Can You Name These Classic Celebrities?

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Get ready to breathe in that Old Hollywood glamor! The bombshells, heartthrobs, and sports legends within this quiz are enough to make you swoon! Things were just... more classy back then. Are we right? But... how much do you really know about old Hollywood?

You might be able to identify Marilyn Monroe, but what about Frank Sinatra or James Dean? Lights, cameras, action! Can you match these legends to their photos?

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1. This Scottish James Bond has a tattoo reading "Scotland Forever":

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  1. Marcello Mastroianni
  2. Buster Keaton
  3. Sean Connery
  4. Chester Morris
Among the things we love about Sean Connery are these: First, he worked as a milkman. Second, when he was sixteen, he joined the Royal Navy. Permission to swoon granted.
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2. Her family paid a dowry of $2 million when she became Princess of Monaco!

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  1. Grace Kelly
  2. Mae West
  3. Judy Garland
  4. Shirley Temple
It's lucky that Grace Kelly's family could afford to pay her dowry. Her father, a 3-time Olympic gold medalist, was a self-made millionaire!
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3. This Hollywood Golden Age heartthrob's real name was Roy Fitzgerald:

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  1. Al Pacino
  2. Tom Cruise
  3. Rock Hudson
  4. Owen Wilson
Rock Hudson, real name "Roy Fitzgerald", was one of the most popular movie stars of his time, being especially well-known for his leading roles in romantic comedies of the 50s and 60s, like "Pillow Talk" and "Send Me No Flowers". His award-winning career spanned 4 decades!
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4. This British actress is best known for her leading role in "Gone with the Wind".

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  1. Emma Watson
  2. Kate Winslet
  3. Vivien Leigh
  4. Judi Dench
Vivien Leigh was a British stage and film actress who won two Academy Awards for Best Actress: one for her performance as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind" and the other for her role as "Blanche DuBois" in "A Streetcar Named Desire".
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5. Don't forget your ruby shoes, Judy...

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  1. Garfunkle
  2. Garland
  3. Garfield
  4. Green
Garland was in such high demand with the movie industry that she couldn't keep up with the scheduling on her own. The studio provided her with amphetamines. She purportedly took so many that she needed barbiturates to help her sleep.
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6. Did she REALLY have an affair with John F. Kennedy?

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  1. Joan Fontaine
  2. Rosalind Russell
  3. Marilyn Monroe
  4. Lucille Ball
Looking for a nice way to honor Marilyn Monroe? How about making her stuffing recipe next Thanksgiving? The New York Times did in 2010, and gave it the thumbs up!
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7. He was a "Rebel Without a Cause":

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  1. Gary Cooper
  2. James Dean
  3. Anthony Quinn
  4. Douglas Fairbanks
James Dean was a rebel, even in high school. As part of his school's debate team, he apparently made a habit of making up sources. It is easier to win that way, of course.
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8. Regrets, we've had a few... but we've never regretted listening to HIS music:

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  1. Glenn Ford
  2. Anthony Quinn
  3. Peter Lorre
  4. Frank Sinatra
We've all swooned over Frank Sinatra! But his friends in high school didn't. Before he became famous, Sinatra was nicknamed "Scarface". He sure had a lot of pimples!
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9. Hay, there! This actress became known as the "Love Goddess":

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  1. Priscilla Lane
  2. Helen Hayes
  3. Rita Hayworth
  4. Kathryn Grayson
Hayworth, who was the daughter of two professional dancers, was so famous that an atomic bomb was named after her. The bomb was detonated over the Pacific Ocean with her picture taped to it. A dubious honor, to say the least.
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10. You might want to have "breakfast with Tiffany", or with...

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  1. Deborah Kerr
  2. Mary Pickford
  3. Audrey Hepburn
  4. Sophia Loren
We remember her best as a slightly befuddled Holly Golightly, but Audrey Hepburn was a true cosmopolitan. She spoke English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Italian!
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11. This "Philadelphia Story" star was expelled from school for sneaking into the girl's bathroom:

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  1. Sidney Poitier
  2. Quentin Terentino
  3. Carry Grant
  4. Alan Bates
Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach (that's a mouthful)! Grant was born British and didn't become a citizen of the United States until he was 38 years old!
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12. Everyone loves Lucy!

