[Dixielandjazz] Clint Eastwood at Carnegie Hall

Kurt bowermastergroup at qwest.net
Mon Dec 15 10:31:03 PST 2003

Last week there was a thread about famous people who are also musicians.
The following article about Clint Eastwood appeared in yesterday's Des
Moines Register.


(Des Moines Register 12-15-03)  - There is an old saying that suggests if
you want to get to Carnegie Hall you've gotta "practice, practice,
practice".  But if you're Clint Eastwood, that rule doesn't apply.

The tough-guy movie star has a soft side when it comes to music.  He taught
himself to play the piano as a child, but gave it up to pursue his acting
career portraying macho characters like "Dirty Harry".  However when he had
children, he re-discovered his love for tickling the ivories as he revisited
nursery rhymes to keep the little ones entertained.

He has taken his love for music a step further than the living room by
writing the score for his most recent film "Mystic River" - he even wrote
some music for the successful flicks "The Bridges of Madison County" and
"Unforgiven".  (NOTE: Not to mention his film "Bird" about Charlie Parker,
which the Register failed to mention).

Sure, being an Oscar-winning actor with 45 starring roles under his belt
helped him get to Carnegie Hall, but Clint Eastwood is living proof that
pursuing one's passion can really take you places.

NOTE: The article fails to mention the date Eastwood is playing Carnegie

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