Saturday, June 1, 2013


Not too long ago, actors would find themselves getting fewer film roles as they age. The same for dancers, singers and musicians. Today this no longer holds true. Ageing celebrities can still command media and audience attention. They still draw in crowds wherever they perform. 

Mick Jagger, who turns 70 in July, performs with Carrie Underwood during the Rolling Stones concert in Toronto on May 25, 2013. Click here to read more.(Source: The Los Angeles Times; Frank Gunn / Associated Press)

At 75, Dustin Hoffman has finally come up with his directorial debut "Quartet", a film about four opera singers living out their sunset years in an idyllic care home for aging musicians. The film is currently being screened at Golden Screen Cinemas at Pavilion and MidValley. Read the review in The Guardian. Reminds me of another film I caught recently on ASTRO movie channel - "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" shot in India, and starring veteran actors Celia Imrie, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith among others.

The Fabulous Palm Spring Follies. Performers' age ranges from 54 to 83. You have got to watch video clips of their performances. Seeing is believing. Read more about these amazing dancers and crooners here.

Here's the oldest rock group in the world. These grannies and grandpas are well into their 70s and 80s. They have appeared in Britain's Got Talent and had a BBC documentary made about them. Read more here.

Veteran thespians: Members of the Saitama Gold Theater group, average age 74, rehearse at the Saitama Arts Theater on April 29 ahead of their upcoming tour of Japan and Paris from May 30-June 1. Click here to read more. (Source: The Japan Times; AFP)

Above: Ruth Flowers, now 71, is the world's oldest DJ. She is still rocking the dance floors at major clubs around the world. Goes to prove that age is no barrier when you love what you are doing. So go follow that passion, that dream of your!

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