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MessageSujet: Holywood s'en va en guerre !   Holywood s'en va en guerre ! EmptyJeu 7 Fév - 12:07

Où les acteurs et actrices durant la seconde guerre mondiale:

Don Adams - USMC, Contracted malaria on Guadalcanal
John Agar - US Army Air Corps, Sergeant.
Gene Autry - Flight Officer, Air Transport Command, 1942-1946 [Source:
Eddie Albert - US Navy. Drove Amtracks in several Pacific invasions. He served in the landings at Saipan in 1943, where he rescued wounded and stranded Marines from the beachhead. At Tarawa, he was wounded and lost most of his hearing and earned the Bronze Star.
James Arness - US Army, Wounded at Anzio. Purple Heart and Bronze Star

Martin Balsam - US Army.
James Best - US Army Air Corps.
Richard Boone - US Navy.
Neville Brand - US Army.
Ernest Borgnine he served in the U.S. Navy for twelve years, joining before WWII.
Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) joined army in WWII and became a combat engineer. Cleared German mines after the Battle of the Bulge. He organized shows for the US troops, and when the German army began transmitting propaganda over loudspeakers Brooks is said to have replied with a version of Al Jolson's 'Toot-toot-tootsie'. (Information from BBC H2G2.)
Charles Bronson - US Army
Richard Burton - Royal Navy

Art Carney - US Army. Carney went to Normandy in July of 1944 as a replacement to the 28th Division in position around St Lô. He was part of a 30 calibre machine gun squad. On 15 August 1944 he had just taken up his position and was hit in the right leg by mortar shrapnel. After receiving field treatment, he was sent back to Britain and then the US. He once said of his military career, "Never fired a shot and maybe never wanted to. I really cost the government money."
Julia Child served with the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) in Ceylon and China during WWII.
Jeff Chandller - US Army.
Robert Clary - In a Nazi concentration camp
Jackie Coogan - US Army Air Corps. Enlisted in Army March 1941. After Pearl Harbor, requested transfer to Air Corps as a glider pilot because of his civilian flying experience. After graduating from Glider School, he was made a Flight Officer and volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group. In Dec. 1943, the unit was sent to India where, by using CG-4A gliders, it airlifted crack British troops under Gen. Orde Wingate during the night aerial invasion of Burma (Mar. 5, 1944), landing them in a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines.
Tony Curtis - US Navy joined 1943 at age 17. In Tokyo Bay he watched the surrender ceremonies from the Signal Bridge of the USS Proteus.

Ossie Davis - US Army [Source: Internet Movie Database]
Kirk Douglas - US Navy [Source: Internet Movie Database]
Charles Durning - US Army. Durning landed at Omaha Beach in the D-Day invasion. He survived the landing, but was wounded in an ambush during the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured, escaped, and narrowly missed assassination at the Malmedy Massacre. He won three Purple Hearts and the Silver Star. He still carries his memories and battle fatigue to this day.

Maurice Evans was in a Special Entertainment Unit that toured the South Pacific.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - US Navy. He joined the naval reserves before the war. During the war he served on the Battleship Massachuesetts and was a Commando raider sent on several land attack missions. He retired from the reserves, years later, as a full Captain. He wrote about his war years in the book "A Hell of a War" which also covers his duties in helping organize the forerunners of today's Navy Seals.
Henry Fonda - US Navy. Bronze Star for Valor.
Glenn Ford - US Navy. In addition to his WWII service, he served in the reserves during the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. He retired as a Captain in the US Naval Reserve. [Information provided by Tom Mischke, Commander, USNR (ret.)]

Clark Gable - Captain, US Army Air Corps. Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private in the Air Corps on Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles. He attended Officers' Candidate School at Miami Beach and graduated as a second lieutenant. He then attended aerial gunnery school and in Feb. 1943, on personal orders from Gen. Arnold, went to England to make a motion picture of aerial gunners in action. He was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook and although neither ordered nor expected to do so, flew operational missions over Europe in B-17s to obtain the combat film footage he believed was required for producing the movie entitled "Combat America." Gable returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a major on Jun. 12, 1944 at his own request, since he was over age for combat. [Source: US Air Force museum -]
Frank Gorshin - US Army (Appeared in the Combat episode The Medal)
Shecky Greene - US Navy

Alan Hale US Coast Guard during WWII.
Sterling Hayden USMC
Jack Hawkins - Volunteered to serve in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He spent most of his military career arranging entertainment for the British forces in India
Audrey Hepburn, as a child she was a courier for World War II resistance fighters in Holland
Benny Hill - British Army
William Holden - US Army

Rick Jason - US Army Air Corps

Bob Keeshan - ("Captain Kangaroo") U.S. Marines, enlisted two weeks before his 18th birthday. He saw no combat because his enlistment was just two months before the bombing of Hiroshima
Brian Keith - USMC, Aerial gunner
George Kennedy - US Army, served 16 Years
Werner Klemperer - US Army

Burt Lancaster - US Army
Jack Lemmon - US Navy Reserve 1945-1946

Strother Martin - US Navy Swimming instructor
Lee Marvin - US Marines, wounded in the battle of Saipan

