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Famous/Infamous Personalities, People & Fictional Characters

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1razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 18, 2014, 12:07pm Top

Last Post:

Tessa Virtue, 2010 Olympic gold medalist , Canadian ice skater, (1987-)

Rule: Post a famous/infamous or fictional name(from novels,movies) in the next post which include with at least a family name(surname), first name(Christian's name), middle names, and refrain from using initials from the previous post. Variations of a name, forename and family name(surname) are acceptable to prolong the game. Join the fun

Add a bit of biological details and achievements/infamous deeds.

2razzamajazz
Mar 30, 2014, 12:31pm Top

Last Post:

Tessa Virtue, 2010 Olympic gold medalist , Canadian ice skater, (1987-)

Rule: Post a famous/infamous or fictional name(from novels,movies) in the next post which include with at least a family name(surname), first name(Christian's name), middle names, and refrain from using initials from the previous post.

Add a bit of biological details and achievements/infamous deeds.

3rolandperkins
Apr 3, 2014, 2:24am Top

Tessa Paul
author of the Animal Trackers series, and many others

4razzamajazz
Apr 3, 2014, 2:38am Top

Paul Williams, American singer,song composer

5rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 3, 2014, 2:48am Top

Paul* of Tarsus, Saint
Jewish religious activist; Pharisee; later Christian evangelist. 20th century writer Aldous Huxley called him "the man who invented Christianity", but I think the Christian churches, much as they admire him, donʻt accept
that designation.

*original name: Saul

6hfglen
Apr 3, 2014, 3:35am Top

Paul Daniels, born Newton Edward Daniels, illusionist.

"You'll like it ... not a lot, but you'll like it

7razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 3, 2014, 5:40am Top

Paul Volcker,

an American economist, (1927-)

8rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 7, 2014, 1:05am Top

John D. Voelker
U. S. novelist; crime and trials writer, esp. with a Michigan setting; also wrote non-fiction, esp. on fishing.
Pen name in his fiction: Robert Traver

9hfglen
Apr 7, 2014, 4:03am Top

Another John Voelcker, secretary and later chairman of the trust fund (now named after him) that publishes the classic Roberts' Birds of South Africa and related books.

10razzamajazz
Apr 8, 2014, 12:16am Top



John Legend, (1978-)

Afro-American singer,songwriter,actor

11rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 8, 2014, 2:16pm Top

John Milton
British 17th century Puritan
poet, political writer. Author of Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes etc.

12hfglen
Edited: Apr 11, 2014, 6:10am Top

Milton Friedman, Nobel-prizewinning economist

13rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 11, 2014, 8:17am Top

Richard Milton Ludwig#
Pennsylvania-born literary historian, bibliographer, World War II veteran; author of Annals of American Literature etc.

#Knew author.

14hfglen
Apr 11, 2014, 8:53am Top

King Ludwig II of Bavaria (Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm), castle-builder and patron of Wagner.

15razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 11, 2014, 9:31am Top

Ludwig van Beethoven,

German classical composer. I loved most of his compositions especially symphonies

16rastaphrog
Apr 11, 2014, 9:55am Top

Ludwig Wittgenstein -- Philosopher

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language

And according to the members of the Philosophy Department at the University of Wallamalloo, he was a beery swine. :p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein

17razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 11, 2014, 11:24am Top


Joseph Stalin - (1878-1953)

late Russian dictator

18hfglen
Apr 11, 2014, 2:35pm Top

/change of language/

Josip Broz Tito (d. 1980), Yugoslavian dictator

19rolandperkins
Apr 11, 2014, 3:15pm Top

change of language:
Josip/Joseph>Yusuf
/
Yusuf, a medieval Moroccan king; in Spanish legend, he intervenes in one of the Cidʻs wars and is defeated and killed in battle by El Cid in El Poema de Mio Cid.

20razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 11, 2014, 8:31pm Top

Joseph Conrad, (1857-1924)

British writer

21rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 12, 2014, 12:25am Top

Joseph Hergesheimer
(1880--1954)
U. S. novelist, short story writer; almost forgotten today, he was very popular 80-90 years ago. Taken pretty seriously, too, I notice from Touchstonesʻs sidebar:
the not-so-forgotten James Branch Cabell wrote an"...Essay in interpretation"
on him.

22fyrfly
Edited: Apr 12, 2014, 12:55am Top

Joseph Campbell

writer and lecturer on mythology and comparative religion

23razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 12, 2014, 1:18am Top

Dan Campbell , (1976- )

former American football player, now coach for Maimi Dolphins

24jldarden
Apr 12, 2014, 2:08am Top

Glenn Campbell, a lineman for the county.

25jbarret
Apr 12, 2014, 2:35am Top

Donald Malcolm Campbell (1921 – 1967), British land and water speed record breaker.

26razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 12, 2014, 3:18am Top

Malcolm McDowell, (1943-)

British actor

27rolandperkins
Apr 12, 2014, 6:40pm Top

Janet Malcolm
wide-ranging writer; author on Psychiatry, Literature, etc.

28jldarden
Apr 12, 2014, 8:43pm Top

Ian Malcolm, Chaos theorist.

29razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 12, 2014, 10:31pm Top

Malcolm Gladwell, (1963-)

Canadian author

30rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 13, 2014, 9:24pm Top

"Malcolm" - - character name in British literature; used by
C. S. Lewis in religious non-fiction, and by George MacDonald in fiction.

31razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 14, 2014, 10:42am Top

Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge, late British journalist,( 1903-1990 )

32rolandperkins
Apr 14, 2014, 4:06pm Top

Debbie Thomas
U. S. figure skater in international tournaments.

33razzamajazz
Apr 14, 2014, 10:45pm Top

Debbie Reynolds , (1932-)

American actress,singer

34rolandperkins
Apr 16, 2014, 3:15am Top

Joshua Reynolds
English 18th century painter, essayist

35razzamajazz
Apr 16, 2014, 3:27am Top

Joshua David Bell , (1967-)

American violonist,conductor

36hfglen
Apr 16, 2014, 6:47am Top

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone

37jbarret
Apr 16, 2014, 6:50am Top

Graham Sutherland, English artist.

38razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 16, 2014, 10:46am Top

Graham Nash,

American singer, ex-member of the group, Crosby, Nash, Stills and Young

Play on: Graham Nash

39jbarret
Apr 16, 2014, 11:01am Top

Paul Nash, British surrealist painter and war artist

40hfglen
Apr 16, 2014, 11:06am Top

Charles Williams Nash, car maker (Nash, Metropolitan, Rambler and others) -- some of us are old enough to remember these!

41jbarret
Apr 16, 2014, 11:22am Top

John Nash, British painter, wood-engraver and illustrator.

42razzamajazz
Apr 16, 2014, 11:22am Top

Tennessee Williams,

late American playwright

43jbarret
Apr 16, 2014, 11:24am Top

Should be playing on # 41

44razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 16, 2014, 11:28am Top

John Wayne, late American actor

45hfglen
Apr 16, 2014, 11:39am Top

John Williams, classical guitarist

46razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 16, 2014, 10:33pm Top

Serena Williams,

American professional tennis player

47rastaphrog
Edited: Apr 18, 2014, 9:39am Top

William Williams, better known as Double Bill and Bbiillll. Fictional character first appearing in Spider Robinson's Callahan's Key.

Edited to correct title

48razzamajazz
Apr 17, 2014, 8:26am Top

Venus Williams, American professional tennis player

a sister of Serena Williams, also a tennis player

49hfglen
Apr 17, 2014, 8:52am Top

Saartjie (or Sarah) Baartman , the Hottentot Venus

50rolandperkins
Apr 18, 2014, 2:50am Top

Venus aka Aphrodite
Greek goddess of love; in Vergilʻs Aeneid she is the mother of Aeneas. This, and
most of the Roman references to the
goddess called "Venus" in Latin are from Greek stories about Aphrodite.

51jbarret
Apr 18, 2014, 6:34am Top

Venus Smith, an early associate of John Steed in The Avengers (TV series)

52razzamajazz
Apr 18, 2014, 9:05am Top

Bessie Smith , late American singer

53rastaphrog
Apr 18, 2014, 9:47am Top

54razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 18, 2014, 10:14am Top


//smith//

Michael W Smith (1957-)

American christian musician,singer

55fyrfly
Apr 18, 2014, 10:17am Top

Horace Smith

gunsmith, inventor

1/2 of Smith and Wesson

56razzamajazz
Apr 18, 2014, 10:25am Top

Horatio Caine ,

a fictional detective from the American TV series, C S I Miami

Note: Horatio is one of the many variations of Horace

57razzamajazz
Edited: Apr 18, 2014, 11:27am Top

Shifted to Group: Playing games and puzzles

See

http://www.librarything.com/topic/172907

58razzamajazz
Apr 18, 2014, 11:27am Top



Closed

59jbarret
Apr 18, 2014, 12:23pm Top

Why?

60rastaphrog
Apr 19, 2014, 2:23am Top

Yeah, why would we want to move a GD topic to another group??

61jbarret
Apr 19, 2014, 3:28am Top

And who gets the option to just 'close' a thread?

62hfglen
Apr 19, 2014, 3:41am Top

>59 jbarret: >60 rastaphrog: >61 jbarret: Of course we do have the option to start our own GD names game, regardless of what razzamajazz does. Maybe we should start afresh, possibly without him.

63jbarret
Apr 19, 2014, 7:04am Top

From #56

Horatio Walpole, (also known as Horace), English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician.

64fyrfly
Apr 19, 2014, 12:53pm Top

Horace Greeley

newspaper editor, reformer, abolitionist, founded the New York Tribune, politician, author, etc.

65rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 5, 2016, 11:29pm Top

Horace*
Roman poet, early Augustan age (d. 8 B.C.); author of "Odes", "Epodes", "Epistles" and "Satires"
Roman name: Quintus Horatius Flaccus

*Horace"; also the name of a French drama by Pierre Corneille; the "Horace" referred to is not the poet, but a legendary Roman hero.

