Jon Voight

The award-winning actor Jon Voight first rose to prominence during the ‘60s with his outstanding performance in Midnight Cowboy as Joe Buck. A few years later, he further established his name in the business with his performance in 1972’s Deliverance. Six years after, Voight made a significant milestone in his career with his Academy Award-winning role in Coming Home. During the ’80s, his streak of success continued and later solidified his status as one of Hollywood’s top personalities.

For all the fortunes he earned through the years, it’s perhaps safe to assume that he hired a competent financial advisor to help him keep track of his accounts. He worked on other projects along the way, including The Champ, Runaway Train, Heat, The Rainmaker, Pearl Harbor, and National Treasure. For his Lara Croft role: Tomb Raider, Voight had the chance to star as the on-screen father for his real-life daughter, Angelina Jolie.

Rita Moreno

The Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno had a pretty successful career in the industry. In fact, she has an outstanding track record over her seven-decade run in Hollywood. For those who need a refresher, Moreno was part of the film Singin’ in the Rain, The King and I, and West Side Story. She also appeared in the children’s show The Electric Company during the 70s.

Other titles she worked on through the years include Popi, The Four Seasons, I Like It Like That, Slums of Beverly Hills, and even landed a voice acting gig as the character of the animated feature Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego. Her recent projects are Oz and the 2017 remake of the classic show One Day at a Time. With that kind of resume, it’s safe to say that Rita Moreno now has more than enough investment money to guarantee herself a comfortable life after retiring from the spotlight.

Sally Struthers

Sally Struthers rose to fame during the ‘60s and early ‘70s for her performance in films like Five Easy Pieces, starring alongside Jack Nicholson; and The Getaway. Despite landing a role in noteworthy titles, her star potential only materialized after taking on Gloria Stivic in the ’70s sitcom All in the Family. Besides receiving widespread recognition for her performance, the actress also won two Emmys. During the ’80s, Sally also found significant success levels performing on stage productions, landing an acting credit for titles like Annie, 9 to 5: The Musical, and Hello, Dolly.

Other titles she worked on through the years include Gilmore Girls, General Hospital. Struthers even landed a few voices acting gigs for animated shows like Dinosaurs, TaleSpin, Fred Flintstone and Friends, and Tom & Jerry Kids. She’s still active in the industry and is even one of the child development organization’s key figures, ChildFund.

Tim Matheson

Actor and director Tim Matheson’s most memorable performance was in National Lampoon’s Animal House back in 1978 and Vice President John Hoynes in The West Wing. Aside from all these notable projects, he also voiced the main character of the animated series Jonny Quest and other Hanna-Barbera shows. Through the years, Matheson also had the chance to work on titles like Three for the Road, The Quest, Yours, Mine and Ours, My Three Sons, and directed episodes of The Twilight Zone, The Good Guys, Criminal Minds, and Burn Notice.

At the age of 73, he looks like he still has plenty of gas left in his tank. The actor recently got involved in a couple of projects such as Child’s Play, and This Is Us, Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. In 2019, Tim Matheson returned to the director’s chair and made the Virgin River, where he also stars as its main character.

Dennis Holmes

Dennis Holmes had the potential of becoming one of the greatest stars in Hollywood. Despite the opportunity, he decided to finish his career earlier than expected. He appeared in a couple of television shows such as Laramie, Leave It to Beaver, and Father Knows Best. After about a decade and a half working in a Hollywood set, he just decided to stop working as an actor and focused solely on his private life.

Even so, Dennis didn’t leave the entertainment industry empty-handed. During the earlier years of his career, Dennis was taught the business’s ins and outs by Robert Fuller, his co-star in Laramie. Fuller even takes the credit for being Dennis’ inspiration, mentor, and, above all, best friend. Since 1964, there has been very little to no news regarding Holmes, leaving most of his fans wondering what he’s been up to after he left show business.

Carol Burnett

After seven decades in the industry, Carol Burnett made a reputation for herself as one of its pioneers. She was well-remembered because of her work in the groundbreaking comedy-variety program Carol Burnett Show. She made a significant milestone with this project since she’s the very first star that used this concept. Besides the TV scene, we can also see Burnett’s influence in stage theaters.

She’s now enjoying her 80s, but that doesn’t mean she’s been slacking off in the business. A few of the titles she’s been working on recently include Horton Hears a Who, Post Grad, The Secret World of Arrietty, and All Together Now. With that said, we can see one noteworthy performance or, in this case, heard in her voice acting credit for Toy Story 4 as Chairol Burnett. She also has recognizable figures with just-as-witty names, like Melephant Brooks and Bitey White.

