment he made because regardless of which career he would want to walk, it is always in a win-win situation.
Tina Louise started as a stage actress in the 1950s. After almost a decade of a career as a stage performer, she got her first role in the drama film, God’s Little Acre. From here, her career started to change. After the movie’s release, Louise received a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. Her talent didn’t go unnoticed. It also started her career on the small screen. She became a household name when she joined Gilligan’s Island in the 1960s.
However, in 2015, Louise already announced her retirement. But, she made an appearance in the 2019 film, Tapestry. And that’s when her career started to kick off again; later on, she managed to earn approximately $6 million in net worth and age of 86, Louise can now take a break as she doesn’t have to think about money loans. But if you observe her plans, she does not have that in mind yet.
Julie Newman is known for a variety of things. Aside from being an actress, she is a dancer, singer, writer, lingerie inventor, and real estate mogul. Surely, she knows a lot about title loans. She invested in many real estate properties over the years, which helped her to save a $5 million fortune. She also invested in the fashion industry, making her a famed businesswoman. Also, Newmar has a lot under her belt.
Apart from famously portraying the role of Catwoman on the original Batman series, she also performed on Broadway and appeared on several television and movie productions. And today, at 87, her set of talent she could offer in the industry is no skeptical that she is still unstoppable in expanding her legacy even more. Additionally, she is also a brilliant author and had a bunch of best-selling books. Thus, nowadays, there is more for her to expect in the future.
Gary Burghoff shot to fame after he played the role of Charlie Brown in 1967 Off-Broadway musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His performance stunned everyone who saw the production. Aside from the musical, he is also known for his role as Corporal Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly in the 1980 television series M*A*S*H. In his time in the business, Burghoff managed to amass $6 million net worth.
He already retired in 1995 but returned in 2010 to do Daniel’s Lost. Since then, Burghoff wasn’t visibly seen on the screen. But with his savings, he is undoubtedly far from bankruptcy, and after that, that was the last time her fans see him on the net. Later on, he decided to step back in the industry for the second time because he wants to fulfill his duty as a responsible father for his three children.
Aside from being a famous star, Jane Fonda is also known as a political activist. She recently hit the headlines for protesting about climate change in front of the Capitol. It can’t be denied that Fonda is one of the great actresses in Hollywood from the early days until today. She has received a number of accolades from Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, and the Honorary Golden Lion.
Despite being 83 years old, even Jane herself could not expect she would come this far, although it is no surprise with her talent. There’s nothing that can stop Fonda from doing movies, acting, and protesting. She has been receiving credits for raising awareness about today’s issues, and she will continue to do so. She is pretty much active in educating and sharing her knowledge with the new generation today, making her one of the industry’s respected artists.
Marilyn Knowlden was a former child actress who conquered the cinematic world in the 1930s. She has a remarkable career, although it only spanned for more than a decade. Knowlden started acting at the age of 14. She quickly gained a large fan base after she worked alongside the likes of Bette Davis and Katherine Hepburn. However, she went on a hiatus in 1944 to pursue her education and get a degree. She once again returned to the world of Broadway to do My Fair Lady at the age of 70.
In 2011, she might have used some loans to release her own memoir, Little Girl in Big Pictures, telling her experience as a child in Hollywood. Indeed, being able to mature in the industry at a young age helped Marilyn Knowlden envision and figured out her plans even further. It becomes her guiding stone to know what she wants to achieve. And now, at 94, she is still blessed with the fruit of her hard work in the past.
Not only is Loretta Swit an incredible actress, but she is also a singer, having trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Loretta Swit’s parents were so excited when their daughter started acting at the tender age of 7 years old. At the time, nobody imagined she would be a successful celebrity. With her passion and talent for acting, the star proved she has a big name in Hollywood.
Her big break came when she played Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on the television series M*A*S*H that gave her two Emmy Awards, which became her most notable role date. She publicly announced her retirement in the 1990s, but she made an appearance in the 2019 movie Play the Flute, where she played Mrs. Kincaid. At 83 years old, Swit still has the luxury to go shopping and pay her credit cards with her $4 million net worth.
With a career spanning six decades, Gavin Macleod has a lot under his belt. He is a television and film character actor, ship’s ambassador, and a Christian activist and author who amass his success today. This might also be the reason behind his clean credit report. MacLeod made his debut at 26 years old in the 1957 TV show The Walter Winchell File. His first appearance on film is an uncredited, small role in 1958, The True Story of Lynn Stuart.
He also played opposite Peter Mann in the movie The Sword of Ali Baba, and in the 1968 film, A Man Called Gannon. He is best known as Captain Stubing in the television series The Love Boat. He also appeared on The Mary Tyler Show, where he received five Golden Globe nominations and McHale’s Navy. At 88 years old, Macleod is still active in the industry.
Before all the success and fame Cindy Williams received in her career, it all began after she graduated from college. She landed a part in commercials such as TWA and Foster Grant sunglasses. Some of the first roles she received on TV were The Professor, Room 222, and Love, American Style. Williams rose to fame for playing Shirley Feeney’s role in two television shows, Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley.
After taking Shirley’s role for almost one decade, she had smaller roles in other series like the CBS short, The Normal Life. From here, she started to appear in hit shows, such as 8 Simple Rules and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She also joined many theater productions. At 72 years old, Williams still appears on the big and small screens. Surely, she will never run out of money for her investments with her $10 million net worth and continued works.
