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WWII – Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis koined the Navy at age 17 in 1943 and served on a submarine tender during World War II. In Tokyo Bay in 1945 he watched the surrender cere...
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WWI & WWII – Merian C. Cooper

Merian C. Cooper (Producer: King Kong, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Mighty Joe Young) was educated at The Lawrenceville School and entered the U.S. Naval...
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WWII – Nicholas Colasanto

Nicholas Colasanto was an American actor, known primarily for his role as Ernie ‘Coach’ Pantusso on the long-running sitcom Cheers. A deco...
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WWII – Julia Child

Julia Child. After Pearl Harbor Julia Child tried to join the Navy but was rejected as too tall. She joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) ins...
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WWII – Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson) was born in Corning, Iowa, to Homer “Kit” Lloyd Carson, a power company manager, a...
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WWII – Art Carney

Art Carney gained lifelong fame for his portrayal of sewer worker Ed Norton opposite Jackie Gleason’s Ralph Kramden in the popular television co...
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WWII & Korean War – Philip Carey

Philip Carey was a fan favorite as One Life to Live’s wheeler-dealer business tycoon, Asa Buchanan. Mr. Carey, a former U.S. Marine in World War...
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WWII – Frank Capra

Frank Capra (It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It’s a Wonderful Life) enlisted in the Army during World War I after graduatin...
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WWII – Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar has conquered every medium. A multiple emmy award winner, Sid went on to win the Tony Award for the Broadway production, Little Me, and sta...
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WWII – Frank Cady

Frank Cady was born in Susanville, California. Although his most famous role would be that of general-store owner Sam Drucker, one of the less nutty r...