Fathers After 50

Alec Baldwin (at 58), actor

 

Alec is an actor, producer, writer and comedian.

He’s enjoyed a long career on Broadway, in television and movies, receiving an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award.

 

Alec married Kim Basinger in 1993 and had daughter Ireland in 1995.
In 2012 he married Hilaria Thomas and they have 3 children. Carmen was born in 2013, son Rafael in 2015 and Leonardo the following year when Alec was 58. Three children (and another on the way) after the age of 55!

 

Al Pacino (at 61), actor

 

Actor, filmmaker

Al’s successful acting career spans over five decades, typically portraying tough guys.

 

Al has never been married but has 3 children. His first child, Julie, was with Jan Tarrant in 1989.

He had twins (Anton and Olivia) in 2001 with Beverly D’Angelo.

Al spends many of his weekends in a rented house in Beverly Hills to be with the twins. The tough guy is a marshmellow with his children.

 

Anthony Quinn (at 81), actor, writer, painter

 

Anthony enjoyed a long career in television, Broadway and movies. He was cast in over 65 movies from 1936-2002.

 

Anthony married Katherine DeMille in 1937. Their 5 Children: Christopher (1939), Christina (1941), Catalina(1942) Duncan (1945) and Valentina (1952)
He married Iolanda Addolori in 1966, having 3 sons. Francesco in 1963, Danny in 1964 and Lorenzo in 1966.
While married to Addolori, Anthony had 2 sons with Friedel Dunba. Sean in 1973 and Alexander in 1976.
In 1997 Anthony married Kathy Benvin and had 2 children. Antonia was born in 1993 when Anthony was 78 and Ryan in 1996 when Anthony was 81.

Brigitte Nielsen (at 55) actress, model, singer

 

OK, Brigitte is obviously not a Dad, but hey, since she had a child after 50, she’s on the list!!

Brigitte has been married five times.  She has four sons, Raoul Meyer, Douglas Meyer, Killian Gastineau, and Julian Winding.  In 2018 she delivered her fifth child (first daughter, Frida) in 2018.

Bruce Willis (at 59), actor

 

Actor, producer, singer

Bruce has appeared in more than 60 movies, becoming one of the most well-known action stars.

 

Bruce married Demi Moore in 1987 and they had three daughters, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah.

In 2009, Bruce married Emma Hemings and they had two daughters together, Mabel and Evelyn (when Bruce was 59).

Bryan Adams (at 54), singer

 

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, photographer

Bryan is one of the world’s best selling music artists, having sold well over 75 million records.

 

Bryan never married but has two daughters with Alicia Grimaldi. Their first daughter was born when Bryan was 52 and their second when he was 54.

Diet: Bryan has been vegan for 30 years.

Charlie Chaplin (at 73), actor, filmmaker and composer

 

Charlie started his acting career in the era of silent film.  Father to 11 children, the last born in 1962 when Charlie was 73!

Charlie has a very interesting early life of extreme poverty which he rose through and above, eventually becoming one of the most well known actors of his time.

Clint Eastwood (at 65), actor, filmmaker, politician

 

Clint started his acting career portraying tough cowboys and over the years produced and acted in many tough-guy roles.  He’s also produced many other highly acclaimed films in various genres as thrillers, historical, and biographical movies.

 

Clint had children with several women. His first child, Kimber (1964), was with Roxanne Tunis.

He was married to Maggie Johnson who bore him Kyle (1968) and Alison (1972).

He had two children with Jacelyn Reeves: Scott (1986) and Kathryn (1988).

Clint had a daughter, Francesca Eastwood (1993) with Frances Fisher.

He married Dina Ruiz and they had a daughter: Morgan (1996) when Clint was 65.

 

Daniel Craig (at 50),  actor

 

Daniel achieved international fame when he became the 6th actor for the title role as James Bond. Four movies later (5th is planned for 2019), he’s on path to challenge Roger Moore and Sean Connery as the #1 Bond (each played the role 7 times).

 

He has a 25-year-old daughter, Ella Craig, with Fiona Loudon, his wife of two years.

