Look Who's Turning 70 in 2020
Stevie Wonder, Bill Murray and Cybill Shepherd are among the stars celebrating big ones
by Aaron Kassraie, AARP, December 24, 2019
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Cybill Shepherd, Feb. 18
En español | The heartbreaker next door in The Last Picture Show (1971), Shepherd is probably best known as Maddie in ABC's 1980s drama-comedy Moonlighting. She played the mother of her real-life daughter Clementine Ford on Showtime's The L Word (2007-2009) and has long been a vocal advocate for the LGBTQ community.
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Julius Erving, Feb. 22
With his aerial moves and slam dunks, Dr. J helped the ABA's New York Nets win the championship in 1974 and 1976 before joining the NBA in 1976 to play for the Philadelphia 76ers. When he ended his stellar career on the court in 1987 he was the third-highest scorer in history.
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William H. Macey, March 13
Macy was a wonderfully despicable hot mess as car salesman Jerry Lundegaard in the Coen brothers’ black comedy Fargo (1996) — and has aced many other smaller roles. Since 2011, he has played Frank Gallagher, a mooching father of six, in Showtime's Shameless.
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Jay Leno, April 28
Leno was a staple of late-night TV for 21 years on The Tonight Show, but these days he's all about cars — he has more than 150 of them. Since 2015, the comedian has hosted Jay Leno's Garage, an NBC series about cars and motorbikes.
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Stevie Wonder, May 13
A legend with timeless hits ("My Cherie Amour,” “Superstition"), Wonder has won 25 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He took a temporary hiatus from performing in July after a kidney transplant.
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Huey Lewis, July 5
It's been almost 40 years since Lewis recorded Sports, the album that produced, among other hits, “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and catapulted his band, Huey Lewis and the News, to international success (with a little help from MTV). He's lately been struggling with hearing loss caused by Ménière's disease.
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Dr. Phil McGraw, Sept. 1
We first met McGraw and his signature mustache in the late ‘90s on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where he discussed health and relationship issues; he took off with his own daytime talk show in 2002. It's still a hit on CBS, and he's signed on to stay with the show through 2023.
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Bill Murray, Sept. 21
What is it about Murray that makes him so quotable? He's had some great lines in classics such as 1980's Caddyshack, 1984's Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day(1993). (He was also wonderful, if less quotable, in 2003's more serious Lost in Translation). Next year he'll be Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters 2020. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.
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Jane Pauley, Oct. 31
The supremely likeable Indiana native and former cohost of NBC's Today is now the face of CBS Sunday Morning. She's been married for some 40 years to Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau and, living with bipolar disorder, is an advocate for mental health issues.
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Wendie Malick, Dec. 13
Anyone who has watched Just Shoot Me! (1997-2003) or Hot in Cleveland (2010-2015) knows how funny this actress and former fashion model can be. She'll costar as the voice of a witch named Eda in an animated fantasy-comedy from Disney, The Owl House.