Saturday, January 2, 2010

In Passing - Random Trivia Questions

How much do you know about the following people who made the news in 2009 not for passing footballs, tests, or gas, but alas, for passing on?

In Passing Questions

  • Q1) What boxer won the heavyweight crown on June 26, 1959 and would be the last white to do so for four decades?
  • Q2) What television newscaster signed off the air with, "And that's the way it was"?
  • Q3) In one of what artist's most famous paintings is Christina Olson, paralyzed from the waist down, crawling across a field toward a farmhouse?
  • Q4) In 1975, what actor touted the new Chrysler Cordoba's "soft Corinthian leather" in television ads?
  • Q5) What actor was born as Mladen George Sekulovich?
  • Q6) What late night television sidekick also gained infamy by advertising for American Family Publishers, whose sweepstakes entry forms claimed in large, bold letters that "You may have already won $10,000,000!"?
  • Q7) Who played the Scarecrow in the 1978 musical movie The Wiz?
  • Q8) Who won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical as Vera Charles in Mame in 1966, a Best Actress Emmy Award in 1975, and another Best Actress Emmy Award for a different role in 1988?
  • Q9) Who wrote and directed the Brat Pack movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
  • Q10) What actress once sold pewter jewelry shaped like a plumbing fixture?
  • Q11) On July 18, 1969, who drove his 1967 Olds Delmont 88 off the Dike Bridge into the Poucha Pond inlet, resulting in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne?
  • Q12) Who coached the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992?

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