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30 Years on the Job

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Dick CLARK

32 Years New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
“You try to stay on top of what’s going on,” says Clark. “I read magazines and I listen to the radio all the time.” Otherwise, “I’m not doing it different. I’m doing the same act.”

Gene SIMMONS

31 Years KISS

“My costume still fits and I wear it with pride,” says Simmons, who’ll tour Australia and Japan with KISS in May. “I look stunning.”

Off again, on again

Diane VON FURSTENBERG

32 Years Wrap Dress

“For 10 years I stopped completely,” says the designer, who unfurled her design in ’72. “But I’ve always had my identity with my brand.”

Looks even better now!

Susan LUCCI

34 Years All My Children
“When I began I was a schoolgirl, so I grew up with Erica Kane,” says Lucci, who won an Emmy after 18 defeats. “She’s such a delicious character.” One of three original cast members, she’s logged roughly 7,000 episodes.

Still working those rubber lips

Mick JAGGER

42 Years Rolling Stones

“A lot of it is just genetics…. In front of an audience, you have a lot more energy than you’d imagine.”

Keeps sweepin’ the clouds away

Big BIRD

35 Years Sesame Street
“The technique hasn’t changed a lot,” says Carroll Spinney, the man inside about seven bird suits and on 4,000 shows since ’69. “His eyes move, his beak moves to my voice.”

Garry TRUDEAU

34 Years Doonesbury
“The dress code,” says the cartoonist, “is one of the best aspects of my job.”

Ted KENNEDY

42 Years Senator

“There’s so much to do and so many people who need help,” he says. “I intend to keep at it until I get the hang of it.”