Sunday, February 27, 2011

Trivia Time - Part 73

Here are the answers to those questions from TT72 that are leftover from last week:

Who Am I? Although I had a brief acting career, I'm probably best known as an announcer/side kick on a 1950s/early '60s "quiz show". Who Am I?
Answer: George Fenneman

2. Name the classic '50s film that Who Am I? #2 was in, and the quiz show mentioned in the question. Why was this quiz show different from others of the period?

Answers: The Thing from Another World; You Bet Your Life, starring Groucho Marx and George Fenneman, was filmed rather than produced as a live show.

6. To what real-life tragic incident did WKRP in Cincinnati devote an episode?

Answer: Eleven people were killed and dozens injured in the crush of people trying to get into the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati for a Who concert on December 3, 1979.

9. Name the Tony-award-winning actress who had a short-lived series on CBS that featured Tom Bosley before Happy Days.

Answer: Sandy Duncan

You may notice a number of questions having to do with the Academy Awards in one way or another in this week's set....we decided on an Oscar theme in tribute to the festivities at the Kodak Theater. Not that we're necessarily watching them, LOL!

Who Am I? Of the films directed by me in the 1960s, there were two of them (approximately five years apart) in which the leads won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Who Am I?

Who Said This? Person #1 "What if my parachute doesn't open?" Person #2 "Then you'll be the first one on the ground" Who Said This?

Who Are We and Which Film is This? We were in the supporting cast of an MGM film starring Robert Taylor. We are: an Academy Award winner, a future TV star/producer, and a future U.S. senator. Who Are We and Which Film is This?

Who Said This? "That guy could go to sleep on a clothesline." Who Said This?

1. Name the films and the actors mentioned in Who Am I?

2. This Oscar-winning film featured Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter, and Richard Basehart, among others. Name the film and the stars. What was the Oscar for?

3. This 1950s film is considered by some to be the first wide-screen "disaster" film. It was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, and won one. Name the film, director, and the specific wide-screen format used.

4. Name two films from the 1950s featuring two actresses in the same movie who competed against each other for Best Actress.

5. Name five films from the 1950s featuring two actresses in the same movie who competed against each other for Best Supporting Actress.

6. Upon seeing a film, Gary Cooper said, "I should have made this movie!" Name the film and the star.

7. Name one thing these films have in common: Dead End,
The Women,
and Test Pilot.

8. This film earned Walter Brennan his first Best Supporting Actor Oscar. One director began the film, and another finished it. Name the two directors and the film in question.

9. Name one thing these films have in common: Show Boat (1936), A Night at the Opera, and A Day at the Races.

10. In the film Captains Courageous, who received top billing?

11. What do Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Peter O'Toole and Barbara Stanwyck all have in common?


  1. Who Said This? Henry Hull said the first line and Errol Flynn provided the reponse in OBJECTIVE BURMA!

  2. Rick, you dog (hence your picture)!

    I'm going to take a guess that the second Who Said This was also Errol flynn in Objective Burma (if that's wrong, Rick won't let me live it down.

    8 is Come And Get It. It had actually had 3 directors, Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson and William Wyler.

    As for #11 -- shoot, I don't know. They were all pretty people? Same birthdays? All have a mole on their back?

  3. Now, now kids, don't squabble! LOL!

    Rick, you nailed it, very good!

    And Becks, you got the second Who Said This? and #8, way to go! I didn't ask for 3 directors in #8 because Richard Rosson was uncredited, but you're absolutely right.

    As to #11, yes they are all pretty people but that's not what I'm looking for! Keep thinking!!

    I think I'm making these too easy!

  4. Hey Becks, JoAnn would like to know if the Flynn picture is pleasing to you, LOL! She put in a Robert Taylor for good measure.

    Notice that we actually worked THREE Flynn questions in this week? It's getting harder to come up with Errol questions each week....I hope you appreciate the effort!

  5. I meant to say that Errol's picture is VERY pleasing...thanks Joann! And yes, I appreciate the effort more than I can say -- I know it will have to run out eventually because he is dead, after all, too young, and bio info stops there! (I jest, yet I mourn. LOL)

    Robert Taylor is also a beautiful man (but not quite as beautiful). Great pics this week!

  6. #2 Titanic (the '53 version with Babs Stanwyck). It won for writing.

    #4 All ABout Eve (Bette and Anne Baxter) & Suddenly Last Summer (Taylor vs. Hepburn)

    #5 The High and the Mighty (Sterling & Trevor), The Bad Seed (Heckart & McCormack), Peyton Place (Varsi & Lange), Imitation of Life (Moore & Kohner), and All About Eve...again (Holm & Ritter)

    #10...I did the review...Freddie Bartholomew

  7. Kim, nice to "see" you in Trivia Time! You're really on a roll! You got them all...I would've been really surprised if you didn't get #10, LOL! Great job!

    P.S. Shout out to Gilby....Gilby, you're MIA! Where are you??

  8. Recap: questions that still need to be answered are Who Am I?, Who Are We and Which Film is This?, #1, 3, 6, 7, and 9.