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  • 1. 

    Debra Winger and Robert Redford played opposing lawyers in an art-theft case in which movie?

    • A.

      The Thomas Crown Affair

    • B.

      Picture This

    • C.

      Legal Eagles

    • D.

      On The Line

    Correct Answer
    C. Legal Eagles
    Explanation
    Debra Winger and Robert Redford starred as opposing lawyers in the movie "Legal Eagles." The film revolves around an art-theft case, in which Winger's character is a district attorney and Redford's character is a defense attorney. They clash in the courtroom while trying to solve the case, leading to a dramatic and intense legal battle.

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  • 2. 

    Who plays an Italian-American temp working for Wesley Snipes in "Jungle Fever"?

    • A.

      Cindy Crawford

    • B.

      Drew Barrymore

    • C.

      Annabella Sciora

    • D.

      Kathleen Quinlan

    Correct Answer
    C. Annabella Sciora
    Explanation
    Annabella Sciorra plays an Italian-American temp working for Wesley Snipes in "Jungle Fever".

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  • 3. 

    Which of these actresses was in the original "Austin Powers" movie?

    • A.

      Carmen Electra

    • B.

      Elizabeth Hurley

    • C.

      Pamela Anderson

    • D.

      Drew Barrymore

    Correct Answer
    B. Elizabeth Hurley
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Hurley was in the original "Austin Powers" movie. She played the role of Vanessa Kensington, the female lead and love interest of Austin Powers.

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  • 4. 

    Who played the mom in "Stuart Little" and "Stuart Little 2"?

    • A.

      Gwyneth Paltrow

    • B.

      Jenny Jones

    • C.

      Cameron Diaz

    • D.

      Geena Davis

    Correct Answer
    D. Geena Davis
    Explanation
    Geena Davis played the mom in "Stuart Little" and "Stuart Little 2".

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  • 5. 

    Who played Tina Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It"?

    • A.

      Vivica A. Fox

    • B.

      Angela Bassett

    • C.

      Diana Ross

    • D.

      Nia Long

    Correct Answer
    B. Angela Bassett
    Explanation
    Angela Bassett played Tina Turner in the movie "What's Love Got To Do With It". She gave a powerful and critically acclaimed performance, capturing the essence of Tina Turner's life and career. Her portrayal was praised for its authenticity and emotional depth, earning her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Bassett's dedication and talent brought Tina Turner's story to life on the big screen, making her the correct answer to this question.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these actresses was a noted chainsmoker?

    • A.

      Betty Grable

    • B.

      Betty White

    • C.

      Betty Hutton

    • D.

      Bette Davis

    Correct Answer
    D. Bette Davis
    Explanation
    Bette Davis was a noted chainsmoker. She was known for her heavy smoking habit both on and off screen. Davis was often seen with a cigarette in hand and was even photographed smoking in various public appearances. Her smoking habit became somewhat iconic and is often associated with her image as a glamorous and rebellious actress.

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  • 7. 

    Who starred opposite Steve McQueen in the original version of "The Thomas Crown Affair"?

    • A.

      Audrey Hepburn

    • B.

      Faye Dunaway

    • C.

      Debra Winger

    • D.

      Rene Russo

    Correct Answer
    B. Faye Dunaway
    Explanation
    Faye Dunaway starred opposite Steve McQueen in the original version of "The Thomas Crown Affair".

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  • 8. 

    Who saw Hayley Mills in "Tiger Bay" in 1959 and arranged for her to play the lead role in "Pollyanna" the following year?

    • A.

      Walt Disney's Wife

    • B.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • C.

      Andy Griffiths

    • D.

      Liberace

    Correct Answer
    A. Walt Disney's Wife
    Explanation
    Walt Disney's wife saw Hayley Mills in "Tiger Bay" in 1959 and arranged for her to play the lead role in "Pollyanna" the following year.

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  • 9. 

    Who played the lead in the 1951 film "Royal Wedding" after June Allyson and Judy Garland declined?

    • A.

      Shirley Temple

    • B.

      Jane Powell

    • C.

      Ginger Rogers

    • D.

      Eleanor Powell

    Correct Answer
    B. Jane Powell
    Explanation
    In the 1951 film "Royal Wedding," both June Allyson and Judy Garland declined the lead role. The correct answer, Jane Powell, played the lead role in the film after their declination.

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  • 10. 

    Who sang "Sweet Potato Piper" with Hope and Crosby in "The Road to Singapore"?

    • A.

      Dorothy Lamour

    • B.

      Judy Garland

    • C.

      Betty Grable

    • D.

      Ethel Merman

    Correct Answer
    A. Dorothy Lamour
    Explanation
    Dorothy Lamour is the correct answer because she is known for her role as the leading lady in the "Road to..." series of films, which included "The Road to Singapore" with Hope and Crosby. In these films, Lamour often sang and performed alongside the two male leads, making her the most likely choice for the person who sang "Sweet Potato Piper" with them.

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  • 11. 

    In which 1983 movie starring Charles Martin Smith did Martha Ittimangnaq have a role?

    • A.

      Wolves Of The Far North

    • B.

