Famous 87 Years Old

The list of famous 87 years old includes Jack Nicholson, Pope Francis, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Vanessa Redgrave. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, actresses and novelists and from other domains of life. This list of 87 years old includes people from United States, England, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Jack Nicholson
(The Most Nominated Male Actor in the History of Academy Awards)
Jack Nicholson
48
Birthdate: April 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey, United States

From being a stage and B movie actor, Jack Nicholson went on to become one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors and a huge star. The three time Academy award winning legendary actor has, in his six decades career, delivered performances that have become iconic. His notable performances include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and As Good as It Gets.

 2 
Charles Robert Redford Jr.
(Actor, Director and the Founder of the ‘Sundance Film Festival’)
Charles Robert Redford Jr.
27
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Charles Robert Redford Jr. is a retired actor, activist, and director. He is credited with founding the Sundance Film Festival and was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. For his contributions to arts, Charles Robert Redford Jr. was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

 3 
Kris Kristofferson
(Singer, Songwriter and Actor)
Kris Kristofferson
30
Birthdate: June 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States

Kris Kristofferson is a popular singer-songwriter and actor. Over the years, Kris has played a major role in the success of many famous singers, having contributed to their musical albums as a songwriter. For his achievements in the field of music, Kris Kristofferson was made a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2004.

 4 
Billy Dee Williams
(Best Known for His Role of 'Lando Calrissian' in the 'Star Wars' Film Franchise)
Billy Dee Williams
6
Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Actor, voice actor, and artist Billy Dee Williams first rose to fame for his role in the Star Wars franchise in the early 1980s. Making his Broadway theater debut as a child actor, he went on to pursue a career as an artist. Eventually, he started acting again and achieved success as both an actor and an artist.

 5 
George Takei
(Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Hikaru Sulu’ in the 'Star Trek' TV Series and Films)
George Takei
54
Birthdate: April 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
George Takei is best known as Hikaru Sulu from the series Star Trek and later reprised the role in several Star Trek films. He initially did voice work for English-dubbed Japanese movies. A vocal LGBT rights activist, he himself is gay. His Facebook page has a huge fan base.
 6 
Shirley Bassey
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales

Shirley Bassey is one of the most popular Welsh singers of all time. Blessed with an expressive voice, Shirley Bassey is renowned for recording the theme songs of popular James Bond movies, such as Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, and Goldfinger. In 2000, she was appointed a DBE for services to performing arts.

 7 
Bruce Dern
(Actor)
Bruce Dern
8
Birthdate: June 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Elinor Donahue
5
Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington

Veteran actress, Elinor Donahue, is best known for her role in the 1950s American sitcom Father Knows Best. She began acting as a child and appeared in many dancing-chorus films. As a young woman, she acted in numerous films and TV shows and became an accomplished actress. She has had an extensive career spanning almost seven decades. 

 9 
Hector Elizondo
(Known for His Roles in Series: ‘Chicago Hope’, ‘Last Man Standing’ and Films: 'Pretty Woman', 'The Princess Diaries')
Hector Elizondo
2
Birthdate: December 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Hector Elizondo is best known for his Emmy-winning role of Phillip Watters in Chicago Hope. He also earned a Golden Globe nomination for his supporting role in Pretty Woman and won an Obie Award for the play Steambath. He also voiced Bane in the film Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.

 10 
Warren Beatty
(Only Perosn to be Nominated at the Oscars Twice for Acting, Directing, Writing and Producing his Movies 'Heaven Can Wait' and 'Reds')
Warren Beatty
19
Birthdate: March 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States

One of the most acclaimed and celebrated American filmmakers of all time, Warren Beatty has received 15 Oscar nominations as actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He has also been involved in politics as a supporter of the Democratic Party; he played an important role in organizing fundraising for George McGovern's presidential campaign. He is also known for his Casanova image.

