Florence Foster Jenkins was an opera singer and a socialite. Perhaps most surprisingly, for a woman who went on became a famous singer, Florence didn’t have an amazing voice. At least, that’s how her critics used to talk about her.
Who was the best James Bond? The question is more difficult than is sounds! In many ways, James Bond transcends the actors that have been lucky enough to play him. You could even argue that he shapes the men who play him more than the other way around.
I don’t know about you, but, I am so happy that my favorite actors and actresses are continuing to work into their 60s, 70s and beyond. Older performers like Sam Elliott, Judi Dench and Diane Keaton are fighting aging stereotypes and showing that they are still at the top of their game.
One of the things that the women in the Sixty and Me community love most about Sam Elliott is his voice. There is something about the way that he talks that sends us tumbling head-over-heals back to the Wild West. He is the perfect cowboy!
Bond girls have been a central part of the James Bond experience, since the films were first released in the 1960s. There have been exceptions, especially in recent years, but, for the most part, “bond girls” have been seen as accessories, rather than meaningful characters.
Another common characteristic of all bond girls is that they are young. Apparently, despite his deadly skills, James Bond doesn’t have what it takes to challenge someone his own age!
For most of our lives, we have been told that retirement is the ultimate destination. After decades in the workforce, we are told that retirement is a time to relax and enjoy life. If only it were that simple!
I’ve always had a soft spot for Richard Gere. Beyond the fact that he’s a talented actor, there is a depth to Richard that I find fascinating. On the surface, he seems calm as a still pond in winter. But, whenever I look into his eyes, in a movie, it’s almost as if he is laughing at the world. He seems to know something that the rest of us don’t.
Some of our older Sixty and Me sisters probably remember watching Psycho when it first released in 1960. But, even those of who were too young to experience this iconic movie when it launched, saw the iconic “shower scene” at some point in our lives.
Two of my favorite actors of all time are Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott, so, I was so excited to find out that they will be appearing in “Grandma,” a new film by Sony Pictures. In the film, Tomlin plays an opinionated, yet ultimately charming grandma, who is refusing to be invisible after 60.
Most older women have experienced ageism in one way or another. Some of us have struggled to find a job due to outdated aging stereotypes. Others have seen their careers grind to a halt in their 50s or 60s. Every single one of us is pressured by society to look younger, although we usually ignore this.