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Post a true but little-known fact about someone famous, living or dead -- Part 12

Debbie Harry was once a Playboy Bunny.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:02 PM

1. And I think so was Gloria Steinem

At least in an undercover role for a magazine article.

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:05 PM

8. only undercover

to expose the poor treatment of women.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:03 PM

2. In Joe Montana's last game as a 49er, who caught his last TD pass?

Amp Lee

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:21 PM

3. The teen who John Wayne killed in El Dorado was Mark McCain.

The teen who John Wayne killed in El Dorado was Mark McCain.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:35 PM

4. Edwin Booth once saved Robert Lincoln's life...

...then his brother killed Robert's father...

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:40 PM

5. And, speaking of Lincoln...

...*his* life was probably saved by none other than Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, when--as a young officer--he pulled Lincoln down from the bullets being fired by the Confederates at the Washington Soldiers Home in 1864...

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:40 PM

6. Deborah Harry also worked as a waitress at Max's Kansas City...

...where she served the Jefferson Airplane their supper the night before they played at Woodstock.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:56 PM

7. In November, 1960, while playing in Hamburg with the Beatles, George Harrison was deported

because he was underage (17).
One week later, Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested for setting a condom on fire in a concrete corridor of the Kaiserkeller and were also deported.
John Lennon left Hamburg to return to Liverpool soon after.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 05:56 PM

9. Elvis Presley was born in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi which his father built for $180.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 04:23 PM

10. Tiny Tim once lived in a rental cottage behind Wavy Gravy's house in LA, and late one night he

knocked on Wavy Gravy's door and anxiously told him that:
"Neal Cassady and a bunch of people are back at my place and they want marijuana!"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 04:25 PM

11. Neal Cassady lived briefly with The Grateful Dead

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 02:52 PM

12. Richard Dreyfus and Bill Murray do not like each other.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 04:55 PM

13. Allen Ginsberg attended Columbia on a scholarship from the Young Men's Hebrew Association

(Patterson, N.J.)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 06:53 PM

14. After being fired from The Beatles, Pete Best was in several unsuccessful bands, and eventually

became a British civil servant for 20 years.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 03:06 PM

15. In 1944, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs were arrested as material witnesses in a murder

A friend of their's, Lucien Carr, had been stalked for years by a guy named David Kammerer, and when it turned aggressive, Carr stabbed the guy with a knife, claiming self-defense.
Carr dumped the body in the Hudson River, and Kerouac helped his friend out by disposing of the murder weapon and Kammerer's eyeglasses.
Kerouac's father refused to pay his son's bail.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 04:37 PM

16. Dan Hicks played drums for The Charlatans

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 06:43 PM

17. Sean Connery began to go bald at age 21

He had to wear hairpieces for all his James Bond movies

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:09 PM

18. Comedian Louis CK's first language was Spanish.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:57 PM

19. Jay Leno has not spent any of the money he earned from The Tonight Show.

Instead, he lives off what he makes from his stand-up routines.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 4, 2020, 04:27 PM

20. Wavy Gravy's early career was managed by Lenny Bruce, who brought him to California from NY

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:47 PM

21. During pre-production of "Neighbors" (1981), John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd switched their roles

acting against type
(usual-wildman Belushi played the meek Earl and usual-straight arrow Aykroyd played the obnoxious Vic)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2020, 07:44 PM

22. Besides playing Andy on the TV show "Amos 'n' Andy" Spencer Williams was a pioneering

African-American film producer and director.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 05:16 PM

23. Sharon Osbourne's Pomeranian was once saved from a coyote attack when Ozzy tackled the

wild animal and wrestled it until the dog was released.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 06:17 PM

24. Anne Boleyn had six fingers.

"Who is Anne Berlin?" -- "What happened to the other four?"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 06:16 PM

25. After 23 major labels rejected her debut album, Joan Jett released it on her own.

Her first single, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" became a number one hit, selling more than 10 million copies

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 03:37 PM

26. Yogi Berra won more World Series championships as a player than any other player in MLB history

(Yogi had 10 World Series rings)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 11, 2020, 04:57 PM

27. Ginger Baker once attacked bass guitarist Jack Bruce with a knife during a concert.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 02:58 PM

28. Cherie Currie has been doing chainsaw art since 2002, and opened her own gallery in 2005

in Chatsworth, CA.
She has won awards at three World Chainsaw Art competitions.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 05:27 PM

29. Val Kilmer grew up in Chattsworth, CA. next door to Roy Rogers

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Thu Oct 15, 2020, 06:14 PM

30. John Lithgow has won six Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards

(among other awards)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 05:52 PM

31. Waylon Jennings started playing guitar at age 8, and played on the radio at age 12.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 06:52 PM

32. In 1972, painter Byron Randall converted a dilapidated chicken coop to become his home

and studio.
This conversion brought him national attention.
(So did his huge collection of potato mashers)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 06:56 PM

33. Jerry Jeff Walker's dad, Mel, was a sports referee.

(Not sure which sport)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2020, 08:54 PM

34. Chuck Berry was arrested for armed robbery while still in high school

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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:33 PM

35. Billy Bob Thornton grew up in a house that had no electricity or running water

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 06:30 PM

36. Joey Ramone was born with a parasitic twin growing out of his back, which was incompletely

formed and surgically removed.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 08:54 PM

37. Kevin Michael "GG" Allin's birth name was "Jesus Christ Allin"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 09:11 PM

38. During the last 4 years of his life, Zero Mostel went on a starvation diet that reduced his weight

from 304 to 215 pounds.

(Perhaps Spanky could try that)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 04:11 PM

39. Since his college days, Zero Mostel was a "Leftist" and his nightclub routine included political

jabs at right-wingers.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:00 PM

40. John Wesley Hardin knew the guy he shot just because he was snoring.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:27 PM

41. John Wesley Hardin studied law while in prison and became a lawyer

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