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Cheryl Hines

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Cheryl Hines, actress, best known for her role as Cheryl David on the HBO hit “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”   Before her big break, Hines worked as a waitress, telephone operator, personal assistant and a TV reporter.

Will Ferrell

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Will Ferrell, comedian and actor broke on to the scene as a Saturday Night Live cast member and has gone on to become a movie box office giant.   Ferrell’s work history includes a tour, parking cars as a valet.

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August 20th, 2010 at 1:06 am

Cathy Guisewite

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Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist, known best for her daily strip “Cathy.”   Guisewite worked as an advertising copywriter before drawing her sights on a future in cartooning.

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August 13th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

William Shatner

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William Shatner, actor and author, this Canadian born entertainer gained TV immortality as “Star Trek’s” Captain Kirk.  A teenage, Shatner once worked as a camp counselor in the Laurentian Mountains.

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August 12th, 2010 at 12:53 am

Bethenny Frankel

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Bethenny Frankel, reality TV personality and chef, known best as one of the “The Real Housewives of New York.”  Frankel’s early work resume includes a saunter as a hot walker for a racehorse stable.

Rip Taylor

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Rip Taylor, comedian and actor, known as the “King of Confetti” this zany larger-than –life performer is at home on the stage, big screen and small screen.  Taylor’s early work experiences included a turn as a Congressional Page in the U.S. Senate and service with the Army in the Korean War.

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August 5th, 2010 at 12:11 am

Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby, comedian, this one of a kind legend has distinguished himself as an actor, author, TV producer, educator, musician and humanitarian. Cosby’s work resume includes; selling produce, shining shoes, stocking supermarket shelves, apprenticing in a shoe repair shop and serving as a Navy Hospital Corpsman.

Bruce Willis

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Bruce Willis, actor and producer, this award-winning star has distinguished himself in dramatic, comedic and action roles. Before his big break, Willis worked as a security guard at a nuclear power plant, a driver at a DuPont factory and a bartender.

Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah, rapper, actress and singer, on the big screen or a boom box this award winning talent knows how to entertain an audience.    Before she became Queen, Latifah’s first job was working for a king…Burger King making burgers their way.

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July 23rd, 2010 at 12:33 am

Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey, actor, this free-spirited star is best known for his leading roles in romantic comedies including; “The Wedding Planner,”  “Failure To Launch” and “Fool’s Gold.” Before hitting his payday as an entertainer, McConaughey washed dishes and shoveled chicken manure.