Shh! These 8 Famous People Have Little-Known Secret Talents

Some stars do more than walk the red carpet. Can you guess what else they're good at?

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Who is this?

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This actress, famous for her perfect track record at the Academy Awards, competed at the Junior Olympics as a swimmer.

Answer:

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Hilary Swank

Who is this?

Larry Moyer

This whimsical children's book author also wrote the lyrics for Johnny Cash's hit, "A Boy Named Sue." 

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Answer:

Larry Moyer

Shel Silverstein

Who is this?

This iconic children's book author wrote one of his best-loved titles after taking up his publisher's challenge to do so using no more than 50 words.

Answer:

Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss

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Who is this?

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This great master now hangs in museums around the world, but when he was young and poor he burned his own paintings to stay warm in the winter.

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Pablo Picasso

Who is this?

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This well-known musician wrote State Farm's "Like a Good Neighbor" jingle—but didn't write his own hit "I Write the Songs."

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Barry Manilow

Who is this?

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Before he was famous, this crooner worked at a trucking company.

Answer:

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Elvis Presley

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Who is this?

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This rock star once owned and operated an upholstery business called Third Man Upholstery. Third Man is now the name of his Nashville recording company.  

The answer:

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Jack White

Who is this?

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This comedian and actor is also a professional banjo player. His band is known as the Steep Canyon Rangers. 

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Answer:

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Steve Martin


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