10 WWII Veterans Who Became Super Famous Musicians and Actors PHOTOS

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There’s nothing hotter than a man in uniform, especially when they are among your favorite actors and singers of all time. Here are favourite.

There’s nothing hotter than a man in uniform, especially when they are among your favorite actors and singers of all time. Here are our favourite.

B.B. King

The ‘King Of Blues’ and  role model for rock guitarists, B.B. King served in the US army before starting his music career as a DJ in Memphis, Tennessee.

Steve McQueen

In 1947, McQueen enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and became a tank driver.  McQueen is remembered for his roles in movies like The Great Escape and Thomas Crown Affair.

According to Marshall Terrill's “Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel,” he was not a stand up soldier by any means. Terrill quoted the actor, "I was busted back down to private about seven times. The only way I could have been made corporal was if all the other privates in the Marines dropped dead."

Elvis Presley

The king of Rock n Roll received his draft notice in 1957. He served in Germany for about a year and a half.

Mel Brooks

American Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Actor and Producer, Brooks served in World War II and is one of only 14 people to have won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards. He has directed a number of classic comedies, including The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon

Lemmon took a break from his studies at Harvard and joined the US Navy during World War II.

You may remember him from Some Like It Hot, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger, Missing and Grumpy Old Men. And oh yeah, he was nominated for seven Oscars, winning two.

Tony Bennet

Bennett served in the Army infantry during the end of World War II. In his book, The Good Life, he described the frontline as a "front-row seat in hell.”

Robert Duvall

Remember Boo Radley?

Robert Duvall

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If you don’t, you must remember Duvall as Don Corleon’s lawyer in Godfather – Tom Hagen.

Robert Duvall

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The Eighty-two-year-old Hollywood megastar served in the army for two years after graduating from College in 1953.

He has contributed to some of the most celebrated films of all time, including To Kill A Mockingbird, M*A*S*H, Lonesome Dove, The Godfather I and II, as well as Apocalypse Now.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Rock music legend Jimmy Hendrix enlisted in the United States Army in 1961 (discharged 1962) and trained to become a paratrooper at Fort Ord in California. Even while serving his nation, Hendrix stayed true to his talent and formed a band named The King Casuals.

Clark Gable

Clarke Gable

Considered one of the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, Gable joined the Army Air Corps during the Second World War. He was quite the serviceman, as he rose to the rank of captain according to his IMBD bio. Not surprisingly, his military activities were focused on Public Affairs making training films and pr visits to troops in Europe.

Apart from these men, the army also had a ‘Golden Girl’ in its ranks. 

Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur

Yes, Bea Arthur spent 30 months in the Marine Corps (Typist and truck driver), where she was one of the first members of the Women’s Reserve.

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