Joel Grey surprised on stage by 80th birthday cake

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NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Grey is celebrating his 80th birthday in style.

First, his cast mates wheeled out a birthday cake after curtain call for the Broadway musical “Anything Goes.” Then stage and screen legend Bernadette Peters came onstage to lead the audience in a few celebratory verses of “Happy Birthday.”

The actor read a birthday letter from his 101-year old aunt, who ended it by saying “try to catch up with me.”

After posing backstage with the cast for photographs, the Oscar-winning actor told The Associated Press that he was having more fun in his life than ever before.

“Everything seems fresh and new and exciting to me,” Grey said.

The octogenarian than joked: “Eighty is the new sixty.”

Grey won an Oscar in 1972 for his role in “Cabaret.”

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