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  • 1. 

    Marilyn Monroe was married to which playwright?

    • A.

      Tennessee Williams

    • B.

      J. D. Salinger

    • C.

      Ernest Hemingway

    • D.

      Arthur Miller

    Correct Answer
    D. Arthur Miller
    Explanation
    Marilyn Monroe was married to Arthur Miller. Miller was a renowned American playwright, known for his plays such as "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible." Monroe and Miller got married in 1956 and their relationship was highly publicized. However, their marriage only lasted for five years and they divorced in 1961.

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  • 2. 

    Which actress played Alex Forrest in 1987's "Fatal Attraction"?

    • A.

      Betty White

    • B.

      Sally Field

    • C.

      Glenn Close

    • D.

      Florence Henderson

    Correct Answer
    C. Glenn Close
    Explanation
    Glenn Close played the character Alex Forrest in the 1987 film "Fatal Attraction". This psychological thriller became a significant success and earned Close an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of the obsessive and dangerous character. Her performance in the film is often remembered as one of her most iconic roles, showcasing her versatility as an actress.

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  • 3. 

    Who played Kay in "The Godfather" and the title character in "Annie Hall"?

    • A.

      Stockard Channing

    • B.

      Mary Steenburgen

    • C.

      Hayley Mills

    • D.

      Diane Keaton

    Correct Answer
    D. Diane Keaton
    Explanation
    Diane Keaton played the role of Kay in "The Godfather" and the title character in "Annie Hall". She is an American actress known for her distinctive style and her collaborations with director Woody Allen. Keaton's portrayal of Kay in "The Godfather" and her role as Annie Hall in the film of the same name both garnered critical acclaim and solidified her status as a talented and versatile actress.

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  • 4. 

    Debbie Reynolds is the mother of which "Star Wars" star?

    • A.

      Liza Minelli

    • B.

      Sally Field

    • C.

      Carrie Fisher

    • D.

      Stockard Channing

    Correct Answer
    C. Carrie Fisher
    Explanation
    Debbie Reynolds is known for being the mother of Carrie Fisher, who starred as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise.

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  • 5. 

    Which famous figure was Shirley Jones named after?

    • A.

      Shirley Partridge

    • B.

      Shirley Temple

    • C.

      Shirley MacLaine

    • D.

      Shirley Bassey

    Correct Answer
    B. Shirley Temple
    Explanation
    Shirley Jones was named after Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple was a famous child actress and singer in the 1930s and 1940s. She gained international fame for her roles in movies such as "Bright Eyes" and "The Little Princess." Shirley Temple's popularity and talent made her a household name, and it is likely that Shirley Jones's parents named her after the iconic actress as a tribute or admiration for her work.

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  • 6. 

    Hayley Mills played dual roles in which 1961 Disney comedy?

    • A.

      The Parent Trap

    • B.

      It Takes Two

    • C.

      Twin Trouble

    • D.

      Mirror, Mirror

    Correct Answer
    A. The Parent Trap
    Explanation
    Hayley Mills played dual roles in the 1961 Disney comedy "The Parent Trap." In the film, she portrayed identical twin sisters, Susan and Sharon, who were separated at birth and then meet at a summer camp, where they hatch a plan to reunite their divorced parents. Mills' performance in the movie was highly praised, and she became a beloved Disney star.

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  • 7. 

    Which Pink Lady was played by Stockard Channing in 1978's "Grease"?

    • A.

      Rizzo

    • B.

      Frenchie

    • C.

      Sandy

    • D.

      Marty

    Correct Answer
    A. Rizzo
    Explanation
    Stockard Channing played the character Rizzo in the 1978 film "Grease." Rizzo is one of the Pink Ladies, a group of girls in the movie, and she is known for her tough and sarcastic personality. Channing's portrayal of Rizzo was well-received and she brought depth and complexity to the character.

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  • 8. 

    Which actress from a famous acting family was once known as Hanoi Jane?

    • A.

      Jane Fonda

    • B.

      Jane Lynch

    • C.

      Jane Curtin

    • D.

