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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."
Jimmy Durante
George Burns
Calvin Cooliage
W.C. Fields

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"?
Robert Conrad
Kevin Costner
Carroll O'Conner
Errol Flynn

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.
Joseph McCarthy
John F Kennedy
Richard Nixon
George Orwell

Question 4:

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

Question 5:

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

Question 6:

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

Question 7:

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

Question 8:

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

Question 9:

Which American jazz singer, a famous alcoholic, was also known as Lady Day?
Ella Fitzgerald
Billie Holiday
Karen Carpenter
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.
Dorothy Lamour
Paulette Goddard
Veronica Lake
Bette Davis

Question 11:

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

Question 12:

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


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