13 Celebrity Facts That Will Surprise You

Celebrities: they're just like us but richer and with less privacy. Read below for 13 celebrity facts to impress your friends with.

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CREED BRATTON WAS IN A WELL-KNOWN FOLK BAND IN THE LATE 1960S. The Grass Roots had several Top 10 hits during Bratton's tenure. He was a vocalist and Read More: 11 Celebrities Who Were Secretly Total Badasses

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SAMUEL L. JACKSON WAS PART OF THE BLACK POWER MOVEMENT. Jackson and other radical students held his college's trustee members hostage in an effort to Source: Parade

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OPRAH GREW UP SO POOR THAT SHE WORE POTATO SACKS AND WAS CALLED SACK GIRL AT SCHOOL. She went on to become the first Black woman billionaire. CRACKESource: The Guardian

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E DR5 SEUSS WROTE GREENEGGS AND HAM ON A BET. He was trying to prove he could write a kid's book using only 50 words. CRACKED.COM Source: Biography

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ROBERT PATTINSON TOOK AN OBSESSED STALKER OUT TO DINNER AND BORED HER. He complained about his life the whole time, and he never saw her again. CRACKESource: Today

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STEVE JOBS BECAME VEGAN BECAUSE HE THOUGHT IT WOULD ELIMINATE THE NEED TO SHOWER OR WEAR DEODORANT. His early coworkers say he was very, very wrong. CSource: Steve Jobs

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LL COOL J BROKE THE NOSE, JAW, AND RIBS OF SOMEONE WHO TRIED TO ROB HIS HOUSE. The rapper and actor physically detained the home invader until police Source: CNN

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'9: BEA ARTHUR SERVED IN THE US MARINES DURING WWIl. When she was 20, the Golden Girl enlisted. Women's enlistment was sO new that the Marines didn't Source: National WWII Museum

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NIC CAGE HAS OWNED SEVERAL OCTOPUSES. He supposedly spent $150,00 on an octopus to help him with acting. CRACKED.COM Source: Washington Post

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STEVE BUSCEMI WORKED ALONGSIDE FIREFIGHTERS AFTER 9/11. He joined the FDNY in 1980 until 1984, leaving to pursue acting. When the September 11th attacSource: Business Insider

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G2 ELVIS WAS A NATURAL BLONDE. He dyed his hair darker since high school. One time he dyed it himself using black shoe polish. CRACKED.COM Source: HMV

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAS A BIG STAR TREK FAN. He encouraged Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura, to stay on the show when she was considerSource: NPR

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JAMES DOOHAN SERVED IN WORLD WAR Il. He was shot six times on D-Day: four in the leg, one in the chest (stopped by a metal cigarette case), and one blSource: Star Trek