Why wouldn’t these celebrities still look good as they prepare to turn 50 in 2013? They were born in an unforgettable year, one filled with incredible highs and horrific lows, but a year that defined an era and changed the direction of a nation. The year 1963 saw the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and civil rights leader Medgar Evars, but also witnessed the galvanization of a nation behind civil rights. It was the year that produced the March on Washington and the “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., but also the year America was horrified by the infamous bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church that killed four little black girls in Birmingham, Ala. It was the year the Vietnam War divided the nation along demographic lines, but also saw the young college students of America rise up in protest for freedom and equality for all citizens.
rolling out lists the following celebrities who will turn 50 in 2013, and who are still in their prime and looking vibrant.
Singer, actress and producer and the first African American Miss America winner Vanessa L. Williams turns 50 on March 18.