Stars Save the Day

A look at celebrities who have swooped in to rescue citizens in distress.

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(FILES) This file picture taken on March 31, 2011 shows Britain's Prince William at the controls of a Sea King helicopter during a training exercise at Holyhead Mountain, having flown from RAF Valley in Anglesey, north Wales. Prince William spent his 29th birthday at work as a Royal Air Force helicopter pilot on Tuesday June 21, 2011, in a far cry from the pomp and ceremony that surrounded his marriage to Kate Middleton just weeks ago. The son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana will be on duty at a RAF search and rescue base in Anglesey, north Wales, waiting for possible emergency call-outs, said Clarence House, his official residence. AFP PHOTO / JOHN STILLWELL / FILES (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Reports revealed Jack Osbourne saved a woman who was drowning in Hawaii. Osbourne's new wife, Lisa Stelly, used her Twitter account to tell all how proud she was. "They resuscitated her until the ambulance came," Stelly tweeted. Click to see more stars who saved the day.
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According to the website Queerty, Morrissey was browsing Strand Bookstore in New York when an elderly woman fell to the ground in the photography section of the store. The legendary rock star offered her a hand getting up.
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Britain's Prince William, shown in this file photo at the controls of a Sea King helicopter during a training exercise, rescued two girls, aged 13 and 16, when they were left stranded off the Welsh coast. He was on duty when nearby surfers alerted authorities that the girls were in trouble.
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Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman played the hero when he reportedly saved the life of a British man who suffered a heart attack while jogging in a London park. When Hoffman saw Sam Dempster, 27, collapse, he called for help and waited with Dempster until medics arrived on the scene.
Heartthrob Ryan Gosling was famously caught on tape breaking up a fight at an East Village intersection — though he later said he “should have kept my nose out of it.” Still, he came to the rescue again when he stopped a British writer from being struck by a cab in New York City.
Olivia Munn and “Parks and Recreation” star Paul Schneider came to the aid of an injured elderly man at Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park. When the man fell and hit his head on a metal rail, Olivia reportedly used a blanket to apply pressure to his head and then flagged down a nearby policeman to help.
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Dr. McDreamy knows how to save a life. “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey traded in his scalpel for a crowbar and fire extinguisher to rescue a teenager who was trapped in his car after an auto accident.
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A World Trade Center worker said Gwyneth Paltrow saved her life on 9/11. Lara Lundstrom Clarke was rushing to work when she jaywalked, nearly getting struck by Paltrow’s SUV. After a couple quick starts, Clarke made her way across the street and missed her train by seconds. She caught the next train and arrived at 8:47 a.m. to find her office in ruins.
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When Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson’s Caribbean vacation home was destroyed in a lightening fire during Hurricane Irene, Kate Winslet proved herself a true heroine. The Oscar-winning actress carried Branson’s 90-year-old mother from the blazing house to safety.
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Sofia Vergara sprang into action when a woman who had had too much to drink collapsed in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Though the “Modern Family” star said she “didn’t save her life” — as some reports claimed — but Vergara did call for her cousin, who is a doctor, and wait with the woman until the paramedics arrived.
Mila Kunis came to the aid of a worker in her home when he had a seizure and began vomiting and coughing up blood. She turned the man's head and told a friend to call 911, and also volunteered to ride in the ambulance to the hospital. That's a good citizen!
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