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Guess That Celebrity
1. This actor is the son of another fellow actor, named “James,” and was a teenager when he landed his first major acting gig, the 1985 film The Goonies.
2. This Alabama native is a former professional basketball player who now is a sports analyst for Inside the NBA. During his athletic career, he became an 11-time NBA All-Star.
3. This former figure skater attended Milwaukie High School in Milwaukee, Oregon. In 1991, she became the first woman to land a triple axel at an international skating event, before appearing in the Olympics in 1992.
4. This astronaut attended Blume High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He had a passion for aviation even when he was a kid. He took his first solo flight at the age of 16, and later flew 78 missions in the Korean War while in the Navy.
5. This 1982 graduate of East High School in Denver, Colorado began acting professionally just a few years after high school. Two of his most famous films are Hotel Rwanda and Crash, the latter of which won an Academy Award for Best Picture.
6. This actress graduated from Miller High School in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1993. One of her first major acting roles was on The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003, but she is perhaps best known as one of the stars of Desperate Housewives.
7. This 1986 graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York, New York was active in the speech and debate teams, which likely led the way to her career in acting. Some of her major early works were in Ally McBeal, Charlie’s Angels, and Kill Bill.
8. You may recognize this “cowboy” in his 1925 yearbook photo from Glendale High School in Glendale, California, although you may not recognize his given name of “Marion Robert Morrison” or his nickname “Duke Morrison.” Once he broke into acting, he starred in mostly westerns from the late 1930s to the 1970s.
9. Born Anna Mae Bullock, this singer graduated from Sumner High School in St. Louis, Missouri in 1958. She originally found fame with the help from her then-husband, but after a tumultuous relationship and subsequent divorce, she broke out on her own as a solo singer.
10. This future athlete graduated from Latrobe High School in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1947. He’s considered one of the best and most charismatic athletes of his chosen sport, and even has a drink named after him.
Do you think you guessed right? See the answers below!
- That’s a picture of Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin from Santa Barbara High School’s 1983 yearbook photo. Although he has a long movie career, one of his most recent roles was as the supervillain Thanos in the Avengers films.
- Charles Barkley played for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Phoenix Suns, and the Houston Rockets before retiring after the 1999-2000 season. Here he is in the 1981 yearbook photo for Leeds High School.
- Tonya Harding’s career ended in 1994 when skating rival Nancy Kerrigan was injured in an attack planned by Harding’s ex-husband. She tried her hand at professional boxing from 2003 to 2004. In 2017, the biographical film I, Tonya was released; she was portrayed by actress Margot Robbie.
- The above 1947 senior high school yearbook photo is of Neil Armstrong! In 1969, he became famous as commander of Apollo 11, the first spacecraft in history to bring humans to the moon’s surface. While taking his first steps, he told the 450 million people who were watching from their televisions at home, “that’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”
- In high school, Don Cheadle was active in drama, played the saxophone in jazz band, sang in choir, and was on the soccer team. Here he is in his senior photo.
- Eva Longoria was Head Drum Major for her high school Showband, seen here in 1992, and was part of Junior Council. Besides being an actress, Longoria is also a philanthropist. She’s founded two charities, “Eva’s Heroes” and “The Eva Longoria Foundation.”
- That’s Lucy Liu! Although she loves acting, she has also tried her hand at directing, including six episodes of the television show Elementary, where she played the part of Joan Watson. She is also a visual artist and spokeswoman and ambassador for several charity foundations.
- That’s a picture of John Wayne, and one of the oldest celebrity yearbook photos we have! In high school, he was active in football, student government, and drama, and found professional work as a prop boy and extra when a devastating injury led to the loss of his football scholarship to USC. He adopted his industry name after the success of his first starring role, 1930’s The Big Trail. In his lifetime, he won an Academy Award, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the posthumous 1980 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- Some of Tina Turner’s most famous songs include What’s Love Got to Do With It, Proud Mary, A Fool In Love, River Deep Mountain High, and Private Dancer. She’s won American Music awards, Billboard Music awards, Grammy awards, and MTV Video Music awards, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. You also may have seen the 1993 biographical film, starring Angela Bassett as Turner and Laurence Fishburne as her husband Ike.
- Arnold Palmer, nicknamed “The King,” had a career spanning more than six decades. During that time, we won 62 PGA Tour titles from 1955 to 1973 and is fifth on the Tour’s all-time victory list. He won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 and was one of the original thirteen inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame.