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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
W.C. Fields
George Burns
Jimmy Durante

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

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.
Richard Nixon
Joseph McCarthy
George Orwell
John F Kennedy

Question 4:


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

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".
Agatha Christie
Jules Verne
Mark Twain
Edgar Allan Poe

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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
Bette Davis
Dorothy Lamour
Veronica Lake

Question 11:


Which Shakespearean actor, suffering from alcoholism, was nicknamed "The Great Profile"?
Lionel Barrymore
Charlie Chaplin
Errol Flynn
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"?
Frank Capra
Truman Capote
Bill Bradley
Mark Twain

 


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