In 2011 he married Rachel Weisz, and they are expecting their first child later this year (Daniel will be 50).

David Bowie (at 53), singer, songwriter, actor

 

David enjoyed long musical career, spanning six decades, to become one of the biggest recording artists of all time.   He released over 100 singles and 26 albums during his career.

David also acted in a few films.

David Jason (at 61, first child!), actor

 

David enjoyed a long career in television, movies and voice actor for children’s shows.

David Letterman (at 56, first child!), American television host for 33 years, television producer, writer, comedian

 

Father of 1 at age 56.

 

Most everyone who stays up late at night knows David Letterman. He hosted a talk show for 33 years (last show in 2015). He hosted more late night episodes than any other person in television history.

Dennis Quaid (at 53), actor

 

Actor, singer, guitarist

 

Dennis married Meg Ryan in 1991 and their son Jack was born in 1992.

In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. They had twins Thomas and Zoe in 2007, via surrogate.

Des O’Connor (at 72),  television hot

 

television host, comedian, singer

Known for hosting several long running shows, he has starred in a television show in almost every year since 1963, 2nd only to Bob Barker.

As a singer, he has recorded 36 albums and has had four top-ten singles.

 

Des married Phyllis Gill in 1953, and had 1daughter, Karen in 1954.

About a year after his divorce, he married Gillian Vaughan in 1960. They had 2 daughters, Tracy (1964) and Samantha (1966).

Des married Jay Rufer in 1985. They had 1 daughter, Kristina (1988) when Des was 56.

He married Jodie Brooke Wilson in 2007 and had his first son, Adam, (2004) when Des was 72.

Donald Trump (at 59), 45th president of the United States

 

Businessman, television personality, author, President of the United States

Donald’s financial success is primarily as a real-estate developer, amassng global luxury real estate including hotels, casinos, golf courses and other properties.

He is also well known for his roles in reality television and Miss Universe.

 

Donald married Ivana Zelníčková in 1977 and together they had Ivanka, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric.

In 1999 he married Marla Maples but they had no children.

Melania Knauss became Donald’s 3rd wife and they have two children, Tiffany in 1993 and Barron in 2006 (when Donald was 59).

Eric Clapton (at 59), musician

 

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s known as one of the best guitarist of all time.

 

Eric married Pattie Boyd in 1979 but pregnacies resulted in miscarriages.
In 1984 Eric had a relationship with Yvonne Kelly. At the time both he and Yvonne were married to other partners . They had a daughter named Ruth in 1985.
In 1988 Eric and Pattie divorced after his affair with Lory Del Santo who gave birth to their son, Conor, in 1986. Conor’s life ended in tragedy, falling 53 stories from a Manhattan apartment building when he was 4 years old.
Eric married Melia McEnery in 2002. They had three daughters together; Julie in 2001, Ella May in 2003 and Sophie Belle in 2005 (a month short of Eric’s 60th birthday).

 

Unusual fact: He grew up believing his mother was his sister.

Gary Busey (at 66), actor

 

Gary has appeared on more than 150 films. He’s also appeared on television shows over the past 40 years.

 

In 1971, Busey’s wife Judy Helkenberg gave birth to their son, William Jacob “Jake” Busey.

Busey has a daughter named Alectra, born in 1994 with Tracy Hutchinson.

In 2010, Busey’s girlfriend Steffanie Sampson, gave birth to their son, Luke Sampson Busey, when Gary was 66 .

George Clooney (at 56, twins!), actor

 

George Clooney actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and businessman. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards.

70 movies, many years in television and directed several films.

 

George began acting on television in 1978 and by 2001 was a commercial success on the big screen.

He married Amal Alamuddin in 2014. They have two girls, twins Alexander and Ella (when George was 56).

George Lazenby (at 63, then twins at 65!)

 

George Lazenby is an Australian actor and model. He’s acted in television and movies. He is best known for his role as James Bond in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He is the only Bond actor to receive a nomination for the Golden Globe Award.