66fyrfly
Apr 19, 2014, 7:27pm Top

Horatio Alger, Jr.

author of many juvenile novels that are really all the same

67rolandperkins
Apr 19, 2014, 7:44pm Top

Horatio Hale
U.S. historian, proto-anthropologist; expert on the Iroquois and the real* Hiawatha.

*The real Hiawatha was an Iroquois, whereas
the Longfellowian "Hiawatha", loosely based on him, was an Ojibway.

68fyrfly
Apr 19, 2014, 9:43pm Top

Nathan Hale

hero of the American Revolution; executed for spying when discovered with intelligence inside enemy lines

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

69rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 27, 2014, 3:37pm Top

"Abner Hale"
an anti-hero in James Michenerʻs Hawaii;
he may be loosely based on real life missionary Hiram Bingham

70fyrfly
Apr 19, 2014, 10:15pm Top

Li'l Abner Yokum

comic strip star

71jbarret
Edited: Apr 21, 2014, 4:34pm Top

Abner Doubleday, United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War

72rolandperkins
Apr 21, 2014, 5:52pm Top

Richard B. Doubleday
author on Books about Books

73jbarret
Edited: Apr 24, 2014, 6:08am Top

Richard Rodgers, American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals.

74rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 28, 2014, 6:57pm Top

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75rolandperkins
May 8, 2014, 10:50pm Top

< > > > >

76razzamajazz
May 9, 2014, 5:28am Top

Closed

77rolandperkins
Jun 30, 2014, 9:18am Top

Playing on 73

// Richard //

Richard II# aka "Richard of Bordeaux"*
Anglo-Norman monarch who was deposed in a Peasant Revolution, 14th c.

# author William Shakespeareʻs name for him;
*author Josephine Teyʻs name for him

78fyrfly
Edited: Jun 30, 2014, 9:44am Top

Richard Cory
A respected gentleman who can no longer cope

title and subject of:
- a poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson
- a song by Simon & Garfunkel



79hfglen
Jun 30, 2014, 11:42am Top

Sir George Edward Cory, founder of the Cory Library at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

80rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 30, 2014, 7:31pm Top

// Rhodes //

Claude Emmanuel Pastoret
French 18th-19th century Enlightenment
writer; expert on non-Christian, non-Buddhist
religions and philosophies, and, oddly
on the island of Rhodes

81razzamajazz
Edited: Jun 30, 2014, 10:24pm Top

The forename, Christian's name and middle names or any other names are supposed to be used in the game, and not any other proper names.

Your entry is really not valid.

Sir George Edward Cory >>>

Maria Corazon Sumulong " Cory " Cojuangco Aquino better known as

Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, 1933-2009 ,nicknamed Cory Aquino

11th President of the Phililippines, first woman president

82rolandperkins
Jul 1, 2014, 1:30am Top

// "Cory" //

Donald Webster Cory
pen name of Edward Sagarin mid 20th c. writer, social psychologist

83razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 1, 2014, 9:23am Top

//donald//

Donald Rumsfeld,

former US Defence Secretary under The Bush Administration.

84rolandperkins
Jul 1, 2014, 3:37pm Top

85razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 9, 2014, 10:37pm Top

Donald Sutherland , a veteran American actor,
father of actor, Keifer Sutherland

87razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 10, 2014, 7:32pm Top

Herbert Anderson,

a fictional character of an animated series, Family Guy

88rolandperkins
Jul 10, 2014, 11:16pm Top

Frank Herbert
author of The Dosadi Experiment, Whipping Star, the Dune series, and many others.

89razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 11, 2014, 1:26am Top

Frankie Avalon , 1940- , American singer, actor

90rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 11, 2014, 5:02pm Top

"Frankie" heroine of the folk-song "Frankie and Johnny"*

*Collectors: Carl Sandburg et al.

91razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 11, 2014, 11:17pm Top

Frankie Valli,

a member of the singing group, The Four Seasons

92hfglen
Jul 12, 2014, 5:45am Top

Mohammed Valli Moosa, sometime South African Minister of Tourism

93razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 12, 2014, 8:35am Top

Mohammed Ali ,1942- real name,Cassius Marcellus Clay,American

former World Champion heavyweight boxer

94rolandperkins
Jul 13, 2014, 2:57am Top

Caius Cassius Longinus
Roman ultra-conservative politician; 1st c. B. C.; one of 20 or so who assassinated Julius Caesar; character in Shakespeareʻs Julius Caesar; in the classic 1953 film version he was played by John Gielgud

95razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 13, 2014, 9:20am Top


Cassius Dio , a Roman senator of Greek,author

(164-235 )

96razzamajazz
Jul 26, 2014, 1:02am Top

>>>

97rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 27, 2014, 12:51am Top

Johnny Dio
convicted U. S. crime figure, 1950s--1970s. Said to be loosely modeled on him
is the character "Johnny Friendly", played by Lee J.Cobb in the classic film
On the Waterfront

original name: Giovanni Dioguardi Lucchese;

aka John Dioguardi

98razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 27, 2014, 12:02am Top

Johnny Depp , American actor

99rastaphrog
Jul 27, 2014, 8:39am Top

Johnny Five ... robot who wants "MORE INPUT!" in the movie "Short Circuit"

100fyrfly
Edited: Jul 27, 2014, 11:28am Top

Johnny Winter (Feb 23, 1944 - July 16, 2014)
A Master blues guitarist
multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer
recently died while on tour
RIP, Johnny

101hfglen
Jul 27, 2014, 2:53pm Top

John Winter or Wynter, captain of the Elizabeth, companion to Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind in the Pacific, first recorded user of Winter's Bark (Drimys winteri) to treat scurvy.

102rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 27, 2014, 3:16pm Top

Carl Winter
(1906 (?)--1991)
editor, political leader; as Michigan state chairman of
the Communist
Party U. S. A., he was imprisoned early
in the Cold War era.

103hfglen
Jul 27, 2014, 4:01pm Top

Carl Sandburg, American poet

104fyrfly
Jul 27, 2014, 4:29pm Top

Carl Kasell
former newscaster on National Public Radio

105rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 27, 2014, 5:58pm Top

Carl Erskine
star NL pitcher, 1940s--50s;
author of "Carl Erskines Tales from the Dodgers Dugout".

106razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 27, 2014, 10:19pm Top

Carl Perkins,(1932-1998),

late American country guitarist,singer,songwriter

107rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 24, 7:24pm Top

ʻUmi Perkins*
Hawaiʻi Political Science scholar; author of Moolelo: a Hawaiian History

*(son of Leialoha A. Perkins (screen name: Leialoha)
and Roland F. Perkins; nephew of Peter Apo).

108razzamajazz
Jul 28, 2014, 9:42am Top

Anthony Perkins , (1932-1992),

late American actor and singer

109rolandperkins
Jul 28, 2014, 6:10pm Top

John Anthony
Radio personality adviser, 1930s--40s; proto-reality show
host on radio.

Stage name: "Mister Anthony"

110Esta1923
Jul 28, 2014, 6:50pm Top

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, hero of a song!
"...his name is my name too: whenever we go out the people they all shout John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, da da da dada!!"

111rolandperkins
Jul 28, 2014, 7:43pm Top

Jacob Perkins
(ca. 1818 -- ca. 1863)
father of Three Years a Soldier author George Perkins; great-great grandfather of LT member
rolandperkins.

112razzamajazz
Edited: Jul 28, 2014, 10:54pm Top

//Jacob//

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, (1785-1863), famous children's fairy tales story writer, one of the two brothers, Brother Grimm

Jacob sometimes spelt as Jakob, variant - German?,

113rolandperkins
Jul 29, 2014, 5:48pm Top

Carl Perkins (D, KY)*
Appalachian congressman
(not to be confused with #106;
they were both great in their own way.)

*no relation.

114razzamajazz
Jul 30, 2014, 3:25am Top



Carl Lewis, former track and field American champion

115rolandperkins
Jul 30, 2014, 12:28pm Top

Sinclair Lewis
Nobel Prize winning U. S. novelist

116bonzoi
Jul 31, 2014, 6:38am Top

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What rubbish u guys read.

117hfglen
Jul 31, 2014, 10:25am Top

Meriwether Lewis, leader of a major exploring expedition, together with William Clark, across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific and back.

118rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 31, 2014, 4:22pm Top

Wendell Lewis Willkie
Indiana business exec, WW I veteran; former Democrat who became the GOP candidate for president in 1940; losing to Franklin D. Roosevelt, he later
became a valued WW II ally of FDR; already rejected by the Republicans,
as a 1944 candidate, Willkie died in 1944.
Author of One World

119hfglen
Jul 31, 2014, 3:53pm Top

W. Howe Wilkie, founder of Wilkie's (later Boswell-Wilkie) Circus: part of growing up if you did so when and where I did!

120rolandperkins
Jul 31, 2014, 4:25pm Top

// Howe //

Henry F. Howe
New England non-fiction writer;
author of Salt Rivers of the Massachuseets
Shore

121rolandperkins
Aug 26, 2014, 8:32pm Top

> > > > >

122Maddz
Aug 27, 2014, 8:49am Top

123hfglen
Aug 27, 2014, 9:02am Top

Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Drakenstein, 17th-century VIP in the VOC government of the Dutch East Indies; author of Hortus Malabaricus, an important pre-Linnean account of the plants of southern India and Indonesia, commemorated in the sea-bean Entada rheedii.

124rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 27, 2014, 3:48pm Top

Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Dutch-American historian, 1st half of 20th c.

125hfglen
Aug 27, 2014, 3:59pm Top

Hendrik Swllengrebel, only Dutch governor of the Cape to have been born in the Colony. Together with his wife, Helena Wilhelmina ten Damme, commemorated in the name of the pretty town of Swellendam.

(Roland, you will note that I managed with this couple to play on both given names of your Personality :) )

126razzamajazz
Edited: Aug 31, 2014, 3:56am Top

Hendrik Meurkens,

German jazz harmonica player,
recording artist,composer,still living

127rolandperkins
Sep 5, 2014, 9:29am Top

Hendrik Ruitenbeek
author on psychoanalysis; translator of Freud.

128rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 12, 2014, 6:33pm Top

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129razzamajazz
Edited: Sep 12, 2014, 10:26pm Top



Hendrik Purienne, (1977-) South African photographer,filmmaker

130rolandperkins
Edited: Oct 8, 2014, 2:33am Top

Changing 130 to something possibly easier to play on:
/
Hendrik Hart
author on conservative religion and philosophy

131varielle
Feb 5, 2015, 3:27pm Top

Bret Hart retired Canadian wrestler

132rolandperkins
Feb 5, 2015, 3:45pm Top

Hart Crane
U. S. poet, 1920s--30s

133rolandperkins
Mar 13, 2015, 2:17am Top

> > > > >

134varielle
Mar 13, 2015, 11:19am Top

136rolandperkins
Mar 13, 2015, 1:58pm Top

Leslie Stephen
British essayist, litterateur; father
of famed novelist VIrginia Woolf

137varielle
Mar 13, 2015, 2:01pm Top

Sorry, I can't keep my games straight.

Leslie Howard of Gone with the Wind fame.

138rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 13, 2015, 7:11pm Top

Howard Gotlieb*
Special Collections Librarian
1960s--90s, Boston University

*Knew author

139jldarden
Mar 13, 2015, 11:08pm Top

Howard the Duck
Comic book character and cult movie icon.

140varielle
Mar 14, 2015, 9:31am Top

141rolandperkins
Mar 16, 2015, 10:20pm Top

Atley Donald
old time New York Yankees pitcher;
he was in the starting rotation of a
World Champion or three.

142varielle
Mar 20, 2015, 3:43pm Top

The Donald -- Donald Trump

143rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 20, 2015, 6:50pm Top

"Mac Donald of the Isles"

English name of a
15th c. Scottish warlord; I heard
a folksinger, in the 1970s, compare
Macʻs pro-war rationale to that
of the U. S.
Government
in the Vietnam War.

144varielle
Mar 21, 2015, 12:01pm Top

Old MacDonald

145rolandperkins
Mar 21, 2015, 5:30pm Top

Old MacDonald had a Farm
- - book title used by at
least 30 authors

146varielle
Mar 22, 2015, 1:28pm Top

Gary Oldman

147rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 24, 2015, 8:08pm Top

Gary Moore
comic, m.c.; longtime radio/TV
partner of Jimmy Durante.
1940s--50s.

148varielle
Mar 25, 2015, 2:09pm Top

Michael Moore

149rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 26, 2015, 1:18am Top

150varielle
Mar 26, 2015, 12:47pm Top

John Crichton, FarScape character played by Ben Browder

151rolandperkins
Mar 27, 2015, 4:16pm Top

Earl Browder 1891--1973
head of U. S. Communist Party,
1930s--40s

152varielle
Mar 27, 2015, 5:30pm Top

153fyrfly
Mar 27, 2015, 6:40pm Top

Earl Scruggs

musician, bluegrass master of Scruggs Style banjo picking

154rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 29, 2015, 3:24pm Top

Earl Johnson

Boston Red Sox pitcher, 1940s;
veteran of the World War II Battle
of the Bulge.

155varielle
Apr 13, 2015, 11:26am Top

Robert Johnson blues man

156hfglen
Apr 13, 2015, 12:05pm Top

Robert Mugabe

jawellnofine

157rolandperkins
Apr 13, 2015, 2:42pm Top

Henry M. Robert III
original author of the famous
"Robertʻs Rules of Order"

158fyrfly
Edited: Apr 13, 2015, 5:01pm Top

John Henry
a steel drivin' man or
a phenomenal TB race horse
83 Starts, 39 Wins, 15 Places, 9 Shows
Horse Of The Year, 1981 & 1984.
Champion Turf Horse, 1981, 1983, 1984.
Champion Older Horse, 1981.
Hall Of Fame inductee, 1990.

159varielle
Apr 14, 2015, 8:11am Top

Henry Clay old time politician

160rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 17, 2015, 7:41pm Top

Lucius De Bignon Clay, 1879--1978
U. S. general; writer; author of
Decision in Germany, "USAF Operations
in Laos. . ."

161hfglen
Apr 18, 2015, 5:54am Top

Lucius Malfoy, or have I been (re-)reading too much Harry Potter lately?

162varielle
Apr 18, 2015, 11:30am Top

163hfglen
Apr 18, 2015, 3:21pm Top

And the other one I'd been thinking of,

Lucius Beebe, railway historian, who wrote a column in Gourmet magazine as well.

164rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 20, 2015, 1:18am Top

Lucius Sergius* Catilina
Roman conservative rebel, 1st c. B.C.;
his movement was crushed by consul Cicero;
he is the hero of an early Ibsen drama; also the
(anti?)-hero of a Ben Jonson drama

*o k to play on variations of these names
in not-Latin, non-English languages,
e.g. Luke, Sergio, Sergei, etc.

