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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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They all wore trousers before it was widely acceptable for women to do so.

 

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Apparently, Carmen also had a few pairs of shoes.

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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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Hint:  The Katharine Hepburn movie in which she played the type of role that they all have in common is on TCM's schedule for this week as one of the SUTS' movies.

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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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OK, here's one --

 

What do these actors have in common? 

 

- Burgess Meredith

- Barbara Stanwyck

- Walter Matthau

- Dolores del Rio

- James Shigeta

- Hope Lange

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OK, here's one --

 

What do these actors have in common? 

 

- Burgess Meredith

- Barbara Stanwyck

- Walter Matthau

- Dolores del Rio

- James Shigeta

- Hope Lange

 

It's film-related.

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Hint -- It involves a person who was honored in this year's Summer Under the Stars festival.   

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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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well, I know Blackmer, Keith, and Williams all portrayed Teddy Roosevelt...(I don't know who Jake Busey is...but I'll guess he did too)...??

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Yes, Jake is the look-alike son of actor Gary Busey.  Sidney Blackmer portrayed Theodore Roosevelt seven times.

 

Nice work, Shutoo.  You're up next.

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what do these six have in common?

 

Donald Woods

Roland Young

Danny Kaye

Margaret Rutherford

Basil Radford

Alastair Sim

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what do these six have in common?

 

Donald Woods

Roland Young

Danny Kaye

Margaret Rutherford

Basil Radford

Alastair Sim

 

It's professional, not personal...and it's 'seasonal'...

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what do these six have in common?

 

Donald Woods

Roland Young

Danny Kaye

Margaret Rutherford

Basil Radford

Alastair Sim

 

okay..I'll add a couple more that should help:

 

Gene Tierney

Rex Harrison

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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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