112. 1954: Marilyn Monroe Entertaining the Troops in Korea
In 1954, Marilyn Monroe had just married Joe DiMaggio – her 2nd husband. They honeymooned in Japan and Monroe flew to the Daegu Air Force Base in Korea to entertain the troops. Di Maggio had a 13-year career with the New York Yankees and a 1-year marriage to Monroe. Marilyn spent 4 days entertaining the troops with songs from her films.
Lynn Stalmaster was instrumental in Christopher Reeve getting the part of Clark Kent / Superman in the 1978 movie. This was his first major role in a Hollywood film and he received rave reviews for his part. The film grossed $300,218,018 million worldwide, and was an indisputable hit.