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Posted: 9/21/2022 9:32:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Sixgunner45]
Something I noticed some time ago.

When you look back at people in the '70's and '80's, people just looked OLD.  Take the cast from All in the Family as one example.  Carrol O'connor (Archie) was 47 when the show started.  That is an OLD 47.   "Edith" isn't any better, she was 48 when the show started.

Yesterday I saw a meme of the cast of "Cheers" and their ages.  All of them were in their mid 30's and the old bartender, with one foot in the grave was 58.

My parents are 71 and 64 and just don't look "old" to me compared to looking at how others looked even in the '80's at their ages, and neither of them wear makeup or have any type of cosmetic surgery.

So, are we just not aging like we did even 30 years ago?  

Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:34:51 AM EDT
[#1]
People don't think smoking and drinking be like it is, but it do.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:35:55 AM EDT
[#2]
FPNI
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:36:24 AM EDT
[#3]
Vsauce did a video about it.

Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:37:49 AM EDT
[#4]
People aren't looking older.  Today people are attempting to look younger.  People in the entertainment industry are getting 'tuned up' at much younger ages and the technology to make it look natural has gotten better.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:37:55 AM EDT
[#5]
I'd chalk it up to the hairstyles.  Young women from the 60's look old as crap to me if they have that bee hive haircut, and pointy glasses.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:38:48 AM EDT
[#6]
Every movie featuring high-school kids were students in their 30s..
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:39:36 AM EDT
[#7]
I personally have a hard time accepting that I'm "older" than Archie Bunker. But then I observe the way the kids at work refer to me and treat me and I accept the truth.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:41:11 AM EDT
[#8]
Smoking, drinking,   not just more carbs but whole meals of processed sugars (usually for breakfast).
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:41:34 AM EDT
[#9]
Smoking...
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:41:37 AM EDT
[#10]
Archie Bunker was 47 years old ?   Wow !!   Dude looked 65-70
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:41:41 AM EDT
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You tend to age slower with you aren't worried about getting shot by the nazis or charlie

also...smoking
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:42:40 AM EDT
[#12]
“Sarah Conner, 35, shot to death in her home”.

That was the first woman killed by Arnold in the first Terminator, at her front door. NFW would I take her for 35 - she always looked over 50 to me.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:43:24 AM EDT
[#13]
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:52:50 AM EDT
[#14]
Also more use of sunblock and generally being inside more. Lots of hours in the sun ages the skin.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:54:21 AM EDT
[#15]
Speak for yourself. I’m aging like milk left out on the counter 😐
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:54:25 AM EDT
[#16]
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Originally Posted By careyvonhasselhoff:
Archie Bunker was 47 years old ?   Wow !!   Dude looked 65-70
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Yup, and there are a lot of other examples.  

Just looking in the family photo album I can see my relatives aged A LOT faster in the 70's and 80's than they do now and we aren't a fancy family, the girls don't wear much makeup or dress expensively.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:55:14 AM EDT
[#17]
Why do you think they put so many preservatives in food.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:55:36 AM EDT
[#18]
Alice was around 45 during Brady Bunch.  

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Skipper was around 45 as well.  



Gremlins dad was 46.  Mom was 41.  

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Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:55:59 AM EDT
[#19]
Smoke and sunshine.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:56:39 AM EDT
[#20]
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Originally Posted By MMcCall:
People don't think smoking and drinking be like it is, but it do.
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I never smoked or drank in my whole life. I'm 30 and people think I'm still in high school.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:57:16 AM EDT
[#21]
People who wear suits look older than people who wear t-shirts and shorts.  People with facial hair look older than smooth shaven.  People with gray hair look older than people without.  People who are bald look older than people with hair.  People who smoke look older than people who don't.  People with a lot of stress look older than people without a care in the world.

You can generalize age and and looks easily.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 9:59:32 AM EDT
[#22]
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Originally Posted By GrinningDag:


I never smoked or drank in my whole life. I'm 30 and people think I'm still in high school.
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Yeah, I have a baby face without a beard.  I am 45 and regularly have people think I am in my 20's.  

Thing is, I work outside for a living, in the harsh Colorado sun, and I never wear sunscreen or use any type of "creams".  


