Bobby Sherman became a teen idol in the late 1960’s, but he dropped out of the public eye in the mid-1970’s. So what happened to him?
As a singer, Bobby Sherman became a chart topper in 1969, with a number of hits you might recognize, including Little Woman, Jennifer, and Cried Like a Baby. In 1971 he starred in his own short-lived TV show, Getting Together, on ABC. Then he kind of disappeared. [Source: Bobby Sherman – Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Sherman].
You will never guess what he did next. He did not slide into one of the many depressing Hollywood horror stories (i.e., depression, drugs, and crime). Instead, he kind of took the high road. Here’s what happened:
The television show “Emergency!” ran for five years, from 1972 to 1977. The show followed paramedics as they helped various injury victims. Some observers have ntoed that a major rise in the establishment of EMT programs occurred at the same time as the televisions show and might have been caused, or at least influenced by it. [Source: Emergency! – Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency!]
Bobby Sherman appeared as a guest on “Emergency!” several times. He was inspired by the show and pursued a career in emergency medical aid and law enforcement. He did volunteer work as a paramedic and served as a deputy sheriff in San Bernardino County. He explained his actions by saying, “I’ve been bestowed a mountain of blessings. I felt a need to start giving back.” [Source: Bobby Sherman – Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Sherman].
So, all of you women who idolized Bobby Sherman as a teen star, should feel satisfied. You were right about him – he really was a hero. He walked away from a prestigious career which seemed to be going pretty well to pursue something he believed would make a real difference in people’s lives. Good for him.
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