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Topic: Guess Who With Three Clues
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 9, 2019 11:32PM)
Guess Who With Three Clues (no googling):

1. He had a Terrier named Little Fox
2. He was a fan of American Football
3. He took methamphetamine on a daily basis

If no one gets it, I’ll provide another clue.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 10, 2019 09:05AM)
Elvis Presley?
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Sep 10, 2019 09:47AM)
Adolph Hitler
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 10, 2019 10:02AM)
Tom Cutts
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 10, 2019 11:10AM)
Rowdymagi5 got it: Adolph Hitler!

OK Rowdy, it's your turn. Post 3 clues and let us guess the answer.

If no one gets it after a couple of days, provide additional clues.

If someone does guess correctly, then it's their turn.

Remember, guys ... no googling.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 10, 2019 04:26PM)
While we're waiting...

1.) Archibald Leach
2.) Bernard Schwartz
3.) Lucille LeSueur
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 10, 2019 09:27PM)
Hmm, I know who the first two are, but not the third.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 10, 2019 09:40PM)
[quote]On Sep 9, 2019, arthur stead wrote:
3. He took methamphetamine on a daily basis[/quote]
I thought that he took meth merely [i]daily[/i].

;)
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 10, 2019 10:25PM)
Haha! That’s funny, S2000. Here are some other tidbits about Adolph Hitler:

He had a Terrier named Little Fox.

One of his favorite movies was King Kong.

He was a fan of American Football.

He was a messenger in World War I.

He took methamphetamine on a daily basis.

He was saved from freezing to death by a Jewish charity group.

He suffered from hypertension, headaches and heart trouble.

He was spoofed by The Three Stooges.

He was Time Magazine's Man of the Year.


Regarding Animated Puppets’ 3 clues: I don’t have a clue! (Although Archibald Leach sounds familiar).
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 10, 2019 11:11PM)
1.) Archibald Leach
2.) Bernard Schwartz
3.) Lucille LeSueur
4.) Jeopardy[i]![/i]
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 11, 2019 08:00AM)
Well, I knew the first three, but it's too late now...
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 11, 2019 09:25AM)
@Animated - were they in a movie together?
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 11, 2019 12:01PM)
1.) Archibald Leach
2.) Bernard Schwartz
3.) Lucille LeSueur
4.) Jeopardy[i]![/i]
5.) Cheers
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 11, 2019 12:28PM)
Things Made in Canada.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 11, 2019 01:35PM)
Did they all play magicians?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 11, 2019 01:36PM)
Here is my guess, "The Magic Castle"
Message: Posted by: slowkneenuh (Sep 11, 2019 03:48PM)
Games like this make me realize how Google centric I've become. It has become my default brain for better or worse.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 11, 2019 04:28PM)
[quote]On Sep 11, 2019, slowkneenuh wrote:
Games like this make me realize how Google centric I've become. It has become my default brain for better or worse. [/quote]

Trivia has become trivial. The Brain is smart enough to outsource.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 11, 2019 04:40PM)
The changed names for fame seemed easy till "Cheers!" so I'm still thinking.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 11, 2019 04:42PM)
[quote]On Sep 11, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Did they all play magicians? [/quote]What sort of magic act would bill themselves as "Jeopardy!"? :D
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Sep 11, 2019 04:43PM)
Who are 3 people who have never been in my kitchen. Cliff Clavin
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 11, 2019 04:51PM)
[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/Cliff_Clavin_in_Jeopardy.png[/img]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Is..._Cliff_Clavin%3F
:)
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 11, 2019 08:30PM)
Animated, is that another clue or is it the answer?
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 11, 2019 08:32PM)
Answer. Mark figured it out.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 11, 2019 08:34PM)
The first 3 clues were the Jeopardy[i]![/i] answer Cliff had for final jeopardy. It was the first thing that sprang to mind when I saw the title of this thread.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 12, 2019 12:32PM)
Well, if no one else is going to jump in, here goes:

Who said the following?

1. Simplicity is a most complex form.

2. Music is the tonal reflection of beauty.

3. If it sounds good, it IS good.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 12, 2019 12:48PM)
No idea, but those are three intriguing ideas coming from one person. I'm really curious.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 12, 2019 12:53PM)
Liberace?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 12, 2019 02:10PM)
BB King?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 12, 2019 02:15PM)
Guess who?

1. Mark
2. Bent
3. Tigran
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 12, 2019 02:42PM)
Mr. Salk, you'll have to wait to start a new one until the current clues are answered ...

Here's another clue for the above:

Who said the following?

1. Simplicity is a most complex form.

2. Music is the tonal reflection of beauty.

3. If it sounds good, it IS good.

4. By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of man you wouldn't want your daughter to associate with.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 12, 2019 04:00PM)
Miles Davis?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 12, 2019 09:51PM)
Not Miles, but you're on the right track, Mr. Salk! Here's another quote from this individual:

5. There are two rules in life: Number one - never quit. Number two - never forget rule number one.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 13, 2019 12:32PM)
[quote]On Sep 12, 2019, arthur stead wrote:
Not Miles, but you're on the right track, Mr. Salk! Here's another quote from this individual:

5. There are two rules in life: Number one - never quit. Number two - never forget rule number one. [/quote]

This one is tough. There are a plethora of soul/jazz musicians who seem like they'd have that attitude. John Coltrane?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 13, 2019 01:01PM)
No other guesses? This should give it away:

6. Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 13, 2019 02:15PM)
If it's not James Brown I'm tapping out.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 13, 2019 08:50PM)
OK, since no one else is guessing, I'll provide the easiest clue:

7. It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 13, 2019 09:02PM)
Louis Armstrong?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 13, 2019 09:33PM)
Was that sarcasm, S2000?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 13, 2019 09:39PM)
[quote]On Sep 13, 2019, arthur stead wrote:
Was that sarcasm, S2000?[/quote]
I didn't think so.

The name that springs to mind when I hear "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" is Satchmo.

I take it that that ain't the answer.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 13, 2019 10:37PM)
OK, understood. The answer is one of my idols, Duke Ellington. One of the two main reasons I came to the USA to study music was to learn how to compose and arrange in his style. (The other reason was to learn all there is to know about film scoring).

I must say, I’m flabbergasted that no one guessed his name. He’s one of the true masters of American jazz. I thought everybody (at least those older Café Members born in the USA) would be familiar with some of his quotes.

Well, let someone else have a go. I believe Mr. Salk had posted these clues:

Guess who?

1. Mark
2. Bent
3. Tigran
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 14, 2019 10:42AM)
Eichmann
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 14, 2019 12:04PM)
Nope
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 14, 2019 04:27PM)
Another clue.

4. Boris
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 14, 2019 05:25PM)
I'm still baffled..
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 14, 2019 08:07PM)
Heydrich
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 14, 2019 08:55PM)
Expanded clue;

1. Mark Taimanov
2. Bent 
3. Tigran
4. Boris
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 14, 2019 08:58PM)
Jelly Roll Morton
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 14, 2019 09:00PM)
Czar Nicholas II
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 14, 2019 09:02PM)
1. Mark Taimanov 
2. Bent Larsen
3. Tigran 
4. Boris
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 14, 2019 09:18PM)
Bullwinkle?

(Lobo'd know the answer.)
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 14, 2019 09:23PM)
[quote]On Sep 14, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
Bullwinkle?

(Lobo'd know the answer.) [/quote]


When I saw "Boris" first thing that sprang to my mind was [i]Moose and Squirrel[/i]...
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 14, 2019 09:24PM)
Chess
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 14, 2019 09:30PM)
... or Bobby Fischer?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 14, 2019 11:50PM)
Bingo!

Bobby Fischer played 3 grandmasters in the candidates tournament leading up his world chess champion match against Spassky in 1972.

1. Mark Taimanov  
2. Bent Larsen 
3. Tigran Petrosian 
4. Boris Spassky
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 15, 2019 12:19PM)
Cliff tipped it for me by putting forth 'chess'. It was enough for me to remember a few tidbits from the movie [i]Searching for Bobby Fischer[/i].
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 15, 2019 01:14PM)
Your turn
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 15, 2019 01:25PM)
Here is an easy one.

Person:

1.) Octum
2.) Zooty
3.) 1/2
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 15, 2019 01:35PM)
Bill Cosby
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 15, 2019 01:36PM)
Nope.

If Ed Rhodes sees this he will know it instantly.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 15, 2019 01:41PM)
This is easy? Wow
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 15, 2019 01:47PM)
Easy-ish... the obscurity of the references is the only veil available to prevent an obvious answer.

... though this answer is equally obscure ;)
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 15, 2019 06:09PM)
Person:

1.) Octum
2.) Zooty
3.) 1/2
4.) Silent[i]-ish[/i]
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 15, 2019 07:34PM)
Teller
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 15, 2019 07:51PM)
See easy[i]-ish[/i].

Teller voiced Octum (a mutant) in the animated movie "Gandahar" which had a wonderful riddle "In a thousand years, Gandahar was destroyed, and and all its people massacred. A thousand years ago, Gandahar will be saved, and what can't be avoided will be."

He also played Zooty on Babylon 5 along with Penn who played Rebo as a comedy team.

1/2 of Penn & Teller.

... and though silent for the most part he has been known to a few speaking parts.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 15, 2019 08:52PM)
I have had three conversations with Teller in the last 30 years or so. He is very well-spoken.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 16, 2019 05:44AM)
1. Victory
2. Nile
3. Copenhagen

...and no googling nor binging
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 16, 2019 12:05PM)
Dr. Livingstone ?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 16, 2019 05:25PM)
I find it interesting how this thread has veered away from Arthur's original premise.

In his original, the clues are straightforward, and easy to understand even if you have no idea who the person is. Everyone understands what "He was a fan of American football" means, for example.

However, later installments have morphed into cryptic clues: "Nile", "Copenhagen". Unlike "He was a fan of American football", in which the relationship between American football and the person in question is explicitly clear, we are not told what the relationship is between "Nile" and our mysterious individual. We don't know if this person likes Copenhagen, lived in Copenhagen, was born in Copenhagen, or what.

I find this particularly interesting because of my work with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. On the real exams, the questions are extremely straightforward and clear (like Arthur's clues), and extremely difficult. On many practice exams provided by third parties, however, the questions are difficult precisely because they are unclear, or convoluted, or ambiguous. In short, they're awful, both as learning tools and as tools for preparation for the actual exams, because they look nothing like the actual exam.

I propose that we try to return to Arthur's original model: give clues that are easy to understand, while still making the individual difficult to identify. It's an interesting art.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 16, 2019 06:51PM)
I second that, S2000magician!
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 16, 2019 07:25PM)
I agree with S2000, especially since I seem not to have a clue about any of these. I have a straight forward one ready to go if anyone wants me to. I was waiting till I got one right, but, well that ship seems to have sailed.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 16, 2019 08:43PM)
[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
I agree with S2000, especially since I seem not to have a clue about any of these. I have a straight forward one ready to go if anyone wants me to. I was waiting till I got one right, but, well that ship seems to have sailed. [/quote]

Your recognition of chess players from the 60's solved mine.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 16, 2019 10:51PM)
Ok so mine has been the easiest one so far- by far.
The answer is Horatio Nelson. Whose Flagship was the HMS Victory, who altered the course of history by smashing the French at the Battle of the Nile, and the Dutch and Danes at the Battle of Copenhagen.
Two of the most significant battles in world history.
I basically gave this one away.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 16, 2019 10:55PM)
[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
I find it interesting how this thread has veered away from Arthur's original premise.

In his original, the clues are straightforward, and easy to understand even if you have no idea who the person is. Everyone understands what "He was a fan of American football" means, for example.

However, later installments have morphed into cryptic clues: "Nile", "Copenhagen". Unlike "He was a fan of American football", in which the relationship between American football and the person in question is explicitly clear, we are not told what the relationship is between "Nile" and our mysterious individual. We don't know if this person likes Copenhagen, lived in Copenhagen, was born in Copenhagen, or what.

I find this particularly interesting because of my work with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. On the real exams, the questions are extremely straightforward and clear (like Arthur's clues), and extremely difficult. On many practice exams provided by third parties, however, the questions are difficult precisely because they are unclear, or convoluted, or ambiguous. In short, they're awful, both as learning tools and as tools for preparation for the actual exams, because they look nothing like the actual exam.

