"Well, the rest is over," former editor of The Washington Post, Ben Bradlee, told Tracy Smith. "You know, you're not going up that damn ladder. Although I was never particularly, I mean I was always very ambitious but ... my competition was not with people at the Post, but it was people in the rest of the news business." Bradlee is 86, and in many ways, is still the face of The Washington Post.
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Carl Reiner has been a fixture on screens big and small, from "The Dick Van Dyke Show" to "Ocean's 13." He and wife Estelle still enjoy a busy life.
Estelle Reiner is probably best known for her role in "When Harry Met Sally" as the woman who delivered one of cinema's most memorable lines ("I'll have what she's having") after Meg Ryan faked an orgasm. A singer by trade, she is still performing and recording albums.
Dick Van Dyke, now 81, starred in his own sitcom, many movies including "Mary Poppins," and currently stars as Dr. Jonathan Maxwell in the "Murder 101" movie series.
Dominick Dunne, 81, is one of the United States' most prominent journalists and novelists. He frequently focuses on high society, Hollywood celebrities and the criminal justice system, and his reports still grace the pages of Vanity Fair magazine.
Hugh Hefner, 81, founded the Playboy empire and is the star of a reality show along with his three girlfriends. He says that if he ruled the world, "there wouldn't be all of this conflict between various peoples and between the people and the planet." But he's happy with the way he turned out, and said he would do everything the same if given the chance to do it again.
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Elaine Stritch has won two Emmys, but said at 82, she finally has courage. "I'm not so full of fear anymore. I was my whole lifelong, and I handled it with sauce for a long time," she said. "And I enjoyed practically every minute of it. I really did."
At 87, Helen Thomas is still the first lady of White House reporters. Known for her strong opinions, she said if she could do it all over, she would be even more outspoken. "But then, I used to work for a wire service," she said. "It was 'Just the facts, ma'am.' If your mother told you she loved you, you'd check it out. But now, I can express myself and go for broke."