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Name the movie actor who appeared in more than 100 films and over 60 TV roles, but was the star only once. He did almost all his work in the USA, yet never played an American.

 

This actor appeared with Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Claude Rains, and many other stars over his long career.

 

Who is he?

 

Cheers,

Dan

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molo14 wrote:

 

Is it Steven Geray?

 

 

 

YES!!! Give that man (or lady) a great big cigar! I never thought you would guess this one on so few clues.

 

Carry on, molo.

 

Cheers,

Dan

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Thank you Dan. (I am a guy by the way) That was a hard one.

 

Please try this one:

 

Name this actress:

 

Her feature film career spanned 57 years.

 

She was nominated for an Academy Award just once.

 

Her eyes were a notable feature.

 

The year before she died she became a regular cast member of a network television show.

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No, not Ava Gardner.

 

More clues shortly if no one gets it.

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It's not Babara Bel Geddes or Nancy Marchand.

 

Alright more clues.

 

*The original clues were:*

 

Name this actress:

 

Her feature film career spanned 67 years.

 

She was nominated for an Academy Award just once.

 

Her eyes were a notable feature.

 

The year before she died she became a regular cast member of a network television show.

 

*The new clues are:*

 

Her last feature film was released in 1996 but over half of her total feature films were made in the 1930's.

 

In one film her character drowns.

 

In another her character's young brother is killed.

 

Remember those sad eyes.

 

Message was edited by: molo14 to say *67* instead of 57

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Oh no!! I made a stupid mistake in one of the original clues!!

Her feature film career spanned *67* years not 57 years.

 

I am terribly sorry about this. Please forgive me!

 

I will edit the last post.

 

Message was edited by: molo14 for spelling

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Well, I'm having fun guessing.

My first thought was Joan Blondell, but her long career fell short of 67. 67 years is a long time! My second thought was Lillian Gish, who doesn't fit the criteria either, but her long career on film lasted 75 years!

Back to my guessing.

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Please keep trying Tobitz.

 

I feel like such a idiot for typing 57 instead of 67.

 

Again, sorry about that error.

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Wow, This is the longest I've ever had one go unsolved.

 

Okay more clues

 

 

*The original clues were:*

 

Name this actress:

 

Her feature film career spanned 67 years.

 

She was nominated for an Academy Award just once.

 

Her eyes were a notable feature.

 

The year before she died she became a regular cast member of a network television show.

 

*The second clues were:*

 

Her last feature film was released in 1996 but over half of her total feature films were made in the 1930's.

 

In one film her character drowns.

 

In another her character's young brother is killed.

 

Remember those sad eyes

 

*Here are the new clues:*

 

The directors she worked with included:

 

Josef von Sternberg, Dorothy Arzner, Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, William Wyler, Lewis Milestone and Tim Burton.

 

Her one Oscar nomination came rather late in her career.

 

She was the daughter of immigrants and born in the Bronx.

 

She did a lot of television work.

 

Who is she?

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Sylvia Sidney.

 

There is a thread in here called "who am I" or something like that. Maybe we should find it and revive it, and let this thread continue for general trivia.

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Yes it is Sylvia Sidney.

 

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scsu,

That's fine with me. I find it hard to ask general trivia that others don't already know or that can't be easily googled but that's just me. I was just trying to make it challenging within my capabilities to do so. I'll try and search for some good general trivia questions in case I get another shot. I will look for that "who am i" thread.

 

Now it's your turn to ask a general trivia question. :)

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What was the musical instrument used in Spellbound which created an eerie sound and was used to suggest psychosis?

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Sorry, I must have missed the responses for some reason. Theremin is correct.

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Name 2 well-know writer/directors who wrote the scripts for 5 of the AFI's 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time?

 

 

 

My guess would be Woody Allen and Billy Wilder.

 

Cheers,

Dan

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> {quote:title=daneldorado wrote:}{quote}

> Who composed the song to which Vincent and Mia danced, in "Pulp Fiction" (1994)?

>

> Cheers,

> Dan

 

Chuck Berry composed "You Never Can Tell". I believe the version that John and Uma danced

to in Jackrabbit Slim's joint was sung by Brinda Lee.

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Chuck Berry is the correct answer.

 

"You Never Can Tell" is better known under the title "C'est la Vie."

 

Your board now, cmv....

 

Cheers,

Dan

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