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Great Actors: Northwestern University

written by: shimonbentzvi
There are many fine actors who learned their craft at NWU.

Question 1:

Where is the Northwestern University situated?
Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
South Bend, indiana, USA
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Question 2:

Richard Benjamin, an alumnae of Northwestern University, began as a fine actor and then did fine work behind the camera. His wife also attended NWU's Theatre Program. What is her name?
Sally Kellerman
Paula Prentiss
Ann Prentiss
Ann Kellerman

Question 3:

This very popular actor was a graduate of U.S. Northwestern University’s Theatre Program. He was one the stars of a very popular TV show. Just as his career was rising sharply, he quit the show for his own sitcom, a show that was a total flop. His first name has become a verb meaning: "to quit a successful show to be in a total failure." Who is this Illinois actor whose paternal grandfather lost the US Presidency twice to Eisenhower?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 4:

This alumnae of the U.S. Northwestern University was "El Gallo” in "The Fantasticks." He was "Baby's" father in "Dirty Dancing." He sang in "Beauty and the Beast." But he is perhaps best known as a NYC police detective who never fired his gun in over 30 years on the job. Who is this actor?
Dennis Franz
Jesse L. Martin
Jerry Orbach
Dennis Farina

Question 5:

This Washington, D.C. born comedian was part of the Second City theatre. He is deaf in his right ear and had a very injured wrist for several months. He is the host of a comedy "News" show. He often invents new words such as "truthiness." Who is this Northwestern University graduate?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 6:

Which fine actress that attended the U.S. Northwestern University is most famous as Joanna Loudon in "Newhart?"
Mary Wilson
Mary Frann
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Duffy

Question 7:

This excellent actress was the first to win Emmys in five different categories. She may be best remembered for her role as Phyllis Lindstrom, the wife of a dermatologist. What is the name of this Northwestern University alumnae?
Cloris Leachman
Sally Kellerman
Kim Hunter
Patricia O'Neal

Question 8:

This actress who attended Northwestern University co-starred in 2000's "Almost Famous." She also appeared in "Bridge to Terabithia." She was named after a title character of a J. D. Salinger story. Who is she?
Zooey Deschanel
Kate Hudson
Francis Farmer
Francie James

Question 9:

A Northwestern University graduate, this excellent character actor co-starred in TV's "Spin City" and "Mad About You." He is a cousin of Barbara Streisand. Who is this actor?
Alan Ruck
Michael J. Fox
Richard Kind
Barry Bostwick

Question 10:

Which excellent comic who graduated Northwestern University is best known as the centre square on TV's "Hollywood Squares?"  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Pat Weaver
Peter Marshall
Paul Lynde
Wally Cox

Question 11:

This Virginia-born American actor has appeared in such movies as "About Schmidt," "Where the Day Takes You," "Copycat" and "My Best Friend's Wedding." Who is this Northwestern University graduate, married to Catherine Keener?
Dylan McDermott
Cary Elwes
Gary Elwes
Dermot Mulroney


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