      No Use Crying Wolf

    • C.

      Ice Wolves

    • D.

      Never Cry Wolf

    Correct Answer
    D. Never Cry Wolf
    Explanation
    Martha Ittimangnaq had a role in the 1983 movie "Never Cry Wolf" starring Charles Martin Smith.

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  • 12. 

    Who did Clark Gable fall in love with in the 1938 movie "Too Hot To Handle"?

    • A.

      Dulcie Fields

    • B.

      Jean Peters

    • C.

      Myrna Loy

    • D.

      Anne Bancroft

    Correct Answer
    C. Myrna Loy
    Explanation
    In the 1938 movie "Too Hot To Handle," Clark Gable fell in love with Myrna Loy.

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  • 13. 

    What movie starred Diana Ross as a poor Chicago secretary trying to make it in the fashion world?

    • A.

      Mahogany

    • B.

      Upside Down

    • C.

      Love Child

    • D.

      Poor Little Rich Girl

    Correct Answer
    A. Mahogany
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mahogany. Mahogany is a movie that stars Diana Ross as a poor Chicago secretary who aspires to succeed in the fashion industry. The film follows her journey as she faces various challenges and obstacles in her pursuit of her dreams.

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  • 14. 

    Who played the self-sacrificing seamstress in King Vidor's 1937 movie, "Stella Dallas"?

    • A.

      Bette Davis

    • B.

      Joan Crawford

    • C.

      Laura Lane

    • D.

      Barbara Stanwyck

    Correct Answer
    D. Barbara Stanwyck
    Explanation
    Barbara Stanwyck played the self-sacrificing seamstress in King Vidor's 1937 movie, "Stella Dallas".

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  • 15. 

    In Robert Siodmak's 1949 movie "The File On Thelma Jordan", who said, "Maybe I'm just a dame and I didn't know"?

    • A.

      Anne Southern

    • B.

      Ann Blyth

    • C.

      Ida Lupino

    • D.

      Barbara Stanwyck

    Correct Answer
    D. Barbara Stanwyck
    Explanation
    Barbara Stanwyck said the line "Maybe I'm just a dame and I didn't know" in Robert Siodmak's 1949 movie "The File On Thelma Jordan".

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  • 16. 

    Whose first movie "Golden Boy" starred Barbara Stanwyck, whose career he credits her with launching?

    • A.

      Keenan Wynn

    • B.

      Rock Hudson

    • C.

      Tyrone Power

    • D.

      William Holden

    Correct Answer
    D. William Holden
    Explanation
    William Holden's first movie "Golden Boy" starred Barbara Stanwyck, and he credits her with launching his career.

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  • 17. 

    Who starred with Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times"?

    • A.

      Mabel Normand

    • B.

      Clare Bloom

    • C.

      Paulette Goddard

    • D.

      Veronica Lake

    Correct Answer
    C. Paulette Goddard
    Explanation
    Paulette Goddard starred with Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times".

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  • 18. 

    Which well-known actress is Natasha Richardson's real-life mother?

    • A.

      Vanessa Redgrave

    • B.

      Moira O'Sullivan

    • C.

      Lyn Redgrave

    • D.

      The Duchess Of Albington

    Correct Answer
    A. Vanessa Redgrave
    Explanation
    Vanessa Redgrave is the correct answer because she is the real-life mother of Natasha Richardson. Vanessa Redgrave is a well-known actress and has had a successful career in the entertainment industry. She is also part of a renowned acting family, with her daughters Natasha Richardson and Joely Richardson being accomplished actresses as well.

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  • 19. 

    In the 1931 movie based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, who played the part of the evangelist?

    • A.

      Barbara Stanwyck

    • B.

      Martha Hartigan

    • C.

      Clara Bow

    • D.

      Grace Moore

    Correct Answer
    A. Barbara Stanwyck
    Explanation
    Barbara Stanwyck played the part of the evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson in the 1931 movie.

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  • 20. 

    Why was "A Man Called Peter" the last movie for Jean Peter?

    • A.

      Retired To Marry Howard Hughes

    • B.

      Was Blacklisted

    • C.

      Retired To Care For Aging Mother

    • D.

      Focused On The Stage

    Correct Answer
    A. Retired To Marry Howard Hughes
    Explanation
    Jean Peter retired from acting to marry Howard Hughes.

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  • 21. 

    Who plays Patrick Fugit's strict but progressive and broadminded mother in "Almost Famous"?

    • A.

      Dianne Keaton

    • B.

      Cher

    • C.

      Sally Fields

    • D.

      Frances McDormand

    Correct Answer
    D. Frances McDormand
    Explanation
    Frances McDormand plays Patrick Fugit's strict but progressive and broadminded mother in "Almost Famous".

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  • 22. 

    In the 2000 film "Dancer in the Dark", who plays a Czech immigrant to the U.S. who is going blind?

    • A.

      Irish Singer Enya

    • B.

      Icelandic Singer Bjork

    • C.

      Model Cindy Crawford

    • D.

      Michelle Pfeiffer

    Correct Answer
    B. Icelandic Singer Bjork
    Explanation
    In the 2000 film "Dancer in the Dark," Icelandic singer Bjork plays a Czech immigrant to the U.S. who is going blind.

