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  1. Nelson Eddy was in *Rosalie* with Eleanor Powell
  2. I'm not correcting you, just clarifying. That was such a surprising scene! First, Gypsy slaps Ruby (Harlow) across the face. Then, in an instant, instinctive reaction, Ruby gives Gypsy a left fist to the chin, sending her to the floor. Two women, one slap, one punch, two seconds, that's all it is. But whoa, it took my breath away!
  3. There is no "X" surname, so can I slide with Xavire Cugat in *Weekend at the Waldorf* ?
  4. And if I'm correct it had to be either Johnny Carson or David Suskind, since you said it was a late-night talk show; but I'll go with Carson.
  5. Don't tell me it was Judy Garland and someone asked her to sing Over the Rainbow in the toilet?
  6. Lee J. Cobb as Johnny Friendly in *On the Waterfront*. That's easy to come to mind since it's on right now, as I type .
  7. Awnser: Elsa Lanchester in *Bell, Book and Candle*. You've got the spirit of the thing, Lavender, thanks. Clue: She's Mrs. Hamilton in this perennial Christmas Favorite with Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven.
  8. I should have said Florence Bates in *I Remember Mama*. Now, anyone want to name the actress and film in the Norma Shearer movie?
  9. *Answer*: Florence Bates *Clue*: Norma Shearer's wise mother in this Clare Boothe Luce play-come-movie in 1939. Get the idea? Anyone interested?
  10. *Answer*: Anne Revere *Clue*: Matronly author whom Irene Dunne consults to help her daughter's career as a writer. Louella Parson's daughter Hariett produced this film.
  11. This is my favorite part of this site: trivia. It's just a lot of fun. So many original and fun ones here, guys! Most of us know many of the leading actors/actresses. It's the supporting ones that are sometimes challenging. Right now I am concentrating on older women, most of whom inevitably played mothers and the like. Few of these women won awards. Most never played leading roles. Very often they were accomplished English stage actresses before coming to Hollywood in the '30s and '40s. They played the same kind of roles over and over. I can think of a dozen without trying hard, and I'm sure there are many more. I love these women! Here's my trivia game idea. I thought I'd run this idea up the pole and see if anyone here salutes: Briefly describe the character and the movie as the clue. Then, someone name the actress and the movie. I'll give a few examples to see if I can get some brains moving in the direction I'm thinking about. If this proves to be fun for anyone we can next do men of the same age and type. Then, children. Okay, here goes: *Clue*: Bette Davis' tyrannical mother who causes her nervous breakdown *Answer*: Gladys Cooper in *Now, Voyager* *Clue*: Katherine Hepburn's Aunt in this often-remade movie. She pretends to be mean but is kind to her family. *Answer*: Edna May Oliver in *Little Women* 1933 I'll do a couple more in context, to give the idea... *Clue*: Strict but kind mother of 12-year-old Elizabeth Taylor. The role that sent Miss Taylor into stardom.
  12. This is my favorite part of this site: trivia. It's just a lot of fun. So many original and fun ones here, guys! Most of us know many of the leading actors/actresses. It's the supporting ones that are sometimes challenging. Right now I am concentrating on older women, most of whom inevitably played mothers and the like. Few of these women won awards. Most never played leading roles. Very often they were accomplished English stage actresses before coming to Hollywood in the '30s and '40s. They played the same kind of roles over and over. I can think of a dozen without trying hard, and I'm sure there are many more. I love these women! Here's my trivia game idea. I thought I'd run this idea up the pole and see if anyone here salutes: Briefly describe the character and the movie as the clue. Then, someone name the actress and the movie. I'll give a few examples to see if I can get some brains moving in the direction I'm thinking about. If this proves to be fun for anyone we can next do men of the same age and type. Then, children. Okay, here goes: *Clue*: Bette Davis' tyrannical mother who causes her nervous breakdown *Answer*: Gladys Cooper in *Now, Voyager* *Clue*: Katherine Hepburn's Aunt in this often-remade movie. She pretends to be mean but is kind to her family. *Answer*: Edna May Oliver in *Little Women* 1933 I'll do a couple more in context... *Clue*: Famous, matronly author whom Irene Dunne consults to help her daughter's career as a writer.
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