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Diahann says she's not quite sure how 71 creeped up on her, but she's embracing her age every step of the way. "It was much sooner than I was looking for it. But it's okay," she says. "I think I prepared for it all along the way. I didn't all of a sudden wake up one day and say, 'Oh my God, everything's going downward and I want it upward!'"

Although Diahann says she was prepared for aging, Nora says she was far from ready. Nora says she was most shocked by the birthday present she got when she turned 62—a mustache! "No one tells you about this," she says.

Still, Nora says she's glad to be 65. "By the time I got to 65...I was glad to be here. It wasn't like 60. It wasn't, like, 'Oh, my God, I'm 60!,'" says Nora. "It's [more] like, I'm here. This is good. This is really good."
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FROM: Great Women and Their Anti-Aging Secrets
Published on October 05, 2006

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