165rolandperkins
May 5, 2015, 8:39pm Top

<>>>>

166varielle
May 7, 2015, 8:11am Top

Pope Sergius III

167rolandperkins
May 8, 2015, 12:49am Top

Alexander Pope
British 18th c. poet

168varielle
May 8, 2015, 8:28am Top

169rastaphrog
May 8, 2015, 9:51am Top

Alexander Constantin Watzke, Jr., believed by some to be the Alexander refered to in the Irving Berlin song "Alexanders Ragtime Band"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander%27s_Ragtime_Band

170rolandperkins
May 8, 2015, 6:10pm Top

Mary Adelaide Alexander Perkins*
unpublished (?) early 20th c. poet

*rolandperkins ʻs paternal grandmother

171rastaphrog
May 8, 2015, 10:11pm Top

Mary Callahan Finn -- fictional character from Spider Robinsons Callahan's Saloon books.

172rolandperkins
Edited: May 8, 2015, 11:38pm Top

// Mary //

Alone of all her Sex: the Myth and Cult
of the Virgin Mary
by Marina Warner

173varielle
May 9, 2015, 10:25am Top

174rolandperkins
May 9, 2015, 4:54pm Top

Charles Stuart Parnell
Irish politician; lived 1846--1891;
he struggled for Irish Home Rule,
and became known as the
"Uncrowned King of Ireland"

175varielle
May 9, 2015, 5:57pm Top

176rolandperkins
May 9, 2015, 10:16pm Top

Gates Brown
old time Detroit Tigers
player; for some years he
was famed as a pinch hitter.

177varielle
Edited: May 10, 2015, 2:19pm Top

178rolandperkins
May 10, 2015, 2:24pm Top

John Brown

U.S. anti-slavery activist,
executed in 1859.

179varielle
May 10, 2015, 3:18pm Top

180rolandperkins
May 10, 2015, 6:59pm Top

Samuel Doe
Liberian Army sergeant who
became a dictator

181varielle
May 11, 2015, 8:24am Top

182rastaphrog
May 11, 2015, 8:34am Top

Raymond J. Johnson, Jr. a character created by comedian Bill Saluga, who would do a bit that could be annoying or funny depending on your mood or how many times you've heard it recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoYsfbq3vMc

183varielle
May 11, 2015, 8:56am Top

184rolandperkins
May 11, 2015, 7:32pm Top

Spurgeon "Spud" Chandler
New York Yankees pitcher of
the 1930s--40s who long held
the record for best W-L
percentage in a single season

185varielle
May 12, 2015, 8:14am Top

Chandler Bing character from Friends

186rolandperkins
May 12, 2015, 8:58am Top

Harry "Bing" Crosby
singer, actor, 1930s--60s

187fyrfly
May 12, 2015, 9:26am Top

David Crosby
musician

188rolandperkins
Edited: May 12, 2015, 2:47pm Top

David Lloyd George
Welsh statesman; the UKʻs
last Liberal Party prime minister;
author of War Memoirs

189fyrfly
May 12, 2015, 3:32pm Top

Lowell George
musician, best known for Little Feat

190rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 11, 1:54pm Top

Robert Lowell* (1917-1977)
U. S. poet
F
*Met author. full name: Robert Traill Spence Lowell

191varielle
May 13, 2015, 9:57am Top

192hfglen
May 13, 2015, 2:27pm Top

Lee Kuan Yiew (spelling?)
Late of Singapore

193rolandperkins
May 13, 2015, 2:43pm Top

Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee
U. S. Revolutionary War general;
father of 191.

194varielle
May 13, 2015, 5:10pm Top

Henry Gibson laugh in comedian

195rolandperkins
Edited: May 13, 2015, 6:47pm Top

Virginia Gibson

film actress, 1940s--50s

196varielle
May 14, 2015, 12:55pm Top

197rolandperkins
Edited: May 14, 2015, 6:30pm Top

John Madden
famed football coach, NFL;

also the name of a
mystery series by
Rennie Airth

198fyrfly
Edited: May 14, 2015, 10:47pm Top

John "Johnny V" Velazquez
jockey

199rolandperkins
May 14, 2015, 11:12pm Top

Johnny Berardino

ML infielder, 1940s; later
TV actor

200fyrfly
May 15, 2015, 8:22am Top

John "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne

General Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga is considered the turning point of the American Revolution.

201KarinShah
May 15, 2015, 8:23am Top

There is. O re-reading too much Harry Potter! Except for the desperate craving for more after closing Deathly Hallows.😢

202KarinShah
May 15, 2015, 8:36am Top

Newbie mistake. Didn't realize reply would post at the end of thread, and delete not working. As per game rules:

John Carter of Mars Fictional character book and movie

203rolandperkins
Edited: May 15, 2015, 2:10pm Top

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter
38th President of the U. S.

204fyrfly
May 15, 2015, 8:55pm Top

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
boxer
wrongly convicted of murder, eventually released

205rolandperkins
Edited: May 16, 2015, 1:50am Top

Louis D. Rubin, Jr.
historian; author of "Virginia: a
bicentennial History"

206hfglen
May 16, 2015, 3:36am Top

Louis Botha, first prime minister of the Union of South Africa

207rastaphrog
May 16, 2015, 5:54am Top

Louis Prima December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978 was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. His "best known" song is probably his rendition of "I wanna be like you" from the animated version of "The Jungle Book".

