Role models for creative, fun aging are often hard to find. I am especially happy to see older people doing what they love, getting paid well for it and continuing well past the age most people expect. That’ll be me in thirty years.
Two of my favorite current examples are actors David McCallum and Cheryl Ladd.
McCallum came to fame in the U.S. in the 1960s TV show “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” playing Russian-born secret agent Illya Kuryakin. The 78-year-old actor is now well-known as “Ducky,” the Medical Examiner on NCIS.
Cheryl Ladd got our attention (guys anyway) as Kris Monroe on Charlie’s Angels in the 1970s. The 60-year-old actress is going to show up on NCIS this season as Ducky’s “love interest.”
You are never too old to do some version of whatever you want.