I propose that we try to return to Arthur's original model: give clues that are easy to understand, while still making the individual difficult to identify. It's an interesting art. [/quote]
Cryptic?
Oh dear. How very disappointing, Bill.
Victory at the Nile and at Copenhagen while sailing the VICTORY??? LOL my goodness nothing could be more straight forward nor less cryptic.
But then, I suppose just because you know grammar doesn't mean you know history. I'll leave this thread now before I say something I'll regret.

Have fun.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 17, 2019 12:30AM)
[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, magicfish wrote:
[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
I find it interesting how this thread has veered away from Arthur's original premise.

In his original, the clues are straightforward, and easy to understand even if you have no idea who the person is. Everyone understands what "He was a fan of American football" means, for example.

However, later installments have morphed into cryptic clues: "Nile", "Copenhagen". Unlike "He was a fan of American football", in which the relationship between American football and the person in question is explicitly clear, we are not told what the relationship is between "Nile" and our mysterious individual. We don't know if this person likes Copenhagen, lived in Copenhagen, was born in Copenhagen, or what.

I find this particularly interesting because of my work with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. On the real exams, the questions are extremely straightforward and clear (like Arthur's clues), and extremely difficult. On many practice exams provided by third parties, however, the questions are difficult precisely because they are unclear, or convoluted, or ambiguous. In short, they're awful, both as learning tools and as tools for preparation for the actual exams, because they look nothing like the actual exam.

I propose that we try to return to Arthur's original model: give clues that are easy to understand, while still making the individual difficult to identify. It's an interesting art.[/quote]
Cryptic?[/quote]
Yes: cryptic.

Is Victory to be taken literally, or is it a name?

Is Copenhagen a city, or a chewing tobacco?

[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, magicfish wrote:
Oh dear. How very disappointing, Bill.[/quote]
Sorry about that. I certainly didn't intend to disappoint you.

[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, magicfish wrote:
Victory at the Nile and at Copenhagen while sailing the VICTORY??? LOL my goodness nothing could be more straight forward nor less cryptic.[/quote]
Nothing?

How about saying that he had a victory at the Nile, and a victory at Copenhagen, and that he sailed a ship named Victory? That's clearly straightforwarder and less cryptic.

You know: in the same manner that Arthur told us what all of the words mean.

There's nothing intrinsically wrong with they game you're playing. It's simply a completely different game than the one that Arthur proposed.

[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, magicfish wrote:
But then, I suppose just because you know grammar doesn't mean you know history.[/quote]
Well, duh!

I know some history, but certainly not all history.

[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, magicfish wrote:
I'll leave this thread now . . .[/quote]
That's too bad, and it was not my intention to make you uncomfortable here.

[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, magicfish wrote:
. . . before I say something I'll regret.[/quote]
If your concern about regret is that you might say something that would offend me, let me allay that concern: you won't.

It is, after all, just a game.

[quote]On Sep 16, 2019, magicfish wrote:
Have fun.[/quote]
I intend to.

I hope that you can, as well.

And I trust that you know that I mean that sincerely.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 17, 2019 02:37PM)
S2000, since Magicfish has chosen to leave, why don’t you jump in and submit 3 clues to resume the game?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 17, 2019 03:07PM)
I'm on it. I've been waiting for it anyway. See if these clues are more appropriate...

1) I am not a "Dame" but the Queen did bestow me the title CBE (Commander of the British Empire) 1 step below knighthood.
2) I invented the head worn microphone that allows music performers to dance while they sing.
3) I have had several huge hits in England, but in the U.S. I am sadly a one hit wonder.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 18, 2019 09:20AM)
4) an unofficial album of my "B" sides and rarities has been called, "Shrubberies."
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 18, 2019 12:31PM)
John Cleese?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 18, 2019 07:46PM)
Nice one, but no.

5) I am not related, but I share my last name with two United States Presidents.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 18, 2019 08:58PM)
Kate Bush?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 18, 2019 09:23PM)
[quote]On Sep 18, 2019, landmark wrote:
Kate Bush? [/quote]

Shazam! We have a winner. Good job Landmark!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 18, 2019 10:21PM)
1) His real name was John Gerard Rodney Boyce

2) He died in Brooklyn, New York

3) He owned and performed in his own theater for ten years.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 19, 2019 12:01AM)
Ripley?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 19, 2019 08:04AM)
Harry Kellar?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 19, 2019 09:47AM)
Tommy is getting warmer.

4) He was born in Australia

5) His most famous partner was a newspaperman by trade
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 19, 2019 10:52AM)
George C. Scott?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 19, 2019 11:40AM)
6) His more common pseudonym was French sounding

7) He wrote more than 30 books after retiring from his performing career.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 19, 2019 11:43AM)
8) If you were a subscriber, approximately every 30 days you would receive something informative in the mail from him.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 19, 2019 12:04PM)
Aha! Hugard's Magic Monthly!

I didn't realize that Jean Hugard was Australian.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 19, 2019 04:18PM)
You got it!
Fred Braue was a journalist and editor when he wasn't messing around with cards, and Hugard owned and performed magic in a theater in Coney Island for a decade.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 19, 2019 04:31PM)
Cool!

Sounds like it's my turn.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 19, 2019 04:42PM)
1. Was born in Southeastern Scotland.

2. Was blinded, and spent six weeks in a darkened room before he regained his eyesight.

3. Had a secret one-on-one meeting with President Roosevelt, when the latter was supposed to be the guest of honor at an elaborate dinner party.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 19, 2019 05:40PM)
Alexander Graham Bell?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 19, 2019 06:26PM)
[quote]On Sep 19, 2019, tommy wrote:
Alexander Graham Bell?[/quote]
Nope.

But an interesting guess.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 19, 2019 09:41PM)
4. Invented, amongst other things, a hybrid alarm clock / study desk that literally thrust him out of bed each morning.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 20, 2019 12:06AM)
Rube Goldberg
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 12:50AM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Rube Goldberg[/quote]
Touché!

Alas, however, a foul tip.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 12:54AM)
5. For 10 years, managed his father-in-law's 2,600-acre (1,050-hectare) fruit orchard.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 20, 2019 04:19AM)
Channing Pollock springs to mind, only because he went into farming of some sort.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 10:15AM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, tommy wrote:
Channing Pollock springs to mind, only because he went into farming of some sort.[/quote]
I wasn't aware of that.

Nope: not Channing Pollock.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 10:18AM)
6. Has at least four mountain peaks named after him.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 20, 2019 02:12PM)
Wilson?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 02:27PM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Wilson?[/quote]
If you mean Woodrow Wilson, I suspect that he wasn't born in Scotland.

Call it a hunch.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 20, 2019 03:32PM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, S2000magician wrote:

If you mean Woodrow Wilson, I suspect that he wasn't born in Scotland.
Call it a hunch. [/quote]

Actually I am thinking there was a famous Scott called William Wilson, but I don't know for sure if he was in the right time period. Mt. Wilson of course is famous and well known.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 03:39PM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
If you mean Woodrow Wilson, I suspect that he wasn't born in Scotland.

Call it a hunch.[/quote]
Actually I am thinking there was a famous Scott called William Wilson, but I don't know for sure if he was in the right time period.[/quote]
There are lots of William Wilsons; I'm not sure of which one you're thinking.

Also, it's [i]Scot[/i], not [i]Scot[b]t[/b][/i].

[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Mt. Wilson of course is famous and well known.[/quote]
But named for Benjamin Davis Wilson, second elected mayor of Los Angeles, who was born in Tennessee.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 20, 2019 03:54PM)
Well, if nothing else, I am getting a history lesson from this. I never knew who Mt. Wilson was named for.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 20, 2019 04:12PM)
Hillary? (mountaineer not Clinton)
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 20, 2019 04:16PM)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - he might know.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 04:30PM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Well, if nothing else, I am getting a history lesson from this. I never knew who Mt. Wilson was named for.[/quote]
Neither did I.

I (wrongly, as it turns out) assumed that it was named for Woodrow Wilson.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 04:31PM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, Mr Salk wrote:
Hillary? (mountaineer not Clinton)[/quote]
Neither.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 04:32PM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, tommy wrote:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - he might know.[/quote]
Alas, Houdini's not here to ask his spirit.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 04:35PM)
7. Argued with Josiah Whitney about the formation of Yosemite Valley, saying that it was formed by glaciers, not (as Whitney contended) by earthquakes.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 20, 2019 06:34PM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
6. Has at least four mountain peaks named after him. [/quote]

Irving Mount?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 06:55PM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, landmark wrote:
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
6. Has at least four mountain peaks named after him.[/quote]
Irving Mount?[/quote]
Neither Irving nor his brother Tanta (commonly known by his title, Sir), nor his sister, Dis.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 07:02PM)
8. Co-founded the Sierra Club.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 20, 2019 08:24PM)
This is a tough one!
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 08:31PM)
9. Has at least four hiking trails named after him: one each in California, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Wisconsin.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 20, 2019 09:07PM)
John Muir?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 20, 2019 10:44PM)
Amsel Adams.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 20, 2019 11:07PM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
John Muir?[/quote]
Bingo!

You're up!
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 20, 2019 11:17PM)
I was born in Georgia.
I played bass guitar in a band, but that is not what I am known for.
Somehow I got a small role in a blockbuster movie that jumpstarted my career.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 21, 2019 08:03AM)
My 31-year-old daughter is 5' 11'
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 21, 2019 10:00AM)
Jeff Goldblum
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 21, 2019 10:06AM)
Clint Eastwood?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 22, 2019 09:31AM)
Good guesses, not right.

I have made action movies and comedy movies, but the film industry is not my primary profession.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 22, 2019 03:00PM)
Sadly, in my primary profession, I have had to watch several of my peers pass away at a young age.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Sep 22, 2019 03:12PM)
Lee Ermey?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 22, 2019 03:35PM)
Good Guess A.P, but not it.

Most people consider me an entertainer. I will claim I am a sportsman.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Sep 22, 2019 04:22PM)
Dog?

(Kidding.)
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 22, 2019 05:03PM)
No, not Dog.

I actually have a licensing agreement with Marvel Comics.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 23, 2019 12:33AM)
The Rock
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Sep 23, 2019 07:29AM)
Hulk Hogan
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 23, 2019 09:07AM)
And Mark wins the prize today. Well done. I think my favorite guess in this round was Lee Ermey. That fit in nicely with the clues up to that point.

Your turn Mark...
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Sep 23, 2019 06:52PM)
I will pass my turn...whoever wants to jump in, be my guest.

Mark
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 23, 2019 11:53PM)
OK, I've got one:

1. I was born in Texas.
2. Favorite drink: whiskey.
3. I’ve got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 24, 2019 09:11AM)
Sandra Bullock
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 24, 2019 07:15PM)
No other guesses?

4. I once performed at Royal Albert Hall.

(Remember, no Googling or Binging, etc.)
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 24, 2019 08:06PM)
Kris Kristopherson
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 24, 2019 10:32PM)
Not Kristopherson.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 24, 2019 11:25PM)
Tex Ritter
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 25, 2019 08:26AM)
J.R.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 25, 2019 10:55PM)
5. I left money in my will for a party.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Sep 26, 2019 08:02AM)
[quote]On Sep 15, 2019, Animated Puppets wrote:
Nope.

If Ed Rhodes sees this he will know it instantly. [/quote]

I haven't been following this thread. You woefully overestimate my abilities!
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Sep 26, 2019 08:04AM)
[quote]On Sep 15, 2019, Animated Puppets wrote:
See easy[i]-ish[/i].

Teller voiced Octum (a mutant) in the animated movie "Gandahar" which had a wonderful riddle "In a thousand years, Gandahar was destroyed, and and all its people massacred. A thousand years ago, Gandahar will be saved, and what can't be avoided will be."

He also played Zooty on Babylon 5 along with Penn who played Rebo as a comedy team.

1/2 of Penn & Teller.

... and though silent for the most part he has been known to a few speaking parts. [/quote]

Ah, I was expecting to do a facepalm over how I should have known this, but I missed both of the performances, so the clues meant nothing to me! Sorry.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 26, 2019 02:40PM)
Repeating my last clue so we can get back on track ...

5. I left money in my will for a party.

... and here's a new one:

6. The last thing I recorded was a birthday song for John Lennon.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 26, 2019 03:04PM)
Wow. No idea. Wild guess: Hank Williams Jr.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 26, 2019 06:09PM)
Janis Joplin
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 26, 2019 07:53PM)
You got it!


