From the Then and Now file

Mark-Hamill, 2014
Mark-Hamill, 2014

He was a fresh-faced and had just turned 26 when he shot the first Star Wars film, released in 1977. The film made him a household name and favorite of the teen fan magazines.

In his highly anticipated return of the series, it seems like Mark Hamill be a bit more Obi-Wan Kenobi than Luke Skywalker.

The 62-year-old Hamill attended the red carpet premiere of the Guardians Of The Galaxy in London on Thursday while sporting a Kenobiesque beard and the look of wisdom gained over time.

Mark Hamill, 1970s

By Stephen Brockelman

As a Sr. Writer at T. Rowe Price, I work with a group of the best copywriters around. We belong to the broader creative team within Enterprise Creative, a part of Corporate Marketing Services. _____________________________________________ A long and winding road: My path to T. Rowe Price was more twisted than Fidelity’s green line. With scholarship in hand, I left Kansas at 18 to study theatre in New York. When my soap opera paychecks stopped coming from CBS and started coming from the show’s sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, I discovered the power of advertising and switched careers. Over the years I’ve owned an ad agency in San Francisco; worked for Norman Lear on All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and the rest of his hit shows; and as a member of Directors Guild of America, I directed Desi Arnaz in his last television appearance— we remained friends until his death. In 1988 I began freelancing full time didn’t look back. In January 2012 my rep at Boss Group called and said, “I know you don’t want to commute and writing for the financial industry isn’t high on your wish list, but I have a gig with T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills…” I was a contractor for eight months, drank the corporate Kool-Aid, became a TRP associate that August, and today I find myself smiling more often than not.

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