Famous 79 Years Old

The list of famous 79 years old includes Danny DeVito, Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas, Rod Stewart, Sam Elliott. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, actresses and directors and from other domains of life. This list of 79 years old includes people from United States, England, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Danny DeVito
(Actor, Director, Producer)
Danny DeVito
40
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neptune Township, New Jersey, United States

An award-winning actor, Danny DeVito overcame a rare genetic disorder called Fairbank's disease to become an influential figure in the American film industry. Along with Michael Shamberg, he founded a production company called Jersey Films, which went on to produce films like Pulp Fiction. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.

 2 
George Lucas
(Filmmaker Known for Creating the 'Star Wars' & 'Indiana Jones' Franchises)
George Lucas
79
Birthdate: May 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States
National Medal of Arts-winner George Lucas is best known for his iconic movie series Star Wars and Indiana Jones. He wished to the join the U.S. Air Force but was rejected, following which he studied film production at USC. He is also a Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee.
 3 
Tom Selleck
(Best Known for His Role of 'Thomas Magnum' in the TV Series 'Magnum, P.I.')
Tom Selleck
52
Birthdate: January 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

An actor famous for his rugged good looks, Tom Selleck is best known for playing tough police officers and investigators in TV shows and films. Even though he has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1960s, he finally gained stardom only in the 1980s and continues to be a popular actor to date.

 4 
Michael Douglas
(One of the Most Popular and Critically Acclaimed Actors of His Generation)
Michael Douglas
36
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

One of the most decorated American actors, Michael Douglas is popular for playing a variety of roles. Apart from acting, Michael Douglas has received attention for his political activism and humanitarianism. A cancer survivor, Douglas serves as an inspiration to those suffering from the disease; he recovered from stage IV tongue cancer.

 5 
Danny Trejo
31
Birthdate: May 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, United States

From working as a construction foreman to a regular visitor to the state prisons in California, Danny Trejo's future looked bleak. However, his boxing skills came to his rescue as he landed the job of training Eric Roberts for a boxing scene in one of his movies. Eventually, Trejo became a film star and part of an incredible rags-to-riches story.

 6 
Sam Elliott
22
Birthdate: August 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Veteran actor, Sam Elliott, is best known for his work in movies like Hulk, Ghost Rider, The Big Lebowski and A Star Is Born. With his good looks and deep commanding voice, he became favourite for cowboy roles, like in TV series The Sacketts and movies Tombstone. However, the actor has also played various other characters in his long career.
 7 
Diana Ross
(Lead Singer of 'the Supremes', the Best-Charting Female Group in History)
Diana Ross
65
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

With several prestigious honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, under her belt, Diana Ross is one of the most popular and influential singers of all time. In 1976, Billboard named her the Female Entertainer of the Century. She has influenced popular artists like Madonna, Beyoncé, and Michael Jackson.

 8 
Rod Stewart
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Rod Stewart
38
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highgate

British rock and pop singer and songwriter, Rod Stewart has sold over 250 million records worldwide and is counted among the best-selling music artists of all time. During his extensive career that spans almost six decades, he has won numerous awards and accolades. He was mentioned on the "Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists" list in 2008.

 9 
Gladys Knight
(Singer-Songwriter)
Gladys Knight
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 10 
Patti LaBelle
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Godmother of Soul Patti LaBelle is best known for her chartbusting song Lady Marmalade, released with her group Labelle. She has had a successful solo career, too, winning multiple Grammys. She has appeared on her own TV shows, released cookbooks, and has launched her line of food and bedding.
 11 
John Rhys-Davies
( Best Known for Portraying 'Sallah' in the 'Indiana Jones' Movies)
John Rhys-Davies
20
Birthdate: May 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

John Rhys-Davies is best known as Gimli and the voice of Treebeard from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is also known for voicing Cassim in Aladdin and the King of Thieves. His other notable projects include Shōgun, Sliders, and the James Bond film The Living Daylights.

 12 
Roger Daltrey
9
Birthdate: March 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith Hospital, London, England

Roger Daltrey is an English actor, film producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band The Who. Renowned for his soulful voice, Daltrey was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest singers of all-time list in 2010. Also known for his charity work, Daltrey has been a patron of the Children's Respite Trust since 2011.

 13 
William Gary Busey
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Buddy Holly’ in the Film ‘The Buddy Holly Story’)
William Gary Busey
15
Birthdate: June 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baytown, Texas, United States
Gary Busey initially performed as a drummer for country stars and used the pseudonym “Teddy Jack Eddy.” He is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role in The Buddy Holly Story and his countless character and guest roles in both movies and series. He also appeared on Celebrity Rehab.
 14 
Jacqueline Bisset
(Actress)
Jacqueline Bisset
6
Birthdate: September 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Weybridge, Surrey, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 15 
Craig T. Nelson
11
Birthdate: April 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States

Craig T. Nelson is an American stand-up comedian and actor. One of the earliest members of the popular comedy troupe The Groundlings, Nelson went on to form his own comedy team along with Rudy De Luca and Barry Levinson. Also an avid racer and motorsports fan, Nelson founded the Screaming Eagles Racing in 1992.

