Biden Is Oldest President Ever – Will Hollywood Finally Rethink Ageism?

”We’ve gone through a whole cycle of: ‘And the president in this episode is a woman.’ I think now we are going to see, ‘The president in this episode is a grandpa,'“ one expert says

As the oldest president in American history, could Joe Biden, nicknamed “Uncle Joe” on social media, also have a game-changing effect on the entertainment industry, on and off screen?

At 78, Biden enters office as the oldest president in our history — Ronald Reagan was previously the oldest president upon leaving office at 77.

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Diane Haithman

Diane Haithman

Senior Entertainment Business Reporter • • @dhaithman Diane came to TheWrap from a position as Staff Reporter at The Los Angeles Business Journal, covering Entertainment/Media, Philanthropy and Style. Diane was a Los Angeles Times Staff Writer for two decades, covering arts, culture and the TV industry. Her novel Dark Lady of Hollywood was published to critical acclaim by Harvard Square Editions in 2014. She serves on the adjunct faculty of Emerson College Los Angeles and has taught feature writing at USC. Diane is co-author of the nonfiction book The Elder Wisdom Circle Guide for a Meaningful Life (Penguin/Plume 2007) and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists-Los Angeles Chapter.