Swiss actress Ursula Andres is one of the most respected actresses for being an iconic Bond girl, joining Diana Rigg, Jane Seymour, Barbara Bach, and many more. She played Honey Ryder’s role in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962. With her looks and appeal, Andress also became a sex symbol during her time. The former model’s success continued when she managed to work with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in 4 For Texas and Fun in Acapulco, opposite Elvis Presley.
Andress first arrived in Hollywood back in January 1955. She signed with Paramount Pictures for a seven-year contract with a starting salary of $287 each week in March. The agreement resulted in no acting roles because of her inability to learn English during the time. Despite her beauty, Andress chose to be a single woman after asking for her lawyers’ help to divorce her then-husband, John Derek. She is now 84 years old.
For more than seven decades, Shatner regularly graces our television screens. Known to his friends and colleagues as Bill Shatner, he became a pop culture icon and rose to a degree of greatness when he played USS Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise. However, taking the said role for too many years also has its disadvantages. Shatner experienced being typecast and had a hard time getting other roles that he almost filed for bankruptcy.
With so little acting prospects and money, he wasn’t sure if he would ever get the chance to return to the big screen again. Fortunately, he managed to redeem himself and received television series, films, stage production projects, and published a series of books. He also managed to win an Emmy Award, a People’s Choice Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Despite his challenging experience in the industry, Shatner still amassed a $150-million net worth.
Alan Alda is an award-winning actor who made a name for playing the role of Hawkeye Pierce on the television series M*A*S*H. He won six Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. After his success in the war series, he again made waves when he landed a West Wing role. He also hosted the television show Scientific American Frontiers. With his works as an actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, and author, Alda managed to save $40 million.
A very significant amount that could help him go through his retirement and pay his insurances especially when the actor announced last 2018 that he was living with Parkinson’s disease for three years already. Surely his millions of fans and closest friends are praying for his health. As a token of appreciation and gratitude because of his contributions to the industry, Alan Alda was given the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
Judd Hirsch joined the entertainment world in the 1950s, resulting in having a career spanning six decades. The 85-year-old star had a colorful career. His breakthrough roles were on the NBC series Dear John as John Lacey and the CBS series NUMB3RS as Alan Eppes. However, he became more notable for playing the role of Alex Riger on the ’70s television comedy show Taxi. Aside from these shows, Hirsch also made an appearance on the television sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Hirsch had been married twice in his life. The first one was with Elisa Sadaune, while the second one was with the fashion designer Bonni Sue Chalkin. However, he also sought the help of his divorce lawyers twice after his two marriages failed. Regardless of his rollercoaster life, retirement seems to have no space in his mind. He continuously wants to pursue it even further in the future, especially now that he could make himself known to the modern generation.
Until today, the name Julie Andrews has left a mark on the minds of many. She is best known as the one and only Mary Poppins and continuously made a name in the movie musical The Sound of Music in 1965. Today, Andrews is one of the most respected performers of all time. Indeed, she is an icon. With a career spanning over 70 years, she already has a lot under her belt.
Aside from acting and singing, Andrews is also an author. She makes her ability to write as her investment not just to earn more but also to inform others about her life and different things. She also penned children’s stories and educated them with the lesson she was able to learn. At 85 years old, Andrews has no plans to retire yet and will continue to entertain people with her award-winning talent, and there is no surprise that she will be more popular with her type of music.
Katharine Ross entered the entertainment world in the 1960s. In 1967, she started to be known for her role as Elaine Robinson in the movie The Graduate. Her fame continued to skyrocket in the 70s when she did The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy that made her earn a BAFTA award for Best Actress. And with that, she becomes one of the most respected and veteran in the acting world even though she is still on small and big screens.
Although Katherine Ross saw in the industry not often as before, whether she wants to continue in the entertainment industry or to step down, all the decisions will depend on her hand. Anyhow, with a $5 million net worth and her age of 79, she can take a rest at home with ease with her home security system and start living a worry-less life.
If you are one of the 90s fans, you would probably know the fantastic child star Rita Moreno, since she has been in the industry at the tender age of 13. Her first role was the Broadway production Skydrift. With her stunning beauty and unquestionable talent, she started to have a lot of projects. In her career spanning over 70 years, Rita is just one of the 12 people who received an award from the four major award-giving bodies – Oscar, Tony Award, Emmy Award, and Grammy Award.
Aside from a colorful career, Moreno also had an intriguing love life. She has been linked to the music legend Elvis Presley and Anthony Quinn. However, she surprised everyone when she had an eight-year relationship with Marlon Brando. Today, Moreno still continuously does what she loves acting and would welcome to do new projects. At 89 years old, she still works hard as a busy attorney.
With a degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Ted Lange evidently pursued his passion for acting. He then decided to turn his talent into a career and joined the entertainment world in the 1970s. His first role as Isaac Washington on the television series Love Boat quickly turned him into a star that he wanted to be. The show helped him rise to fame and formed an incredible bond with the lead star Gavin MacLeod. Since then, the two have been the best of friends.
At 72, Lange has not announced his retirement yet. He still has done roles in television and movie projects. He even has more movies coming up. With that, he will never run out of funds for his investment planning. Regardless of whatever he wants to do with his life, being Ted Lange is already a successful artist in the industry and does not need anyone to prove his worth.