American actress Ali MacGraw rose to fame after her role in the 1969 film “Goodbye, Columbus,” for which she won a Golden Globe. But without a doubt, her most famous role was that of Jenny Cavilleri, in the 1970s classic, “Love Story.”
Above we see a photo of young Ali in 1971, sitting in her living room in a fabulous, 70s-style outfit. The photo was taken a year before the actress’s leading role in the famous 1972 action film “The Getaway,” where she co-starred alongside the iconic Steve McQueen, whom she married in 1973. MacGraw went on to have a very successful career with leading roles in movies and TV shows and still makes appearances to this day.
The one and only Barbra Streisand has had perhaps one of the most successful careers in history. Since the 1960s, Streisand has achieved incomparable success as a singer and actor, being one of the few entertainers in the world to have received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
Above we see the iconic Streisand fixing her makeup in 1970, while she hosts a party for 60s lawyer, activist, and woman’s movement leader, Bella Abzug. The party was thrown by Streisand at her gorgeous New York City townhouse. It’s no secret that apart from being a uniquely talented performer, Streisand was a fierce advocate for human rights, social causes, and the women’s movement.
In the photo below, an elegant Fred Astaire poses for a photo in his Beverly Hills, California home living room, in 1979. Astaire is considered by many to have been the “greatest popular-music dancer of all time,” as his iconic films with Ginger Roberts conquered audiences’ hearts. From the 1930s until the 1970s, Astaire wowed the world with his dancing, singing, acting, and choreographies.
A multiple award-winning entertainers, Astaire received a Grammy, two Golden Globes, three Emmys, and an Honorary Academy Award. His classic films, “Swing Time,” “Funny Face,” “Shall We Dance,” and dozens more remain some of Hollywood’s most incredible music films.
Apart from being incredibly handsome, French musician Johnny Hallyday was a very talented singer that is credited with bringing rock and roll to France. Starting his career in the 1960s, Hallyday had been greatly influenced by Elvis Presley and the rock n’ roll revolution taking place in America in the 50s. His debut song, “Laisse les filled,” was released in 1960 to great acclaim.
Above we see a young Johnny speaking on the phone in his living room at his beautiful home in Paris, France. The year was 1976, and Hallyday was at the peak of his career, as you can see from his very opulent home.
In one of the cutest photos on this list, we see famous comedian and actor Bob Hope sharing a nose-to-nose moment with his dog. Taken in 1973, Hope gets ready for an NBC TV special while spending a few minutes in his marigold garden, at his home in Toluca Lake, California.
Hope had a stellar career that lasted close to eight decades, appearing in over 70 films and TV shows. The beloved Hope passed away in 2003, at 100 years of age, and left behind a legacy of work that will forever be remembered. There has never been a comedian quite like him.