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  • 23. 

    Who wore a bowler hat and fish net stockings in a movie about Hitler youth, sex and music?

    • A.

      Joanne Woodward

    • B.

      Liza Minnelli

    • C.

      Mia Farrow

    • D.

      Julie Andrews

    Correct Answer
    B. Liza Minnelli
    Explanation
    Liza Minnelli wore a bowler hat and fish net stockings in a movie about Hitler youth, sex, and music.

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  • 24. 

    When Meg Tilly and Christine Lahti head for Alaska in a 1992 film, what small town do they leave?

    • A.

      Eureka

    • B.

      Rockport

    • C.

      Tinytown

    • D.

      Normal

    Correct Answer
    D. Normal
    Explanation
    Meg Tilly and Christine Lahti leave the small town of Normal in the 1992 film.

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  • 25. 

    Who played the mother in the TV series "Father Knows Best", which ran from 1954 - 1962?

    • A.

      Jane Wymann

    • B.

      June Wyatt

    • C.

      June Wylet

    • D.

      Jane Wyatt

    Correct Answer
    D. Jane Wyatt
    Explanation
    Jane Wyatt played the mother in the TV series "Father Knows Best" which ran from 1954-1962.

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  • 26. 

    What was Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner's yacht from which she drowned off Catalina Island in 1981?

    • A.

      Splendor

    • B.

      Tea For Two

    • C.

      Sadie Sue

    • D.

      Hardway

    Correct Answer
    A. Splendor
    Explanation
    Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner's yacht from which she drowned off Catalina Island in 1981 was called Splendor.

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  • 27. 

    Who won a Tony Award for her performance in the 1953 Broadway play, "Wonderful Town"?

    • A.

      Toni Lamond

    • B.

      Vivien Leigh

    • C.

      Judy Garland

    • D.

      Rosalind Russell

    Correct Answer
    D. Rosalind Russell
    Explanation
    Rosalind Russell won a Tony Award for her performance in the 1953 Broadway play, "Wonderful Town".

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  • 28. 

    In "Friendly Persuasion", who was the female lead with Gary Cooper and Anthony Perkins?

    • A.

      Donna Reed

    • B.

      Janet Leigh

    • C.

      Dorothy McGuire

    • D.

      Katherine Hepburn

    Correct Answer
    C. Dorothy McGuire
    Explanation
    Dorothy McGuire was the female lead in "Friendly Persuasion" alongside Gary Cooper and Anthony Perkins.

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  • 29. 

    Who won an Academy Award for Best Actress playing a housewife in "Come Back, Little Sheeba" in 1952?

    • A.

      Shirley MacLaine

    • B.

      Betty Hutton

    • C.

      Kathy Bates

    • D.

      Shirley Booth

    Correct Answer
    D. Shirley Booth
    Explanation
    Shirley Booth won an Academy Award for Best Actress playing a housewife in "Come Back, Little Sheeba" in 1952.

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  • 30. 

    How old was Cyd Charisse when she married Nico Charisse?

    • A.

      16

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    B. 18
    Explanation
    Cyd Charisse was 18 years old when she married Nico Charisse.

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  • 31. 

    Which actress appears in more Woody Allen films than any other?

    • A.

      Mia Farrow

    • B.

      Diane Keaton

    • C.

      Mira Sorvino

    • D.

      Julia Roberts

    Correct Answer
    B. Diane Keaton
    Explanation
    Diane Keaton appears in more Woody Allen films than any other actress. This is because she has collaborated with Woody Allen on multiple projects, including iconic films like "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan." Keaton's unique style and on-screen chemistry with Allen have made her a frequent choice for his films, leading to her appearing in more of his works compared to other actresses.

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  • 32. 

    Which actresss won two Oscars playing the same person in two different films?

    • A.

      Katherine Hepburn

    • B.

      Bette Davis

    • C.

      Glenn Close

    • D.

      Jane Fonda

    Correct Answer
    A. Katherine Hepburn
    Explanation
    Katherine Hepburn won two Oscars playing the same person in two different films. Her exceptional talent and versatility as an actress allowed her to convincingly portray the same character in different contexts, earning her recognition and acclaim from the Academy. Hepburn's ability to bring depth and authenticity to her roles solidified her status as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history.

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  • 33. 

    Who played the passionate and love-obsessed Adele Hugo in "The Story of Adele H."?

    • A.

      Farrah Fawcett

    • B.

      Drew Barrymore

    • C.

      Isabelle Adjani

    • D.

      Jodie Foster

    Correct Answer
    C. Isabelle Adjani
    Explanation
    Isabelle Adjani played the passionate and love-obsessed Adele Hugo in "The Story of Adele H."

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  • 34. 

    Who got her start on the ABC soap opera "All My Children"?

    • A.

      Sarah Michelle Gellar

    • B.

      Sandra Bullock

    • C.

      Jennifer Love Hewitt

    • D.

      Natalie Portman

    Correct Answer
    A. Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Explanation
    Sarah Michelle Gellar got her start on the ABC soap opera "All My Children."

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