Richard Keith

Keith Thibodeaux, professionally known as Richard Keith, was one of the top child actors back in the days after he appeared as Little Ricky in the popular sitcom I Love Lucy and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. When he was just three years old, Richard already knew his way around playing the drums. This talent eventually gave him the chance to play alongside an orchestra, where he earned $500 a week. Soon after, he was allowed to audition for I Love Lucy.

Along the way, he also developed a strong bond with his co-stars, and he would even spend most weekends with co-star Desi Arnaz’s family. His investments throughout his stint as a child actor, like the trust funds he received from I Love Lucy, undoubtedly went a long way and helped him achieve a better financial position in the latter part of his life – safe to say that was a smart move for him to make.

Joseph and Michael Mayer

Do you guys remember Little Ricky in the ‘50s hit sitcom I Love Lucy? You probably don’t know that the twins, Joseph and Michael Mayer, played the role of the toddler Ricky. Before they appeared in the show, the twins first appeared in a couple of publications. After the I Love Lucy staff saw the adorable duo on one newspaper issue, they knew then and there that they would be perfect for portraying the toddler version of Little Ricky. However, after their stint at the show, Joseph and Michael didn’t appear in any new projects.

Now that they’re enjoying their lives as adults, the twins still show no signs of returning to the entertainment industry. Instead, they’ve since been living everyday life and have made investments in other businesses. Nowadays, Joe has found success in working on computer-related assignments. On the other hand, Michael became a special education teacher in North Hollywood.

Alain Delon

The French actor Alain Delon became one of the undisputed kings of show business during the ‘60s, where he was highly regarded for his onscreen roles and became known as one of the top male figures in the industry. He appeared in films such as Rocco and His Brothers, The Yellow Rolls-Royce, and Lost Command. He was also constantly working together with some of the best directors in the field.

Aside from acting, he also earned quite a reputation as a businessman. Delon has made more than a few investments in various fields over the years. It includes a perfume label, and he later entered the fashion scene and launched his line of wristwatches, shirts, and eyewear. His sunglasses became quite the craze in Hong Kong after Chow Yun-fat wore them in the A Better Tomorrow movies; the film’s director, John Woo, also considers Delon as one of the people he looks up to in the entertainment industry.

Elton John

The unique fusion of Elton John’s pop and rock style has made him one of the 20th century’s biggest music icons and the best-selling music artist. He is not only an English singer and a songwriter, but he’s also a record producer and would even act in films now and then. In 1969, John released his first album Empty Sky. In 1970, his first hit single, Your Song, was ranked in the top ten both in the UK and US. Later on, he began hosting his annual Academy Awards Party, which eventually became a high-profile Oscar party.

In 2018, John announced his retirement from touring and began a three-year farewell tour. Along the way, Elton John landed a small but significant acting credit in the action film Kingsman: The Golden Circle, starring Taron Egerton. Funny enough, a few years after its release, Egerton starred in the 2019 biopic Rocketman, revolving around the life of the man himself, Elton John.

Don McLean

Folk singer Don McLean is often considered one of the top brass in the music industry. He’s the man behind the hit songs Vincent, also known as Starry Starry Night, and And I Love You So, which has also been sung by Elvis Presley. Although these two records are undoubtedly great, music enthusiasts can agree that McLean’s most remarkable record is none other than American Pie.

To this day, many artists still make their rendition of McLean’s iconic tunes, most notably Vincent and American Pie. These titles are two of the best songs ever to be released in the industry; if not for their melody, then for the stories they tell. In 2015, the singer’s original manuscript for American Pie was placed on sale at an auction for a whopping price of $1.205 million. Despite the numerous awards he’s taken credit for through the years, rest assured that they all pale in comparison to his passion for music.

Loretta Lynn

Sixty years in the industry is undoubtedly a fantastic feat. Well, such is also the case for Loretta Lynn. Nowadays, Loretta is often considered one of the fairest stars in the music landscape. She’s known as one of the pillars in the country music scene and has even received the privilege of having a few of her albums be gold-certified. Throughout her career, Loretta has received credit countless times for her hit tunes You Ain’t Woman Enough, One’s on the Way, Fist City, and Coal Miner’s Daughter.

At the peak of her fame, fans and newcomers alike even got the chance to see the singer’s early life story adapted on the big screens with the 1980’s biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter. She was recently featured in Lifetime’s special Patsy & Loretta, which showcases their unusual friendship, struggles, and the job they shared. In other news, the singer is also set to release her 50th album, Ain’t Woman Enough, this year.

