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There are many stories about folks who were fired before they became rich and famous.  Naturally, their philosophy is ‘that was the best thing that ever happened’ . . . however, that isn’t always the case.  Most of the folks in this gallery were already famous before getting the axe.  A few have gone on to greater things, a few . . . not so much,  a few are still trying to catch the fame train and some use their celebrity to do other things.

Famous Folks Who Got Fired From Their Jobs  was originally published on

1. Columbus Short

Columbus Short

‘Scandal’ – Columbus Short was famously fired after several bouts with domestic violence with his estranged wife, erratic behavior in television and radio and bar fights that ultimately landed him behind bars.