"60 Minutes:" Some of the Entertainers We've Met

A Look Back At Some of the Stars of Stage and Screen

Since "60 Minutes" premiered in September 1968, our broadcast has interviewed thousands of people, including heads of state, newsmakers, athletes and entertainers.

With the TV season starting up again soon, we decided to take a look back at some of the memorable entertainers we've met over the last few decades.

They include stars from the big and small screen, as well as the stage.

We start with legendary Hollywood actress Katharine Hepburn, who was quite outspoken and didn't hold back when she was interviewed by Morley Safer!

1979: Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn was blunt and candid, in this classic interview with Morley Safer. She even talked about the movie industry at the time, telling Safer she was "disgusted" with what was getting on the big screen.



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1979: Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson revealed his more serious side to Mike Wallace in this classic "60 Minutes" interview.




1980: Bette Davis
Bette Davis opened up to Mike Wallace about relationships, morality, marriage, and why her work mattered to her most.



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1982: Johnny Cash
In 1982, Harry Reasoner joined "the man in black," Johnny Cash, at home in Nashville and behind the scenes on tour in this interview broadcast in 1982.





1983: Sir Laurence Olivier
Sir Laurence Olivier told Ed Bradley that as he ages he becomes more stubborn like King Lear in this rare interview from 1983.



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1986: Oprah Winfrey
In 1986, Oprah Winfrey had recently launched her talk show, but, as she told Mike Wallace, she always believed she would be a success.





1988: George Burns
In 1988, George Burns told Ed Bradley how decades after her death, he continued to miss his professional and personal better half, Gracie Allen.






1989: Miles Davis
In 1989, Jazz great Miles Davis told Harry Reasoner that unlike what many think, race did not play a role in developing his talent.





1991: Barbra Streisand
Mike Wallace brought Barbra Streisand to tears while discussing her path to success.





1994: Sir Anthony Hopkins
In a frank interview with Ed Bradley that was first broadcast in 1994, Anthony Hopkins discussed his faults, his successes, and the unforgettable advice he received from Katharine Hepburn.



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1996: Tina Turner
Tina Turner treated Mike Wallace to a private concert from her home in France, in this rarely seen outtake from an interview broadcast in 1996.





2007: Dame Helen Mirren
In 2007, Morley Safer interviewed Dame Helen Mirren - once called by some "the sex queen of Stratford." During the interview she recalled her mother's reaction to being on the set of "Caligula," a movie with quite a bit of sex and nudity.



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2007: Will Smith
In 2007, Will Smith walked with Steve Kroft through his hometown of Philadelphia and introduces him to places and people that have shaped his life.



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2008: Alec Baldwin
In 2008, Morley Safer profiled the versatile actor, who talks candidly about his career and his personal life, including his very public divorce and custody battle.





2009: Dolly Parton
In 2009, Dolly gave Morley Safer a one-of-kind musical performance, using her acrylic nails! The song she performed was "Nine to Five."



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2009: Ricky Gervais
Lesley Stahl profiled the man who created the hit television program "The Office," which has opened other doors to the stage and screen for the British comedian.





2010: Beyonce
Steve Kroft profiled the superstar singer on the road and backstage where she explained what makes her one of the world's most successful entertainers.





2010: Conan O'Brien
Late-night television comedian Conan O'Brien appeared in his first interview after having to give back his spot on the "Tonight Show" to Jay Leno. Steve Kroft reports.


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