Abby Dalton

The 88-year-old actress Abby Dalton was one of the premier personalities in the 1950s and 1960s for her role in classics like Hennesey and The Joey Bishop Show. With that said, her streak of successful runs in the industry only got better after she became part of the hit soap opera Falcon Crest. She may not have the most decorated and most extended list of movie credits among her peers, but she undoubtedly gave nothing short of quality throughout her time in front of the camera.

She has worked on other projects through the years, including Maverick, Have Gun Will Travel, Jefferson Drum, and The Plainsman. Abby also had the chance to work alongside big-named figures like Clint Eastwood, William Shatner, Marty Allen, Jeff Richards, and Jackie Cooper. Unfortunately, just two months before 2020 ended, Abby Dalton passed away. The last movie she appeared in was in 2008, for the horror film Prank.

Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones Jr. is one of the top personalities in the music scene, thanks to his undeniable talent in writing songs and delivering heartfelt tunes. He spent more than six decades in the business and was able to stack many awards and nominations under his name. He has received around 80 Grammy nominations throughout his career and won 28 of them. Because of his impact in the industry, he even got himself a Grammy Legend Award in 1992.

Along the way, he’s also had the chance to work with the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. Quincy produced the albums Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, and took part as a conductor for the hit charity song throughout their collaboration. We Are the World. With his excellent investment planning skills, it would come as no surprise if he has been enjoying his time away from the hustle and bustle under the Hollywood spotlight.

Michael York

Michael York made a strong impression in show business back in the days. Besides being one of the leading figures in the theater scene, York was highly regarded for his strong performance in various film projects. His name appeared in more than seventy film credits, with some of them being all-time classics like 1968’s film Romeo and Juliet and 1973’s The Three Musketeers.

Other titles he has worked on through the years include The Lot, Cabaret, Logan’s Run, and, of course, the Austin Powers movies. Fans of the actor with a keen sense of hearing could probably recognize his voice in The Land Before Time VII, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes. Michael York has been living a private and peaceful life away from the spotlight, with his last stint in the business being 2014’s Sleeping Beauty.

Ann-Margret Olsson

The Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret Olsson was one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment scene, especially during the ‘60s. Olsson never failed to show her peers that she has top-notch talents in acting and singing throughout her career. She was dubbed as the female version of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. To further support the sentiment, Olsson later made her rendition of a few of Elvis’ songs, including Heartbreak Hotel. She later released a few hit records, like 1979’s dance tune Love Rush, 2001’s gospel album God Is Love, and 2004’s Ann-Margret’s Christmas Carol Collection.

Along the way, Olsson also starred in projects like Bye Bye Birdie, All’s Faire in Love, and Grumpy Old Men. Aside from her passion for the performing arts, Olsson is also quite a motorcycle enthusiast. This passion of hers eventually led her to appear in Triumph Motorcycles’ advertisements during the ‘60s.

Peter Weller

Peter Frederick Weller rose to public attention, especially during the ‘80s when he starred in a couple of big hits such as the first two Robocop movies and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. For his stint as the now-iconic police-officer-turned-cyborg Robocop, fans acknowledged Peter’s performance with a Saturn Awards nomination. Despite his tight schedule in the entertainment industry, he still managed to squeeze some time to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at the University of North Texas.

Soon after, he continued his academic journey and earned his Master of Arts degree at Syracuse University, where he would then occasionally give ancient history classes. Despite the fact he’s living through his 70s now, Peter Weller is still regarded fondly by his fans. In fact, in recent years, he even got the chance to reprise his role as Robocop in the 11th installment of the world-famous Mortal Kombat video game.

Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff was initially known for his portrayal of Charlie Brown in the 1967 Off-Broadway production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. In the following years, he made a stunning debut in the 1970 film MASH. Although his film co-stars got to guest star on its TV adaptation, Gary was the only one to become a series regular. For his performance as Radar O’Reilly, the actor was nominated for six Emmy Awards, with one being a win.

After a couple of years under the limelight, he decided to spend more time with his family. Since then, the actor utilized his investment money on other ventures, including a few patented fishing business inventions. Gary is also an enthusiastic philatelist and is fond of studying a postcard’s history and significance. Despite enjoying his retirement from the spotlight, Gary returned to the business one more time in 2010 and starred in Daniel’s Lot.

Jane Fonda

Decades may have passed, but actress Jane Fonda’s smile remains just as radiant as ever. For her impressive acting skills, it’s safe to say that she inherited them from her parents, who were also well-known personalities in show business. Fonda dominated both on-stage and on-screen with her acting prowess. She even landed a couple of awards, including two Oscars, two BAFTAs, seven Golden Globes, and the Honorary Golden Lion, one of the most prestigious prizes an actor can receive in the industry.

