Famous 81 Years Old

The list of famous 81 years old includes Joe Biden, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Walken, Amitabh Bachchan, Holland Taylor. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, actresses and novelists and from other domains of life. This list of 81 years old includes people from United States, England, Germany & Canada and many more countries.
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Joe Pesci
(Known for Portraying Tough, Volatile Characters)
Joe Pesci
41
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 2 
Christopher Walken
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'The Deer Hunter', 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'Pulp Fiction’)
Christopher Walken
26
Birthdate: March 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States

Christopher Walken is one of the highest-grossing American actors as his films have generated over $1 billion in the US alone. He has a unique distinction of appearing in over 100 films and TV programs. A man of many talents, Christopher Walken is also known for his comedic, singing, screenwriting, directing, and dancing skills.

 3 
Martin Scorsese
(Director, Producer and One of the Major Figures of the 'New Hollywood' Era)
Martin Scorsese
32
Birthdate: November 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States

Martin Scorsese is widely considered one of the most influential and significant film directors in the history of the American film industry. One of the most decorated film directors, Scorsese has nine Oscar nominations, the most for any living director. He has also founded many non-profit organizations like The Film Foundation and World Cinema Foundation.

 4 
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.

 5 
Judith Sheindlin
(TV personality)
Judith Sheindlin
28
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Judith Sheindlin is a prosecution lawyer, television personality, and author. Since 1996, she has been presiding over her own arbitration reality court show Judge Judy, which has won four Daytime Emmy Awards. The longest-serving judge in the history of the courtroom-themed program, Judith Sheindlin was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her work.

 6 
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.
 7 
Holland Taylor
43
Birthdate: January 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Acclaimed American actress and playwright, Holland Taylor is known for her performance in television series Two and a Half Men and The Practice and films like The Truman Show and Legally Blonde. The Emmy award winning actress, began her career working extensively in stage productions like The Cocktail Hour. Her other notable theatre performance is the solo play Ann.
 8 
Billy Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)
Billy Connolly
34
Birthdate: November 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Billy Connolly is a retired stand-up comedian, actor, and musician. Known for his observational and idiosyncratic comedy, Connolly is widely considered one of the most influential and greatest stand-up comedians of all time. He has also worked with the British charity, Comic Relief and has appeared in a documentary and a live stage show for the charity.

 9 
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.
 10 
Ian McShane
(English Actor, Producer, and Director)
Ian McShane
16
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Jerry Jones
(American Businessman, President and General Manager of the 'Dallas Cowboys Team' of the NFL)
Jerry Jones
15
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Businessman Jerry Jones is best known for being the owner of the National Football League (NFL)'s Dallas Cowboys since 1989. An alumnus of the University of Arkansas, he launched many businesses as a young man and suffered a series of failures before finally finding financial success. Besides his business ventures, he has appeared in a few TV programs.

 12 
Blythe Danner
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Isabelle Huffstodt’ in the TV Series ‘Huff’)
Blythe Danner
15
Birthdate: February 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Blythe Danner, mother of Gwyneth Paltrow, won two Emmys for playing Izzy in Huffstodt on Huff and a Tony for the play Butterflies Are Free. Fans loved her in Will & Grace, and Meet the Parents and its sequels. She works for oral cancer awareness and is an avid environmentalist.
 13 
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.

 14 
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.

 15 
Joyce Meyer
(Author)
Joyce Meyer
54
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.
 16 
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.

 17 
Stefanie Powers
(American Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Jennifer Hart’ in the TV Series 'Hart to Hart')
Stefanie Powers
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
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.
 19 
Linda Evans
(Known primarily for her roles on television)
Linda Evans
8
Birthdate: November 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
 20 
Calvin Klein
(American Fashion Designer and Founder of 'Calvin Klein Inc')
Calvin Klein
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Known for designing tight-fitting signature jeans, the award-winning American designer is the co-founder of the New York-headquartered fashion brand 'Calvin Klein Inc'. Calvin Klein featured in The International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame. Father of noted television producer, Marci Klein, Calvin has funded Democratic Party candidates and made financial contributions to the Political Action Committee.

 21 
Paul Michael Glaser
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as ‘Detective Dave Starsky’ in the TV Series ‘Starsky & Hutch’)
Paul Michael Glaser
6
Birthdate: March 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Paul Michael Glaser is best known as Dave Starsky from the series Starsky & Hutch and as Jack Steeper from the series Third Watch. He has also directed films such as Kazaam. He has chaired the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, named after his first wife, who died of AIDS.
 22 
Eric Idle
(Comedian)
Eric Idle
8
Birthdate: March 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Shields

Eric Idle is best known as a former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also part of the band The Rutles, a parody of The Beatles. Idle wrote the Tony-winning musical Spamalot and also performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

 23 
Amitabh Bachchan
44
Birthdate: October 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
The megastar of Indian film industry, Amitabh Bachchan’s body of work is awe inspiring. From Zanjeer to Sholay and from Black to Paa, he has delivered performances that have become iconic. He is the host of KBC, the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and has also lent his baritone voice to some super hit songs.
 24 
Tony Sirico
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series 'The Sopranos')
Tony Sirico
4
Birthdate: July 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Tony Sirico is an American actor whose on-screen characters—he mostly plays gangsters—is a reflection of his early life during which he was arrested 28 times for charges including assault, disorderly conduct, and robbery. In fact, he was inspired to give acting a try only after meeting an acting troupe composed of ex-convicts who visited him during his imprisonment.

