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Hobbies of various celebrities

Below you will find a listing of hobbies and leisure pursuits enjoyed by various celebrities.

If you're looking for more in-depth biographical information, each of the entries below offers a link to a detailed biographical profile of that individual. Pursuant to our work here at Internet Accuracy Project, most of the profiles also contain error corrections for some of the most common errors you'll find in reference books and on the Web, along with source information utilized for those error corrections.


Hobbies of Eddie Albert

Boating, fitness, swimming, jogging, gardening, world travel, and also environmental and humanitarian activism. He was a promoter of agronomy to combat world hunger, and was the most prominent figure to raise awareness about the importance of soil conservation.

For more information about this American actor, visit our biographical profile of Eddie Albert.


Hobbies of Edward Albert

Edward Albert (son of actor Eddie Albert) was a photographer, sculptor, singer/songwriter, musician (guitar), and a linguist/dialectician who was fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese.

For more information about this actor, visit our biographical profile of Edward Albert.


Hobbies of Queen Beatrix

Sculpting, tennis, skiing, riding and sailing.

For more information about this member of Dutch royalty, visit our biographical profile of Queen Beatrix.


Hobbies of Dirk Benedict

Flying, fishing, hunting, hiking, playing the piano, trombone, and he even sings.

Addressing his flying, the actor once commented, "It's a hobby, an addiction. Having your life in your own hands has always appealed to me. I began flying in 1980 and will continue until they ground me."

For source data, or more information about this actor, visit our biographical profile of Dirk Benedict.


Hobbies of Anita McCormick Blaine

She enjoyed fencing, tennis, was a pianist, loved to waltz, and doted on her granddaughter, Nancy Blaine.

For source information, or more info about this philanthropist, visit our profile of Anita McCormick Blaine.


Hobbies of Edward Bok

He was an avid autograph collector, stamp collector, golfer, gardener, and a voracious reader.


For source data, or more information about this Pulitzer Prize-winning author/editor, visit our profile of Edward W. Bok.


Hobbies of Hume Cronyn

Fishing, diving, boating, art collecting, and in his early years, featherweight boxing, golf, and skiing.

For source data, or more information about this actor, visit our biographical profile of Hume Cronyn.


President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Golfing, oil painting, fishing, hunting, skeet shooting, cooking, and in his youth, football.

Eisenhower took up painting late in life, and actually became quite skilled. He had a long-term correspondence with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who also enjoyed painting. One of Ike's most famous paintings was of Churchill, and demonstrated he'd become quite an accomplished artist in a very short time.


For source data, or more information about about this U.S. President, visit our biographical profile of Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Hobbies of Mamie Eisenhower
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She played the piano, organ, enjoyed dancing, sewing, and quite enjoyed playing cards. She was especially fond of bridge, mahjong and canasta. Mamie planned many aspects of state events at the White House during Ike's two terms in office, and was active in fundraising activities for several organizations and charities.

Mrs. Eisenhower was also instrumental in raising funds to establish a home for Army widows, who, at the time, received minimal benefits from the government. Originally called the Army Distaff Home, it was founded to provide affordable, secure retirement housing and health care services for Army widows. Mamie helped break ground for the facility which opened its doors in 1962, and was named Knollwood.


For source data, or more information about this former First Lady, visit our biographical profile of Mamie Eisenhower.


Hobbies of Katharine Hepburn
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Golf, swimming, tennis, hiking, bicycling, and painting.

For source information, or more info about this multi-Academy Award-winning actress, visit our biographical profile of Katharine Hepburn.


Hobbies of David Hollander
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Photography, golf, collecting vinyl records, and when he was younger, he collected various Indian artifacts, such as kachina dolls.

Like his Call to Glory co-stars, Craig T. Nelson and Tom O'Brien, "D.J." golfed. It was actor Scatman Crothers, who worked on the nearby set of Chico and the Man back in the '70s, who taught David to golf when he was just a tyke.

For more information on this actor/entertainer, visit our biographical profile of David Hollander.


Hobbies of Buddy Holly
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Waterskiing, boating, horseback riding, woodworking, karate, fishing, hunting, and at the time of his death, he was also taking flying lessons to become a private pilot.

For source data, or more information about this pioneering singer/guitarist/songwriter, visit our biographical profile of Buddy Holly.


Hobbies of David Janssen
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Tennis, golfing, gambling, race horse owner, real estate investment, and photography.

For more information about this actor, visit our biographical profile of David Janssen.


Hobbies of Angela Lansbury
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Tennis, horseback riding, painting (watercolor), pianist, and a voracious reader.

For source data, or more information about this actress, visit our biographical profile of Angela Lansbury.


Hobbies of Chris Peck
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He's a fisherman, jogger, an accordion and piano player, a collector of Native American art, and even found time to coach his son's AAU basketball team.


For more information on this award-winning journalist, columnist and newspaper editor, visit our biographical profile of Chris Peck.


Hobbies of Albert Pick, Jr.
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Yachting (often with close friends Senator Robert Taft, and also President Eisenhower), golfing (he never had a lesson, yet won several golf tournaments), world travel, was a dedicated pro football fan, and in his early years, he excelled at track.

For source data, or more information about this businessman/philanthropist, visit our biographical profile of Albert Pick, Jr.


Hobbies of William H. Prescott
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He had a lifelong fondness for wine, would burst into song at the drop of a hat, enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, and a good cigar.

For source data, or more information about this historian, visit our biographical profile of William H. Prescott


Hobbies of Christopher Reeve
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His adventurous spirit led him to get his pilot's license in his early 20s. He twice flew solo across the Atlantic, was an expert sailor, scuba diver, skier, and an accomplished horseman.

For source data, or more information about this actor, visit our biographical profile of Christopher Reeve.


Hobbies of John Hamilton Reynolds
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Reading, fishing, hunting, swimming, cricket, and in his youth he raised pigeons and rabbits.

For source data, or more information about this English poet, visit our biographical profile of John Hamilton Reynolds.


Hobbies of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
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Hunting, skeet shooting, fishing, camping, hiking, and rafting.

He also dedicates some of his spare time to a variety of charities. Back in the 1990s, General Schwarzkopf joined fellow sporting clay enthusiasts in establishing the Children's Home Sporting Clays Classic (now popularly known as the Schwarzkopf Classic). The fundraiser benefits the Children's Home in Tampa, Florida. The Children's Home was founded more than a century ago and is dedicated to helping children who are victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Another of his favorite charities was one that he actually helped found in 1996. Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida (north of Orlando), each year offers thousands of seriously ill kids weeklong summer camp sessions and family retreat weekends for the whole family. This is all done at no cost to their families. Camp Boggy Creek is a "Hole in The Wall Camp" and was patterned after Paul Newman's original Hole in The Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut. Newman was also one of the co-founders of Camp Boggy Creek.


For source data, or more information about this American military leader, visit our biographical profile of General Schwarzkopf.


Hobbies of George Takei
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In addition to his acting, Takei was involved in real estate development, enjoyed jogging/running, architecture, and historic preservation. He also completed several marathons, and had the honor of carrying the Olympic Flame in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Torch Relay. His long-term life partner, Brad Altman, was also an avid runner.


For source data, or more information about this Star Trek actor, visit our biographical profile of George Takei.


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