Her most recent acting stints include 2014’s This Is Where I Leave You, 2015’s Fathers and Daughters, and 2018’s Book Club. Besides spending time in show business, she’s also busy with her charitable works, focusing on education, health, human services, and arts. For all of her ventures and achievements through the years, it’s safe to say that the actress has a reliable financial advisor to track her accounts.

Katharine Ross

With her natural charm and top-notch talent in acting, Katharine Ross had all the makings of a Hollywood star. She first made a name for herself as a stage actress in various productions and slowly made her way towards the film and TV scenes. Her ambition came to fruition after she made her on-screen debut in Shenandoah. Other projects she has an acting credit for include Sam Benedict, The Big Valley, The Singing Nun, The Longest Hundred Miles, The Graduate, The Legacy, The Final Countdown, and Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here.

Katharine was a recipient of two Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and an Oscar nomination throughout her career. After a brief period away from the big screens, the actress returned to business in more recent years, starring in Donnie Darko, Don’t Let Go, and Eye of the Dolphin. She later worked alongside her husband, actor Sam Elliott, in the 2017 film The Hero.

Cindy Williams

The sitcom Laverne & Shirley was undoubtedly a huge hit back in the days. The show also helped Cindy Williams reach a new degree of popularity in the entertainment industry. Throughout her childhood, Cindy was already fond of acting and writing. After finishing her studies, Cindy landed a few gigs for commercials before she finally made it to the big screen. The actress eventually got the chance to star in films like Travels with My Aunt, American Graffiti, The Conversation, and even tried auditioning for Princess Leia’s part in Star Wars.

With that said, it’s safe to say that all these performances faded in comparison to her stint in Happy Days. Although she only appeared in one episode alongside Penny Marshall, the duo became so popular that it even led the show’s producer to make a spin-off series. As a result, Cindy and her excellent friend Penny got to star in the just-as-popular title Laverne & Shirley.

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson made a name for himself as a bona fide actor, singer, and songwriter. Through the years, he has taken credit for writing songs for artists, some of which are Bobby McGee and Me, For the Good Times, and Help Me Make It Through the Night. Along the way, Kris also collaborated with fellow artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash and formed the country supergroup, the Highwaymen. By 2004, he received the honor of being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Today, Kris is still an active member of the music industry, performing on tours alongside other colleagues. Besides his time on the concert stages, Kris also gave acting a shot. He starred in notable titles such as Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Blume in Love, Heaven’s Gate, and the Blade movies. For his performance in the 1976 romantic musical A Star is Born, Kris Kristofferson won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson is an American actress best known for her role as Sabrina Duncan in the Charlie’s Angels TV series. Due to the show’s success, Kate appeared on Time magazine’s cover with co-stars Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith. Before she achieved widespread recognition in the entertainment industry, Kate began her journey to stardom when she was just a student.

After taking acting classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the actress landed her first acting credit as Daphne Harridge, the silent ghost in the Dark Shadows TV series. Since then, Kate has worked on other projects throughout her career, including Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Loverboy, The Rookies, Quiet Killer, and Empty Cradle. After more than a couple of decades working in the business, Kate Jackson is making most of her life away from the spotlight. We saw her last stint in an episode of Criminal Minds in 2007.

William Shatner

Today, hardcore fans of the sci-fi genre can undoubtedly recognize William Shatner’s role as Captain James T. Kirk on the iconic Star Trek series. After finishing college, William spent the earlier years of his career training as a classical Shakespearean actor. After more than a few stage performances, the actor got his film debut with 1951’s Butler’s Night Off. He also had the chance to star in projects like TJ Hooker, Rescue 911, Columbo, Miss Congeniality, Over the Hedge, and 3rd Rock from the Sun.

For his role as attorney Denny Crane in The Practice and its spin-off series, Boston Legal, William won two Emmy Awards for his performance. Outside of acting, William also found success as a writer. Besides writing about his experience working on the beloved sci-fi series, the actor also co-wrote several novels in the Star Trek universe. Clearly, William’s career does not show any signs of slowing down, so his fans can still look forward to several projects from the actor-turned-writer.

Judd Hirsch

Judd Hirsch got his ticket towards fame and fortune thanks to his part as Alex Rieger in the comedy series Taxi. He also appeared as John Lacey in the hit 1980s sitcom Dear John. Besides starring on TV shows, Hirsch also found a tremendous amount of success in films and theater. One of the very few business actors regarded him as someone who could slip effortlessly between acting on stage and camera.