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  1. Lucille Ball
  2. May McAvoy
  3. Colleen Moore
  4. Butterfly McQueen
Lucille Ball was anything but a complacent housewife! In fact, she was the first woman to run a major Hollywood television studio, Desilu Productions.
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13. You could "bet" on her. This bombshell was once the most Oscar-nominated actress of all time:

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  1. Bebe Daniels
  2. Madeleine Carroll
  3. Dolores Costello
  4. Bette Davis
Bette Davis never served in World War II, but she was still a war hero of sorts. Davis founded the Hollywood Canteen. The establishment opened its doors to active-duty soldiers, who went there to mingle and to small talk with movie stars.
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14. Generally considered the first Chinese American movie star in Hollywood, this was...

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  1. Emily Blunt
  2. Mindy Kaling
  3. Lucy Liu
  4. Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong, born Wong Liu Tsong, was the first Chinese American actress to become a Hollywood Golden Age star. Despite her success, however, she was not cast in the leading role of the film adaptation of the Chinese culture novel, "The Good Earth". The part went to a Caucasian actress, Luise Rainer.
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15. This Western movie star is a fan of meditation:

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  1. Clint Eastwood
  2. Ernest Borgnine
  3. George Clooney
  4. Louis Calhern
Clint Eastwood is full of surprises. For one, he once taught swimming to the U.S. Army. For another, he is a big believer in Transcendental Meditation.
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16. Holy Marly! This German-American actress is truly ageless.

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  1. Gladys George
  2. Baby Peggy
  3. Marlene Dietrich
  4. Leatrice Joy
Marlene Dietrich may look perfectly poised in all her photos, but, as she once admitted to the British newspaper The Observer: "If I dressed for myself, I wouldn’t bother at all"!
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17. There ain't nothing like a hound dog -- or the King of Rock and Roll!

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  1. Stevie Nicks
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Willie Nelson
  4. Johnny Cash
Elvis Presley spent a lot of time perfecting his look. How did he turn his sandy blonde hair black? Shoe polish. We wouldn't recommend trying THAT at home!
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18. Who wouldn't want to go "Singin' in the Rain" with him?

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  1. Edward Arnold
  2. James Whitmore
  3. Walter Huston
  4. Gene Kelly
Hollywood heartthrob, Gene Kelly, was both an actor and a politician. Between 1986 – 1988, he was Mayor of Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.
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19. Krazy! This starlet became the symbol of modern American femininity:

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  1. Ginger Rogers
  2. Katherine Hepburn
  3. Barbara Stanwyck
  4. Lillian Gish
Katherine Hepburn was no damsel in distress. She was an avid golfer, swimmer, and tennis player. She was so athletic that she did all of her own movie stunts.
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20. He was at home in the Wild West, but his voice appeared in the original Star Wars!

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  1. Lon Chaney Jr.
  2. James Stewart
  3. John Wayne
  4. Groucho Marx
John Wayne was such a vocal anti-Communist that Joseph Stalin ordered a hit on the movie star and sent two KGB agents to assassinate him, albeit unsuccessfully.
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21. Curly-haired baby superstar:

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  1. Piper Laurie
  2. Bessie Love
  3. Carole Landis
  4. Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple learned to tap dance at Meglin’s Dance Academy, along with Judy Garland! Temple was such a valued asset to Fox Studios that the company gifted her with a bungalow complete with a wall-sized mural of Temple as a fairy princess.
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22. Is that Cleopatra? Or...

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  1. Margaret Dumont
  2. Ellen Drew
  3. Elizabeth Taylor
  4. Laraine Day
It's Elizabeth Taylor, of course! Taylor broke a glass ceiling when she became the first woman to make over $1 million for a single movie.
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23. John Lennon's best friend is a modern-day knight!

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  1. Niel Young
  2. Bruce Springsteen
  3. Paul McCartney
  4. Ozzy Osbourne
McCartney was not only knighted, but he was also made honorary NYPD detective after hosting a charity concert in the aftermath of 9/11. McCartney was on a plane in New York during the attack and witnessed it first hand.
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24. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" wouldn't have been the same without him:

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  1. Paul Newman
  2. Dan Dailey
  3. Jimmy Durante
  4. Hume Cronyn
Paul Newman started acting when he became the court jester in his school’s production of Robin Hood. He must have been a natural, because he didn't get any formal training until he was 26!
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25. Forever associated with a red swimsuit:

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  1. Jennifer Jones
  2. Ann Blyth
  3. Nancy Wilson
  4. Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett styled herself for the photoshoot that made her famous. Fawcett wasn't only a model, she also acted! She was so popular as one of the Charlie's original Angels that when the T.V. show debuted, "Farrah" hit the charts as one of the year's most popular baby names.
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26. "I got you, babe!" They were an all-American rock duo like no other!