 

In 2002 Lazenby married Pam Shriver. . They had three children, the first when George was 63, then twins when he was 65!

George has 5 children, two from a prior marriages.

George Lucas (at 69), filmmaker

 

Lucas is one of the American film industry’s most financially successful filmmakers. Among many great films, he produced Star highest-grossing film at the time, and a winner of six Academy Awards.

 

In 1969, George married Marcia Lou Griffin. They adopted a daughter, Amanda Lucas, in 1981,

After their divorce, George adopted two more children as a single parent: daughter Katie Lucas, Jett Lucas.

George married Mellody Hobson in 2013 and they have one daughter together, Everest Hobson Lucas, who was born via gestational surrogacy that same year. George was 69.

 

Gordon Brown (at 54)

 

Gordon was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom as well as serving in other political roles.

 

At age 49, Gordon married Sarah Macaulay and he had a daughter at 50 (died soon after birth), and two boys, one at 52 and the other at 55.

Hugh Grant (at 50), actor

 

Actor, producer

Hugh is mainly a comedy/romantic comedy British actor.   His films have grossed $3 billion.

 

In 1987, Hugh began dating Elizabeth Hurley. Thirteen years later they separated (no children). But he became the godfather to her son Damian, born in 2002.
In 2011, he had his first child, Tabitha, with Tinglan Hong.
Hugh’s second and third child were soon to be born to two different women. His second child, John, was born in 2012 to Anna Eberstein. His third, Felix, was born 3 months later to the mother of his first child (Tinglan Hong). Not to be outdone, Anna had his fourth child in 2015 and then their third (his 5th) in 2018.

Grant wandered from care-free 50 year old playboy to father-of-three in the space of 15 months.  His 5th child was born when he was 57.

Hugh Hefner (at 65), publishing/media

 

Famous as the founder of Playboy.

 

Hugh’s first two children, Christie (1952) & David (1955) were born to his wife Millie Williams.

His third and fourth children,  Cooper Hefner (1991) & Marston (1990) were born to wife Kimberley Conrad (36 years younger than Hugh) when he was 64 and 65.

Jack Nicholson (at 53 and 56), actor

 

Jack appeared in more than 70 movies as well as television.  He’s an actor, producer, writer and director.

 

He fathered a daughter with Danish model Winnie Hollman when he was 44.

He also had two children with Rebecca Broussard when he was 53 and 56.

Jacob Zuma (at 67 … his 21st child), President of South Africa

 

Jacob is a polygamist and is estimated to have more than 20 children with 11 or more women.

Rumors claim he fathered another child (his 23rd?) in 2018 with a 24 year old (43 years his junior).

James Doohan  (at 80), actor

 

Doohan is best known for playing the role of Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in Star Trek television and movies.

 

James married Janet Young in 1949 and they had Larkin, Deirdre, and twins Christopher and Montgomery.

He had no children with his second wife, Anita Yagel.

James met and married Wende Braunberger in 1974 when she was 18 and he was 54. They had three children: Eric, Thomas, and Sarah (born in 2000, one month prior to James’ 80th birthday).

Jeff Goldblum  (at 64), actor

 

Actor, musician

Jeff is a versatile actor, starring in some of the highest-grossing films of all time.

 

In 1980 Jeff married Patricia Gaul (no children).

For three years he was married to co-star Geena Davis (no children).

In 2014 he married Emilie Livingston. Their son Charlie was born in 2015. Their second son, River was born in 2017 (Jeff was 64).

 

Fun fact: Jeff plays jazz piano in a club called Rockwell most every week he’s not acting.

Jim Rogers (at 63), billionaire investor

 

Jim has two daughters.  Happy, his first daughter was born when he was 61 and his second daughter Bee, was born when Jim was 65.

 

Interesting fact: He’s an expatriate living in Singapore and his children speak perfect Mandarin.

John Humphrys (at 56), journalist, broadcaster

 

For six years John was the main presenter for the BBC news, Nine O’clock News. He has been the host of the Mastermind television quiz show.

 

John had two children by his wife Edna Wilding (passed away).

