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27th Jun '17 5:13:29 PM nombretomado
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* Jazz singer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Bennett Tony Bennett]]. After his career tanked in TheSixties, he's staged an amazing comeback, keeping light bouncy jazz alive and kickin' since 1994 (and has no intention of retiring, according to TheOtherWiki).

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* Jazz singer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Bennett Tony Bennett]]. After his career tanked in TheSixties, he's staged an amazing comeback, keeping light bouncy jazz alive and kickin' since 1994 (and has no intention of retiring, according to TheOtherWiki).Wiki/TheOtherWiki).
27th Jun '17 1:16:12 PM Dracis
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* TheEmperor of China from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''. Doesn't lose his cool even in the face of Shan Yu, and delivers a wonderful ArsonMurderAndLifesaving bit.

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* TheEmperor of China from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''. Doesn't lose his cool even in the face of Shan Yu, and delivers a wonderful ArsonMurderAndLifesaving bit.speech to Mulan. He also [[ShipperOnDeck ships Mulan and Shang]], all but telling Shang "Go after her, you ''idiot''," after the former leaves.
25th Jun '17 9:28:02 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/MaxVonSydow has been acting in films since 1947. He played Father Merrin in ''TheExorcist'', among ''many'' other roles.

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* Creator/MaxVonSydow has been acting in films since 1947. He played Father Merrin in ''TheExorcist'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', among ''many'' other roles.
21st Jun '17 6:38:15 AM jormis29
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* Joseph Joestar by [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] of ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Not only does he [[BadassGrandpa fight vampires and telekinetic bad guys]] alongside the younger heroes, but he collects comic books and has a wickedly awesome sense of humor; the latter two are especially put into play in the finale chapter. [[spoiler:After being killed by [[BigBad Dio]] and having his blood drained, Joseph is brought back to life with a blood transfusion from Dio's remains. He pretends to be possessed by the vengeful spirit of Dio as a prank on Jotaro, and barely saves his skin from his angry grandson by stating his personal interests. Namely, that he collects comic books, that he knows Bo Derek starred in Tarzan, and that Music/WeirdAlYankovic sang "Eat It". Jotaro relents, because [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay "only he would know such stupid things"]]]].

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* Joseph Joestar by [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] of ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Not only does he [[BadassGrandpa fight vampires and telekinetic bad guys]] alongside the younger heroes, but he collects comic books and has a wickedly awesome sense of humor; the latter two are especially put into play in the finale chapter. [[spoiler:After being killed by [[BigBad Dio]] and having his blood drained, Joseph is brought back to life with a blood transfusion from Dio's remains. He pretends to be possessed by the vengeful spirit of Dio as a prank on Jotaro, and barely saves his skin from his angry grandson by stating his personal interests. Namely, that he collects comic books, that he knows Bo Derek Creator/BoDerek starred in Tarzan, ''Film/TarzanTheApeMan'', and that Music/WeirdAlYankovic sang "Eat It". Jotaro relents, because [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay "only he would know such stupid things"]]]].
16th Jun '17 3:11:02 AM Erin582
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** The same goes for many veteran voice actors for cartoons, including Creator/FrankWelker (71 as of June 2017), Creator/RobPaulsen (61), Creator/JimCummings (64) and Creator/PhilLamarr, who ''just'' turned 50 this year. Not only are they well-known and loved by fans and have built respectable careers out of doing what they love, but serve as mentors to their younger colleagues, as well.



* Fyvush Finkel. Usually considered the most popular (or at least the funniest) character [[Series/PicketFences whatever]] [[Series/BostonPublic he's involved]] [[Theatre/TheLittleShopOfHorrors in]], he was in the business for over ''85 Years''.

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* The late Fyvush Finkel. Usually considered the most popular (or at least the funniest) character [[Series/PicketFences whatever]] [[Series/BostonPublic he's involved]] [[Theatre/TheLittleShopOfHorrors in]], he was in the business for over ''85 Years''.years''.



** To counter any potential left- wing bias, how about we include his Republican counterpart, former Indiana governor Mike Pence. Since Trump here would likely anger many to say the least...

