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.
1. 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.