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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:38 AM
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10 Famous "Late Bloomers"
A little inspiration for the end of a long, long winter and the beginning of a new spring.
--Gidney

From http://creativejourneycafe.com/2008/04/09/10-creative-l... /


1. Rodney Dangerfield - He sold aluminum siding for years while he struggled as a writer and comedian. He didnt get his first big break until he was 42.

2. Al Jarreau - The famous jazz vocalist didnt release his first album until he was 38.

3. Julia Child - Her first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was published when she was 49. Her television debut came a few years later when she was in her early 50s.

4. Charles Bukowski - The famous novelist/poet worked at the post office for years. He was 49 when his first book was published.

5. Laura Ingalls Wilder - Her first book, Little House in the Big Woods came out when she was 65. It was the first of her 8-volume Little House series.

6. Stan Lee - He was in his early 40s when he created Spider-Man and most of his other legendary superheroes. His partner, artist Jack Kirby, started drawing The Fantastic Four when he was 44.

7. Colonel Sanders - Didnt franchise Kentucky Fried Chicken until he was 65.

8. Robert Duvall - He was 40 when he acted in The Godfather.

9. Raymond Chandler - The famous novelist published his first short story at age 45. His first book, The Big Sleep, came out when he was 51.

10. Buckminster Fuller - The visionary architect and inventor didnt truly begin his career until he was 32. Instead of committing suicide after going bankrupt and losing his daughter to pneumonia, he decided to conduct an experimentto find what a single individual can contribute to changing the world and benefiting all of humanity.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:43 AM
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1. I didn't realize Robert Duvall was 40 in the Godfather!
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:54 AM
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2. I'd thought his and James Caan's characters were supposed to be about the same ages
...which I'd guessed was late 20's. Caan in real life was 10 years younger than Duvall.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 12:04 PM
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3. Henry Miller published "Tropic of Cancer" at 43. Ian Flemming was 45 when he published James Bond.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 12:13 PM
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4. George W Bush
Learned to read at age 55. :sarcasm:

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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 12:38 PM
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5. Well, except #s 5 & 7, the rest are PRECOCIOUS compared to me!1 n/t
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