On Her Calendar: Filmed a recent pilot for the TV show Hot in Cleveland and will appear this fall in the Andy Fickman comedy You Again, also starring Sigourney Weaver and Kristen Bell.
Signature Look: Immortalized as Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls, Ms. White still sets the bar for quirky showbiz grandmas everywhere.
Staying-Power Secret: Sweet and harmless demeanor sets up shocking zingers.
On Her Calendar: Alexis Bittar ads.
Signature Look: Chunky costume jewelry, saturated brunet locks.
Staying Power Secret: Looks great even in the worst lighting.
On Her Calendar: Oliver Stone’s upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Signature Look: Platinum dyed hair, wine-colored lips, graduated lenses.
Staying Power Secret: Being the subject of the well-known quotation “Sylvia Miles would attend the opening of an envelope.”
On Her Calendar: Recurring role as Jack Donaghy’s mother on 30 Rock; appearing at the Carlyle through May 1.
Signature Look: Zany, monochromatic sharpness, tie and fedora.
Staying Power Secret: She gave up the booze!
On Her Calendar: Every nightclub fund-raising event in New York, including a recent African-themed party at Amnesia.
Signature Look: Owl-like sunglasses, caftans and hats in exotically printed fabrics.
Staying Power Secret: Wish we knew!
On Her Calendar: Recent fall fashion show.
Signature Look: Pink hair, Peter Pan outfits.
Staying Power Secret: Cartwheels.