Will Taking Ages Off IMDb Really Help Hollywood's Ageism Problem?
A California law mandates that IMDb and other sites must delete a celebrity's age and birthday if it's requested.By Lindsey Pulse | September 25, 2016
If you want to know how old your favorite celebrity is, look now. A California law says entertainment sites like IMDB must remove birth years if a celeb requests it.
The law will become effective in January. It's an effort to curb age discrimination in the entertainment industry that may cause actors to lose out on jobs.
And Hollywood seems to have a strong history of ageism. For example, a study from Humana and the University of Southern California found older people are seriously underrepresented in films and that depictions of older people are often stereotyped.