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What Do They Have in Common?


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Thanks, Miles.  I had been aware of George in the Love You Didn't Do Right By Me number for years, but I had never noticed him in the Mandy number before.

 

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What do Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Carmen Miranda have in common?

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I hadn't thought of that, Miles, even though it is true.  No, what I'm looking for is something in common they had with a particular role that they played.  After giving it some more thought, you can add Barbara Stanwyck to the list.

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Is it that they've each played a dual role in a film? 

 

Katharine Hepburn - Quality Street

Marlene Dietrich - Witness for the Prosecution

Greta Garbo - Two-Faced Woman

Carmen Miranda - Copacabana

 

(Barbara Stanwyck - The Lady Eve)

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You got it, Azure, although I wouldn't exactly call it playing a dual role, i.e., playing twins.  They were all playing someone who pretends to be someone else.  Actually, Witness for the Prosecution was not the movie I had in mind for Dietrich, although you are not wrong.  I was thinking of The Flame of New Orleans.  

 

Another point that I wanted to make about these roles is that, for the most part, they pretended to be someone else without doing very much at all to alter their appearance.  A perfect example of this would be Barbara Stanwyck in The Lady Eve, convincing Henry Fonda she's a completely different person than the one he had fallen in love with previously and yet looking just the same. 

 

Excellent, Azure.  Your thread.

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Thanks, Star.  Their roles are described by some as "dual roles", but I see your point.  Maybe we can call them "sort-of dual roles".  LOL   I had forgotten about Marlene Dietrich in The Flame of New Orleans.  I haven't seen that film in a long time. 

 

 

I'm a little too tired to think of anything right now, so I'll leave the thread open. 

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They all supported Elvis in the movies.

 

Walter Matthau supported Elvis in my favorite movie starring the king:

King Creole.

 

Yes, that's correct.  Good job!

 

Burgess Meredith -- Stay Away, Joe

Barbara Stanwyck -- Roustabout

Walter Matthau -- King Creole

Dolores del Rio -- Flaming Star

James Shigeta -- Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Hope Lange -- Wild in the Country

 

 

Your turn, Princess.

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They all have a "ghostly" connection. 

 

 

Donald Woods -- 13 Ghosts

Roland Young -- Topper

Danny Kaye -- Wonder Man

Margaret Rutherford -- Blithe Spirit

Basil Radford -- Dead of Night

Alastair Sim -- A Christmas Carol (the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future)

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They all have a "ghostly" connection. 

 

 

Donald Woods -- 13 Ghosts

Roland Young -- Topper

Danny Kaye -- Wonder Man

Margaret Rutherford -- Blithe Spirit

Basil Radford -- Dead of Night

Alastair Sim -- A Christmas Carol (the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future)

 

yes! they all saw ghosts...actually, I added Rex Harrison for the Blithe Spirit clue, and was thinking of Castle in the Air ​for Margaret Rutherford...whatever

 

Your thread, Azure!

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