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  1. Warren Beatty and Joan Collins
  2. John and Jackie Kennedy
  3. Sonny and Cher
  4. Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda
Sonny and Cher met in 1962 in a coffee shop in Los Angeles. By the early 1970s, they had made it big -- both as a musician couple and as T.V. show hosts. While Sonny's fame died down after the couple split, Cher remained a music and style icon for decades.
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27. We're kinda 'fonda' her!

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  1. Elizabeth Taylor
  2. Jane Fonda
  3. Cate Blanchett
  4. Glenn Close
Jane Fonda, nicknamed "Lady Jane", has been an adamant activist all of her life. In 2001, she donated $12.5 million to Harvard University to establish an interdisciplinary center dedicated to studying the role of gender in education.
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28. He's Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather"!

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  1. Paul Henreid
  2. José Ferrer
  3. John Boles
  4. Marlon Brando
Between Marlon Brando's three wives and numerous affairs, the star fathered between 11 to 17 children! If that's not Godfather-esque, we don't know what is!
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29. JFK:

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  1. Just Freaking Kidding
  2. Jock Fred Kampf
  3. John Forbes Kerry
  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy had so many medical conditions that he had to fake a medical examination to get into the Navy!
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30. Her boots were "made for walking"!

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  1. Diana Ross
  2. Alma Colgan
  3. Brenda Lee
  4. Nancy Sinatra
Nancy Sinatra, the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra, quickly became a legend in her own right, famous both as a 60s style icon and for her pop and rock music hits!
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31. What a "day"! Three cheers for America's Sweetheart:

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  1. Doris Day
  2. Josephine Baker
  3. Patsy Cline
  4. Billie Holiday
Doris Day, famous for her rendition of "Que Sera Sera", rocketed to fame during World War II when her rendition of "Sentimental Journey" became the war's unofficial anthem.
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32. "Here's lookin' at you, kid!" said this New York native in Casablanca:

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  1. Humphrey Bogart
  2. Charles Laughton
  3. Sean Connery
  4. Jason Robards
Humphrey Bogart is not only Hollywood royalty, but he's also part-British royalty! Bogart was a distant relative of Princess Diana. As if that's not cool enough, he was also pals with Frank Sinatra.
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33. Heavyweight boxing legend, born Cassius Marcellus Clay:

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  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Babe Ruth
  3. Pelé
  4. Muhammad Ali
Although Muhammad Ali was a professional boxer, aggression was his profession, not a lifestyle. Ali was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War.
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34. She'll definitely "turn" your head:

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  1. Angela Lansbury
  2. Shelley Winters
  3. Lana Turner
  4. Geena Davis
Lana Turner -- famous for her part in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" -- began her Hollywood career when she played hooky from school and wound up at the "Top Hat Cafe”. The owner of the magazine, "The Hollywood Reporter", also happened to be there that day. The rest is history.
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35. This British fashion icon of the swinging 60s didn't need a last name!

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  1. Ava Gardner
  2. Stevie Nicks
  3. Beyonce
  4. Twiggy
Twiggy, sometimes called the world's first real “supermodel", was so popular that a Barbie doll, a board game, a lunchbox, her own magazine, and of course, false eyelashes were created in her honor.
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36. Otherwise known as Dracula:

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  1. Danny Kaye
  2. Bela Lugosi
  3. Paul Muni
  4. Jeffrey Hunter
Lugosi became so famous for his portrayal of "Dracula" that, at one point, he racked in more fan mail than Clark Gable.
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37. This first lady and style icon was "full of the devil" as a child:

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  1. Marion Davies
  2. Lauren Bacall
  3. Olivia de Havilland
  4. Jackie Kennedy
Jackie Kennedy attended Chapin School in New York City as a girl, where her teachers are said to have reported that she was “full of the devil”. Why? She was often bored because she usually finished her schoolwork before her peers.
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38. She's coming out! This musician was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards!