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** To counter any potential left- wing bias, how about we include Also, his Republican counterpart, former Indiana governor turned Vice President Mike Pence. Since Trump here would likely anger many to say the least...Pence.
11th Jun '17 3:40:26 AM Piterpicher
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** ''{{Jeopardy}}'': Alex Trebek, now 74 years old, fits the trope and is virtually synonymous with the show. (By comparison, original host Art Fleming was in his mid 50s when he hosted his final ''Jeopardy!'') Trebek gets bonus points for chasing down a burglar and helping catch her. [[http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/07/27/2011-07-27_jeopardy_host_alex_trebek_chases_burglar_through_san_francisco_hotel_before_gett.html]]

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** ''{{Jeopardy}}'': ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'': Alex Trebek, now 74 years old, fits the trope and is virtually synonymous with the show. (By comparison, original host Art Fleming was in his mid 50s when he hosted his final ''Jeopardy!'') Trebek gets bonus points for chasing down a burglar and helping catch her. [[http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/07/27/2011-07-27_jeopardy_host_alex_trebek_chases_burglar_through_san_francisco_hotel_before_gett.html]]
11th Jun '17 1:05:54 AM MrWaterproof
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* Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour party. At the 2017 election, when he was 68 years old, opinion polls showed Labour had a 40 point lead over Conservatives among under 25s, while the positions were reversed with over 60s. A lot of young people said they had been personally inspired by him and severa pro Corbyn memes went viral in social media. All this led to Turnout from under 25s being much higher than in previous elections.
1st Jun '17 9:46:17 AM Piterpicher
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* 2016 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine has been called a "cool dad" figure on Website/{{Twitter}} for his SoBadItsGood impression of Creator/DonaldTrump in his Democratic National Convention speech.

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* 2016 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine has been called a "cool dad" figure on Website/{{Twitter}} for his SoBadItsGood impression of Creator/DonaldTrump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump in his Democratic National Convention speech.
25th May '17 1:25:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Captain Flint from the ''SwallowsAndAmazons'' series is the only adult the protagonists seem to take entirely seriously.

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* Captain Flint from the ''SwallowsAndAmazons'' ''Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons'' series is the only adult the protagonists seem to take entirely seriously.
18th May '17 1:38:22 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX of Thailand. He's simultaneously the world's oldest, richest, and longest-reigning monarch, led his country to democracy in the 1990s, and is really the one stable constant in Thailand's notoriously shaky political system (the man has seen ''sixteen governments'' go by without a single change to his own office). He's also the only monarch in the world to hold a patent (on a water aerator and some rainmaking devices) and an accomplished saxophonist, apparently.
** Sadly deceased.

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* King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX of Thailand. He's Until his death he simultaneously was the world's oldest, richest, and longest-reigning monarch, led his country to democracy in the 1990s, and is was really the one stable constant in Thailand's notoriously shaky political system (the man has seen ''sixteen governments'' go by without a single change to his own office). He's He also was the only monarch in the world to hold a patent (on a water aerator and some rainmaking devices) and an accomplished saxophonist, apparently.
** Sadly deceased.
saxophonist.



* Mr. Warmth, DonRickles. He's over 87 years old but he can still kick all those younger stand up comedians and insult comics around the curb.
** Sadly, he passed away on April 6, 2017, at the age of 90.

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* Mr. Warmth, DonRickles. He's over 87 years old but He died at age 90 and up until his pasing he can could still kick all those younger stand up comedians and insult comics around the curb.
** Sadly, he passed away on April 6, 2017, at the age of 90.
curb.



* Makoto "Macoto" Takahashi was born in 1934, was also a pioneer in the early manga world, and despite being in his 80's is still more or less active. [[http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/11/18/beautiful-manga-style-festival-poster-is-drawn-by-the-person-you-would-least-expect/ He drew this lovely poster for the 2015 Sakura Jidai Festival in Tokyo]], without the help of a computer... ''at age 81/82''.



* Blues artist Music/HowlinWolf. He was already in his forties during his prime.

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* Blues artist Music/HowlinWolf.Musi/HowlinWolf. He was already in his forties during his prime.
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