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The singing governor, part 1


As we have seen in some previous articles, numerous colorful people have become successful politicians in this country. We have also looked at some famous individuals who tried to parlay their success in one area of endeavor into success in another.

For one example, in Oklahoma J.C. Watts used his notoriety as an athlete to win election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Likewise, in California, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger become the state’s governor.

Several years ago, a few actors – including Dennis Weaver, Bruce Willis and Telly Savalas – tried to become popular singers but with...

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