[youtube]S6ThBBYUmEI[/youtube]


My next two clues were going to be:

7. I was a member of the “27 Club.”

8. I sang with Big Brother and the Holding Company.

You're up, Mr. Salk.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 27, 2019 02:05PM)
The birthday-song gave it away (even though I didn't know about it).
I assumed is was a female folky alcoholic. Bingo!

I'm going to PASS my turn as well.
Onward!
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 27, 2019 02:25PM)
I have something … but would like to give someone else a chance. Anyone ready? I’ll wait until tomorrow, and if no one has posted, I’ll do mine.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 28, 2019 02:26PM)
OK, since no one else is posting, guess who?

1. This person appeared in many Hollywood films.

2. Had several high-profile affairs.

3. Turned down the role of the “Waco Kid” in Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 28, 2019 03:43PM)
Gene Hackman?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 28, 2019 05:22PM)
Gene Autry?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 28, 2019 05:35PM)
Gene Pool
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 28, 2019 07:26PM)
Burt Reynolds
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 28, 2019 10:29PM)
Good guess, Mr. Salk ... but no.

1. This person appeared in many Hollywood films.

2. Had several high-profile affairs.

3. Turned down the role of the “Waco Kid” in Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles.

4. Lost a footballing scholarship due to injury.
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Sep 29, 2019 06:46AM)
Burt Reynolds
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 29, 2019 09:03AM)
Burt Lancaster
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 29, 2019 10:58AM)
Warren Beatty
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 29, 2019 01:03PM)
Close guesses, but no cigar yet ... Here's another clue:

5. This person was considered to be too old for military service in WW2.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 29, 2019 02:42PM)
Buster Keaton
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 29, 2019 03:16PM)
Peter Sellars?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 29, 2019 09:45PM)
Kirk Douglas?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 29, 2019 10:53PM)
Nope, nope and nope.

6. This person’s nickname was the same name as their childhood dog.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 30, 2019 09:59AM)
James Cagney
Message: Posted by: landmark (Sep 30, 2019 10:28AM)
Spike Milligan?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Sep 30, 2019 02:18PM)
Marlon Brando
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 1, 2019 12:58PM)
OK, this has gone on long enough.

7. Posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

... and now I'll give it away:

8. Received an Oscar for his leading role in the movie "True Grit".
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 1, 2019 01:58PM)
John Wayne
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 1, 2019 02:04PM)
Assuming I'm correct with that gimme, I still PASS a turn.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 1, 2019 03:18PM)
I have one ready to go, but I will wait till you officially get confirmation of being right.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 1, 2019 10:11PM)
Bingo, Mr. Salk! Go ahead,. Cliff ...
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 1, 2019 10:28PM)
1. I changed my name, so most people don't know I am Italian.
2. I come from New York
3. I am a star of many different genres
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 1, 2019 11:04PM)
Lady Gaga
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Oct 2, 2019 08:06AM)
Madonna
Message: Posted by: tommy (Oct 2, 2019 08:51AM)
How can you come from New York and be Italian?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 2, 2019 11:22AM)
Clue number 1a. My background is Italian, but I changed my name.

btw, I have no problem telling people that my ethnic background is Polish. I have never been in Poland, and I too am from New York.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 2, 2019 11:22AM)
4. Among my other accomplishments, I published a few successful books for children.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 3, 2019 09:36AM)
5. I have won two Tony Awards, a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe award. I even have a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 3, 2019 10:05AM)
Rosie O'Donnell
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 3, 2019 11:28AM)
6. I play the trumpet, but Carl Reiner would not let me really play it in the movie. It was dubbed.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 3, 2019 12:05PM)
This is a tough one, Cliff! But I'm sure I'll kick myself when the answer is finally revealed.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 3, 2019 12:11PM)
Steve Martin
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 3, 2019 12:12PM)
Michael Bolton
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Oct 3, 2019 03:01PM)
Billy Crystal
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 3, 2019 03:40PM)
7. In 1977 I stared on a tv show that ran 24 episodes, it co-starred Richard Crenna.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 3, 2019 03:49PM)
John Travolta
Message: Posted by: Sixten (Oct 4, 2019 06:45AM)
I grew-up in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY, & lived 1 mile away from this person & her family. (I'm 4 yrs. younger)

The Very, Very Talented & Beautiful Ms. B. Peters!

And I turn the floor over to someone else. :)
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 4, 2019 09:45AM)
Sixten has it. Bernadette Peters.

for the record...

8. I have released six solo albums of mostly show tunes and standards. I have also appeared on numerous original cast albums.
9. Some people think my movie career was launched by my romance with Steve Martin.

next
Message: Posted by: Sixten (Oct 4, 2019 10:30AM)
If I may?

#10. Quite a buzz over her appearance in Playboy
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 4, 2019 10:51AM)
Yes, I knew of this, but I chose not to mention it. I also have never actually seen it. I respect Ms. Peters' work so much that Playboy is not the way I want to think of her.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 4, 2019 12:41PM)
Years ago, Ms. Peters appeared as a prostitute in an episode of McCloud that also featured William Daniels as some species of government representative.

I vividly recall this exchange, when Peters was in the police station, and Daniels mistook her for a member of the police force:

Daniels: [i]Washington has given me carte blanche.[/i]

Peters: [i]I don't take credit cards.[/i]
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 4, 2019 02:59PM)
Good one, Cliff! You certainly had me stumped.

I saw Ms. Peters live on Broadway years ago. Wonderful! I also loved her role in the Amazon Prime series Mozart In The Jungle.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 4, 2019 09:56PM)
Come on, fellas! Somebody else jump in … Don’t make me wear out the few brain cells I have left!

In the meantime …

1. Born in Pennsylvania.
2. Excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track & field at high school.
3. His first professional nicknames were “Jax” and “Buck.”
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 4, 2019 11:40PM)
Bo Jackson
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 5, 2019 02:35PM)
4. Another nickname was the name of a month.
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Oct 5, 2019 03:50PM)
Reggie Jackson
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 5, 2019 04:03PM)
You got it, Mark! Your turn ...
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Oct 6, 2019 06:56AM)
Once again, I will pass my turn.

Thank you.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 6, 2019 01:19PM)
1. Among other things, this person was an actor and a painter.
2. Played the recorder and saxophone.
3. Was a defiant brawler as a child.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 6, 2019 02:27PM)
David (Jones) Bowie
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 6, 2019 05:43PM)
Wow! How did you know, Cliff!? I thought was being vague enough with my first 3 clues.

Your turn again ...
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 6, 2019 06:15PM)
I know my Bowie. Been a fan since the mid 70's. What other clues did you have lined up?

I'll try to get a new one out tonight or tomorrow.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 6, 2019 07:15PM)
Cliff, I had all these prepared:

4. Known for “astonishing poise” as a dancer.
5. Upon hearing Little Richard, this person thought they had heard God.
6. Also earned to play ukulele, keyboards, guitar, and tea-chest bass.
7. Played in various bands but only became successful as a solo artist.
8. The members of one of his bands were known as spiders.
9. He and his spouse had an open marriage.
10. Paired with the band Queen to record a hit single.
11. This person’s most successful album was called “Let’s Dance.”

I was friends with, and worked on several record dates with Bowie’s original Spiders From Mars guitarist, Mick Ronson. Later on, I also recorded with another Bowie guitarist, Earl Slick. Got some stories! But probably best not shared with the general public.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 6, 2019 08:30PM)
1. I was born to a wealthy New York Jewish family, but we did not practice our religion.
2. I earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard
3. I was almost blocked from my most important job when I was accused of being a communist.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 6, 2019 11:01PM)
That's got to be Oppenheimer.
Message: Posted by: foolsnobody (Oct 7, 2019 02:38AM)
@arthurstead Please send along to me any stories "best not shared with the general public." I shall be the soul of discretion.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 7, 2019 09:09AM)
Well Arthur, all I can say is, "You da bomb!" Now I know how that feels. You must know Robert Oppenheimer's story pretty well to have guessed from just those three clues. Good Job.

4. My Ph.D. advisor was a friend and colleague of Albert Einstein.
5. My work was the most expansive thing ever done in the united states and may still be.
6. A man who wanted my job, cried sour grapes when he didn't get it and had to later one up me.
7. I accomplished my goal and it lead me into depression.
8. My work was authorized by the President of the United States.
9. I both employed and killed more people than any single enterprise either before or since.

Back to you Arthur. Though truthfully I am running out of steam on who to clue about.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 7, 2019 12:46PM)
Good clues, Cliff! One of my favorite reading subjects is real-life espionage, especially during World War Two and the Cold War, so I know a lot about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project.

Foolsnobdy: It’s no secret that in my past I took the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle to extremes. So it’s only natural that I hung out with other musicians and celebrities who did the same. Several people have encouraged me to write a book. But unfortunately many of my experiences are so outrageous, people probably won’t believe my stories!

OK, on with the game! If someone else want to jump in, go ahead. Otherwise I’ll post some new clues later on today.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 7, 2019 01:26PM)
I have a good one (from my daughter, to be fair), but I'm in the middle of a time crunch.

I'll post it later today.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 7, 2019 07:03PM)
1. Her maiden name was Rothschild.
2. She covered for PG Wodehouse doing theater reviews for Vanity Fair when he was on holiday.
3. She was good friends with Adolph (Arthur) Marx.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 8, 2019 05:11AM)
Dorothy Parker?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 8, 2019 08:37AM)
Ms. Parker it is!

Your turn!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 8, 2019 07:32PM)
I got it from the Harpo clue, 'cause I'm a Marxist.

1. I was born in Texas.
2. I won an athletic scholarship to college in California and was a phys. ed. teacher. I was asked to try out for the US Olympic high jumping team.
3. I decided not to keep that Olympic team tryout appointment, and instead embarked on a different career.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 9, 2019 08:55AM)
Jane Lynch
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 9, 2019 12:44PM)
No, not Jane.

4. Music turned out to be my winning game.

5. A music agent wrote to his record company exec about me: ""Have found phenomenal 19-year-old boy who could go all the way. Send blank contracts."
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 9, 2019 02:09PM)
Blake Shelton
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 9, 2019 03:56PM)
No, not Blake.

6. One of my record albums was on the Billboard Top 200 albums list for 9 and a half consecutive years!
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 9, 2019 04:16PM)
Roger Miller
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 9, 2019 06:22PM)
Glenn Frey
Message: Posted by: Sixten (Oct 9, 2019 08:07PM)
Just now, before my friend left, he started singing, "Chances Are."

He said it's so, I didn't look. If he's correct, another member can step in. Thanks! :)
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 9, 2019 09:39PM)
7. He sang the title song of a movie that he appeared in.

8. Chances are, Sixten, that you are correct!

[youtube]NEH3uqbpsm8[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 11, 2019 12:32PM)
OK, here's a new one:

1. He was born in Italy.

2. While young, lived in Buenos Aires where he developed his trade.

3. Worked in South America’s version of vaudeville.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 11, 2019 01:16PM)
Ricardo Montalban
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 11, 2019 02:39PM)
Senior Wences
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 11, 2019 03:30PM)
Nope and nope ...
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 11, 2019 09:13PM)
Tony Slydini
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 11, 2019 10:20PM)
Juan Tamariz
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 11, 2019 11:55PM)
Landmark got it! These would have been my next clues:

4. Moved to New York during the Great Depression.
5. Found employment at Hubert’s Dime Museum on 42nd Street.
6. Throughout the war, he entertained thousands of troops in camps and hospitals.
7. He was an inspiration to generations of well-known magicians.
8. He was an expert in timing and misdirection.
9. Became friends with Dick Cavett and appeared on his TV show.
10. Dai Vernon once said, “He is the only magician who could ever fool me.”

You're up again, Landmark!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 12, 2019 11:57AM)
Thanks, but I'll pass to anyone who wants to jump in.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 12, 2019 01:57PM)
1. I was born in Long Beach California
2. I was acquitted of murder
3. I have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 12, 2019 01:59PM)
Cameron Diaz
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 12, 2019 02:06PM)
Nope
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 12, 2019 02:24PM)
Robert Blake
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 12, 2019 02:48PM)
Not Blake.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 12, 2019 03:17PM)
Robert Wagner?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 12, 2019 03:31PM)
Nope.

