Famed sportscaster and Chicago Bears legend Dick Butkus, more stars turning 80 in 2022

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Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at all the celebrities — actors, actresses, musicians, politicians and more — who are turning 80 this year…

Famed Chicago Bears linebacker and sports commentator Dick Butkus marks his 80th birthday on Dec. 9.

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On June 18, Liverpool, England, native and The Beatles member Paul McCartney — who’s earned 18 Grammy Awards over his long career — celebrated his 80th birthday.

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Linda Evans, who famously portrayed Krystle Carrington on ABC’s “Dynasty” in the ’80s, celebrated her 80th birthday on Nov. 18.

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On Oct. 6, former Bond girl Britt Ekland — who’s also known for her headline-making romances with Peter Sellers and Rod Stewart — celebrated her 80th birthday.

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On July 13, Harrison Ford — who we’ve loved as Han Solo in the “Star Wars” movies as well as college professor and hero Indiana Jones in that action franchise — turned the big 8-0.

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On Oct. 21, “Judge Judy” star Judy Sheindlin turned 80.

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On Dec. 4, Gemma Jones — who’s appeared in films including “Sense and Sensibility” as well as the “Bridget Jones” and “Harry Potter” franchises — blew out 80 candles on her birthday cake.

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On Nov. 24, BAFTA-nominated actor-comedian Billy Connolly — the Scot who’s charmed us in films including “Mrs Brown,” “The Last Samurai,” “Brave” and “Indecent Proposal” — turned 80.

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Fashion designer Calvin Klein celebrated his 80th birthday on Nov. 19.

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“Falcon Crest,” “Dharma & Greg” and “Castle” actress Susan Sullivan entered her 80s on Nov. 18.

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President of the United States Joe Biden turned 80 on Nov. 20.

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Martin Scorsese — the celebrated Academy Award-winning director behind critically acclaimed films including “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” “Casino,” “The Departed,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Irishman” — joined the 80s club on Nov. 17.

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On Nov. 7, one of the world’s first supermodels — beauty Jean Shrimpton, an icon of swinging London — turned 80. Jean retired from modeling in her early 30s and has since lived a private life in her native England.

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Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated “Hart to Hart” actress Stefanie Powers celebrated her 80th birthday on Nov. 2.

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Joy Behar, a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” celebrated her 80th birthday on Oct. 7.

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On Sept. 29, “Deadwood” and “American Gods” actor Ian McShane celebrated his 80th birthday.

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Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine, the group’s rhythm guitarist, celebrated his 80th on Sept. 3.

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On Aug. 10, fashion designer Betsey Johnson — who’s known for her spunky and whimsical looks — turned 80.

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On June 24, Emmy-nominated “Knots Landing” actress Michele Lee blew out 80 candles on her birthday cake.

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Four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason, who spent a decade married to famed playwright Neil Simon, turned 80 on April 3.

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On Feb. 20, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky turned 80.

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Famed Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton — whose signature song, “Danke Schoen,” provided the soundtrack to a memorable scene in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” — turned 80 on April 3.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older? On June 20, Beach Boys co-founder and singer-songwriter Brian Wilson marked his 80th birthday. He isn’t the only member of the iconic California rock band marking the milestone…

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On June 27, Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston turned the big 8-0.

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On April 24, singer, actress, director and EGOT winner (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) Barbra Streisand celebrated her 80th birthday.

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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Carole King — who’s the subject of the Broadway production “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and has twice been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as both a songwriter and a performer — celebrated her 80th birthday on Feb. 9.

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Graham Nash — who’s made amazing music in the Hollies and the folk-rock supergroups Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — turned 80 on Feb. 2.

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It’s Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite designer! Manolo Blahnik — the man behind the eponymous luxury shoe brand — turned 80 on Nov. 27.

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John Cale, a founding member of the Velvet Underground, joined the 80s club on March 9.

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Richard O’Brien of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” fame — he wrote the stage show for the musical and co-wrote the script for the film version in which he also played Riff Raff — kicked off his 80s on March 25. 

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On April 17, “Harry Potter” film franchise and “Game of Thrones” actor David Bradley celebrated his milestone 80th birthday.

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On April 6, Barry Levinson — who earned an Academy Award for best director for 1988’s “Rain Man” (and is the father of “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson) — turned 80.

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On Jan. 5, TV journalist Charlie Rose — who hosted and executive produced his eponymous talk show from 1991 to 2017 — turned 80.

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Former New York City mayor (and presidential candidate) Michael Bloomberg turned 80 on the sweetest day of the year: Feb. 14!

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A New Year’s Eve baby! On Dec. 31, The Police guitarist Andy Summers, who’s a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, celebrates the big 8-0.

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Michael Crawford, who rose to fame in the iconic titular role in “The Phantom of the Opera,” celebrated his 80th birthday on Jan. 19.

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On Feb. 21, German director Margarethe von Trotta — who’s been recognized as one of the world’s leading feminist filmmakers — marked her 80th birthday.

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Julie Goodyear — who portrayed Bet Lynch on the long-running British soap opera “Coronation Street” — marked her 80th birthday on March 29.








































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