January 24, 2009

Comedian Cleese still fit at 69

British comedian John Cleese, known for his work with the comedy group Monty Python, is very fit and active at age 69, his girlfriend says.

U.S. actress Barbie Orr, who says she's 27, said the Monty Python and the Holy Grail actor also has undergone medical and dental procedures to stave off the effects of old age, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.

He takes a lot of vitamin supplements and eats really well and he works out. His arms are really muscular and he still has amazing legs, Orr said. He's had his teeth all re-done and he recently got hair plugs to cover the bald patches at the front.

While Cleese apparently has taken steps to feel younger, U.S. records indicate Orr has simply subtracted 18 years off her actual age to reach that goal.

The Mail said, according to records, Orr is actually 45 years old despite her claims to the contrary.

Orr and Cleese met last October and reportedly have been dating for three months as he has been mired in a divorce from his third wife, the newspaper said.