11. Julie Andrews
Last, but certainly not least, is the magnificent Julie Andrews, 82. The Sound of Music. Mary Poppins. Need we say more about how much we adore her for shaping our childhoods? After a throat operation in the 1997, she lost her singing voice (although we think she sounded great in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement), but the rest of her body appears to be in good health.
10. Maggie Smith
On- and off-screen, there’s no one quite like Maggie Smith. We can’t imagine anyone else ever playing Professor McGonagall in Harry Potter or Reverend Mother in Sister Act. Thankfully, even at the age of 83, she still seems to be in good health after a heart attack scare four years ago and a battle with breast cancer in 2008.
9. Alan Arkin
Arkin, who turned 84 in March, most recently starred in the Academy Award-winning film Argo, but that’s only the tip of his acting iceberg. He is also known for The Russians Are Coming and Stand Up Guys. Healthy living is very important to Arkin so maybe we should all take a few longevity tips from him!
8. Carol Burnett
You can thank this queen of comedy for the current crop of top comedic talent in Hollywood. Everyone from Tina Fey to Jimmy Fallon cites her as an inspiration. The Carol Burnett Show laid the foundation for later variety shows to come, including SNL, Inside Amy Schumer, and Key & Peele. Most recently, she was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2013.
7. Regis Philbin
He is definitely America’s favorite TV personality and game show host, and he also appeared on numerous shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Seinfeld. Philbin, 86, has suffered from some chest pain since 2014, but he seems to have gotten it under control since then.
6. Sean Connery
With that distinctive voice and masculine charm, Connery, 87, is one of the most iconic actors of our lifetime. The Scottish actor appears to be in good health, according to his brother, but he has not made any films since 2012.
5. James Earl Jones
Mufasa might be gone, but we hope Jones, 87, lives on forever! Just about anyone will recognize his voice as the one behind the infamous Darth Vader, and he’s in good enough health to keep making movies to this day, including the live-action remake of The Lion King set to come out in 2019.
4. Clint Eastwood
We’re glad Eastwood has paid careful attention to his health since he was a teenager because that vigilance has definitely paid off later in his life. He’s a fantastic actor indeed, but his directing achievements, American Sniper and Gran Torino for example, are just as much of a standout.
3. Tony Bennett
When you think of the classy, well-done music you would want to hear at a fine restaurant, Tony Bennett, 91, is probably the first name to come to mind. Hits like, “Because of You” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco" are timeless. The only aspect of his health that has somewhat deteriorated in recent years is his vocal cords, so he may not be able to sing like he used to, but we don’t think anyone would care anyway, as long as he’s there.
2. Mel Brooks
Without this genius man, we would have never known the likes of Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Blazing Saddles, and many more. This 91-year-old is surprisingly spry and in good health, all thanks to, in his words, eating pineapple for every meal.
1. Betty White
Our favorite, quick-witted Golden Girl turned 96 in January, making her one of the oldest celebrities in Hollywood. She is currently in great health, which she attributes to consuming plenty of hot dogs and vodka. That doesn’t seem to work for most people, but, hopefully, it keeps working for her.