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Irene

Christmas Birthdays Quiz

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Can you name them?  

CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAYS…  

 

1.    Born Christmas Day 1899, this American actor starred in movies such as "The Maltese Falcon", "Casablanca", "The Big Sleep", and "The African Queen".   Humphrey Bogart (-pops-)

2.    Born Christmas Day 1908 as Denis Pratt this English-born author and homosexual activist is best known for "The Naked Civil Servant".  
Quentin Crisp (-pops-)

3.    Born Richard Wayne Penniman on Christmas Day 1932, this US musician and singer was noted for standing up when playing the piano.   Little Richard (-pops-)

4.    Born Mary Elizabeth on Christmas Day 1949, this American actress starred in "Carrie" and "The Coal Miner's Daughter"   Sissy Spacek (Belatucadrus)

5.    Born on Christmas Day 1642 near Grantham in Lincolnshire. This mathematician and physicist was one of the foremost scientific intellects of all time.   Isaac Newton (Belatucadrus)

6.    Born in Denmark on Christmas Day 1968, this supermodel has recently tried her hand at acting in a TV movie 'Inferno' and followed it up with a cameo role in Robert Altman's 'Pret-A-Porter'.   Helena Christensen (Belatucadrus)

7.    Born in Scotland on Christmas Day 1907, this actor starred in many films, but his most famous role was on television as Dr Cameron in 'Dr Findlay's Casebook'.   Andrew Cruikshank (-pops-)

8.    Born on Christmas Day 1971, with the surname Armstrong, this singer started as a classical musician and also played in her brother's band Faithless. She hit the pop charts with her first album No Angel in 1999.   Dido (-pops-)

9.    Born Louis Winogradsky on Christmas Day 1906, he was an influential show-business impresario and television company executive in the United Kingdom. He was instrumental in bringing The Muppet Show to the screen and was immortalized by a Muppet in his image -Dr Bunsen Honeydew   Lew Grade (Belatucadrus)

10.    Born on Christmas Day 1887 of a hard-working Norwegian immigrant father and a devout Catholic mother, this American tycoon created one of the largest hotel chains in the world.   Conrad Hilton (-pops-)

 

As a last resort, a little bit of research should help. :xwink:

 

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9 hours ago, Irene said:

Can you name them?

Without cheating : 

Yes. 1.2.3.4.5 & 9

No. 7 & 8

Maybe. 6 & 10 ( A bit of Googleing on my guesses proves them correct )

 

9 - Lew Grade   tick_green_big.gif

 

 

 

 

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1. Humphrey Bogart   tick_green_big.gif

2. Quentin Crisp   tick_green_big.gif  

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Is it true that the grandfather of Quentin Crisp invented potato crisps?

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7. Andrew Cruickshank.  tick_green_big.gif     It's taken me two days to remember that!

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46 minutes ago, Belatucadrus said:

This is also incorrect. Little Richard was born December 5th 1962 , see 2

That is incorrect again. From your reference "Born Richard Wayne Penniman on December 5, 1932".

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