Jane Powell teaching Frank Sinatra how to knit. Jane was the Oregon Victory Girl at the age of 12 and traveled all over the state promoting war bonds. She also had two radio broadcasts she was featured in. All this before signing with MGM at the tender age of 14.
Besides being a knitter, Audrey Hepburn spoke 5 languages. During World War II, Hepburn's mother moved her to Arnheim, believing the Netherlands would remain neutral and safe. Hepburn acted as a courier for the Dutch Resistance and danced at fundraisers. She suffered from malnutrition at one point and because of this experience became an advocate for UNICEF.
In memory of Maureen O'Hara, I found this photo of her working in her mending in a bed jacket and negligee across a bed covered in an amazing crochet coverlet. There is another photo in this series where she is sitting up and under the coverlet and seems to be really mending something.
Merle Oberon knitting while Vivian Leigh and Laurence Olivier look on. Merle, nicknamed "Queenie," was born in 1911 in Bombay, India and was raised by her grandmother. Merle was best known as Cathy in "Wuthering Heights."
We know her for her roles in romantic comedies like "The Thin Man" and "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" but did you know that Myrna quit acting during WWII so she could focus on the war effort? She worked with the Navy and the Red Cross and was so outspoken as an anti-Nazi she made Hitler's blacklist.