 25 
Isabel Allende
(Chilean-American Author Known for Her Novels: ‘The House of the Spirits’ and ‘City of the Beasts’)
Isabel Allende
37
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Chilean author Isabel Allende is known for her bestselling Spanish-language novels The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts. The Chilean National Literature Prize-winner explores women’s perspectives and includes magic realism and autobiographical aspects in her works. She has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 26 
Werner Herzog
(German Film Director Regarded as a Pioneer of 'New German Cinema')
Werner Herzog
13
Birthdate: September 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Werner Herzog, one of the prominent figures of the New German Cinema era, has directed films such as Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, and documentaries such as Grizzly Man. Named to TIME 100, he has written countless books and directed many operas. He was also seen playing The Client in The Mandalorian.
 27 
Britt Ekland
(Swedish Actress, Model and Singer)
Britt Ekland
12
Birthdate: October 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Britt Ekland is a Swedish actress, singer, and model. One of the leading actresses in Sweden during the 1960s and 1970s, Ekland also established herself as a sex symbol and achieved international prominence when she appeared as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun. Britt Ekland was also one of the most photographed actresses during the 1970s.

 28 
Geraldo Rivera
(Journalist & Former Television Host)
Geraldo Rivera
30
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.
 29 
George Benson
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Composer, Jazz guitarist)
George Benson
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
 30 
Dick Butkus
(American Former Professional Football Player Who Played as Middle Linebacker)
Dick Butkus
10
Birthdate: December 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 31 
Tobin Bell
(Actor)
Tobin Bell
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 32 
Jessi Colter
(Country Singer)
Jessi Colter
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
 33 
Chris Sarandon
6
Birthdate: July 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beckley, West Virginia, United States

Chris Sarandon is an American actor best known for voicing the popular Disney character Jack Skellington in the film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Apart from voicing the character in the movie, Sarandon has also voiced Skellington for many Disneyland Halloween attractions, such as Halloween Screams and Haunted Mansion Holiday. He has also voiced Skellington in many video games.

 34 
Creed Bratton
(Actor)
Creed Bratton
6
Birthdate: February 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Susan Sullivan
3
Birthdate: November 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 36 
John Kani
(Actor, Playwright, Director)
John Kani
9
Birthdate: August 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Brighton, Eastern Cape

John Kani is a South African actor, playwright, director, and author. He is best known for playing T'Chaka in American superhero films, such as Black Panther and Captain America: Civil War. One of the few South African actors to achieve international recognition, John Kani was included in the Top 100 Great South Africans list, which was published in 2004. 

 37 
Sly Stone
(Musician)
Sly Stone
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denton, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 38 
Bob Woodward
(Journalist)
Bob Woodward
7
Birthdate: March 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Illinois, United States
 39 
Max Gail
(Actor)
Max Gail
5
Birthdate: April 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 40 
Vint Cerf
(Computer scientist)
Vint Cerf
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
 41 
John Major
(Former Prime Minister of Britain)
John Major
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St Helier, London
John Major served as the British prime minister from 1990 to 1997. He initiated the Northern Ireland Peace Process and the Citizen's Charter. He also sent British troops to the Gulf War. He was also the Foreign Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer under Margaret Thatcher. 
 42 
Ronnie Milsap
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States
 43 
Gemma Jones
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Film Series: ‘Bridget Jones’ and ‘Harry Potter’)
Gemma Jones
6
Birthdate: December 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom

Gemma Jones is an English actress best known for playing Madam Poppy Pomfrey in the popular Harry Potter film series. A talented actress, Jones won the prestigious British Academy Television Award for playing Mary in the critically acclaimed television film, Marvellous.

 44 
Lola Falana
(Singer)
Lola Falana
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Leslie Uggams
(Actress)
Leslie Uggams
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 46 
Michael Mann
(Film director and Screenwriter)
Michael Mann
3
Birthdate: February 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 47 
Kent McCord
(Retired Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Jim Reed’ on the TV Series ‘Adam-12’)
Kent McCord
4
Birthdate: September 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Kent Franklin McWhirter, better known as Kent McCord, soeared to fame with his role of Officer Jim Reed in the series Adam-12. He has also been part of films such as Predator 2 and Jigsaw. He initially gained fame with the series The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
 48 
Bobbie Gentry
(Singer-Songwriter)
Bobbie Gentry
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chickasaw County, Mississippi, United States
 49 
Vangelis
(Greek Keyboardist, Composer and Producer)
Vangelis
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agria, Greece

Greek composer Vangelis is one of the finest and most versatile figures in electronic music. He soared to international fame with his Academy Award-winning soundtrack of the film Chariots of Fire. Starting to learn the piano at age 3, he later experimented with jazz and rock-n-roll.

 50 
Ken Thompson
(Computer Scientist)
Ken Thompson
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)