Mature Man Hall of Fame

Our affectionate salute to midlife male heroes of the past half-century.

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1960: William Frawley

Accepts domestic duties on My Three Sons.

 

 

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1964: Louis Armstrong

At 63, he chart-tops the Beatles with Hello, Dolly!

 

 

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1966: Sebastian Cabot

Mr. French mainstreams the "manny" on Family Affair.

 

 

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1969: Cary Grant

At 65, says he is too old to play a starlet's love interest.

 

 

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1976: Alan Alda

Horn dog "Hawkeye" actor is a real-life feminist icon.

 

 

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1979: Denis Thatcher

Takes a backseat to his Iron Lady.

 

 

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1980: John Lennon

Is "baking bread and looking after the baby."

 

 

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1992: Warren Beatty

Legendary Lothario finally weds at 54.

 

 

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1994: Dennis Franz

50 and not svelte, bares his butt on NYPD Blue.

 

 

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2005: Steve Carell

Blushes sweetly as the 40-Year-Old-Virgin.

 

 

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2008: Bill & Todd's . . .

. . . excellent adventure with Hillary and Sarah.

 

 

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2009: Andre Braugher

Bares midlife gut (and wears CPAP mask) on Men of a Certain Age.

 

 

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2011: Stephen Colbert

At 47, flirts on camera with Gloria Steinem, 77.

 

 

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2012: Tommy Lee Jones

Is man enough for sex therapy in Hope Springs.

 

 

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First Published Fri, 2012-10-05 14:47

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