I have a great admiration for the talent exhibited by the entertainment industry of the 1940's, a talent which I frankly don't see today. Maybe I am not tuned in enough to what is going on, or just belong in the 1940's. :)
I thought it would be fun to list all the talents that I could think of that I admire from that era of entertainers, and find out what talents you wish you could have!
1. Comedian. I think of Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Donald O'Conner, and Jack Benny. I am sure there are other great ones out there, but these are some of my favorites.
2. Dancing. I certainly can't talk about dancing without mentioning Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, and Vera Ellen.
3. Singing. Too many good ones to name, but here we go: Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters, and Bing Crosby.
4. Musician: Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Jose Iturbi, and the list could go on.
And a lot of these cross over into other talents. Danny Kaye was a comedic actor, but he also sang and danced in a lot of his roles. Frank Sinatra was also an actor. Gene Kelly also sang besides being a great dancer. Donald O'Conner sang, danced, and was a comedic actor.
So if you were trying to get into Hollywood as a star of that day, what talents would you wish you had or do you have?
P. S. I think the talents I would wish for are to sing and dance. And if I was an actress, I truly can play the piano without faking it. :)
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