 11 
Vanessa Redgrave
(Is an English Actress, Activist)
Vanessa Redgrave
21
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Valentina Tereshkova
(The First and Youngest Woman in Space)
Valentina Tereshkova
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bol'shoe Maslennikovo, Russia
Former cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is currently part of the Russian State Duma. In 1963, she became the first woman to fly into space when she went on a solo mission aboard the Vostok 6. She has won many honors, such as the Hero of the Soviet Union.
 13 
Lou Holtz
( Former American Football Player, Coach, and Analyst)
Lou Holtz
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Follansbee, West Virginia, United States

Lou Holtz has been the head football coach of teams such as the New York Jets. He led Notre Dame to be the national champions. Holtz became the only coach to guide four programs to the final top 20. The College Football Hall of Famer later became an ESPN analyst.

 14 
Garrett Morris
(Actor & Comedian Who Was Part of the Original Cast of the Sketch Comedy Program 'Saturday Night Live')
Garrett Morris
7
Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Garrett Morris is best known as part of Saturday Night Live, where he played characters such as Chico Escuela and the News for the Hard of Hearing translator. He also played Uncle Junior on The Jamie Foxx Show and Earl Washington in 2 Broke Girls.
 15 
Don Everly
(Singer)
Don Everly
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brownie, Kentucky, United States
 16 
Dick Cavett
(Comedian & Former Talk Show Host Notable for His Conversational Style and In-depth Discussions)
Dick Cavett
16
Birthdate: November 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gibbon, Nebraska, United States

Dick Cavett is an American comedian, television personality, and former talk show host. For five decades, Cavett made frequent appearances on the United State's nationally broadcast television. In 2020, Stephen Colbert on his TV show, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, acknowledged that Dick Cavett had served as a major influence due to his conversational style. 

 17 
Louis Gossett Jr.
(Actor)
Louis Gossett Jr.
1
Birthdate: May 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Harald V of Norway
(King of Norway)
Harald V of Norway
23
Birthdate: February 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skaugum, Norway

Harald V of Norway ascended the throne after the demise of his father, King Olav V. A sports enthusiast, he represented Norway in sailing at three Olympic Games. He also became a patron of World Sailing. The King is an admiral, the Supreme Commander of the Norwegian Armed Forces and a four-star general.

 19 
Dyan Cannon
(First Woman to be nominated for Oscars Both in Front of and Behind the Camera)
Dyan Cannon
21
Birthdate: January 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Dyan Cannon is best known for her Academy Award-nominated roles in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Heaven Can Wait. She has also written, directed, and produced the Academy Award-nominated film Number One. She has appeared in series such as Ally McBeal and Three Sisters, too.
 20 
Anthony Kennedy
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Anthony Kennedy
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Anthony Kennedy has served as the judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1975 to 1988 and as the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. from 1988 to 2018. Kennedy has been associated with Boumediene v. Bush and various gay rights cases.
 21 
Bill Wyman
(Musician and Singer)
Bill Wyman
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lewisham
Bill Wyman is known as the bassist for the iconic band The Rolling Stones. He later formed the band Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. He is a skilled photographer who has exhibited his work. He has also written several books, including one on archaeology. He has also patented a metal detector.
 22 
Buddy Guy
(American Blues Musician Who Was a Prolific Performer from 1950s Until Well Into 21st Century)
Buddy Guy
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lettsworth, Louisiana, United States
 23 
Walter Koenig
(Actor who starred in the original Stark Trek TV series)
Walter Koenig
8
Birthdate: September 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
(British Royal Family Member and the First Cousin of Queen Elizabeth II)
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgravia, London, United Kingdom
 25 
Olusegun Obasanjo
(Former President of Nigeria)
Olusegun Obasanjo
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Abeokuta, British Nigeria
Initially a teacher, Olusegun Obasanjo had joined the army as he could not afford college. The People’s Democratic Party leader became the military ruler of Nigeria in 1976 but later handed over his powers to a democratic government. He also became the president 2 decades later. 
 26 
Pope Francis
(Pope, Head of the Catholic church (Since 2013))
Pope Francis
80
Birthdate: December 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pope Francis is the sovereign of the Vatican City and head of the Catholic Church. He is the first Jesuit pope and first non-European pope since Pope Gregory III. Often praised for having a comparatively less formal approach, Pope Francis is popular for his humility, international visibility, and concern for the poor.