Patrick MacNee - British Royal Navy.
Steve McQueen - USMC
Jan Merlin - Enlisted in US Navy April, 1942, served as a destroyer torpedoman until April 1946, honorably discharged. Played Roger Manning, Space Cadet!
Burgess Meredith - US Army Air Corps
Gary Merrill - US Army
Robert Montgomery - US Navy Reserve
Audie Murphy - US Army, most decorated soldier of WWII
David Niven Royal Army. His relates several charming tales of his war service (including the time he lets a German general slip away) in his autobiography The Moon's a Balloon

Caroll O’Connor - Merchant Marines 1942 [Source: Internet Movie Database]
Jack Palance US Army Air Corps. 455th bomb group. Required facial reconstruction from terrible injuries received in 1943 when his B17 crash landed in Britain.
**** Peabody - US Navy
Tyrone Power - USMC Pilot in the South Pacific.

Anthony Quayle Royal Artillery

Jason Robards Jr - US Navy. He was a radioman on duty at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. He wrote about his experiences in A Hell of a War.
Ronald Reagan - Captain, US Army Air Corps. Because of a severe hearing loss, he was not allowed any flying duties. However, he appeared in training films. Prior to the war, he was a cavalry officer in the Nebraska National Guard.
Carl Reiner Entered army In 1942 and trained as a radio operator. He later studied French on assignment at Georgetown University to become an interpreter, but became a teletype operator in the Signal Corps where, on the way to Iwo Jima from Hawaii, was assigned to Maurice Evans' Special Entertainment Unit. For 18 months, he toured the South Pacific as a comedian in GI reviews.
Don Rickles - US Navy. Destroyer duty. He has said of one deployment, "It was so hot and humid, the crew rotted."
Andy Rooney - (okay, not an actor, but he is a TV personality) Sergeant, US Army. Early in war served with artillery regiment assigned to England. Joined Stars And Stripes in London. In 1943, Rooney is among first correspondents allowed aboard B-17 bombers attacking Germany. He wrote of his war experiences in the book My War.
Mickey Rooney - US Army. PFC. Served 21 months with a unit that entertained the troops [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Albert Salmi - US Army.
Charles Schultz (cartoonist) - US Army. Staff sergeant and leader of machine gun squad.
Rod Serling - US Army paratroopers
Robert Stack - US Navy. Because of his expertise as an Olympic champion skeet shooter, he was assigned to teach anti-aircraft gunnery.
Rod Stieger - Torpedoman, US Navy. Falsified his age to enlist at 16
Jimmy Stewart - US Army Air Corps.

Eli Wallich (Magnificent Seven) was an admin clerk/Sgt in WWII. The Skipper on Gilligan's Island served with the Coast Guard during WWII.
Judge Wapner of The People's Court was saved from a sniper's bullet when it lodged in a can of tuna he was carrying while an Army officer in the Pacific
Jack Warden Served in the 101st Airborne during WWII.
James Whitmore - USMC. WWII interrupted his pre-law studies at Yale. He received his degree while at boot camp and served as an officer in the Marine Corps.

Josephine Baker (Actress and dancer). American citizen, but lived for most of her life in France. French Women's Auxiliary Air Force, French resistance, was involved in background work in preparation of OP Torch. Croix de Guerre

James Stewart: USAAF bomber pilot, flew B-24s in combat over Europe, later chief of staff of the 2nd Combat Bombardment Wing of the 8th Air force , ended his military career a Brigadier-General. Distinguished Flying Cross, Croix de Guerre, Air medal with three oak leave clusters.

Marlene Dietrich (Actress, singer): German born, exiled in the US. joined the US Army and worked for the USO (entertainment for soldiers), often close to the front line.

Neville Brand: a recipient of, according to official military records the Silver Star, for gallantry in combat. His other awards and decorations are the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Ribbon, the European/African/Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three Battle Stars, one Overseas Service Bar, one Service Stripe, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

David Niven. Pre-war British Army (Highland Light Infantry), returned from Hollywood to the UK to fight in 1939 and was promptly hit with a massive tax bill for doing so. During WW2 he ended up as a Company Commander in a recce unit (Phantom), with Peter Ustinov as his batman

Charlton Heston enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces in 1944. He served for two years as a B-25 radio operator and gunner stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands with the Eleventh Air Force, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant

Anthony Quayle who played an SOE agent in The Guns Of Navarone, was actually an officer in the SOE during WW2 and served as a liaison officer with the partisans in Albania

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Sorti il y a presque trois ans ?? Voici un magazine US hors série que je rêve d'acquerir...

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MessageSujet: Re: Holywood s'en va en guerre !   Holywood s'en va en guerre ! EmptyMar 19 Mar - 19:05

Genial ce sujet ! Ce serais bien une projection un soir de reconstit
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MessageSujet: Re: Holywood s'en va en guerre !   Holywood s'en va en guerre ! EmptyMar 19 Mar - 19:34

dimi a écrit:
Genial ce sujet ! Ce serais bien une projection un soir de reconstit

Tout a fait ....

J'ai encore en mémoire une projection qu'un collectionneur Anglais nous avais fait lors d'un weekend.....
Projecteur et bobines d'époques : Fantastique souvenir....!!!!

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C'est vrai qu'une projection ce doit vraiment être sympa!

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