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Famous Actors In the Military

written by: webbie1960
 
These actors all served in the military in real life.

Question 1:


What is the real name of James Rockford from the Rockford Files, who served in the 82nd Airborne.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


Name the star of the Death Wish series of movies who served as a tailgunner in a B29.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


This British actor, who was a commando in WWII, starred in Around the World in 80 Days and The Pink Panther.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


This British actor was captured by the S.S. in WWII and tortured. Fortunately for the character actress Jamie Lee played in Halloween, he survived to play Dr. Sam Loomis who helped get her brother off the streets.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


Both his grandfathers had served in the Civil War. His father served in the Spanish-American War and WWI, so it was only natural that he served in WWII as a flier. Upon his return from the war this incredible actor played the part of George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life with Donna Reed.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


In December of 1957 this singer/actor legend received his draft notice. While serving he could have selected the easy path as many actors and famous people did, but he did not. He served his duty without glamour although the press followed every movement he made.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


He served in the military from 1942-1946 and flew supplies and men during the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. It was said he was one of the greatest swordsman in Hollywood and he died of a massive heart attack in a duel on the set with his friend and fellow actor George Sanders in 1958. He was replaced on the set by Yul Brynner, however some of his fight scenes were used.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


Long before he was Mr. Douglas on Green Acres, this actor won the Bronze Star during WWII while serving as a pilot in the US Navy.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


This actor and friend of Jimmy Stewart served on board the U.S.S. destroyer, Satterlee. He served honorably in war, yet his daughter spent most of her early life protesting the Vietnam War.
Kirk Douglas
Henry Fonda
John Wayne
Robert Mitchum

Question 10:


It was clear..."frankly my dear, he did give a damn". He served honorably in WWII in the air force.
Clark Gable
Douglas Fairbanks
Lee Marvin
Spencer Tracy

 


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