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Cary Grant donated his entire salary of $100,000 from Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) to the U.S. War Relief Fund, adjusted for inflation this is equivalent to approximately $1,320,000.
James Dean told multiple people that he did not expect to live past 30. When discussing the risk involved in racing cars, he said: “What better way to die? It’s fast and clean and you go out in a blaze of glory.” Tragically this is how his ended at the youthful age of 24.
Steve McQueen was the original bad boy, his mother was a prostitute and his father a circus stuntman who regularly beat him during his childhood. He joined a gang and was sent to reform school for stealing hubcaps.
Marlon Brando was present at Martin Luter King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and stated "I feel that those who take active part in demonstrations for equality and freedom are the heroes of our time."
Fred Astaire's first screen test evaluation went a little something like this “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Balding. Can dance a little.”
Errol Flynn also found success as a writer. He authored two novels, several articles, and an autobiography, "My Wicked, Wicked Ways".
William Powell's interest in all things theatrical blossomed to cover many areas in high school - glee club, drama club, public speaking, cheerleading, even illustrations for his 1910 and 1911 school yearbooks.
Gene Kelly made cinema history when he danced alongside Jerry the Mouse in Anchors Aweigh (1945), the viewer experiences the tale through a mixture of live action and animation.
Peter Sellers' first career in show business was as a drummer.
Buster Keaton was known as "The Great Stone Face" for his ability to get big laughs out of his relentlessly blank expression in silent film comedies like The Saphead (1920), Sherlock, Jr. (1924), and his famous The General (1927).
Burt Lancaster hoped to be a gym teacher and became involved with gymnastics. Lancaster left college early in his sophomore year and joined a circus with his friend Cravat. They earned three dollars a week as acrobats.
Humphrey Bogart is distantly related to the late Princess Diana, through her American relations.
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