Heroes From yesterday and today

What does it take to make a hero? Do they have to have super powers and save the world in order to be considered a hero?

The answer to that question is no. A hero is somebody in our world who dedicates their time for others and not just themselves. This could be through music, sports, and any time consuming activity really that is for others pure entertainment. We will be focusing on some heroes from the 1920's and a few from today.

1920's

George Herman Ruth (Babe Ruth)

George Ruth or most commonly known as "the babe", was a famous baseball player of the 1920's who really brought the crowd to baseball games. People loved to go and see Babe Ruth play because he was such an amazing baseball player. Babe Ruth played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and for a little bit the Boston Braves and in his time of playing he had hit 714 and was just a outstanding player in general. People called him Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, the Great Bambino, the Big Bam, etc. because he was just such a great baseball player. Babe Ruth really set off the sports industry in his time.

Helen Wills

Helen Wills was a world champion tennis player. She became famous because she held the top position in Women's Tennis for 9 years. Helen impacted entertainment a lot and drew in more people to come and watch tennis. She began playing tennis at a young age in her hometown Berkeley. She was not a very "ladylike" player which made more people want to watch her defensive ways on the court.

Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller was a famous swimmer in the 1920's. He had gone to the Olympic's and won 5 gold medals which is what insanely boosted his popularity. Johnny didn't just swim though. He also acted. In the 1930's he played the role of Tarzan in multiple films. All in all, Weissmuller definitely brought about entertainment and seemed humble about it.

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith (born April 18, 1894) was a famous Jazz Singer of the 1920's. She obviously sang in a jazz way but what made it so unique was that jazz, back then, was a new thing. It's like the era of Elvis. Only some people liked it and others didn't but the musicians still did it. Bessie sang jazz and jazz is a completely different style of music than any other. She was named the Empress of Blues and I think she deserved that title because to stand up and sing a new style of music in front of a crowd that has never really been exposed to it is really golden.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart (Born on July 24, 1897) was a woman of the sky. She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo. This marked a major step for any woman. She did what had not been done before and she is a hero because of that. She didn't just fly though she also was a author. She was inspired in the work of aircraft's whenever she was just 10 years old and seeing her first plane.

Modern Day

Justin Hurwitz

Justin Hurwitz is someone that could be considered a modern day hero. He composes music for films and he does a fantastic job on piano. He makes more classic music which seems to be getting lost in this day and time. It's just beautiful music and he is capable of still having the mind set to make it and that's just amazing.

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle is another person who could be a modern day hero. He is a film director and a extremely good one at that. His films are powerful and full of meaning and they are just amazing. There aren't very many movies that have a ton of emotion very much anymore and he is saving that.

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Hannah Katicich
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