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GENERAL TRIVIA QUESTION THREAD

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Correct, Jane and Lana couldn't stand each other and the show was Falcon Crest. Their scenes were edited to make it look like they did scenes together. They refused to work together. Your thread star

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While making a musical together, these two stars, both married to others, fell in love and had an affair that nearly ended their careers at the time.  The female star divorced her husband, but the romance with the male star ended when he told her he needed to think about it.

 

Name the stars and the movie they made.  

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Very good guess, Terrence.  According to the IMDb, the relationship ended because Gene's wife would not give him a divorce.  However, in her autobiography, Jane Powell says it ended when he told her he wasn't sure and wanted to go away somewhere to think about it.  She told him where he could go and 2 days later met the man who would become her second husband.  Incidentally, Gene's wife did divorce him a couple of years later and he went on to marry 2 more times. 

 

Your thread, Terrence.

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Good question, Starlit.  After some unhappy marriages, Jane finally met the love of her life, and she and Dick Moore are still together.  It seems to be a real love match.

 

 

Let's try this:  The original female lead in a James Stewart movie quit because she was unhappy with the wardrobe that was selected for her.  Some else was hired and did a great job in the movie.  And she had no problem with the wardrobe.  Name the two actresses and the  movie.

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Lana Turner had been offered the role that ended up being played by Lee Remick in Anatomy of a Murder.  She only wanted to do the part if Jean Louis designed her gowns, despite the fact that they were inappropriate for the part.

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When this actor turned down the male lead in the screen version of a hit Broadway musical, the female star of that musical lost out on recreating her role on screen because, even though she had appeared in a number of movies, she was not considered to be an established screen star.  Instead, the male star of the show got to make the movie because an actress who was very big at the box office accepted the female lead.  Name the movie and, if you can, all 4 performers.

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Starlit, that's a great question, with very good clues.  I think I know the movie in question, but I'm stuck on the name of the actor who turned down the role.  So, I'll leave this open for someone who has all the answers.

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Terrence, if no one comes up with an answer in a day or two, please feel free to jump in with your answer.  After all, part of an answer is better than none.

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Is it The Pajama Game, with the 4 performers being Frank Sinatra (who turned down the role), Janis Paige (who lost the role), Doris Day (who got the role) and John Raitt (who got to re-create his role)?

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Bingo!  That's exactly the right answer.  Your thread, Azure.

 

Thanks, Starlit.  I can't think of anything right now.  Open thread.

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Thanks, Starlit.  I can't think of anything right now.  Open thread.

Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon were first brought together in 1958 by another celebrity. Who was it?

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Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon were first brought together in 1958 by another celebrity. Who was it?

 

Bill Nimmo?

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That's no celebrity. This person was recently discussed on these boards.

 

Nimmo may not be well-known today, but he was pretty well-known back in the 1950s and early 1960s.  He was definitely a celebrity in Cincinnati.  I thought it was him because he recommended Ed McMahon as his replacement on Johnny Carson's game show, Who Do You Trust  (which was the show that first brought McMahon and Carson together). 

 

http://variety.com/2011/scene/news/bill-nimmo-dies-at-93-1118032954/

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Nimmo may not be well-known today, but he was pretty well-known back in the 1950s and early 1960s.  He was definitely a celebrity in Cincinnati.  I thought it was him because he recommended Ed McMahon as his replacement on Johnny Carson's game show, Who Do You Trust  (which was the show that first brought McMahon and Carson together). 

 

http://variety.com/2011/scene/news/bill-nimmo-dies-at-93-1118032954/

He did, but a celebrity brought McMahon to his attention. Who was it?

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He did, but a celebrity brought McMahon to his attention. Who was it?

Hint: This celebrity was a neighbor of Ed McMahon in the Philadelphia area. In his autobiography, McMahon gave this person credit for setting him up with Carson.

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Hint: This celebrity was a neighbor of Ed McMahon in the Philadelphia area. In his autobiography, McMahon gave this person credit for setting him up with Carson.

Hint: I'll give this question a 75.

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Hint: I'll give this question a 75.

Yeah, it's a good beat and you can dance to it. LOL. Must be Dick Clark? Figured it was with that Philly clue (we're old DGF, these youngins don't know this stuff)

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Yeah, it's a good beat and you can dance to it. LOL. Must be Dick Clark? Figured it was with that Philly clue (we're old DGF, these youngins don't know this stuff)

Yes. Clark's producer in NYC worked in the same building where Carson's "Who Do You Trust" was produced. and Clark lived in the same complex in the Philly suburbs as McMahon. Your turn.

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