The ’90s were a golden age for sitcoms. But many shows from that decade quickly disappeared, taking famed actors along with them. So where are they now? You’ll be surprised to see what they look like today!
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Angela Lansbury is best known for her iconic role as Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote. In the classic crime show, she played a mystery writer cum amateur detective who stumbles upon various crimes and writes about them. The show was a runaway hit and ran for 12 seasons that spanned from 1984 to 1996. The show even spanned four spin-off TV movies and even a video game.
But after the popular show went off the air in 1996, Angela went back to her original love, theater, and began acting there — unbeknownst to many of her devoted fans who still only saw her as Jessica, the lady from “that show.”
“I know that I’m the hook to get the people in the theater,” she said in 2015. “In most instances, 80 percent of the audiences are coming to see Jessica Fletcher. The fact that I’m going to give them [Blithe Spirit‘s] Madame Arcati is a surprise, but they love it. Thank goodness.”
Today, at 90 years old, the TV actress still shows no sign of slowing down. Not only is she still working and appearing in staged productions, she doesn’t see her age as a limitation at all.
“I’ve never been particularly aware of my age,” she said in 2015. “It’s like being on a bicycle – I just put my foot down and keep going. I never look at my face and think ‘God, you’re getting old’ or think of running out of steam.”
Click through the gallery to see before-and-after pics of your favorite ’90s sitcom stars.
Delta Burke (Designing Women)
The 60-year-old's most recent project was a 2012 TV movie called Counter Culture.
Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote)
She's now 90 years old and is still acting! Her most recent project was a 2014 remake of Driving Miss Daisy.
Mayim Bialik (Blossom)
The 40-year-old now appears on The Big Bang Theory and is a neuroscientist.
Kathy Kinney (The Drew Carey Show)
Best known for her iconic character Mimi, the 61-year-old now appears in the TV show Baby Daddy.
Paul Reiser (Mad About You)
Now 59, Paul still appears frequently in movies and TV shows, his most notable being 2014's Whiplash.
Tim Daly (Wings)
Since leaving the popular sitcom, the 60-year-old has appeared in Private Practice and Madam Secretary.
Mark Curry (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper)
Now 55 years old, the actor/comedian's most recent project was a 2015 TV movie called Black Jesus.
Patrick Duffy (Step by Step, Dallas)
Although '90s kids might remember him as the dad from Step by Step, we also remember him for his iconic character, Bobby, in Dallas. He's now 67 and still acts.
Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)
Now 70, Candice has appeared in small roles in TV movies throughout the past decade.
Jaleel White (Family Matters)
Now 39, he frequently appears in small roles in TV shows, his most recent being Drunk History and Buyer's Remorse.
Katey Sagal (Married with Children)
After leaving the infamous sitcom, Katey, now 62, went on to star in Sons of Anarchy.
Jenna Elfman (_Dharma & Greg _)
The 44-year-old still acts and appears frequently in small roles on TV.