He had a son (Owen James) in 2000 with Valerie Sanderson.

John Stamos (at 54), actor, singer

 

John is an actor, producer, musician, and singer.  He has appeared in numerous TV films and series.

 

Stamos married Caitlin McHugh and had their first child (Billy) when John turned 54.

 

Fun fact:  John occasionally performed in concert with The Beach Boys

Jonathan Dimbleby (at 62), reporter

 

Jonathan is a British television and radio reporter of current affairs as well as an author.

 

Dimbleby married Bel Mooney in 1968 and had two children (Kitty and Daniel).

In 2007 Dimbleby married Jessica Ray. They have two daughters.

Julian Lloyd Webber (at 60)  musician – Cellist

 

Julian is a British cellist and conductor of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

 

He married his fourth wife, cellist Jiaxin Cheng in 2009 and had a daughter (Jasmine Orienta in 2011).

 

Fun fact: Julian Lloyd Webber is the second son of the composer William Lloyd Webber.

Julio Iglesias Sr. (at 89), gynecologist

 

In 1943, Julio married María del Rosario de la Cueva y Perignat and the couple had two sons Julio and Carlos.

In 2001 he married Ronna Keith and in 2004 gave birth to Jamie Iglesias when he was 89 and Ronna was 40. Soon after giving birth to Jamie, Ronna became pregnant again but he passed away before his daughter was born. Seven months after his death, Ruth Iglesias was born.

 

Famous offspring:  Enrique Iglesias  is the father of the world famous singer Julio Iglesias.

Kelsey Grammer. (at 61),  actor

 

Kelsey is an actor and comedian. He is best known as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the television shows Cheers and Frasier.  He has also directed, written and produced television shows.

 

He has been married four times and has 7 children.  His first child, Spencer Grammer was with his wife Doreen Alderman. His second child, Greer Grammer was with Barrie Bukner.  His third and fourth children were with his third wife, Camille Donatacci.  His fifth, sixth and seventh children were with Kayte Walsh, his fourth wife. His daughter was born when he was 57, and his sons were born when he was 59 and 61.

 

Fun fact: His daughter, actress Spencer Grammer, once appeared on Cheers.

Ken Livingstone, (at 57), English politician

 

Ken lived with Kate Allen, UK director of Amnesty International for 18 years, until 2001.

With Emma Beal (journalist), in 2002 he had a son, Thomas. Two years later when Ken was 59, he had a daughter, Mia. He married Emma in 2009.

Unconventional fathering: In his mid 40’s, while Ken was in a long term relationship with Kate Allen, he had 3 children as “a favor” to friends. Two women he knew who were “running out of time” to have children, asked if he would father their children to which he agreed. They kept it a secret for nearly 20 years.

 

Unconventional vacationing: Ken goes on vacation each year with all five children and their three mothers.

Kenny Rogers (at 65-twins!)

 

American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.

Kenny has more than 120 hit singles and sold over 100 million records. He is one of the best selling musicians of all time.

 

Ken married 5 times and has 5 children.

His youngest children (twin boys) were born when Kenny turned 65 to his current wife, Wanda Miller.

 

Fun fact: Kenny is a couple years older than Wanda’s parents.

More fun: Wanda was in college, working at a restaurant when she met Kenny. Soon after, they started dating. Five years later they married and have now been together over 25 years.

Kevin Costner (at 55), actor

 

Kevin is a highly acclaimed actor, director, producer, and musician.

 

He married Cindy Silva in 1978. They had three children, Anne, Lily, Joe

After his divorce he had a 4th child with Bridget Rooney, Liam. Bridget later married billionaire William Koch.

In 2004 he married Christine Baumgarnter. They had three children: Cayden, Hayes, and Grace.

Larry King (at 65 and 66)

 

Highly successful television and radio host for nearly 60 years.

 

Larry had his first child, Larry Jr in 1961 with Annette Key.

Larrys second child (by adoption) was with Alene Akins in 1962. After a break in marriage, they had a child together in 1969.

