The United Service Organization was founded in 1941, as a way to provide morale to service members through entertainment. Hollywood was happy to promote its patriotism (and its stars), and sent entertainers to combat zones, often in danger, to perform for the troops. From Marilyn Monroe to Stephen Colbert, many of the biggest names in showbiz have put on shows for the American service members around the world. Check out these famous USO entertainers.
Carrie Underwood revealed that a fall seven weeks ago that required surgery on her wrist also resulted in “40 to 50 stitches” to her face. “When I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different,” she told fans.
Singer Jennifer Lopez and baseball pro Alex Rodriguez detailed their romance in the cover story of Vanity Fair’s December issue. "I think he thought I was going to be this loud person, but I'm not. I just listen,” said Lopez.
Singer, actress and television personality Marie Osmond was half of the brother-and-sister duo Donny & Marie. She later continued to establish herself as a top country artist with singles like "Paper Roses" and "Meet Me in Montana."
Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert was a mock news correspondent on Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' before hosting his own spin-off, 'The Colbert Report.' In 2014, it was announced that Colbert would replace David Letterman as host of CBS' 'Late Show.'