 16 
Peter Cetera
(Lead Vocalist and Bassist of the Rock Band 'Chicago')
Peter Cetera
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Retired singer, songwriter, and bassist, Peter Cetera, first gained fame as an original member of the rock band Chicago. He later launched a successful solo career as well. He often collaborated with David Foster and Amy Grant over the course of his long career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. 

 17 
Michelle Phillips
(Actress and the Vocalist in the Musical Quartet 'The Mamas and the Papas')
Michelle Phillips
15
Birthdate: June 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

Michelle Phillips is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and former model. She is credited with co-founding the folk rock vocal group The Mamas & the Papas and is the last surviving original member of the group. After the disbandment of the group, Phillips went on to establish herself as an actress, playing lead roles in TV films like The California Kid.

 18 
Al Michaels
(Sportscaster)
Al Michaels
2
Birthdate: November 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
Frank Oz
(Puppeteer & Actor Known for His Role of Yoda in the 'Star Wars' Series)
Frank Oz
3
Birthdate: May 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hereford, England
Frank Oz started his career as a puppeteer, performing characters such as Miss Piggy in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster in Sesame Street. He then gained fame as the voice of Yoda in the Star Wars franchise. He has also directed movies such as Little Shop of Horrors.
 20 
Brenda Lee
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her 1960 Hit 'I’m Sorry' and 1958’s 'Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree')
Brenda Lee
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Brenda Lee is a singer best-known for performing country music and pop. One of the earliest pop singers to enjoy a contemporary international following, Lee was among the most-charted singers during the 1960s. A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Lee is the only female performer to be inducted into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.

 21 
Boz Scaggs
(Singer)
Boz Scaggs
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
 22 
Pattie Boyd
(Model, Ex-Wife of George Harrison)
Pattie Boyd
12
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taunton
Pattie Boyd set the tone for British fashion of the 1960s. She married Beatles star George Harrison and inspired many of his songs. She then married Eric Clapton. Pattie’s photographs of Harrison and Clapton were exhibited as Through the Eye of a Muse. She also works for addiction recovery.
 23 
Jeffrey Tambor
(Awarded a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Pfefferman.)
Jeffrey Tambor
8
Birthdate: July 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 24 
Ian McDiarmid
(Best Known for His Villainous Role of 'Emperor Palpatine' from the 'Star Wars' Film Series)
Ian McDiarmid
9
Birthdate: August 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland

Best known to fans as Emperor Palpatine or Darth Sidious in the Star Wars movie series, Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid also had a successful career in British theater. His performance as Teddy in the play Faith Healer won him a Tony Award, while he earned an Olivier Award for the play Insignificance.

 25 
Rick Barry
(Basketball Player and Radio Personalities)
Rick Barry
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 26 
Stephen Stills
(Singer-songwriter)
Stephen Stills
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
 27 
Dennis Franz
4
Birthdate: October 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Geraldine Chaplin
(Actress and Daughter of Charlie Chaplin)
Geraldine Chaplin
15
Birthdate: July 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin, is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated role in Doctor Zhivago. She has also appeared on Broadway, in her father’s biopic, and in several Spanish and French films. She portrayed Wallis, Duchess of Windsor in the Netflix series The Crown.
 29 
John Paul DeJoria
(Businessperson)
John Paul DeJoria
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Once a homeless person who slept in his car, John Paul DeJoria became a billionaire hair-care magnate, as the co-founder of Paul Mitchell and the Patrón Spirits Company. He started off as a door-to-door salesman, peddling his shampoo brand in LA salons. He is now part of The Giving Pledge.
 30 
Mary Wilson
(Singer, musician, autobiographer)
Mary Wilson
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit
 31 
Jane Hawking
(Writer)
Jane Hawking
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Jane Hawking is an English teacher and author. She is best known as the ex-wife of popular physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. She was married to Hawking for 30 years, during which she doubled up as his caretaker. Jane Hawking took good care of Stephen Hawking despite struggling from depression, for which she is much-respected in the scientific community.

 32 
Michael Buffer
(Announcer)
Michael Buffer
6
Birthdate: November 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Michael Buffer is an American ring announcer for professional wrestling and boxing matches. He is credited with pioneering an announcing style which involves a distinctive rolling of certain letters. He is also famous for popularizing catchphrases, such as Let's get ready to rumble. Michael Buffer has also appeared in popular talks shows like Late Night with David Letterman.

