Famous people who reached the age of 100 (and beyond)

Actress Glynis Johns has passed away three months after turning 100

Stars Insider

08/01/24 | StarsInsider


Time is almost never on our side, and seems to continuously run out before our eyes. That’s why we as a species chase longevity. We seek it out through technology or medical advancements or spirituality—or simply by lying! Still, prolonged life remains elusive. Except for the lucky few who keep kicking right into (and beyond) the centenarian club.

Glynis Johns joined the club on October 5, 2023, when she celebrated her hundredth birthday. Sadly, the actress passed away just a few months later, on January 5. “Today’s a sad day for Hollywood,” her manager Mitch Clem said in a statement. “She is the last of the last of old Hollywood.” Johns was best known for playing the role of Winifred Banks in the classic 1964 movie 'Mary Poppins.' Her career spanned over eight decades and she appeared in numerous films such as 1948’s 'Miranda,' 'Mad About Men' in 1954, and 1958’s 'Another Place, Another Time.' She also received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 1960’s 'The Sundowners,' in which she played Mrs. Firth. 

There are numerous famous people who have lived to 100 years and beyond, and that number will probably increase as the years go on and we perfect the art of living even longer. But first, let’s see which stars in recent history have achieved the century-old feat. Click through to find out.

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