Through the years, the actor had the chance to work on numerous projects like Numb3rs, Ordinary People, Independence Day and its sequel, A Beautiful Mind, and, most recently, Uncut Gems. Despite his fruitful career under the spotlight, Hirsch finished his college studies beforehand with a physics degree and first worked as an engineer. With that in mind, perhaps his prior experience on the field helped him come up with a definite equation for success – though we can’t be too sure now, can we?

Mike Farrell

Among his many acting gigs in the business, Mike Farrell’s excellent portrayal as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the TV series MASH is one of his most successful projects. He also ventured behind the scenes as a producer in a couple of programs, including the comedy-drama film Patch Adams, which featured the legendary actor Robin Williams. Aside from these notable titles, Farrell also significantly impacted the entertainment scene with his strong performance in the medical series Providence performance.

He has worked on other projects through the years, including Panic in the City, Superman: The Last Son of Krypton, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Supernatural, The Red Road, and NCIS. At the age of 81, we are more than confident that Mike Farell has all his investments set adequately for his retirement. With that said, however, it sure looks like he still doesn’t have any plans of hanging the gloves just yet.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. He is known for his action hero roles, especially his role as Max Rockatansky in the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max and Martin Riggs in the buddy-cop film series Lethal Weapon. In 1995, Gibson produced, directed, and starred in the historical epic Braveheart. For the investments he made in the movie, Gibson won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Director and another Oscar for Best Picture.

Although he experienced a few bumps and bruises along the way, they weren’t enough from keeping the actor down for long. Ten years away from the director’s chair, Gibson made a comeback in 2016 with his Academy Award-winning movie Hacksaw Ridge, which got nominated for four more Oscars. In recent news, Mel Gibson is reportedly in a few upcoming projects, including a film set during the Viking Age and another war-drama set in the same vein as Hacksaw Ridge. Mel clearly has a lot going on for his career at the moment.

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is a famous actor, martial artist, film producer, and screenwriter. Before he made it big in the entertainment industry, Norris joined many martial arts competitions. In the 1960s, Norris spent a significant amount of investment money on more than 30 training studios, where he later taught a few of Hollywood’s celebrities. Along the way, one of his students, Steven McQueen, encouraged him to take his acting career more seriously.

In 1972, Norris made a breakthrough with his role in the martial arts movie The Way of Dragon, where he and Bruce Lee held an iconic fight scene in the Roman Arena. After the actor landed more opportunities in the industry, starring in notable titles like Breaker! Breaker!, Good Guys Wear Black, A Force of One, and Missing in Action. In recent years, besides appearing in a few commercials, Chuck Norris had a noteworthy performance in 2012’s The Expendables 2.

Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott is known for his unique slender physique, full beard, and deep, resonant voice. Although he already a passion for acting at a young age, Elliott’s father preferred him to take a college degree first. Despite their disagreement in career choices, the actor always looked up to his father and inherited his work ethic. He played cowboys in TV and movies throughout his career, including Quick and The Dead and Tombstone. He also starred in more recent titles like Parks and Recreation, Grace and Frankie, Ghost Rider, and The Hero.

In 2018, Sam Elliott reached his career’s highest point with his outstanding performance in A Star Is Born. For his role as Bobby Maine, the actor won a National Board of Review Award. He also got nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, an achievement he has been longing for since the earlier years of his career.

Robert Redford

Robert Redford is an American actor and director, famous for his many Hollywood movies. In 2014, Time magazine included Redford in its annual Time 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World” and called him the “Godfather of Indie Film”. Before his success as an actor, reports say that Redford began his industry career as a director. In the movie Ordinary People in 1980, he received his first Academy Award for Best Director. His second Academy award was in 2002 for Lifetime Achievement.

When Redford co-starred with Paul Newman in the western comics Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, his career met a turning point. The movie became the most popular movie of the year, and Redford soon became one of Hollywood’s most popular stars. Redford said it was wrong to say that he was retiring from acting so that we may see him on screen again. We have to give him credits for his will and love for his craft!

Diana Ross

I believe you have heard Diana Ross’s songs, and if you have not, you just missed some of the best songs that have ever graced the music industry. Diana Ross is an American singer, actress, and record producer. She became famous as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes. After leaving Supremes, Ross released her solo album. She also starred in movies such as Mrs. Blues and The Wizard of Oz. Since 1955, Diana Ross has been among the top 5 Billboard Hot 100 with her solo and Supremes’ hits. In 2020, She released Supertonic: Mixes, which was mixed by Eric Kupper and included her 9 most popular singles.

Aside from the unfortunate event in 2002,  Ross managed to rise above the issue and moved forward in her career.  Ross has six children, including the famous actress Tracee Ellis Ross and has seven grandchildren who are so dear to her heart.

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