In 2021, stars born in 1931 celebrated a major milestone: their 90th birthdays! Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at all the celebrities who turned 90 this year, starting with this notable name… EGOT winner Rita Moreno celebrates her 90th birthday on Dec. 11. The actress is best known for her roles in musical films like 1952's "Singin' in the Rain," 1956's "The King and I" and 1961's "West Side Story." One day before her 90th birthday, she graced the big screen again in Steven Spielberg's remake of "West Side Story" when it opened in theaters.
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Veteran CBS newsman and national evening news anchor Dan Rather turned 90 on a rather notable day: He was born on Halloween.
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Angie Dickinson — who earned a Golden Globe Award for best actress in a drama series in 1975 for her starring turn on TV's "Police Woman" — turned the big 9-0 on Sept. 30.
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"I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 23. "It's like any other birthday, I'm just happy to be here," she recently told The Hollywood Reporter. "I really don't think about it. Everybody else does but I never have."
Veteran character actor Philip Baker Hall — who drew raves for his performances in filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's movies "Hard Eight"and "Magnolia" and appeared in other notable films including "Say Anything…," "Boogie Nights," "Argo" and more — celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 10.
Actress, dancer and singer Mitzi Gaynor — who delivered memorable performances in "There's No Business Like Show Business" in 1954, "The Birds and the Bees" in 1956 and "South Pacific" in 1958 — turned 90 on Sept. 4.
Desmond Tutu — the archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, who's beloved for his decades of work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist — turned 90 on Oct. 7.
We love Captain James T. Kirk! "Star Trek" legend William Shatner celebrated his milestone 90th birthday on March 22. A few months later he flew on a Blue Origin rocket, becoming the oldest person ever to go to space.
Marla Gibbs — who earned five Emmy nominations for her performance as Florence, George Jefferson's wisecracking, sassy maid on the hit '70s and '80s sitcom "The Jeffersons," and played the lead character on the NBC comedy "227" — turned 90 on June 14.
James Earl Jones — who's earned Tonys, Emmys and a Grammy (and voiced one of the greatest villains of all time, Darth Vader) — turned 90 on Jan. 17.
Willie Mays — baseball's oldest living Hall of Famer and arguably the best ballplayer of all time — celebrated his 90th birthday on May 6.
"The Sopranos" and "The Godfather Part II" actor Dominic Chianese marked his 90th birthday on Feb. 24.
Seven-time Academy Award nominee Robert Duvall celebrated his 90th birthday on Jan. 5.
Famed boxing promoter Don King turns 90 on Aug. 20.
On March 11, Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch entered his 90s. The media tycoon, who's married to model-actress Jerry Hall, was portrayed by actor Malcolm McDowell in 2019's "Bombshell."
Cold War politician Mikhail Gorbachev — the last leader of the Soviet Union who in 1990 won the Nobel Prize for Peace — turned 90 on March 2.
Ballerina-turned-actress Leslie Caron, who made her feature film debut in 1951's "An American in Paris," celebrated her 90th birthday on July 1.
On Feb. 6, Mamie Van Doren — who starred in 1957's "Untamed Youth" — turned 90.
On Feb. 15, "A Streetcar Named Desire" actress Claire Bloom joined the 90s club.
Gavin MacLeod — who was best known for playing Captain Merrill Stubing on the popular '70s and '80s TV series "The Love Boat" as well as Murray Slaughter on "The Mary Tyler Moore" show — turned 90 on Feb. 28. Sadly, he passed away a few months later on May 29.