Whoever thought that being young was the ticket to staying relevant in Hollywood was totally off the mark! Plenty of big names are celebrating their 80th birthday this year, and Wonderwall.com is rounding them up! Tina Turner turns 80 years old on Nov. 26, but we bet the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll could still get you up out of your seat! A musical based on the "What's Love Got To Do With It" soulstress's life, "Tina," kicked off a Broadway run in October 2019. In honor of her big day, let's take a look at more stars who were born in 1939…
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Ralph Lauren turned 80 years old on Oct. 14, but the only number we can focus on is the $6.5 billion that Forbes estimates the fashion designer's empire is worth!
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How many 80 year olds can say that they've wrestled an alligator or two in their lifetime? Birthday boy Paul Hogan sure can! You might know the Outback adventurer, who turned 80 on Oct. 8, from his starring role in the "Crocodile Dundee" films.
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Fashion designer Carolina Herrera turned 80 on Jan. 8!
Ian McKellen celebrated his 80th birthday on May 25. To celebrate, he announced that he would be performing 80 dates of his one-man show in London's West End and called the production "a joyful birthday present to myself." He's also got the thriller "The Good Liar" co-starring Helen Mirren and a big-screen reprisal of the famed musical "Cats" coming out at the end of the year.
Funnyman Fred Willard — who in recent years has appeared on the hit comedy "Modern Family" as Phil Dunphy's father, Frank — can now proudly call himself an 80-year-old man. His birthday was on Sept. 18.
Maury Povich turned 80 on Jan. 17. Can you believe that he's been hosting "The Maury Show" since 1991? He's somehow continued to find salacious, real-life family and relationship drama to share with daytime viewers for decades.
Technically, Jon Voight turned 80 on Dec. 29, 2018, but he's so close to the 2019 cutoff that we just had to include him. And not just because he's Angelina Jolie's dad! Jon's acting career is still on fire — the Oscar winner's been on Showtime's hit drama "Ray Donovan" since 2013.
Comedy legend John Cleese turned 80 on Oct. 27. Younger fans probably recognize him best by the sound of his voice because he's played a bunch of animated characters in movies like "Shrek" and "Trolls."
Lily Tomlin, who turned 80 on Sept. 1, is about a year and a half younger than her "Grace and Frankie" co-star Jane Fonda, who turns 82 in December 2019. The dynamic duo have worked together on the Netflix series since 2015.
Francis Ford Coppola rang in his 80th birthday on April 7. The famed "The Godfather" director has taken a break from life behind the camera to focus on his lifestyle brand. Francis Ford Coppola Presents features a winery, restaurants and resorts in exotic locations like Belize, Guatemala, Argentina and Italy.
We wonder if Harvey Keitel invited some of Hollywood's finest on-screen gangsters to his 80th birthday celebrations on May 13. After all, he just filmed the mob drama "The Irishman" alongside Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
"Good Times" and "Roots" actor John Amos turns 80 on Dec. 27.
George Hamilton celebrated his 80th birthday on Aug. 12. We have a feeling that the "Hamiltons & Stewarts" reality TV star had self-tanner at the top of his wish list.
Mike Ditka — the pro football Hall of Famer and famed Chicago Bears coach who's often played himself on TV and in movies — turned 80 on Oct. 18.
"M*A*S*H" star Mike Farrell turned 80 years old on Feb. 6. His days playing a jokester Army captain on TV might be a thing of the past, but he's still a working actor: He most recently starred on FX's "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace."
Back when George Lazenby starred in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in 1969, he was 29 years old and the youngest actor to ever play James Bond. In 2019, he turned 80 years old on Sept. 5!
Actor Lee Majors, who was once married to beauty Farrah Fawcett, went from being "The Six Million Dollar Man" to the 80-year-old man on April 23!
British journalist Trevor McDonald, who's been delivering the news for decades, celebrated his 80th birthday on Aug. 16. He's made such an impact that he was knighted in 1999 for his contributions to journalism.
Folk singer Judy Collins, who's won four Grammys over the course of her career, celebrated her 80th birthday on May 1.
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" actor James Fox turned 80 years old on May 19. A golden ticket would have been the best birthday gift ever!