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TODAY   |  August 16, 2013

Sensational at 60: ‘We’ve refused to grow up!’

Sixty-three year-old Morgan Fairchild and 62-year-old Lynda Carter give a toast to 60, explaining how women should enter this new decade of their lives with grace by learning to not sweat the small stuff.

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>> oh, the party just rolls on. we're back on this friday with more of "today" celebrating somebody's special birthday. yes, i say this at the risk of having to take a shot. she's 60.

>> i know.

>> it's different than it used to be, isn't it?

>> you know what, i always felt 28. now, i have to admit i feel 29 now. today's 60 looks like this. morgan fairchild , lynda carter , also in the 60 and sensational club, and they're here to welcome me. thanks, ladies, nice of you to take time out of your aarp meeting -- [ laughter ]

>> oh, yeah.

>> let's start with a toast to 60. come on.

>> to these ladies, really. thank you for being here.

>> thank you for coming. thanks, guys.

>> oh, you're still wonder wil. you really are.

>> our pleasure. happy birthday . you, what a rapper.

>> did you like that?

>> a rapper.

>> you were very, very cool.

>> very, very cool.

>> tell us, 60 is --

>> it sounds different.

>> yeah, well, you know, and our mothers' generation, there was always -- every decade you have a had a certain way you dressed and a certain responsibility.

>> and woe to you who breaks the rules.

>> exactly. it became increasingly matronly with peter pan collars.

>> i have to tell you, this is 60. this is it. we've proceeded to grow up.

>> people tell you all the time, it's time to cut your hair.

>> no, no, they don't.

>> you're wonder woman . of course --

>> they don't have the nerve.

>> we're professional. what kinds of things are you noticing? you're obviously still in the professional world. what's it like?

>> well, for me, i think that -- i'm always surprised when people recognize me, because it was so long ago. but i'm -- you know, still working.

>> yeah.

>> you know what? it is what it is.

>> right.

>> it's going to happen if you're blessed enough to still be here, right?

>> it is what it is. and i love it.

>> what do you think, morguen?

>> that's the thing. i started off as a child in the theater. so for years, anytime i did a show, i was the youngest person on the set.

>> yeah.

>> then one day you realize, i'm not the youngest anymore. and then one day, you realize i'm the oldest one here.

>> yeah, i feel like -- well, thank god for willard scott . because if willard scott weren't around, i'm the oldest person on the "today" show. live strong and well, willard! i want my own smucker's jar.

>> it's actually i've felt like every five years --

>> huh?

>> oh.

>> that was just joe yelling.

>> you have to reintroduce yourself to an audience in our business. i've always tried to pick projects that i thought would also appeal to young people -- younger people. that's why i took the old navy job, you know, target.

>> right. great commercials.

>> "friends," chandler's mom on "friends." the target demographic.

>> they're discovering you for the first time. you're right.

>> you feel like -- you don't feel like you worry so much about what people think --

>> i do not -- i have a different attitude. it's, like, don't sweat the small stuff.

>> yeah.

>> i really don't. i don't care. i just don't care. i care about having this great relationship with my adult children, watching their lives.

>> it's about them now.

>> watching their lives.

>> oh, they're beautiful, lynda.

>> watching their lives.

>> it's about their dreams in a way.

>> that's an old picture. they're 25 and --

>> a screenplay written or something, a treatment i'm -- you know, it lives out of my daughter. we do auditions together. she wrapped a film. you kind of go, they're living it now. and i used to like it when it was about me. you