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Hollywood's ridicule of ageing Americans may be making them ill

Last weekend, Sully, a Clint Eastwood-directed story of the pilot who landed a crippled passenger jet in the Hudson River, led the box office in its debut. It featured Tom Hanks, who is 60, as Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.

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HOLLYWOOD isn't just discriminating by gender and race, but also by age - and that might shorten the lives of underrepresented seniors who tend to be the butt of jokes rather than stars of the silver screen, a new study shows.

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