His 4th child was born in 1999 and 5th born in 2000 with his wife Shawn Southwick.

 

Do-over: Larry has been married 8 times …. to 7 women. He remarried his 3rd wife, a Playboy Bunny after his 4th wife divorced him.

Lindsey Buckingham (at 51 and 55), singer

 

Musician, singer, songwriter, producer
Lindsey is best known as the lead guitarist and vocalists of Fleetwood Mac.

 

In 1998, Buckingham’s girlfriend, Kristen Messner, gave birth to their son, William. They married in 2000. Kristen gave birth to their daughter, Leelee when Lindsey was 51. Their third child, Stella, was born when Lindsey was 55.

 

Awesome tribute: The song “It Was You” tells about waiting for a true woman (Kristen) and mentions all three children by name.

Luciano Pavarotti (at 57 – twins!)

 

Luciano was an Italian operatic tenor. He became one of the most popular operatic tenors of all time.

 

He had 3 daughters from his first wife Adua.  They were married 34 years.

In 2003 he married his personal assistant Nicoletta Mantovani. They had twins; a daughter named Alice and Riccardo who was stillborn.

Mel Gibson (at 61), actor

 

actor, director

Highly successful actor and director.  Mel has acted in more three films that grossed over $100 million each.

 

30 year marriage to Robyn Moore had 7 children, six sons and one daughter.

When Mel was 53, he had a child with Oksana Grigoriava, daughter Lucia.

At 61, Mel had his 9th child with Rosalind Ross, a son named Lars.

Michael Douglas (at 58), actor

 

actor, producer

Michael has a long career in television and movies.

 

His first son, Cameron was born in 1978 with his wife Diandra Luker.

Michael’s 2nd & 3rd child with Catherine Zeta-Jones (Dylan in 2000, daughter Carys in 2003)

Mick Jagger (73),  singer

 

singer, songwriter, musician, composer and actor

Mick is best known as one of the founding members of the Rolling Stones.  He has been in the front lines of Rock & Roll for 5 decades.

 

Mick had his first daughter, Karis (1970), with Marsha Hunt.

He married Bianca De Macias in 1971 and had a daughter, Jade (1971). Bianca divorced Mick 7 years later due to his affair with a Playboy model.

Married Jerry Hall in Bali (1990), but it was ceremonial in that the marriage wasn’t legally honored in the UK. They had Elizabeth (1984), James (1985), Georgia (1992), Gabriel (1997). They divorced in 1999 after Jerry found out Mick had an affair with Lucainna Morad.

Luciana Jimenez Morad had Mick’s third son, Lucas (1999), when Mick was 56.

Mick’s 8th child, Deveraux (2016) was with Melanie Hamrick when Mick was 73.

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (at 67), artist

 

 

artist, painter, sculptor, poet, playwright

Pablo was a prolific artist. He was known throughout the world for his artistic accomplishments, becoming one of the best-known figures in 20th-century.

 

Pablo had several mistresses in addition to his wife or partner. Picasso was married twice, having four children with three women.

Pablo married Olga Khokhlova in 1918 and had Paulo. (married 1918-1955).

Maya was born in 1935 with Marie-Thérèse Walter. Their affair lasted from 1927-1935.

Pablo was with Françoise Gilot for 10 years and during that time they had two children, Claude (born 1947) and Paloma (born 1949, when Pablo was 67).

Paul McCartney (at 61), singer

 

singer, songwriter, musician, composer, novelist, poet, and painter
Paul is best known as a singer and bass guitarist for the Beatles.

 

Paul married Linda Eastman in 1969. They had 3 children together, Mary, Stella and James. Paul also adopter Linda’s daughter Heather.
In 2002, Paul married Heather Mills.  They had a daughter, Beatrice the following year when Paul was 61.
He married Nancy Shevell in 2011.

 

Diet: Paul has been a vegetarian since 1975.

Phil Collins (at 53), singer

 

singer, drummer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and actor.
Phil is known as the drummer and singer of the rock band Genesis and a solo artist. He had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s.

