S.S. AMERICA, S.S. UNITED STATES sailing on the 'All American' team to Europe

SS United States Famous Passengers

Celebrity travelers on the SS United States

5.5B David Jensen L & Tony Martin R
From left, film and television actor David Jansen, far-right singer and actor Tony Martin. Photo American Merchant Marine Museum
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Former President Truman and Mrs Truman

With her regal presence, championship speed, good looks, and the secrecy surrounding her engine room, the SS United States had a magical presence that provided the glamour that attracted the rich and famous. .  She represented an imaginative picture of a better world where travel itself was a privilege, service and dress were more upscale, and style and beauty prevailed. People who traveled on the SS United States included the best and brightest from the worlds of stage, high society, politics, business, and royalty. The passenger list included actors such as Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope, and John Wayne, Joan Crawford. Royalty included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the King, and Queen of Greece, Prince Rainier, and Princess Grace of Monaco. Former Presidents Eisenhower and Truman sailed on her. Also on the passenger list, future President John Kennedy, his wife Jackie, and in 1968, a young student headed for Oxford, Bill Clinton. Traveling in tourist with his saxophone, he aided seasick fellow Rhodes scholars with helpings of soup and crackers.

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Milton Berle and friends
THE A LIST :   Katharine Hepburn   Lawrence Oliver   Red Skelton   Shirley MacLaine   Cary Grant   Former President Harry Truman and Mrs Truman  Tony Martin   David Jensen   Senator and Mrs Kennedy  
Jane Wyman   Marlon Brand   Bob Hope   Rita Hayworth   Sean Connery   Former President Dwight and Mrs Eisenhower  Marilyn Monroe   Walter Cronkite
Fred MacMurray   Joan Crawford   painter Salvador Dali   conductors Leopolod Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein   Irving Berlin   gospel singer Mahalia Jackkson
Elizabeth Taylor   Duke and Duchess of Windsor   Prince Rainier  Grace Kelly  Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia  Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt  Gary Cooper
Joan Crawford actress American Merchant Marine Museum
Joan Crawford actress
American Merchant Marine Museum
King and Queen of Greece. Photo American Merchant Marine Museum
King and Queen of Greece. Photo American Merchant Marine Museum
Margaret Truman at the wheel on the maiden voyage. Truman Presidential Library
Margaret Truman at the wheel on the maiden voyage.
Truman Presidential Library

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S.S. AMERICA, S.S. UNITED STATES sailing on the 'All American' team to Europe