4. I have appeared in numerous films and television episodes, but acting is not what I'm primarily known for.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 12, 2019 04:27PM)
5. I was the first artist to release a track as a ring tone before the single.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 12, 2019 04:42PM)
OJ Simpson.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 12, 2019 06:17PM)
William Shatner.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 12, 2019 06:22PM)
6. I converted to Rastafarianism, surprising no one.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 12, 2019 07:48PM)
Melissa Etheridge
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 12, 2019 09:23PM)
7. I'm 6 foot 4 and an avid sports fan, but not an athlete.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 13, 2019 11:20AM)
Haile Selassie
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 13, 2019 11:27AM)
Ziggy Marley?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 13, 2019 11:43AM)
Eminem?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 13, 2019 12:27PM)
[quote]On Oct 13, 2019, landmark wrote:
Eminem? [/quote]

No....

8. My music has been described as having an ultra smooth, laid back delivery with flavour filled melodic rhyming.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 13, 2019 12:57PM)
Arthur Stead
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 13, 2019 01:07PM)
Vanilla Ice?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 13, 2019 01:47PM)
Snoop Dog?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 13, 2019 01:56PM)
Correct!

SNOOP DOGG

9. I was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr and earned my nickname from a Peanuts character.

I see that hip hop is a blind spot in this forum.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 13, 2019 02:02PM)
Good one, Mr. Salk! Not a big fan of that genre, but the Rasta clue pointed me in the right direction.

If no one else wants to jump in, I’ll think of something later on …
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 13, 2019 07:32PM)
OK, here goes:

1. My birth name (as opposed to my stage name) is Spanish.

2. I first won attention in a well-known science fiction movie.

3. Images of me were made into best-selling posters.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 13, 2019 07:43PM)
Martin Sheen?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 13, 2019 08:15PM)
Nope.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 13, 2019 08:28PM)
I find myself annoyed over Snoop Dog. Anyone who looks at the words under my icon will know why. One year I taught (years apart though) at the high school he attended along with Cameron Diaz.
Grrr.

Current guess: Lynda Carter
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 13, 2019 09:10PM)
Nope.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 13, 2019 09:47PM)
Farrah Fawcett.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 13, 2019 09:48PM)
Nope.

4. Before becoming famous, I worked as a weather forecaster, model, and cocktail waitress.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 13, 2019 09:52PM)
Dang! She fits #2 and #3 so I thought I had it.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 13, 2019 10:10PM)
Bo Derek
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 13, 2019 11:27PM)
Nope.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 13, 2019 11:46PM)
Jane Fonda
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 14, 2019 08:30AM)
Geena Davis?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 14, 2019 08:56AM)
Debbie Harry
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 12:22PM)
5. I was rated one of the sexiest stars of the 20th Century.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 14, 2019 02:15PM)
Surprised it wasn't Jane Fonda.

Gotta Be: Bridget Bardot
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 02:31PM)
Haha, Mr. Salk! I'm pretty sure Jane was Henry Fonda's daughter (i.e. not Spanish).

It's not Bridget Bardot either ...
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 14, 2019 02:37PM)
That's the second time I thought the clues were too easy for this one...
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 02:42PM)
6. In the movies I’ve co-starred with James Stewart, Dean Martin, Dudley Moore, Burt Reynolds and Frank Sinatra.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 14, 2019 02:51PM)
Anne Francis
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 14, 2019 04:02PM)
Cyd Charisse?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 14, 2019 04:05PM)
Sophia Loren?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 04:23PM)
Not yet, fellas . . .
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 14, 2019 04:54PM)
No idea now.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 04:57PM)
7. I once acted in an episode of Seinfeld.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 14, 2019 05:20PM)
Lauren Bacall
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Oct 14, 2019 05:32PM)
Donna Reed
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 06:57PM)
Nope.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 07:32PM)
8. I won a Golden Globe award and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 14, 2019 07:57PM)
The Seinfeld clue has really got me confused.

Rita Moreno?

Chita Rivera?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 08:05PM)
9. In the 1980’s I released beauty and fitness books and videos.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 14, 2019 08:32PM)
Christie Brinkley
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 08:44PM)
Nope. OK, here's my last clue, after which all will be revealed …

10. Even though I’m a sex symbol and appeared in Playboy Magazine, I have always refused to take off all my clothes and pose nude.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 14, 2019 09:47PM)
Suzanne Sommers?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 14, 2019 09:50PM)
Raquel Welch
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 14, 2019 09:51PM)
Raquel Welch!
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 14, 2019 09:51PM)
*** too slow...
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 14, 2019 10:26PM)
S2000magician just beat you to it, Mr. Salk!

The answer is Raquel Welch (birth name: Jo Raquel Tejada).

She appeared on the Seinfeld episode entitled “Summer of George.”

You’re up, S2000 . . .
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 10:42AM)
1. Although named for an American inventor, he is not from the United States
2. There was an error on his birth certificate
3. Is a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE)
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 15, 2019 12:46PM)
You make me think of Ron Popeil.

But I will go with Eric Idle
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 02:00PM)
Nope and . . . nope.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 02:02PM)
4. He was described by an opponent as, ". . . someone who was not born on the same planet as the rest of us."
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 15, 2019 02:23PM)
David Beckham
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 02:33PM)
Nyet.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 02:35PM)
5. He started his professional career at the age of 15
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 15, 2019 02:59PM)
Winston Churchill.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 03:05PM)
[quote]On Oct 15, 2019, arthur stead wrote:
Winston Churchill.[/quote]
I love it!

Alas, it's not correct.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 03:09PM)
6. He has met President Reagan and Vladimir Putin
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 15, 2019 03:34PM)
Steven Seagal
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 04:52PM)
7. Andy Warhol said of him, "[He] was one of the few who contradicted my theory: instead of 15 minutes of fame, he will have 15 centuries."
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 15, 2019 04:53PM)
[quote]On Oct 15, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
7. Andy Warhol said of him, "[He] was one of the few who contradicted my theory: instead of 15 minutes of fame, he will have 15 centuries." [/quote]

I already said Steven Seagal!!!
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 15, 2019 04:56PM)
Elton John
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 15, 2019 06:45PM)
Bono.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 15, 2019 08:17PM)
. . . or Bob Geldof?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 15, 2019 08:50PM)
Sting (Gordon Sumner)
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 10:14PM)
Nope⁵.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 10:18PM)
8. After retirement, he was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 15, 2019 10:20PM)
Sean Connery
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 15, 2019 11:23PM)
[quote]On Oct 15, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Sean Connery[/quote]
You're [url=https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=701832&forum=32]fixating[/url].

And . . . nope.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 16, 2019 12:05AM)
Not fixating, That answer made perfect sense. Sadly it seems it is wrong.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 16, 2019 12:42AM)
9. He is generally known by his nickname which apparently has no known meaning
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 16, 2019 04:52AM)
Pele?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 16, 2019 10:22AM)
You got it!

Edson Arantes do Nascimento (whose birth certificate reads "Ed[b][i]i[/b][/i]son"), better known as Pelé.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 16, 2019 12:35PM)
Gotta say that was a wild guess as I had no idea how he could fulfill the KBE title. That was sneaky! I'll pass it on to whomever wants it.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 16, 2019 12:36PM)
Nice one, S2000! The KBE threw me . . . didn’t know about that, so I kept thinking it was either a pop star humanitarian or a British politician.

Your turn, Landmark!
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 16, 2019 01:26PM)
I was a bit concerned when Mr Salk guessed David Beckham. I thought that people might focus on footballers.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 16, 2019 03:17PM)
[quote]On Oct 16, 2019, landmark wrote:
I'll pass it on to whomever wants it. [/quote]

1. Earlier I was a Train Engineer, but very few people remember me for that.
2. During the war, I served my country by joining the United States Coast Guard.
3. I retired and opened my own restaurant
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 16, 2019 04:02PM)
James Beard
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 16, 2019 06:13PM)
Colonel Sanders.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 16, 2019 07:31PM)
No, not the Colonel, and not the famous bald cook. (I was once in the same room with him though back in the '70s.

4. My sea-food restaurant did ok, often I even greeted diners at the door, but I am best known for my nautical career.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 17, 2019 08:55AM)
5. I share both my name and my longest running job, with my father
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 17, 2019 09:26AM)
Alan Hale, Jr.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 17, 2019 11:07AM)
George W Bush
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 17, 2019 11:54AM)
[quote]On Oct 17, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
Alan Hale, Jr. [/quote]

Ha! Casey Jones...
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 17, 2019 01:40PM)
Alan Hale Jr. it is!

and yes he was Casey Jones the Train Engineer.

6. Though I was ranked as an E-3 Seaman, I usually wore a Captain's hat at my restaurant.
7. I did manage to bring a crippled boat safely to shore with no injuries or casualties.
8. After my heroic handling of the boat, I was viewed as a leader.
9. While I may not have been the smartest, I knew when to ask a smarter person for help.
10. Between my military service and my restaurant, I had a long career as an actor.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 17, 2019 01:41PM)
[quote]On Oct 17, 2019, Mr Salk wrote:
George W Bush [/quote]
ROTFL
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 17, 2019 09:30PM)
1. I was born in Texas
2. I was known for wearing a black cowboy hat
3. Although I marketed some packaged food, I'm better known in other professions
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 17, 2019 11:51PM)
Paul Newman
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 18, 2019 12:00AM)
Nope, not Butch.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 18, 2019 12:01AM)
4. I was married seven times
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Oct 18, 2019 05:09AM)
Jimmy Dean
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 18, 2019 08:45AM)
Not the sausage king.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 18, 2019 08:46AM)
5. During World War II, I was a flight instructor and test pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 18, 2019 09:51AM)
Charlie Weaver (Clifford Arquette)
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 18, 2019 10:19AM)
Not Mr. Lower-Left Square.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 18, 2019 10:19AM)
6. My name is often associated with a reptile
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 18, 2019 10:25AM)
Daryl Dragon
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 18, 2019 10:44AM)
[quote]On Oct 18, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Daryl Dragon[/quote]
I believe that Dragon's signature headgear more closely resembles that of Alan Hale, Jr. than that of Chuck Norris.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 18, 2019 10:53AM)
Ray Kroc
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 18, 2019 10:59AM)
[quote]On Oct 18, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Ray Kroc[/quote]
This is what I love about this thread; you made me laugh, Cliff!
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 18, 2019 11:56AM)
Antonin Scalia
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 18, 2019 03:03PM)
7. Unlike Mr. Newman, above, I didn't finish merely second at Le Mans; I won.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 19, 2019 11:35AM)
8. The two numbers commonly associated with my name are 289 and 427
Message: Posted by: Sixten (Oct 19, 2019 12:52PM)
My friend, who sang, 'Chances Are', returned, & asked to read the latest, here, & after he read, that, the mystery man said: "I DO", 7 x's,, he asked me to type-in Mr. Shelby.
If correct? Please, I turn the floor over. :)
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 19, 2019 01:30PM)
Carroll Shelby it is!

The next clue was going to be that Matt Damon would be portraying him in a movie set to be released in November.

An interesting link between Mr. Shelby and yours truly is that his test driver, Ken Miles (whom Christian Bales will portray in the aforementioned movie, [b][i]Ford v Ferrari[/i][/b]), taught my father to drive sports cars in road races.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 19, 2019 10:34PM)
OK, this should be an easy one:

1. I was orphaned at age 14.
2. Arrested for stealing food at age 16.
3. Escaped and joined a group of cattle rustlers.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 19, 2019 11:16PM)
William Bonney?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Oct 20, 2019 12:23AM)
I bet he was he in the moovies or a moosician.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 20, 2019 01:57PM)
[quote]On Oct 19, 2019, landmark wrote:
William Bonney? [/quote]

You got it, Landmark! Billy the Kid, born name Henry McCarty, aka William H. Bonney.

My other clues would have been:

4. Took part in the Lincoln County War.
5. Committed several murders.
6. I was sentenced to hang but escaped from jail.
7. The reward for my capture was posted at $500.
8. I eventually died from a gunshot wound.
9. The fellow who shot me was Pat Garrett.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 20, 2019 08:41PM)
1. My father was an Army pilot.
2. I was an indifferent student and dropped out of high school.
3. I was arrested hundreds of times.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 20, 2019 10:09PM)
4. I wrote a few books, but that's not what I'm most known for.

