Anthony Mancinelli started cutting hair when Calvin Coolidge was in the White House. Now he is believed to be he oldest working barber in the world, with no plans retire. He celebrated his 105th birthday earlier this month.
He’s been cutting hair so long that in a previous interview he said he could remember the days when barbers doubled up as doctors. He had a bottle of leeches which he’d use if a customer had high blood pressure or a black eye.
But Anthony himself seems never to be ill, putting his longevity variously down to eating well and never drinking or smoking. Others say his two regular aspirin a day may have something to do with it.
Whatever it is, it seems to be working: not only does Anthony cut his customers’ hair but his own as well.