"Million Dollar Baby" director Clint Eastwood was drafted by the US Army during the Korean War.
Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 85
- Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
- Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician, Pianist, Television producer, + more
- Credits: Good, Unforgiven, Dirty Harry, Million Dollar Baby, Back to the Future Part II, + more
Elvis Presley joined the US Army in 1958.
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King". Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and when he was 13 years old, he and his family ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 42 (1935-1977)
- Birthplace: USA, Mississippi, Tupelo
- Profession: Soldier, Musician, Actor, Singer
- Credits: Jailhouse Rock, Clambake, King Creole, Viva Las Vegas, Cadillac Records, + more
"Bucket List" Morgan Freeman served in the US Air Force.
Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus, and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 78
- Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
- Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, + more
- Credits: The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, The Shawshank Redemption, Seven, + more
Chuck Norris served in the US Airforce.
Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of the ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 75
- Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States of America
- Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
- Credits: The Expendables 2, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Walker, Texas Ranger, The Delta Force, + more
"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Pat Sajak is an American television personality, former weatherman, actor and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 69
- Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
- Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Game Show Host, Film Producer, Radio personality, + more
- Credits: The Price Is Right, Airplane II: The Sequel, Wheel of Fortune, Wheel of Fortune's daytime version, Pat Sajak Weekend, + more
Jimi Hendrix joined the Army after being caught stealing cars. He was given the choice of Army or prison.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 28 (1942-1970)
- Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
- Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more
- Credits: Woodstock, Monterey Pop, All My Loving, Jimi Hendrix, The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Monterey, + more
Musician Marvin Gaye enlisted in the US Air Force, but was discharged after he faked a mental illness.
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records, first as an in house session player in the 1960s and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including How Sweet It Is and I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and duet recordings with Mary ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 45 (1939-1984)
- Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
- Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, + more
- Credits: The Ballad of Andy Crocker, T.A.M.I. Show, Chrome and Hot Leather, Marvin Gaye: Live in Belgium 1981, Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live in '76, + more
"Playboy" creator Hugh Hefner served as a military newspaper writer in the US Army.
Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and World War II veteran but is best known for being the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. A self-made ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 89
- Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
- Profession: Editor, Publisher, Businessperson, Journalist, Entrepreneur, + more
- Credits: History of the World, Part I, Hop, Miss March, The Girls Next Door, + more
Bill Cosby joined the Navy and worked as a hospital corpsman.
William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy. During its first two seasons, he was a regular on the children's ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 78
- Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
- Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, + more
- Credits: The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, A Different World, Jack, Let's Do It Again, + more
"Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson served in the Navy.
John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician known for thirty years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 80 (1925-2005)
- Birthplace: Quincy Township, Corning, Iowa, USA
- Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter
- Credits: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost, The Tonight Show, The Johnny Carson Show, Mr. President, + more
Mr. T served in the US Army.
Mr. T is an American actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and for his appearances as a professional wrestler. Mr. T is known for his trademark African Mandinka warrior hairstyle, his gold jewelry, and his ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 63
- Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
- Profession: Wrestler, Bodyguard, Actor, Voice acting, Motivational speaker, + more
- Credits: The Blues Brothers, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Not Another Teen Movie, + more
Comedy director Mel Brooks served in the US Army during World War II.
Melvin James "Mel" Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer, and songwriter. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. He began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became well ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 89
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
- Profession: Television producer, Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice Actor, + more
- Credits: Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, The Fly, The Muppet Movie, + more
Jazz musician John Coltrane enlisted in the Navy and played in their jazz band.
John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 41 (1926-1967)
- Birthplace: Hamlet, North Carolina, United States of America
- Profession: Songwriter, Saxophonist, Musician, Bandleader, Composer
- Credits: Jazz Casual: John Coltrane, Jazz Icons: John Coltrane: Live in '60, '61 & '65, Jazz Casual
"Price is Right" host Bob Barker served as a fighter pilot in the US Navy during World War II.
Robert William "Bob" Barker is an American former television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974. Born in ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 92
- Birthplace: Darrington, Washington, United States of America
- Profession: Television producer, Game Show Host, Actor, Presenter, Fighter pilot
- Credits: Happy Gilmore, The Price Is Right, Truth or Consequences, The Family Game, That's My Line
Musician Johnny Cash enlisted in the US Air Force.
John R. "Johnny" Cash was a singer-songwriter, actor, and author, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 71 (1932-2003)
- Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of America
- Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor, + more
- Credits: Walk the Line, North and South, The Hunted, A Gunfight, A Tribute to Johnny Cash, + more
Musician Shaggy served in the US Marine Corps during the Gulf War.
Orville Richard Burrell CD, best known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-born American reggae fusion singer and deejay. He is best known for his hit singles "Boombastic", "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel". He is said to have taken his stage name from his shaggy hair.moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 47
- Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
- Profession: Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Actor, Singer, + more
- Credits: Blast, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, I Love the New Millennium, Unite the People: 11th Anniversary: Vol. 3, Shaggy: Live at Chiemsee Reggae Summer
Tom Selleck served in California's National Guard.
Thomas William "Tom" Selleck is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I., based in Hawaii. He also plays Police Chief Jesse Stone in a series of made-for-TV movies based on Robert B. Parker ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 70
- Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
- Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
- Credits: Meet the Robinsons, Blue Bloods, Magnum, P.I., Midway, + more
Rapper Ice-T served in the US Army.
Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer, and actor. He began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he released his debut album Rhyme Pays, the first hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker. The next ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: age 57
- Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
- Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more
- Credits: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Other Guys, New Jack City, Leprechaun In the Hood, Colors, + more
Sammy Davis Jr. served in the Army during World War II.
Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr., was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 65 (1925-1990)
- Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
- Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Singer, + more
- Credits: Diamonds Are Forever, The Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run II, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Porgy and Bess, + more
Actor Steve McQueen served in the US Marine Corps.
Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the Vietnam War-era counterculture, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 50 (1930-1980)
- Birthplace: USA, Beech Grove, Indiana
- Profession: Film Producer, Actor
- Credits: The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt, The Towering Inferno, The Blob, + more
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