Famous 80 Years Old

The list of famous 80 years old includes Robert De Niro, Joni Mitchell, Diana Ross, Alice Walker, Ben Kingsley. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actresses, actors and novelists and from other domains of life. This list of 80 years old includes people from United States, England, Germany & Canada and many more countries.
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Robert De Niro
(One of the Best and Most Eccentric Actors of His Generation)
Robert De Niro
114
Birthdate: August 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States

Amongst the best actors of his generation, Robert De Niro is known for his exceptional method acting skills. His formidable acting talent has impressed audience and critics alike in movies like Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II and Meet the Parents. The talented actor has also been applauded for his directorial skills in A Bronx Tale and The Good Shepherd.

 2 
Diana Ross
(Lead Singer of 'the Supremes', the Best-Charting Female Group in History)
Diana Ross
67
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.

 3 
Mick Jagger
(British Singer-Songwriter and Founding Member of the Rock Band 'Rolling Stones')
Mick Jagger
78
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dartford, England, United Kingdom

Mick Jagger is widely regarded as one of the most influential frontmen in rock & roll history. Known for his energetic performances on-stage and multiple relationships off-stage, Mick is frequently portrayed as a countercultural figure. He is an inductee to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame.

 4 
Jimmy Page
(Guitarist and Founder of the Rock Band 'Led Zeppelin')
Jimmy Page
21
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Heston, Middlesex, England

An English musician, songwriter, and record producer, Jimmy Page gained international recognition as the founder of the popular rock band Led Zeppelin. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest guitarists of all time, Jimmy Page was ranked third in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Jimmy Page has influenced several popular guitarists.

 5 
Ben Kingsley
(English Actor Known for His Portrayal of ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ in the Film ‘Gandhi’)
Ben Kingsley
22
Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Ben Kingsley is one of the most respected and decorated English actors of his generation. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Kingsley has played iconic characters in popular films, such as Gandhi. In 2002, he was appointed Knight Bachelor for services to the film industry. 

 6 
Joe Namath
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Joe Namath
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States

Joe Namath is a former football player who was named on The Sporting News' 100 Greatest Football Players list in 1999. He established himself as a sports icon and a pop culture icon after guaranteeing a victory to his team, New York Jets, over the favorites, Baltimore Colts, and then helping his team win Super Bowl III against the Colts.

 7 
Joni Mitchell
(Famous for Her Studio Album 'Blue')
Joni Mitchell
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Macleod, Canada

Joni Mitchell is one of the most popular Canadian singer-songwriters. Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, her songs reflect her feelings about joy, romance, disillusionment, and confusion. Apart from being a musician, Joni is also a visual artist who designs most of her album covers. In fact, she calls herself a painter derailed by circumstance.  

 8 
R. L. Stine
(American Novelist Who was Best Known for His Horror Books for Children)
R. L. Stine
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Novelist and short-story writer R. L. Stine is popularly referred to as the "Stephen King of children's literature." He has published 100s of horror fiction novels and numerous joke books among others. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Inkpot Award. He is also a TV producer, screenwriter, and executive editor.

 9 
Chevy Chase
('Saturday Night Live's' First Breakout Star)
Chevy Chase
32
Birthdate: October 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lower Manhattan, New York, United States

Chevy Chase is often credited with the overall success of Saturday Night Live as he played a major role as the show's key cast member in the show's first season, thereby setting the pace for the show's eventual success. Apart from being an actor, he is also a popular comedian, producer, and screenwriter.

 10 
Carly Simon
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Songs: ‘You're So Vain’, ‘Nobody Does It Better’ & ‘Let the River Run’)
Carly Simon
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Carly Simon began as part of the Simon Sisters, with her sister Lucy. She won a Grammy with her first album and has since delivered many chartbusting tracks, including Nobody Does It Better from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. She has also written several children’s books.
 11 
Keith Richards
(Musician)
Keith Richards
32
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Keith Richards is a musician and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular rock bands ever, The Rolling Stones. Also a guitarist, he was ranked fourth on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 best guitarists list in 2011. Richards' look and characterization inspired the character of Captain Teague who appears in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

 12 
Julio Iglesias
(Spanish Singer-Songwriter)
Julio Iglesias
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Legendary Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, father of singer Enrique Iglesias, won the first Guinness Diamond Disc for selling the most albums in the most languages ever. A Hall of Fame of Latin Composers inductee, he initially played for Real Madrid Castilla before an accident ended his football career.
 13 
Wallace Shawn
(American Actor, Playwright, Essayist and Screenwriter)
Wallace Shawn
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 14 
Stockard Channing
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Betty Rizzo’ in the Film ‘Grease’)
Stockard Channing
12
Birthdate: February 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, United States

Stockard Channing is an American actress best known for playing Abbey Bartlet on the political drama TV series The West Wing. Over the years, Channing has been contributing to the success of many TV series as an actress, for which she has received 13 Primetime Emmy Award nominations. A seven-time Tony Award nominee, Channing is also an important stage actress.

