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1. This Academy Award-nominated director of movies such as "Network" and "12 Angry Men" (he never won) died in April from lymphoma at the age of 86.
Martin Scorcese
Sidney Lumet
Clint Eastwood
Robert Altman
2. This actor, who died of pneumonia in June, was a stage and Academy Award-nominated film actor, yet was best known for his Emmy Award-winning TV role as a smart-aleck detective.
Peter Falk
Telly Savalas
James Garner
Tom Selleck
3. This accomplished character actor, who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2004, was once called "the best actor in the world" by Steven Spielberg. He died in January of pancreatic cancer.
Pete Postlethwaite
Paul Giamatti
Ben Kingsley
Peter Coyote
4. This television personality, a contributor of a popular news show for over 30 years, died in November at the ripe old age of 92, less than a month after he left the airwaves for good.
Larry King
Ed Bradley
Walter Kronkite
Andy Rooney
5. This screen legend, who died of congestive heart failure in March at the age of 79, was known for her tumultuous personal life (and numerous marriages) as much as she was known for her long career in Hollywood.
Sophia Loren
Joan Collins
Elizabeth Taylor
Debbie Reynolds
6. This film composer and conductor, who passed away in January, composed the scores for popular movies such as Dances With Wolves and Out of Africa, as well as the scores to 12 James Bond films.
John Williams
John Barry
Hans Zimmer
Henry Mancini
7. This actor, best known for his work in the Police Academy movies, had a career as a professional football player before turning to acting. He passed away in August.
OJ Simpson
George Gaynes
Bubba Smith
Steve Guttenberg
8. RIP James Arness, dead at the age of 88. Arness's primary claim to fame is for his portrayal of this fictional western lawman:
Wyatt Earp
Rooster Cogburn
Matt Dillon
9. Actor Jackie Cooper passed away in May at the age of 88. He had a long career, successfully making the transition from child star to adult actor. All of the following are true about Cooper except for one - which one?
He was cast as editor Perry White in Superman: The Movie because he had a passport, and was able to get to the set quickly after the actor originally cast fell ill
He quit acting for 3 decades after fighting in WWII
He was the youngest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery
10. Character actor Kenneth Mars died in February of pancreatic cancer. In addition to being a stage and screen actor, he was also an accomplished voice actor. He voiced this Disney father:

11. Harry Morgan, who passed away in December at the age of 96, had been in over 100 films in the span of his long career - yet he may have been more well-known for his TV roles. In addition to starring as Officer Bill Gannon in "Dragnet", he had a starring role in which popular TV show?
All in the Family
Charlie's Angels
Three's Company
12. 2011 saw the loss of many musical artists. Which of the following did not pass away this year?
Heavy D
Amy Winehouse
Jani Lane (lead singer of Warrant)
Whitney Houston
13. Another musical artist we lost this year was Clarence Clemons. Although more widely known as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, he also appeared in TV and movies. He had a role as one of the "Three Most Important People in the World" in which movie?
School of Rock
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Wayne's World
The Blues Brothers
14. Which member of the "Jackass" crew did we say goodbye to in 2011?
Bam Margera
Ryan Dunn
Chris Pontius
15. Welsh actor Andy Whitfield sadly lost his battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in September at the age of 39. He had just found mainstream success with his TV role as which historical figure?
King Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
Mark Antony
This Hollywood actress, who died in February, was a sex symbol back in the day. Many of her movie roles included provocative outfits, causing censorship issues with the studios over the display over her cleavage, and she was a popular Pin Up Girl with servicemen in WWII. Who was she?
Jane Russell
Ava Gardner
Joan Fontaine
Jane Wyman
17. This accomplished actor had quite a varied career, playing a young future president, winning an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally challenged man, and finding a new career resurgence after co-starring in a movie series based on a popular comic book hero. Who was he?
Michael Caine
Ned Beatty
Cliff Robertson
Ian McKellen
By way of explanation.....
Cliff Robertson played a young JFK in PT109, won the Oscar for his role in Charly, and found a new generation of fans as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man film series.
18. We have this late screenwriter, director and playwright to thank for penning such classics as West Side Story, Gypsy and The Way We Were. He died in May at the age of 93.
Arthur Laurents
Mel Brooks
Norman Lear
David Mamet
19. This year we bid a final farewell to Sherwood Schwartz, a man who we have to thank for creating TV shows that many of us grew up with and look back on fondly. He was the creator of Gilligan's Island and...which other show?
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Brady Bunch
Hawaii Five-O
20. Actor Farley Granger died in March at the age of 85. Although he appeared in dozens of films, he may be best known for his collaborations with which director?
Alfred Hitchcock
Stanley Kubrick
Billy Wilder
Roman Polanski

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