 33 
Timothy Lee Reid
(American Actor, Comedian and Film Director Known for His TV Series ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati’ and ‘Simon & Simon’)
Timothy Lee Reid
2
Birthdate: December 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Timothy Lee Reid, popularly known as Tim Reid, is an American actor and director. He is known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as Venus Flytrap, Simon & Simon, and That '70s Show. The founder of Legacy Media Institute, Reid aims at bringing together leading professionals, young men and women, and outstanding actors through his non-profit organization.

 34 
Jeff Beck
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter)
Jeff Beck
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: England

Jeff Beck is a British rock guitarist renowned for his association with popular rock bands like The Yardbirds, Beck, Bogert & Appice, and The Jeff Beck Group. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential players in history, Beck has won several awards like the Grammy Awards. He has also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine thrice.

 35 
G. W. Bailey
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Luther Rizzo’ in TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
G. W. Bailey
10
Birthdate: August 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
G.W. Bailey is best known as Luther Rizzo from the series M*A*S*H and as Thaddeus Harris from the Police Academy film franchise. Fans also loved him as Louie Provenza in The Closer and its spinoff series, Major Crimes. He has been associated with charities that help children with cancer.
 36 
Lorne Michaels
(Creator and Producer of 'Saturday Night Live')
Lorne Michaels
6
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer, comedian, and screenwriter. He is credited with creating and producing one of the most popular American TV sketch comedy and variety shows, Saturday Night Live. With 91 nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards under his belt, Lorne Michaels holds the record for having the most nominations by an individual in the award show's history.

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Ray Davies
(Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Ray Davies
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Larry Ellison
(Co-Founder of Oracle)
Larry Ellison
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison was Forbes’s sixth-wealthiest person in the world in 2019. He has been associated with Apple and Tesla, too. He once owned the world’s 12th-largest yacht. He is a certified pilot and also owns a tennis facility. A devoted philanthropist, he has taken The Giving Pledge.
 39 
Swoosie Kurtz
(Actress)
Swoosie Kurtz
13
Birthdate: September 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Swoosie Kurtz is an American actress who has received prestigious awards, such as Tony Awards and Primetime Emmy Award in a career spanning more than half a century. Over the years, she has contributed immensely to the success of several popular TV series, such as Carol and Company.

 40 
Raila Odinga
(Former Prime Minister of Kenya)
Raila Odinga
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maseno

Raila Odinga is a Kenyan politician who has been the Leader of Opposition since 2013. From 2008 to 2013, Odinga served as the prime minister of Kenya. Before becoming the prime minister, Raila Odinga served as the Minister for Roads, Public Works, and Housing. At the African Union Commission in 2018, he was appointed High Representative for Infrastructure Development.

 41 
Denise Nicholas
11
Birthdate: July 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 42 
Erno Rubik
(Inventor)
Erno Rubik
8
Birthdate: July 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest

A professor of design and architecture, Erno Rubik is the man behind the Rubik’s Cube. The Hungarian inventor himself took a month to solve his Rubik’s Cube puzzle, before marketing it worldwide as a popular game. He later also invented Rubik’s Magic and now promotes problem solving and mathematics. 

 43 
Barry Bostwick
(Actor)
Barry Bostwick
2
Birthdate: February 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 44 
Tony Orlando
(Singer)
Tony Orlando
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 45 
Dietrich Mateschitz
(Businessman and Co-founder of 'Red Bull')
Dietrich Mateschitz
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Austria
Self-made business magnate and Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz took 10 years to complete his marketing degree. He was also one of the pioneers of content marketing, and rather than depending on paid ad agencies, marketed his brand through numerous media tools, such as the Red Bulletin magazine.
 46 
Frances de la Tour
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Miss Ruth Jones’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Rising Damp’)
Frances de la Tour
6
Birthdate: July 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England
Frances de la Tour is best known as Miss Ruth Jones from the sitcom Rising Damp. She won a Drama Desk and a Tony Award for her portrayal of Mrs. Lintott in the Broadway play The History Boys, and also reprised her role in the movie version of the play. 
 47 
Younan Nowzaradan
(Specializes in vascular surgery and bariatric surgery.)
Younan Nowzaradan
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Pahlavi Iran Imperial State of Iran
 48 
John Sebastian
(Founder of the Rock Band 'The Lovin' Spoonful')
John Sebastian
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States
 49 
Rudy Giuliani
(Former Mayor of New York City)
Rudy Giuliani
44
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Flatbush, New York, United States

American politician Rudy Giuliani, who served as the Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, received major attention and praise for his handling of crisis in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in his city. He was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in December 2001 for his efforts. However, there have also been allegations of corruption against him.

 50 
Ben Stein
(Writer, Actor, Lawyer)
Ben Stein
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Ben Stein initially worked as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He then plunged into the entertainment world, starring in films such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off and hosting shows such as Win Ben Stein's Money. He also appeared as Arthur Neuman in The Mask franchise.