 15 
Angela Davis
(Political Activist)
Angela Davis
55
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham

Activist, philosopher, academic and author, Angela Davis is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). She has worked in the areas of feminism, class, race and the US prison system. She has also received criticism for supporting the erstwhile Soviet Union and has been accused of supporting political violence.

 16 
Roger Daltrey
10
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.

 17 
Barry Manilow
(Best Known for His Hits "Could It Be Magic", "Mandy", "I Write the Songs")
Barry Manilow
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Grammy-winning artist Barry Manilow is best known for his tracks Mandy and I Write the Songs. He was initially a jingle writer/singer. Although he was previously in a heterosexual relationship with Susan Deixler, he later got the marriage annulled, came out as gay, and married his manager Garry Kief.
 18 
Craig T. Nelson
13
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.

 19 
Kurtwood Smith
7
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Lisbon, Wisconsin

Kurtwood Smith is an American actor known for playing important roles in popular films and TV series, such as RoboCop and That '70s Show. Also known for his work on stage, Smith has won three Drama-Logue Awards. Also a renowned voice actor, Kurtwood Smith has voiced popular characters in TV series like Men in Black: The Series and Batman Beyond.

 20 
Malcolm McDowell
15
Birthdate: June 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Horsforth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Malcolm McDowell’s journey from selling coffee and waiting tables at his parents’ pub, to becoming a Hollywood veteran is truly inspirational. Best known as Alex DeLarge from Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, McDowell is loved for his villainous roles. He has also voiced characters in animated features and video games.

 21 
Roger Waters
(English Musician and Singer-songwriter)
Roger Waters
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Great Bookham, England

Co-founder of the rock band, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters is celebrated singer, songwriter and composer. Beginning his career with rhythm guitar, he initially served solely as a bassist in Pink Floyd before emerging as their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader. Later he left the group due to creative difference and embarked on his solo career, releasing numerous albums and singles

 22 
Joyce Meyer
(Author)
Joyce Meyer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis
Charismatic Christian author, televangelist, and motivational speaker Joyce Meyer is the president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. She has written countless self-help and religious books, including The Penny: A Novel. She is also known for her widely broadcast TV program Enjoying Everyday Life. She owns many homes and a private jet.
 23 
Catherine Deneuve
(Actress and Singer)
Catherine Deneuve
13
Birthdate: October 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

French actress Catherine Deneuve is considered one of the greatest European actresses. Beginning her career at the age of 12, she gained international prominence with her role in the movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. She is a 14-time César Award nominee and the recipient of a David di Donatello award. She is multilingual and speaks fluent French, Italian, and English.

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Tuesday Weld
(Actress)
Tuesday Weld
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Gary Burghoff
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Radar O'Reilly’ in the TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
Gary Burghoff
8
Birthdate: May 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bristol, Connecticut, United States

Gary Burghoff is an American actor who is credited with originating the popular role of Charlie Brown in the 1967 Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is also known for originating the role of Walter Eugene O'Reilly in the 1970 black comedy war movie MASH and the popular TV series of the same name.

