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By Nate Millado

July 23 is Gorgeous Grandma Day—yes, that's a thing!—and these five lovely ladies show why such a holiday exists. They're accomplished award winners—and red carpet head-turners—but let's not forget their off-screen roles: as Nana and Lolly. Join us in a tribute to our five fave glam-mas.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne with white hair black sweater and pearls on The Talk

The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne showing off her new platinum ’do.

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The tart-tongued Talk co-host, 67, gushes about being "a nana to three angels" Pearl, Andy, and Minnie (son Jack's daughters). "You can spoil, you can indulge," Sharon Osbourne said on The Talk in 2011, "and then say, 'Okay, now let your parents be the ones to teach you right from wrong. I'm not. What do you want? Have it!'" Osbourne received the best 67th birthday present last October, when Jack, daughter Kelly, and granddaughters Andy and Minnie all surprised her on The Talk. A visibly verklempt Sharon choked up and said, "I am the luckiest old bitch in the world!"

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Rita Moreno

Justina Machado and Rita Moreno at 2017 Emmy Awards

Rita Moreno strikes a pose as One Day at a Time co-star Justina Machado looks on at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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She's a rare EGOT winner—having won a competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony—but Rita Moreno, 88, is equally proud of another "G" title: grandmother. Her two grandsons, Justin and Cameron, are "the light of our lives," she once told GRAND magazine. "These little boys are our hearts and souls. They are the air we breathe." And though she might be a little different from the sassy, super-flirty abuela she plays on One Day At A Time, there's no mistaking that both Moreno and ODAAT's Lydia adore their families.

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Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski in suit and heels on the Colbert set

Christine Baranski makes an entrance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

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Not many nanas can rock pearls and power suits the way Christine Baranski, 68, does on The Good Fight. Then again, not every grandma is as "cool" as Baranski, who told Live With Kelly and Ryan that she took her grandsons to their first New York Rangers game. "That is the thing to do with little boys—a hockey game," she said, "because they can make a mess on the floor, and have popcorn, and shout, and scream. It was so much fun." Baranski has been "blissfully stuck" with her three grandsons during quarantine, gardening, baking with them, and introducing them to Bach.

The Good Fight streams exclusively on CBS All Access.

Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond with sparkly cowboy hat and guitar on The Talk

Marie Osmond in an all-musical, holiday-themed episode of The Talk.

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The multi-hyphenated megastar, 60, has worn many hats over a storied decades-long career—singer, dancer, actor, The Talk co-host—but there's one coveted title that Marie Osmond relishes more than any—being a mother to her eight children and grandma to six. As she put it on her official Instagram account earlier this year, "Being surrounded by family and dear friends is my greatest blessing and I never take it for granted. Also, I believe what my dad taught us, 'If you can get along with your family, you can get along with anyone!'"

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Lesley Stahl

Lesley Stahl

Veteran news journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl.

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The 60 Minutes correspondent, 78, wrote the book on grandparenting—literally! In 2016, Lesley Stahl penned Becoming Grandma, where she reveals that she was "jolted, blindsided by a wallop of loving more intense than anything I could remember or had ever imagined" after the birth of her first granddaughter. During her 40-plus years of broadcast journalism, Stahl has covered hard news from Watergate to Guantanamo. But when her two grandkids, Jordan and Chloe, call her "Lolly," Stahl turns to mush. "When you are a grandmother, something gets disabled—the ability to say 'no,'" she once said. "I was in a bookstore with my granddaughter and she kept saying, 'I want dat, I want dat, I want dat' and I bought her all those 'dats.'"

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As told to David Hochman

Editor's Note: This interview took place in January, before COVID-19 took hold in the United States.

60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7/6c on CBS. Stream full episodes on CBS All Access and cbsnews.com.

6:00 a.m.

On days I'm not traveling for work—which isn't often—the dreaded alarm goes off and I drag myself into the bathroom to dress with the news on our little TV. After I feed our dog, Parker, I try to get through the papers—yes, real paper!—with multiple cups of coffee.

8:00 a.m.

I go to a slow-weightlifting gym two mornings a week. It's what it sounds like: You push or pull heavy weights slowly till you cry! I do not love it.

\u200bLesley Stahl in the 60 Minutes studio taping a segment.

Lesley Stahl in the 60 Minutes studio taping a segment.

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9:00 a.m.

I live 20 New York City blocks from the 60 Minutes office on West 57th Street. If the weather's good, I'll walk. I'm determined to lead a normal life. I love being out on the streets: I get a lot of "Hi! We love 60 Minutes!"

Lesley Stahl interviews Tom Cruise for a segment.

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10:00 a.m.

One of the best parts of the job is that no two days are the same. My schedule depends on where I am in the cycle. After traveling to do an interview, I might be at my desk reading research, or working with a producer on a script or questions, or having our boss look at our finished stories and call for changes—often many.

I've worked on stories that take a year (like the one on a choir of teenage gospel singers) or a single day. I once did a live interview. This is rare: Virtually all our interviews are on videotape. It was with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld the day Saddam Hussein was captured.

Lesley Stahl in a boat with a commerical fisherman

Lesley Stahl reporting on commercial seaweed farming off the coast of Connecticut.

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Noon

I go out to lunch with my girlfriends whenever possible. When I started out in the early 1970s, there were hardly any other women in TV news. A small group of us—this was in Washington—had lunch once a week. The group included Cokie Roberts, Linda Wertheimer, and Nina Totenberg, all of NPR. I'm in another lunch group in New York. The same women for 30 years.

4:30 p.m.

I'm thrown off when I'm asked about my hobbies. I don't have any. Lately, though, I've been FaceTiming with my granddaughters. Does that count? I like to play the piano (though I'm not very good at it), and I did find time to write two books. Working mothers become adept at managing their time.

7:30 p.m.

I don't cook. So my husband and I eat out a lot, or order in. After the 6:30 news (we're creatures of habit) on CBS, we either read in bed or watch TV. We like crime dramas, the History channel, and now a show called Servant on Apple TV. Our daughter is the producer.

The aurora borealis

The aurora borealis.

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9:00 p.m.

Because we at 60 Minutes travel so much, I often wake up in New York but go to sleep in some far off place. Once it was near the North Pole. I woke up in the middle of the night in a toasty warm tent. To go to the john, I had to get fully dressed in multiple layers and heavy boots, step out gingerly onto the ice, and find the outhouse (with the wooden toilet seat).

There was a really good part: The sky was bright emerald green. The most beautiful sight, at the top of the world. More important than the places are the extraordinary people I've met and interviewed, from heads of state to school teachers.

\u200bLesley Stahl walking on the beach with Steve Kroft.

Lesley Stahl interviewing Steve Kroft for a segment marking his retirement from 60 Minutes.

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11:00 P.M.

I do think about retirement, just not mine! The job is my hobby. I still love to travel. I get to work with an A+ team of brilliant journalists who are also decent and honorable. So I plan to stick around—as long as they'll have me.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, May-June 2020.

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