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Centenarians!

written by: cyna71
 
This quiz is on the opposite end of the spectrum. It focuses on people who stayed around for a LONG time.

Question 1:


This 19th century women's right activist was born in England in 1853. She was a poet, a writer and a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was also active in the Republican Party in the state of Utah.
Anna Howard Shaw
Emmeline Blanche Wells
Ruth May Fox
Susan Brownell Anthony

Question 2:


This famous centenarian was born in 1896 and was an Academy Award-winning Jewish-American comedian, actor and writer. He toured vaudeville with his equally talented wife Gracie and they first made it to radio as the comedy relief for bandleader Guy Lombardo.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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He was an American film and television producer from the 1910s until the 1980s. His wife Marguerite Nichols died in 1941 at the age of 45. He employed some of the top stars of his era: Will Rogers, Max Davidson, the Our Gang kids, Charley Chase, Harry Langdon, Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts, Patsy Kelly and Laurel & Hardy.
Ronald Reagan
Alfred Hitchcock
Hal Roach
Mack Sennett


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This retired Broadway and film performer, dance instructor and author began performing onstage as a young child. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 13. In 1918, she joined the Ziegfeld Follies as the youngest Ziegfeld Girl ever cast in the show.
Doris Day
Marilyn Miller
Doris Eaton Travis
Ginger Rogers


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Question 5:


He was born on May 29, 1903 in Eltham England and moved to Cleveland when he has 4. Before hitting it big in show business he was a delivery boy, a soda jerk, a shoe salesman and a pool hustler. He starred in some very notable movies including: Some Like It Hot, Road to Zanzibar and The Muppet Movie.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


Born Anna Mary Robertson in 1860, this famous centenarian began painting in her 70s when arthritis caused her embroidering skills to deteriorate.
Lilly Hammer
Susan Anthony
Moms Mabley
Grandma Moses

Question 7:


This Russian born naturalized American, born in 1888, was a composer as well as one of the best American songwriters in history. Some of his works include: There's No Business Like Show Business, White Christmas and Puttin' on the Ritz.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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This woman joined the Nation of Islam in 1946 and was named Mother of the Nation of Islam in 1986 by Minister Louis Farrakhan. She has lived through World Wars, the sinking of the Titanic, the Great Depression and various social movements.
Megawati Sukarnoputri
Indira Gandhi
Ruby Muhammad
Benazir Bhutto


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Question 9:


This woman was the mother of one of the most famous US presidents. She was born in 1890 in Boston, married in 1914 and had 9 children. In 1984 she had a massive stroke and in 1995 she died from complications from pneumonia at the age of 104.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


This actor starred in over 200 movies in his career from 1931-1989, usually playing bit parts. His more notable parts include the voice of the carnival barker in Pinocchio and his portrayal of a used car salesman in the movie Detour.
Ruth Moore
Don Paul
Magic Johnson
Don Brodie

 


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