Something's in the water.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:00:40 AM EDT
[#23]
Pretty amazing. The Skipper and Archie Bunker look 20 years older than their actual ages. Cliff from Cheers looks 10 years older.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:01:52 AM EDT
[#24]
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Originally Posted By MMcCall:
People don't think smoking and drinking be like it is, but it do.
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That first post thing.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:02:39 AM EDT
[#25]
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The skipper was 45, fuck you.

I am 46


Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:06:13 AM EDT
[#26]
If you really want an eye opener, watch old episodes of the Johnny Carson Tonight Show and look up the ages of his guests when they appeared

Johnny went gray in his 40s to early 50s.

George C Scott was 43 in Patton.

But then you have Charles Bronson who never aged.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:06:27 AM EDT
[#27]
Originally Posted By Sixgunner45:
Something I noticed some time ago.

When you look back at people in the '70's and '80's, people just looked OLD.  Take the cast from All in the Family as one example.  Carrol O'connor (Archie) was 47 when the show started.  That is an OLD 47.   "Edith" isn't any better, she was 48 when the show started.

Yesterday I saw a meme of the cast of "Cheers" and their ages.  All of them were in their mid 30's and the old bartender, with one foot in the grave was 58.

My parents are 71 and 64 and just don't look "old" to me compared to looking at how others looked even in the '80's at their ages, and neither of them wear makeup or have any type of cosmetic surgery.

So, are we just not aging like we did even 30 years ago?  

https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/306638946_5385895864797036_1998492654106804056_n.jpg?stp=cp6_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=0TJDe3iRsGQAX9mw3mD&tn=_BYtfhVqJtSim5r1&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=00_AT_rCjot1tHsQVHrkLaju1qpVdwCFY3ciJ35x_rwwrzTHA&oe=632FD0A4
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Smoking isn't common anymore in the US.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:11:42 AM EDT
[#28]
I was getting carded for booze into my 30s.

Then I went grey.  At 55 I probably look 55.

But I ain't Archie Bunker old.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:12:12 AM EDT
[#29]
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Ann Davies (Alice) is a perfect example of someone who would probably cause jaw drops if she were to do one of those "makeover" overhauls. That's a solid body hiding under those maid clothes. I bet Sam would have preferred she had longer hair.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:12:56 AM EDT
[#30]
Originally Posted By Sixgunner45:
Something I noticed some time ago.

When you look back at people in the '70's and '80's, people just looked OLD.  Take the cast from All in the Family as one example.  Carrol O'connor (Archie) was 47 when the show started.  That is an OLD 47.   "Edith" isn't any better, she was 48 when the show started.

Yesterday I saw a meme of the cast of "Cheers" and their ages.  All of them were in their mid 30's and the old bartender, with one foot in the grave was 58.

My parents are 71 and 64 and just don't look "old" to me compared to looking at how others looked even in the '80's at their ages, and neither of them wear makeup or have any type of cosmetic surgery.

So, are we just not aging like we did even 30 years ago?  

https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/306638946_5385895864797036_1998492654106804056_n.jpg?stp=cp6_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=0TJDe3iRsGQAX9mw3mD&tn=_BYtfhVqJtSim5r1&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=00_AT_rCjot1tHsQVHrkLaju1qpVdwCFY3ciJ35x_rwwrzTHA&oe=632FD0A4
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It is all the preservatives in food.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:14:01 AM EDT
[#31]
Gandolfini was 38/39 when he filmed season 1 of the sopranos.  Balding or hairstyle can make people look older, some people’s faces naturally look older.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:14:17 AM EDT
[#32]
You think about your grandparents, who were always "old" to you.
By 35, they were all they were ever going to be, with the exception of a bowling or card night here and there. They sat in their chairs in front of the tube, watched the news and died.

Our parents fared a little better, with people becoming a little more health conscious.....or not at all.

Enter genX, who are aging well.....if they choose to. They hike, mountain bike, surf, women stay hotter longer and the men...if they really work at it....look, feel and act younger than ever before. Nearly nobody in that age group smokes compared to the rest before. There is an effort to at least try to eat healthy if so inclined.

50 year old people today, even average ones, look nothing like the 50 year old of the 60's.
And not just because today's are fatter.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:14:45 AM EDT
[#33]
how old you look, or think you look, and how OTHER people look-- depends on your current age.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:14:53 AM EDT
[#34]
Here are the Golden Girls with digitally modernized hair and makeup.
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Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:17:50 AM EDT
[#35]
This is probably a much smaller factor than smoking, etc, but back in the 'old days' of TV and movies, the actors had to wear a shitton of makeup. It's pretty evident in the 'Cheers' cast photo above.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:18:34 AM EDT
[#36]
You do realize that those actors were selected for their look for the role, don’t you?  

