Showbiz Reinventors

They’re actors, musicians, stand-up comics, all tripping the light fantastic.  And they all set out to make a name for themselves after 40.

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From Ad Exec to Actor

At age 50, Charmaine Reedy lost her high-powered corporate job. Instead of trying to replace it, she followed her heart and went into show business.Read more

My First Solo CD

This has been my dream my entire life – to step out in the world as a solo artist / true singer-songwriter. I am finally creating the space to reinvent myself into the person I’ve always known I was meant to be. Read more

My First Hollywood Improv Show

I had always felt I was funny. I wanted to write and perform comedy. But, at 44, I was a successful documentary film editor, and the mother of a very busy four year old. Read more.

A Singer-Songwriter Comes Into Her Own

When I was younger, I never imagined what I would be like when I reached my 50s. I’ve always been one who daydreamed and created, whether it was music, art or poetry. Little did I know that when I turned 52 I would put on a blond wig and shoot my first video….Read more.

They’re Reinventing Hollywood

Meet Jan Bina, 62, Claire Callaway, 58, Judith Drake, 65, and Debbie Zipp, 57. We were writers and actresses who made a darn good living ‘til we made the ultimate Hollywood faux pas and turned 40…Read more.
Photographer / Hope Burleigh

First Published Mon, 2009-11-09 14:40

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