8 Hilarious Octogenarians

A list inspired by—who else?—Betty White
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2010 12:11 PM CDT

Eighty-eight-year-old Betty White is definitely feeling the love these days, but she’s not the only hilarious octogenarian out there. Nerve lists the eight funniest people over age 80. Among them:

  • Elaine Stritch, 84: Best known for her work on Broadway, Stritch has also guest-starred on 3rd Rock From the Sun and 30 Rock, among other shows.
  • Ernest Borgnine, 93: He’s been in four films this year—how does he do it? Watch the clip above for an explanation.

  • Ellen Albertini Dow, 91: You may know her as the rapping granny from The Wedding Singer.
  • Mel Brooks, 83: Recently guest-starred on Curb Your Enthusiasm—and he finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
To see the complete list—Betty White is No. 2, behind Brooks—click here. (Read more Betty White stories.)

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