 

Phil met his future wife when he was 11. They re-connecte years later and married in 1975 when they were 24. A year later their son Simon was born. He also adopter her daughter Joely.
He married Jill Tavelman in 1984 and had a daughter, Lily in 1989.
His third marriage was to Orianne Cevey. They had two sons, Matthew (2001) and Nicholas (2004), when Phil was 53.

Richard Gere (will be 69), actor

 

Richard was a top box-office rated actor in the 1980’s and 90’s.

 

Richard married supermodel Cindy Crawford in 1991.

His next marriage was to Carey Lowell, lasting 11 years during which time they had a son, Homer Gere.

In 2018 he married Alejandra Silva and recently announced they will be parents. Richard will be a few months short of 70 when their child is born.

Richard Williams (70), tennis coach

 

Most famous for planning out the tennis careers of his daughters Serena and Venus. He started coaching them in tennis when they were 4.

 

Richard married Betty Johnson in 1965, they had 3 daughters and 3 sons.
In 1980 he married Oracene Price, had they had 2 daughters, Venus & Serena.
Two years after he married Lakeisha Graham (30 years his junior), they had a son Dylan in 2012 (when Richard was 70).

Robert De Niro (at 68), actor

 

actor, producer, and director.

Robert is a movie legend. He has appeared in over 100 films during his long acting career of more than 50 years.

 

Robert married Diahnne Abbott in 1976 and they had Drena in 1971 and son Raphael in 1976.

He had twin sons, Aaron Kendrick De Niro and Julian Henry De Niro (1995), with girlfriend Toukie Smith.

In 1997 he married Grace Hightower. They had Elliot in 1998 and Helen Grace (via surrogate) in 2011, when Robert was 68.

Rod Stewart (at 66), singer

 

singer and songwriter.

Rod released his 30th studio album in 2018, almost 50 years after he signed his first solo recording contract. Having sold over 100 million albums, he is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

 

Rod married Alana Stewart in 1979. Their daughter Kimberly was born in 1979 and their son Sean Stewart was born the following year (1980).

He married Rachel Hunter in 1990. They had daughter Renee in 1992 and son Liam in 1994.

Rod is currently married to Penny Lancaster and they have two sons, Alastair Wallace Stewart (2005), born when Rod was 60 and Aiden Patrick Stewart (2011) born when Rod was 66.

Ronnie Wood (at 69), guitarist

 

guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, artist, author.

He is best known as a member of The Rolling Stones.

 

Ronnie married Krissy Findlay in 1971 and they had a son Jesse Wood (1976).

In 1985, he married Jo Wood and they had 3 children, son Jamie Wood (1974), daughter Leah Wood (1978), son Tyrone Wood (1983).

Sally Humphreys became Ronnies third wife in 2012. Two years later they had twin girls, Alice Rose Wood and Gracie Jane Wood (2016) when Ronnie was 69.

Rupert Murdock (at 72), businessman

 

Rupert Murdoch controls a media empire that includes cable channel Fox News, The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal.

 

In 1956 Murdoch married Patricia Booker and they had a daughter, Prudence Murdoch in 1958.
In 1967 Murdoch married Anna Torv. They had 3 children, Elisabeth Murdoch, born in 1968, son Lachlan born in 1971 and James born 1972.
in 1999, 17 days after divorcing his second wife, Murdoch married Wendi Deng. They had two daughters: Grace, born in 2001 when Rupert was 70 and Chloe, born in 2003 when he was 72.
Jerry Hall is Rupert’s fourth wife, whom he married in 2016.

Steve Martin (at 67),  actor

 

Actor, comedian, producer, author, musician

Steve Martin is a highly successful comedian and actor. He’s won 5 Grammy awards and many, many other awards for his acting, producing, writing and musical talent.

 

Married to Victoria Tennant from 1986 to 1994

Steve married his second wife, Anne Stringfield in 2007. The couple had a daughter in 2012 when he was 67.

Story Musgrave (at 70), astronaut, physician, public speaker

 

Story Musgrave is an inspiration, a true renaissance man.