5. One of the books describes some intricate detail about one of the major tools I use in my work.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 21, 2019 09:06AM)
Abby Hoffman
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 21, 2019 09:38AM)
[quote]On Oct 21, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Abby Hoffman[/quote]
I suspect that you mean [i]Abb[b]ie[/b][/i].
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 21, 2019 09:43AM)
[quote]On Oct 21, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
[quote]On Oct 21, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Abby Hoffman[/quote]
I suspect that you mean [i]Abb[b]ie[/b][/i]. [/quote]

Your suspicions may prove correct.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 21, 2019 10:31AM)
Not Abbie.

6. I'm an international law breaker.

7. My photo graced the cover of a rock album that sold more than half a million copies worldwide.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 21, 2019 12:23PM)
Julian Assange
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 21, 2019 07:42PM)
Not Julian.

8. I single-handedly built a barn in the Catskill Mountains using the methods and tools of 18th-century timber framers to use as a studio.

9. It might be a bit ironic that landmark is asking about me--since I've been involved with so many.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 21, 2019 09:03PM)
Paul Revere
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 21, 2019 09:34PM)
[quote]On Oct 21, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Paul Revere[/quote]
The band leader from the '60s?

I suspect that the other guy's father wasn't a pilot.

Call it a hunch.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 21, 2019 09:58PM)
Pilot could refer to a boat captain back then.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 21, 2019 10:25PM)
[quote]On Oct 21, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Pilot could refer to a boat captain back then.[/quote]
Did the Army have boats?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 21, 2019 11:30PM)
10. As punishment for my greatest crime, the judge sent me to Central Park to perform for children.

11. August 1974.
Message: Posted by: foolsnobody (Oct 22, 2019 01:46AM)
Levon Helm?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 22, 2019 09:27AM)
Not Levon.

12. I'm a well-balanced fellow, but unfortunately, I can never repeat my greatest accomplishment.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 22, 2019 10:15AM)
Lenny Bruce?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 22, 2019 11:14AM)
I like that Lenny Bruce had to perform for children as punishment for his obscenity.

The answer is the tightrope-walker who spanned the World Trade Center.
His name eludes me. Maybe I get a half-point.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 22, 2019 11:57AM)
There you go, Mr. Salk! Full points. Phillipe Petit.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 22, 2019 12:12PM)
[quote]On Oct 22, 2019, Mr Salk wrote:
I like that Lenny Bruce had to perform for children as punishment for his obscenity.
[/quote]

Rotfl
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 22, 2019 12:37PM)
I've got one:

1. I eventually followed my father's footsteps as a naval officer.
2. I briefly commanded two ships during WW 2.
3. I am more famous for my post war career.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 22, 2019 12:58PM)
Admiral Dewey?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 22, 2019 01:28PM)
JFK?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 22, 2019 01:37PM)
No and No.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 22, 2019 02:07PM)
4. Much of my autobiography was fictionalized.
5. I published stories in many pulp-genres.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 22, 2019 02:26PM)
Dashiel Hammet
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 22, 2019 02:32PM)
Nope
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 22, 2019 08:23PM)
6. I was convicted of fraud in 1978 in an enormous infiltration case with 5000 covert agents.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 22, 2019 09:10PM)
7. I had a lifelong obsession with the sea and christened myself "Commodore". I sailed around the world for years to escape prosecution from foreign governments.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 22, 2019 10:19PM)
The guy from Catch Me If You Can? Frank something?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 22, 2019 10:22PM)
No
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 23, 2019 12:02AM)
8. John Travolta starred in a panned sci-fi film adapted from my second-best selling book.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 23, 2019 05:53AM)
Elron Hubbard?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 23, 2019 08:20AM)
Correct. L Ron Hubbard it is!
The L is for Lafayette.


9. I invented a device to read innermost thoughts.
10. I authored Dianetics.
11. I founded Scientology.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 23, 2019 09:17AM)
I stopped watching Travolta and Whitaker for a few years after Battlefield Earth. That was truly a horrible film... and performance.

Been wanting to do this one for awhile:


1.) My first business was a gas station in my hometown.
2.) Later on I ran for Mayor of my hometown but lost by a few votes.
3.) I had to register as a foreign agent of the Libyan government after receiving a 'loan'.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 23, 2019 12:18PM)
Mayor Pete
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 23, 2019 08:22PM)
Jerry Herbst?
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 23, 2019 09:06PM)
No and no.

4.) Both myself, my sister and mother all died of Pancreatic Cancer.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 24, 2019 08:08AM)
5.) I once urinated on an airport runway in full view of the press and dignitaries.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 24, 2019 10:34AM)
Ted Kennedy
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 24, 2019 10:44AM)
Ozzie Osborne
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 24, 2019 11:38AM)
No~
and no.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 24, 2019 12:20PM)
Hunter S Thompson
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 24, 2019 12:23PM)
No...

6) I was the spokesman for Falls City Brewing Company.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 24, 2019 12:51PM)
William Burroughs
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 24, 2019 12:56PM)
No.

7.) They used my name on the cans of beer and my likeness on the beer cases...
Message: Posted by: tommy (Oct 24, 2019 01:08PM)
Banksy?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 24, 2019 01:35PM)
Billy Bush.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 24, 2019 01:51PM)
Billy Carter
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 24, 2019 02:22PM)
Adolph Coors?
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 24, 2019 04:35PM)
That bear that's always like "from the land of sky blue waaaters"
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Oct 24, 2019 09:00PM)
[quote]On Oct 24, 2019, Alan M wrote:
Billy Carter [/quote]

Winner winner chicken dinner...

A lot of people collected cases of Billy Beer believing it will be valuable one day. I hear you can sell them for their aluminum, so there's that.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 24, 2019 09:56PM)
Still gonna have this stuck in my head tho
https://youtu.be/o83xxWCel8g
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 24, 2019 10:07PM)
When I was young my uncle had a 6 pack of unopened Billy Beer that he was quite proud of and displayed prominently in his home bar.

During a New Years Eve party at his home in the late 70's, one of the guests decided to crack one open and that is my first memory of seeing a grown man absolutely lose his s**t.

I will post my three clue challenge shortly...
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 24, 2019 10:20PM)
Here's my challenge...

1) I've been nominated as Best Actor for an Academy Award three times but never won.

2) I speak fluent English, Danish, French and Spanish. I am conversational in Italian and also understand Norwegian and Swedish.

3) I was married to the singer of a punk rock band for about 10 years.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 24, 2019 10:35PM)
John Malkovitch
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 24, 2019 10:43PM)
Not Malkovich.

Great actor though. I'm surprised he hasn't won an Academy Award.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 25, 2019 09:41AM)
Benedict Cumberbatch
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 25, 2019 12:40PM)
Nope, not Benedict.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 25, 2019 01:51PM)
Scarlett Johanssen (sp?)
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 25, 2019 02:12PM)
Antonio Banderes
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 25, 2019 02:19PM)
Not Scarlett, nor Antonio.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 25, 2019 02:40PM)
Liv Ullman?
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 25, 2019 03:22PM)
Gina Davis
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 25, 2019 04:43PM)
Richard Ramirez
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 25, 2019 04:44PM)
*oh wait the beer wasn't a clue. I retract Richard Ramirez and would like to buy a vowel.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 25, 2019 10:40PM)
OK Alan M, I think it's time for a 4th clue . . .
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 26, 2019 12:04AM)
None of the above.

4) Bob Anderson, renowned film fight choreographer and swordmaster, described me as the best swordsman he's ever trained.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 26, 2019 12:51AM)
Mandy Patinkin
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 26, 2019 01:19AM)
Viggo Mortensen. Swords, I know.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 26, 2019 01:32AM)
That part where he deflected the knife thrown at him... so good. Man I gotta watch those movies.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 26, 2019 01:41AM)
We have a winner... Viggo Mortensen is correct!

Nominated as best actor for Eastern Promises, Captain Fantastic and Green Book.

Most well known though for playing Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, hence the swordsmanship.

Married to Exene Cervenka, singer from X, from 1987 - 1997. They have a son named Harry.

Well done, Critter!
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 26, 2019 10:00AM)
1. I have a Masters degree in chemical engineering and received multiple scholarships.

2. I worked hard to succeed in part because of an abusive father.

3. I've danced at Studio 54.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 26, 2019 01:12PM)
Paula Abdul
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 26, 2019 03:45PM)
Andy Warhol
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 26, 2019 05:11PM)
No but they met Andy Warhol.

4. I've been a part of both the Marvel and Bond universes.

5. I nearly killed the star of another succesful franchise.

6. I gave a TED Talk.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 26, 2019 10:33PM)
Dame Judi Dench
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 26, 2019 10:48PM)
7. I was married to a supermodel.
8. I am an expert in full-contact karate.
9. I speak two languages fluently and am conversational in three others, though it's often misreported that I'm fluent in all.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 27, 2019 11:24AM)
10. I have a heart stopping punch.
11. I wrote a book about fitness. Much like the guy I nearly accidentally killed.
12. In a tragic turn of events my home was broken into and family held hostage. No one was killed but the PTSD led to the decline of my marriage.
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Oct 27, 2019 01:56PM)
I think you mean “nearly killed accidentally” not ‘nearly accidentally killed”. :lol:
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 27, 2019 02:19PM)
Bruce Lee
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 27, 2019 05:31PM)
[quote]On Oct 27, 2019, Mr Salk wrote:
Bruce Lee [/quote]

So close. He made a movie with his son. That's 13.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 27, 2019 05:33PM)
14. I have only played my own Nationality once.

15. I trained with an Olympic pentathlon team for a role as an East German pentathlete.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 27, 2019 05:34PM)
[quote]On Oct 27, 2019, Tom Cutts wrote:
I think you mean “nearly killed accidentally” not ‘nearly accidentally killed”. :lol: [/quote]

I think either might apply from a certain point of view.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 27, 2019 06:48PM)
Stephen Segal?
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 27, 2019 10:28PM)
Dolph Lundgren?
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 27, 2019 11:16PM)
[quote]On Oct 27, 2019, Alan M wrote:
Dolph Lundgren? [/quote]

Boom, got it.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 28, 2019 04:04PM)
1) My interest in rock and roll music began at age 10 when I met Elvis Presley.

2) One of my first guitar teachers went on to become a member of the Eagles.

3) In 1987, an arsonist set my house on fire, destroying everything but my basement studio.
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Oct 28, 2019 05:15PM)
Tom Petty.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Oct 28, 2019 05:34PM)
You nailed it, Tom!
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Oct 28, 2019 06:00PM)
You can’t get much about Tom Petty past me. I even have a pre publishing advance copy of his autobiography, as well as the published one.

Anyone who wants start the next round.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 28, 2019 07:10PM)
1. Although born in England, I attended a university in Spain.
2. As a Royal Air Force pilot, I flew the de Haviland Vampire.
3. I later worked as a journalist for Reuters and the BBC.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 29, 2019 05:24AM)
Christopher Lee.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 29, 2019 11:07AM)
4. I was a spy for MI6 for twenty years.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 29, 2019 11:16AM)
Ian Flemming?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 29, 2019 11:23AM)
[quote]On Oct 29, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Ian Flemming?[/quote]
That would have been my reply, but with only one "m".

I hope that you're right.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 29, 2019 11:38AM)
II Amm Alsoo Hopingg Thatt II amm Rightt
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 29, 2019 12:00PM)
Haha! But no correct answers yet . . .
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Oct 29, 2019 12:55PM)
A shot in the dark... Winston Churchill?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 29, 2019 01:24PM)
Nope.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 29, 2019 02:53PM)
John LeCarre
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 29, 2019 03:59PM)
Nope.

5. My first novel became an international best-seller.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 29, 2019 07:16PM)
6. Some of my books were made into films.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 29, 2019 08:22PM)
Trevanian...(First name is not used but I believe it is Lee.)
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Oct 29, 2019 08:36PM)
Roald Dahl
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 29, 2019 08:56PM)
Jeffrey Archer?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 29, 2019 08:58PM)
No, no, and no.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 30, 2019 01:09PM)
Leon Uris
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 30, 2019 01:10PM)
Actually I think I was thinking of James Mitchner
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 30, 2019 01:14PM)
7. Actors portraying my protagonists in movies include Jon Voight, Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger and Pierce Brosnan.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 30, 2019 10:04PM)
No guesses?