      Jane Seymour

    Correct Answer
    A. Jane Fonda
    Explanation
    Jane Fonda is the correct answer because she is an actress from a famous acting family and was once known as "Hanoi Jane." This nickname was given to her during the Vietnam War when she controversially visited North Vietnam and made anti-war statements, which led to her being criticized by some as being sympathetic to the enemy.

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  • 9. 

    Which broadcasting mogul did Jane Fonda marry in 1991?

    • A.

      Rupert Murdoch

    • B.

      Larry King

    • C.

      Ted Turner

    • D.

      Richard Branson

    Correct Answer
    C. Ted Turner
    Explanation
    Jane Fonda married Ted Turner in 1991. Ted Turner is a broadcasting mogul, known for founding CNN, the first 24-hour cable news channel. Fonda and Turner were married for ten years before divorcing in 2001.

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  • 10. 

    Shirley Jones played which musical 1970's TV mom?

    • A.

      Shirley Brady

    • B.

      Shirley Partridge

    • C.

      Shirley Jefferson

    • D.

      Shirley Flintstone

    Correct Answer
    B. Shirley Partridge
    Explanation
    Shirley Jones played the musical 1970's TV mom named Shirley Partridge.

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  • 11. 

    Which actress played TV's Sue Ann Nivens and Rose Nylund?

    • A.

      Betty White

    • B.

      Ellen Burstyn

    • C.

      Candace Bergen

    • D.

      Catherine Deneuve

    Correct Answer
    A. Betty White
    Explanation
    Betty White is the correct answer because she played the characters of Sue Ann Nivens and Rose Nylund on TV. She is a well-known actress who has had a long and successful career in television, and these two roles were particularly memorable and beloved by audiences.

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  • 12. 

    Which comedy sketch show did Betty White host on May 8, 2010?

    • A.

      30 Rock

    • B.

      The Daily Show

    • C.

      MadTV

    • D.

      Saturday Night Live

    Correct Answer
    D. Saturday Night Live
    Explanation
    Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live on May 8, 2010.

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  • 13. 

    Angie Dickinson played the female lead in which 1959 John Wayne film?

    • A.

      White Christmas

    • B.

      Rio Bravo

    • C.

      Blue Hawaii

    • D.

      Rear Window

    Correct Answer
    B. Rio Bravo
    Explanation
    Angie Dickinson played the female lead in the 1959 John Wayne film "Rio Bravo." This film is a Western and Dickinson's character, Feathers, is a flirtatious saloon owner who becomes involved with the sheriff played by John Wayne. "Rio Bravo" is a classic Western film directed by Howard Hawks and is known for its strong performances and engaging storyline.

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  • 14. 

    Shirley MacLaine is the older sister of which playboy actor?

    • A.

      Richard Gere

    • B.

      Brad Pitt

    • C.

      Warren Beatty

    • D.

      Colin Farrell

    Correct Answer
    C. Warren Beatty
    Explanation
    Shirley MacLaine is the older sister of Warren Beatty.

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  • 15. 

    What was the only film Jane Fonda made with her father, Henry?

    • A.

      Fried Green Tomatoes

    • B.

      Klute

    • C.

      Monster-in-Law

    • D.

      On Golden Pond

    Correct Answer
    D. On Golden Pond
    Explanation
    "On Golden Pond" is the correct answer because it is the only film in which Jane Fonda acted alongside her father, Henry Fonda. This film was released in 1981 and received critical acclaim, earning both actors Academy Award nominations for their performances. It is a heartfelt drama that explores the strained relationship between a father and daughter, providing a unique opportunity for the real-life father-daughter duo to showcase their acting talents together on screen.

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  • 16. 

    Which 11-time costar was Elizabeth Taylor's fifth husband?

    • A.

      Richard Burton

    • B.

      Montgomery Clift

    • C.

      Rock Hudson

    • D.

      Jimmy Stewart

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Burton
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Taylor's fifth husband was Richard Burton. They were costars in a total of 11 films together. Their relationship was famously volatile, with multiple marriages and divorces. Despite their tumultuous personal lives, Taylor and Burton were regarded as one of Hollywood's most iconic couples.

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  • 17. 

    Annette Bening made her film debut in which 1988 John Candy comedy?

    • A.

      Great Outdoors

    • B.

      The Blues Brothers

    • C.