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Oliver North
(Political Commentator and Television Host)
Oliver North
13
Birthdate: October 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Antonio
Former U.S. marine lieutenant Oliver North was convicted in the Iran-Contra case, which involved selling weapons to Iran illegally. After the charges were dropped, he hosted a radio talk show and War Stories with Oliver North. He has also been the president of the National Rifle Association
 27 
Michael Palin
(Comedian, Actor)
Michael Palin
8
Birthdate: May 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Member of the comedy group Monty Python, Michael Palin received a CBE in 2000. His portrayal of Ken Pile in A Fish Called Wanda earned him a BAFTA award. He ranked 30th in The Comedians' Comedian poll, was a Royal Geographical Society president, and later turned into a travel documentarian.
 28 
Billie Jean King
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Billie Jean King
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Tennis legend Billie Jean King has won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles titles and 16 doubles titles. The former world no. 1 beat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973. She also founded the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation.
 29 
Alice Walker
(The First African-American Woman to Win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Alice Walker
14
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, United States
Author Alice Walker is best known for her National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. She is credited with coining the term womanist, to mean feminist of color. Her marriage with Melvyn Roseman Leventhal was the first official interracial marriage in the state of Mississippi.
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Jerry Bruckheimer
(Film and Television Producer Best Known for His TV Series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and ‘CSI: Miami’)
Jerry Bruckheimer
6
Birthdate: September 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is best known for his blockbuster films such as Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, and Enemy of the State, and the Beverly Hills Cop, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Bad Boys franchises. He has also produced TV series such as CSI and co-owns the ice-hockey team Seattle Kraken.
 31 
Shelley Fabares
(American Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Mary Stone’ on the Sitcom ‘The Donna Reed Show’)
Shelley Fabares
14
Birthdate: January 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Shelley Fabares is an American actress best known for playing Christine Armstrong in the popular television series, Coach, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Also known for her skills as a singer, Fabares recorded Lee Pockriss' and Lyn Duddy's song, Johnny Angel, in 1961, helping it reach the top position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

 32 
Randy Newman
(Singer-songwriter & Pianist)
Randy Newman
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 33 
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.
 34 
Bobby Sherman
7
Birthdate: July 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Jimmy Johnson
(American Former Football Coach and Sports Analyst)
Jimmy Johnson
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Jimmy Johnson, also known as “Jimmy Jumpup," led the Dallas Cowboys as their head coach and won two Super Bowls consecutively. He has also coached teams such as the Miami Dolphins and Oklahoma State. He is one of two NFL coaches to be inducted into the “Centennial Class.” 
 36 
Geraldo Rivera
(Journalist & Former Television Host)
Geraldo Rivera
27
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Journalist and TV personality Geraldo Rivera is best known for hosting the talk show Geraldo. He has also been part of the TV special The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults and the shows Geraldo at Large, Geraldo Rivera Reports, and The Five. He has authored several books, such as Willowbrook.
 37 
David Soul
(Actor)
David Soul
4
Birthdate: August 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
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)
 39 
Martin Mull
(Comedian, Actor, Painter, and Recording Artist Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’)
Martin Mull
1
Birthdate: August 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Actor/comedian Martin Mull soared to fame with the soap Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and its spin-off, Fernwood 2 Night. He also delivered an Emmy-nominated performance in Veep and voiced a role in Danny Phantom. An avid painter, too, he has held various exhibitions and released a book of his paintings.
 40 
Jessi Colter
(Country Singer)
Jessi Colter
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
 41 
Lech Walesa
(Former President of Poland)
Lech Walesa
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Popowo, Gmina Tłuchowo, Poland

Lech Walesa is a Polish dissident and statesman. From 1990 to 1995, Walesa served as the first elected president of Poland. A Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Walesa was adjudged Time Person of the Year in 1981. In 1999, he was named in the magazine's most important people of the 20th century list. 

 42 
Mary Wilson
(Singer, musician, autobiographer)
Mary Wilson
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit
 43 
Lauren Hutton
(Model, Actress)
Lauren Hutton
12
Birthdate: November 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Lin Shaye
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Elise Rainier’ in the ‘Insidious' Film Series)
Lin Shaye
4
Birthdate: October 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Veteran actress, Lin Shaye, has been active in the entertainment industry since the early 1970s. She developed a love for acting as a young child and studied acting at the University of Michigan. Beginning her career with small roles in plays, she eventually branched out into films as well. She is considered a formidable character actress.  

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Ronnie Spector
(Singer and Co-Founder of the Girl Group ‘The Ronettes’)
Ronnie Spector
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Ronnie Spector was once the lead singer of the Ronettes, which released hits such as Be My Baby and Baby, I Love You. The “bad girl of rock and roll” was in an abusive marriage with record producer Phil Spector, who was later convicted of the murder of Lana Clarkson.
 46 
Steve Miller
Steve Miller
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milwaukee
 47 
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.

 48 
Michael Morpurgo
46
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St Albans
 49 
Vint Cerf
(Computer scientist)
Vint Cerf
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
 50 
Nick Mason
(Drummer and Co-founder of the Progressive Rock Band 'Pink Floyd')
Nick Mason
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England

Born to a documentary film maker, drummer Nick Mason was no stranger to art and entertainment as a child. He formed his first band while studying architecture. He was the only original member of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd member to have been part of the band since its inception.