8. Sam Elliott, Michael Caine and Timothy Hutton also starred in film adaptations of my novels.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 30, 2019 10:43PM)
Len Deighton?
Message: Posted by: foolsnobody (Oct 31, 2019 01:44AM)
Robert Ludlum?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 31, 2019 12:45PM)
A couple of these guesses were oh so close ... but still no cigar.

Here are my last two clues:

9. I was appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

10. My memoir is entitled “The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue.”
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 31, 2019 01:23PM)
I'd probably have gotten it much earlier if you'd included Edward Fox as having a starring rôle, or Derek Jacobi in a supporting rôle.

When I was perhaps 13 I read the Reader's Digest condensed version of [i]The Day of the Jackal[/i]; it was excellent.

Frederick Forsyth.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 31, 2019 01:29PM)
I had recently figured out it was Day of the Jackal, but did not know the author's name.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 31, 2019 01:48PM)
And the answer is ….. (drum roll) …..

Frederick Forsyth, author of Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, Dogs of War, The Fourth Protocol, and many others.

If you fellas don’t know his work, I highly recommend reading at least the first two books listed (the full versions), and then seeing the original movie adaptations (i.e. not any remakes, if they exist).

Well, Cliffg37 PM’d me and knew the film, but not the author, so S2000magician is the winner! Your turn …
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 31, 2019 03:42PM)
Good one, Arthur!

[url=https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069947/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1]The Day of the Jackal[/url] is an excellent movie! If you haven't seen it, you should. It was, in my opinion, as faithful to the book as it could be, given the limitations on the length of a theatrical release.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 31, 2019 03:53PM)
I've not read the book. I thought the original move was excellent. The Richard Gere remake (Re boot?) Not so much.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 31, 2019 04:27PM)
The Odessa File is equally as good a read ... as is the movie adaptation with John Voight.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 31, 2019 11:51PM)
Saw that movie Arthur, and loved that one too. Actually it was your inclusion of John Voight that got me started thinking in thta direction.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Nov 1, 2019 11:09AM)
1. I was born in Vienna.
2. I was married and divorced six times.
3. I advised Howard Hughes to change the shape of his airplanes.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 1, 2019 12:33PM)
Werner Von Braun
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 1, 2019 01:13PM)
Hedy Lamarr
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Nov 1, 2019 01:41PM)
Landmark nailed it!

Good job!
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 1, 2019 01:49PM)
Yes, well done, Landmark! I was concentrating on a male person and didn't have a clue.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 1, 2019 07:14PM)
1. I had polio as a child
2. I was a certified acupuncture doctor
3. I won a nationally broadcast talent show
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 1, 2019 09:54PM)
4. I developed over 30 patents in my lifetime, including one for a disposable razor.
5. I have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for my television work.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 2, 2019 08:42AM)
Ron Popiel
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 2, 2019 09:19AM)
Not Ron.

6. Dr. Heimlich (of the Heimlich maneuver) claims that my artificial heart invention was the precursor to the Jarvik artificial heart.

7. I made my most famous career by knocking on wood.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 2, 2019 10:24AM)
Paul Winchell
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 2, 2019 04:32PM)
Hooray! Hoorah! Yes, it's Paul Winchell
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 2, 2019 04:54PM)
I used to love Paul's show as a kid. Sadly, I heard a lot of the show recordings were destroyed in contract disputes.

1. My father worked at a plant that made chemical weapons for the military
2. There is a bust (statue of my head) on display in Lithuania
3. In Berlin Germany, there is a street named after me.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 3, 2019 08:02AM)
4. I became a "mother" on mothers' day of 1965
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 3, 2019 08:15AM)
Frank Zappa?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 3, 2019 08:56AM)
Back to you Landmark. Good job!

5. I had very little respect for formalized education
6. Soupy Sales knew who I was
7. My primary home was in Los Angeles
8. I was almost made ambassador to Checkoslovikia, but due to controversy, I had to settle for Atache.
9. I once testified before a Senate subcommittee.
10. People thought of me as a singer, but I said I was a composer.
11. My four children have unusual names.
12. Alice Cooper came to me to start his musical career.
13. When I was young I "played" a bicycle for Steve Allen.

Almost everything about that man seemed like it didn't make sense.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 3, 2019 09:34AM)
Thanks. I'll pass to anyone who wants to take it.

Meanwhile, here's the Steve Allen Zappa clip:

[youtube]DqL9MlZCjhw[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 3, 2019 09:50PM)
Haha! That's hilarious!

I'll jump in if no one else is ready. This should be another easy one ...

1. I could be described as a jack of all trades.
2. One of my job descriptions would be editor.
3. Another, president of a college.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 4, 2019 02:32PM)
Benjamin Franklin
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 4, 2019 02:36PM)
Excellent, Cliff! These would have been my other clues:

4. At one time I was also affiliated with the Post Office.
5. I’m respected in the fields of science and politics.
6. I was admired by the French.
7. Although initially a slave owner, I later became an abolitionist.
8. People who borrow books from the library should thank me.
9. An image of my face appears on US currency.
10. I was one of the founding fathers of the United States.

You’re up!
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 4, 2019 07:38PM)
That was an educated guess, but as a Physics teacher, I do talk about Franklin at times, especially his electric work.

1. I am a Brit - Born in London.
2. I have been married three times.
3. I have lots of famous friends who boosted my career.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 5, 2019 09:31AM)
4. Like many of my generation, I took what could have been an amazing career and changed it to a mediocre one through drug use.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Nov 5, 2019 11:23AM)
Timothy Leary?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 5, 2019 11:38AM)
Amy Winehouse?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 5, 2019 11:40AM)
Not Leary....
Was he a Brit?

5. After my drug induced career drop, I spent two years of my life homeless and living on the street.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Nov 5, 2019 02:28PM)
Harry Nillson
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 5, 2019 02:54PM)
Nillson? Yo! He's a fellow New Yorker like me. Not him.

6. My slide down the scale culminated in a suicide attempt which cost me custody of my child.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Nov 5, 2019 04:10PM)
Drat! Nillson seemed like the sad sort of sod who would fit the bill.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Nov 5, 2019 07:18PM)
Syd Barrett.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 5, 2019 08:45PM)
Marianne Faithful.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 5, 2019 09:49PM)
Brilliant Arthur hadn't even gotten to the obvious stuff yet.

7. The media once reported I had a strange love of chocolate. I denied it as untrue.
8. My biggest success came in 1979 when I released a song about terrorists.
9. I once did a duet with David Bowie
and the really obvious
10. I had a four-year romance with Mic Jagger, but we never married, and it was suggested that he may not have been the only rolling stone I slept with.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 6, 2019 12:18AM)
Thanks, Cliff! I just thought of all the rock ’n’ roll casualties (like myself) that I’ve met or are familiar with, and concluded Marianne must be on that list.

Here's one that shouldn't take too long to solve:

1. My mother was a midwife.
2. My father played trumpet and piano.
3. I have an extensive vocal range.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 6, 2019 08:24PM)
Annie Haslam
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 6, 2019 08:58PM)
No.

4. I met one of my colleagues on a bus.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Nov 6, 2019 11:12PM)
Whitney Houston
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 6, 2019 11:42PM)
Not Whitney.

5. I admired Slim Whitman.
Message: Posted by: foolsnobody (Nov 7, 2019 01:06AM)
Paul McCartney
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 7, 2019 10:16AM)
Reba MacIntire
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 7, 2019 12:18PM)
Foolsnobody's got it!

These would have been the rest of my clues:

6. I was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
7. I play left-handed guitar.
8. I’m one of the most successful composer/performers of all time.
9. My first band was The Quarrymen.
10. I also received an OBE.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 7, 2019 02:02PM)
The left handed part would have given it to me. I have seen three different Beatle tribute bands, and not one of them features a left handed Sir Paul.

Anybody know the difference between an OBE and being Knighted?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 7, 2019 02:40PM)
I knew a bass player/singer in NYC who had a Beatles tribute band, and who actually played left-handed bass.

Among his many other awards and honors, Paul Mcartney was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965, and received a knighthood in 1997 for his services to music.

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service.

A knighthood, and the female equivalent, a damehood, is an award given by the queen to an individual for a major, long-term, contribution in any activity, usually at a national or international level. Men who are knighted become Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) and shall be called Sir, while women become Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) and get the title Dame.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 8, 2019 10:37PM)
Well, until Foolsnobody shows up again, here's a quick one:

1. I was born out of wedlock.
2. While I was in the cradle a bird opened my mouth with its tail.
2. Later, I enjoyed painting although I had no formal training.
Message: Posted by: foolsnobody (Nov 9, 2019 03:10AM)
Take it, arthur! lol
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 9, 2019 08:44AM)
Picaso
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 9, 2019 02:22PM)
So sorry, Foolsnobody! I jumped the gun . . .

Here’s another clue:

4. I influenced many later generations.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 9, 2019 10:34PM)
5. I was extremely curious with an inventive imagination.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Nov 10, 2019 12:42AM)
Salvador Dali?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 10, 2019 04:23PM)
6. Some people thought I was superhuman.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 10, 2019 04:47PM)
DaVinci?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 10, 2019 05:17PM)
You got it, Landmark! Leonardo da Vinci.

7. One of my paintings was reproduced countless times.
8. I conceptualized many inventions.
9. Some of my many interests included science and music.
10. I practiced botany in the Vatican City gardens.
11. I was a contemporary of Botticelli.

Your turn ...
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 10, 2019 08:08PM)
I'll pass it to whomever wishes.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 12, 2019 09:47AM)
1. I was born of Arabian descent in the mid-west
2. I appeared on a few TV shows, but had a co-starring role on one long running show
3. I once posed nude for a skin mag
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 12, 2019 12:43PM)
Burt Reynolds
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 12, 2019 06:21PM)
Nope, Not Burt.

4. I have been married for a long time and I have a son.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 12, 2019 10:32PM)
Kim Kardashian.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 13, 2019 07:15AM)
Long shot: F. Murray Abraham.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 13, 2019 08:07AM)
I don't use it, but my name ends in Jr. My son is a III
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Nov 13, 2019 11:26AM)
Oded Fehr
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 13, 2019 11:54AM)
No, not Oded.

6. On my long running TV show, there were so many cast changes from one season to another, that by the end of the series, only myself and one other original actor were left.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 13, 2019 04:06PM)
7. I played Superman in some videos, until my skin magazine posing was revealed.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 14, 2019 09:27AM)
8. I did alright with my acting career, but at 6'4" and beefy, I am in the Guinness Book and have won awards as a body builder.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 14, 2019 10:38AM)
[quote]my name ends in Jr. [/quote]

Andre The Giant,
Junior
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 14, 2019 10:52AM)
Andre had no son. Only one daughter. She is not connected with wrestling.

9. My father was Syrian, (Hence my Arabian lineage) my mother was American. But my last name is a latin word.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 14, 2019 07:07PM)
10. I like cinnimon, but one of my costars liked cinnamon more than me.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 14, 2019 07:38PM)
Peter Lupus
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 14, 2019 08:12PM)
Thank you, Landmark, I was about to run out of clues.

11. Since I hit 50 years old, I have been promoting healthy lifestyles for people in older years.

I guess that one was too obscure.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 14, 2019 09:07PM)
By the way, I liked Peter Lupus as Willie Armitage, but he made a rotten Superman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ3DFMcRjzo

I also could not bring myself to use the clue that an autoimmune disease bears his name.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 15, 2019 09:07AM)
I'm fairly certain that Peter Lupus actually only did one day of work on Mission: Impossible. They filmed him saying, "Right, Jim," and kept using the same clip over and over. :)

I'll pass.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 15, 2019 12:06PM)
I must admit I’ve never heard the name Peter Lupus before.

