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Famous People - Before They Were Famous

 
-Alec Baldwin worked as a bouncer. Source
 
-Bing Crosby worked as a golf caddy when he was 12 years old.
-Brad Pitt was a chicken mascot for El Pollo Loco (Crazy Chicken). He also worked as a limo driver for strippers. Source  Source
-Brooke Burke once made $3.75 an hour baking and serving up pretzels at a small pretzel shop. Source
-Bruce Willis worked in a chemical factory before going to college. He also worked as a bartender in the early 80s at the Kamikaze Club in NYC. Source
 
-Christopher Walken joined a traveling circus and was briefly a lion tamer, when he was 15. Source
-Chris Rock worked as a busboy at a Red Lobster franchise in New York. Source
-Cory Monteith worked as a Wal-Mart greeter. Source
 
-Drew Carey once worked at a Denny's restaurant.
 
-Ellen DeGeneres has been a house painter, vacuum salesperson, bartender, waitress, sales clerk, and a oyster shucker. Source
-Eva Mendes sold hot dogs as a mall. Source
 
-Harrison Ford worked as a pizza delivery man and a carpenter. During that time he also became a stagehand for the rock band The Doors. He also built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for Brazilian band leader Sérgio Mendes. Source Source
-Hugh Jackman once earned about $50 per show as a party clown. Source
 
-Jason Lee, star of My Name is Earl once worked at Taco Bell. Source
-Jim Carrey took after-school jobs as a security guard and janitor at a tire factory outside Toronto. Source
-J.K. Rowling was a research assistant for the London office of Amnesty International, investigating human rights abuses in Africa. Source
-Johnny Depp sold pens by phone. Source  Jerry Seinfeld sold light bulbs over the phone.
-Jon Hamm was a set dresser for pornographic films. Source
-Jon Stewart worked for the state, performing puppet shows designed to sensitize schoolchildren to the disabled. He also held jobs as a shelf stocker at Woolworth’s, a busboy, and a caterer. Source
-Judy Garland was paid $35 a week on the set of Wizard of Oz.... Toto was paid $125 a week. The Munchkins reportedly received $50 to $100 a week Source 1   Source 2
 
-Kanye West once worked at the Gap. Source
-Kevin Spacey was a shoe salesman.
-Kirstie Alley was 16 when she worked as a housekeeper. Source
 
-Larry King started working as a janitor and gopher at a Miami Beach radio station in 1957. He first went on the air when one of their announcers quit without notice. Source
-Lucille Ball worked as a dress shop clerk and a Walgreens soda jerk. She later got a job modeling coats and was paid $25 a week. Page 52-53 Source
 
-Madonna worked at Dunkin Donuts. Source
-Matt Damon would break-dance in Harvard Square to get some cash as a teen. Source
 
-Mariah Carey was a hat checker. Source
-Martina McBride once worked at the Dairy Queen in Hutchinson, Kansas, before she was a country music star. Source
-Matthew McConaughey was a chicken coop cleaner. Source
-Megan Fox wore a banana costume to attract customers to a smoothie shop in Florida. Source
-Mick Jagger carried around luggage at the Bexley Mental Hospital. He earned about $7 per week. Source
 

 
-Orlando Bloom was a clay trapper (loading and aiming clay discs for shooters). Source
-Ozzy Osbourne worked as a car horn tuner.
 
-Patrick Dempsey was once a professional juggler. Source
-Paula Deen worked as a bank teller when she was 18 years old. Paula says she made $5 an hour. "I got paid twice a month, and my check was $379.18". Source
 
-Randy Jackson carried, stocked and shelved groceries as a 13-year-old in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Source
-Ray Romano worked as a bank teller. Source  
 
-Rick Ross was a corrections officer. Source  
-Rod Stewart worked as a gravedigger at Highgate Cemetery in London. Source
 
-Sean Connery was a milkman. Source
-Sharon Stone worked at McDonald's before she was famous. So did Shania Twain, Jay Leno, Rachel McAdams and P!nk. Source When P!nk worked at McDonald's she was fired because she used to eat burgers while she was working. Source
-Suze Orman was a short-order cook and waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, California, from 1973 to 1980. Source
-Sylvester Stallone cleaned up lion cages at the Central Park Zoo, as well as sliced fish heads for a living, before he was famous. Source
 
-Warren Beatty was a rodent catcher at the National Theatre in Washington. Source
-Warren Buffet once worked as a paperboy for The Washington Post and the Times-Herald. Source
-Whitney Houston sang the jingle used in commercials for Bounce fabric sheets, early in her career. Source
-Whoopie Goldberg was a mortuary beautician and phone sex operator. Source
 
-Zig Ziglar earned 5 cents per hour working in a grocery store when he was a kid.
 
Other famous people
Andrew Carnegie  Barack Obama  Bill Cosby  Bill Clinton  Charlie Chaplin  Dick Van Dyke  Duncan Hines Elvis Presley  Frank Sinatra
Jerry Seinfeld  John Rockefeller  Larry King  Little Debbie  Lucille Ball  Harrison Ford  Harry Truman  Henry Ford Henry Heinz
Ozzy Osbourne  Milton Hershey  Rick Harrison  Richard Sears  Ulysses Grant  Wally Amos  William McKinley  William Wrigley

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