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Tombstone Territory

written by: silverqueen
"The moving finger writes and having writ moves on" and for some people the "moving finger"' has written more than "R.I.P.". Using the epitaph, can you guess who lies beneath?

Question 1:

On whose tombstone would you find this quotation taken from one of his most famous poems?
Quote the Raven
Washington Irving
Edgar Allan Poe
W. E. Henly
Walt Whitman

Question 2:

Known as ' The Man of a 1,000 Voices ', who has as his epitaph THAT'S ALL FOLKS! ?
Walt Disney
Robert Crumb
Mel Blanc
Mel Brooks

Question 3:

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Which individual has this epitaph?
Truth and History
21 Men The Boy Bandit King
He Died As He Lived
Jesse James
William Bonney
Kid Curry
Butch Cassidy

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Question 4:

What sports legend has as his epitaph:
Against All Odds
Henry Aaron
Mickey Mantle
Babe Ruth
Roger Maris

Question 5:

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In what cemetery would you find the epitaph:
Here Rests In Honorable Glory
An American
Known But To God
Forest Lawn Cemetery
West Point Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Pere Lachaise

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Question 6:

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What television cowboy had these words from "The Cowboy's Prayer" inscribed as his epitaph?
I Do Not Care How Many Flowers They Send
Above All Else The Happiest Trail Would Be
For You To Say To Me ' Let's Ride My Friend
Roy Rogers
Gene Autry
Chill Wills
Hopalong Cassidy

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Question 7:

On March 9, 1982 his friend led his funeral procession riding a motorcycle and wearing a leather jacket and jeans. Two days later at his memorial service this same friend played the Ventures' song ' 2,000 Pound Bee ' before 1,000 mourners at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Whose epitaph reads ' I May Be Gone But Rock And Roll Lives On'?
Chris Farley
Andy Kaufman
John Belushi
Phil Hartman

Question 8:

This ' blue-eyed soul ' singer has the following epitaph:
Our Memory Of You And Your
' Unchained Melody '
Will Live On Through Eternity
If You Believe In Forever Then Life Is But A One Night Stand
Bobby Hatfield
Maurice Gibbs
Neil Diamond
Bill Medley

Question 9:

What great American's self written epitaph reads:
Author Of The Declaration Of American Independence
Of The Statue Of Virginia For Religious Freedom
And The Father Of The University Of Virginia
James Madison
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Monroe

Question 10:

Some of this poet's better known poems are ' Ode to a Nightingale ' and 'Ode to a Grecian
Urn '. Whose epitaph ends with the line ' Here Lies One Whose Name Was Writ In Water'?
John Keats
Lord Byron
Percy Bysshe Shelly
William Bulter Yeats

Question 11:

Boot Hill in Tombstone, Arizona is one of the most famous and interesting graveyards in American History. Can you finish the last two words of this epitaph?

Question 12:

What member of the ' Rat Pack ' has a tombstone which reads:
' Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes '
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Joey Bishop
Peter Lawford

Question 13:

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In 1958 a member of The Teddybears had a # 1 hit with the song "To Know Him Is To Love Him". This songwriter had written the song after seeing his father's tombstone with the epitaph "To Know Him Was To Love Him". But it was not as a singer or songwriter that paved his way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. What record producer, famous for his ' Wall of Sound ' wrote the # 1 hit for The Teddybears?
Herb Alpert
Phil Spector
George Martin
Brian Eco

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' A little travelin music ' came for ' The Great One' on June 24, 1987. What television star's epitaph reads:
And Away We Go
Jackie Gleason
Art Carney
Buddy Hackett
Phil Silvers

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