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  1. Ariana Grande
  2. Diana Ross
  3. Emma Thompson
  4. Judi Dench
Supremes legend, Diana Ross, made a name for herself singing the likes of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Coming Out". Although Ross was nominated for 12 Grammy awards, she didn't receive one until 2012, when she accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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39. Who is this American-family comedy act?

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  1. The Jonas Brothers
  2. The Kardashians
  3. The Marx Brothers
  4. Ben and Casey Affleck
It's the Marx Brothers, of course! Did you know that Groucho Marx served as a guest host on the Tonight Show?
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40. You might be wearing her signature #5 scent!

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  1. Marie Curie
  2. Joan of Arc
  3. Coco Chanel
  4. Brigitte Bardot
Coco Chanel was a bit of a tomboy! Not only did she dare to put on pants (which made traveling by gondola during fashion weeks in Venice easier), but she also made pants fashionable for women!
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41. This "Atticus Finch" also starred along Audrey Hepburn in "Roman Holiday":

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  1. Gregory Peck
  2. Charles Coburn
  3. John Barrymore
  4. Dana Andrews
Gregory Peck is, perhaps, best remembered as Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird". He won an Academy Award for his performance, after all. We might have lost the actor to World War II, had he not been exempted from military service after sustaining a back injury during actor training.
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42. He'd be bound to offer you some Campbell's Tomato Soup:

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  1. Diego Rivera
  2. Marcel Duchamp
  3. Franz Kline
  4. Andrew Warhol
Andy Warhol was at the heart of New York's art scene in the 1960s. His ‘Factory’ studio was consistently buzzing with artists, musicians, drag queens, and porn stars.
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43. Marilyn Monroe idolized her as "Hollywood's Blonde Bombshell":

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  1. Jean Harlow
  2. Jennifer Connelly
  3. Rachel Weisz
  4. Penélope Cruz
Jean Harlow -- or, as people at MGM used to call her -- “The Baby” was not easy to get an autograph from. Harlow's mother signed all of her fan mail.
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44. This silent comedian became famous for playing the "Little Tramp":

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  1. Marlon Brando
  2. Charlie Chaplin
  3. Paul Newman
  4. Henry Ford
Iconic comedian, Charlie Chaplin, spent time in a boarding school for “orphans and destitute children” growing up. He didn't stay poor long. At the height of his career, he was making over $1 million per film! That was a lot of money, especially for the 1920s.
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45. This American actress and singer was the first black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress:

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  1. Dorothy Dandridge
  2. Julie Andrews
  3. Charlize Theron
  4. Halle Berry
Dorothy Dandridge was a theatre actress, dancer, and singer who was nominated for her performance in "Carmen Jones" as the title character. She was also frequently seen performing at the Apollo Theater.
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46. You might recognize this Swede from "Casablanca" or "Murder on the Orient Express":

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  1. Ingrid Bergman
  2. Susan Hayward
  3. Lana Turner
  4. Veronica Lake
Ingrid Bergman towered over her peers in both talent and height! She was 5’10” and often starred with conspicuously shorter male co-leads. The legend never finished formal acting training, having dropped out of Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre School to focus on her career.
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47. She took the last name "Lennon" when she married the legend:

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  1. Carly Simon
  2. Frida Khalo
  3. Lady Gaga
  4. Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono not only married a music legend, she was a musician and artist herself. Ono rocketed to fame during the Vietnam War when she and John Lennon staged a series of "bed-ins" in protest.
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48. She had an affair with Clark Gable, and the two became the "King and Queen of Hollywood":

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  1. Lena Horne
  2. Olivia de Havilland
  3. Virginia Bruce
  4. Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford -- born Lucille LeSueur -- kickstarted her career in 1924 when she signed a contract with MGM for $75 a week. That's the equivalent of over $1,000 today!
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49. This surrealist believed he was a reincarnation of his dead brother!

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  1. Rembrandt
  2. Banksy
  3. Salvador Dalí
  4. Michaelangelo
Salvador Dalí was born 9 months after the death of his brother and was given the same name, "Salvador". Legend has it that his parents led him to believe that he was the reincarnation of his sibling, something that would heavily influence both his surrealist art and belief system.
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50. Who is this? "The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind"...

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  1. Dick Dale
  2. Ray Charles
  3. Bob Dylan
  4. Donovan
Robert Allen Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1962. Why? Maybe to honor poet, Dylan Thomas, or maybe to honor Green Bay Packers legend, Bobby Dan Dillon.
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