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Jon Stewart And 49 More Post 50s Who Are Aging Gracefully

FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. The 18th edition of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," has just been released, the first for the electronic age and a chance to take in some of the new faces, events and catchphrases of the past 10 years. General editor Geoffrey O'Brien says he has expanded upon the trend set by his predecessor, Justin Kaplan, of incorporating popular culture into an anthology once known for classical citations. Shakespeare and the Bible still reign, but room also has been made for Steve Jobs, Madonna and Michael Moore, Justin Timberlake and Jon Stewart. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, file)
FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. The 18th edition of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," has just been released, the first for the electronic age and a chance to take in some of the new faces, events and catchphrases of the past 10 years. General editor Geoffrey O'Brien says he has expanded upon the trend set by his predecessor, Justin Kaplan, of incorporating popular culture into an anthology once known for classical citations. Shakespeare and the Bible still reign, but room also has been made for Steve Jobs, Madonna and Michael Moore, Justin Timberlake and Jon Stewart. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, file)

There is aging -- and then there's aging gracefully, the process by which we just improve each year. Admit it: Wouldn't you rather age gracefully than age grumpily? Graceful agers are the people who approach each birthday with a skip in their step. They are people who see untapped horizons where others see obstacles. They come in all shapes and all sizes but the one thing they have in common is that aging doesn't slow them down; it improves them.

Fitting that mold perfectly is Jon Stewart, who turns 50 today. Since taking over "The Daily Show" in 2001, the Comedy Central program has garnered 16 Primetime Emmys.

So enjoy a Happy Birthday Jon! And do check out our complete list of celebrities who we think define aging gracefully.

Andie MacDowell

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