As the World War I Civilian Draft Registrations Database at Ancestry.com slowly grows toward completion, one cannot help but wonder: What color were Jack Benny's eyes?
The answers to this question and others may be found at World War I Draft Registration Cards of the Rich and Famous, another Ancestry.com preview provided by Michael John Neill. Those interested should also check out Neill's 2004 article "World War I Draft Cards of the Rich and Famous".
Some other celebrities whose cards may be viewed:
- Babe Ruth - Back when he still played for my beloved Red Sox (sigh).
- Gabby Hayes - Already employed as an actor, but not yet as a sidekick.
- George M. Cohan - Who apparently was "born on fourth of July."