208rolandperkins
May 16, 2015, 1:42pm Top

Diane di Prima
author

209rolandperkins
Jul 9, 2015, 1:25pm Top

<>>>>

210jldarden
Jul 10, 2015, 11:08pm Top

Donna, Donna, Oh Prima Donna

211rolandperkins
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212rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 11, 2015, 2:00am Top

author Donna Ball; aka Donna Boyd,
Donna Carlisle, and Rebeckah Flanders

213rolandperkins
Aug 18, 2015, 8:22pm Top

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214rolandperkins
Edited: Nov 22, 2015, 8:55pm Top

Changing #212 to
Joan Sutherland, written up in
The Autobiography of Joan Sutherland: a
Prima Donnaʻs Progress
by Joan Sutherland (1926--2010)

215mysterymax
Nov 23, 2015, 7:30am Top

Joan of Arc
lady warrior

216rolandperkins
Edited: Apr 24, 2017, 2:34pm Top

"Joan of Art"
- - Joan Mondale,
art collector and "2nd Lady"
of the U.S. 1976--1980

217mysterymax
Nov 28, 2015, 8:21am Top

Joan Baez
folksinger

218mrgrooism
Nov 29, 2015, 6:44am Top

Joan Rivers, comedienne

"I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio." — Joan Rivers

219rolandperkins
Dec 16, 2015, 12:22am Top

Mickey Rivers
New York Yankees outfielder,
1970s and 80s

220mrgrooism
Dec 16, 2015, 1:26pm Top

Mickey Dolenz
Singer/Actor, The Monkees

221rolandperkins
Dec 17, 2015, 12:09am Top

Mickey Mouse
U.S. and international animated
comedy character, 1920s--present

222rolandperkins
Feb 5, 2016, 10:56pm Top

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223greendragon9
Mar 8, 2016, 12:54pm Top

Danger Mouse
UK animated comedy character, 1980s and 2015.

224rolandperkins
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225rolandperkins
Mar 8, 2016, 2:44pm Top

Mighty Mouse comic strip character

226rolandperkins
Apr 18, 2016, 1:45pm Top

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227jldarden
Apr 29, 2016, 11:02pm Top

Mouse from the Easy Rawlins mysteries. Well played by Don Cheadle in the film "Devil in a Blue Dress"

228rolandperkins
Apr 30, 2016, 2:38pm Top

The Devil in Massachusetts
-- classic retelling of the Salem witchcraft
cases, by Marion Starkey

229rastaphrog
Apr 30, 2016, 10:10pm Top

Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known as John Wayne

230rolandperkins
Apr 30, 2016, 10:17pm Top

Francis Marion, "the Swamp Fox"
Patriot Carolinian
hero in the American Revolution

231fyrfly
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232greendragon9
May 9, 2016, 8:14am Top

Frances Earnshaw, from the novel Wuthering Heights

233rolandperkins
May 9, 2016, 6:27pm Top

Frances Perkins*
FDRʻs Sec. of Labor, 1930s, and
the first woman to be a presidential cabinet
member.

*said to be a distant cousin of
rolandperkinsʻs father Wallace W.
Perkins

234rolandperkins
May 29, 2016, 5:55pm Top

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235fyrfly
May 29, 2016, 11:30pm Top

Marlin Perkins

zoologist; best known for for the tv show Wild Kingdom

236rolandperkins
May 30, 2016, 1:46pm Top

Maxwell Perkins
famous editor

237rolandperkins
Jul 12, 2016, 2:08pm Top

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238Jim53
Jul 12, 2016, 4:18pm Top

Maxwell Smart, famous secret agent.

239rolandperkins
Jul 14, 2016, 9:40pm Top

Charley Maxwell
old time ML ball player: Detroit Tigers

240Seanie
Jul 23, 2016, 4:15am Top

Charley Chaplin - Silent Film Actor, Icon :)

241Jim53
Jul 23, 2016, 3:51pm Top

Ralph Chaplin, American writer and labor activist

242rolandperkins
Jul 23, 2016, 4:19pm Top

"Ralph Cramden" famous comic TV role
of Jackie Gleason

243Seanie
Jul 29, 2016, 11:05pm Top

I didn't want to go down the Simpsons path but....
Ralph Wiggins

244rolandperkins
Aug 31, 2016, 5:01pm Top

Mary Kawena Wiggin Pukui
Hawaiian scholar, lexicographer

245hfglen
Sep 1, 2016, 3:43am Top

Mary Fitzgerald, aka "Pickhandle Mary", a colourful character in the early history of Johannesburg.

246rastaphrog
Sep 1, 2016, 6:29am Top

Mary Stuart, more commonly known as Mary Queen of Scotts, and whose death was dramatized in the radio programme in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmMD4ij8GHk

247rolandperkins
Sep 2, 2016, 6:51pm Top

Mary Antin novelist

248rolandperkins
Oct 30, 2016, 7:27pm Top

< > > >

249Jim53
Oct 31, 2016, 8:14am Top

David Antin, poet

250rolandperkins
Edited: Nov 8, 2016, 12:40am Top

"The Radical Gypsy David"*
(anti?)-hero of one version
of a folk ballad that goes under many
titles.

