I remember seeing Burt Reynolds not too long before he died, on some talk show (promoting his book, I believe), and was SHOCKED at how INCREDIBLY old and fragile he looked !! I remember thinking how it COULDN'T have been THAT long a time since I had seen him previously, but apparently it had.
Teri Garr and Angie Dickinson are a couple of other examples of celebs that I recently saw, after not having seen them for a while, who also looked SHOCKINGLY old !!
Anybody else have any examples of celebrities who they've seen recently, who surprised you by looking QUITE a bit older than you ever remember them looking before ??
None of these are very sudden. I have experienced the phenomenon before. We don't realize how much time has past since the last time we saw a particular actor. Then, when they show up in something and are older, we ask ourselves, "How the hell did that happen? Did they turn middle aged/old overnight?" Well, no, they didn't. They aged at the same rate you did. Have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately? I've stopped.