03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Stars' Jobs Before They Were Famous

We're bombarded with images of today's celebs, but did you ever wonder what they were doing before their faces were splashed across the tabloids, television and Internet?

Whether just trying to pay the bills or taking that first step on the ladder of success, these celebrities all had modest starts far-cries from the uber-celebrity, paparazzi-bait they are today. Here are some of the jobs your favorite celebrities held long before super-stardom.

George Clooney
Today's hunkiest of movie heartthrobs held a smattering of odd jobs to get to where he is today. In his native Kentucky, Clooney sold men's suits and shoes and worked in department store stockrooms. He also cut tobacco earning $3 an hour. Upon arriving in L.A., he did odd jobs for his aunt, actress Rosemary Clooney, worked construction and cleaned a theater to pay for acting lessons.

Katie Couric
CBS' perky evening anchor landed her first job as a desk assistant at ABC, where she worked for veteran news anchor Sam Donaldson.


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