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Celebrities Who Are Alive and Well -- Post 80

08/04/2012 10:22 am ET | Updated Oct 04, 2012
  • Pat Gallagher Celebrity/Entertainment Journalist, www.twitter.com/@pat_gallagher

Baby boomers have great memories. Our recollection of making mud pies in the back yard, watching television together with the whole family in our living rooms, going to the movies to see our favorite movie stars or listening to our favorite Top 40 AM radio station in the car are just part of the fabric of our lives that we now refer to as the "good ol' days."

Curiosity is a brain teaser, so I researched to see who is still with us from our "happy days" when we were all growing up in the Tinker Toy generation. These stars -- who are all over 80 -- were a part of our past, and, as sappy as this sounds, they will always have a place in our memories because they touched our hearts and made us feel good when we were young and younger.

If you remember these celebrities when they were in their prime, no doubt you'll break out into a smile. And if they are reading this (and I think they will be) ... on behalf of your millions of boomer fans who will never forget you: Thanks for the memories!

Oh, and before we get bombarded with letters, Little Richard and Carol Burnett are only 79.

Celebrities In Their 80s