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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."
W.C. Fields
Jimmy Durante
Calvin Cooliage
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"?
Robert Conrad
Carroll O'Conner
Kevin Costner
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.
George Orwell
Richard Nixon
John F Kennedy
Joseph McCarthy

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?
Bob Hope
Victor Hugo
Henny Youngman
Dean Martin

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
Mark Twain
Jules Verne
Edgar Allan Poe

Question 7:

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

Question 8:

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

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
Bette Davis
Veronica Lake

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"?
Frank Capra
Bill Bradley
Mark Twain
Truman Capote


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