Friday, March 06, 2009

They also served

Massive list of actors who served in World War II. Man, that was a different time. You wouldn't see too many of today's rich, pampered actors signing up to be yelled at by a drill sergeant and risk their lives in war.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps if there was a draft, we would.

Anonymous said...

Be fair, most of them served before they ever got to Hollywood (or were actors at all). Mind you, it is impressive that some of the very biggest stars were willing to serve (James Stewart, Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery). And it wasn't only the men - some of the biggest female stars went to entertain the troops in real hardship conditions, close to the front (notably Marlene Dietrich).