Learning how our interviewees think about “aging with attitude” is a gift that keeps on giving at year-end. Here’s a quick summary about ‘Aging with Attitude” from all our profiles throughout 2020 – all the more compelling given our ongoing challenges. Celebrity actor and profile subject Franco Nero (at left) mentioned his 55 year history working
Franco Nero, 78, first made his name as the titular Django in Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 spaghetti western and has appeared in more than 230 films. Now starring in Robert Port’s new military WWII thriller, Recon, this is Nero’s latest foray into war drama, previously starring in Force 10 from Navarone, The Battle of Neretva and
Journalist, fighter and feminist, Gloria Steinem became a women’s rights icon during the 60s and is now the subject of Julie Taymor’s biopic, The Glorias (learn more here). Based on Steinem’s own memoir, My Life on the Road, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson and Ryan Keira Armstrong portray the activist at various stages of her
Best known as one-half of legendary pot-fueled comedy duo Cheech & Chong (their website is here), Canadian-born Tommy Chong, 82, is today a vocal advocate for the health benefits of cannabis. With six gold records and eight films during their reign, Cheech & Chong defined a pot era with their unique brand of “stoner-comedy”. After the
Until the lockdown imposed limitations, internist Dr. Melissa M. Freeman saw patients four mornings a week at Beth Israel Medical Center’s opioid clinic. In the afternoons, she received patients at her private office in Harlem, NY. What’s so special about that? The internist is 94-years-old! What’s more, after practicing medicine for 65 years, Dr. Freeman
To mark the passing of Civil Rights icon John Lewis, here’s a rare speech by the U.S. Representative of the 5th Congressional District of Georgia at the Cooper Union in New York City in 2019. He discusses his early life leading to his joining the Civil Rights Movement and the work yet to be done.
Senior Planet is re-running an interview with Peter Harnik, now retired, who is one of the first leaders of Environmental Action, the non-profit formed by the organizers of Earth Day. Later this month, Senior Planet Montgomery, in partnership with the Montgomery County’s Department of Energy Protection, will be rolling out online programs on energy efficiency
Oscar-nominated for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba 66 years ago, Terry Moore, 90, has just one dream left. She hopes to receive another nod for what might be her final role in the upcoming film, Silent Life, Vladislav Kozlov’s drama about silent movie icon Rudolph Valentino, set for release next year (learn more