1. I was born in Pennsylvania.
2. English was not my first language.
3. When my father died, I worked in a coal mine from age 10.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 15, 2019 04:01PM)
W.C. Fields
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 15, 2019 04:13PM)
Nope.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 15, 2019 10:22PM)
4. We were so poor that at one time I had to wear my sister’s dress to school for lack of clothing.
Message: Posted by: foolsnobody (Nov 16, 2019 03:03AM)
Andy Warhol?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 16, 2019 10:45AM)
Charlie Chaplan
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 16, 2019 12:32PM)
5. I was a Boeing B-29 Superfortress aerial gunner during WW2.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 16, 2019 11:01PM)
6. I was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 17, 2019 06:41AM)
Kirk Douglas? Wait no--Charles Bronson.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 17, 2019 08:35AM)
Clint Eastwood?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 17, 2019 12:46PM)
Landmark’s got it! Charles Bronson. These would have been my other clues:

7. After the war, I joined a theatrical group and shared an apartment with Jack Klugman in NYC.
8. I got married, moved to Hollywood, and began to find small film roles.
9. Changing my last name landed me bigger roles, as a detective, U.S. Marshall, an outlaw, American Indian, etc.
10. My most famous role came when I was 52 years old.
11. I appeared in 15 films with my second wife, Jill Ireland.

Your turn, Landmark!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 17, 2019 03:11PM)
Yes, I remembered an interview where he talked about his really tough childhood.

1. I was awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross after flying 35 missions in Europe during WWII.

2. I got a Ph. D. in history.

3. My grandfather was an alcoholic; my father, a preacher, worked in the coal mines from the age of nine.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 17, 2019 05:30PM)
Jimmy Stewart?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 17, 2019 10:05PM)
Not Jimmy.

4. The Ogala Sioux nation named me "The Great White Eagle."
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 18, 2019 07:24AM)
5. Once, after being heckled, I famously told the heckler, "I've got a secret for you," then said softly into his ear, "Kiss my a**!". Unfortunately for me, it was picked up by a live mic.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 18, 2019 09:28AM)
Don Rickles
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 18, 2019 10:07AM)
Not Don.

6. I was United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, under two Presidents of different political parties.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 18, 2019 11:22AM)
Pat Paulson
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 18, 2019 08:00PM)
LOL. Not Pat.

7. By the close of 1961, the Food for Peace program I headed was operating in a dozen countries, and 10 million more people had been fed with American surplus than the year before. In February 1962, I visited India and oversaw a greatly expanded school lunch program thanks to Food for Peace; subsequently one in five Indian schoolchildren would be fed from it, and by mid-1962, 35 million children around the world.

8. I once said, "For many years, I wanted to run for the presidency in the worst possible way – and last year I sure did."
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 19, 2019 05:26AM)
I thought the last one would give it away. No more guesses?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 19, 2019 09:05AM)
Adelai Stevenson
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 19, 2019 09:30AM)
Very close.

9. I said of one of my opponents, ""I'm tired of old men dreaming up wars for young men to fight. If he wants to use American ground troops in Cambodia, let him lead the charge himself."
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 19, 2019 12:52PM)
George McGovern
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 19, 2019 02:47PM)
Yes, George McGovern is correct. A man with a more interesting resume than most may have thought.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 19, 2019 02:53PM)
Wow, there is a lot I did not know about the man, even though I remember when he ran for President.

I guess it is my turn, but before I come up with one, how many people are actually still in the game? Has it run its course? Ia m enjoying all I am learning here, but if it is done, then it is done. Let me know...
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 19, 2019 03:09PM)
I'm certainly still in it ... and judging. by the number of views, I would say several previous and possible new participants might be lurking.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 19, 2019 03:15PM)
1. English is not my first language.
2. I now live in America, but hold dual citizenship.
3. I was married once.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Nov 19, 2019 06:20PM)
I’m still in but several of the last games have had me too stumped to even hazard a guess!
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Nov 19, 2019 09:38PM)
I'm in, I've simply been swamped lately.

There have been a few really good ones lately, I noticed.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 19, 2019 11:16PM)
4. My native tongue was German
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 20, 2019 09:20AM)
5. I have been involved in several lawsuits, each over vastly different issues.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 20, 2019 11:07AM)
Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 20, 2019 12:28PM)
Nope not Arnold.

I am five foot seven inches tall.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 20, 2019 08:37PM)
7. I don't own any horses.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 21, 2019 10:07AM)
8. I have been nominated for two Oscars. I won one of them.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 21, 2019 12:11PM)
9. I have been featured on the cover of several magazines including, people, us, glamor, in style and rolling stone.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 21, 2019 12:16PM)
Heidi Klum ... although I think she must be taller than 5' 7".
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 21, 2019 12:43PM)
Not Heidi,

10. Frustrating and conflicting fact about me... One source says I had trouble with filming a water scene as I cannot swim. Another source says I earned a diving license to do the scene.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 21, 2019 03:47PM)
Claudia Schiffer?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 21, 2019 04:48PM)
Good guess, Landmark. I couldn't think of anyone else with dual USA/German citizenship fitting these descriptions ...
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 22, 2019 12:00AM)
Not Claudia...

11. I have two adopted children which is ironic as I won my Oscar for for a movie about taking in a homeless child.
4a. Bonus: I do not look German, I do not have a German name, and I have no hint of a German accent.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 22, 2019 12:42AM)
Angela Merkel or Joe Pesci :bawl: :confused: :worry:
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 22, 2019 10:01AM)
Neither...

12. In an early role, I was 25, I played a student given super abilities through scientific means. Later I was considered for two other superhero movies, but neither was ever made.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Nov 22, 2019 11:59AM)
Kelly LaBrock.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 22, 2019 01:27PM)
No, Not Kelly.

13. I was interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres who asked me what my favorite swear word was. I said "Ef Me!"
14. Unlike the answer to Cliff's last round at this game, the obscure Peter Lupus, I am a name known to pretty much everyone thanks to my Movie career which started in the early 90's and is still going on today.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 22, 2019 04:11PM)
15. I think I shocked a lot of people when I made a movie that was critically acclaimed, but I played against type. My role was a self-entitled, foul mouthed suburban racist.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 22, 2019 04:22PM)
I STILL can't figure it out, Cliff!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 22, 2019 07:44PM)
I cracked. I googled the answer.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Nov 22, 2019 09:07PM)
Julia Roberts
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 22, 2019 09:27PM)
Not Julia Roberts...

Landmark, were you shocked at the answer? I was.

16. Although I have played an amazing number of different types of characters, most people think of me as a "Girl Next Door" type. However I have played a secretary, I played a Bionic girl. (NOT WOMAN) I've been FBI, I've been a scientist, I've traveled in more than one form of transportation. Early in my career, I was a cashier and later a thief. I've even been a reluctant witch.
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 23, 2019 09:00AM)
The modes of transportation clue makes me think of Sandra Bullock.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 23, 2019 09:57AM)
Motown is the winner with Sandra Bullock.

17. My outlaw husband was a biker and I was his third wife.
18. My husband had his own cable TV show

Wow, that one took a while, I think 16 clues is the most we've had so far.

Landmark, exactly what did you google to look it up?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 23, 2019 11:23AM)
It was tough, but I googled something like homeless child oscar film.

But what was the horse clue about?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 23, 2019 12:23PM)
One of the things I read in one of her biographies is that she loves horses, but doesn't own any as she is terribly alergic to them.
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 23, 2019 01:28PM)
1) I was born in Harlem.

2) I once worked with John Wayne.

3) My nickname was Babe.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 23, 2019 02:04PM)
Babe Ruth?

P.S. Cliff: I thought of Sandra Bullock earlier on ... pictured her face in my mind, but couldn't remember her name!
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Nov 23, 2019 05:00PM)
Until clues 17 & 18 after the fact, I would have guessed Sanda Bullock never. That was a tough one!
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 23, 2019 05:32PM)
It was not Babe Ruth.
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 23, 2019 06:48PM)
Here’s another clue:

4) I had a signature line, that was also the title of one of my movies.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Nov 23, 2019 07:29PM)
Roscoe Lee Browne?
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 23, 2019 11:18PM)
Sorry, Roscoe Lee Brown is not the answer.
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 24, 2019 12:38PM)
Clue: 5) I share a distinctive facial feature with an infamous man.
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Nov 24, 2019 01:41PM)
Charlie Chaplin?
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 24, 2019 03:53PM)
It’s not Charlie Chaplin,

Clue 6: ) I wore a coonskin cap in one of my films, which was different from what people were use to seeing me in.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 24, 2019 07:36PM)
Mae West?
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 24, 2019 10:56PM)
No, it’s not Mae West.

You guys are playing in the right area.

Clue: 7) While I was born in the United States, my partner was not.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 25, 2019 10:07AM)
OK, I got this one now. but having just come off a long winded Sandra Bullock phase, I am not answering this one.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Nov 25, 2019 12:14PM)
Groucho Marx
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Nov 25, 2019 12:21PM)
Good guess, Mr. Salk! I couldn't think of anyone.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Nov 25, 2019 02:46PM)
George Burns?
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 25, 2019 04:45PM)
None of those are correct. I thought the last clue would seal the deal.

This is turning into Another Fine Mess, as I’m running out of clues.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Nov 25, 2019 05:11PM)
Oh. Stan Laurel.
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Nov 25, 2019 05:32PM)
Or Hardy...I think he had the 'tash.
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 25, 2019 05:34PM)
Oliver Hardy is correct.

He was born in Harlem, GA
He appeared with John Wayne in the Fighting Kentuckian.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Nov 26, 2019 01:54AM)
I knew this one from the first clue. I've been on vacation and popped back in to be too late for the boat!
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Nov 26, 2019 09:53AM)
That was a good one. Deep but not impossible.
Unfortunately I haven't got anything queued.

PASS

Let's give the floor to Animated Puppets!
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Nov 26, 2019 08:09PM)
Thanks!

1.) I have a degree in electrical engineering.

2.) I went to primary school with Tony Blair.

3.) I have my very own HGV licence.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 27, 2019 02:39PM)
Oh, I think I know this one...

I think we are talking about Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson!
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Nov 27, 2019 08:30PM)
Yep. A quick easy one.

4.) I'm good friends with Prince Charles and Camilla.
5.) I have trouble pronouncing words with the letter ‘B’ in them.
6.) I had a stammer for many years.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 28, 2019 09:01AM)
Good one A.P. What is really funny about that last person was that I was considering running a set of clues on Mr. Atkinson myself.

Excelsior!

1. I was born in Queens, New York.
2. I was married three times
3. I was born Jewish but turned my back on that aspect of my life from a young age.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 29, 2019 11:09AM)
I hope you all had a geat thanksgiving...

4. My father was a tailor who made official uniforms (Police, military etc.)
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 29, 2019 08:59PM)
5. I got fired from a job, that I never actually held because of other comitments.
Message: Posted by: foolsnobody (Nov 30, 2019 01:36AM)
The Dalai Lama? Jk...how was your Thanksgiving? Speaking of Thanksgiving, I'm going to try to share this little cartoon from back when I was a hippie in the Haight:
Message: Posted by: foolsnobody (Nov 30, 2019 01:38AM)
Couldn't add attachment. Sorry.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 30, 2019 09:12AM)
Not Dalai Lama

6. I lived most of my later years in Pasadena, California.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Nov 30, 2019 08:57PM)
7. I once corrected one of my daughter's high school teachers. He refused to teach her further. I had to "home school" that subject.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 1, 2019 12:50AM)
Richard Feynman
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 1, 2019 09:27AM)
Feynman it is. I figured you'd know that one.

8. One of my wives had a severe form of tuberculosis and I could not even physically touch her.
9. I loved to travel, but only if I could live as the locals did and not stay in a westernized hotel.
10. Albert Einstein once told me he thought my early work was "not correct"
11. Cliffg37 never met me, but two years ago he met and shook hands with my then 49-year-old daughter.
12. I was known for my sense of humor and referred to as a "Curious Character."
13. I played drums, did sketches, and throat sang.
14. I won the Nobel prize for figuring how electrons spin.
15. I knew why the challenger space shuttle blew up. I testified to this in front of congress.
16. I was an early recipient of Radiation Therapy, but I died of cancer in 1988

This truly brilliant man was a member of the Southern California American Association of Physics Teachers, a local chapter of a national academic organization. He passed on 10 years before I became a member of the group, but I am proud to be its President today. I actaully got his daughter Michelle Feynman to come and give a talk in his name.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 1, 2019 01:41PM)
That's yet another person I've never heard of. I guess it's obvious why I failed math and science at school ...

P.S. Very impressive credentials, Cliff!
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 1, 2019 04:17PM)
Thank you, Arthur.

Check this out, Feynman's bit starts about 2 minutes in...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOzoLdfWyKw
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 2, 2019 01:13AM)
I was working as a warhead designer when the Challenger accident occurred. One of my coworkers did some hydrocode analysis on the booster design after the accident and showed that even if the cold weather hadn't compromised the o-rings, the design was still flawed and likely would still have failed.