The other year I was looking at some old pics at my dads,  the middle aged moms in my neighborhood growing up were pretty hot. Much better than today.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:25:43 AM EDT
[#37]
I'm older than the skipper?

ouch.....
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:35:54 AM EDT
[#38]
My grandmother recently died at age 98. At the funeral we saw some old pictures of her when she was late 30's/early 40's, and my sister commented "Wow she always looked old."

When she was 90 she looked 70. But when she was 40, she looked 60.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:43:47 AM EDT
[#39]
Cosmetic surgery, makeup and filters. Not hard to figure out.  I live in the midwest and most women in their 30s you'd think were mid 40s.  Mid 40s you'd think mid 50s.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:46:24 AM EDT
[#40]
Great Great Grandfather died 1861 at 43 y/o
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Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:47:47 AM EDT
[#41]
preservatives in foods


preserving your skin and hair also
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:49:24 AM EDT
[#42]
Less sun exposure.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:52:04 AM EDT
[#43]
Originally Posted By Sixgunner45:
Something I noticed some time ago.

When you look back at people in the '70's and '80's, people just looked OLD.  Take the cast from All in the Family as one example.  Carrol O'connor (Archie) was 47 when the show started.  That is an OLD 47.   "Edith" isn't any better, she was 48 when the show started.

Yesterday I saw a meme of the cast of "Cheers" and their ages.  All of them were in their mid 30's and the old bartender, with one foot in the grave was 58.

My parents are 71 and 64 and just don't look "old" to me compared to looking at how others looked even in the '80's at their ages, and neither of them wear makeup or have any type of cosmetic surgery.

So, are we just not aging like we did even 30 years ago?  

https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/306638946_5385895864797036_1998492654106804056_n.jpg?stp=cp6_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=0TJDe3iRsGQAX9mw3mD&tn=_BYtfhVqJtSim5r1&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=00_AT_rCjot1tHsQVHrkLaju1qpVdwCFY3ciJ35x_rwwrzTHA&oe=632FD0A4
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I'm 58 and look 20 years younger than the bartender. He looks like he could be my father.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:55:27 AM EDT
[#44]
hairstyles and  clothing play alot into it as well.  in your younger years you perceive that style as something older folks did/looked like.  That is forever cemented into your brain now
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:55:45 AM EDT
[#45]
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Originally Posted By JohnClarkUSN:

Smoking isn't common anymore in the US.
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I’m a nurse who does psych assessments in an ER. Roughly 95% of the patients smoke. Even younger patients (18-25) actually smoke.

Besides them I don’t know anyone in my life who smokes.


Link Posted: 9/21/2022 10:58:50 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By C6H12O6:


I’m a nurse who does psych assessments in an ER. Roughly 95% of the patients smoke. Even younger patients (18-25) actually smoke.

Besides them I don’t know anyone in my life who smokes.


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Originally Posted By C6H12O6:
Originally Posted By JohnClarkUSN:

Smoking isn't common anymore in the US.


I’m a nurse who does psych assessments in an ER. Roughly 95% of the patients smoke. Even younger patients (18-25) actually smoke.

Besides them I don’t know anyone in my life who smokes.




Smoking today is remarkably indicative or at least correlated to social class.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 11:00:06 AM EDT
[#47]
Last week a cute girl told me I looked ten years younger than my actual age. Not bad.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 11:01:56 AM EDT
[#48]
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Originally Posted By ttushooter:
hairstyles and  clothing play alot into it as well.  in your younger years you perceive that style as something older folks did/looked like.  That is forever cemented into your brain now
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Good point. I could slip on a pair of sansabelt trousers pulled up to my chest and look older than I really am.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 11:05:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Tallahasseezz:
Cosmetic surgery, makeup and filters. Not hard to figure out.  I live in the midwest and most women in their 30s you'd think were mid 40s.  Mid 40s you'd think mid 50s.
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When I’m in the midwest I notice how much older the women look than in California or Utah. I assume it’s the cold weather, smoking and diet.
Link Posted: 9/21/2022 11:06:03 AM EDT
[#50]
You know, they have a whole department geared towards getting actors to look how they want them to, right? Its called the Makeup department.
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