Skip to comments.The Golden Dozen (Vanity)
Posted on 08/24/2013 4:43:35 PM PDT by Rider on the Rain
In 1958 newspapers complied a list of the 12 most powerful actors in Hollywood. These men were not under constrictive studio contracts. They demanded the best best roles and highest salaries, and they got them! They were named, the Golden Dozen. From L-R: Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, William Holden, Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, John Wayne
Kirk Douglas is the only one left now.
Spencer Tracy is not on the list but was America’s best actor.
Of the group, the one’s I know were patriots (conservatives):
Frank Sinatra (in later years)
Not sure about Gable, or Holden.
The rest, I think, leaned left.
“Actor Clark Gable Served in Uniform, Flew Combat Missions in World War II”
William Holden - “He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he acted in training films and achieved the rank of lieutenant.”
“This is a PARTIAL list of actors who suspended their careers to serve in the United States Armed Forces after America was attacked on December 7, 1941 ...”
Thanks for posting that list os stars who served in WW II. Interesting that Gregory Peck and Errol Flynn tried to enlist but were turned down due to medical conditions. Flynn suffered from a recurrence of malaria attacks, I’ve read.
Both he and Clark Gable, another on the list, starred in "San Francisco," my favorite disaster movie.
Add Holden to that list please.
Holden was a Republican and a friend of Ronald Reagan.
Frank Sinatra is/was NEVER a PATRIOT! He was a 4-F Draft Dodging SLIMEBALL!