Actor Clint Eastwood

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June 24, 2007

Was the 'Dirty Harry' star a swim instructor?

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Q A friend of my grandfather says he took swimming lessons from Clint Eastwood in the 1950s in California. Could this possibly be true?
—Betsy Anderson, Baltic, Conn.

Yes, it could, especially if your grandfather's friend served in the U.S. Army. Eastwood, who enlisted during the Korean War, was stationed at California's Fort Ord, where the athletic San Francisco native was assigned work as a swimming instructor. A couple of years later, his military service completed, he landed his first movie role—as a lab assistant in the 1955 drive-in monster mash Revenge of the Creature.

 

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