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Military Men who Resemble Celebrities


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How about this guy, a Ft Dix Basic Trng Co CO 1961. Dennis Quaid looks a lot like him, especially when Quaid portrayed Gordo in The Right Stuff, couldn't find a real good image of Quaid in The Right Stuff, mostly ones with Quaid with shades on, or in a space helmet, but found this one of him.

 

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We know who the top celebrity is, Edward Everett Horton, but who's the one on the bottom Lloyd something or other??

 

Right. It's Harold Lloyd, best known for his silent comedies and stunts that he did himself. Here's Harold hanging out at 9th and Broadway in LA, from 1923's "Safety Last".

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Right. It's Harold Lloyd, best known for his silent comedies and stunts that he did himself. Here's Harold hanging out at 9th and Broadway in LA, from 1923's "Safety Last".

Yes indeedy.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lloyd

 

For some reason I always thought Lloyd seved in the Army briefly in the Great War, apparently not. Unknown on his draft status as we can tell.

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Yes indeedy.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lloyd

 

For some reason I always thought Lloyd seved in the Army briefly in the Great War, apparently not. Unknown on his draft status as we can tell.

 

You got my curiosity going. Lloyd's one of my favorite silent stars, probably because of his amazing stunt work-- with only one complete hand from a stunt explosion in 1919. He put exempt on his WW1 draft card- reason, to care for his father. Lloyd was exactly 35 days younger than my grampa, another Midwesterner, who also claimed an exemption on his WW1 draft card- to care for his 60 year old widowed mother but ended up enlisting in the Navy.

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You got my curiosity going. Lloyd's one of my favorite silent stars, probably because of his amazing stunt work-- with only one complete hand from a stunt explosion in 1919. He put exempt on his WW1 draft card- reason, to care for his father. Lloyd was exactly 35 days younger than my grampa, another Midwesterner, who also claimed an exemption on his WW1 draft card- to care for his 60 year old widowed mother but ended up enlisting in the Navy.

Thanks for that info.

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Great thread! And it's even more fun to make Patches (or anyone else) ID who the lookalikes are. I think the celebrity will get identified before the military man. Hint- He was a naval officer. :D

Got me :lol:

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Got me :lol:

 

C'mon, Patches-- you da' man! I know you can get this one. Neither of them are obscure--- just really old. The officer was a flag officer and the celebrity, with a mug like that, was from the Golden Age of Comedy.

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