the mailroom, the Academy-Award winning actor also was a lifeguard
and worked in a toy store. He was eventually 'discovered' while
making his mail rounds at MGM.
Carey: Hat Checker
checking was not meant to be for a young Mariah Carey. She was
fired from this and many waitress jobs due to a poor attitude.
Sold clothes from
the trunk of his car
no stores were interested in selling Tommy Hilfiger jeans, the
clothing giant offered the product to buyers from the trunk of
Coolio: Fire Fighter
rehabilitation from a drug habit, rapper Coolio took a job as
a firefighter, a job he held for a little over a year.
a girls locker room inspired Stephen King's novel Carrie, about
a young girl with telekinetic abilities.
outside of a grocery store selling nuts was an early career move
that fortunately didn't pan out, as Bill Murray went on to make
some of the funniest films in history.
in his stand-up comedy career, Jerry Seinfeld worked for free.
To pay the bills he sold light bulbs over the phone.
Moore: Debt Collector
age 16, Demi Moore dropped out of high school to pursue her dreams
of modeling, acting, and working for a debt collection company.
World War I, 18-year old Walt Disney drove an ambulance for the
Red Cross in France.
young Danny DeVito took a job as a hairdresser in his sister's
beauty salon for one reason -- to meet girls.
Lee Roth: Hospital
high-kicking former Van Halen front man once fluffed pillows
and emptied bedpans for a living. Such is the life of a rock
and roll star.
Robin Williams actually had to keep his big mouth shut when he
performed as a street mime in the 1970s.
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