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Celebrities at War
World War II
"A quiz about some well known folks and how they spent World War II."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What famous Hollywood film director once served as a combat engineer during the Battle of the Bulge?
Cecil B. DeMille
What did John Banner, who found fame as the portly and myopic Sergeant Schultz on Hogan's Heroes, do during WWII?
Worked in a sandwich shop called "Hogan's Heroes"
Guarded German prisoners of war
Modeled for recruiting posters
When stricken by appendicitis just before shipping out, this future legandary college coach was replaced at the last minute by an officer who was killed by a kamakazi pilot while manning his post.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Due to eye problems, this actor memorized the recruitment center eye chart in a failed attempt to join the US Marines.
Sammy Davis Jr.
The father of these famous siblings died while being held as a prisoner of war.
Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor
Joe and Dom DiMaggio
Tom and Dick Smothers
Dick and Jerry Van Dyke
Later the butt of endless jokes on American television, this actor won five Bronze Stars.
After the war, this Hollywood tough guy was falsely touted by the studios as having served as a tail gunner on a bomber during WWII.
This British actor, who was assigned to the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, was among the first soldiers to land at Normandy on D-Day.
This comedian boasted that he was the only celebrity to go into the war as a Private and come out of the war as a Private.
Although he appeared in 14 films set in WWII, this actor used his 3-A draft status to repeatedly postpone enlistment and never served in the war.
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