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Here’s What Your Favourite 70s & 80s Character Are Up To Now!

Jaclyn Smith THEN

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Jaclyn Smith, one of the iconic Charlie’s Angels, she was cast 1976 and from there she went on to win lots of awards. She was also the cover of TIME magazine. She was a massive Hollywood star. In fact, she had her very own Hollywood star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jaclyn Smith NOW

Jaclyn Smith certainly did not take an early retirement. In 2003 she reappeared in Charlie’s Angels again for a cameo role, playing the older version of Jaclyn Smith. She continued acting, returning back to the screen in 2012. This is what she looks like today.

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Michael J. Fox THEN

His career first took off in the 80s when he joined the cast of Family Ties. But, he immediately became a hit. His teenage character Alex Beaton amused fans with his various antics to gain wealth and status.

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Michael J. Fox NOW

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His career has spanned decades and has been impressively long. He was not a child star that faded out of the limelight, he actually gained prominence the more his career went on. He starred in Designated Survivor and The Good Wife. Unfortunately in more recent years his health and his chronic condition Parkinsons has taken it’s toll. He had to have a spine operation in 2019 and things have slowed down for him considerably.

Tom Selleck THEN

Tom Selleck quickly became popular because of his acting skills, charm and good looks. He had the leading role in Magnum P.I for many years. He will always be remembered in this way, wearing the famous Hawaiin shirt.

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Tom Selleck NOW

This is Tom Selleck now, and he is probably as recognisable here. Because, when he landed his biggest role in Magnum P.I he was 35 years old. And from there, his career has gone from strength to strength.

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Doris Day THEN

Doris Day was already a major star by the 70s. She’d done multiple films, TV shows and she  too even had her own show. She had become an icon for her voice and is still considered one of the greats to this day. But what is she like now? Let’s take a look at Doris Day today.

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Doris Day NOW

Her career spanned over decades and she won a multidude of awards. But now, she is retired and spends a lot of time devouted to her animals, which she finds as strays and then rescues them. However, at the age of 89 she did release her album ‘My Heart’ for a charitable cause.

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Kirk Cameron THEN

We all best know Kirk Cameron for playing Mike Seavor in the popular TV show Growing Pains. He played a teenage son and soon became one of the shows favourite because of his cheeky demeanour.

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Kirk Cameron NOW

So what is he doing now? Well, he actually married his Growing Pains co-star who was his girlfriend on the show. They married in 1991 and are still married to this day with six children together. The couple had two children of their own and adopted four.

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Brigitte Bardot THEN

Most of us know Brigitte Bardot from her debut in Le Trou Normand in 1952. After this she gained a lot of fame and recognition. However, her career did not go from strength to strength and she had a lot of appearances in films which were not well recieved by the public. In 1973 she performed her last film The Edifying and Joyous Story of Colinot.

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Brigitte Bardot NOW

After taking an early retirement to keep her reputation in tact, she used the fame she had and her platform to raise awareness for animal rights. She became a keen activist and set out to educate people on the mistreatment of animals. She has written strongly worded letters to multiple organisations trying to get them to change their ways. She’s actually ended up in court with fines as a result of her campaigning.

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Betty White THEN

The Golden Girls were all inconic but Rose was one of the favourites. Betty White, well known and loved for her funny and eccentric character in the Golden Girls – Rose Nylund. She continued to play this character for 7 years on the show.

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Betty White NOW

Bett White sadly passed away in 2021, December 31. She reached the age of 99. She enjoyed a very long and fruitful career and she didn’t retire from acting until she was older, claiming that she would be in the saddle forever.

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Fred Savage THEN

Fred Savage first became known when he starred as a child in the TV series The Wonder Years. His character was named Kevin and he soon became the favourite because of his humour and witt as he grew up through his teenage years.

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Fred Savage NOW

Fred Savage prefers not to be infront of the screen anymore. Now, he prefers the production side of things. And, he’s made many successful Hollywood shows. In 2004 he got married to Jennifer Lynn Stone and the pair have three children together now.

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Madeline Smith THEN

Madeline Smith was hugely popular back in the 70s. First she started as a model and then turned to acting. SHe starred in many hit TV shows including The Two Roniies as well as His and Hers. She even then went on to become a Bond Girl.

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Madeline Smith NOW

After the birth of her child the actress decided that her career would take a backseat. And, her last film was in 2012. It was a film made for the TV called Titanic: Southhampton Remembers. She now tours occasionally at Bond events where she gives speeches to the crowd.

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Olivia Hussey THEN

Olivia Hussey will always be known and remembered for playing Juliet. This was definitely the role that gave her a name for herself in the acting field. She was just 17 years old at this point.

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Olivia Hussey NOW

Olivia Hussey impressively is still working today. She’s taken on multiple roles such as starring in a Stephen King Novel adaptation. However, nothing will be as memorable as her big debut back in the 80s.

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