In recent years, things haven’t been going so smoothly for the beloved socialite. In 2011, her right leg was amputated above the knee after an infection almost became fatal. She still managed to celebrate her anniversary that year (above) despite being hospitalized several times for “emergencies.”
Her wallet took a hit in recent times as well, as it was revealed she was heavily effected by the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.
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Dick Van Dyke, 88
With one of the longest careers in Hollywood, the Mary Poppins actor remains active today by not only making red carpet appearances but also acting! This year, you can catch him in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
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Doris Day, 90
Though she maintains a private life, the actress-turned-activist made a rare appearance at her 90th birthday party earlier this year. Though she isn’t seen much, she’s still heard often — as she has released new music as recently as 2011!
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Mary Tyler Moore, 77
In the years since she turned the world on with her smile, the actress has slowed down when it comes to her professional career. Recently, she reunited with her The Mary Tyler Moore Show costars on Betty White’s show Hot in Cleveland.
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Joan Collins, 81
The British beauty keeps busy with philanthropy and a still-thriving acting career. In addition to landing a recurring guest spot on British series Benidorm, she has several film projects in the works!
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Angela Lansbury, 90
Earlier this year, the iconic Murder, She Wrote actress made her theatrical return in a production of Blithe Spirit in London’s West End. It was then revealed that she will be reprising the role in a North American tour of the same show, which will run from December of this year until next March!
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Gene Wilder, 81
Recently, the beloved Willy Wonka star has turned his attention to writing, rather than acting. Some of his recent contributions include a memoir, a collection of short stories and several novels — the most recent of which was released just last year.
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Kirk Douglas, 97
While acting has taken a backseat for the famed actor, he keeps busy blogging and writing books. At 97 years, he’s believed to be the oldest celebrity blogger on the Internet!
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Chuck Berry, 87
Though his dance moves aren’t what they used to be, the “Johnny B. Goode” is still rockin’ and rollin’ and performing!
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Jerry Lewis, 88
In 2009, the legendary funny-guy announced he would be returning to the big screen. Shortly thereafter, he took his talents behind the screen, as he signed a deal to remake three of his 1960s hits — The Bellboy, Cinderfella and The Family Jewels — while serving as co-producer.