January 18, 2017

Isn’t it fun to check out the ages of over-50 women we all know and love? HELLO THERE 50 sharpened the pencil and created a list of fabulous big-screen legends, TV stars and award-winning singers . . . just for fun!

Remember actress Marlo Thomas in the sitcom That Girl? The show aired from 1966 to 1971, and Marlo portrayed a single, struggling actress in New York City looking for her first big break. Married to TV talk show host Phil Donahue since 1980, Marlo, age 79, devotes her time, energy and heart to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Did you know her dad, Danny Thomas, founded this hospital? The Lebanese comedian prayed to St. Jude Thaddeus, patron saint of hopeless causes, for help as he started his career in show biz. In thanksgiving to answered prayers, he built the medical facility that cares for children with cancer and other diseases, and is also  a research center. Click here for more info on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to become a local volunteer.

See if you can correctly guess the ages of these legendary over-50 women below:

Hello There 50s:
Sandra Bullock, age 52 – This actress and producer hails from Arlington, Virginia, and has a long list of popular films to her credit including Speed, While You Were Sleeping, Miss Congeniality and The Heat. Sandra won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her stellar performance in The Blind Side in 2009. People Magazine named Sandra their “Most Beautiful Woman” in 2015. Over the years, the actress has been a major public supporter of the American Red Cross.
Demi Moore, 54 – Do you remember this favorite actress and model when she first appeared in St. Elmo’s Fire? We loved her in Ghost, A Few Good Men, The Proposal, G.I. Jane and The Juror (filmed in my old upstate New York neighborhood . . . got to see Demi,too!)
Gloria Estefan, age 59 – This Cuban-American singer began her career with the Miami Sound Machine, and we all loved her famous “Conga” back in 1985! Along with seven Grammys, Gloria was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to American music.

Hello There 60s:
Christie Brinkley, 62 – With a background as supermodel, actress, celebrity, artist and author, it’s no surprise that Christie is also an entrepreneur, with her new anti-aging collection of Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare.
Kathie Lee Gifford, age 63 – The Emmy-winning co-host of the Today Show with Hoda Kotb writes books, sings and has her own California collection of wine, GIFFT by Kathie Lee Gifford. This lady with a heart of gold is dedicated to helping the Association to Benefit Children.
Jane Seymour, age 65 – The creative Jane has an inspirational Open Hearts collection of jewelry,  home decor and fine art prints plus a skin treatment system to help protect skin against aging and winter elements.

Hello There 70s:
Suzanne Somers, 70 – Remember Chrissy on Three’s Company? The actress, author and entrepreneur has an organic line of cosmetics, and actively promotes good health, fitness and fashion.
Diane Keaton, 71 – We all love this film actress, director and producer who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Annie Hall! Another memorable role was Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather. Besides acting, Diane loves photography, writes books, develops real estate and has promoted L’Oréal Paris’ anti-aging skincare line.
Martha Stewart, 75 – Television personality and successful businesswoman Martha delivers the best on her blog, Martha, Up Close and Personal. And, if you need something fun to do, tackle one of Martha’s DIY home projects!

Hello There 80s:
Julie Andrews, 81 – Dame Julia Elizabeth “Julie” Andrews is a film and stage actress, singer, author and director. No one can forget her film debut in Mary Poppins! Julie started in The Sound of Music in 1965, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Maggie Smith, 82 – Dame Margaret Natalie Smith – aka Maggie Smith – has acted on stage, television and film for over 60 years. Most recently we know her as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey until the PBS series ended in 2015.
Barbara Walters, 87 – This broadcast journalist, author and TV personality’s résumé includes hosting 20/20, Today, The View and ABC Evening News. Although in retirement, Barbara can be seen on an  occasional report for ABC News.

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