Hearing Tom Selleck's Full Story Just Made Me Love Him More!

From Basketball Star to Hollywood Icon: Why We Can't Help But Love Tom Selleck

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From All-American Boy to Hollywood Icon: Tom Selleck's Journey

Tom Selleck wasn't always the mustachioed heartthrob we know today. Though a good kid with a mischievous streak, his early life wasn't without challenges. The Vietnam War loomed, and Tom, drafted into service, served his country with dedication.

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Despite academic and athletic achievements, Tom's dream of attending USC faced financial hurdles. Undeterred, he enrolled in junior college, worked hard, and earned a basketball scholarship, finally reaching USC. Here, fate intervened. While studying business and playing basketball, a drama coach nudged Tom towards acting. He landed his first TV gig on "The Dating Game" in 1965.

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Modeling gigs followed, along with commercials for products like Safeguard deodorant and Pepsi. After graduation, Tom honed his craft at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and joined the Twentieth Century Fox talent program. However, his dedication wasn't immediately rewarded.

From Soldier to Struggling Actor

Tom served with distinction in the California National Guard's 160th Infantry Regiment for six years (1967-1973). He even found himself on recruitment posters, a source of great pride for him. However, returning home from service, he faced a setback: he'd been let go from Fox.

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The next eleven years were a period of struggle. Despite consistent effort, the TV shows Tom landed failed to gain traction. Yet, he persevered.

Magnum, P.I., and Beyond: A Star is Born

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Then came "Magnum, P.I." The show's eight-season run (1980-1988) catapulted Tom to stardom. He won an Emmy Award, garnered numerous People's Choice Awards, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986.

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Success and Family Values

This fame, however, never altered Tom's core values. He remained focused on family and a grounded life.

"I knew if I wanted a family, it was time to move on," Tom reflects. "This business is great, but life is about more important things."

In today's world of instant gratification, Tom Selleck stands out. He's not just a talented actor, but a man of integrity and character – a refreshing reminder that true worth lies beyond Hollywood glitz.

  1. Clarice Lewis says:

    JERRY!( TOM WILLIAM SELLECK)
    THIS IS HOW KNOW YOU ,
    BUT THAT WHY MIST YOU YOU WENT TO THE ARMY.
    YOUR ARE ONE GREAT MAN,:
    I LOVE YOUR STORY.
    YOU KEEP SHOW THOSES
    TERRIBLES DEASES. THE POPI THINKTHE THEM:
    SAID PEOPLES GET THEM"
    FROM A MAN" HAVEN SEX WITH A .MAN.
    OR A WOMEN GOING A MAN THAT HAD SEX WITH A MAN.
    Aother REASON
    IT GOOD YOU HAVE GOOD MORAL TODAY. THE WORLD IS SICK TO DAY
    and many is cancerous and full of desease.
    I give THE LORD GOD PRAISES FOR HIS POWER KEEPING ME IN GOOD HEALTH'
    AND A SOUND. MIND IN HIM,"
    GOD OUR BLESS YOU,"
    EAT GINGER DRINK IT. IN TEA ALSO
    WHEN YOU USE VEGGIE
    Wash will a little dawn dish soap
    And Clorex .and Ranch. Real good.
    Make tea out red cabbage and
    Green tea.
    Drink lemon tea before breafast..

    Drink A cup of hot water and walk Arounf in your house 20 mintue before you eat.
    For your eyes
    Brew yeas is good for cataracts.
    For your eyes
    LUTEIN,
    Astaxanthin & , Zeaxanthin.
    Fight eye fatigue,
    Lutein , bilberry.
    Health visionand blie light defense
    For Synergistic eye health.
    ALSO MAKE CELERGY Sage tea and drink it sometimes.
    Pops (soda watet causes people
    Get large stomach.
    I decided to shzre some of my mdhtods i use.
    That not all just a few thing i use.
    Hope you dont .mind.
    Love you

    1. mary long says:

      sorry tom l have ben doing a lot of xmas shopping on line, but l still think of you.l am so tired from all the reruns,but l love them. l do not speak english only Irish, ha ha, good nite, it is quarter past 3.

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