91-Year-Old Actor Makes Chart History With Metal Song
That makes him the oldest person to record a hit single and the oldest living person to have a chart hit. At 91 years and six months when he recorded the track, he's far ahead of previous record-holder Tony Bennet, who was 85 when he recorded Body And Soul with late pop star Amy Winehouse in 2011.
Lee – best known for playing Saruman in The Lord Of The Rings, Dracula in a series of Hammer movies, James Bond villain Scaramanga and Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man – previously described Jingle Hell as "a bit naughty, entertaining and certainly different."
Now he comments: "Wonderful news! I want to thank everyone involved, especially the fans. I have spent my career surprising people, so here's to the next one." Check out a video here.
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