Centenarians have famous company
FAIRFIELD — Most of us are living longer these days thanks to advances in medical care, a better understanding of our health and maybe even thanks to a glass of wine each day.
Genetics play a major role. However, it’s not the only thing that determines your longevity. You can check out your life expectancy at www.livingto100.com.
If you hit the century mark, you are in the company of some famous people:
- Rose Kennedy, mother of President John F. Kennedy and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, lived to 104.
- Hollywood stars Bob Hope and George Burns hit the century mark. So did Gloria Stuart who filmed “Titanic” in her late 80s and earned an Academy Award nomination for her work in the movie.
- American folk artist Grandma Moses lived to 101. Across the pond, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, lived to 101.
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Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time.
Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom.
Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.