Do you recognize her? I'll bet not, unless you read the same obscure "Where are they now" article online I did yesterday.
I've never been too conscious of age, or birthdays, or getting old. It's gonna happen anyway, so just roll with it, right? Wrinkles happen, hair takes a vacation, sometimes teeth take up residence in a glass in the bathroom overnight. It's all good.
But that article yesterday really got me to thinking about how old all the sports / entertainment / news icons of my yoot are, or would have been, today. Yikes!
Elvis, had he lived, would have been 79.
Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) would have been 89.
Paul Newman would have been 89 also. Paul Newman!
Sophia Loren is 79. Lemme say it again....SEVENTY NINE!
Henry Winkler, aka Fonzi, aka The Fonz....68.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, would have been 88.
Roger Staubach (Dallas QB) is 72.
Raquel Welch is 73.
Diane Sawyer, the TV news anchor, is 68.
Frankie Avalon is 73.
Little Richard is 81.
This old geezer is 63.
Chubby Checker is 72.
Terry Bradshaw (Pittsburgh QB) acts a forever young 65.
One of my main teenage crushes, Leslie Gore, is 67. (Unfortunately for me I wasn't "her type".)
And this beautiful lady, whose picture adorned many a young boy's room back in the 1960's, is the same as the first photo shown above....79 year old Bridget Bardot.
Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick....just roll with it.
All my "beautiful people" are....umm....still beautiful. ;)