As an astronaut, he completed 6 space missions and was instrumental in many other missions by designing space suits, life support systems and other space related systems and equipment.

He has a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree in physiology, mathematics, chemistry, and literature. He’s and M.D., a public speaker, a consultant, an electrician, chemist, surgeon, computer programmer … the list seems endless.

In short, Story is a man who lives life to the fullest!

 

Father of 7, the youngest when he turned 71!

Sylvester Stallone (at 56), actor

 

Sylvester (Sly) is a successful actor, director, and writer

 

In 1974, Sly married Sasha Czack and had two sons, Sage (died of heart disease at age 36), and Seargeoh.
He married Brigitte Nielsen in 1985 and divorced two years later.
In 1997, Sly married Jennifer Flavin and had three daughters; Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet.

Overcoming obstacles: Complications during his birth caused obstetricians to sever a nerve which caused paralysis in parts of Stallone’s face. This early obstacle in life became his signature snarling look which may have helped him reach stardom.

Tony Randall (at 78), actor

 

In a career spanning about six decades, Tony appeared on Broadway and television. He also appeared on the big screen (movies). With all his success Tony is most remembered as Felix Unger in The Odd Couple television series.

Tony was married to Florence Gibbs from 1939 until her death in 1992. The couple had one of the longest lasting marriages in Hollywood.
In 1995 he married Heather Harlan (50 years younger than Tony). They had two children, Julia (1997) and Jefferson (1998). They remained married until his death in 2004.

 

Tony had hist first child at 77!

Warren Beatty (at 62), actor

 

Actor, producer

Warren began his acting career in 1957. After a few years in television, he hit the big screen.

 

Warren had many romances with high profile women. Some of the many include Joan Collins, Carley Simon, Natalie Wood, Barbra Steissand, Cher, Madonna, Diane Keaton …. the list goes on and on.

His playboy ways ended when he met and married Annette Bening. They had four children togther; Kathlyn in 1992, Benjamin in 1994, Isabel in 1997 and 4th child Ella in 2000 (when Warren turned 63)

Willie Nelson (at 57),  singer

 

Musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor

Willie has written some of of the most popular country songs of all time. His prolific singing/songwriting career has spanned decades into his award winning career.

He had huge financial problems and tax issues (IRS) in the early 90’s which resulted in the auction of Nelson’s assets to clear his debt. Fortunately during those rough years he was married to Annie, who helped him navigate through treacherous times as he regained his health, mindset and success.

 

Willie married Martha Matthews in 1952 and they had 3 children.

Willie married Connie Koepke in 1971 and they had 2 daughters.

In 1988 Willie married Annie D’Angelo. Their first son was born when Willie was 55 and their second when he was 57.

 

Fun fact: After a few early years struggling in the music business, Willie quit to sell Bibles and vacuum cleaners door-to-door.

Woody Allen (at 51), filmmaker, writer, actor, comedian

 

Woody is a four-time Oscar winner. He is a prolific filmmaker, directing a movie a year for more than 40 years.

 

Woody was married to Harlene Rosen from 1956 until 1962.
Woody was married to Louise Lasser from 1966 until 1970.

In 1978 Mia Farrow was married to Andre Previn and adopted daughter Soon-Yi from Seoul (this will become pertinent below).

In 1980 Mia and Woody began a 12 year relationship but lived in separate apartments on opposite sides of Central Park.

In 1997 Woody married Soon-Yi Previn (who was Woody’s step-daughter through common law marriage with Mia Farrow) and they adopted two children.

Sad childhood: Soon-Yi was a feral child who couldn’t speak any language until Mia hired a tutor sometime after the age of eight.

Mia Farrow has eleven children (4 biological, 7 were adopted)
Woody Allen has five children (1 biological, 4 were adopted)

Yassir Arafat (at 66), Palestine politician

 

Former chairman of Palestine Liberation Organization

 

Yassir married secretly in 1990 to Suha Daoud Tawil, when he was 61 and Suha  was 27. Their daughter, Zahwa Arafat was born five years later.