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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Fighting as Kid Crochet, Dino Paul Crocetti had an early career as a boxer. He once said he won all but 11 of 12 fights.
    He later gave up his boxing career and changed his name to Dean Martin. He achieved some limited success in music, movies, TV and nightclubs.
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Kirk Douglas (Didn't he start out as a trapeze performer in a circus?)

    How about actors that think they are athletes?

    Like Kevin Costner.
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    NFL Pro Bowl tackle Bob Golic has, since his retirement, tried to make a career in entertainment. He had a role in TV's "Saved By The Bell: The College Years", among other ventures.
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    John Daly released a CD in 2002. It was a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He sang on all 11 tracks. He got help from famous friends, including Willie Nelson and Darius Rucker. Daly's singing is horrible, which he even admits.
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Michael Landon was a track and field athlete in college, specializing in the javelin, before he began riding on the Ponderosa.
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Didn't Lyle Alzado have a sitcom where he was a wrestler?

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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA
    Didn't Lyle Alzado have a sitcom where he was a wrestler?
    I don't know about that, but he was in "Ernest Goes to Camp"
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Johnny Bench tried his hand at signing country music with the predictable result
    I was not aware that Bench worked with the deaf.

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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA
    Didn't Lyle Alzado have a sitcom where he was a wrestler?
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Fred Williamson or Bernie Casey.


    I also think you have vastly undervalued Jim Brown's acting career. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Jim was probably the largest african-american draw in hollywood and even had some crossover success in mainstream films. The sucess of his movies was one of the primary reasons the studios cranked out so many 'blaxploitation' films during that period. Jim Brown was a serious moneymaker for the studios.

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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainHook
    Jim was probably the largest african-american draw in hollywood and even had some crossover success in mainstream films.
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainHook
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Fred Williamson
    Wait, I did.
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Jack McDowell had a rock band. It sucked.

    Check out some of his lyrics: The following comes from the track "My Prey": "You see I was born this way. Born to stalk you down. But you could have hid away. Found a bush or stayed away. From my newly raised town." Enough said. :
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Nobody mentioned Bronson Arroyo.
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    Re: Athletes who tried to become enterainers

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    Fighting as Kid Crochet, Dino Paul Crocetti had an early career as a boxer. He once said he won all but 11 of 12 fights.
    He later gave up his boxing career and changed his name to Dean Martin. He achieved some limited success in music, movies, TV and nightclubs.
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