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Deaths In 1992

written by: webbie1960
 
We will remember many of these names. The fact that they have been gone for over 15 years may seem shocking.

Question 1:


He played Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


He was the "champagne" bandleader with a weekly program throughout the 70s. Much of his down-home charm was due to the fact that he grew up in the town of Strasburg, ND. It was as a youth there that he convinced his dad to buy him a mail order accordion.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:

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This actor, who died in October 1992, is best known for his leading role of Bart in Mel Brooks' 1974 movie "Blazing Saddles".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 4:


This writer, who died in 1992, is best known as the author of "Roots".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


He was Mike Brady on "The Brady Bunch" and felt the role was beneath his Shakespearean training. He also regularly starred with Mike Connors in "Mannix" as Lt. Adam Tobias.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


He was an actor from Connecticut best known for his role of Porky in the movie "Porky's" which became a cult classic.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


This raunchy comedian was killed in an auto accident by a teenage driver in 1992 but the teenage driver was not charged as this man had traces of cocaine in his system at the time. He had close ties to Howard Stern and got his big break on the Letterman Show. His biography written by his brother Bill is entitled "My Brother Sam".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


He was the first actor to play Darrin Stephens on the show "Bewitched" in the 1960's. He was forced to leave the show due to a debilitating back injury and was replaced by actor Dick Sargeant.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


This actress won consecutive Tony Awards for her performances in "A Thousand Clowns" and "Any Wednesday". She also received an Oscar for her role as Honey in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". She died of ovarian cancer at the age of 54.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


This singer, songwriter and composer is best known for his 1965 hit "King of the Road". He died in 1992 from lung and throat cancer and wrote at least two songs about his addiction to cigarettes, a habit that he could not overcome.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


This German actress was 90 when she died in 1992. Her signature song "Falling in Love, Again" was first heard in 1930 in the award-winning presentation of "The Blue Angel."  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 12:


He voiced the adult flower in "Bambi" and Mr. Stork in "Dumbo". He was also the voice of Kaa in "Jungle book", of the Cheshire cat in "Alice in Wonderland" and of the original Honey Nut Bee on the Cheerios commercials. His face may be forgotten, his voice never will. On TV he had a lovable role as Uncle Oscar the inventor on "The Adventures of Superman" series.
Chuck Mitchell
Sterling Holloway
Benny Hill
Buster Keaton

Question 13:


This British comedian's talk show which bore his name was said to be a "continuous running gag". It appeared first on the BBC and later on Thames. He died due to heart related issues after refusing to have by-pass surgery. He loved television and died in his chair watching it onboard his boat with a contract waiting in the mail for him from Central Independent Television.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 14:


In 1978, this English comedian found himself acting in "Sqt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the mean Mr. Mustard. He was acting alongside Peter Frampton, George Burns, The Bee Gees and Steve Martin. He died one day before Benny Hill and in his obituary which came out the same day as Benny Hill's obituary, Hill had remarked that he and this man were "great, great friends".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 15:


He was the "king of country music". The two songs most often associated with him were "The Great Speckled Bird" and the "Wabash Cannonball".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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