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Old 05-17-2010, 04:33 PM
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I would have to say Dale Earnhardt Sr. The reason is because this man came from nothing and turned into one of racings well known Heroes. He made millions of dollars from practically nothing. He shared a lot of his money and helped people through out this Country. To me that is everything an entertainer should be.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:32 PM
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Johnny Cash
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:38 AM
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This is a very interesting thread, no one's favorites were predictable and I thought some were surprising!
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Paul Newman, John Wayne, Natalie Wood just to name three greats.

and, of course

Elvis
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Paul Newman, John Wayne, Natalie Wood just to name three greats.

and, of course

Elvis

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I would say Jimmy Stewart. His career spanned several decades. He was an Academy award winner. He was in great films encompassing a number of genres: Westerns, sentimental Capra films, Hitchcock/Suspense films, Crime/Courtroom thrillers, Biographies, comedies, etc.

I know it doesn't make him a great entertainer but he was a good man. He was married to the same woman for decades until she died. He volunteered for the military prior to WWII, entering as a private. He flew bombing missions over Nazi-occupied Europe. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Croix De Guerre. By the end of the war he was a Colonel. He stayed in the Air Force reserves until 1968, reaching the rank of Brigadier General.

Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't have actors like Jimmy Stewart these days.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:47 AM
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I would say Jimmy Stewart. His career spanned several decades. He was an Academy award winner. He was in great films encompassing a number of genres: Westerns, sentimental Capra films, Hitchcock/Suspense films, Crime/Courtroom thrillers, Biographies, comedies, etc.

I know it doesn't make him a great entertainer but he was a good man. He was married to the same woman for decades until she died. He volunteered for the military prior to WWII, entering as a private. He flew bombing missions over Nazi-occupied Europe. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Croix De Guerre. By the end of the war he was a Colonel. He stayed in the Air Force reserves until 1968, reaching the rank of Brigadier General.

Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't have actors like Jimmy Stewart these days.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:25 PM
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Stephen King......I love to read his books and love to see his movies.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:41 PM
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Stephen King......I love to read his books and love to see his movies.
I was just thinking to myself "I can't think of a single entertainer that really stands out to me". Then I read your post and was like "duh!". HUGE Stephen King fan. The Gunslinger novels alone have entertained me more than any other entertainer. Throw in all his other novels and I'd have to say he's responsible for a very large portion of my life's entertainment.

The books moreso than than the movies, but even some of those have entertained me quite a bit.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:45 PM
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O, well if novels count, then I'd prolly have to go Tolkien. As much as I may try to deny it, I'm a huge nerd & most of that is his fault!
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