*Pete Seeger said that he learned this
song from a garage mechanic in New
York State.

251Maddz
Nov 8, 2016, 2:48am Top

Gypsy Rose Lee, burlesque artiste.

252rolandperkins
Nov 8, 2016, 2:50pm Top

Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee
- - U.S. Patriot officer in Revolutionary
War; father of Robert E. Lee

253hfglen
Nov 8, 2016, 3:37pm Top

Sir Harry Smith, popular governor of the Cape Colony mid-19th century. He is commemorated in the towns of Harrismith and (indirectly) Aliwal North; his wife in Ladismith (Western Cape), Ladysmith (Kwazulu-Natal) and a ridge called Juanasberg.

254rolandperkins
Edited: Nov 21, 2016, 3:48pm Top

Harry S Truman
32nd* President of the U. S.

*Truman insisted that he was the
32nd, not, as in the conventional
count, the 33rd president. (The conventional
count counts Grover Cleveland as
TWO presidents. I agree with Truman.)

255rolandperkins
Jan 31, 2017, 2:56pm Top

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256Jim53
Feb 8, 2017, 8:52am Top

Harry Harrison, author of numerous SF stories, including the Stainless Steel Rat series.

257rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 6, 2017, 10:39pm Top

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258rolandperkins
Edited: May 28, 2017, 1:06am Top

<>>>>

259rolandperkins
Jun 6, 2017, 10:38pm Top

donʻt know why 257 (Harry Hopkins) was
hard to play on, but changing it:

Benjamin Harrison 23rd President of the U. S.
- - the only grandson of a president
(Willian Henry Harrison) to become president

260jldarden
Jun 7, 2017, 6:41pm Top

Benjamin Button, fictional retro-ageist

261rolandperkins
Jun 7, 2017, 8:46pm Top

Benjamin Franklin
- - U. S. statesman, scientist

262cindydavid4
Jun 7, 2017, 10:26pm Top

Franklin Benjamin Pierce, 14th president

263rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 10, 4:58pm Top

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264rolandperkins
Jul 18, 2017, 6:14pm Top

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265rolandperkins
Edited: Aug 27, 2017, 3:32pm Top

changing 263, and playing on 262:

Patricia Pierce, author

266rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 27, 2017, 7:16pm Top

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267rolandperkins
Edited: Mar 31, 5:36pm Top

(Changing 262, 265, though Im not sure if this will be any easier to play on!):

Stan Benjamin old time baseball player,Phiadelphia Phillies

268rolandperkins
May 7, 12:11am Top

Changing 267; playing on 262:

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. Dem. politician, (D, NY), 1950s-60s

269rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 17, 6:56pm Top

FDR Jr. was apparently too hard to play on. Changing it to (from 262) Benjamin Harrison
/

23rd President of the
U.S. He was replaced in 1888 by the Democrat that he had defeated in 1884, Grover Cleveland, the only U.S. president who not only had more than one term, he became, by the conventional count, "more than one president!" Hence Donald Trump is "the 45th president",
though only 43 presidents have been inaugurated before him!

270Jim53
Jun 17, 8:37pm Top

Harrison Barnes, hoopster

271rolandperkins
Edited: Jun 19, 3:26pm Top

William Henry Harrison
Only U.S. president a GRANDson of whom became president; (see 269); U.S. general, War of 1812;
9th president of the U.S. (but he had only a one month presidency.)

272hfglen
Jun 19, 3:39pm Top

William H. Harvey, professor of botany at Trinity College Dublin in the 1860s. Co-wrote the first three volumes of Flora capensis with Otto Wilhelm Sonder, and wrote books on the seaweeds of the southern oceans, that remained the standard works on the subject for well over a century.

273rolandperkins
Jun 19, 3:45pm Top

William H. Taft 26th president of the U. S.; imperialist governor; Supreme Court justice; father of mid-20th century
senator and presidential candidate Robert A. Taft

274Jim53
Edited: Jun 19, 5:19pm Top

Ron Howard, who played Opie Taylor and is now a well-known movie director.

275rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 21, 2:15pm Top

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276rolandperkins
Edited: Jul 21, 2:16pm Top

Changing 275 (though not sure itʻll be easier to play on) to:

Ron Reagan, youngest child of President (1981-1989) Ronald Reagan

277hfglen
Edited: Jul 22, 7:53am Top

L. Ron Hubbard, sf author and founder of scientology.

ETA By the way, he lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for some years. Hidden Johannesburg thells me that the house is architecturally significant, still in the original condition and visitable by the public (by appointment I think).

278rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 10, 5:38pm Top

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279rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 1, 3:33pm Top

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280rolandperkins
Edited: Sep 10, 5:40pm Top

Doesnʻt seem any easier to play on, but Iʻm changing 277 to":

Elbert Hubbard
author of Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, etc.

281Jim53
Sep 10, 9:21pm Top

Elbert Howard, one of the founders of the Black Panthers.

282rolandperkins
Sep 11, 3:19pm Top

Tom Howard radio actor, m.c.; he was still active in his 70s (1940s); most noted show was
"It Pays to be Ignorant"

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