10 Stars Who Went Into Politics
They left glitz and glamor for lawmaking and the like
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2014 1:50 PM CST
Shirley Temple (later Shirley Temple Black) ended up becoming a a US diplomat, ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, and Chief of Protocol of the US.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – What to do after you tire of walking red carpets and posing for magazine covers? Shake hands and kiss babies, at least for these 19 stars-turned-politicians rounded up by Fox News. Click through the gallery for a sampling or check out the full list here.





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TwoSheds
Jan 3, 2014 6:38 AM CST
Sonny Bono couldn't even make the cut on Faux Noise
James_in_Sacramento
Jan 1, 2014 7:36 PM CST
Prominent California State Senator Sheila James Kuehl was the breakout character Zelda in the television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. From Wikipedia here is her political resume: Kuehl was elected to the California State Assembly in 1994, becoming the first openly gay person elected to the California legislature. She was later a founding member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. She served as Speaker pro tempore during the 1997–98 legislative session, becoming the first woman in California history to hold the position. After three terms in the Assembly, she was elected to the California State Senate in 2000, beating Assemblyman Wally Knox in the Democratic primary and becoming the first openly gay person elected to the Senate. Re-elected in 2004 with 65.7% of the vote, she was repeatedly voted the "smartest" member of the California Legislature. She left after 2008 because of term limits.
JoeQ
Jan 1, 2014 7:01 PM CST
And the movie Predator had two future politicians in it.