I'll come up with a new person tomorrow morning.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 2, 2019 04:47PM)
If you read Feynman's findings on the issue, one of the things he states was that every dept had calculated an overall possibility a failure percent. He said it was all Wah Wah (His way of saying the bull word) because they had had not fired enough shuttles into space to record any form of meaningful data. Statistical analysis was meaningless, and yet the shuttles were sent off as if the safety margin was really calculated.

If you read "Riding Rockets" by astronaut Michael Mullane, he talks about the plan NASA came up with after the Challenger disaster to have astronauts skydive from a crippled shuttle. His comment was that there would be no success in even getting to the hatch, never mind jumping.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 2, 2019 08:22PM)
Unfortunately, NASA was sometimes pretty cavalier with the lives of the astronauts. IIRC, Nixon had two speeches ready on the eve of the moon landing--one to celebrate its success, and another to give condolences in the event of an accident.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 2, 2019 08:44PM)
Cliff and S2000magician: I am in awe of your scientific knowledge. But since you mentioned Challenger — if you’ll allow me to digress — I have a totally different story regarding that tragic event.

After the success of The Goonies, I wrote another song for Cyndi Lauper entitled Heading For The Moon. Cyndi liked it so much, she planned to make it the title track of her next album. We recorded a basic home demo for the studio musicians to copy during the actual recording date. Unfortunately, by then Cyndi’s ego had become so big that she thought as he could do anything. So she produced the song herself (along with a “yes-man” co-producer). And sadly, she lost sight of the charm of my original musical arrangement.

To make matters worse, the studio musicians spoiled my song’s “groove” by overplaying. Plus, an eclectic guitarist Cyndi hired to recreate one of my rather important instrumental counter-melodies, added a 5th effect on the guitar, which ruined the simplicity of the original demo. Once the musicians had left, Cyndi actually called me from the studio to come and salvage the arrangement. I re-played and fixed a few things, but it was too late. The damage had already been done.

Nevertheless, Cyndi still planned to make Heading For The Moon the title of her new album … until Challenger exploded. She thought the allusion was too close. Can’t say I blame her for that. But not only did she change the album title, she also completely nixed the song off the album!

I had to fight hard to get her and her management to at least put it on the B side off the first single. Luckily that single was True Colors, which went #1 all over the world. So while I did not earn any money from airplay, I did receive some good compensation from sales of the single.

Anyway, sorry for the diversion! I just thought you might find my Challenger story interesting.

And now ... back to the quiz!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 3, 2019 07:00PM)
Great story, Arthur. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 5, 2019 12:45AM)
Sorry for the delay; these last few days have been too busy.

1. I was born in San Francisco.

2. I was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives twice.

3. My father was a mining engineer.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 5, 2019 04:39PM)
Gavin Newsome?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 5, 2019 06:01PM)
[quote]On Dec 5, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Gavin Newsome?[/quote]
Nope, not Newsome.

(How alliterative!)

4. I was enrolled in, attended, and was expelled from Harvard College.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 5, 2019 08:41PM)
No idea yet, but it's getting interesting...
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 6, 2019 10:38AM)
5. I once ran for mayor of New York City, but wasn't elected.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 6, 2019 02:35PM)
Ottinger?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 6, 2019 07:24PM)
[quote]On Dec 6, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Ottinger?[/quote]
Not Ottinger, either.

6. I ran a second time for mayor of New York City, but wasn't elected.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 6, 2019 08:23PM)
Hmmm. I thought I was pretty familiar with NYC history, but no idea...
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 6, 2019 09:41PM)
7. Between those two shots at mayor of New York City, I once ran for governor of New York, but still wasn't elected.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 7, 2019 12:29AM)
You've stumped me again, S2000!
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Dec 7, 2019 01:18AM)
I don't even know who the wrong answers are...
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 01:21AM)
8. Before all of this silly New York stuff, I ran for President of the United States and . . . you guessed it! . . . wasn't elected.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 01:22AM)
[quote]On Dec 7, 2019, arthur stead wrote:
You've stumped me again, S2000![/quote]
Truth be told, without a bit of research, I'd have stumped myself with this one.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 01:25AM)
9. I once owned a ranch where I established an Arabian horse breeding program.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 7, 2019 10:31AM)
Gus Hall?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 10:33AM)
[quote]On Dec 7, 2019, Cliffg37 wrote:
Gus Hall?[/quote]
Alas, no.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 7, 2019 10:33AM)
Nuts thought I nailed it with Gus.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 10:35AM)
10. In December, 1979, a painting in my estate was authenticated by an art expert whose name was . . . I'm not kidding here . . . Ed Sullivan. (Ask me about this one later.)
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 7, 2019 10:39AM)
Lynden LaRouche?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 10:44AM)
Not LaRouche.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 10:46AM)
11. One of my former residences is now a National Historical Landmark.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 7, 2019 10:48AM)
BTW silly as this sounds, I suspect that LaRouche was the only person in U.S. history to mount a viable Presidential campaign from a federal prison cell.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 7, 2019 11:46AM)
Nope, Socialist candidate Eugene Debs garnered almost a million votes while in prison in 1920.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 7, 2019 11:47AM)
Barnum?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 7, 2019 11:53AM)
Harold Stassen?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 01:19PM)
Neither Barnum nor Stassen.

12. I built a moderately successful publishing business.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 7, 2019 03:58PM)
Horace Greeley?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 04:09PM)
Not Horace Greeley.

13. My estate's ranch (see #9, above) produces branded, grass-fed beef for retail markets; the ranch's Circle C brand is the oldest registered brand in use in the state.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 7, 2019 05:26PM)
Is it that ex-senator/congressman who once played a recurring role in Law & Order? Thomson, or something like that?
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 06:24PM)
[quote]On Dec 7, 2019, arthur stead wrote:
Is it that ex-senator/congressman who once played a recurring role in Law & Order? Thomson, or something like that?[/quote]
Not Fred Dalton Thompson.

14. I was well-known for yellow journalism.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 7, 2019 07:11PM)
Norman Mailer
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 07:15PM)
Not Norman Mailer.

15. The grounds of my residence that is a National Historical Monument (see #11, above) are known for harboring exotic animals; e.g., zebra and giraffes.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 7, 2019 07:15PM)
Hearst??
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 07:19PM)
[quote]On Dec 7, 2019, landmark wrote:
Hearst??[/quote]
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

William Randolph Hearst it is!

The other two clues that I had queued up were that I tried to prevent one of Orson Welles' movies from being shown in theaters, and that my granddaughter was captured by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

My wife suggested "Rosebud".
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 7, 2019 07:27PM)
I had no idea that Hearst had served in Congress. That was the clue that kept baffling me. Nice puzzle, Bill.

I'll pass to whoever wishes to go.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 07:42PM)
[quote]On Dec 7, 2019, landmark wrote:
I had no idea that Hearst had served in Congress. That was the clue that kept baffling me.[/quote]
Nor did I. It would have baffled me as well.

[quote]On Dec 7, 2019, landmark wrote:
Nice puzzle, Bill.[/quote]
Thanks!

Kinda makes up for my two or three previous flops.

Concerning clue #10:

In December, 1979, my wife and I were on our honeymoon and were staying for part of our trip at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. One day we decided to visit Hearst Castle (San Simeon). When we got there, tour #1 (the main house and such) and tour #2 (I don't recall what) were booked solid, so we took tour #3, covering mainly the guest houses. In one of the buildings we were walking down a long hallway; on the wall at the end of the hall was a huge portrait, the name of the painter of which I do not recall. The tour guide stopped to tell us about this painting. Apparently it had hung there for decades without anyone knowing who had painted it. However, the day before we visited the Castle, an art expert was there to study the painting to determine who the artist was. What I do recall is that, whoever the artist was, this was the only example of his work outside Europe, and the best-preserved example of his work anywhere, and it was worth millions. But for decades, nobody working at the Castle had any idea who had painted it. And the best part of the story: the tour guide told us that the art expert's name was . . . honest to goodness! . . . Ed Sullivan.

And, yes, for those of you who have done the math, we're celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary next Saturday.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 7, 2019 08:43PM)
Great story, and congratulations for next Saturday, Bill!

If nobody minds, I’ll jump in again:

1. I was born to a wealthy family in Indiana.
2. I defied my grandfather's wishes to become a lawyer and took up music as a profession.
3. I learned the violin at age six, the piano at eight.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 7, 2019 08:56PM)
Liberace?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 8, 2019 12:39AM)
Not Liberace.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 8, 2019 10:02AM)
Larry Fine?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 8, 2019 10:04AM)
[quote]On Dec 7, 2019, S2000magician wrote:
And, yes, for those of you who have done the math, we're celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary next Saturday. [/quote]

Congratulations Bill
I'm coming up on 30 myself.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 8, 2019 01:34PM)
Congratulations, Cliff!
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 8, 2019 04:39PM)
Congratulations to you too, Cliff! I’ve only reached 24 earlier this year. But then it is my third time. The combined total would be 37. (Three years for the first and ten for the second. That’s not counting the time living together prior to marriages, and separation time before divorces).

Here’s another clue:

4. I wrote the lyrics as well as the music for my songs.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 8, 2019 05:05PM)
Stevie Wonder
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 8, 2019 10:18PM)
Nope.

5. A horseback riding accident left me in constant pain.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Dec 8, 2019 10:48PM)
John Cougar Mellencamp?
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 9, 2019 12:30PM)
6. I composed the football fight songs that are still played at Yale today.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 9, 2019 12:44PM)
Stephen Foster?

Oh, no no no--it's Cole Porter, I'll bet. The horse polo accident.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 9, 2019 12:47PM)
Irving Berlin
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 9, 2019 04:44PM)
Landmark’s got it! Cole Porter. Some of his most famous musicals are: Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Can-Can and Silk Stockings.

His many hit songs include: Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, I Get a Kick Out of You, I've Got You Under My Skin, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, and You're the Top.

He also composed scores for films, including Born to Dance which featured the song You'd Be So Easy to Love; Rosalie which featured In the Still of the Night; and High Society which included True Love and Les Girls.

My remaining clues would have been:

7. During college, I became well acquainted with New York City's vibrant nightlife.
8. The French Foreign Legion lists me as one of its soldiers who served in World War One.
9. I maintained a luxury apartment in Paris, where I held extravagant and scandalous parties.
10. I am one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage.
11. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced to many of my tunes.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Dec 9, 2019 05:25PM)
12. Tom Lehrer imagined a verse of [b]Clementine[/b] as if it had been written by me:

[youtube]nfQzChAM-RY[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 9, 2019 10:47PM)
Who’s Tom Lehrer? (Had to google him to find out).
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 10, 2019 09:08AM)
Tom Lehrer is an hysterical math professor who writes and sing satirical songs while playing the piano. When I taught Chemistry, I used to give extra credit to any student who could sing his version of "The element song." I think it is the only song he did for which he borrowed the tune. Usually he writes his own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2cfju6GTNs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSAaiYKF0cs Even Daniel Radcliffe can do it!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 10, 2019 11:59AM)
I'll pass to whoever wants to go.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 10, 2019 06:44PM)
1. I was born in upstate New York
2. I served my country by enlisting in the U.S. Airforce
3. Though not related to air travel, I honed my career path while in the Airforce
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 11, 2019 09:54AM)
4. You can't tell by looking at me, but I am part Native American
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (Dec 11, 2019 12:06PM)
Elizabeth Warren
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 11, 2019 01:40PM)
No, not her.

5. I have been married three times, but only to two different women. After divorcing my second wife, I remarried her when I found the Lord.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Dec 11, 2019 05:07PM)
Burt Reynolds?
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 11, 2019 08:05PM)
No, not Burt.

6. Alcoholism runs in my family and I too suffer from an addiction to the bottle.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 12, 2019 09:32AM)
7. I met my first wife while working as an usher at Radio City Music Hall. We had four children together before we divorced.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 12, 2019 11:14AM)
8. I totally changed my name when I started acting. This was wise as had I kept my original name, three of my screen roles, including my most important, would have made my name a groaner of a pun.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Dec 12, 2019 02:21PM)
9. I have been in three major TV series. On the first one,I was a background character who appeared in pretty much every episode. People thought I was happy, but I left the show after two seasons to go into rehab for booze.