Pattinson & Taylor to David Beckham
It turns out that while these degrees of separation start and end with popular American feature film co-stars, all but three are British.
Can you pick the three Yanks right off?
On October 8, 2011, Lautner met LA soccer star David Beckham, in the green room after a performance in Los Angeles of Cirque du Soleil.
On June 18, 2010, Beckham and England’s Prince Harry both attended their nation’s World Cup soccer match against Algeria in South Africa. It proved a zero-zero draw.
Born on September 15, 1984 and named Henry Charles Albert David, “Prince Harry,” is the son of England’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Of course – he saw his mother all the time, but the picture here is from Princess Diana and Prince Harry watching VE Remembrance Service in London in May 1995.
In December 1993, Princes Diana greeted David Bowie backstage at London’s Wembley Arena, following the British National AIDS Trust fundraiser’s Concert of Hope.
On September 11, 1977, David Bowie recorded a duet of Peace on Earth and Little Drummer Boy with legendary 1940s crooner Bing Crosby for his Merrie Olde Christmas CBS-TV special. Crosby died on October 14, before the special aired on November 3o.
In 1942, Bing Crosby was joined by numerous Hollywood performers during a Hollywood Victory Caravan, a fundraiser for World War II servicemen. They shared an avid interest in betting at the Del Mar racetrack, where they first got to know one another. Crosby was an owner of the track and Hardy made an appearance with him in Riding High (1950), which was filmed there.
Of course, Oliver Hardy is inseparably identified with Stan Laurel as the comedy duo of Laurel & Hardy, which began with silents in the late 1920s, hitting peak in the 1930s with the Hal Roach Studios, which also did the Our Gang comedy shorts.
The three Americans?
Taylor Lautner (Grand Rapids, Michigan), Bing Crosby (Tacoma, Washington ) and Oliver Hardy (Harlem, Georgia).
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