A lot of us know his face and his patented hair but you might not recognize this handsome young Airman back before he switched careers and adopted his signature style.
Believe it or not, this is Bob Ross. Before he pleased people across the world with his easy-going charm and soft-spoken instructions, Ross was actually in the United States Air Force. He was a First Sergeant and he was in charge of keeping lower-ranking officers in line. There was a lot of yelling in screaming as Ross recalled. He spent twenty years in the military before switching careers. He told interviewers that after he made this first decision, he made a second decision as well — He’d never raise his voice again.
What a change, right? Bob Ross was a lovely man and a wonderful soul. It was a sad time when he passed away from Lymphoma but his smile still brings a smile to my face. It’s infectious. He’d be happy to know that his mantra still continues. Remember this: There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.
And if you love Bob Ross as much as we do, you might love this clip of outtakes from his beloved show. SO FUNNY!