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Famous Alcoholics

written by: mcridgef
These real and fictional characters made their marks in history, but they unfortunately all had a drinking problem. Do you know them?

Question 1:

This famous alcoholic actor starred in "The Bank Dick". He was also quoted saying "I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast."
Calvin Cooliage
Jimmy Durante
W.C. Fields
George Burns

Question 2:

Which famous alcoholic film actor is best known for his romantic swashbuckler roles such as his role in "The Adventures of Robin Hood"?
Kevin Costner
Errol Flynn
Robert Conrad
Carroll O'Conner

Question 3:

Name the famous alcoholic who was Republican Senator from Wisconsin between 1947 and 1957 and made freewheeling accusations of communist sympathies against people in the U.S. government.
George Orwell
Joseph McCarthy
Richard Nixon
John F Kennedy

Question 4:

What is the name of the fictional alcoholic from "The Andy Griffith Show"?
Otis Campbell
Opie Taylor
Gomer Pyle
Floyd Lawson

Question 5:

Which alcoholic singer and movie actor was partnered with Jerry Lewis for many years?
Bob Hope
Dean Martin
Victor Hugo
Henny Youngman

Question 6:

This famous American poet and short story writer, alleged to have died as a result of alcoholism, wrote the poem "The Raven".
Jules Verne
Edgar Allan Poe
Mark Twain
Agatha Christie

Question 7:

What was the name of the animated alcoholic which was known for his belches on "The Simpsons"?
Barney Gumble
Ned Flanders
Moe Szyslak
Ralph Wiggum

Question 8:

Which politician, who suffered from alcoholism, was the 14th President of the United States?
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce

Question 9:

Which American jazz singer, a famous alcoholic, was also known as Lady Day?
Ella Fitzgerald
Karen Carpenter
Billie Holiday
Sarah Vaughan

Question 10:

This popular American film actress and pin-up model, who starred in "I Married a Witch" in 1942, died as a result of her drinking problem.
Paulette Goddard
Dorothy Lamour
Veronica Lake
Bette Davis

Question 11:

Which Shakespearean actor, suffering from alcoholism, was nicknamed "The Great Profile"?
Charlie Chaplin
Errol Flynn
Lionel Barrymore
John Barrymore

Question 12:

Which American author, who frequently exhibited eccentric behavior, due to his alcoholism, wrote "In Cold Blood" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's"?
Truman Capote
Bill Bradley
Mark Twain
Frank Capra


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