FEMA Hired Ground Zero Photographer From Yellow Pages

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12:   Construction continues as the memorial footprints of the twin towers are seen (C) on August 12, 2011 in New York City.  More than 2,700 people were killed when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked U.S. passenger jets and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Nearly ten years after the crippling attacks on Lower Manhattan, business, tourism and new construction like One World Trade Center have rejuvenated the formerly devastated cityscape.(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Gregg Brown's ad said "24 Hour Rush Jobs Welcome," so when a potential customer asked if he did aerial photography, he said "sure," even though he never had. It turned out to be the Federal Emergency Management Agency. So, for the next nine months, the struggling actor had a steady job, and ultimately a place in history. At least he gave the government a discounted rate.