Tuesday, March 04, 2014
He chucked his movie career to get involved in World War Two, enlisting in the Marines. He was quickly selected for Officer Candidate School and then assigned to the OSS, which sent him to Italy to run sailing ships past the German navy to supply Yugoslav partisans.
Returning from the war, he picked up his movie career, divorced Carroll, and joined the Communist Party, a short-lived venture that would eventually have him testifying before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. Unhappy with his Hollywood life, he took to the sea again aboard his boat, children in tow.
Sometimes, you can accomplish everything and still have nothing. Sterling Hayden shows us how that's possible.
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