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1. The late Miguel Ferrer had a long career in Hollywood. He was in Hollywood pretty much from the very beginning - his father was actor Jose Ferrer, and his mother was this actress/singer.
Betty Hutton
Rosemary Clooney
Dinah Shore
Debbie Reynolds
By way of explanation.....
Ferrer (d. January 19) was 61.
2. In addition to get long and successful acting career, Mary Tyler Moore was philanthropic. She was a lifelong animal rights activist, and was the International Chairman of this organization.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
American Cancer Society
Autism Cares Foundation
By way of explanation.....
Moore, who died on January 25 at the age of 80, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in her 30's.
3. This late actor had an acting career that spanned 7 decades. His role in Midnight Express propelled him to stardom, and that was soon followed by an award-winning role in The Elephant Man. He had roles in multiple franchises including Alien, Doctor Who and Harry Potter, and was knighted in 2015 for services to drama. Who was he?
Michael Caine
John Hurt
Malcolm McDowell
Tom Wilkinson
By way of explanation.....
d. January 25
4. This late actor, who co-starred in nearly 100 films and TV shows during his career, frequently collaborated with director James Cameron. He even joined Cameron during a deep sea expedition to the remains of the Titanic. Who was he?
Bill Murray
Bill Paxton
Bill Nighy
Bill Pullman
By way of explanation.....
Paxton, who passed away February 25, was 61.
5. This actor, frustrated with the lack of dramatic acting roles available, tried stand-up comedy instead. He became a popular insult comedian, which led to TV and movie success. Who was he?
Andrew Dice Clay
Rodney Dangerfield
Don Rickles
Jackie Mason
By way of explanation.....
Rickles (d. May 8) was 90 years old at the time of his passing.
6. Erin Moran, whose battle with cancer ended on April 22, was perhaps best known for her role as this TV daughter.
Joanie Cunningham - Happy Days
Laurie Partridge - The Partridge Family
Stephanie Tanner - Full House
Cindy Brady - The Brady Bunch
7. Which of the following was not a movie directed by Jonathan Demme, who lost his battle with cancer on April 26?
Ricki and the Flash
The Silence of the Lambs
G.I. Jane
8. On May 23 we raised our (shaken, not stirred) martini glasses in honor of this actor who portrayed James Bond.
Sean Connery
George Lazenby
Timothy Dalton
Roger Moore
By way of explanation.....
Moore, 89, died after a battle with cancer.
9. This actress broke into Hollywood with her role in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She co-starred/guest starred in such movies and TV shows as Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus and E.R., to name a few. Who was this late actress?
Ellen Barkin
Glenne Headly
Amy Madigan
Mary McDonnell
By way of explanation.....
Headly (d. June 8) was 62.
10. While Adam West had success doing voice work in animated TV series and movies, he is best known for his role as this superhero.
Green Hornet
By way of explanation.....
West, who died of leukemia on June 9, portrayed Batman starting in the 1960's.
11. The late Martin Landau won his sole Academy Award for his supporting role in which film?
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Ed Wood
Tucker: A Man and his Dream
North by Northwest
By way of explanation.....
Landau, who died July 15 at the age of 87, won the Oscar for his role as Bela Lugosi.
12. This pioneer of horror movies, nicknamed "Godfather of the Dead", died on July 16 at the age of 77.
George Romero
John Carpenter
Clive Barker
Wes Craven
13. The late John Heard had a long career in film and television. His most recognizable role - to kids, anyway - may have been the father in this family movie.
Mrs. Doubtfire
Home Alone
A Christmas Story
By way of explanation.....
Heard (d. July 21) played Peter McAllister) in Home Alone and its first sequel.
14. The late Sam Shepard was a successful actor and director, but he was also an accomplished _______.
By way of explanation.....
Shepard (d. July 27) won a Pulitzer and multiple theater awards for his works.
15. The late Jerry Lewis, who died August 20 at the age of 91, was known for his long and varied career. His comedy partnership with Dean Martin was the start of his success in Hollywood. Lewis was also a philanthropist, well known for his involvement with this organization.
Wounded Warrior Project
American Red Cross
Muscular Dystrophy Association
16. Character actor Jay Thomas died August 24 after battling throat cancer. One character he played had a rather unfortunate demise. On which TV show did Eddie LeBec die via zamboni?
Murphy Brown
Night Court
Married With Children
17. The late Harry Dean Stanton had an extensive list of credits to his name - 200, in fact, spanning 7 decades. He co-starred in Cool Hand Luke, Repo Man, and The Green Mile, just to name a few. He scored one of his most memorable TV roles at the age of 80, on this show.
Big Love
The Sopranos
Curb Your Enthusiasm
By way of explanation.....
Stanton (d. September 15 at the age of 91) played the leader of a polygamist sect for the first 3 seasons of Big Love.
18. The late Robert Guillaume had a successful career in television, film and stage. He won 2 Emmys for his role as Benson DuBois in both Soap and its spin-off, Benson. Children, however, may best know him as a character he voiced in this Disney movie.
The Princess and the Frog
The Lion King
Beauty and the Beast
By way of explanation.....
Guillaume (d. October 24) voiced Rafiki the mandrill in The Lion King and its sequels.
19. This woman started her career as a successful singer. She transformed into acting while continuing her music career. One of her most memorable roles was that of an angel on the CBS show "Touched By an Angel". Who was she?
Diana Ross
Bette Midler
Olivia Newton-John
Della Reese
By way of explanation.....
Reese (d. November 19) was 86.
20. Jim Nabors' career in Hollywood took off thanks to his role as this character.
Gomer Pyle
Barney Miller
Barnaby Jones
Perry Mason
By way of explanation.....
Nabors died at the age of 87 on November 30.

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