Reigning, Not Retiring: NYT Mag Profiles Octogenarians, Nonagenarians Including TV Land’s Betty White
“After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign.”
So starts this beautiful photo essay in the New York Times Magazine, “Old Masters at the Top of their Game.” The piece profiles accomplished men and women in their 80s and 90s — from Tony Bennett (88) and Frank Gehry (86) to Senator Dianne Feinstein (81) and our very own Betty White (92), iconic actress and star of TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland. Capturing striking environmental portraits, the essay also features Q&As with the octogenarians and nonagenarians — brief but full of wisdom.
“We’ve made age such a terrible thing that the younger people think that just getting to that age is awful,” White says in her Q&A. “But if you’re blessed with good health, and I am, and I never take it for granted, you can get by with murder! You get spoiled rotten.”
Head here for White’s photo, which was taken on the set of Hot in Cleveland, and to check out the other inspiring profiles.