 27 
Margaret O'Brien
(American Actress and One of the Last Surviving Stars From the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema)
Margaret O'Brien
4
Birthdate: January 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Margaret O'Brien is an American actress who achieved popularity during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She started her career as a child actress and achieved immense popularity, eventually receiving a Juvenile Academy Award in 1944. Margaret O'Brien also achieved fame as a TV actress and has two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 28 
Ruth Buzzi
(Actress)
Ruth Buzzi
5
Birthdate: July 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 29 
Brian Blessed
8
Birthdate: October 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
Brian Blessed has voiced popular characters on shows such as Family Guy and Peppa Pig and in films such as Star Wars: Episode I. A talented stage actor, he has appeared in productions of Macbeth and Hamlet, and the original Cats. The OBE honoree is also an avid animal lover. 
 30 
Dick Vermeil
(American Football coacher)
Dick Vermeil
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calistoga, California, USA
 31 
Gary Lockwood
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Margaret Hamilton
(American Computer Scientist, Systems Engineer, and Business Owner)
Margaret Hamilton
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paoli, Indiana, United States

Credited with coining the term software engineering, computer scientist and systems engineer, Margaret Heafield Hamilton served as the Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, overseeing the development of the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo program.  A prolific writer, she is also the founder of two software companies; Higher Order Software and Hamilton Technologies.

 33 
Sir Garfield Sobers
(One of the finest all-rounders in cricket)
Sir Garfield Sobers
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados

Sir Garfield Sobers is a former cricket player who represented the West Indies cricket team during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Renowned for his all-round abilities, Sobers is regarded as the greatest all-rounder of all time. He is also considered one of the greatest cricketers ever. In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

 34 
Elizabeth Dole
(Former United States senator)
Elizabeth Dole
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
 35 
Joan Bennett Kennedy
(American Socialite)
Joan Bennett Kennedy
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 36 
Tom Smothers
(Comedians)
Tom Smothers
1
Birthdate: February 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Bobby Seale
(Political Activist Who Co-founded the Black Panther Party)
Bobby Seale
14
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liberty, Texas, United States
 38 
Edward Fox
(Actor)
Edward Fox
3
Birthdate: April 13, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 39 
Gary Hart
(Politician)
Gary Hart
9
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ottawa, Kansas, United States
 40 
Tom Osborne
(American Football Player, Coach)
Tom Osborne
46
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska, United States
 41 
Shirley Eaton
(Actress and Author Known for Her Role as ‘Jill Masterson’ in the Film ‘Goldfinger’)
Shirley Eaton
8
Birthdate: January 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edgware, Middlesex, England

Shirley Eaton is an English model and actress best known for her portrayal of Bond Girl Jill Masterson in the popular 1964 spy film Goldfinger. At the peak of her career, Eaton retired from acting in order to devote herself to her family. In 1999, she made a comeback as an author and published an autobiography titled Golden Girl.

 42 
Brooks Robinson
(Baseball player)
Brooks Robinson
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 43 
Tom T. Hall
(Singer)
Tom T. Hall
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA
 44 
Pat Priest
(Actress)
Pat Priest
3
Birthdate: August 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bountiful, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Tom Flores
(Former American Football Coach and Quarterback)
Tom Flores
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States

American quarterback Tom Flores had an illustrious career with teams such as the Oakland Raiders and the Buffalo Bills. He later became one of only 2 people to become a Super Bowl champion as a player, a head coach, and an assistant coach. He has also worked as a Raiders radio announcer.

 46 
Roger Penske
(American Businessman and Retired Professional Auto Racing Driver)
Roger Penske
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States

The founder-chairman of the transportation company Penske Corporation, Roger Penske, apart from being an entrepreneur, is also a former race-car driver. The self-made auto magnate was also named to the Forbes Billionaires 2021 list and owns auto-racing companies such as Team Penske, IndyCar, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 47 
Cheng Yen
(Buddhist nun, Philanthropist)
Cheng Yen
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taichung City, Taiwan
 48 
Trini Lopez
(Singer)
Trini Lopez
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
 49 
Susan Kohner
(Actress)
Susan Kohner
1
Birthdate: November 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 50 
Shirley Knight
(Actress)
Shirley Knight
2
Birthdate: July 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Goessel, Kansas, USA