Persons of the Week: Some of Our Favorite Lessons on Life

A look back at some the most inspirational newsmakers and stars who remind us we all have struggles and joys.
3:53 | 08/22/14

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And finally tonight, we've gained so much inspiration over the past five years from our persons of the week. Some of the news makers and stars that remind us everyone has joys and struggle in life. We'll look back, starting with one of the most famous dancers and directors in history. Sometimes you just have to go ahead and "Sing in the rain." ? He danced in puddles, which had to be the exact spot and exact timing. We had to dig the cement out and make it for him to splash at that point. Reporter: The director hold us a secret. It was blistering hot in the studio, and gene Kelly had a temperature of 110 degrees. So many reminding us you can have success and also the lessons learned in failure. If you can go out in the world not letting it stop you when things don't go your way, you are unstoppable. And Alan Alda telling us why he teaches acting to science students. It's making contact. If you're doing that, you're not concentrating on how you're doing. It's just wonderful to see. I forgot about it while we were talking. We've learned over and over again how dancing keeps you young. Rita Moreno. And the girl in that story that always makes everyone feel young. Jennifer gray says she was terrified of the leap in "Dirty dancing" and Patrick Swayze said, do it and trust him. I think joy flows when there's dance. And here it is. ? So many of them telling us, put on the music. John Williams telling us melody can take you where the possibilities are. Would we have fallen in love with E.T. Without the music? Here it is without the music. And here it is, with Williams' music. It felt like flying into our dreams. So many people we love, gracing us with their presence on Friday nights. Maybe Carole king told us the best. I have a word which is the guide word I feel every day of my life. And the word is gratitude.

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