      Doctor Detroit

    • D.

      Spaceballs

    Correct Answer
    A. Great Outdoors
    Explanation
    Annette Bening made her film debut in the 1988 John Candy comedy "Great Outdoors".

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  • 18. 

    What was the stage name of actress Susan Ker Weld?

    • A.

      Thursday Weld

    • B.

      Sunday Weld

    • C.

      Monday Weld

    • D.

      Tuesday Weld

    Correct Answer
    D. Tuesday Weld
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tuesday Weld. Susan Ker Weld is the birth name of the actress who is widely known by her stage name Tuesday Weld.

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  • 19. 

    Candice Bergen payed the title character in which 1990's TV hit?

    • A.

      Alice

    • B.

      Murphy Brown

    • C.

      Caroline in the City

    • D.

      Nurse Jackie

    Correct Answer
    B. Murphy Brown
    Explanation
    Candice Bergen played the title character in the 1990's TV hit "Murphy Brown."

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  • 20. 

    Which 5'11" actress' birth name is Susan Alexandra?

    • A.

      Sigourney Weaver

    • B.

      Maggie Smith

    • C.

      Cloris Leachman

    • D.

      Natalie Wood

    Correct Answer
    A. Sigourney Weaver
    Explanation
    Sigourney Weaver is the correct answer because she is an actress who stands at 5'11" and her birth name is Susan Alexandra.

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  • 21. 

    Which Oscar winner was born Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov?

    • A.

      Maggie Smith

    • B.

      Helen Mirren

    • C.

      Barbra Streisand

    • D.

      Joan Collins

    Correct Answer
    B. Helen Mirren
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren, born Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov, is an Oscar-winning actress known for her versatile performances in both stage and film. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including an Academy Award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the movie "The Queen". Mirren's talent and dedication to her craft have made her one of the most respected and acclaimed actresses in the industry.

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  • 22. 

    Which Italian-born actress made her U.S. film debut in "1957's The Pride and the Passion"?

    • A.

      Maggie Smith

    • B.

      Joan Collins

    • C.

      Barbra Streisand

    • D.

      Sophia Loren

    Correct Answer
    D. Sophia Loren
    Explanation
    Sophia Loren made her U.S. film debut in "1957's The Pride and the Passion". She is an Italian-born actress who gained international fame for her roles in numerous films. Loren's performance in "The Pride and the Passion" marked her introduction to the American film industry and helped establish her as a prominent actress in Hollywood.

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  • 23. 

    Which British actress played Mary Poppins and Maria von Trapp?

    • A.

      Julie Andrews

    • B.

      Lauren Bacall

    • C.

      Joanne Woodward

    • D.

      Barbra Streisand

    Correct Answer
    A. Julie Andrews
    Explanation
    Julie Andrews is the correct answer because she is a British actress who played both the iconic roles of Mary Poppins in the film "Mary Poppins" and Maria von Trapp in "The Sound of Music." Her performances in these roles were highly acclaimed and contributed to her status as a beloved and talented actress.

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  • 24. 

    Which Brooklyn-born singer-actress goes by the nickname "Babs"?

    • A.

      Meryl Streep

    • B.

      Julie Andrews

    • C.

      Barbra Streisand

    • D.

      Lauren Bacall

    Correct Answer
    C. Barbra Streisand
    Explanation
    Barbra Streisand is the correct answer because she is a Brooklyn-born singer-actress who is commonly referred to as "Babs." Meryl Streep, Julie Andrews, and Lauren Bacall are all accomplished actresses, but they are not known by the nickname "Babs" and are not from Brooklyn.

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  • 25. 

    Which actress set an Oscar record in 2009 with her 16th career nomination?

    • A.

      Meryl Streep

    • B.

      Meryl Streep

    • C.

      Joanne Woodward

    • D.

      Joan Collins

    Correct Answer
    A. Meryl Streep
    Explanation
    Meryl Streep set an Oscar record in 2009 with her 16th career nomination. This means that she was nominated for an Oscar for the 16th time in her career, which is a significant achievement. Meryl Streep is a highly acclaimed actress known for her exceptional talent and versatility. Her numerous nominations and wins at the Oscars highlight her consistent excellence in the film industry.

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