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A Movie Extra, At 75... Thank You, Academy!

"What are 5 reasons not to fear aging?"

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A journalist recently asked me “What are 5 reasons not to fear aging?”

I could have come up with 2,013 reasons.

Take this story about a former student’s grandmother, Evelyne Aronin, who, at age 75, lives to be a movie extra.

Yes, it is Academy Awards season.

Look closely – you may recognize her from Bourne Legacy or Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.  Ms. Agronin has been doing this work for 34 years (298 movies!), and continues to play a fabulous “upscale matron.”

Reason not to fear aging? You can finally do what you’ve always wanted to do.

Meika Loe, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Colgate University.

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